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Megiddo and the Romans

24 February 2024

Gary sent in the link https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-13086599/ … a Roman camp unearthed near Armageddon, otherwise known as Megiddo, has excited the media it would seem. It was occupied for a couple of hundred years it would seem and housed 5000 soldiers, we are told. The same story is at https://www.livescience.com/archaeology/romans/1800-year-old-iron-legion-roman-base-discovered-near-armageddon-is-largest-in-israel … which is more or less word for word. Presumably citing a press release.

Over at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/02/240214203344.htm … American anthropologists cum archaeologists discovered a circular plaza in the Andes. It is said to represent an example of megalithic architecture – better known in other parts of the world. Megalithic here is defined by the use of large stones without mortar. They are laid vertically. Megalithic architecture is otherwise unknown in the Andes, we are told – but the more interesting fact is that it was circular. It was built, it is estimated, around 2750BC, roughly the same time as circular henges were being erected in Europe. It was found in the Cajamurea Valley in Peru.

At https://www.livescience.com/archaeology/skull-of-neolithic-bog-body-from-denmark-was smashed-by-8-heavy-blows-in-violent-murder … same timeline as the circular plaza, in the years around 3000BC. A body retrieved from a bog in Denmark is the subject matter. Was he sacrificed? If so – why? What was going on around 3000BC? One reason he may have been chosen was that he might have been an itinerant flint trader and craftsman. His genetic profile differs to that of the locals.

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