Mr. C.D.M. spotted this story on China's Xinhua news agency site, and I want to talk about it for today's high octane speculation:

Syria condemns "illegal excavations" by U.S., France, Turkey in northern Syria

This is, by now, a familiar pattern, or rather, interpretation of events: terrorist groups traffic in illegal artifacts as a means of funding their operations, and behind such groups, one has state actors: France, the USA, and so on:

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned what it called the "illegal excavations" in historic sites in northern Syria by the United States, France and Turkey, state news agency SANA reported.

The excavations are being carried out in the northern cities of Manbij and Afrin in Aleppo Province as well as in ancient sites in the northern cities of Idlib, Hasakah and Raqqa.

The ministry said it has information that the illegal excavation work has been increased in the areas where the aforementioned forces have a presence and a clout over local militia groups.

The pattern is as old as western imperialism itself: the Middle East has been plundered by a kind of "archeology imperialism" by France (think of Napoleon Bonaparte's expedition to Egypt, occasion of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone and its deciphering by Champollion), Prussia-Germany (think of the Prussian Academy's drawings of the actual entrance to the Great Pyramid and its strange markings or glyphs, or Von Schliemann's discovery of Troy. Von Schliemann, it might be added, challenged the assumptions of the day that Troy was a fiction invented by Homer, but rather that it actually existed, and used clues in Homer to find it.). Or, more recently, think of the Baghdad Museum looting, and the alleged recovery of its artifacts, a story which never seems to mention the still-unaccounted for cuneiform tablets, or the recent story of Hobby Lobby trying to acquire some tablets under highly questionable circumstances.  I'm on record both on this website and in a few of my books as advancing the theory that the Baghdad Museum looting was more than a bit suspicious. I've even entertained the idea that the G.W. Bush administration's argument that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction, when none were subsequently forthcoming from the American invasion of that country, may have been a bit of very clever misdirection: the USA may have been looking for weapons of mass destruction, but didn't find any of the conventional chemical, atomic, or biological variety, which is what most people think when they encounter the phrase or recall the story. But ancient weapons of mass destruction, or information about them, is off most people's radar. But that is, indeed, one of the agendas that I think is at work, perhaps to discover the ancient Tablets of Destinies referred to in Mesopotamian texts in contexts that suggest some sort of weapon of mass destruction was at work. I have entertained that a similar agenda is covertly at work behind the space program, with probes to the Moon, Mars, and most recently, the curiously named asteroid Bennu (which is also, I might add, a curiously shaped asteroid which intriguing "stuff" on its surface).

So, it should come as no surprise, if this covert "imperial archeology" game is indeed at work, that Syria would enter the picture, and how better than to conduct such an agenda than under the cover of terrorist groups trading in artifacts to fund their operations? It's a useful "cut-out" and cover story for such an agenda.  So is it going on in Syria?

Well, consider this. In a remarkable little book The Sumerian Controversy: A Special Report: The Elite Power Structure behind the Latest Discovery Near Ur, Dr. Heather Lynn recounts the strange power structure behind the excavations near Tell Khaiber in southern Iraq, a power structure that included an oil company in Texas(!) (p. 23), with connections to the widely known accounting firm Price Waterhouse and Lorne Thyssen of the German Thyssen family (p. 25), which of course had connections to Prescott Bush, whose son GHW was a Texas oilman, and whose own son, G.W., launched the Iraq invasion. Among some of the tablets found at the site, some allegedly contained information about Babylonian bloodlines. (p. 36).  Oh and did I mention that the oil company in question also had a significant block bought by... the Russians. You just can't make this stuff up.

So do I suspect that a similar network might be at work in Syria to explore and "recover" artifacts?

Yes I do.

See you on the flip 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. James Patrick on January 7, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Von Schliemann stole everything he could get his hands on — and used his wife to smuggle artifacts back to Europe. He was a vulgar thief masquerading as an archaeologist. In fact, the beginnings of archaeology were thus: wealthy father sends recalcitrant son who has zero chance of successfully continuing the wealth the father gained, to far-flung lands to return with as many artifacts as he can have father’s servants carry back with them. Father then turns over the “necessary artifacts to the proper government entity(ies) and keeps what’s left for his “private collection.” That, sirs, is how archaeology began.

    And… I wonder if Bush wanted to get his hands on whatever was being carried off in those brief cases so that the retelling of The story to fit our present construct called, “history” could continue unabated (same with Napoleon).

    • Kahlypso on December 14, 2018 at 5:23 am

      Von Schliemann also used Dynamite to excavate the lower levels of Troy instead of digging and uncovering he blew it to smithereens and dust.
      One can only think of Howard Vyse’s wanton destruction of the King’s chamber looking for ‘proof’ that didnt exist..
      Sometimes it may have been better for the future that somethings remained hidden until people of finer moral fiber came along and did the work correctly..
      Yes I know.. people will say, without these disasters in modern archeology… we wouldnt have archeology…
      I still say that the price was too high.
      (Sumerian Mythology Grammar Nazi attack… It’s called the Tablet of Destinies (nearest translation into EngRish.. Dup Shimati (singular not pluriel..) Dr. F. there are no tabletS… which is why its that important…..Anyone holding that particular Conch gets total power over the Council (which explains Marduk’s fulgurant rise to power).
      ..) Originally belonged to Tiamat, and it could be used to predict the future. given to Kingu and given to Marduk to assure his ultimate supremacy.. Although that in itself probably only proves that the Enuma Elish was written AFTER Ninurta and the Turtle..

      Do be careful dear Gizars.. don’t confuse the Tablet(NO S!!!! 1 ONLY 1 of them) of Destinies with ME’s, which are decrees written by the Gods.. where you’ll hear about Enki and the ‘(New…) World Order.. yep.. its really called Enki and the world Order..whereas his daughter/niece/current crush (oh yeh.. these sumerian Gods have absolutely nothing that ressembles morals as we would understand them to be..)
      Whereas Inanna procedes to get old Enki drunk and steals his ME’s…
      Nothing to do with the Tablet of Destinies…..

      Ok.. back to the article.. North of Syria eh?? I would just like to point out.. that Mosul is where Nineveh USED TO BE..

      But why so much interest in Nineveh I hear you say… Well.. for that answer you need to pay special attention to ONE phrase that written on ONE stone Stele.
      One stone Stele that was written by a King called Ashurbanipal.
      One simple phrase… … …

      ““I Assurbanipal within [the palace], took care of the wisdom of Nebo, the whole of the inscribed tablets, of all the clay tablets, the whole of their mysteries and difficulties, I solved”

      I’ll let you find out who Nebo was and why that’s important in and of itself..

      Assurbanipal was particulary interested in finding texts dealing with Divination and finding out the future.. … (sounds like that Tablet of Destinies…)

      When the Librairies of Assurbanipal were looted by the british archeologists… they sent all the clay tablets back to the Musuem in England, but hadnt bothered to record the tablets and where they had been found..
      The result.. was that by the time they arrived in England, they were so mixed up that it was impossible to know where the tablets came from…
      They found 2 main libraries in Mosul…. (quote “the WHOLE of the inscribed tablets”) … There must be more than 2 libraries… Assurbanipal claimed mastery of the languages from before the flood…

      Now do you see WHY the Hobby ‘Bible Musuem’ was buying up all those tablets from Isrealiens…

      • goshawks on December 16, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        Kahlypso, thank you again for your encyclopedic knowledge of pertinent ‘ancient stuff’. This aspect is sooo important to get out. It will form the basis of our regained memories, as it comes together. We are indeed a race with (engineered) amnesia…

        (I still wonder how much of our amnesia was a ‘spiritual fall’ – whether we got too loaded-up with pain to hold higher consciousness, some ‘blocking field’ was instituted, or whatever. Think of what the destruction of a populated planet would do to a race of true empaths…)

  2. dLux on December 14, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Looking for Stargate technologies?
    That is one thing I came across around the time that I also heard abou the Bhagdad museum being robbed …. with extreme precision (meaning they knew EXACTLY what priceless artifacts they were after, as if they had an insider {German?}).

  3. Margaret on December 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I know where these artifacts have been hidden… the Knights Templar’s were able to capture many valuable artifacts. They took them across the ocean to the woods of New Hampshire where the Westford Ley Line is. These artifacts have been buried there with the Templar’s leaving a Hooked X on granite where these artifacts are. Meanwhile the guardians of the woods to protect the artifacts are the Sasquatch & aliens. If anyone would discover their location, the guardians with their exotic weapons can simply send the artifacts through a portal to a different dimension. Maybe even time travel them.

    • goshawks on December 13, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Margaret, the Knights Templars were/are interesting folks. “Hooked X” is one hidden-in-plain-sight ‘secret’ of theirs…

      Think back to a scene in the movie The Da Vinci Code. Ian McKellen as ‘Sir Leigh Teabing’ (a Grail historian) explains that a male sexual organ was ‘symbolized’ into an upwards-pointing v: ^ (a caret). It stood for a male or male qualities. The reverse was also true: a downwards-facing v symbolized the pelvic triangle of a female. It stood for a female or female qualities. Together, they form an X – possibly a ‘couple’.

      Now, note that a “Hooked X” has the hook roughly halfway-up the downwards-facing v. It springs-from the original v, or female. It is also a female symbol itself, if you include the adjoining ‘arm’. This mini-v is also ‘small’, being much tinier than the original v it springs-from. Now, taken together, what does this mini-v symbolize? A baby or small female child, of course…

      Combine that the Knights Templars were/are ‘guardians’ of the female aspect (which got them in trouble with the patriarchal church) and the ‘rumored’ landing of Mary Magdalene (likely Jesus’ wife) in southern France with a small child, and you have the “Hooked X.” Templar knowledge of a female child of Jesus, hidden in plain sight…

  4. marcos toledo on December 13, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    The Syrian government should count itself lucky they can complain about the looting. And maybe able to reoccupy these sites in the future and with Russia and China help repatriate what has been stolen. This is beginning to look like the ending scene in Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

  5. marcos toledo on December 13, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    The Syrian government should count itself lucky they can complain about the looting. And maybe able to reoccupy these sites in the future and with Russia and China help repatriate what has been stolen. This is beginning to look like the ending scene in Raiders Of The Lost

  6. mpaff on December 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Cypher: You know, I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize?
    [Takes a bite of steak]
    Cypher: Ignorance is bliss

  7. Robert Barricklow on December 13, 2018 at 11:08 am

    That they scurry hither and thither, like mad men in search of the next needed fix.
    Does that preclude that discoveries in the past have yielded an insane ungodly rush of money & power[arguably the two most powerful drugs on Earth]?
    Is this why they’re all so fixated on these possible ancient technology sites?

  8. WalkingDead on December 13, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I would think any “Tablets of Destiny” would be found on Lapis Lazuli tablets rather than clay. That seemed to be the preferred medium for the Anunnaki. In Thoth’s case, it was Emerald. I haven’t heard of any such tablets being discovered, though some may have been. Would we hear about them, who knows?

  9. goshawks on December 13, 2018 at 7:00 am

    My thought is that satellite imagery has gotten so good in multispectral frequencies (and even ground-penetrating radar in dry climates) that there has been a wealth of ‘curious’ sites showing-up. The elites being who they are, there is probably only a cursory attempt to ‘bargain’ with officials of the nations harboring those sites. Political, religious, and even UN World Heritage Site status would block many sites from excavation. The fallback position is probably to engineer Chaos in those nations and then do whatever you wanted to, anyway…

    The region that the Kurds anciently occupied (now politically divided-up between Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria) has been researched by Andrew Collins to be the original stomping-ground of the Watchers (Anunnaki). So, the elite’s military forces and alphabet agencies have been backing the Kurdish militias in that area of Syria (and Iraq), and may have engineered the coup-attempt against Erdogan to gain access to eastern Turkey (also having a Kurdish ‘resistance’). This may also be a hidden reason why they want to bring-down and carve-up Iran.

    It will be interesting to see whether the elites find what they want, remove it, and then abandon the region, or find something immovable like a base or a wreck and have to settle in…

    • justawhoaman on December 13, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Some of the most ancient archaeological sites are in Turkey… so one more reason for gaining access to eastern Turkey.

  10. anakephalaiosis on December 13, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Power players are digging in ruins of ancient civilization collapses, looking for the missing upper hand.

    Of course, there is nothing to find, since man is spawned from Darwin the ape, according to masonic academia.

    Since masonry is papal spin, and papacy is rock solid cornerstone of filioque trinity, any doubt must therefore be heretical.

    • DanaThomas on December 13, 2018 at 7:29 am

      What they are searching for, they can only find in themselves. But such a realization is beyond them.

      • WalkingDead on December 13, 2018 at 9:56 am

        No longer to be found within them Dana, they have sold their souls for the wealth of a temporary world. What resides within them is no longer human in many respects.

        • Robert Barricklow on December 13, 2018 at 10:58 am


        • NonGMO_Alchemy on December 13, 2018 at 10:05 pm

          WD – Truly they have gone over to the dark side. This is a war on our consciousness. They can only have control / power if our consciousness is trapped in scientific materialism.

          Yes, they are most likely looking for ancient weapons / tech. but they most likely are also looking for spiritual science techniques that they can exploit while hiding all of the above from the masses. Our “history” has been carefully scripted to give the illusion of linear Darwinism where Spirit does not exist within each being and where consciousness is finite, is synonymous with the brain and can be ported to a machine.

          The truth is that we have fought this war once before on this planet and it ended badly for almost all. Now here we are again doing it all again. No wonder we are quarantined to this solar system.

      • zendogbreath on December 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm

        I’m thinking that these came up on my horizon recently for a good reason.

    • Don B on December 14, 2018 at 10:33 am

      anakephalaiosis, …….. per discussion above re: hooked x, it appears 22 times on the Kensington Rune Stone. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew language as well as other early Semitic languages but probably a coincidence. What is your take on this?

      • goshawks on December 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm

        Don B, Scott Wolter has an interesting take on the inscription upon the Kensington Rune Stone. In several youtube interviews, he says there is a ‘code’ hidden within the overall narrative. This numeric code corresponds exactly with an ancient Masonic degree ritual. Wolter has long held an interest in Masonry and became one a few years back. So, factor that in to the equation. But a very interesting tie-in, nevertheless…

        (A couple of years back, I emailed Wolter about my above “Hooked X” hypothesis, after seeing them on his “America Unearthed” TV show. There was no response, not even on how ‘wrong’ I was…)

        • Don B on December 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

          Gos.. Thanks for the links. Interesting.

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