Friday, August 21, 2015

Unsolved Mystery Of Gedi Ruins Protected By The 'Old Ones' - Why Did People Leave?

21 August, 2015

Wild stories had been circulating about this lost city, which was believed to be the work of Phoenicians or Egyptians stranded on the African - Will dense forests ever reveal the secrets of mysterious abandoned city of Gedi, Kenya?

James Kirkman, the archeologist who first worked at the Gedi site, said:

'when I first started to work at Gedi I had the feeling that something or somebody was looking out from behind the walls, neither hostile nor friendly but waiting for what he knew was going to happen.'

Ancient city of Gedi (also known as Gede) is said to be 'a kind of mystery' because it was inexplicably abandoned twice - in 1500 and in 1700.

Now in ruins, Gede (or Gedi, which means "precious") is one of the most important archaeological sites in Kenya since 1984. It is located about 5 km from Watamu, a small town located approximately 105 km north of Mombasa, Kenya.

Also the reasons for Gedi's location remain thoroughly obscure and its absence from historical records grows more inexplicable the more you think about it.

Gedi's beautiful ruins are confusing and eerie, especially in the late afternoon. Gedi has a sinister reputation and local people - who have heard a number of ghost stories and tales of inexplicable happenings - have always been uneasy about it.

This large, thirteenth- to seventeenth-century Swahili town was apparently unknown to the Portuguese, despite the fact that they had a strong presence only 15km away from Gedi for nearly a hundred years (!), during a time when Gedi is judged to have been at the peak of its prosperity.

Despite much research, no one can say with certainty what really happened to the village and its inhabitants. No signs of battle or pestilence to assume such a double evacuation, have never been found.

Gedi is not mentioned in any Arab or Portuguese chronicles of that period but according to local tradition, the ruins are protected by the spirits of its priests, the 'Old Ones' who supposedly curse anyone who harms the site or removes anything.

Excavations between 1948 and 1958 revealed that the city traces its origin in the twelfth century but was rebuilt twice with new town walls in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

The city, was entirely built with coral stones, lime and sand and had drainage gutters. Its streets were laid out at right angles and high walls, with only four input ports that correspond to the four cardinal points surrounded the city.

In the ruins of Gedi, the remains of large tanks that supported the city with water are clearly recognizable, along with the two concentric walls fences placed to protect the site, numerous apartment buildings, some of which still bear the traces of the architectural short period of Venetian rule.

Large stone houses of Gedi were complex for their time, with bathrooms with drains and overhead basins to flush toilets, which are all of identical design, and still look superior all others usually seen in Kenya.

Once Gedi was a thriving community along the jungle coast of East Africa and its inhabitants traded with people from all over the world.

The findings unearthed in the ruins, included coins from several European countries, Venetian beads, an Indian lamp, porcelain objects from Persia, Chinese porcelain of the Ming Dynasty and scissors Spain.

In ancient abandoned palace of Gedi, there are mysterious tunnels, secret rooms and the remains of several unidentified tombs.


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How to Digitally Record/Video a UFO sighting:

Como registar digitalmente ou gravar um vídeo de um avistamento de um UFO:

Stabilize the camera on a tripod. If there is no tripod, then set it on top of a stable, flat surface. If that is not possible lean against a wall to stabilize your body and prevent the camera from filming in a shaky, unsteady manner.

Estabilize a camera com um tripé. Se não tiver um tripé, então coloque-a em cima de uma superfície estável. Se não for possível, então encoste-se a uma parede para estabilizar o corpo e evitar que a camera registe de maneira tremida e instável.

Provide visual reference points for comparison. This includes the horizon, treetops, lampposts, houses, and geographical landmarks (i.e., Horsetooth Reservoir, Mt. Adams, etc.) Provide this in the video whenever is appropriate and doesn’t detract from what your focus is, the UFO.

Forneça pontos visuais de referência para comparação. Isso inclui o horizonte, cimo das árvores, postes de iluminação, pontos de referência geográficos (como o Reservatório de Horsetooth, Mone Adams, etc) Forneça esses pontos no vídeo sempre que for apropriado e não se distraia do que é o seu foco, o UFO/a Nave.

Narrate your videotape. Provide details of the date, time, location, and direction (N,S,E,W) you are looking in. Provide your observations on the weather, including approximate temperature, windspeed, any visible cloud cover or noticeable weather anomalies or events. Narrate on the shape, size, color, movements, approximate altitude of the UFO, etc and what it appears to be doing. Also include any unusual physical, psychological or emotional sensations you might have. Narrate any visual reference points on camera so they correlate with what the viewer will see, and thereby will be better able to understand.

Faça a narração do vídeo. Forneça pormenores sobre a data, hora, local e direcção (Norte, Sul, Este, Oeste) que está a observar. Faça observações sobre as condições atmosféricas, incluindo a temperatura aproximada, velocidade do vento, quantidade de nuvens, anomalias ou acontecimentos meteorológicos evidentes. Descreva a forma, o tamanho, a cor, os movimentos, a altitude aproximada onde se encontra o UFO/nave, etc e o que aparenta estar a fazer. Inclua também quaisquer aspectos pouco habituais de sensações físicas, psicológicas ou emocionais que possa ter. Faça a narração de todos os pontos de referência visual que o espectador irá ver e que, deste modo, será capaz de compreender melhor.

Be persistent and consistent. Return to the scene to videotape and record at this same location. If you have been successful once, the UFO sightings may be occurring in this region regularly, perhaps for specific reasons unknown, and you may be successful again. You may also wish to return to the same location at a different time of day (daylight hours) for better orientation and reference. Film just a minute or two under “normal” circumstances for comparison. Write down what you remember immediately after. As soon as you are done recording the experience/event, immediately write down your impressions, memories, thoughts, emotions, etc. so it is on the record in writing. If there were other witnesses, have them independently record their own impressions, thoughts, etc. Include in this exercise any drawings, sketches, or diagrams. Make sure you date and sign your documentation.

Seja persistente e não contraditório. Volte ao local da cena e registe o mesmo local. Se foi bem sucedido uma vez, pode ser que nessa região ocorram avistamentos de UFOs/naves com regularidade, talvez por razões específicas desconhecidas, e talvez possa ser novamente bem sucedido. Pode também desejar voltar ao mesmo lugar a horas diferentes do dia (durante as horas de luz)para ter uma orientação e referência melhor. Filme apenas um ,inuto ou dois em circunstâncias “normais” para ter um termo de comparação. Escreva tudo o que viu imediatamente após o acontecimento. Logo após ter feito o registo da experiência/acontecimento, escreva imediatamente as impressões, memórias, pensamentos, emoções, etc para que fiquem registadas por escrito. Se houver outras testemunhas, peça-lhes para registar independentemente as suas próprias impressões, pensamentos, etc. Inclua quaisquer desenhos, esbolos, diagramas. Certifique-se que data e assina o seu documento/testemunho.

Always be prepared. Have a digital camera or better yet a video camera with you, charged and ready to go, at all times. Make sure you know how to use your camera (and your cell phone video/photo camera) quickly and properly. These events can occur suddenly, unexpectedly, and often quite randomly, so you will need to be prepared.

Esteja sempre preparado, Tenha sempre uma camera digital, melhor ainda, uma camera vídeo consigo, carregada e pronta a usar sempre que necessário. Certifique-se que sabe como lidar com a sua camera (ou com o seu celular/camera fotográfica) rápida e adequadamente. Esses acontecimentos podem acontecer súbita e inesperadamente e, por vezes, acidentalmente, por isso, necessita estar preparado.

Look up. Be prepared. Report. Share.

Olhe para cima, Esteja preparado, Relate, Partilhe.



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