Monday, March 31, 2003

LexiLine Journal #161 - 2003 : Megaliths in Azerbaijan Gobustan Baku Apsheron Megalithic Sites Rock Drawings Paintings Winter Solstice 3117 BC



In a recent message (reproduced further below) I had an inquiry
about rock drawings, cupmarks and cart ruts in Aserbaijan (Azerbaijan),
inter alia, as follows

>A colleague and I have been actively seeking out neolithic and
>bronze age sites for the past year in Azerbaijan with much
>success.With the exception of the Gobustan area and its
>petroglyphs, this era in Azerbaijan is very poorly understood.

[I answered, inter alia, as follows....]

I have looked at the materials available to me now in some detail.
You claim above that Gobustan is well understood, but I can say
categorically that this is not the case, Thor Heyerdahl to the
contrary. I can say with some assurance that Gobustan, Baku and
Apsheron mark the Winter Solstice in ca. 3117 BC in the ancient
geodetic survey of the Earth by astronomy - near the star alpha in

See the attachment attached to the next e-mail which shows
an ancient map of the earth carved on stone found in Italy, which I
have deciphered based on a photo by Enrico Calzolari and where the
Caspian Sea marks Aquarius. [This map is in the LexiLine photo files as the file
montelongu2.gif at]

This also explains the name of Baku. As stated at:

"Debates are still going on in connection with the etymology of the
word "Baku", as well as the exact age of the city. For instance, the
English archeologist Sir William Flinders Petrie suggests that the
words "Bakhay" denoting "the mountain of Bakhou of the rising Sun"
written in the Egyptian Book of the Dead in the 2nd millenium BC
refer to Baku.... Prof. Sara Ashurbayli, the leading specialist in
this sphere thinks that the word dates back to Zoroastrianism and is
derived from the word "baga" which means "the Sun", "the God" in a
number of ancient languages." [end of quote]

For once, I agree with Petrie completely and can also support Prof.
Ashurbayli on this point as well. Since this geodetic location on
Earth marked the Winter Solstice in the ancient survey of the Earth
ca. 3117 BC it represented that point at which the Sun started its
return from its most southerly passage.

All of the megalithic rock drawings and paintings you find there
will relate to that event and all of the sites at Gobustan should
mark a planisphere of the heavens.

What needs to be done at Gobustan is to make a map of the site with
the drawings attributable to each stone etc., then you will see the
heavens open before you.

Andis Kaulins

next e-mail....

Here is my decipherment of the Neolithic geodetic map of the world
by astronomy found on Sardinia, Italy at Monte Lungo (Monte Longu)....

You can see the position that the Caspian Sea occupies.
[this map is found in our LexiLine photo files]

Andis Kaulins

next e-mail

This is a .gif of the canalicoli.jpg previously sent and please note
that this .gif has updated decipherments for locations further east
of the Caspian Sea.
Andis Kaulins

below is the full text of the inquiry I received....

>Subj: Megaliths in Azerbaijan
>Date: 3/30/2003 1:01:58 PM Eastern Standard Time
>From: "gallgher"
>Cc: "Gallagher, Ronnie \(Baku\)"
>File: DSC00098.JPG, MVC-002S.JPG, MVC-024S.JPG, DSC00098.JPG
>Sent from the Internet (Details)

>I wonder if you can help.

>A colleague and I have been actively seeking out neolithic and
>bronze age sites for the past year in Azerbaijan with much
>success. With the exception of the Gobustan area and its
>petroglyphs, this era in Azerbaijan is very poorly understood.

>Our concern is that we have found very many interesting sites and
>include a broad range of features: - stone circles, standing
>stones, rock shelter/cave, cup marks, 'sacrificial holes',
>petroglyphs and cart ruts, - to name a few. One site in particular
>containing cart ruts and stone circles and barrows is under direct
>threat from a limestone quarry operation.

>We have tried to raise awareness of the value of this site with
>relevant Ministries and elsewhere, however this has not been wholly
>successsful and 'development' continues. We believe that
>international recognition and pressure on the Government here might
>help provide some protection.

>The cart rut site in question is close to a small town of Turcan on
>the Apsheron penninsula. We believe this site is unique. Firstly it
>is our understanding that cart ruts are unknown outside the
>Mediterranean. To this extent this site may well be of
>international significance. It and most likely others in the area
>need to be protected and studied so that information may be gleaned
>on man's pre-history. What their function is in Azerbaijan is
>unknown at this stage though they do seem to be associated with old
>quarries, and stone circles. We believe thay may be contemporary
>with those in the Med. [Mediterranean] and were connected by
>seafaring passages through the Volga / Don Rostov Black Sea and
>Aegean. There is evidence that the Caspian Sea was connected to the
>Black Sea for several thousand years after the last ice age. This
>is a story waiting to be explored and told by archaeologists!

>I would be interested in your thoughts as to how we might be able
>to raise awareness and exert some pressure.

>I am also intersted in asking 'megalithic related questions' and
>liaising with relevant specialists or groups who may be able to
>assist. Here is one.

>A petroglyph that I am trying to find out more about concerns what
>might be a stone age calendar. I have attached a picture. Here you
>can see small indentations (cupmarks?) in a rock. There are about
>60 indentations and a strong play on units of 6 dots. We have
>embellished the indentatons with chalk to make them more
>prominent. We have been advised by a local arachaeologist that it
>is a calendar. Other similar calendars has been found. The one we
>have found ( if it is a calendar ) and due to the interconnecting
>lines is more elaborate. Here we feel that there may be a
>connection here to early Sumerian calendars due to the use of 6 or
>60 as a base number. But, we are not sure and wish to get some
>corroboration. Would you have any view?

>Thank you.

If you have any good answers to or ideas regarding Gallagher's
questions, please pass them on to me for publication on the LexiLine


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