What Pidurangala is – a monastery in caves or an ancient Over-the-Horizon Early Warning Radar next to the Sigiriya "Lion's Rock"?
This is a continuation of the :
There is an unusual "bald" granite mountain at exactly 1 km distance (by centers) to the rocky plateau of Sigiriya, with flat inclined top of triangle shape, as if it were cut obliquely by the giant knife.
There is a monastery in caves of the Pidurangala Mountain, quite a big cave complex. Though the walls of the caves have been reconstructed the tell-tale signs of early civilization are evident. The face of the rock is carved to form grooves to prevent rain water from directly falling onto the caves. Furthermore, a rock inscription written in early Brahmi script links the cave to Lord Pussa and has been dated to 3 BC - 1 BC. This proves that the caves at Pidurangala were inhabited prior to King Kashyapa's era.
Here's how it looks like from the top of the rock of Sigiriya:
We can't see its flat inclined granite top of triangle shape from Sigiriya, because it is aimed in the other direction (away from us and to the left), and located on the back side of the mountain. But you can look at Google Earth screenshot (Pidurangala Mountain with sloping flat is highlighted by the yellow circle.)
Also you can see "the balancing stone" on the top of the Pidurangala mount. The Guide said that the "balancing stone" is installed in unstable condition and could easily be forced to swing with small power as a pendulum. As before, the Guide said that this "balancing stone" was intended to use as a weapon, to throw it on the heads of attackers, if necessary. This is nonsense, because even with rough assumption, weight of this stone is more than 5,000 tons and even currently it is impossible to install it there with our modern technologies, not to mention slaves with ropes and wooden sticks which only were at Kashyapa's disposal.
Do you remember the "stone on columns" placed near the "lion's paws" of Sigiriya? Very interesting coincidence… There are two mountains with the same high, with two "balancing stones" of thousands tons weight on each.
Assumption: from the modern point of view, these stones make sense only as seismometers (seismographs), sensors of seismic vibrations. Somehow, it was very important for ancient builders of Sigiriya, to be sure, that there were no so powerful earthquakes which were able to change geometric parameters (orientation) of mountains. Why? Because mountains could be used possibly for some very precise tasks…
Let's investigate geometrical parameters of the mountain.
If Google Earth tells us true, parameters of the Pidurangala Mountain top are following:
- Top of the rock fits within an equilateral triangle;
- elevation at point A = 252 m, at point B = 309 m, so h = 57 m;
- AB = 160 m. From point A to point B the plane of the rock has a uniform slope. There is no slope from point B to point C - plane is parallel to the Earth's surface.
I calculated the angle of the plane incline:
Cosec α = 160/57 = 2.8070175
So, α = 20.87 degrees (or 0.36425 radian) ≈ 21 degrees.
There is some thought of known to us modern analogues crossed my mind. There is a modern object identical (similar) to shape of the Pidurangala Mountain top:
|Photo of Signals intelligence radar at Ovidiopol-2, Odessa region, Ukraine. |
Used to be a GRU's top secret object during USSR times.
Assumption: thus, it can be assumed that the slope of the top of this rock used to be a basis for large antenna reflector, which could be:
1. The radio telescope designed for tracking space objects, or, equally likely:
2. Part of the over-the-horizon radar complex for surveying of space in the direction of Egypt (North Africa) and on, right up to the both Americas. Or part of the early warning radar system allowing defenses to be alerted of missile launches. Or part of Signals Intelligence system. There is its current analogue - antenna for signal intelligence that looks similar - a huge sloping plane (placed at Ovidiopol-2, Odessa region, Ukraine, it used to be a GRU's top secret object during USSR times.)
3. Or all of these at the same time.
In order to determine in which direction this antenna could be aimed, I worked little bit with Google Earth and found the following: briefly, the antenna was designed to control the airspace over the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, Atlantic Ocean and Americas. Partly or entirely.
If you draw a straight line on the axis of symmetry of the plane (antenna reflector) from higher to lower its points and on, you'd get the following result:
As the starting point I accepted the point behind the rock with coordinates: 7⁰57'52.40" N and 80⁰45'56.01'' E. Drawing a line further, I discovered that the line passed through Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt.
The line crossed the Nile River in Egypt at coordinates: 24⁰14'49.92" N and 32⁰52'35.60" E. Distance from that point to the pyramids on the Giza plateau is 685 km as the crow flies. The distance from this point to Sigiriya is 5,397 km. Thus, the deviation at Giza is not more than 7⁰ from our line's direction, so it definitely gets into the working sector of antenna. Although, there might be some inaccuracy... But there is nothing completely perfect on Earth… :-) Further the line passes through Algeria, picks Mauritania and through Western Sahara comes out onto the Atlantic Ocean.
Passed over the ocean, the line rests almost on the joint between Americas. In my case the line passes over Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Colombia (right above Bogota). I stopped the line at coordinates: 2⁰26'05.49" N and 78⁰08'09.02" W.
An interesting observation: what if the radar was directed to Atlantis ("island of Atlas"), a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 BC?
According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying to the west of the "Pillars of Hercules" (in front of Strait of Gibraltar) that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune".
In result of calculation, it turns out that the angle between direction from Sigriya to the most southern point of South America up to the northernmost point in North America is about 60⁰, i.e. if the working sector (sector review in the horizontal plane) of the antenna was not less 60⁰, it allowed to control all airspace and outer space over the entire territory in that direction.
Somebody could say that it can't be the radar, because radio waves travel in a straight line and cannot go round the earth. But over-the-horizon radars (OTH) use ionospheric reflection. Radio shadow problem for them does not exist at all. OTH is able to detect targets at very long ranges, typically up to thousands of miles.
For example, Russian Duga-3 (Russian: Дуга-3, 5Н32) OTH was able to detect launch of the subsonic cruise missile "Tomahawk" from the submarine in the Atlantic Ocean. It sounded like a sharp, repetitive tapping noise, at 10 Hz, so the Americans called it Woodpecker.
The structure of Duga-3 included three stations:
- In the area of Chernobyl (Ukraine, Chernobyl 2.) The station was constructed near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant due to its high energy consumption. Its State tests after modernization in 1985-1986 failed on April, 26 1986 in connection with the accident at Chernobyl.
- Near Nikolayev (Ukraine), currently dismantled.
- In the Bolshaya Kartel village (Khabarovsk Territory), next to the Komsomolsk-on-Amur, de-alerted of November 14, 1989 due to changes in the international situation and currently dismantled.
Fields of view of Duga-3 OTH stations:
|Fields of view of Duga-3 OTH stations|
For example, here is a picture of similar U.S. OTH radar in Nekoma, North Dakota (although it was a poor excuse of Duga-3):
|Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard complex in Nekoma, North Dakota|
Somebody also could say that it makes no sense to use such a great rock as a base of metal reflector of antenna. In my opinion, on the contrary, all is logical. If I have a tool, with one stroke of which I can cut to half the whole rock, I'm not going to bother with a long and troublesome installation of numerous metal trusses of the antenna with a height of several hundred meters. Moreover, a stone rock, as a basis for installation of antenna's metal reflector, much stronger than structure of metal trusses. So everything seems very clear and logical – constructing such a stone base is much easier, safer and better.
Also I would say couple of words to those, who confused with irregularities of antenna surface. In fact, it doesn't matter - stone surface by itself was hardly used as a reflector. So it doesn't have to be perfectly flat. Most likely this was the basis on which a metal reflector was mounted. In addition, there is another explanation of irregularities of a "rocky antenna" surface. It is clear that such objects in wartime are the priority objectives for the first, prevention strike. Taking into account the fact that the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro (Pakistan) was destroyed in 1,900 BCE by the impact of a nuclear weapon (or weapons with similar affecting factors), we can easily assume that the ancient civilization of which we are here concerned, were at compete and sometimes quarreled.
I do not insist that the "rocky antenna" was destroyed by nuclear explosion, no. There are no evidences for this. But if war comes, it had to be destroyed (damaged) in the first place - it's a fact. The rest was done by time and rains.
In addition, I would say that two seismic sensors ("stone on columns" and "balancing stone" of thousands tones weight) are the best evidences of my "stone antenna" theory. In this version they make sense - to understand whether the situation has changed, and therefore the characteristics of the antenna (orientation, angle, etc.) as a result of earthquakes, or not. Especially if you visit the site after a long absence, for example - if you find a stone fell on its side, it 100% needs a major overhaul. If the complex was intended for resort only, there would be no sense in such sensors and they simply would not exist.
Thus, I dare suggest that the "rock antenna" at Sigiriya was designed to control air space not only above the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, but possibly above Atlantis and Americas. The object of Sigiriya looks in this light not only as a comfortable place for leisure and entertainment, but also as a strategic object of special importance to signal intelligence or (and) missile and space defense of the ancient civilizations.
So, there is a sense to look for ancient spacecraft launching sites in that direction. Launchers of intercontinental missiles with nuclear warheads could hardly survive to nowadays. Although if they built them as silo launchers, as we are doing now (so the rocket most protected), the silo launchers could survive to modern times, if they had been carved in granite.
Interesting details: Sri Lanka is mentioned in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Sanskrit epics of ancient India, as the island kingdom of Lanka, ruled by Ravana, the main villain in the Ramayana.
The oldest preserved parts of the text officially dated around 400 BCE, though the origins of the story probably fall between the 8th and 9th centuries BCE. Mahabharata gives a description of the continents of the Earth, the other planets, and focuses on the Indian Subcontinent and gives an elaborate list of hundreds of kingdoms, tribes, provinces, cities, towns, villages, rivers, mountains, forests, etc. of the (ancient) Indian Subcontinent. It also explains about the military formations adopted by each side on each day, the death of each hero and the details of each war-racings.
Descriptions of some Mahabharata battles contain evidences of the possible use of nuclear weapons, with all of its destructive factors.
They say that during first atomic weapons test (July 16, 1945, codename "Trinity"), father of atomic bomb Robert Oppenheimer, shocked by terrible death power of his "child", had been reciting verses from the Mahabharata on Sanskrit:
“…Gurkha, flying a swift and powerful vimana,
hurled a single projectile
charged with the power of the Universe.
An incandescent column of smoke and flame,
as bright as ten thousand suns,
rose with all its splendour.
It was an unknown weapon,
an iron thunderbolt,
a gigantic messenger of death,
which reduced to ashes
the entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas…"
Of course, these objects cannot be considered separately from other similar, they should be considered only in comprehensive approach, as they were supposed to be part of a huge system located over large areas - in different countries and possibly, even continents. From this point of view, to test this theory, it is useful to map these ancient structures and try to establish a link between them.
A little bit of history and interesting facts:
When archaeologists had excavated the city of Mohenjo-Daro (translated as "Hill of the dead", destroyed about 3,500 years ago) in the 19th century, they found a lot of skeletons just lying on the streets, some of them were holding hands as though they were surprisingly took by some danger. These skeletons are the most radioactive from ever found, on a par with those found in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Ancient cities whose brick and stone walls literally turned into glass and melted together, can be found in India, Ireland, Scotland, France, Turkey, Russia (Karelia) and other places. There is no other logical explanation of melting of stones of fortresses and cities but an Atomic blast, or some very powerful weapon with effects similar to a nuclear explosion. To reach such results in any other way (the more conventional open fire) would not have been possible at all.
There are whole layers of fritted clay and green glass found among the ruins In Mohenjo-Daro, perfectly planned by a grid, with city water supply and sewer system, advanced than in Pakistan and India today, city, which according to the official story simply would not exist in such an ancient and wild times.
Apparently, sand and clay initially were melted and fused under the influence of extremely high temperature, and then instantly hardened. The same layers of green glass appeared in the desert of Nevada (United States) after every nuclear explosion.
The analysis of samples carried out at the University of Rome and in the laboratories of the Italian National Research Council, revealed: fusion happened at 1400-1500 Centigrade's. The temperature during those times can be reached in metallurgical furnace, but never on a vast open area.
If you carefully examine the destroyed buildings, you will see that there is a clear region outlined as the epicenter of explosion, ground zero, where all of buildings were swept away by a "squall". Destroying impact gradually decrease from the center to the periphery. Most buildings have remained at the periphery. In short, the picture is reminiscent of the effects of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Dating of the destruction of the city (3,500 years ago) is based on the radiocarbon analysis and can produce significant errors in conditions of high radiation (and there they just occured). The radiocarbon method applied by Soviet scientists, showed earlier date of 2,400 b.c.- this is a 4,400 years ago.
Other researchers include Mohenjo-Daro to one of 7 cities of "Rishi", owned by the ancient Empire, which existed in India 15,000 – 12,000 years ago.
So, with the death of Atlantis by the cataclysm in the depths of the named in it honor Atlantic Ocean, and the destruction of Kingdom of Rama by nuclear weapons, our world rolled down to the "stone age" again.
Endless cycles of history ... How many times this has happened before? How many times it will be repeated again and again?
Human memory is short, but so did the short memory of mankind. Oblivion is a most terrible curse, seal of which humanity bears on itself...
Continuation - Chapter 4: New mysterious riddles of Sri Lanka. What unites the ancient civilization of the Indian subcontinent with Africa, Atlantis and South America? Mihintale, Sigiriya and Yapahuwa: mysterious triangle of sacral objects, memory of whose went through the Millenniums. Masonic symbols before the Buddhist era. Ancient cosmodromes.