Within the last year or so, there seem to have been several unknown ancient cities that are suddenly part of the known archeological records. These are not cities that were recently discovered, or insignificant ones that would have been easily overlooked. Some of the most important archeological finds, ones that have changed the way science thinks about early human civilization, appeared somewhere in the last year, and are now considered to have always been part of modern archeology.

While similar to well-known Mandela Effects like musical albums or entire islands appearing, changes in ancient sites have important consequences, not just for the way we look at human history, but for the conclusions we make about other, previously existing archeological finds. They question the roots of early human civilization, and suggest that history as we know it may have changed completely.

What follows is a small overview of ancient sites that to our best knowledge are Mandela Effects, i.e. the existence of which does not match our memories. There are probably many more. Rather than trying to prove them, we share these sites to draw your attention to this area of Mandela Effects that is easily overlooked.

Gobekli Tepe

me anc Gobeklitepe3The ancient temple at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey has been challenging all conventional ideas about early human civilization. Predating Stonehenge by 6000 years, this neolithic archeological site is carbon-dated at roughly 12.000 years old - that is 5.500 years before the first cities of Mesopotamia.

Gobekli Tepi has been called the most significant find in modern archeology, because it shows humans using advanced tools, language, architectural skills and social organization at a time when there were thought to be only traveling primitive tribes. It shows that humans were living together in cities and had developed skills that allowed them to build massive constructions that would be difficult to reproduce today.

The find at Gobekli Tepi is relevant especially in relation to the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx in Egypt. For decades the official theory has been that the Sphinx and the older pyramids were built roughly 2.500 BCE. People on the fringe disagreed, and said that based on water erosion and other data, the Sphinx is at least 10.000 years old. It was said this wasn’t possible, because humans were still primitive cavedwellers at that time and couldn’t have built something this massive and complex. Gobekli Tepi turned that idea upside down.

Gobekli Tepi is a Mandela Effect. There are famous Egyptologists in the last few years who never heard of this find, and many theories that don’t cite or involve this new understanding of human culture, and yet, the site was ostensibly found in 1963. It is raising questions about many aspects of human history, including possible non-terrestrial influences.

Kailasa temple, Ellora caves, India

me anc Kailasa3The Kailasa temple, located in the Ellora mountains in India, is one of the largest rock-cut Hindu temples in India, and the world’s largest monolithic structure carved from one piece of rock. The entire complex was carved out of the surrounding rock, from top to bottom, and includes features such as bridges, multiple levels, detailed statues and dwellings. It is said to symbolize the center of the universe.

It is currently dated roughly 750 CE, and is thought to have taken generations to complete. It is a massive feat of architecture and craftsmanship. Over the centuries, groups have tried to destroy the iconography for religious reasons, but the stone was so hard that they got no further than taking the faces off some of the elephants, even using modern tools and large manpower. How it was possible for people in 750 CE to create this temple is mystery that has raised many questions both in traditional science and fringe communities.

According to wiki, locals have always known about the Kailasa temple, as it has been used by cultures throughout the ages for trade and worship. It was analyzed by archeologists in the 1980s and has been known as one of the most important finds in the area for decades – yet people familiar with ancient finds don’t remember ever coming across this one.

Ollantay Tambo, Peru

me anc Ollentetambo2Ollantaytambo is an ancient town in the Sacred Valley of south Peru. It counts massive agricultural plateaus, and structural masterworks, and is perhaps the last somewhat intact Inca town in Peru.

Included in the site are huge megalithic stones, that some suggest were created thousands of years before the Inca culture predominated in Peru.


me anc sacsayhuamanSacsayhuaman is a megalithic fortress around Custco, Peru, the historical capital of the Inca Empire. It is perhaps one of the most impressive and amazing archeological finds in the Andes. Even with today’s modern machinery, we would have difficulty re-creating ancient construction.

“The stones fit so perfectly that no blade of grass or steel can slide between them. There is no mortar. They often join in complex and irregular surfaces that would appear to be a nightmare for the stonemason. There are no other walls like these. They are different from Stonehenge, different from the Pyramids of the Egyptians and the Maya, different from any of the other ancient monolithic stone-works.”

Petra, Jordan

me anc Petra5The temple complex in Petra is a hugely important find in understanding cultural development in the Middle East. While the other archaeological sites seem to have simply appeared, Petra in Jordan has changed at least several times so far.

The Angel visited this site around the year 2000, after having been a monk in the St. Catherine monastery in the Sinai desert. A week before going, he spoke for hours to one of the most well-known archaeologists in Jerusalem about ancient finds in the area, and specifically talked about visiting Petra. When he arrived at Petra, it was an isolated area where very few people visited. His guide explained that the little water flow in the canyon came from a water source a kilometer away, brought there by an ancient aquaduct. The place had never been found by the Romans, and so had never been conquered by them. There was one massive temple front, the one you can see in the Indiana Jones movie, with three big doors and all carved out into the rock. He went inside it, and was disappointed to see a room as wide as the temple front, but only two meters deep. The whole temple front was only a facade, with nothing inside. For the rest of the day, he explored the narrow canyon around the temple front, and found nothing at all in the whole area – no ancient ruins, no statues, no dwellings, no energies of any interest. There was simply nothing there.

me anc Petra3Recently, we watched a BBC documentary about Petra. They had needed special permission from the government to even visit inside the buildings of Petra, and had a local prince as a tour guide. In this documentary, the temple front had one big door instead of three doors, and when they went inside, they walked into a huge room, with three adjoining side rooms. There was a second temple front, much like the first but sticking out from the bedrock, and several other places, and a Roman amphitheater. All through the valley, there were dwellings carved into the rock, built adjoining the rock, or built around the other structures. There seemed to be a whole small city of weathered rock, which the documentary explained dated much further back than the dwellings around the temple front. The documentary explained there was no water in Petra, and it had to be brought in from the water source a kilometer away.


me anc Petra4In researching this Mandela Effect, we came across another documentary on it a few weeks later. Both that one and most official websites now show extensive dwellings and architecture from at least three different time periods, six massive fountains in the Gardens of Petra, and a swimming pool.

When you look these finds up on official sources, they are major finds, often the most important finds in the area with huge archaeological explanations. These sites weren't there before, or at least not in this extensive, massive size and scale. It shows, I would say, that changes are not just happening to us in our time, but have been happening for thousands of years, to the point where ancient civilizations built more and bigger cities that survive till today.


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