12-11-2009, 07:36 AM
Originally Posted by babylon
well there's a bunch of really old stone structures found in Waipoua Forest in NZ
that nobody seems to know about and aren't allowed to be discussed until 2063
people actually looking into it seem to think they're Celtic structures or similar. bit of a hush-hush surrounding the whole thing really, because nobody was supposed to be living in NZ all those years back...they found evidence of human society, and skeletons in caves dating back to 186BC, and some cooked moa bones dating at 2500BC.
You made me think of one of the greatest mysteries of North America that too few people even know about - The Cahokia Mounds. http://cahokiamounds.org/
I even had a character in AOC named after these mounds.
It was the site of an ancient civilization - the largest in North America and rivaled many of the largest European towns of the same time period. These "uncivilized" Indians had trade routes - yes, I said trade routes that went from southern Illinois to the Great Lakes, to The Gulf Coast, to Pennsylvania - those savages even had their own Woodhenge. Then they disappeared and no one knows what happened to them - although they are guessing - just like they are with the Incas.
They started up about 700 a.d. and in their prime, around 1100 a.d., had around 20,000 inhabitants in a 6 sq. mile city - those barbarians. They built around 120 mounds that had structures sitting on top of some of them - but they still don't know the reason for all of the mounds. They found several crosses within a circle at the site which they say many Indian tribes used to represent the 4 directions - sure sounds like a Celtic Cross to me - but I have a vivid imagination - but they had Woodhenge and were suppose to really advanced in Astronomy. Just blows my mind that this entire civilization dissappeared and the site was just discovered in the '60's while doing highway construction.
Seems like a great way to tie in some ancient civilizations. And Cahokia is listed on the site "Legends of America": http://www.legendsofamerica.com/
Sorry - I rambled on this one - I was born in Illinois about 120 miles from this site and have a piece of pottery from an Indian burial mound that my father bought at an auction in 1960 from a farmer before they protected the mounds. (not actually sure if it was the Cahokia Mounds from where it came) I never new about Cahokia unitl a few years ago and I'm fascinated by it.
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