the northern highlands of
Ethiopia lies the city of
Lalibela, which was known as Roha before the 12th century. Here are 11
buildings where each one had been carved out of one piece of unbroken
rock, with the roof at ground level. Today Lalibela is a place of
pilmigrage and devotion, as these buildings are widely regarded as
ancient temples or churches. According to Ethiopian tradition,
Christianity first came to the Aksum Empire in the fourth century A.D.
when a Greek-speaking missionary named Frumentius converted King Ezana.
Ethiopian tradition ascribes the whole complex’s construction to the
reign of King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (around 1181–1221). The later
"Gadla Lalibela", a hagiography (biography of a saint) of the king,
states that he carved these churches out of stone with only the help of
Although it appears that they indeed were used during the 12th and 13th centuries, it would not necessarily have to mean that they also must have been built around that time. Because when we closely examine the building style, the reocurring decorations and the incredible precision of these buildings, we can see a lot of striking similarities between these buildings and the large scattered stone blocks of Puma Punku in the Bolivian Andes. It would appear as if they would have been made by the same builders or at least have been built with the same know-how, but Puma Punku is accepted to be quite a bit older then the buildings of Lalibela. Due to the high precision of the stone cuts it would appear, like the blocks in Puma Punku, that they were not made with primitive tools but with advanced technology like laser cutting. Also, both the buildings of Lalibela and the stones of Puma Punku have similar motifs of carved crosses. (See the chapter about "Bolivia".)
The building known as the Church of Saint George (Biete Giyorgis - Literally:"House of George"), that is shaped like a cross (see images left and above), nowadays continues to draw Christian pilgrims and curious tourists. It is understandable how these buildings are seen as churches or temples because of their shape and the nowadays association of the cross with Christianity. However, the use of the cross as a Christian symbol only began after the time of the Constantine, three centuries after the birth of Christ. So apparently these ancient cross motifs have nothing at to do with Christianity at all. The cross motifs in Puma Punku also had never been associated with Christianity either.
History shows that the cross symbol already was used at least centuries before Christ. The ancient Assyrian solar disk or solar cross - depicted as a pointed star - was actually a depiction of the sun with its rays, believed to be the symbol of the sun god Shamash. The Kassite/Neo-Assyrian cross was more more similar to a Maltese cross. (See for example the stelae of the Assyrian kings Shamshi-Adad V (824-811 BC) and Ashurnasirpal II (884-859 BC)) So the pre-Christian crosses most likely represented the sun. Could it perhaps be that the cross/the sun was the chosen symbol of the Sons of the Law of One, also known as the Sons of Light?
Similar cross motifs at Puma Punku, located in the Bolivian Andes.
One a side note, one could say that the original symbol for
Christianity was the fish (ichthus/ichthys). It was used as a secret
symbol for Jesus' followers to mark meeting places and such. One legend
states if a Christian drew an arch in the sand and if the stranger
completed the ichthus symbol by drawing the arch, they would know they
were both Christians and were in good company. The Greek spelling of
ichthys also has a deeper meaning; The letters represent important
Christian words, including Jesus, anointed, son, and Savior. Although,
it wasn't until the 1970s that the ichthus symbol became popular as a
modern representation of Christianity.
Like with Puma Punku, the readings of psychic intuitive Dr. Douglas James Cottrell stated that the Ethiopia churches would be way, way much older than is currently believed. They would have been constructed around 13,000 BC, which would have been some 3100 years before Atlantis' final demise. There lived a large community and the climate was greatly different than it is now. It was a place of commerce or trade and a thriving place for people that also came from neighbouring regions and even from the Mediterranean. It would also have been a storehouse of knowlegde, a place of learning, and a safe or neutral place where people of the different warring factions could meet: Those from the Sons of the Law of One and those of the Sons of Belial (also known as the Sons of Belize by Cottrell). On occasion there also were readings from different civilizations around the globe.
Stone would have been carved by what one would call
'laser' - to get the idea - although it was different. Large
stones were heated up a little and smoothed with the "laser" and fitted
together by grinding them into each other until they could closely
interlock into each other. This form of construction was used in South
America as well in Africa, as well in other parts of the world.
Douglas James Cottrell: The Lalibela Temples of Ethiopia", by
In the town called Axum (or Aksum), in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, there are several fields where towering stelae had been erected, like the Obelisk of Axum. (Seen on the image above-right.) The largest of these stelae would measure 33 meters high if it had not been fractured. Most of their mass stands above ground but are stabilized by massive underground counterweights. Like also with the "temple"buildings, there are certain false doors that signified nearby hidden entrances leading to underground passages. The stelae are often believed to be grave markers and that there would have been graves witin the passageways below the ground.
When we closely examine the decorations of the windows of the buildings in Lalibela and the stelae in Axum, we can see another much reocurring symbol, usually placed in a row above another row of crosses, and that is a symbol shaped in the form of a crescent moon. It is seen within both the arching windows of Lalibela (like on the image left) and the tops of the stelae of Axum.
Many builings in Lalibela
show both the cross and the crescent moon symbol. In the Dead Sea
Scrolls, the Sons of the Law of One are called the Sons of Light, and
the Sons of Belial the Sons of Darkness - with Belial as their leader.
If the sun/cross - that represented the light - was the symbol of the
Sons of the Law of One, and considering that this
would have been a neutral place for the warring factions, it could make
sense that the crescent moon - that represented the darkness - perhaps
symbol of the other
faction: that of the Sons of Belial.
Axum is also the place where the Ark of the Covenant would have been kept for a long time in secrecy, within the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, before it was relocated to other places. (See the chapter: "The Ark of the Covenant".)
Based on the information from the channeled book: "A Dweller on Two Planets" (1894), the name "Axum" sounds like if it orginated from the Atlantean language, as many Atlantean names and words would have included the "x", while this letter is rather uncommonly used today.