Pyramids In The Pacific

George Rehder

Pyramids In The Pacific  Part 2

The Unwritten History Of Australia

Chapter 5

Sons of fire and Dwellers of darkness. Indians explore the Pacific.

“Sons of the Sea, mighty to save

discoverers of riches, ye Gods with deep

thought who find out wealth”

Hymn 136, 10th book of the Rig Veda.

Chapter 5 Images

Ayres Rock / Uluru Photographed

by Rex Gilroy

After Uru and Sumer, India became the home of one of the world’s most ancient civilisations, with a written history which scholars date back 4,000 years. As previously discussed India’s earliest known civilised society began in the Valley of the Indus River, which lies between Pakistan and north-west India. Now largely arid, in Antiquity it was a jungle and marsh covered region.

Migrating dark-skinned people from the mountainous area of Iran, who had contact with the people of Mesopotamia, entered the region around 4000 BC to establish farming communities which grew into cities. The Indus Valley people made mud bricks with which they constructed better dwellings that resisted the yearly floods. They also developed many other skills in soil cultivation, tanning leather, garment weaving and the manufacturing of pottery and furniture.

By 2000 BC their cities had grown around the coast of the Arabian Sea, extending from the Iranian border eastwards and southwards to the region of modern Bombay, and in a broad area stretching far northwards across the flood plain of the Indus Valley. The people of the Indus civilisation developed well-organised governments and a form of picture writing {yet to be deciphered}.

Their civilisations possessed many Mesopotamia features with an organised religion. They manufactured copper tools and shared the wheeled cart with Mesopotamia, and made Jewellery equal to any elsewhere at the time. These people and their culture are identified as the Harappan Civilisation, 100 sites are known to archaeologists, two of these were large cities–Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Several other sites were large towns, and the rest were small villages. It is estimated that Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro each supported populations of up to 40,000 people with a busy commercial life. Many materials had to be imported, particularly metals.

There nearest source of silver, lead and gold came from Afghanistan, where they also obtained lapis lazuli. Here they also obtained copper, as well as from Rajasthan not far from the Indus Valley. They obtained Jadeite from northern Burma and Tibet, and from Iran {via northern India} and further west, turquoise and tin. They produced bronze tools and weapons and traded with Mesopotamia, especially Ur. Their large single-sailed wooden ships ventured farther afield than often claimed, for there is evidence that Indus crews reached remote lands beyond the Indian Ocean.

Comparisons have been drawn between the Indus and the mysterious script of Easter Island and other similar inscriptions found upon rocks in Brazil and Australia. Their ships returned home with copper, ivory and wood from Oman on the Persian Gulf. But Indus crews must have reached Ceylon {Sri Lanka} and other south-east Asian islands on their way into the Pacific Ocean {as suggested by the Australian rock inscriptions} and vessels sailing between the Indus and south-east Asian ports, might have occasionally been blown off course to find our shores, as were Phoenicians, Egyptians and others throughout the ages.

As the name ‘Uru’ was known throughout the Indian sub-continent and Mesopotamia, the Harappans must already have had knowledge of Australia. The Harappans were worshippers of a horned fertility god that resembled Shiva, one of the most prominent of all Hindu deities, figurines of the gods and goddesses recovered from their ancient settlements show close similarities with those of Hindu deities today; thus the Harappans had an influence upon the Hindu religion.

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Ophir and Sinim Australia in Old and New Testament Literature

“Behold these shall come from far

and lo these from the north and the west

and these from the land of Sinim”

Isiah Chapter 49.: verse 12.

Chapter 6 Images

Pyramid Mound Found

by Rex Gilroy

As I have already argued in Chapters 2 and 3, the spread of the Uruan megalithic culture to the Old World, not only laid the foundation of western civilisation, but with it introduced the earliest religion, in the form of the Earth Mother/Father/Sun-God cult. With these beliefs came the traditions of a “lost paradise”, the land of Uru where the first men and women lived in state of bliss, until natural catastrophes forced many to leave, to eventually arrive in Mesopotamia.

The later, Sumerian civilisation, which I argue, grew from these proto-Ayran people, carried on much of the religious mythology of the earlier megalithic age, preserving those traditions which, once borrowed by the Hebrews, would become the foundation of the Genesis Creation beliefs, and with them the preservation of dim race-memories of the original ‘lost paradise’ in the form of the “Garden of Eden”.

The creation mythology of the first {megalithic} religion, would in course of time, develop variations, but that of the megalithic builders was basically as related in Chapter 2, namely that, the first modern humans {the Solo people} gradually became aware of the movements of the Sun, Moon and other heavenly bodies as well as seasonal climatic changes and this led to a primitive nature-worship.

The Solo people and the Aborigines would have observed how quickly plants grew after rainfall, and in their simplicity they imagined the earth as a female, the great Earth-Mother; frequently fertilised by the rain {ie semen} of a great Sky-Father, to seasonally give birth to all plant, animal and human life. Aware of the importance of sunlight in the cycle of life, the worshippers came to believe that the Earth-Mother and Sky-Father had produced a child, the Sun-God, depicted as a serpent in all ancient cultures.

The Earth-Mother bore her son in a cave in the east, from which he rose up every morning to cross the heavens and ‘die’ in the west each evening, only to “rise from the dead” in the east each morning.

These three deities survive today as the Virgin Mary {of catholic religion}, Jesus Christ {the Sun-God} and ‘God’ {the Sky-Father}Phallic {sex} worship was part of these beliefs as evidenced by the phallic standing stones at megalithic arrangement sites stretching from Australia to Europe. The symbolism survives today in the domes of mosques and the spires and windows of the Christian churches, with symbolic ‘semen’ {Holy water} and various ceremonies ‘borrowed’ from pagan times. In the Adam and Eve and the serpent-first people myth we see yet again the earth-Mother/Sky-Father and their child, the Sun-God depicted as a serpent.

Although the Biblical “Great Flood” had its origins in the form of a flood that covered a wide area of Mesopotamia at least several thousand years ago, those of other ancient peoples worldwide, are race-memories of the closing stages of the last great ice-age, which saw the water from the melting ice-sheets caused the oceans to rise, permanently flooding low-lying landmasses, turning land bridges that once joined continents into island chains.

Our Aboriginal people preserve the oldest myths of these tumultuous events. In one myth a great bullfrog called Tidalik drank up all the water of the world and all animal, human and plant life began to die of thirst. Everyone tried to make Tidalik open his mouth and release the water, but to no avail. Finally, the Curlu performed a very funny dance in front of him which made Tidalik laugh, allowing all the water to escape, flooding the earth, and drowning al animals, plants and aborigines. However, one warrior and his lubra escaped the flood in a canoe, taking with them plants and animals, so that when the waters subsided they were able to re-populate the landscape.

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“Now to all ships the deep is free; The limit of man’s sway expands

New ramparts in their majesty Arise in younger lands.

In the broad world the ancient ways; No longer can our steps confine:

The Indian by Araxes strays, The Persian drinks the Rhine.

An age will come in later years When Ocean’s stream no more shall be

Earth’s boundary, when land appears

Beyond the utmost sea.

New realms before the steersman shall extend:

The world shall be a world without an end.


Seneca, Ist century BC.

Chapter 7 Images

New Zealand Pyramid Mountain

Photo Rex Gilroy

Long before the age of the Pharaohs saw mighty edifices raised along the banks of the Nile, stone-age societies had long relied upon the river for their sustenance, for fish, fowl and other wildlife were in abundance here. Then around 5200 BC, these people abandoned their primitive hunter-gatherer existence, in the wake of the arrival of bands of settlers from the Fertile Crescent.

Principally Sumerians, they bought with them the wheeled cart, livestock, domestic strains of wheat and barley, and the Sumerian system of writing. They influenced irrigation techniques, which led to the diverting of the Nile’s floodwaters into canals and catchments, which aided agriculture, the development of communities and the beginning of trade between them.

From the beginning, the fertile countryside along the Nile was divided naturally into two regions; Upper Egypt, comprising the narrow river valley extending northwards from around Aswan; and Lower Egypt, being the marshy country of the Nile Delta. Then, in the year 3200 BC, there arose a god-king, Menes, founder of the 1st Dynasty, who united Upper and Lower Egypt into a single kingdom. Soon Egyptian merchants were pursuing foreign trade, and despite shifts in lineage occasioned by the absence of heirs, and wars, the nation would rise to become the greatest civilisation of the Old World after Sumer.

Thirty dynasties would come before Egypt fell to Alexander the Great in 332 BC, ushering in the rule of the Ptolemies {332-30 BC}, which was followed in turn by the Roman occupation of 30 BC-395 AD; and the Byzantine rule from 395-638 AD, by which time the glory of the Pharaohs was but a dim memory. In the hope thier remains would last through eternity, the 1st dynasty Pharaohs had large mud brick tombs built for them in the Upper Egyptian town of Abydos, which would become the centre of the Osiris {nature god} cult.

These tombs were called mastabas and contained rooms in which were stacked tomb offerings of food, furniture, tools and weapons for the Pharaohs’ use in the next life…The tombs of the Pharaohs underwent a radical change in the 3rd dynasty, about 2659 BC when King Djoser, founder of the dynasty, commissioned the building of a tomb that would reach the sky. This form of pyramid would be followed by the more familiar straight-sided examples of later Pharaohs. Mummification of the dead began around the beginning of the 4th dynasty about 2600 BC. The embalmers would first remove the dead Pharaohs’ internal organs by an incision in the abdomen, these being placed in a Canopic jar, a vessel filled with natron.

They then dried the body cavity and packed it with resin-soaked linen before preparing the exterior, which might include the applying the face with green paint and placing jewellery and elegant robes on the shrouded corpse. The spread of the Djoser style step pyramid beyond the Nile can be seen in similar stone structures in south-east Asia, Australia and certain West Pacific Islands, always in the vicinity of precious metal deposits and nearby remains of ancient colonisation; which suggests that, Egyptian mining fleets were present hereabouts not long after the development of the Djser step pyramid.

As early as 3000 BC Egyptian vessels had ventured down the African east coast to Somaliland, which they named ‘Punt’ and about 2400 BC they sailed down the west coast to reach this country by rounding the “Horn”, where they found gold. As I have stated elsewhere, the name ‘Punt’ would also be used to describe the mysterious southern continent, also to be known as Kenti-Amenti, the fabled “Land of the Gods”.

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Sacred Aboriginal Tjuringa Stone

The Gympie Pyramid Mystery -Natawah, Pharaoh of Australia?

And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east

that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they

dwelt there. And they said to one another, ‘Go to, let

us make brick and burn them thoroughly’. And they

had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And

they said, ‘Go to, let us build a city and a tower, whose

top may reach unto the heaven; and let us make a name,

lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the

whole earth’.

Genesis, 11; V2-4

Chapter 8 Images

The Remains of The Gympie Pyramid

Found by Rex Gilroy

Pyramids have always had a mystical hold on the mind of man. Why is this so? What is it about the pyramids that capture our imagination? They are to found from the desert sands of Egypt to the jungles of New Guinea and Australia, certain west Pacific Islands and Central America.

It puzzles me why worldwide attention seems permanently focussed upon the geometric dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and those of the old Amerindian civilisations, while those of the Australian-west Pacific region continue to attract little or no attention from conservative archaeology, both here and overseas.

It is because they are an embarrassing enigma, demonstrating that the earth was explored and mapped thousands of years before the age of Magellan or Cook? The most enigmatic of these relics stands outside the town of Gympie, in south-eastern Queensland. The “Gympie Pyramid” was more than just a ceremonial gathering-place and the centrepiece of probably the most important middle-east mining colony ever established in Australia.

It is also possibly, the resting place of an Australian God-King, powerful enough to dispatch countless mineral-seeking expeditions deep into the Australian interior, or fleets of ships into the Pacific, to establish other colonies in far-flung locations around this continent, and on widely scattered islands beyond the horizon. Gympie came to prominence in 1867, when James Nash scooped up nuggets from a dry creek bed, quickly turning the district into Queensland’s most famous goldfield.

By 1909 fifty-one companies were mining gold around the area. Following the arrival of the settlers in the Gympie district in the 1840’s and 50’s, farmers began turning up some remarkable finds; mystery rock inscriptions, ancient tools of copper and bronze pottery of ancient middle-east origin.

Inscribed Slab

Ancient Ladle

Astronomical Inscription

Enough too suggest to many inhabitants, that the British colonists were not the first people to settle this district. The region is also rich in copper and tin, as well as jasper, agate and other gemstones. Prospectors exploring the nearby forest-covered mountains and gullies made some startling discoveries in the years following James Nash’s gold strike.

Remains of ancient open-cut gold and copper mining operations were uncovered outside Gympie and also the Murgon district further west. Large basalt adzes were found beside quartz reefs where they had been used to pound away at the gold-bearing quartz. At these sites were sometimes found various implements of copper and bronze, later identified as being of ancient middle-east origin.

Somewhere in these jungle covered hills a pre-European water-race built of massive stone blocks was discovered, but the location is now lost. These finds had long since passed into local folklore when, in 1966, farmer Dal.K.Berry {since deceased} ploughing his field one day unearthed the fragmented remains of a crude ironstone idol.

Gympie Ape IdolSecond Ape IdolCarved Head

After cementing it together, he found it to be in the form of a 72cm high by 120cm round squatting ape. he also found that he had torn up sandstone blocks which had formed abase upon which the idol had stood. The idol thereafter remained stored away In Dal berry’s shed, until one day in 1975, he read a newspaper article concerning my theories of ancient culture-contacts with Australia. He subsequently wrote to me at our Katoomba, NSW home.

After making the trip to Gympie in October, 1975, Heather and I soon discovered the idol closely resembled middle east examples of the Egyptian god Thoth {inventor of writing} in ape form. Carved between the legs was the papyrus flower symbol, denoting Thoth as the god of writing and knowledge. Thoth was depicted as an ape prior to around 1000 BC, when he became an Ibis-headed, human-bodied entity, who recorded the judgement of the dead in Amenti, the afterworld.

The number of relics, rock inscriptions and traces of extensive ancient gold, copper and tin mining, hereabouts, convinced me that the district had once been the site of an ancient middle-east mining colony.

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Aerial View Of Gympie Pyramid

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