Pyramids In The Pacific III

George Rehder

Pyramids In The Pacific III

The Unwritten History Of Australia

Chapter 9


“The Colony of Ham” Ancient Miners of Toowoomba

O Tyre, you have said

‘I am perfect in beauty’

Your borders are in the heart of the seas…

Persia and Lud and Put were in your army

as your men of war…

Tarshish trafficked with you because of

your great wealth of every kind;

silver, iron, tin and lead they exchanged for

your wares…

You were in Eden, the garden of God;

every precious stone was your covering

Ezekiel 27: 3-4, 10, 12; 28:13.


Canaanite-Phoenician Inscription

Found by Rex Gilroy

Down the coast from Tin Can Bay lies Brisbane. Here the river of that name flows inland from the coast to the turn northward near Ipswich. North of Ipswich it branches off to become Bremer River to flow through Plainlands, Lowood and Gatton about 80 km from Ipswich.

Until the coming of the railway in the 1870’s bought faster transportation of goods to the city, steamers made regular trips up the Brisbane River to Ipswich, to collect ore from the mines and farm produce from Toowoomba and the Darling Downs beyond. The Toowoomba district, besides gold, silver and lead is rich in tin and gemstones such as Olivine crystals, sapphires, garnets, zircons, agate and jasper.

There are also numerous signs that the district was mined in antiquity.

Traces of open-cut tin mining occur around Toowoomba and Phoenician rock inscriptions have been found in the vicinity of remnants of ancient shrines at Lowood, while other inscribed stones have been recovered around the former shoreline of an extinct lake system once fed by the Bremer River at Plainlands and which probably drained away about the same time as the Tin Can Bay/Gympie/Murgon harbour.

I postulate that an expedition of middle-east miners, principally Phoenicians, and probably from the Gympie colony found the mouth of the Brisbane River, and sailed inland as far as the present site of Lowood, where a field search turned up gemstones, gold and tin.

They would also have been attracted to the area by the rich supply of good timber needed for ship repairs, and the fertile soil ideal for crop growing. Once word of the new discovery reached Gympie other colonists would have been dispatched, and soon miming communities were established at Plainlands, Lowood and Toowoomba.

In 1993 I learnt that a Toowoomba farmer had on his property, discovered a large sandstone ‘pillar’ bearing a strange relief carving. When Heather {my wife and fellow researcher} and I were shown the relic in August that year, I recognised that the carving was actually two-a serpent and a egg beneath. The Serpent and Egg was symbolic of the birth of the Sun from the Cosmic Egg and a sun worship symbol of the ancient middle-east peoples. The Serpent also stood for the Sun-God as the bringer of life on Earth.

The Egg being the Cosmic Egg laid by the Serpent, who also represented the waters; the waters representing the Mother of nature’s life, the serpent being the creation. The ‘pillar’ once stood upright upon a platform of sandstone blocks long since crumbled away. The stone measures 2.1m long by 1.4 and 1.6m wide at the base, and 1.7m wide at the middle. The serpent and egg are carved vertically upward. The pillar comes to a rounded point, but this is partly buried in the soil. The serpent measures 70cm in length by 45cm wide across the body, and the egg is 54cm in diameter.

Sandstone PillarEgyptian MessageDrawing 0f Relief

The carvings are cut 12.6cm in relief out of the stone. Nearby, hidden in dense undergrowth, we found the remains of a crude stonework forming a crumbled wall. It appeared to us that the site of the ‘serpent pillar’ had been a ceremonial gathering place. Fate led us to stay with a farmer friend at Lowood in February 1994. Within 20 minutes of arrival at this forest covered property near the Bremer river, I left the farmhouse for a quick bushwalk before sunset. I had not left tee house 10 minutes before an impulse to leave the track I was following, led me among shrubbery.

There, lying on the ground was a hand-sized slab of sandstone, the setting sun casting shadows upon engraved symbols, which I immediately recognised as Phoenician script, I spent most of that night translating the symbols, which covered both sides of the stones. The glyphs on the topside read “Guard the shrine of Yahweh’s message”, and on the back “God of Gods”. The inscription was old Canaanite. {Yahweh, an ancient Semetic storm god, was worshipped from around 3000 BC}

He Putteth his hand upon the rock;

He overturneth the mountains by the roots.

Job 28: 9


Temple of Tanith

Found by Rex Gilroy

Made rich from her conquests abroad, Egypt grew great from the vast amounts of gold, silver, copper and other precious metals, gathered from her mining colonies scattered throughout the ancient world. Her supremacy in gold could not have been maintained had she relied upon her gold mines of Upper Nubia, which were played out by the end of the 2nd dynasty {around 2780 BC}.

Although much gold was obtained via the African ‘Punt’ of Somalia, and her Mediterranean contacts, there is evidence the Egyptians turned to Asia for increasing supplies of this most precious of metals. As we have seen, the Phoenicians were largely employed in the navigation of Phoenician treasure seeking fleets voyaging in the Indian Ocean. Yet the Phoenicians also undertook their own secret expeditions, so that today, due to their secrecy as to where thier own mining sites were located, the full extent of thier maritime activities remains a mystery. Bronze Age Greek mythology speaks of the Titans, depicting them as rather absurd demi-gods.

Yet the Titans were in reality dynasties of the sea-kings who were continually at war with one another for the control of both the Mediterranean and Atlantic trade, if not all the seas and oceans of the world. Long centuries before the Spanish conquests, they competed for the vast treasures of the America’s; and, as this book argues, for the even greater wealth of Australasia and the West Pacific. Isolated far from thier homelands, though still linked by the “great river of ocean” to their monarchs, individual local rulers would nevertheless arise in the major colonies to the position of local God-King status, supported by their own troops, with large work forces at their command, through which they were able to gather considerable personal wealth.

The Titans, or God-Kings of the near and Middle east/ Mediterranean region throughout the Bronze and approaching Iron Age, were men {and sometimes women!} who enjoyed great wealth and power, and were individuals of considerable intellect, trained from childhood for their future as Kings and Pharaohs and possessing the best education of their times. They would have been familiar with traditions of rich rich lands located far beyond the Mediterranean and were adventurous enough to dispatch fleets of ships in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans laden with explorers, their families and supplies, hopeful that their investment would bring great wealth.

Such expeditions would not have been possible without a mastering of ancient technology, such as the building of large vessels, better seamanship, geography, mathematics and astronomy, which beginning in the Copper Age reached a high state of development as the Bronze Age wore on. Parallel with these developments was an advanced agriculture science. The wealth accumulated by these powerful rulers from these expeditions created a leisure class, which also included the merchants whose privately-funded expeditions bought them immense wealth, while the situation of the ordinary people remained much the same as it is today.

To the Titans, the sun was the symbol of the Supreme being, because it provided the daylight required for their trade endeavours, on land and sea. Some historians suggest that the single eye of Cyclops was symbolic of the Sun-disk, which was traditionally branded on the forehead of the Greek bronze smith{ in order to ensure bronze and other important metal trade secrets did not leave the country}. Greek legend states that the Cyclops forged lightning for Zeus. The Greek word for lightning is ‘brontes’. Thus when Zeus hurled his lightning he actually hurled his bronze. On Mount Olympus, Hephaestus {or Vulcan}, the blacksmith of the Gods, laboured at his forge in a bronze-lined workshop.

Similarly, these Greek myths had their variations in other Bronze Age lands; and the later Germanic counterpart, the god-like hero Siegfried, forged the shattered fragments of his father’s sword into an invincible weapon, the blade being strong enough to cut through his anvil; but by Siegfried’s age swords were made from iron.

Altar Libation  

Hieroglyphs on the Hawkesbury

“The Osiris, the scribe Ani, whose word is truth,

saith: Hail, Temu! What manner of land is this

unto which I have come?

it hath not water, it hath not air, it is depth

unfathomable, it is black as the blackest night,

and men wander helplessly therein”.

Papyrus of Ani

1450 BC


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The Goford Egyptian Hieroglyphs Cartouche  

Photo’s by Rex Gilroy

High up on the cliffs overlooking Brisbane Waters, near Gosford, on the Central Coast north of Sydney, about 1900, two bushwalkers chanced to enter a narrow cleft, formed by the splitting of a monolith sandstone rock in ages past. Engraved upon the walls to their amazement, they found a mass of clearly recognisable hieroglyphs.

In those times the Gosford district was still very much a gum and scrub covered wilderness, so it is little wonder that the inscriptions had remained hidden for so long. The cleft is on a roughly north-south axis, with some 480 hieroglyphs cut into the east and west rockfaces. Eight more glyphs were afterwards found by the men further north, engraved into a cliff side facing Brisbane Waters.

Few people knew of these remarkable engravings for generations, until land development bought nearby housing, and city council service roads close to the glyphs. By the 1970’s the ”re-discovery’ of the site saw a great many people visiting the inscriptions. Public interest in the glyphs led to speculation that ancient Egyptians had visited Australia.

University archaeologists attempting to counter these suggestions, offered many amusing counter-explanations; the best being that “two World War One diggers having served in Egypt, later carved the hieroglyph’s {from memory we assume!}. It stretches the imagination to accept that two ordinary ex-servicemen with a ‘crash course’ in Egyptian temple hieroglyphs could possibly have carved these inscriptions.

Having examined them myself with noted biblical archaeologist, Dr Alan Roberts, we are agreed upon the great age of the glyphs. Not only do they display ages of weathering, but a microscopic Lichen, which normally takes up to 400 years to form, coats the symbols…What do these Glyphs tell us? They reveal the existence of a large colony that once covered an area extending from Gosford in the north to the Palm Beach/Hawkesbury area to the south.

A colony that existed for generations as an important base, from which explorers set sail in search of riches elsewhere on our coast, or perhaps eastwards beyond our shores. They tell of regular arrivals from the homeland; but are primary funerary records of the burials of eight local Pharoahs, and a hint of the northern {Gympie} colony of Ra. The following are my own translations; {Only two sets are mentioned here, the rest are in my book “Pyramids in the Pacific”}

{East wall, from north to south}

Set One:

“The body of the son, Na-qu-teb-t {cartouche}

Sail and transport with care in the second month of winter, the scribe of the two crowns

Perform magical ceremonies for the dead son”

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Set Two:

“Ra, hail, speak of his domain as without limit

Nes-teb {cartouche} go south by day.

God of the South Ra

The Phoenician-Celtic Kings of New England

I wish to proclaim the victor in the Pythian

race of the bronze-shield-bearers.

Telesicrates;

to cry out with deep girdled graces at

his triumph-happy man,

and the glory of Cyrene, the horse-driver.

Once the flowering-haired son of Leto

snatched Cyrene away from the wind-echoing vales

of Pelion,

took the huntress-maiden in a golden chariot,

and established her as queen in a fruitful land,

to dwell in plenty at the foundation of a

third continent.

Pindar {522-433 BC}

Pyrhians 9, 1-7.

Collapsed Temple Found

by Rex Gilroy

The Sun-worshipping peoples of the Old World who entered the Indian Ocean at the dawn of metallurgy, believed that, if they continued eastwards in the direction of the rising Sun, they would eventually re-discover the Lost Paradise of Mankind, the abode of the Sun-God, from where he rose each morning to cross the sky; the land of Kenti-Armenti of the Egyptians, and after Euro-Asia and Africa, the third continent.

Indeed the third continent, Australia, was known and explored before Bronze Age seafarers first reached the Americas. To the Greeks of Homers’ time {800 BC} this lost paradise of mankind, ‘heaven’ to many, was the location of the fabled Elysian Fields, the happy plain at the worlds’ end.

For example, in the Odyssey, 4; 561-9, Proteus of Egypt predicted a happy end for King Menelaus:

“The immortals will send you to the Elysian plain at the worlds’ end,

to join red-haired Rhadamanthus {later ruler of Cretan Phaistos}

in the land where living is made easiest for mankind, where no

snow falls, no strong winds blow and their is never any rain,

by day after day of West Winds’ tuneful breeze comes in from

Ocean to refresh its folk. This is how the gods will deal with Helens’

husband and recognise in you the son-in-law of Zeus.” 

Traditions hoary with age spoke of this lost paradise as the land of origin of all mankind, ruled over by a race of gods, Titans who were the fathers of civilisations. These were the mystical Uru whose name survives across the earth.

Hesiod {735 BC} in his “Works and Days”, 166-9 speaks of Titans thus:

“…there was created a god-like race of hero-men… Grim war and

dread battle destroyed part of them…

But to the other father Zeus the son of Cronos gave a living and

an abode apart from men, and made them dwell at the ends

of the Earth. And they live untouched by sorrow in the islands of

the Blessed along the shore of deep swirling Ocean, happy heroes for

whom the grain-giving earth bears honey-sweet fruit

flourishing thrice a year, far from the deathless gods…”

Hesiod probably had at his disposal writings now lost to us, of legendary accounts of the people of the first civilisation and thier local conflicts, and their spread beyond their own shores, particularly the islands to the east of Australia/ New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, the Solomans and other islands of the West Pacific. These, together with Australia, were the “Islands of the Blessed”; lands rich in all manner of mineral wealth to which, as the Age of Bronze wore on, mining fleets in great numbers, from India and Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Mediterranean lands, ventured out into the Indian Ocean. 

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The Ptolmies Egypt’s last links with Australia 

“O divine nome of wheat and barley, I have come

forward to thee, and I have taken up that which

followeth me, namely the best of libations

of the company of the gods, I have tied my boat

in the celestial lakes, I have lifted up the post at

which to anchor, I have recited the prescribed

words with my voice, and I have ascribed praises

unto the gods who dwell in Sekhet-hetep.”

Papyrus of Anhi 1000 BC


Ptolomey Coin

When Herodotus {450 BC} visited Egypt, the land was by then under Persian rule. In those times, Greece and Persia were locked in a struggle for mastery over the civilised world. The Egyptians had enjoyed friendly relations with the Greeks for over 1,000 years.

Both benefited from their close commercial ties, and for centuries Greek mercenary troops had served the Pharaohs; thus it was only natural that, during the Persian occupation {525-332 BC}, the Egyptians looked to Greece for help in driving out the invaders. After Persia’s defeat by the Greeks in the battle of Marathon, the Egyptians saw their chance to revolt, but this was put down by Xerxes.

Another revolt, supported by the Athenian fleet in 465 BC also failed. Following the death Darius the 2nd {404 BC}, the Egyptians regained their country, which would be ruled by three Egyptian dynasties for the first two thirds of the 4th century BC. Yet these Pharoahs would be the last native Egyptian rulers, for in 332 BC, Alexander the great, following his destruction of the Persian Empire, made Egypt a subject kingdom of Greece.

He{and his Ptolemaic successors} treated the Egyptian people with much greater respect than had the Persians. Alexander himself adopted Egyptian religious practices, sacrificed to Egyptian deities and observed many aspects of Pharanoic behaviour. In 331 BC he founded the city of Alexandria on the Nile Delta, and although he never visited it, after his death in 323 BC, his body was taken there for burial.In that same year, one of his’ generals, Ptolomy, son of Lagos, took possession of Egypt and founded the Ptolomaic dynasty.

In 305 BC he assumed the title of king, reigning until his death in 285 BC. In the meantime he had built up an empire of his own which besides Egypt: included Cyprus, southern Syria and Cyrene, with parts of Greece and Asia. Thirteen Ptolemies would reign before Cleopatra ended the dynasty…

The Ptolemies became worthy successors {in Egyptian eyes} to the Pharoahs, for they once more established Egypt as an economical giant of the ancient world, organising the countries’ economic life through its massive workforce, the people now enjoyed a better living standard than they had under Persian rule.

Ptolemaic organisation produced enormous revenues, which they used for trade, diplomacy and armaments; sponsoring the arts and science making Alexandria, their capital, the intellectual and cultural centre of the ancient world. Here were attracted great artists and literary men under Ptolemaic patronage.

The famous library of Alexandria, once established, became the gathering place for great thinkers. Greeks and Macedonians flocked to Egypt as mercenary soldiers and traders. Many became land-owning citizens and subjects of the Ptolemies, ‘Hellenising’ the country in both speech and culture. Egypt’s principal antagonists were the Selucids, with whom they fought at least six wars. Ptolemaic power weakened by the end of the 3rd century BC.

However, this victory was won exclusively by Egyptian courage without Greek mercenaries, and thereafter Egyptians alone influenced Ptolemaic policy.

The kingdom was torn by dynastic quarrels in the second century BC, when Ptolemy Philometor the 6th fought his brother, Ptolomy the 7th Euergetes the 2nd, for the throne. Amid these problems, in order to protect themselves from further Seleucid aggression, the Ptolomies cultivated friendship with Rome, who stopped the Seleucid invasion of 168 BC, the Roman troops forcing Antiochus the 4th to withdraw his army from the Nile Delta.

Yet this only led to Egypt being made a Roman protectorate, reducing her to the position of a pawn in the political game of Rome. The queens of the Ptolomaic dynasty were powerful and ruthless; such as Queen Arsinoe the 2nd, wife of Ptolemy the 2nd Philadelphus; and Queen Cleopatra the 7th {51-30 BC}.

Cleopatra, daughter of the hated and treacherous Ptolomy the 12th Alexander the 2nd, and mistress successively of Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony, became the last and greatest of the dynasty. Her daring efforts to preserve Egypt by diplomacy, force and will power were remembered long after the defeat of her forces and those of Marc Anthony by Octavian at Actium in 31 BC. The death of Marc Anthony, her son Ptolomy the 16th {her son by Julius Caesar}, and her own, left Egypt in 30 BC a Roman province.

The Life and Loves of Ptolemy!

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