HISTORY OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE – HISTORIES BY HERODOTUS

Translated by George Rawlinson

Book 1 – CLIO

[1.0] THESE are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due meed of glory; and withal to put on record what were their grounds of feuds.

[1.1] According to the Persians best informed in history, the Phoenicians began to quarrel. This people, who had formerly dwelt on the shores of the Erythraean Sea, having migrated to the Mediterranean and settled in the parts which they now inhabit, began at once, they say, to adventure on long voyages, freighting their vessels with the wares of Egypt and Assyria. They landed at many places on the coast, and among the rest at Argos, which was then preeminent above all the states included now under the common name of Hellas. Here they exposed their merchandise, and traded with the natives for five or six days; at the end of which time, when almost everything was sold, there came down to the beach a number of women, and among them the daughter of the king, who was, they say, agreeing in this with the Greeks, Io, the child of Inachus. The women were standing by the stern of the ship intent upon their purchases, when the Phoenicians, with a general shout, rushed upon them. The greater part made their escape, but some were seized and carried off. Io herself was among the captives. The Phoenicians put the women on board their vessel, and set sail for Egypt. Thus did Io pass into Egypt, according to the Persian story, which differs widely from the Phoenician: and thus commenced, according to their authors, the series of outrages.

[1.2] At a later period, certain Greeks, with whose name they are unacquainted, but who would probably be Cretans, made a landing at Tyre, on the Phoenician coast, and bore off the king’s daughter, Europe. In this they only retaliated; but afterwards the Greeks, they say, were guilty of a second violence. They manned a ship of war, and sailed to Aea, a city of Colchis, on the river Phasis; from whence, after despatching the rest of the business on which they had come, they carried off Medea, the daughter of the king of the land. The monarch sent a herald into Greece to demand reparation of the wrong, and the restitution of his child; but the Greeks made answer that, having received no reparation of the wrong done them in the seizure of Io the Argive, they should give none in this instance.

[1.3] In the next generation afterwards, according to the same authorities, Alexander the son of Priam, bearing these events in mind, resolved to procure himself a wife out of Greece by violence, fully persuaded, that as the Greeks had not given satisfaction for their outrages, so neither would he be forced to make any for his. Accordingly he made prize of Helen; upon which the Greeks decided that, before resorting to other measures, they would send envoys to reclaim the princess and require reparation of the wrong. Their demands were met by a reference to the violence which had been offered to Medea, and they were asked with what face they could now require satisfaction, when they had formerly rejected all demands for either reparation or restitution addressed to them.

[1.4] Hitherto the injuries on either side had been mere acts of common violence; but in what followed the Persians consider that the Greeks were greatly to blame, since before any attack had been made on Europe, they led an army into Asia. Now as for the carrying off of women, it is the deed, they say, of a rogue: but to make a stir about such as are carried off, argues a man a fool. Men of sense care nothing for such women, since it is plain that without their own consent they would never be forced away. The Asiatics, when the Greeks ran off with their women, never troubled themselves about the matter; but the Greeks, for the sake of a single Lacedaemonian girl, collected a vast armament, invaded Asia, and destroyed the kingdom of Priam. Henceforth they ever looked upon the Greeks as their open enemies. For Asia, with all the various tribes of barbarians that inhabit it, is regarded by the Persians as their own; but Europe and the Greek race they look on as distinct and separate.

[1.5] Such is the account which the Persians give of these matters. They trace to the attack upon Troy their ancient enmity towards the Greeks. The Phoenicians, however, as regards Io, vary from the Persian statements. They deny that they used any violence to remove her into Egypt; she herself, they say, having formed an intimacy with the captain, while his vessel lay at Argos, and perceiving herself to be with child, of her own free will accompanied the Phoenicians on their leaving the shore, to escape the shame of detection and the reproaches of her parents. Whether this latter account be true, or whether the matter happened otherwise, I shall not discuss further. I shall proceed at once to point out the person who first within my own knowledge inflicted injury on the Greeks, after which I shall go forward with my history, describing equally the greater and the lesser cities. For the cities which were formerly great have most of them become insignificant; and such as are at present powerful, were weak in the olden time. I shall therefore discourse equally of both, convinced that human happiness never continues long in one stay.

[1.6] Croesus, son of Alyattes, by birth a Lydian, was lord of all the nations to the west of the river Halys. This stream, which separates Syria from Paphlagonia, runs with a course from south to north, and finally falls into the Euxine. So far as our knowledge goes, he was the first of the barbarians who had dealings with the Greeks, forcing some of them to become his tributaries, and entering into alliance with others. He conquered the Aeolians, Ionians, and Dorians of Asia, and made a treaty with the Lacedaemonians. Up to that time all Greeks had been free. For the Cimmerian attack upon Ionia, which was earlier than Croesus, was not a conquest of the cities, but only an inroad for plundering. Continue reading HISTORY OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE – HISTORIES BY HERODOTUS

The Megalith Wall New Zealand Govt Ignores & (qu)Academia Deems Natural

A pyramid in New Zealand? or just a pile of very even blocks of stone. If it is a man made structure, we know it is at least 1800 years old. In 186 AD the Taupo eruption covered a vast area in volcanic ash and pumice….including this mound of stone. There have been lots of cover ups in NZ about other walls, grave sites etc….bulldozed over and buried forever.

The Kaimanawa wall is indisputably a megalithic wall and NOT a natural formation – as falsely declared so by some NZ “archaeologist – in this short MUST WATCH documentary. The pride & brazenness of these academics is offensive as well as tragic, as they stifle the discourse and prevent openness and true historical research.

At one time New Zealand was still a pretty open society in the past and even a bit rebellious towards the greater powers that their prime minister – David Lange – would not even allow nuclear ships to enter their ports. Rumours have it that he was even threatened by Heinz Kissinger & the US with death if he didn’t shape up or ship out. NZ media are also grossly controlled and many might never have heard these kind of things. Lange once said, “Will the United States pull the rug on New Zealand? The answer is no. They might polish the lino a bit harder and hope that I execute a rather unseemly glide across it.”

Western nations governments – even those in the East like NZ & Australia – have been steadily infiltrated and hijacked by Marxist, Naturalist, Materialist, Secular Humanist, Marxist powers and refuse to let go of their Darwinian paradigm to acknowledge the worldwide megalith builders in all corners of the world, Why? Because they would have had to cross oceans, and acc. to their stubborn dogma early man was “too stupid” to do so.

And thus the cocksure “official” Darwinian archaeologist in this short documentary declares that this megalithic wall is s mere “natural formation” which it is not, but one can’t fight city-hall anymore these days. The verdict is in the iron grip of dictatorial totalitarian forces who declare that the debate is over and there is a “consensus” and the New Zealand government studiously ignores this amazing relic of true history thousands of years BC (before Christ) the first inhabitants of the islands down there, as even the local Maori confessed, that they lived there before them!

Ladies & gentlemen we need to get used to the idea that Western Civilisation is being destroyed systematically by these Dark Powers that are freezing the world into a block of ice by hook and by crook. Truth is getting scarcer and scarcer force out of the official paradigm, out of the libraries, out of he media, off from the internet, and soon these anti-truthers will get  scarier and scarier even to the point of suppressing truth by force and with violence and capital punishment.  The Soviet union was merely a trial run for the greatest dystopia that is on the horizon. Brace your self with the meekness overcoming faith, endurance, and love of our great example Yeshua of Nazareth, and work to spread truth while it is yet day, because the Night is falling when NO man can work.

Comment under the video…
Bro Tang (2 years ago)
well I went and had a dig, people are slowly exposing more and more, the tree roots make digging hard. I also found another wall nearby. following my gut I wandered off into the scrub and found another two slabs joined the same way and of the same stone. 5mins with a stick and uncovered an inscription that I’m going to cross reference over some known languages. its very strange like an multi spear headed Celtic eye of Horus. it was under a few inches of dirt and invisible until I started scratching the dirt out of the grooves. each intersecting line is curved and deliberate to for a pattern and the way it was when I uncovered it nobody has ever seen it except for whoever carved it. I’ll be going back soon and having a good dig around. this spot I don’t think anybody has ever even noticed it before. from what I’ve learnt I thought to look nth, sth, east and west of the wall as if it was an ancient structure they all seem to be built in that fashion. that investigation the govt did was pointless. the real proof ain’t even at the wall!

Here are some more megaliths in the pacific in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and other places. These megalith builders traveled ALL over the world, contrary to Darwinism.

Dinosaurs and Humans Coexisted: They lived together, they didn’t die 65 millions years ago

Dinosaurs and Humans lived together in pre-Flood times, and both survived the flood around the world on Noah’s Ark. There has been a lie told since the first bones of a Dinosaur were discovered, and it has to do with a New World Order Agenda. But Dragons have always lived with Man and ALL over the World. Enjoy this documentary.

In Two Weeks, “Mathematical Challenges” to Darwin Gets Half a Million Views

ANCIENT PATRIARCHS EDITOR: If it wasn’t for the continuous, voluminous, massive stream of highly illustrated propaganda, daily emanating from the official mainstream TV, Hollywood, Magazines, internet media, academia, Wikipedia spouts, and most scholastic institutes, Yes, they are all in on it. Darwinism would have died a very long time ago. In spite of the few important Darwinian apostates like Dr. Gelernter Darwinism is still very alive in the minds of the uninformed who are gullible enough to fall for the official paradigm. And precisely that shows that this entire flooding of the minds of the masses is totally un-natural. Of course we knew that already for a long time not only about Biology, but about many other fields in Science, Politics, and especially finances. But lets not digress. Mankind is perhaps not “brainwashed” which would exclude free will, but they are definitely not well informed — on purpose — and you don’t need a aluminum hat to come to such a true conclusion. Truth is… the majority of Humanity is flooded by lies. and that is the reason why things are not getting better but worse, as a network of lies fabricate slavery and prisoners, where as the TRUTH does set us free! Are you? ENJOY THE VIDEO!

David Klinghoffer | @d_klinghoffer  August 9, 2019, 12:00 PM

In Florence, Italy, back in June, Stephen Meyer, David Gelernter, and David Berlinski got together with Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution to talk about “Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.” The episode of Hoover’s interview series, Uncommon Knowledge, has been up now for a little over two weeks and has already amassed more than half a million views on YouTube. Actually, the precise number is 522,800, since July 22. Not bad!

The occasion for their conversation, a delightful hour in length, is Gelernter’s recent essay in The Claremont Review of Books explaining his apostasy from Darwinism. The renowned Yale computer scientist and polymath attributes his change of mind to reading books by Meyer (Darwin’s Doubt, Signature in the Cell) and Berlinski (The Deniable Darwin).

This is a great and quite funny interaction among vivid personalities and profound scientific and humanistic thinkers. As I’ve pointed out already, the interest lies not only in Dr. Gelernter’s personal journey toward evolution skepticism but in his testimony about how Darwinism is enforced among scientists and scholars in American universities.

“You take your life in your hands to challenge it intellectually,” says Professor Gelernter, who ought to know. “They will destroy you if you challenge it.” As our friend Denyse O’Leary notes, this comes from someone who has survived not just life in academia, but a terror attack directed at him personally, by the Unabomber, that cost him the use of a hand and an eye. When someone with that background tells you Darwinists will “destroy you” for criticizing their theory, or they’ll try to do so, I’d take that seriously.

If you missed it, see also Robinson and Berlinski in an outstanding one-on-one discussion about The Deniable Darwin.

Correction: Ha, in the time it took me to write this post, another 500+ people watched Robinson, Meyer, Gelernter, and Berlinski. The number of views now stands at 523,314.

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Limestone Formation Problems Prove the Necessity of a Global Flood

By Bryan Nickel     Standard accepted theories of limestone formation though oft repeated, do not provide sufficient detail to show actual mechanisms that would support generation of the thick deposits on earth today. They also do not answer very important questions that arise when studying the chemistry of limestone formation.

Walt Brown’s Hydroplate theory provides answers to these ignored problems using scientific cause to effect reasoning which is grounded in mechanics and chemistry rather than popularity and imagination. As suspected, that would also rule out that the  limestone megaliths (Giza Sphinx & Baalbek megaliths) are “pre-flood” artifacts. They are actually standing ON limestone strata.

The dark patches on the moon are most likely the result of bombardment by materials being ejected from the deep “fountains of the Earth” into space which impacted the moons surface. The cooling of the moons surface must have still been in the early stages.

Leading Yale Professor Pushes Back Against Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

Via 21st Century Wire – August 4, 2019

Was Darwin wrong? Bring this question up in mainstream academia and you’re likely to be attacked by colleague and media operatives alike, if not run-out of any institution you’re working at.

According to some, the ‘glory days’ of science are over. In The End of Science, author John Horgan contends that, “Science will keep extending and tweaking its current paradigms, like evolution by natural selection and the big bang, but there won’t be any more comparably profound ‘revelations or revolutions.’”

Others are taking this inquiry a bit further, and actually dismantling the highest sacred cows of science, including the seemingly untouchable: Darwin’s theory of evolution. They are asking a fundamental question: since new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, then maybe Darwin should be replaced with a theory of intelligent design? If so, then the following two questions are essential:

  • Has modern science developed institutionalized dogmatic belief structures that are similar to that of the church?
  • Has Darwinism really failed?

Probing for answers… Continue reading Leading Yale Professor Pushes Back Against Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

Whatever Happened to Father Crespi’s Collection? Robbed & Disposed off by Quackademics

J. Golden Barton gives his account of visiting father Crespi in Ecuador, and of all the fascinating ancient artifacts he was able to see and photograph. (This was given at the Ancient Historical Research Foundation symposium held a BYU on 5-25-05 http://www.ahrfoundation.com0 Interesting video. I suggest to increase the Speed Setting to 1.25 or 1.50 as this man speaks incredibly slow. Fascinating presentation of Crespi’s Collection before it was stolen, pilfered, melted down, locked away, banned, and bought by the PTSB (Powers That SHouldn’t Be) because it contradicts their fowl global Darwinian deception! Shame on the quackademics!

It shows how small South American regimes/governments are easily bowled over by powerful Western regimes and Darwinian quackademic powers to hand over any treasures that do NOT support the Darwinian official line. You can almost hardly blame them. Perhaps they were even threatened.

Hope and pray that the elongated skulls from Paracas in Peru are safe, but don’t hold your breath, like the giant skeletons from Catalina Island were purged by the fascist Quackademic powers from the museum there. ALL we have left are a few photographs that remain of them. Just like the giant mound culture skeletons gathered, confiscated, spirited away, and probably destroyed by the Smithsonian repressors of true history, only documented in old grainy photos and century old newspaper clipping photographs. People wake up and spread the news while we still can. MUST WATCH! (and be mature & don’t stumble over a Mormon setting BYU) Continue reading Whatever Happened to Father Crespi’s Collection? Robbed & Disposed off by Quackademics

4,600-Year-Old Complex On A Tiny Greek Island Is Totally Changing Our Understanding Of Ancient Greece

TOP PHOTO: The tiny islet of Dhaskalio is situated off the larger island of Keros, which is 125 southeast of Athens.

ANCIENT PATRIARCHS’ EDITOR INTRO: Mainstream Historians are so impregnated, ruled, and handicapped by the false, long dis-proven Darwinist time-frame & its preconceptions, that they limit their own research, unable to see the inconsistencies that we here at Ancient Patriarchs have made obvious in many articles.

For example: Assuming their carbon dating was accurate, their time-frame of 4.500 BP or 2.500 BC may be correct, but the following NON-Darwinian historical perspectives could lead to different conclusions indeed!

If 2,500 BC, we’re talking about ± 500 years after the ± 3,000 BC Global Flood, when the former pristine Earth’s crust was broken by the fault lines caused by the fountains of the Earth. Its volcanism would still be causing hotter oceans and thus more evaporation, more precipitation, more rain-turned-snow captured in mostly Northern ice caps of the real Ice Age, causing a 125 M. (300 ft) lower global sea level, in the Aegean Sea and everywhere else. What would that mean?

The result could be that the 2,500 BC ‘little’ islet Dhaskalio was bigger, wider, relatively higher, and most likely connected to, or part of Keros itself.  See pic below..

That would mean that the complex of buildings and marble floors may very well stretch and continue under water since sea levels rose 125 M. around 1500 BC, as proven in many of our articles and by other simultaneous inundations and floods all over the planet. So the dear archaeologists might wanna extend their search 125 M. deeper & have a look under water. They might be in for a surprise, and perhaps find even more evidence than they got so far. I hope they do, as I am very interested myself to see if there are more structures below.

Doggerland! Ignore the wrong dating!

[Pic above: Europe Before the global 1,500 BC Sea level rise.
Pic below: Aegean Sea before and after sea level rise]

2,500 BC was just after the time of the construction of the Tower and confusion of languages in Babel and the division of the Earth, and also around the time of the construction of the pyramids in Egypt, coinciding with the arrival of these earliest of Greeks? That is IF their dating of the complex was indeed correct, because in my experience Darwinians always like to date things much earlier than possible in order to make it sound like there was NO Global Flood

The Flood they totally habitually ignore, as it seems to be their duty to give credence to the false paradigm of “prehistoric”rough flint arrowhead old stone‘ “Paleolithic” and ‘polished arrowhead new stone‘ “Neolithic”, thanks to Darwin’s Banker boy friend John Lubbock’s bullocks of his ridiculous periodisation, instead of proper Pre-Flood and Post-Flood (Megalithic!) periodisation, followed by the dispersion of tribes turned nations, after the pristine and a rather peaceful early Golden Era, because there were still so few people on Earth after the Flood.  Anyhow, enjoy the article. It is not all bad, and quite interesting. Continue reading 4,600-Year-Old Complex On A Tiny Greek Island Is Totally Changing Our Understanding Of Ancient Greece

Did Slaves Build the Pyramids? Part I: The Bible

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Israelite slaves have been depicted building the great pyramids of Egypt for many decades. Tales have been told about their hardships, and some even compare their suffering to that of the blacks during the pre-civil war era.   Even the Israeli Prime Minister in 1970 said “We built the pyramids” while visiting the Cairo museum in Egypt.  So, the bible says so right? Actually, while this story has been widely spread by Hollywood and a Greek historian who has also been called “the father of lies”, the story does not come from the Bible.

Although Exodus does describe Israelite slaves, and it makes mention that they built the cities of Pithom and Ramm’ses for “Pharaoh.” (Exodus 1:11 King James Edition), Exodus does not make any mention of a pyramid, tomb, grave, or any other thing that could possible be associated to the Great Pyramids at Giza.  The majority of all cities, be it Pithom or Ramm’ses, were built on the east side of the Nile.  This is because the sun rose in the east and set in the west, so the east side of the Nile was reserved for the living while the west side was reserved for the dead.  If the King of Egypt did commission a tomb, why would he commission it in the middle of a city on the east “living” side of the Nile, and furthermore, why is there no evidence of this, it is certainly not the Bible as it makes no mention of tombs or pyramids in Exodus. Continue reading Did Slaves Build the Pyramids? Part I: The Bible

RT – Questions Less – Obfuscates Elongated Skull Find as “Head Binding”

RT -Russia Today – parrots the official Darwinian cover-up of real elongated skulls, in a recent article of Jan 2019. They dare not show the top of the skull as it most likely doesn’t have the sagittal suture at the top but a closed cap instead, like the Paracas skulls from Peru, as the two skulls show below. The skull doesn’t have a normal cc capacity but is bigger than standard skulls, and therefore is not the result of head binding.

It just shows you that mainstream (lame stream) media ON BOTH sides of the political spectrum support fake archaeology as the dickens. Darwinism is THE major plank in the program of the ‘Modernists’ to keep the masses in their unspiritual illusion as it still is the greatest LIE ever told.

Talk about conspiracies! To rob most of humanity of its faith in their very own Creator is the most deadly one of them all! THAT is why it is so consistently and persistently taught in almost ALL schools and universities, all over the world!

The next deception coming down the pipe, is – probably – that these are children of the “aliens” that ‘pansperma’-ted the human race from their faaaaar away home planet, thus moving the creation debate merely off planet into space where nobody can check how the aliens themselves were “evolved.” Problem solved!

If you like to know how these strange skulls really originated, see our other articles on the subject, so I don’t have to repeat myself. And begin to trust your Maker again! He is around forever and actually loves you. Cheers! And don’t trust everything the media cram down your virgin throat, even the Russian ones, supposedly “Questioning Everything?” Ha!

Lu.

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