Ancient Human Metropolis Found in Africa
By Dan Eden:
Condensed by Native Village
[Note from Native Village: This fascinating article is simply
intended to share how interesting and unique our cultures, history
and beliefs can be.]
Who made the metropolis? Why?
that humans have always valued gold. It is even mentioned in
the Bible, describing the Garden of Eden's rivers:
2:11: The name of the first [river] is Pishon; it flows
around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
South Africa, is the largest gold producing area of the
world. It's in the same region as the ancient city.
In fact nearby Johannesburg is also named "Egoli" which means
"The City of Gold."
MINING -- HOW LONG AGO?
suggests that mining took place in southern Africa
during the Old Stone Age.
In the 1970s, archaeologists
began looking for South Africa's ancient mines.
mining areas were discovered in Swaziland and
other sites. Some shafts were up to 50 feet
deep. Stone objects and charcoal remains
date to 5,000, 46,000, and 60,000
B.C. Scientist now believe that mining
was used in Southern Africa after 100,000 B.C.
September 1988, the age of human habitats in
Swaziland and Zululand were determined to be 80,000 to 115,000
Zulu legends tell about the most ancient gold
mines in Monotapa. The mines were worked by "artificially produced flesh and blood
slaves created by the First People." These
slaves "went into
battle with the Ape-Man" when "the great war
star appeared in the sky."
the ancient city was built near our planet's largest
gold supply for a reason. But why would ancient
people work so hard to mine gold? You can't eat it. It's
too soft to use for tools. It isn't really useful except
for ornaments and its physical beauty.
explore the answer we need to look at what was happening
on planet earth in 160,000 to 200,000 years B.C.
were humans like 160,000 years ago?
Modern humans evolved from other,
more primitive, hominids. Scientists do not
understand why this new type of human
suddenly appeared, or how the change
happened. But each human can trace our genes
back a single female. She is called
Mitochondrial Eve most recent common
ancestor for all humans. Every living
person is derived from this one female
individual. Her mitochondrial DNA is
in us all.
Mitochondrial Eve is believed to have lived
between 150,000 to 250,000 years B.C,
probably in the
Tanzania area. Scientists believe she
lived with 4000 - 5000 females who could
also bear children. However, there is no record
of their survival. It
appears that we
are all descendants of this one human
Green: The region in Africa
greatest level of mitochondrial diversity
Light Brown: Where anthropologists
believe the most ancient division in the
human population began to occur.
Brown. The areas where
the ancient metropolis in located. It also
corresponds to the estimated age when the
genetic changes suddenly happened.
history describes the ancient metropolis and its
think our known history begins with the Egyptians. The oldest
dynasties go back some 3200 years BC. But the ancient Sumerian civilization in
today's Iraq is
much older. Many of their
history tablets can be deciphered. We know a lot about their
histories and legends.
Sumerian Legend of the "Great Flood".
The Sumerian legend, Atrahasis,
tells the story of the sudden creation of modern humans by beings from another planet.
Those beings need "slave workers" to help them mine gold on
their extra-planetary expedition.
of "Atrahasisi" (The Origin of Modern Humans)
Page 1: Ancient Human
Human Metropolis Found in Africa
Page 2: The
Dating of the Site
Page 3: Who Made This?
The Legend of "Atrahasisi" (The Origin of Modern Humans)
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