Astonishing human heads of Antarctica !

List members , this is astonishing news about Antarctica . A must read :-

Antarctica (Public Domain) and Figure 7a © William James Veall: a drawn image of the very first portrait the writer discovered on Antarctica; Deriv.

UPDATED 28 AUGUST, 2021 - 02:00 WILLIAM JAMES VEALL

Astonishing Human Heads: Do Satellite Photographs Now Prove Existence of Humans on Antarctica…6000 Years Ago? – Part I

Accurate geographical and cartographical information concerning the continent of Antarctica has only really been uncovered since AD 1822. However, in direct contradiction, ancient maps reveal Antarctica completely free of glaciation thousands of years beforehand.

According to experts in ancient cartography and oceanography, only a very advanced maritime culture exploring Antarctica after the end of the last Ice Age, 11000 years ago, could possibly have created such maps. So, who was this suddenly, incredibly advanced civilization?

The beautiful but formidable landscape of Antarctica

The beautiful but formidable landscape of Antarctica. ( Public Domain )

The failure to find an acceptable answer to this cartographic mystery led to speculation that ancient maps were produced by highly advanced aliens, because to produce maps of huge continental land masses, they could only be plotted accurately from an aerial perspective using surveying equipment especially designed for the purpose!

So, aliens excluded, which highly technically advanced cartographers could traverse our planet many thousands of years before the likes of Columbus, et al? Where did they come from and how did they come to possess the expertise and navigational ability to sail vast oceans and, most importantly, to record their findings on maps alleged to have been the sources of information passed on to ‘modern’ explorers like Columbus, Cook, Magellan or Vasco da Gama, for example.

Surprising Satellite Photography Reveals Antarctica’s Distant Past

To quote an example, there is the 16th Century ‘Buache’ map which he (Buache) claims to have been made by a very ancient civilization which accurately mapped the continent of Antarctica completely free of its one-mile deep ice cap. However, with no concrete proof to substantiate his claims, experts suspect Buache's map was probably the product of a vivid imagination. But was it? We shall see later.

“Map of the Southern Lands contained between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Pole, where the new discoveries made in 1739 to the south of the Cape of Good Hope may be seen” by Philippe Buache.

“Map of the Southern Lands contained between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Pole, where the new discoveries made in 1739 to the south of the Cape of Good Hope may be seen” by Philippe Buache. ( Public Domain )

Author, space archaeologist, and independent researcher, William James Veall has taken advantage of Antarctica's present narrow extension of coastal deglaciation and used remote sensing satellite photography to expose a number of absolutely astonishing human heads and animal portraits together with inscriptive material clearly demonstrating someone had touched down on at least three separate areas of Antarctica coastline in the distant past.

FIGURE 1: Modern map of Antarctica indicating the section of the Ross Sea coastline, the subject of Space Archaeologist William James Veall's probing by remote sensing satellite (in red) and the extended ice-free section of the Ross Sea coastline as shown on the AD 1512 maps of Oronteus Finaeus (marked green).

William Veall continues: Many readers of Ancient Origins already know I use the technique of remote sensing satellite photography to expose ground-based imagery: rock sculptures, intaglios, pictographs, petroglyphs and epigraphy symbols. Currently, I am also involved in using satellite technology for the extremely important service of detection, preservation and protection of archaeological sites world-wide from theft and acts of vandalism. (GlobalXplorer)

Utilizing this same technique, I have been very successful tracing the coastline 'hops' of trans-oceanic voyagers around South America, the seaboard of North East America, Newfoundland, the West Coast of Africa, Uruguay and even down the eastern coast of Australia (see table 1) with some most incredible revelations.

FIGURE 2: Table 1. Ancient symbols discovered along the eastern coastline of Australia by William James Veall, March 2017. (Copyright WJV 2017)

FIGURE 2: Table 1. Ancient symbols discovered along the eastern coastline of Australia by William James Veall, March 2017. (Copyright WJV 2017)

Was Antarctica Once Ice-Free?

Following the rather fruitful foray along the east coast of Australia I decided to chance my luck and put to the test the statement made by the Greek geographer, cartographer and mathematician, Marinus of Tyre who in 400 BC reported he had knowledge of an ancient map depicting Antarctica free of ice.

Logically, the nearest point of any trans-oceanic contact with Antarctica using the eastern Australian coastline as a guide would be to cross the South Atlantic, sail into the Antarctic circle, and come ashore at some point roughly in the region of Wilkes Land; the same area selected by Ross in AD 1840-1843.

It is not unreasonable to assume on the premise that the extreme eastern Australian seaboard runs southwards following roughly the 153º anti-meridian that ancient explorers would have 'coast hopped' this meridian in easily measured steps of latitude known in ancient navigational parlance as 'running the latitudes' in conjunction with certain overhead constellations, thus enabling them to cross the oceans until they reached the continent of Antarctica.

After a preliminary scanning of most of the Antarctic perimeter, a deglaciated section of the Ross Sea region appeared to be the only area that might yield sufficient arcti-factual data to make this 'shot in the dark' have any real significance to answer the question: Are there any signs of indigenous or external activity which may account for the fact that various ancient sea maps purport to show all or parts of the Antarctica coastline free of ice?

So firstly, how did Marinus of Tyre learn of the existence of ‘Antarctica’ in 400 BC and secondly, did Buache really have access to ancient maps which allowed him to construct what he claimed to be a true representation of the continent of Antarctica... minus its covering of frozen ice and snow?

Apparently, it was Aristotle who told Marinus of the existence of a continent named 'Terra Australis' surrounding the South Pole. Marinus then marked the world map he was compiling from other ancient maps with this same title. But, most fascinating of all, his map showed Terra Australis (Antarctica) without the traditional ice shield. However, the ancient maps Marinus allegedly used mysteriously 'disappeared' so we have no way of verifying his story.

By the same token; this does not explain how other ancient cartographers, like Oronteus Finaeus and Hadji Ahmed could also claim they had access to maps 6,000 years old (4000 BC) depicting the continent of Antarctica completely free of an ice cap. From where did their maps originate and who compiled them? I believe I may have chanced upon an answer.

Oronteus Finaeus (or Oronce Finé), ( Public Domain )

Searching the Explorers’ Sea Route

I must confess, prior to my Antarctica 'shot in the dark'—apart from knowing Antarctica housed the South Pole... and a few penguins—I really had no preconceived ideas about this ice-coated region at the southernmost tip of Planet Earth. Imagine my surprise to discover quite by chance I had followed the now familiar 'modern' explorers’ sea route to Antarctica and coincidentally landed my remote sensing satellite probe virtually at the same anchorage chosen by Amundsen (1911-1912) and Scott (1910-1913).

Rounding Cape Adare and into the Ross Sea, I scanned the eastern coastline along a stretch where the Ross Sea borders Victoria Land. Quite coincidentally, a section of deglaciated shoreline had retreated a little inland leaving a roughly two-kilometer (1.24-mile) stretch exposed, albeit, some places still covered with traces of glaciation. According to the most recent scientific surveys, the Eastern Antarctica ice shield has, even over just the last twenty years, begun to melt at an alarming rate suspected to be as a result of global warming.

I had barely crossed the halfway mark along the Ross Sea shoreline when I had the shock of my life!

Human Heads

The satellite had captured very clearly a human head image (portrait) staring out from the rocky terrain. (Figures 7 and 7a) This was not supposed to happen: the presence of Mankind in any form, prehistoric or otherwise had never ever been detected on Antarctica—a continent currently believed to have been ice covered for eight to nine million years, and would logically be virgin territory free of any prehistoric indigenous inhabitants until well after the end of the great Ice Age, 12,000 years ago.

FIGURES 7 and 7a: The very first portrait I discovered on Antarctica; this amazing figure wearing a tricorn hat is carved into a deglaciated rock surface, some 25 meters in height x 32 meters width, it features a human head, Caucasian in appearance, with gentile facial features and lightly epicanthic, expressive eyes. The left cheek (facing) is pecked with a Cretan style 'star'; the forehead with a diamond point GIS. Beneath the right eye (facing) is a small pecked triangle. Just opposite are pecked two Linear A characters.

FIGURES 7 and 7a: The very first portrait I discovered on Antarctica; this amazing figure wearing a tricorn hat is carved into a deglaciated rock surface, some 25 meters in height x 32 meters width, it features a human head, Caucasian in appearance, with gentile facial features and lightly epicanthic, expressive eyes. The left cheek (facing) is pecked with a Cretan style 'star'; the forehead with a diamond point GIS. Beneath the right eye (facing) is a small pecked triangle. Just opposite are pecked two Linear A characters.

Research carried out by Reading University in the UK strongly suggests an advanced civilization did exist many thousands of years before the Egyptians, Sumerians or Babylonians; this culture of Black Peoples (the Kiffian Era) due to climatic changes were driven south from their homelands of the "Green Sahara" (9000 – 4000 BC) to eventually merge their allegedly quite advanced technology with the less developed peoples in the southern regions, Egypt, for example. (see References: ' Black Mummy of the Green Sahara' - an excellent video).

Scanning the Ross Sea rocky coastline eventually exposed some forty or so human head portraits, including animal heads and, including those in Table 2, nearly one hundred pecked symbols. My method of analysis has been developed over many years studying literally hundreds of satellite imagery situations across the mountains and deserts of the world, enabling the creation of extremely critical rules for precise imagery interpretation.

FIGURE 3: Table 2 Chart depicting the ancient symbols uncovered along the Ross Sea coastline of Antarctica by Space Archaeologist, William James Veall in April 2017. (Copyright WJV 2017)

FIGURE 4: Table 3: Comparing Linear A and Linear B scripts from Tables 1 and 2.

FIGURE 4: Table 3: Comparing Linear A and Linear B scripts from Tables 1 and 2.

[Authors note: The backgrounds to Figures 5 to 12 have been lightly diffused to improve image clarity, but this original satellite imagery has not been retouched in any way. The added silhouette is not intended to be a 'portrait' but simply an aid to identifying the pose of the satellite image. Figs 5 to 12 are published under the Google Earth 'Permissions of Fair Use'.]

FIGURES 5 and 5a: A petroglyph, located on Marambio Island in the north-west corner of the Antarctic, has a most unusual monkey-face profile, subtending the head of an eagle. The head is marked with an open loop GIS symbol on the left cheek. Three circles (stones) are conjoined at the rear of the eagle's head. A date perhaps?

FIGURES 5 and 5a: A petroglyph, located on Marambio Island in the north-west corner of the Antarctic, has a most unusual monkey-face profile, subtending the head of an eagle. The head is marked with an open loop GIS symbol on the left cheek. Three circles (stones) are conjoined at the rear of the eagle's head. A date perhaps?

Which particular culture used this motif as its signature icon to announce its presence on Antarctica? The head is 34 meters high by 50 meters wide (111.5 feet by 164 feet), the Eagle 18 meters high by 39 meters in length (59 feet by 128 feet). The two conjoined 'Gods' appear to represent Hanuman, the all-powerful Hindu Monkey God and the Eagle, the Hindu God, Garuda … but in the ANTARCTIC?

FIGURE 6: I originally ignored this rock-strewn debris but careful maneuvering of the remote sensing camera shot exposed a pattern of rocks seemingly set in the form of an ancient legend embedded into the seashore. Unfortunately, the seaward portion of the text is now submerged under (melt) water. Exposed size 50 meters in length x 25 meters (164 by 82 feet) wide.

Was this message a Dedication to celebrate a long-held dream of stepping ashore on Planet Earth's most iconic land mass; acting as a counterweight to balance Global Earth with another great land mass in the north—the Arctic? I believe so.

The characters appear very similar to the Minoan Linear A 'accountancy' script, circa 1800 – 1400 BC; this is immensely interesting because the 'dots and dashes' just might translate into chronological data, in other words - announcing the arrival and date of European mans' first footfall on the continent of Antarctica?

Interestingly, Table 3 quite clearly depicts characters are both Linear A and B types, whereas virtually all the subsequent inscriptive material (see table 2) along the Ross Sea coastline is 'pecked' in a more advanced alphabet of Phoenician genre. Thus, by inference, the landing must have taken place well before 1200 BC because after that time the Phoenician genre (1100 BC) began to dominate 'writing'.

One further fact that might confirm that the message was a 'Dedication of Arrival' ; the triangle symbol gives an exact latitude 72 21 04 00 S and longitude 170 15 37 00E. In my experience, a triangle followed by a capital 'A' almost always signified a geodetic of importance.

Further, why set this co-ordinate on a fragile shoreline when all others are carved into the cliff face? Answer: many years earlier the coastline was greatly extended, as proven by both the Oronteus Finaeus and Buache ancient maps (see Figure 1 map, green extension).

FIGURES 7 and 7a: The very first portrait I discovered on Antarctica; this amazing figure wearing a tricorn hat is carved into a deglaciated rock surface.

FIGURES 7 and 7a: The very first portrait I discovered on Antarctica; this amazing figure wearing a tricorn hat is carved into a deglaciated rock surface.

FIGURES 8 and 8a: This figure, 23 meters high x 20 meters in width is clearly of 'Native' ancestry. The head appears to have an unusual projecting jawline. A gnomon records the 170.16.26.00 longitude co-ordinate of this particular image.

FIGURES 8 and 8a: This figure, 23 meters high x 20 meters in width is clearly of 'Native' ancestry. The head appears to have an unusual projecting jawline. A gnomon records the 170.16.26.00 longitude co-ordinate of this particular image.

Reading the back history of Antarctica, references clearly state that there was never any indigenous flora and fauna of any kind present on the continent because the land mass had been completely covered in an ice sheet for at least nine million years... before even prehistoric Man.

[Read Part II]

Space archaeologist and independent researcher, William James Veall is Director of Nascodex and Consultant to

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Folks , I must say , Part II of this same article is even more fascinating...to put it midly , this just changes EVERYTHING we thought we knew about Antarctica :-

Antarctica (Public Domain) and Figure 6 © William James Veall: a drawn pattern of rocks seemingly set in the form of an ancient legend embedded into the seashore; Deriv.

UPDATED 25 AUGUST, 2017 - 22:57 WILLIAM JAMES VEALL

A Message on the Shore: Do Satellite Photographs Now Prove Existence of Humans on Antarctica…6000 Years Ago? – Part II

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Reading the history of Antarctica, references clearly state that there was never any indigenous flora and fauna of any kind present on the continent because the land mass had been completely covered in an ice sheet for at least nine million years... before even prehistoric Man.

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[READ PART I]

According to experts in ancient cartography and oceanography, only a very advanced maritime culture exploring Antarctica after the end of the last Ice Age, 11000 years ago, could possibly have created accurate geographical and cartographical information in maps. Yet such maps seemingly exist. So, who was this suddenly, incredibly advanced civilization?

Craggy mountain landscape in Antarctica ( Public Domain )

[Read Part I here]

Satellite Images Reveal Surprises

Now this discovery by William James Veall asks the question: who carved with such finesse two massive deer heads, which by their conformation suggest they may be of the Huemul species? Sculpture size (per each) averages 18 meters length by six meters width (59 by 20 feet).

FIGURES 9 and 9a: Amongst the plethora of Antarctica imagery I have recorded each piece of imagery brought forth its own particular surprise. The two animals depicted in this exciting figure were no exception.

FIGURES 9 and 9a: Amongst the plethora of Antarctica imagery I have recorded each piece of imagery brought forth its own particular surprise. The two animals depicted in this exciting figure were no exception.

Were the two sculptures homeland icons or had successive waves of immigrants imported deer as a source of live food or milk provision; this poses another question: from where? The nearest habitat for the Huemul species of deer would likely be Patagonia, South America.

A Heumul, male south Andean deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) in Cerro Castillo National Reserve, Aysén Region, Chile. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )

There is a possible solution. During a period of temperate climate, did a sea route open between Cape Horn (Patagonia) and the Shetland Islands? I am quite confident in putting forward this suggestion because distinct traces of rock art activity are visible on the rock faces of some of the islands in the Shetland group. (to be published later)

Also, Nelson Island directly faces Peninsula Antarctica where I have recorded more human head portraiture, one of which is MS 3815 depicted in Figure 5, located on Marambio Island. Did some peoples set foot on Antarctica before or after those who landed at Ross Sea? Also, did the same people in a great period of climatic change either circumnavigate or use a deglaciated land route across Antarctica to reach the Ross Sea community? Hence, explaining why there are different races immortalized in its human head portraiture.

The answer to such questions is a huge and separate project in itself, probably even greater than the Ross Sea investigation because it must take into account transient movement of humans and animals between the tip of South America and Peninsula Antarctica, likely intervals of glaciation and deglaciation during periods of climatic change.

If the current glacial melt-down continues there will inevitably be the discovery of more human head portraits, with, perhaps, some very important inscriptive material; all of which will make fascinating comparisons with the Ross Sea anchorage and solve the question of who really were the first to set foot on Antarctica.

FIGURE 10 and 10a What an amazing discovery! Carved entirely from white rock, an oval shaped human head with a round eyed, rather chilling stare marked with ancient symbols. Dots in a circle about a center point motif is typical late 13th century BC. Mycenaean. (Size 44 meters high x 33 meters width).

FIGURE 10 and 10a What an amazing discovery! Carved entirely from white rock, an oval shaped human head with a round eyed, rather chilling stare marked with ancient symbols. Dots in a circle about a center point motif is typical late 13th century BC. Mycenaean. (Size 44 meters high x 33 meters width).

FIGURE 11 and 11a: A superbly sculptured human head in a 'Romanesque/Greco' style helmet with an open loop GIS mark on the front panel. The portrait, nearly 800 meters in height by 400 meters wide is carved into the steep face of a mountain ridge. Immediately to the right (facing) is a very distinct GIS symbol which gives a latitudinal reading of 82º 25 15 00S. Six hundred meters to the east is 'pecked' a diamond point GIS indicating the longitude of the site.

FIGURE 11 and 11a: A superbly sculptured human head in a 'Romanesque/Greco' style helmet with an open loop GIS mark on the front panel. The portrait, nearly 800 meters in height by 400 meters wide is carved into the steep face of a mountain ridge. Immediately to the right (facing) is a very distinct GIS symbol which gives a latitudinal reading of 82º 25 15 00S. Six hundred meters to the east is 'pecked' a diamond point GIS indicating the longitude of the site.

Satellite photographs show the sculpture is on a mountain side in the Holyoake Range. The very fact this colossal bust was carved in such a remote snowbound location greatly puzzled me, although I do accept the bust may have been carved if this area of Antarctica had once upon a time become ice-free and accessible. When and by whom, and for what purpose was this massive figure set in this particular location?

Satellite Navigation Reveals Ancient Records

And then, I remembered reading from an excellent book by the late Prof. Charles Hapgood, (FRGS) " Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings " that Oronteus Finaeus had plotted the position of the South Pole from ancient maps he had acquired. Hapgood cannily computed that Oronteus Finaeus' South Pole was in fact 7.5º (800 km/497 miles) from the true South Pole we recognize today.

Now came the moment of truth! My satellite navigator had, on the 9th May 2017, recorded a latitudinal reading of 82º 25' for the statue, almost the 7.5º from the true South Pole. I then checked out the longitudinal co-ordinate, 160º 32'.

Each co-ordinate confirmed almost exactly the position of the South Pole—precisely as Oronteus Finaeus had marked upon his 1531 AD map.

I firmly believe the gigantic 800-meter-high (2625 feet) sculpture was carved, not only to permanently mark what was believed to be, at the time, the true South Pole, but to honor and record in Memoriam the first peoples ever to knowingly reach the 'South Pole'.

Messages on the Seashore

The very last thing I expected to end up doing was writing an in-depth article, analyzing and creating artwork for numerous portraits, drawing maps, plus epigraphy tables, all resulting from a fun-loving hunch to circumnavigate the vast continent of Antarctica by remote sensing satellite—all out of sheer curiosity.

To find a whole host of human head portraits, seemingly of at least five differing cultures, plus animal heads, all interspersed with a mass of inscriptive material and, romantically, ' a message on the seashore', was mind-blowing to say the least.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind, against all the known odds, that Antarctica had been visited in the ancient past with possibly some long-term habitation along, at least, the coastal regions in periods of more temperate climate; this proof completely rebuts the long-held belief that "Antarctica NEVER had any native people living there, in fact until AD 1822, NO ONE had even set eyes on Antarctica."

But surely the 'icing on the cake' was when I discovered the importance of the massive figure carved in the Holyoake mountain range to commemorate the discovery of and record the exact location of the South Pole as extrapolated from Oronteus Finaeus' ancient maps.

I have a slight reservation about this point, having recorded by remote sensing hundreds of GIS (Geodetic and Identification) markers. I have always been astonished at the incredible accuracy achieved by the ancient map makers— and I am not talking in 'degrees' but 'minutes' of accuracy—quietly suggestive of an ancient civilization possessing knowledge of astronomy, navigation and map-making with superlative scientific equipment not equaled by 'modern' man until at least the 19th century.

Dating of artifactual material is at best very much trial and error. The dress code of any ancient statue or portrait is almost always a sound clue to provenance. Here, one clue is in the rather 'Romanesque/Greco' style of helmet as seen above. In fact, along the Ross Sea section there appears to be at least four busts similarly helmeted, suggesting an expeditionary force from the Mediterranean had indeed succeeded in reaching Antarctica.

As a space archaeologist, I make no claims to having expertise in epigraphy; this does not preclude making observations about the material I have uncovered in the course of my research. Therefore, is it possible to derive a time frame simply from the inscriptive material I have charted in Tables 1 – 3)? The answer is yes. Firstly, by observing the historical extremities of the tabulated charts.

The very earliest stage of the Antarctic epigraphy chain would need to have Egyptian hieroglyphs: there are NONE. An end point to my tabulated chain would need to include the 'modernized' Greek alphabet, Hebrew, and perhaps even Roman lettering. There are NONE. Thus, we have established the limits of the charted inscriptive material.

Table 1 "Symbols discovered along the east coast of Australia".(Copyright WJV 2017)

Table 1 "Symbols discovered along the east coast of Australia".(Copyright WJV 2017)

Table 1 "Symbols discovered along the east coast of Australia" . MS 3755, Col 5, depicts a Proto-Sinaitic character, (man joyously waving arms about) circa 1850 BC. Is this the first link in the hypothesis? As we examine other characters in Tables 1 and 2 we find a bias towards the Minoan script, Linear A. Now, Linear A was developed, circa 1800 BC - 1400 BC, and used essentially as an 'accounting script'. Hence ‘dots and dashes’ signifying a base 10 script. (see table 3 and the "message on the sands" )

Table 2. Chart depicting the ancient symbols uncovered along the Ross Sea coastline of Antarctica by Space Archaeologist, William James Veall in April 2017. (Copyright WJV 2017)

Table 3. “Message on the sands” (Copyright WJV 2017)

Table 3. “Message on the sands” (Copyright WJV 2017)

However, one will notice within the 'mix' (Tables 1, 2 and 3) are characters from the Mycenaean script Linear B, developed circa 1500 BC – 1200 BC and mainly used for communication.

Thus, we have a start date in our timeline made up from Proto-Sinaiatic (1850 BC) paralleled with Linear A (1800 BC - 1400 BC), followed by Linear B (1500 BC – 1200 BC). Linear B was followed by the Phoenician alphabet (1100 BC) which continued down into the Iron age (1050 BC) thence to be taken over by Greek alphabetical variants (800 - 750 BC).

According to the inscriptive material, the Ross Sea region of Antarctica was subject to visitations and possible semi-permanent habitation during a period(s) of deglaciation 1850 BC through to, say at least 1050 BC, a time scale allowing for overlap—not far off 1000 years.

Also, I believe, over this 1000-year time span Antarctica was eventually circumnavigated 'en total' hence the map of Antarctica was actually bit-mapped, thus producing the historically reported series of slightly disjointed local maps.

An in-depth appraisal of glaciation and deglaciation of Antarctica even over just 10,000 years is extremely complex and outside the remit of this article. Suffice it to say, if perchance the 'message in the sands' was one of farewell, why was it 'written' in Linear A / Linear B and not the same alphabet as the mass of inscriptive material shown in Table 2? Were there successive visitations over the 1000-year period? Perhaps with the latter waves using a more 'modern' form of written communication.

Who Could have Created Such Works?

We have already discussed it was Aristotle who informed Marinus of Tyre in 400 BC of the existence of a Continent called Terra Australis (Antarctica) which he had gleaned from (local) maps hundreds of years old.

Now, if we accept the ancient maps Aristotle referred to, stretch back hundreds of years, 1450 BC is well within an acceptable time frame. A time frame that encompasses the period when the Minoans were extremely active commercial maritime traders, superb artisans at producing amazing gold and bronze human figurines and natural forms (animals (deer), birds, flowers and fish) and obviously would have included a range of iron and bronze tools for shipbuilding to fine arts.

A detail of the dolphin fresco, the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE)

A detail of the dolphin fresco, the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE) (Mark Cartwright/ CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 )

The Ross Sea sculptures could only have been carved by highly skilled artists working with possibly some of the hardest rock known to man; these artisans would surely have needed 'mauls and chisels' made from durable bronze or iron. This fact is very important because the dates of the Minoan Bronze Age (1500 – 1200 BC) and subsequent slight overlap into the Early Iron Age (1050 BC) firmly keep the Minoans in our postulated timeframe.

Many Different Cultures?

One very interesting point arises when considering, in such a short stretch of shoreline, there are at least five completely differing cultures depicted by the physiognomy of the busts; I do not believe they are a generation arising from linear development because quite simply we would be looking at tens of thousands of years, not just 10,000 years of deglaciated history.

What is more, the ancient artists have carefully selected their rock face work-pieces to reflect the color tones of the faces they desired to portray, hence, presenting us with everlasting original portraits of inhabitants 'in the flesh' exactly as they were centuries ago.

Strangely, even the portraits of the most primitive peoples are marked with the same 'international' loop or diamond point GIS, clearly indicating the statues are contemporaneous alongside the copius amounts of inscriptive material; this, as we have already said, is readily dateable between the limits of 1850 BC – 800 BC.

I cannot state categorically that Minoans were the very first to see or set foot upon the shores of Antarctica; that is something we will never know for certain. The very fact that 'primitive' busts were evident amongst the sculptures suggests local native 'Fisherfolk' from say Patagonia, New Guinea or Southern Australia, for example, could equally have taken advantage of a temperate climate window and were actually in residence before the Minoans arrived.

Clearly without close forensic examination I am unable to say one way or the other whether the Minoans with their passion for recreating all living creatures in paintings or sculptural form conceived the Ross Sea shoreline as a museum masterpiece, or whether the more primitive residents had the capability and tools to fashion imagery according to their own likeness before the Minoans arrived... and used a GIS insignia. (I don't think so?)

And to finish, some HOT NEWS:

FIGURE 12 and 12a: Fig 12 is the original untouched satellite photograph. Fig. 12a has been lightly retouched by pencil only.

FIGURE 12 and 12a: Fig 12 is the original untouched satellite photograph. Fig. 12a has been lightly retouched by pencil only.

This latest satellite capture shows here again we have the strange juxtaposition between the primitive form and symbolic material. Just where does this 'prehistoric' specimen of humanity fit into Antarctica's exposed chain of humanity?

Note the low forehead embellished with floral headband, small eyes set under a heavy brow (cranial) ridge. See the broad, squat nose over a large mouth showing very clearly a set of protruding sharp canines. Notice the flower, lower bottom right, amongst the inscriptive material.

Bearing in mind the previous Australia/Antarctica contact mentioned above, I suspect the image represents an early Aboriginal arrival on the Continent, but associated with inscriptive material… it’s a continuing mystery!

Finally, the fascinating question everyone will ask: Do you believe, now that Antarctica has been partially exposed, this continent will turn out to be the real 'Punt' and mysterious island of 'Atlantis'?

Space archaeologist and independent researcher, William James Veall is Director of Nascodex and Consultant to Nascodex Publications , and author of Portraits of the Gods .

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Top Image: Antarctica ( Public Domain ) and Figure 6 © William James Veall: a drawn pattern of rocks seemingly set in the form of an ancient legend embedded into the seashore; Deriv.

By William James Veall

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Thanks @SilverMoon , I was wondering if you or anyone else in the group has tried to correlate the intriguing symbols found on the Antarctic coast , with any of the world's ancient scripts ?

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