Mr. J.D.N. shared this article, and it concerns yet more indications that many of the world's oldest or most famous archaeological sites may be built upon even older sites, or over significant and hirtherto unknown structures. The latest site that might be added to this list is Angkor Wat:
There are two things about this article that intrigued me, and both prompt some high octane speculation.
The first of these is the use of new technologies for archaelogical digs:
Researchers from the University of Sydney, leading the Greater Angkor Project in Cambodia, dug up the artefacts using laser airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) technology, along with ground penetrating radar.
The use of such technologies in archaeology is, of course, not new. One need only recall the early 1960s expedition to Giza that attempted to use cosmic rays to pinpoint possible hidden chambers in the two large pyramids there (an effort, that incidentally, ended in apparent failure, as each run of the data tapes through computers yielded entirely different results!) But to my mind we are looking at only the tip of an iceberg, for satellite imaging and satellite based tomography yielded interesting results of indications of ancient ruins in southeast Libya... then, Mr. Qadaffi was overthrown an murdered. Similar uses were employed in Egypt, with the apparent recent (re-)discovery of a large buried pyramid there. Similar mappings could and probably have no doubt been made of Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and this raises the whole prospect - as I have advanced previously - that there's an "ancient artificat" aspect of Middle East geopolitics that might be a covert agenda transcending mere oil and geopolitics. One might even suggest that this is "artifact geopolitics" or "archaeological geopolitics."
But the second thing that intrigues about the article is the discovery, and picture, or rectangular spiral like structures buried at the site. When I saw the picture, I could not honestly help but think that it looked in some respects like a blow of an integrated circuit. And that indeed prompts my speculation - which I can only qualify as very if not extremely high octane - that this structure might have served some functional purpose, but one far removed from ritual or even ordinary ones. Might it have to do with AngKor Wat's placement on "the world grid", i.e., might it serve some esoteric or even physics purpose, utilizing telluric currents in some way not fully understood?
One thing is certain: as archaeology continues to probe these ancient - and in Angkor Wat's case, beautiful - sites, more questions than answers will be raised.
See you on the flip side...