This interesting article was sent by Ms. K.B. and it's an indication - at least to me - that one of my favorite "high octane speculations" might be true. But before we get to that, here's the article:

Smithsonian and U.S. Department of State Partner on Emergency Cultural Heritage Work in Iraq

Ostensibly, the partnership is part of an effort to preserve the remains of the ancient city of Nimrud from further destruction by radical jihadists, which in turn helps to promote "dialogue" and "mutual understanding" between societies "under stress":

“Nimrud is part and parcel of Iraqi heritage and of our common patrimony,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Mark Taplin. “What ISIS has sought to destroy, we are determined to set right. It is in America’s interest to contribute to a better future for Iraq. Time and time again, we have seen how collaboration in cultural heritage protection and preservation fosters dialogue and understanding within societies under stress. And in supporting this project, we hope to inspire others—in the region and in the international community—to help redress the damage done by ISIS at Nimrud and at countless other cultural-heritage landmarks in Iraq and in Syria.”

The project also includes a participating role for the University of Pennsylvania:

The Smithsonian also convened a “Protecting the Cultural Heritage of Religious Minorities” workshop in 2016 and created the training manual “Guide to Mosul Heritage” with the University of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield and the COCOM Cultural Heritage Action Group.

This is significant since the University of Pennsylvania's online "sign list" of cuneiograms is widely used by scholars of cuneiform tablets.

So why am I boring you with all of this stuff about a mundane project to preserve Iraq's cultural heritage, and that there is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the State Department?  Here's where one of my long-held and favorite high octane speculations or hypotheses comes in. I have thought, with a few other people, that ever since there was a US military intervention in the Middle East, beginning with the Gulf War, that there was more than an "oil" agenda going on. To be sure, the present conflict in Syria and the confrontation between the US (and behind the scenes, Israel and the [out]house of Saud) on the one hand, and Russia and Iran on the other, is about oil, oil pipelines, and, of course, the old conflict between Suni and Shia Islam. What is that "other agenda"? Antiquities. From Persia to Libya, that region of the world is awash with antiquities, tablets, texts, lore, artwork, temples, ziggurats, pyramids - you name it.

I have maintained that if one accepts that some of those ancient texts - particularly those from Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq - are about ancient "cosmic, interplanetary wars" of "the gods", and reads them from the standpoint of modern advances in science and technology, some truly astonishing things are said in those ancient texts, and that there are even indications of advanced weapons technologies. On this basis, I have always maintained a suspicion that the invasion of Iraq, at a very deep level, was not just about oil, but about the search for clues to those putative ancient texts, and possibly, the technologies they describe, in other words, antiquities.

In this regard, a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the State department would seem to corroborate - at least, in a very broad, contextual way - my basic hypothesis. Of course, there is nothing unusual about such collaboration between foreign affairs and antiquities departments of governments: many European nations, particular France and Great Britain, have long had such partnerships between their foreign ministries and their national museums and antiquities scholars. So what's the big deal?

Drilling down a bit deeper, as many readers of this website are probably aware, for many years there have been stories circulating in the alternative research community of the Smithsonian's role in locating ancient sites, and removing, and even destroying, archaeological evidence that does not fit the standard academic "narrative" of ancient human history and prehistory. In other words, it has been busily engaged in the suppression of evidence and, that means, in the acquisition of evidence to begin with, in order to suppress it. While there has never (in my opinion) been any definitive and compelling proof of this activity, there is at least enough information out there (again, in my opinion) to raise significant questions and point to significant indications of the possibility of such activity. What is that important? Recently a story appeared that an ISIS leader's apartment was found containing antiquities presumed to be destroyed. Funding terrorist activities through the black market in antiquities is, indeed, one of the funding mechanisms for such groups. And again, we've all seen videos of jihadists blowing up this or that ancient wall frieze, or carving, or statue. Some, viewing these videos, have suggested that they were counterfeit "artifacts" specially constructed to "blow up", so that the real one, for whatever reason, could be removed permanently from the public view and record. Why look for dead Nazis who, supposedly, were executed by Hitler for participation in the bomb plot? Similarly, why look for antiquities which, supposedly, were blown up?

I'm suggesting here in today's high octane speculation, that if one combines this article with those stories of archaeological "recovery and suppression" by the Smithsonian (stories, which, incidentally, come from the 19th century, see my Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men), a very different picture emerges of the activities. Indeed, it is important to remember in this regard the USA's own deep and covert role in the creation of ISIS and other such groups to begin with, the very groups "destroying" certain antiquities.

The bottom line for me? I'm suspicious of the story.

See you on the slip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Robert Barricklow on April 12, 2017 at 10:42 am

    My first revelation came with the banking system fraud writ large; perhaps galactically so. Shortly followed by; they had to know. The, what else are they hiding? Of course, our history. The came Dr. Farrell that showed all the above plus the sciences. All the puzzle pieces the stated forming an unpleasant realization that they truly want us in the dark, with them. Misery loves company.
    As cliché as it is: light vs darkness; evil vs good

  2. Neru on April 12, 2017 at 3:44 am

    In a dumbed down Western civilization led by psychopathic fiends this collusion won’t worry many sane humans since those hardly exist. One wonders what already is pillaged thru satellite imaging we are not told and aware of.

  3. johnycomelately on April 12, 2017 at 1:48 am

    It always somehow comes back to the Tower of Babel, Baal’s tower and Lucifer’s crown.

    Globalism – check
    Babel – a method of universal “catholic” control – check
    Lucifer’s crown – method of psychotronic control – check

    Pandora’s box, Adam and Eve, Babel and Lucifer’s crown all allude to a technology that involves ‘evolution’ and pan psychic control.

  4. Sandygirl on April 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Reading a book now “Reclaiming The Dead Sea Scrolls.” It came out in 1984 – the Halakhic Letter (an extraordinary scroll about Second Temple Judaism and the Qumran sect) which had been hidden in the Rockefeller Museum’s scrollery for forty years. The insiders get there first and keep the knowledge or destroy everything to guard the secrets.

  5. goshawks on April 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Back in 1996, Andrew Collins wrote a fascinating book, “From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race.” (Recommended.) In it, he laid out (including physical trips) the Deep History of the area now being so ferociously fought over. (I would even say that he may have unintentionally ’caused’ the present land-rush when this book made its way to inner circles.)

    GDS-oldies know that this was the ‘stomping ground’ of the Anunnaki and their post-civil-war survivors. ‘Anything’ could be secreted-away there, from tablets to starships. As Joseph said, this is likely the DEEP reason for all the expenditure of money and lives…

    As far as The Smithsonian and the Department of State public hook-up, the necessary question is why ‘activate’ it now? The ‘freedom-loving moderate opposition’ (chuckle/argh) has razed everything quite successfully in their efforts to unearth artifacts. They even bulldozed the central ziggurat of Nimrud to the ground, if I remember correctly. They ‘got’ every artifact that was to be found. So why bother with this new arrangement?

    My thought is that they didn’t find what they expected to be there. Or, they found the ‘Kilroy was Here’ face on the vault (“Kelly’s Heroes” end-of-movie reference). So, they have to ‘negotiate’ with someone who actually has it (perhaps unknowingly). Now, all the academic and state apparatus is brought to bear…

    Two spook agencies, teamed up. What could go wrong?

    • goshawks on April 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      (If you were a neocon/zionist/bankster crazy, how hard would you move Heaven and Earth if you thought you might recover a lost/hidden “Tablet of Destiny”?)

    • goshawks on April 11, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      (“My Precious…”)

    • goshawks on April 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      (All this DOES make me wonder what Assad knows or who he ‘really’ represents. Assad could have been ‘taken out’ in a heartbeat, and Syria would have disintegrated. For some reason, his LIFE is sacrosanct. All this leads to “Who is that Masked Man?” Really.)

      • goshawks on April 11, 2017 at 9:15 pm

        (Also, à la Gillian, Assad could be a central ‘nexus’ to a positive timeline. Perceived as such, he would be ‘protected’ at all costs…)

      • iZeta on April 11, 2017 at 9:23 pm

        Well that is a GOOD question Goshawks. Nobody every talks about Assad, the man, his beliefs, his accomplishments, his morals etc. We just see the slender, well dressed man consistently conversing with an aggressive media in a calm, resolute and well spoken manner. I wonder more now.

        • goshawks on April 12, 2017 at 2:53 am

          iZeta: “…Assad, the man, his beliefs, his accomplishments, his morals etc.”

          While these are important, I was thinking of Assad along the lines of two characters in the second “Indiana Jones” movie. The first was the protector of the location of the Holy Grail (not that I believe the HG is a cup; see “The Da Vinci Code”). While a seemingly-ordinary citizen, this character was the holder of knowledge from an ‘outsider’ secret-society standpoint. The second was the knight Within the secret, who kept the knowledge safe from the ‘bad guys’.

          Given that Assad is still alive, I suspect he is some combination of the two characters…

          • iZeta on April 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm

            I haven’t seen Indiana Jones and Da Vinci Code for a very long time, so your connection went over my head. But reading your post, I’m reminded of another sci fi series, Stargate Atlantis, where the advanced technology the Ancients could only be unlocked by Ancient’s DNA. Those modern people who still possessed this coded DNA were able to power up these exotic weapons and space craft.

          • iZeta on April 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

            Actually, do you think Assad’s protection is because Russia’s own blessing is somehow transferrin g to him? I mean, spiritually speaking … You wouldn’t think so because what we see the mess Syria is in, but it’s still Syria as we’ve always known it, not a proxy like Iraq, and Kuwait, and it’s still holding up against the neocon’s deadly assaults. Just thinking.

  6. DownunderET on April 11, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    The Smithsonian ……huh can anybody say “cover up”. If Marduk or Ninurta buried
    something either in Iraq or Iran, then the chase is on. And as Joseph has mentioned, before the Bagdad looting there were German and French archeologists who were holding a list of what was found and where it was stored, then the yanks had better get a move on. I would not be surprised if even the Russians know quite a bit about ancient themes and stories.

  7. Invictus on April 11, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    This is a very interesting article which hints at the intricate relationship that exists between “old” and “new” technologies. I wonder whether this is connected to the recent geopolitical events that are taking place in Syria…

  8. marcos toledo on April 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Does the Library of Alexandria the codex’s of southern North America and Central America. And who knows South America ring a bell then there is Harappa Mohenjo-Daro Rapa Nui alphabets. Then those giant human skeletons the Smithsonian has been hiding and how long the Americas was settled and by whom. Yup if you what to hide archeological embarrassments who do you call the Smithsonian of course they’re the experts at academic cover ups.

  9. DanaThomas on April 11, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Cosmic War and Deep State. It’s all coming out there.

    • DanaThomas on April 11, 2017 at 10:59 am

      “Warehouse 13” – fact, fiction or a little of both?

  10. Vomito Blanco on April 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

    If I were Benjamin Netanyahu, I would have Trump go on tv and tell the world that there is credible evidence that an ancient civilization with a vendetta left behind a ticking time bomb somewhere in the Middle East and scholars have narrowed it down now to either Syria or Iran. This time bomb is so powerful it can split the planet in two just like what happened to the former planet between Mars and Jupiter. I would have Trump confess that the previous invasions of Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq were really about finding this time bomb.

    Not only would this narrative give perfect cover to invade Syria and Iran, but it could also serve as a disclosure of ancient advanced civilizations, aliens, and advanced technology. Trump could hold up a cuneiform in front of the tv cameras and say this deciphered relic is the death threat. CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, etc could run with it like they did with Saddam’s yellow cake documents. All kinds of experts could come on tv and say these cuneiforms are authentic and we are running out of time. The whole world will be on the edge of their seats while the western armies ransack the Middle East searching for it. It would be more captivating then any entertainment to ever cross a tv screen. The ultimate drama. I can imagine president Trump coming out and saying they still can’t find it so he has ordered the military to pulverize Syria, Iraq, and Iran with bunker busting nukes.

    And just imagine how unifying this desperate search to save the Earth would be? All differences between people would quickly be forgotten as all humans would realize they are together in this. Blacks, whites, trannies, pedophiles… we would all put aside our differences as we collectively realize how precious our earth is and how much we don’t want to loose it.

    • Vomito Blanco on April 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

      I had also heard a rumor that Jared Kushner’s recent trip to Iraq was for the purpose of purchasing some of these relics on behalf of his petulant wife Ivanka. Specifically, Ivanka wants to get her hands on the famed bed of Ishtar which is 20 feet by 20 feet and is made of solid gold and emeralds. Her father has promised his spoiled child he will get her the bed, even if he has to bribe or blow up the entire middle east. Renovations are already being made in Manhattan where two buildings have been torn down to make way for her new palace.

      Jared was able to purchase the platinum palanquin of Sumerian queen Puabi and Ivanka can be seen already being carried around Manhattan on the shoulders of her honor guard with the protective drone fleet close by. Because the palanquin is so heavy, it requires 200 Mexicans to lift it.

    • goshawks on April 11, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      (VB, you are back in form. Thanks!)

      Seriously, I could see offering-up some ‘newly discovered’ alien-artifact (so to speak) as a way to initiate a partial-disclosure to the sheeple. Present them with ET looking-back at you through the tube, and they will freak. Present them with undeniable-evidence that ET (or equivalent) were here thousands of years ago, and they will yawn and go back to beer and reality shows. Safe, and allows for a slow-progression to our True history. If you do it slow enough, the perps of Sep 11th (and all) will be in their graves before True history catches up to them…

  11. Kahlypso on April 11, 2017 at 9:08 am

    As soon as I saw “Smithsonian and U.S. Department of State Partner on Emergency Cultural Heritage Work in Iraq” the only thing I could think off was soldiers plundering the desert.. Crates of Gold being carried off in Tanks.
    In order to ‘help’ the Iraqian People.
    Relieve them of their history, culture and national treasures you mean.
    Meeh.. Cant complain, Might has always plundered the Weak and anyway you look at History, its always been that way.

    I’m fully on board concerning the Cultural Treasures being plundered and Esoteric Lore being used to recuperate ancient sciences. The proof is all around us. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough people with the right contextual point of reference to see it for what it is.

    • OrigensChild on April 11, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Thank you for reminding me. Look at what the Europeans did to the Americas as they settled here. Me thinks this is just standard operating procedure adopted by the main European powers involved in settling this continent. This time the USSA is the game of plundering cultural treasures–for their protection obviously.

      • OrigensChild on April 11, 2017 at 11:03 am

        Kahlypso, if you are serious in supporting the theft of records, why the Smithsonian and the Department of State? Writers who chase the archaeological fringe have noticed a pattern of secrecy with the Smithsonian. The DoS acts like a vacuum cleaner house–sucking everything of value up to remove it from public scrutiny, whereas the Smithsonian acts as the collection site (the dust storage bin of the vacuum cleaner) for the collation and distribution of these items into private hands. We are told they are insignificant and get lost under the veil of secrecy. We have hints of this activity even in states in the USSA. Tennessee, California, Texas, Ohio–they all have stories of anomalous finds that disappear into the bowels of Smithsonian that could fundamentally change our view of how the Americas were settled. It would be different if this information was shared. But it’s not. So, who are they protecting them from? Us?

        • Kahlypso on April 12, 2017 at 3:33 am

          Hey OC, I dont support the theft of records. Im simply stating that it happens and has happened that way since…. well we have records going back to somewhere around 13000 BCE (maybe…) So we can prove that it has been done since at least 15000 years..
          It would be infantile and puerile of me to get upset about it, as much as getting into a tantrum about human trafficking.. Ask the Jews what they think of Slavery and Deportation…
          In absolutely no way, form or manner do I think that the Smithsonian Institute is a good thing for Archeology.
          They are thieves, liars, manipulators and pompous, arrogant, stupid fools.

  12. WalkingDead on April 11, 2017 at 8:34 am

    One only needs to look at the surviving stonework from the antediluvian world to understand just how advanced they might have been. Machines built from stone would use a different physics more in tune with the natural world. Structures built from stone with incredible precision to last for eons despite the ravages of time, weather, natural disasters, etc. and still able to partially function despite being somewhat dismantled.
    Some ancient texts gloss over this time period while others speak of it in detail. The true history of the world is far different than what we have been lead to believe.

    • Kahlypso on April 11, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Rubbish WD – People 8000 years ago only needed backbones and elbow grease to move 800 tons blocks of stone.
      20 years to lay Pyramid……….440 cubits.. 440 hertz??

      • Phil the Thrill on April 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

        Hey, what’s with the 440 Hertz thing? I just recently learned that some body called the “British Institute of Standards” (and I say that with a trilled “r” in “British”, and no “r” in “Standards”) mandated that our music, here in the anglosphere, must be tuned to an “A” that measures at 440 Hertz. I wanna know how Pythagoras knew what a Hertz was, and why an “A” at 432 Hertz is considered to be mo bettah than 440.

        • Kahlypso on April 12, 2017 at 3:56 am

          Hey Phil.. It’ll be hard to put it simply… check out Dana’s post on the Community –

          432 is the frequency that the Earth ‘hums’ to.. and is linked in many ways to many things. Welcome to this Rabbit hole, go down this door and let’s talk again in a week 🙂 ha ha.

          I’d like to think that the length in royal cubits.. (440) of the Great Pyramid has absolutely nothing to do with 440 hertz.. because otherwise.. that would be weird wouldnt it..?

          • Phil the Thrill on April 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

            Thank you, and sorry for being late getting that thanks to you. Good link. I recently read “Tuning The Human Biofield: Healing With Vibrational Sound Therapy” by Kusick. The author has adapted the use of tuning forks to a physical therapy treatment that seems complementary to acupuncture. She uses 432 Hz-scale forks, as well as Solfeggio ones.
            Kusick also mentions “The Electric Sky”, by Scott, in her book, and I am currently reading that. It’s a very good, layman-friendly treatise on the Electric/Plasma Universe theory. Dr. Scott puts a cannon ball below the waterline of the “The sun is a big thermonuclear reactor” argument, and does the same with the “Black holes hold galaxies together” one. Scott is one of the guys over at thunderbolts dot info. I believe Dr. Farrell must be familiar with them; since both they and Dr. Farrell are admirers of Anthony Perratt’s work.

        • LSM on April 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm

          as I am a professional musician all I can say to this is: A432 is the frequency of universal solitude/harmony;

          A440 is the frequency of disruption which leaves the body open to other disruptions;

          everything in music today (was 1st adopted by the American Academy of Music in 1919) is tuned to A440-

          Larry in Germany

      • WalkingDead on April 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm

        Yes, and they did it with a precision we still can’t match.

        • Kahlypso on April 12, 2017 at 4:08 am

          Yes.. using copper chisels and balls of diorite and lengths of yarn.. and following shadows at precisely midday.. and pulling blocks up ramps.. without any wheels or pulley systems.. but they did have a crane device, used for pulling water up out of the Nile.. Must have worked for 40 tonnes if it worked for 40 kilos.. Perfectly astrologically aligned and aligned to the compass points.. or at least it probably used to before the poles started wandering…
          Personally I can manage to tap a chisel against granite for about 3-4 minutes before my puny hands are ringing numb and my shoulder is launching a civil lawsuit against my back..
          The Egyptiens were able to pose a 5-40 tonne granite block every (according to how you calculate it..) 2-10 minutes (10 being 24/7 non stop for 20 years..)
          Of course it was a Tomb for one Meglomaniac… “REMEMBER ME!!”

  13. OrigensChild on April 11, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Why is it that when I hear anything coming from a DC department store use the word “emergency” I hear in my mind the word “opportunity”? Do they really think they are fooling us anymore? It’s time they admit the obvious and stop saying the indefensible. (And, Dr. Farrell, with the looting of the Baghdad Museum and Walter Bosley’s statements about his time there, I am convinced your suspicions are probably true. Data about those weapons of mass destruction, and the texts that describe them, are worth more than all of the oil in that region of the country. It’s how oligarchs spend a nation’s resources for their own archeological expeditions.)

    It’s time to pull out my copy of Styx, “The Grand Illusion” again! Several songs from that album fit here…

    • Phil the Thrill on April 11, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Haha! I had the poster from that album on my bedroom wall. Dennis DeYoung in a caucasian afro, snappy blazer, and blue patent leather shoes, awesome! I later replaced that poster with one of Angus Young, whose wardrobe was a bit less “assembled”: red corduroy shorts, a red Gibson SG, and about two gallons of sweat. That was right around the time that my voice dropped, of course.

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