Miniature Coffins 

  
In June 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each pine wood coffin, only 95mm in length, contained a little wooden figure, expertly carved with painted black boots and custom made clothes.

No-one knows what they were for, why they were buried or who buried them but people have been trying to resolve the mystery ever since. At the time of their discovery, The Scotsman suggested they were used by witches casting death spells on specific individuals. Another theory is that they were kept by sailors to protect against death.

They may represent a mock burial, possibly for the 17 known victims of Burke and Hare. Working in Edinburgh, they sold the bodies of people they had murdered for dissection in the city’s anatomy classes. This horrified many Scots, who feared that a dissected body would not rise to life at the last judgement. William Burke was caught and executed for his crimes in 1829. Ironically his body was legally given to an anatomy class for dissection. We are unlikely to be sure about the meaning of the coffins. It remains hidden, among many other aspects of death and belief in Scotland.

  
  
Twiggie, 2015 

Pray for Brazil

In light of all the recent tragedies the world has been facing, please take your time to also pray for Brazil, which is currently going through one of the biggest environmental disasters in its history.
  
For those of you who dont know, on November 5, two huge water dams between Mariana and Ouro Preto, in the state of Minas Gerais, broke. The dams were located in a very industrial region, thus the dam water is filled with manganese and iron dejects, and these are lethal to both animals and nature. With the breaking of the dams, a huge surge of mud has washed over these cities, as well as many others,destroying everything in its way. More than 2000 people have been affected, although the number is continuously growing. The nature that once used to grow there is completely covered, and many plants and animals will probably become extinct.
 
 As of right now, the mud has already affected two states (MG and ES). However, that is not the biggest problem. The mud is close to reaching the Rio Doce. This river is the main water supplier of the region, if not the only. Once the mud reaches the river, it will disappear and there will no longer be water for those who depend on it. As many brazilians are saying, “A morte do Rio Doce”, or Rio Doce´s death. The consequences will most likely be deadly.
  
  
This is, of course, a very brief summary of what is happening. But please, #PrayforBrazil.

Sources 

http://noticias.uol.com.br/meio-ambiente/ultimas-noticias/redacao/2015/11/13/rio-doce-precisa-de-acoes-para-garantir-sobrevida-e-tera-danos-por-decadas.htm
http://g1.globo.com/minas-gerais/noticia/2015/11/barragem-de-rejeitos-se-rompe-em-distrito-de-mariana.html

http://noticias.uol.com.br/meio-ambiente/ultimas-noticias/redacao/2015/11/14/crise-hidrica-no-rio-doce-pode-piorar-devido-a-enxurrada-de-lama.htm
Twiggie 2015. 

“Battle Hymn of the Republic 2015″

Some artists are compelled to produce art because that’s what they do naturally. Others are compelled to bring their art into form when they are called upon by inner or outer circumstances. I think I would fall into this latter category. While I have always sang, as well as written poetry for many years, it is only the circumstance of finding so much that needs attention in the outer world that has led to me writing and recording songs of protest now.   Kate Magdalena Wilens

Beautiful Kate Magdalena.
Beautiful Kate Magdalena.

One and a half centuries ago the American Civil War was fought to end slavery, man’s inhumanity against man. The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” is an impassioned plea for humanity from that time. Now, we are engaged in a great battle against a different form of inhumanity of unprecedented global scope. Kate Magdalena Willens sings an impassioned plea for humanity that reveals the nature of the assault on the people and creatures of our planet. Enjoy the “Battle Hymn of the Republic 2015”.

You can make contact with kate via her website.

Kate Magdalena Website

Ready to Crash. 

Over the last sixty days, we have witnessed the most significant global stock market decline sinceAutumn 2008.  

and yet most people still seem to think that this is just a temporary bump in the road and that the bull market will soon resume. Hopefully they are right.

When the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 777 points on September 29th, 2008 everyone freaked out and rightly so. But a stock market crash doesnt have to be limited to a single day. Since the peak of the market earlier this year, the Dow is down almost three times as much as that 777 point crash back in 2008. 

Right now, stock market wealth is being wiped out all over the planet, and none of the largest global economies have been exempt from this. The following is a summary of what has been seen in recent days

#1 The United States The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 2000 points since the peak of the market. Last month we saw stocks decline by more than 500 points on consecutive trading days for the first time ever, and there has not been this much turmoil in U.S. markets since the fall of 2008.

#2 China The Shanghai Composite Index has plummeted nearly 40 percent since hitting a peak earlier this year. The Chinese economy is steadily slowing down, and we just learned that Chinas manufacturing index has hit a 78 month low.

#3 Japan The Nikkei has experienced extremely violent moves recently, and it is now down more than 3000 points from the peak that was hit earlier in 2015. The Japanese economy and the Japanese financial system are both basket cases at this point, and it isnt going to take much to push Japan into a full-blown financial collapse.

#4 Germany Almost one-fourth of the value of German stocks has already been wiped out, and this crash threatens to get much worse. The Volkswagen emissions scandal is making headlines all over the globe, and dont forget to watch for massive trouble at Germanys biggest bank.

#5 The United Kingdom British stocks are down about 16 percent from the peak of the market, and the UK economy is definitely on shaky ground.

#6 France French stocks have declined nearly 18 percent, and it has become exceedingly apparent that France is on the exact same path that Greece has already gone down.

#7 Brazil Brazil is the epicenter of the South American financial crisis of 2015. Stocks in Brazil have plunged more than 12,000 points since the peak, and the nation has already officially entered a new recession.

#8 Italy Watch Italy. Italian stocks are already down 15 percent, and look for the Italian economy to make very big headlines in the months ahead.

#9 India Stocks in India have now dropped close to 4000 points, and analysts are deeply concerned about this major exporting nation as global trade continues to contract.

#10 Russia Even though the price of oil has crashed, Russia is actually doing better than almost everyone else on this list. Russian stocks have fallen by about 10 percent so far, and if the price of oil stays this low the Russian financial system will continue to suffer.

Just in the last 2 months…it’s uglier than it has been in 7 years

What we are witnessing now is the continuation of a cycle of financial downturns that has happened every seven years. The following is a summary of how this cycle has played outover the past 50 years

  • It started in 1966 with a 20 percent stock market crash.
  • Seven years later, the market lost another 45 percent (1973-74).
  • Seven years later was the beginning of the hard recession (1980).
  • Seven years later was the Black Monday crash of 1987.
  • Seven years later was the bond market crash of 1994.
  • Seven years later was 9/11 and the 2001 tech bubble collapse.
  • Seven years later was the 2008 global financial collapse.

2015: Whats next?

A lot of people were expecting something big to happen on September 14th and were disappointed when nothing happened.

But the truth is that it has never been about looking at any one particular day. Over the past sixty days we have seen absolutely extraordinary things happen all over the planet, and yet some people are not even paying attention because they did not meet their preconceived notions of how events should play out.

Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse Blog.  

Carl Duff – The Truth About… British Child Abuse Cover-ups

Originally posted on cathyfox blog:
This is one of the best videos I have seen bringing together various strands of Britains Child Abuse Scandal.

It shames the corporate “mainstream” media who are paid and have the resources and equipment to investigate, and who in the main continue to do as little as they can to expose this criminal activity.

Part 1

Part 2

This criminal activity has proven to reach the highest level of British Politics, reaches high up in the Police and Judiciary – exactly how far to be determined. It also involves the secret services and political parties who are virtually unaccountable, as well freemasonry, all churches, royalty and the powers behind our “democracy”.

It appears that those who are most susceptible to blackmail are placed in positions of power.

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how…


Cathy Fox. 

A refugee crisis made in America.  

  
Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once said that killing 500,000 Iraqi children through sanctions was “worth it.” She is now a respected elder statesman close to the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Syrian Refugees March and Occupy to Demand Asylum in Switzerland

I had another epiphany last week when I saw the photo of the little Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach like a bit of flotsam. The little boy is one of hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to get to the safety net of Europe. The world media is in a frenzy, following the crisis by focusing primarily on the inability of unprepared local governments to deal with the numbers of migrants, asking why someone somewhere can’t just “do something.” This means that somehow, as a result, the vast human tragedy has been reduced to a statistic and, inevitably, a political football.

Almost everyone agrees that the tens of thousands of people fleeing into Europe from Syria, Afghanistan, and other locations constitutes a crisis. But there’s no agreement about the solution: whether they should be welcomed, or prevented from entering.

Even today, whilst writing, Europe has dropped the word migrant as we have recognised that there is a major difference between ‘migrant and refugee’ the U.S. is still using this deragotory term.   

Try googling images of the Refugee Crisis In Europe, a plethora of statistics dated a year ago appear – however, there appears to be a wide censorship of the refugee crisis and in humane atrosocties associated – the mainstream media is running the show.  

A Syrian refugee kisses his son as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece’s border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, Yannis Behrakis.

Europe is becoming Overwhelmed by thousands of would-be travelers, Hungary has suspended its train service heading towards Western Europe while countries like Serbia and Macedonia deployed their military and police along their borders in a failed attempt to completely block refugees. 

Italy and Greece have been overwhelmed by migrants arriving by sea. Germany, to its credit, is intending to process up to 800,000 refugee and asylum applications, mostly from Syria, while Austria and Sweden have also indicated their willingness to accept many more. Immediate neighbors of the zone of conflict, notably Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan are hosting more than three million of those who are displaced, but the wealthy Arab Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia have done little or nothing to help.

Demands for a European unified strategy to deal with the problem are growing, to include sealing borders and declaring the seas off of preferred departure points in North Africa and Asia to be military zones where undocumented ships and travelers will be intercepted and turned back. One also has to suspect that the refugee crisis might be exploited by some European politicians to justify NATO “humanitarian” intervention of some sort in Syria, a move that would have to be supported by Washington. But while the bickering and maneuvering goes on, the death toll mounts. The recent discovery of 71 dead would-be migrants who suffocated in the back of a locked truck found in Austria, to include five children and a toddler, was truly horrific.  And that was before the dead three year old on the Turkish beach.

Many of the would-be migrants are young men looking for work in Europe, a traditional enterprise, but most of the new arrivals are families escaping the horrors of war in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. Their plight has been described in the media in graphic terms, families arriving with nothing and expecting nothing, fleeing even worse conditions back at home.

The United States has taken in only a small number of the refugees and a usually voluble White House has been uncharacteristically QUIET about the problem, possibly realising that allowing in a lot of displaced foreigners at a time when there is an increasingly heated debate over immigration policy in general just might not be a good move, politically speaking. But it should perhaps be paying some attention to what caused the problem in the first place, a bit of introspection that is largely LACKING  both from the mainstream media and from politicians.

Indeed, I would assign to Washington most of the blame for what is happening right now. Since folks inside the beltway are particularly given to making judgements based on numerical data they might be interested in the toll exacted through America’s global war on terror. By one not unreasonable estimate, as many as four million Muslims have died or been killed as a result of the ongoing conflicts that Washington has either initiated or been party to since 2001.

There are, in addition, millions of displaced people  who have lost their homes and livelihoods, many of whom are among the human wave currently engulfing Europe. There are currently an estimated 2,590,000 refugees who have fled their homes from Afghanistan, 370,000 from Iraq, 3,880,000 million from Syria, and 1,100,000 from Somalia. The United Nations Refugee Agency is expecting at least 130,000 refugees from Yemen as fighting in that country accelerates. (Figures based April 2015) This was before the September co-alition bombing by Saudi Arabia where it is estimated that 3,000,0000 people have been displaced.  Between 600,000 and one million Libyans are living precariously in neighboring Tunisia.

The number of internally displaced within each country is roughly double the number of those who have actually fled and are seeking to resettle outside their homelands. Many of the latter have wound up in temporary camps run by the United Nations while others are paying criminals to transport them into Europe.

 

Google images dated 2013
 

SIGNIFICANTLY, the countries that have generated most of the refugees are all places where the UNITED STATES has invaded, overthrown governments, supported insurgencies, or intervened in a civil war. The invasion of Iraq created a power vacuum that has empowered terrorism in the Arab heartland. Supporting rebels in Syria has piled Pelion on Ossa. Afghanistan continues to bleed 14 years after the United States arrived and decided to create a democracy. Libya, which was relatively stable when the U.S. and its allies intervened, is now in chaos, with its disorder spilling over into sub-Saharan Africa.

Everywhere people are fleeing the violence, which, among other benefits, has virtually obliterated the ancient Christian presence in the Middle East. Though I recognize that the refugee problem cannot be completely blamed on only one party, many of those millions would be alive and the refugees would for the most part be in their homes if it had not been for the catastrophic interventionist policies pursued by both Democratic and Republican administrations in the United States.

But they are not the only ones to blame, our UK Government is quietly fuelling the Yemen conflict and exacerbating one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises potentially in breach of both domestic and international laws on the sales of arms, Oxfam warned today. These laws prohibit arms deals where there is a clear risk that they might be used to commit war crimes or human rights abuses.

The Government says it is not directly involved in the bombing but since the conflict began UK arms exports have been replenishing Saudi Arabia’s stocks of weapons. The Government has declined to give Parliament details of numbers or types.

Civilian targets including markets, grain warehouses, ports and a displaced persons camp have been hit in the bombing. As the conflict in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis have shown, it is important to search for political solutions before it is too late.

It is perhaps past time for Washington and London to begin to become accountable for what it does. The millions of people living rough or in tents, if they are lucky, need help and it is not satisfactory for the White House and Westminster to continue with its silence, a posture that suggests that the refugees are somehow somebody else’s problem. They are, in fact, our problem. A modicum of honesty from President Barack Obama and David Cameron would be appreciated, perhaps an admission that things have not exactly worked out as planned by their scheming.And money is needed. Both London and especially Washington throw billions of pounds/dollars to fight wars it doesn’t have to fight and to prop up feckless allies worldwide. For a change it might be refreshing to see tax money doing some good, working with the most affected states in the Middle East and Europe to resettle the homeless and making an honest effort to come to negotiated settlements to end the fighting in Syria and Yemen, both of which can only have unspeakably bad outcomes if they continue on their current trajectories.

Ironically, American hawks are exploiting the photo of the dead Syrian boy to blame the Europeans for the humanitarian crisis while also demanding an all-out effort to depose Bashar al-Assad. Last Friday’s Washington Post had a lead editorial headlined “Europe’s Abdication,” and also featured a Michael Gerson op-ed urging immediate regime change in Syria, blaming the crisis solely on Damascus. The editorial railed against European “racists” regarding the refugee plight. And it is not clear how Gerson, an evangelical neoconservative former speech writer for George W. Bush, can possibly believe that permitting Syria to fall to ISIS would benefit anyone.   Here in the UK we are donating 1.3million to the refugee camps in Lebanon and will be making a decision to Launch Syria air strikes to keep British streets safe. 

What is absolutely disgusting is that the UK have agreed to take only 20,000 Refugees these over the term of parliament, thus being five years.   These refugees will be cherry picked from the those in “UN Refugee Camps”.   The U.S. Have agreed to 10,000 refugees. 

Refugee Crisis: Could New German Border Controls Threaten The Schengen Agreement?

The Scgengren Agreement was agreed 30 years ago and effective for 20 years, the agreement allows unchecked travel between the vast majority of EU countries. The UK and Ireland are not part of it while non-EU states such as Switzerland and Norway are.

The agreement’s demise would be welcomed by Eurosceptics who wish to see a looser union within Europe. Ukip’s sole MP Douglas Carswell wrote that Schengen was impractical with amid a migration crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands arrive from the Middle East and Africa, writing in The Telegraph: “Like monetary union, Schengen was a late 20th-century solution to a 21st-century problem.”

By shutting border with Austria, is clear that German government have realised the scale of their error. Schengen surely can’t survive now.

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) 

Germany’s decision to reinstitute border checks, restricting the flow of refugees its citizens have been warmly welcoming, has prompted a debate over whether a symbol of the success of European integration can survive.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage said Germany’s decision would mean an end to the Schengen Agreement, in which EU countries waive the border checks for those entering from another country that is also signed up to the agreement.
  
In writing this piece I looked up Ali Hussein, the little Iraqi boy who was killed by the American bomb. He has been “disappeared” from Google, as well has the photo, presumably because his death did not meet community standards. He has likewise been eliminated from the Media archives. 

The experience of Winston Smith in George Orwell’s 1984 came to mind.  

Twig, 2015 

Sources 

32 Artists Immortalise the tragic death that made the world see the Syrian Crisis

Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990 – See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/unworthy-victims-western-wars-have-killed-four-million-muslims-1990-39149394#.dpuf

Germany border crackdown
UN Refugee Agency

Migration Crisis
Libyan Civil War

“Psychopaths Are Running The World” Former US Marine Blows Whistle On Syrian False Flag, Exposes Real Agenda

“All of these players, these politicians are nothing more than puppets, they don’t serve the people there is no real democracy, they serve the rich and powerful who run the world and that would be the bankers who control the money supply. The bankers make huge amounts of money….wars are great for them and ultimately they control the politicians.
Psychopaths are running the world.”

Ken O’ Keefe is a former US Marine turned anti-war campaigner who appeared on a Press TV debate called Syria: War of Deception, and absolutely owned his opponent in such a fabulous way that you’ll be cheering at his every comment.
Recorded in August 2013, this interview is now two years old, but in light of the current European refugee crisis it’s more relevant today than ever before. Passionate, articulate and knowledgeable about the subject matter, O’Keefe is the perfect guy to step up and tell these truths- and whoa, does he do a good job.

syrianrefugees
Syrian refugees waiting to board a ferry to Greece. Photo Credit: IcelandMonitor.mbl.is

This guy nails so many crucial points about the Syria situation in one interview, he’ll have you jumping around and punching the ceiling.

“We have tortured and killed and maimed and raped around this planet; who in their right mind would consider the United States or the West in general to be in any position to punish anybody?” the veteran begins angrily, going on to outline the evidence for Syria being a false flag attack (Note: leaked emails showing how Assad was framed by the USA are detailed in this cached Daily Mail report from January 2013, which was published online briefly before being removed).

He rightly points out that the USA dropped more bombs in Vietnam than during the whole of WW2 combined, that it regularly arms terrorists (but the mainstream press refer to them as ‘freedom fighters’ when it suits them) and the former marine also points out how the so-called ‘War on Terror’ is nothing more than a well-planned strategy to be in a “perpetual state of war to destabilize the region for the Greater Israel plan.”

“We don’t operate under international law; we have the law of the jungle in which the rich and powerful basically determine what goes and what doesn’t go.” O’Keefe shouts. He correctly points out that Bush and Blair would be “rotting in prison cells” if the law were administered equally to all, or even “executed if their own rules were applied to their own crimes“. He also acknowledges that these men are nothing more than puppets who “serve rich and powerful bankers who control the money supply.”

O’Keefe rants about the hypocrisy of the West, who are arming terrorist organizations in the name of ‘freedom’ for civilians in geo-politically strategic countries while turning a blind eye to vile human rights abuses in countries like Saudi Arabia. The only people who still fall for all this crap, O’Keefe passionately points out, are “bought-off prostitutes [our politicians] or the dumbest of the dumb.”

In short, this is a video you should consider sharing with anyone you know who is still under the ILLUSION that the USA and Britain are doing good in the world, anyone who doesn’t believe the ‘conspiracy theory’ that 9/11 (or Syria, or Libya, or Afghanistan or Iraq) were not orchestrated attacks to further a sinister long-term goal of controlling the Middle East, and anyone who believes that the desperate refugees fleeing these countries we have systematically destroyed have no right to seek help from their oppressors in Europe and North America- after all, without Western imperialism, we wouldn’t have any refugees in the first place (more on that here).

Ken O’Keefe renounced US citizenship in 2001 and now holds Irish, Hawaiian & Palestinian citizenship. He says on his blog: “My ultimate allegiance is to my entire human family and to planet Earth.”

Well said!

Recent Interview with Kyle Orton, Middle East Anaylist, debating the rise of the Islamic State on Levant TV dated July 10, 2015

Twig, 2015

Apocalyptic Climate Horsemen 

The four horsemen of the industrial apocalypse have arrived in London, in sculptural form, perched on the river bed of the tidal Thames in an installation by British artist and underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Called The Rising Tide the horsemen sit on the foreshore of Nine Elms on the South Bank, and can be viewed in full up to two hours either side of low tide.

 

 

The Thames river has always been a source for commerce, trade, industry, and civilisation. From the Iron Age when decorative spears and other weapons were offered up to now long-dead earth gods, through the Industrial Revolution when the Thames was flowing with disease to today where tourists and commuters ride along its winding curves. 

The Rising Tide questions our future relationship with fossil fuels.

“The corpulent businessmen astride two horses represent the position of power over these resources. Their counterparts are two small children depicting future generations that will live with the consequences of overconsumption.”   deCaires Taylor 


But what Taylor’s sculptures highlight is the damaging effects that modern industry has had, in terms of climate change and environmental harm. 

Standing 3.3m (10.83′) tall, they sink and reappear with the ebb and flow of the river, staring out towards Britain’s center of power, the Houses of Parliament. They’re a warped, industrial version of mythological hybrids, with the body of a horse and the head of an oil pump—a nod to the mutations that climate change is accelerating on the planet.

While the muscled bodies of the horses are rendered in beautiful, anatomical detail, the heads are stylised and machine-like, recalling the mechanical “horse heads” of oil well pumpjacks: familiar and eerily alien-looking all at once.

Each horse also has a rider, making it impossible not to think of the four horsemen of the apocalypse – although the apocalypse these figures foretell is an environmental, rather than a Biblical one.

   

 
  
  
  
All images courtesy of the artist

Taylor’s previous submerged sculptures are equally eco-aware. Some have become artificial coral reefs, and Taylor has opened numerous underwater sculpture parks that become colonised by marine life and form part of local eco-systems. The Rising Tide can be viewed now until 30 September and has been commissioned for Totally Thames, a month-long series of events centred around the river.

Twig, 2015 

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt Were Alien Hybrids, New Genetic Study Suggests.

A new genetic study suggests a lineage of Egyptian pharaohs were subjected to willful genetic manipulation by a technologically advanced civilisation. Some would call this definitive proof that the builders of the pyramids had a strong connection with beings that originated elsewhere in the universe. Stuart Fleischmann and his team have recently published the results of a 7-year study that mapped the genomes of 9 ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. If proven correct, their findings could potentially change the world’s history books.
 Fleischmann and his team subjected the precious samples of ancient DNA to a process called Polymerse Chain Reaction (PCR). In the field of molecular biology this technique is often used to replicate and amplify a single copy of a piece of DNA, giving researchers a clear picture of someone’s genetic fingerprint. Eight out of nine samples returned interesting but typical results. 

  
Amenhotep IV was a different king, not like the sons of the other kings, the descendants of the priests or even the locals. He was smart, sensitive, full of himself, and on top of it all, a dreamer. Amenhotep IV was strongly influenced by the priests of Oon (Heliopolis), and when he looked around him, he realized how powerful the priests were, especially those of Amen Ra in Luxor. 

Amenhoptep adopted a new name Akhenaton (the messenger and believer of Aten), when he changed his allegiance to the god Aten, who was an old form of the sun god. The god Aten was unlike the other gods of Egypt; he was not depicted in any animal or even human form. He was everything and everywhere. He was the hidden power behind the sun disk; he was the power in the sky, earth, mountains, stars, animals, humans…. everything. Unlike the other religions, the faith of Aten did not stop the locals behind the outer walls of the temples. It invited and welcomed them to share, participate and act in the newly built temples. The temples were not roofed like the other temples, but widely opened to welcome the sun rays which represented the power of the eternal universal god Aten. 

Akhenaton ruled from Luxor for about six years and during this time, he was constantly confronted by the strong priests of Amen Ra.He then started building a new city half way between Luxor and Cairo which was to become his new capital. He wanted the new city to be built in an area where no other god had been worshipped before. During those six years, there was a lot of struggle in Thebes. The king ordered his subjects to destroy the images of other gods, and to convert their temples to be temples of his new old god Aten. The royal family and the followers of the new religion, supported by the generals leading the Egyptian army, all moved to the new beautiful city of love, called Amarna. The city, which we can understand from the very little we found, and the descriptions about it, was a wonderful city. When Akhenaton reached his new capital, he promised his god Aten never to leave this city.

Akhenaton believed that a good form was not required to have a perfect after life. After all, god looks straight into the heart and not physical beauty, he believed. When we look at the statues of the king, he looks very different from the other kings before and after his time. He never had a masculine body and a handsome face; on the contrary, his body looked more feminine and his long face, with thick lips, made him look quite ugly. If we look at statues of other humans living at the same time, including the royal family, they all looked similar to him, which might reflect the changes happening in Egypt at that time. Apart from changes in the art scene, Akhenaton also noticed that the written language (hieroglyphics) was very different from the actual spoken language used by the locals. As he wanted to get the people involved, he changed the language and this gave the locals the ability to understand their religion and the history.

Although Akhenaten and his royal family were supported by the army, it was not enough. The priests of Amen Ra, who had their own troops, were very strong, and gradually many members of the Egyptian army joined them. This was the beginning of the end, and the fall of that wonderful star, which shined in the sky of Egypt for a very short period of time. Akhenaten was not just a king and a messenger of god; he was also a poet who left us many hymns. The fact that the king and his beautiful queen Nefertiti were depicted with their children is very unusual in Egyptian history. Akhenaten was a leader of the ancient Egyptian renaissance.
  
So it isn’t really surprising that The ninth sample belonged to Akhenaten, the enigmatic 14th century BC pharaoh and father of Tutankhamun. A small fragment of desiccated brain tissue had been the source of the DNA sample and the test was repeated using bone tissue but the same results were obtained. One of the culprits was a gene called CXPAC-5, which is responsible for cortex growth. It appears this increased activity in Akhenaten’s genome would suggest he had a higher cranial capacity because of the need to house a larger cortex. But what mutation would have caused a human brain to grow? We have yet to discover such a technique despite years of breakthroughs in genetics. Could this 3,300 year-old evidence point out to ancient genetic manipulation? Was it the work of advanced extraterrestrial beings?

Telomerase (a genetic enzyme) is only expended by two processes: extreme aging and extreme mutation. Genetic and archaeological data suggests Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten lived to about 45 years of age. That is not nearly enough to consume all the chromosomal telomerase, leaving behind one inconvenient but possible explanation.This hypothesis is also backed up by the fact that electron microscope analysis revealed signs of nucleotidic cicatrix, which is a telltale sign of the DNA helix healing after being exposed to strong mutagens. Does this suggest that Akhenaten, one of ancient Egypt’s most mysterious pharaohs, was subjected to genetic modification during his life? If anything, this allegation supports the theory that ancient aliens once visited the civilisation that lived along the banks of the Nile. 

If this study is correct, it will trigger an unprecedented paradigm shift. If aliens were actively involved in the life of the most powerful individuals thousands of years ago, does that mean they’ll return? Perhaps they never left at all. But the most important aspect would be the existence of individuals, direct descendants of ancient Egypt’s royal lineage, that still posses the alien genes implanted in their ancestors’ genomes.

Twig, 2015 

Sources 

Ancient Egypt online