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Suppressed Scientific Evidence Proves Free Energy Source Dating Back 25,000 Years

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A monumental discovery with four years of comprehensive geo-archaeological research has failed to reach mainstream audiences for some reason. The most active pyramid site in the world dating the pyramid complex back 25,000 years has also released scientific evidence supporting the theory that the pyramids were used as an energy source. The recent study reveals energy beams transmitting electromagnetic signals unexplainable by our science in what is now documented as the largest Pyramid complex in the world. Overwhelming evidence, supported by scientific research from all over the archaeological community proves that our recorded history is wrong concerning ancient cultures, which in turn changes religion, science and academics.

Dr. Osmanagich has investigated pyramids all over the world, however his recent discovery of the Bosnian pyramids in Visoko, are nothing more than remarkable. What may be more remarkable is how he has been attacked in the media, by scientists and researchers for his incredible find.

The very first thing world powers do when their control systems are threatened (and they can’t elimate the idea) is they create a misinformation system to make people believe that powerful new or ancient technologies are a hoax. Prominent archaeologists have attempted smear campaigns on Dr. Osmanagich’s work out of fear of how the impact of his discoveries will make on their own work.

It’s more than time to rewrite our history books, however there are such vast divisions between the old paradigm thinking and the new, that conflicts between the two camps have continued to cause the regression in the understanding of ancient technology rather than its advancement.

Take note of the following facts Dr. Osmanagich details.

  • These are the first pyramids in Europe
  • They are the biggest and largest on the planet
  • The cardinal sides have the most precise orientation on the planet
  • The concrete found is better than the best available concrete today
  • They are the oldest pyramids on the planet
  • Underneath the pyramids is the most extensive, prehistorical network of tunnels and chambers ever found
  • In these tunnels they have discovered huge cermaric blocks weighing in excess of 18,000 pounds

The discovery of the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids changes the understanding of European and world history forever. This also goes for the oldest and strongest concrete dated and the largest network of underground tunnels and chambers.

Radiocarbon dating that proves the Bosnian Pyramid Complex dates back at least 25,000 years has been revealed by an international team of scientists led by Dr. Sam Osmanagich. Discovered in 2005, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Archaeological Park, which houses the largest pyramid in the world, is now the most active archaeological site on the planet. The team’s findings also reveal an energy beam, 13 feet in radius that transmits an unexplainable electromagnetic signal measuring 28 kilohertz coming from the center of the Pyramid of the Sun. This phenomenon has been independently confirmed by physicist Dr. Slobodan Mizdrak, Ph.D. from Croatia, professor Paolo Debertolis, anthropologist from University of Trieste in Italy, sound engineer Heikki Savolainen from Finland and electrical engineer GoranMarjanovic from Serbia.

The energy beam is theorized by Dr. Osmanagich as the reason the pyramids were built; to provide ancient civilizations a powerful source of clean energy. This is already a widely supported theory set forth by the book “The Giza Power Plant” by Christopher Dunn published in 1998. The Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun is 30% larger than the largest pyramid at Giza and recent excavation has uncovered an extensive pre-historical underground labyrinth system, further evidence supporting the power plant theory.

Is it possible that the fossil fuel based energy system we now rely on could have been prevented if inventor Nicola Tesla’s work on free energy hadn’t been suppressed? Tesla’s (1856-1943) patented free energy methods were rejected due to their inability to be metered and monetized. “We urgently need to change our mistaken point of view that our ancestors were stupid and accept that they had an advanced understanding of the fabric of nature and the universe, just like Nikola Tesla, whose ideas were suppressed as they did not and do not fit in the reigning economic model,” states Phillip Coppens, author and investigative journalist. “The pyramids are proof that our ancestors knew and worked with an energy technology that we are now finally able to measure, but are still short of fully understanding. ”Coppens along with Klaus Dona of Austria and dozens of speakers attended the International Conference Bosnia Pyramid in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina which is held annually to release findings to the public.

Osmanagich has had a host of experts in various fields come to see his Bosnian pyramids, and measure anomalies associated with them. They have included the noted British scientist and inventor Harry Oldfield, who used a special camera system to photograph alleged electromagnetic (EM) waves in the vicinity of Visocica Hill.

The pyramid structures that were built in Bosnia and across the globe over 10,000 years ago cannot be duplicated by modern science and machinery in the 21st century and there is no explanation for who could have built them in our recorded history.

We realize that this site changes our knowledge of history and as such the findings will need to withstand harsh scrutiny. Our inter-disciplinary scientific team carefully utilizes legitimate scientific research methodology, often having tests done from two or more separate laboratories,” explained Dr. Osmanagich, PhD. “Despite some initial scepticism, we now have a world-wide team of hundreds of thought leaders from numerous scientific disciplines including archaeologists, geophysicists, chemical engineers, physicists, electrical engineers, and mathematicians gathering scientific evidence to find the answers.”

Geometric Features Of The Pyramids

Based on numerous airborne and space-borne images of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, it becomes evident that the geometric features present with three sides that exhibit geometrical shape of a triangle. Even though such elements occur in nature, it is rarely, if ever, a precise shape and rarely replicated on opposite sides of a mound. In this case, two sides are equilateral triangles, with well- defined sides. Satellite imaging of the local area in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Landsat, Radarsat, Hyperion, Ikonos, courtesy of Dr. Amer Smailbegovic), indicated that there are five hills which show apparent geospatial anomalies where two or more sides are triangular. All of the aforementioned hills exhibit triangular sides and some have elements of stairs and step features on the sides with flat plateaus on the top. In the case of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, three out of four sides exhibit evidence of geometric features. Geologic evidence is not indicative of any significant faulting or the processes of the glaciations in the area that would otherwise affect the existence, geometry and texture of these sides.

Perfect Orientation — Cardinal Sides Of The World

The measurements made by the Geodetic Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate that the sides of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun (BPS) are exactly aligned with the cardinal sides of the world (North-South, East-West), which is one of the characteristics often noted with the existing pyramids in Egypt, Peru, Guatemala or China. The North side of the BPS is oriented towards stellar North (like the Great Pyramid of Egypt), in parallel with the position of the North Star.

Geological-Sedimentary Analyses

The results of core drilling, test-well sinking and limited trenching in August and October 2005, with a follow-up in 2006 and 2007, have confirmed prior observations and, revealed that the surface of the pyramids is comprised of layered sandstone and breccia blocks, which have been manually processed and/or cut to fit the required dimensions. The binding agent found between the sandstone blocks suggest the presence of a “clastic breccia,” a multicolored conglomerate comprised out of gravel, sandstone and shale with a connective matrix or cement composed of sandy carbon particles of quartz, feldspar and flakes of mica. The flat sides of the blocks, the contact zone, and the binding agent are clearly visible. Further detailed cleaning of the contact line between the two sandstone blocks revealed that the blocks were manually processed beneath and that the surface was flat and smooth, with binding agent applied afterwards to the surface.

Equilateral Triangle Of Three Main Pyramids

Three main pyramids in the Bosnian Pyramid Valley form an equilateral triangle. The Kadastral Office from the County of Visoko performed GPS measurements of the hilltops and determined that all angles are symmetric (60 degrees). Their measurements showed that the distances among all three hilltops are the same (approx. 2,2 km) with less than 2% error, verifying the artificial structures.

Geometry, shape, orientation, constructive material — they all prove the perfect planning and execution of the complex.

Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun

The Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun is the world’s largest 220 meters high and completely covered by soil and vegetation. During the 1950s and 1960s, local government organized tree planting activities. Trees managed to grow only on the bottom half of the Pyramid. Thickness of the soil on Western, Northern and Eastern side of the Pyramid varies from the top (20cm) to the bottom (1.5 meter). This is due to the erosion. The Southern side, which seems to be damaged, has a soil layer of 3-6 meters. That is the reason why this side has lost its regularity. Physical material evidence of shaped and well preserved stone monoliths were unearthed during the ongoing geo-archaeological campaign in 2006-2008.

Satellite radar has penetrated the surface of Northern side of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun of four meters. Straight black lines show underground passageways — pyramidal substructure. Some of them intersect at 90 degrees.

Bosnian Pyramid Of The Moon

With its height of 190 meters, Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon is the world’s second largest: next to the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun (220 meters) and higher than Khufu’s Great Pyramid of Egypt (148 meters). It is a three-sided pyramid with the plateau coming from the East, leading to the top of the structure. Other sides (North, West, South) match the cardinal points. For the construction of this pyramid, sandstone plates and tiles were used together with the clay as a constructive material.

Archaeological field work on the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon shows that under layers of soil and wood. There exists a huge stone/clay structure, three-sided “terraced” pyramid with paved causeway coming from East.

A Network Of Underground Tunnels

Examples of the main pyramidal complexes worldwide show that under the pyramids, underground passageways and chambers had been built. It’s the case of pyramids in Giza (tunnels connect the pyramids, sphinx, Nile), Teotihuacan (underground enlarged 4-chamber cave with passageways), Step pyramid in Saqqara (underground “labyrinth”), China (underground tunnels built from sandstone, bricks and clay), Tenerife (cave-tunnels in Guimar). Numerous field findings suggest that an extensive tunnel network exists in the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids. It is hypothesized (Principal investigator Semir Sam Osmanagich) that the tunnel system connects all of the colossal objects, water wells and other structures of importance. The current excavations in progress have already presented with findings of several shaped monoliths in the tunnels. Hundreds of meters of tunnels have been secured by wooden support. The tunnels were definitively not the mining shafts as no tools, coal, silver, gold or any other worthy material were found and they appear much older than Middle Age or Roman times.

Physicist Dr. Anna Pazdur of Poland’s Silesian University announced the news at the Press Conference in Sarajevo in August of 2008- Great number of archaeological artifacts has been found during the four years of excavations. Further cleaning in the underground tunnels confirmed huge artificial network from the pre-historical times. Samples of core drilling from the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun and Vratnica tumulus have shown properties of the best quality concrete (analysis by Institute for Materials of the University of Zenica, Bosnia and Institute for Civil Engineering of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia) First International Scientific Conference about the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids was held in Sarajevo on August 25-30, 2008. More than 50 experts from Egypt (20 leading archaeologists, geologists and Egyptologists,), China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Poland, Croatia, UK, Austria, Bosnia and Montenegro concluded/recommended:

(1) that the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids is “very important archaeological locations which require further multidisciplinary research,”

(2) that “Second Scientific Conference is to be held in two years that should getter pyramid specialists from all over the world,”

(3) “Center for Pyramid Studies is to be established in Sarajevo” and recommended

(4) that “archaeological course at the graduate level is to be established in Bosnian universities as a support for the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids project.”– Professor of classical archaeology from the University of Alexandria Dr. Mona Haggag called this discovery “writing new pages in European and World history.”

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The Qasr Al-Farid, The Lonely Castle Of The Nabataeans

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The Nabataean Kingdom ruled over an area that spanned from the southern Levant to northern Arabia, a position that allowed them to control the Incense Route that passed through the Arabian Peninsula. As a result of this lucrative trade, the Nabataeans grew immensely wealthy and powerful. One expression of this wealth can be seen in the monuments they built. The most well-known Nabataean monument is arguably the al-Khazneh in Petra, modern day Jordan. Nevertheless, the Nabataeans were highly skilled craftsmen when it came to carving rock, and numerous examples of their workmanship can be found throughout their kingdom. One such monument is the Qasr al-Farid.

The Nabataeans were skilled craftsmen who carved their monuments out of solid rock (Wikimedia Commons)

The Qasr al-Farid (meaning ‘Lonely Castle’) is located in the archaeological site of Madâin Sâlih (known also as al-Hijr or Hegra) in the north of Saudi Arabia. Although called a castle, the Qasr al-Farid was actually a tomb constructed around the 1st century AD. The Qasr al-Farid is just one of the 111 monumental tombs scattered around the landscape of the Madâin Sâlih, a site which was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2008. Of these tombs, 94 of them are decorated. The Qasr al-Farid is one of the most famous tombs in Madâin Sâlih, and was named as such due to the fact that it is completely isolated from the other tombs situated in the area. This is unusual, given that most of the monumental tombs in Madâin Sâlih were found to have been made in groups. These include the Qasr al-Bint tombs, the Qasr al-Sani tombs, and the tombs of the Jabal al-Mahjar area.

The archaeological site of Madâin Sâlih, Saudi Arabia (Wikimedia Commons).

The Qasr al-Farid is reported to be four stories high. As such monuments were meant to be an indication of the wealth and the social status of the people who commissioned them, bigger definitely meant better. Another noteworthy aspect of the Qasr al-Farid is the number of pilasters it has on its façade. All the other tomb façades of the Madâin Sâlih contain only two pilasters, one on the left and another on the right. The Qasr al-Farid, however, has four pilasters on its façade, one on each side, and two additional ones in the middle. This may be further evidence that the owner of this tomb was an immensely wealthy and important individual in Nabataean society.

The enigmatic Nabataeans were originally a nomadic tribe, but about 2,500 years ago, they began building great settlements and cities which prospered from the first century BC to the first century AD, including the magnificent city of Petra in Jordan.  As well as their agricultural activities, they developed political systems, arts, engineering, stonemasonry, astronomy, and demonstrated astonishing hydraulic expertise, including the construction of wells, cisterns, and aqueducts.

Unlike other structures in Madâin Sâlih, the Qasr al-Farid has four pillars rather than two (Wikimedia Commons)

It may come as a surprise then that the building of the Qasr al-Farid was actually never completed. Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that we will ever find out for whom this tomb was built. Neither will we know the reason for the abandonment of this project by either its owner or the workmen. The Qasr al-Farid’s incomplete nature, however, reveals something tantalising about the way it was built. As the quality of the work is rougher on the lower part of the tomb’s façade, it has been suggested that the monument was fashioned from the top down. It may also be possible that other similar monuments were also made in such a manner.

Qasr al-Farid, the Lonely Castle (Wikimedia Commons)

By the 3rd century A.D., the Incense Route was in decline due to the political and economic crisis that was faced by the Roman Empire. Consequently, many of the towns along the trade route would be affected by the deterioration in trade. Even Medain Salih, once a major staging post on the main north-south caravan route, was not spared, and eventually shrank into a tiny village. The 10th century Arab traveller, for instance, wrote that during his time, Madâin Sâlih was but a small oasis whose activities centred on its wells and peasants. This is undeniably a stark contrast compared to the site’s heyday during the Nabataean period, when merchants and camels laden with the incense of Arabia would have thronged its streets on their way to the north. Still, the Qasr al-Farid and the other tombs built by the Nabataeans remain as a testimony to the greatness that the Madâin Sâlih once was.

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Ex Defense Official Appears On CNN Stating “UFOs Are Clearly Under Intelligent Control”

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What Happened: Christopher Mellon was the former Deputy Assistant Defence Secretary for Intelligence from 1997 to 2002. From 2002-2004 he was the Minority Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence under Sen. John Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.). He’s had a long career inside the government and the intelligence community, and is considered one of hundreds, if not thousands of ‘high ranking’ individuals that have, and are speaking up about the UFO phenomenon and have been for decades.

Mellon recently made appearances on both Fox News and CNN, and in the CNN interview, he states the following:

We have information from multiple radar systems, inferred systems, multiple Naval personnel on the ground and in the air. And we’re tracking these objects performing manoeuvres that clearly indicate they’re under intelligent control. They’re responding to our air-craft, they’re out-manoeuvring them, and they’re doing things that are far beyond any capability we possess.

Keep in mind we are talking about objects that have been observed instantaneously accelerating at thousands of miles per hours, and then re-appearing in another location. In of the incidents mentioned below, the objects were also seen shape shifting, and it is arguable if one of them actually teleports.

In the Fox News interview, Mellon states:

These are interactions between intelligently controlled vehicles that are highly sophisticated operating in and around U.S. military facilities, and hence the concern…There is a vital national security issue, which is that our sovereignty is being violated by vehicles of unknown origin.

Mellon has published multiple articles in mainstream media outlets, and has given several video interviews after an organization that he’s now a part of, To The Stars Academy, gained access to videos of UFOs filmed by multiple Navy pilots. These videos were recently confirmed as authentic by the Pentagon, and are one of thousands of examples of objects performing manoeuvres that no known air-craft is capable of, objects being tracked on air/ground radar while simultaneously visually confirmed by trained military observers.

Why This Is Important: Why does something have to be presented on CNN or another mainstream media network for it to be verified or real? We have for example, been creating awareness on this phenomenon for many years with impeccable sources that cannot be discredited, yet when mainstream media covers it, it’s all of a sudden a big story. This is dangerous, and uncomfortable because it’s one of many examples of how mainstream media has a stranglehold on the minds of the masses.

How come a select group of people get to speak out and receive all of the attention? Why are they getting all of the mainstream media press coverage? Are they themselves being handed mis-information from their ‘higher ups?’ Who knows, one thing is for certain, this field has been plagued with disinformation for a very long time.

It’s also important to note that this topic is deep, and has huge implications with regards to science, history, technology, consciousness and much more. Mainstream media does not discuss this, and they also seem to not really emphasize the technological capability of these craft and what that in itself means.

There are so many examples of mainstream media networks dishing out fake information, the war on terror is a great example in my opinion. There was a massive campaign to convince the population that terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS were a huge threat that were carrying out terrorist attacks, when most of the evidence I looked at suggested that these terrorist groups are actually a creation of, funded by, trained by, and armed by rouge parts of the U.S. government and their military allies. This means that the ones who create the problem, propose the solution under the guise of good will, all of ulterior motives like resources extraction, and perhaps the retrieval of crafts that do not originate on Earth. Nations are and always have been desperate to retrieve and reverse engineer this technology.

A concern of many individuals is if the ‘establishment’ will attempt to do the same with UFOs, just as they’ve attempted to do the same with virtually ever major topic and geopolitical issue.

In the Fox News interview, when Mellon states that “There is a vital national security issue, which is that our sovereignty is being violated by vehicles of unknown origin” I am concerned for multiple reasons. One is because “national security” has been a term used to justify the classification and concealment of information from the citizenry. It’s also been used to justify the concealment of information that exposes and unethical and immoral side of governments and big corporations, which is precisely why people like Julian Assange are in jail.

The Takeaway

At the end of the day, our world today seems to be about which powerful person, group or ‘deep state’ can control the perception of human beings the best, and win their admiration.

The truth is indeed out there, but it’s for us as a collective to discover for ourselves, not something for our government to tell us. We’re getting to the point where information is being heavily censored, and there seems to be a ‘ministry of truth’ (fact checkers) patrolling the internet telling us what is and what isn’t. Again, I suspect this to happen with the UFO phenomenon.

I do feel that we are the ones we need to be concerned about, and there is much work to do on our planet with regards to solving issues that continue to destroy our ability to thrive, along with other life-forms as well. We are destroying our own planet, and perhaps this, in some way, with regards to some groups who are observing us. I’m just speculating, but it’s intelligent speculation based on years of research. That being said, I don’t know.

It’s an extremely deep topic that leaves no aspect of humanity untouched. There are many stories within the lore, from ancient indigenous tales of “star people”  to friendly encounters, to both benevolent and what we perceive as malevolent encounters and more…Please share this article to raise further awareness to this topic.

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An Authentic Video Of The “Flying Saucers” That Flew Over Washington In 1952

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Did you know that UFOs have been filmed/documented for thousands of years? There are many examples from our ancient past that show this, and many modern day examples in the form of videos, radar tracking etc. For example, here’s one of many documents that can be found within the CIA’s electronic reading room that makes it quite clear that authentic footage exists.

Recent footage of UFOs released and confirmed by the Pentagon also makes this quite clear, not to mention millions of pages of declassified documents from multiple government agencies describing encounters with objects that perform manoeuvres no known aircraft is capable of doing. The thing is, we didn’t need ‘them’ to tell us, and footage, pictures and thousands of interesting cases make one thing quite clear, something is going on.

What Happened: One example from the past I like to use comes from July of 1952, when multiple UFOs were filmed flying over Washington D.C. In fact, during that summer there were a number of sightings reported. These sightings were known as “the Big Flap” and are quite well known among many ufologists. During that time, military jets that were sent out to take a closer look at these objects did so to no avail. The objects instantaneously accelerated at speeds that are still not attainable today by any known man-made craft, similar to the many examples that exist today. All of the sightings during this time were confirmed by civilians, military, radar operators and pilots. The same goes for many sightings today, with the Pentagon’s recent release being a prime example.

General Nathan Twining, author of a September 23, 1947 memo stated that the “phenomenon reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious” and that “the reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, manoeuvrability (particularly in roll), and action which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly air-craft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically or remotely.”

The sightings over the White House rocked local consciousness and were being reported by every major American newspaper at the time. They caused so much of a stir that President Truman held a press conference to answer questions about the event. During that conference, he admitted that government officials “discuss” this topic “in every meeting” that the administration has with the military. He went on to say that “there’s always things like that going on, UFO’s and they’ve had other things you know.”

I counted 9, the night that I saw them they were round, the typical disk type aircraft, spacecraft. But they were there, they were illuminated, they were quite visible, their configuration was quite conspicuous. – Colonel Ross Dedrickson (source)

Why This Is Important: The UFO topic truly leaves no aspect of humanity untouched. When it comes to history, science, understanding the nature of our reality, and learning more about ourselves, the realization that we’re not alone is quite significant. Not to mention that we have been visited and are still being visited by intelligent beings that are not human. It can be a difficult topic to navigate, and doing so can sometimes leave us feeling more confused than before we started researching the subject. This topic is perhaps the biggest paradigm buster we may ever experience.

I can tell you that when UFOs were a “conspiracy theory,” there was ample and legit evidence clearly suggesting the phenomenon was real. Yet not enough were exposed to it, and we waited on mainstream thought to tell us when it was OK to talk about it. We tend to put the conspiracy label on topics that simply go against what we currently believe as opposed to what is true. In this process we ignore evidence and remain emotional on topics while thinking we are being logical. This is done with many other topics as well.

But the big question that remains on many people’s minds today is: are these craft ET, or manmade? Who’s flying them? I can tell you based on my research that, yes, some of them indeed are ET, and in my opinion, the evidence makes that quite clear.

In a field that’s been plagued with disinformation, it can be difficult to arrive at any sort of truth/conclusion about the subject. That being said, and I’m speculating, I believe if there are others out there, perhaps some of them would like to see us change things around on our own planet. Perhaps become more peaceful, harmonious and less destructive. Perhaps in this sense, contact would be more common.

I personally feel that somehow, in some way the UFO/ET phenomenon, or at least a part of it, has something to do with pushing us to achieve the things listed above, and it has to do with our consciousness. We have so much potential to create an incredible experience on this planet, where all life can thrive, but we hold it back with our limiting beliefs, states of consciousness and inability to open our minds. Perhaps the ET phenomenon helps with that process more than we think.

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Amazing New Siberian Mammoth Remains May Lead To Cloning Breakthrough

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Photo Credit: Artem Cheremisov / Siberian Times

Russian scientists have retrieved the nearly complete remains of a woolly mammoth in Russia. The Siberian mammoth remains are so well-preserved that they still have flesh and hair. These remains are up to 10,000 years old and they could play an important role in the international race to recreate prehistoric beasts in laboratories. The remains of the prehistoric creature were found not far from the village of Seyakha. The find was first spotted by members of a local indigenous community in Lake Pechenelava, on the Yamal Peninsula. Siberia has been unusually warm this summer with massive wildfires in many areas of this remote and vast region. However, the hot weather also made it possible to release the Siberian mammoth remains from the permafrost.

Part of the recently found Siberian mammoth remains and two members of the local indigenous community that first spotted the find. (Image: Artem Cheremisov / Siberian Times)
Part of the recently found Siberian mammoth remains and two members of the local indigenous community that first spotted the find. (Image: Artem Cheremisov / Siberian Times)
10,000-Year-Old Siberian Mammoth Remains Are Almost Perfect

Experts from the Scientific Centre for Arctic studies arrived at the scene where the mammoth remains were found and began an investigation. They managed to retrieve the 90% of the remains of the mammoth making it a spectacular discovery. The Daily Mail reports that the animal is going to be called ‘Tadibe after its finder Konstantin Tadibe, a reindeer herder living near the lake where the mammoth was found.’

Initial investigations have revealed that the mammoth was a 10-foot-tall male teenager that died about 10,000 years ago. Evgenia Khozyainova, who took part in the study, stated that ‘We have one front and one hind foot well preserved, with tendons, soft tissues and pieces of skin,’ according to the Daily Mail. Also found was the creature’s sacrum, some vertebrae and most of its tail, complete with pieces of skin and muscle. Archaeologist Andrey Gusev told The Siberian Times that ‘We managed to extract part of the skeleton, another part of it is still underwater and clay.’

Researchers at the sight where the Siberian mammoth remains were discovered. (Image: Artem Cheremisov / Siberian Times)
Evidence Suggests the Mammoth Died of Natural Causes

The mammoth remains taken from the watery bank of the lake have been safely stored away in a special refrigeration unit.  Unfortunately, the animal’s brain was not preserved which was something of a disappointment. The Siberian Times states ‘so far there is only one preserved brain found in 2014 in Yakutia on a woolly mammoth called Yuka.’ Moreover, no tusks were retrieved in the recent find. They could have been taken by humans or simply fell off.

There is no evidence to suggest that the mammoth was killed by prehistoric hunters. Although marks on the bones indicate that at some time the remains of the prehistoric creature were scavenged. Dr Pavel Kosintsev speculates that ‘The mammoth may have become stuck in an ice crevice and been unable to escape’ reports the Daily Mail.

The yellow soft tissues preserved on bone piece that was part of the newly discovered woolly mammoth found in Siberia. (Image: Artem Cheremisov / Siberian Times)
This Ancient Mammoth’s Soft Tissues Are Perfect for Cloning

It is exceedingly rare to find so many bones from one animal. Also found was some fossilized excrement, known as a coprolite. Dmitry Frolov, of the Arctic Research Centre, is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that ‘The coprolite was left by this very mammoth.’ This discovery can provide scientists with considerable detail about the extinct mammoth eating habits.

However, this amazing find is particularly important because it provides superbly preserved dead mammoth DNA which can be used in cloning experiments. Teams, from Russia, USA, Japan, and South Korea are all desperately trying to clone ancient animals in test-tubes. The soft tissue found on Tadibe could provide the DNA key for researchers to bring woolly mammoths back to life, much like the movie Jurassic Park. The Russian federal government has funded a laboratory in Siberia to help them to win the race to clone a mammoth, which has become a matter of national prestige.

A selection of the Siberian mammoth remains discovered at Seyakha Lake (Image: Artem Cheremisov / Siberian Times)
A selection of the Siberian mammoth remains discovered at Seyakha Lake (Image: Artem Cheremisov / Siberian Times)
Mammoth Graveyard

Mammoths once roamed over much of Eurasia. They are closely related to modern elephants, but they were twice their size. They had remarkable tusks and trunks that could pick up even small objects. These creatures had coats of long wool that allowed them to survive in the Arctic and they were herbivores. Mammoths were hunted by men and it is believed that overhunting along with climate change contributed to the extinction of these giants of the tundra, some 4000 years ago.

The world’s most complete and best-preserved mammoth, nicknamed Lyuba, was also discovered on the Yamal Peninsula in 2007. Experts hope that the lake and the area around it will reveal many more ancient remains. They believe that just like Tadibe, other woolly elephants died here and were forever preserved in the permafrost. There could be a mammoth graveyard hidden in the silt and water, waiting to be found.

This article (Amazing New Siberian Mammoth Remains May Lead to Cloning Breakthrough) was originally created for Ancient Origins and is published here under Creative Commons.

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