Knobs on Worldwide Stonework – A Global Language Theory
(Commenced Oct 12th 2017)
Original Theory – Dee MacQueen, USOKS Researcher, Portugal
Witnesses and Collaborators – Annie Newton, Bob Newton, Cecelia Hall and Craig MacQueen
Copyright – Dee MacQueen and the USOKS Research Team October 2017
A bit of History and Legend surrounding the Rumi Qolqa Gate (Rumiqullqa Gate) a visit to which inspired Dee MacQueen’s Theory…
The Gate Theory
This theory/legend, states that La Portada was originally built by the Wari to serve as a gate to their area of rule. This gate was meant to seperate the four “suyus” or regions of their Empire. Since it was on the main highway, travellers would have to pass through the gate and pay a toll. Layer, the Inca modified the gate to serve as an aqueduct.
The Theory Emerges
It was a rather breezy, chilly day when we visited the Rumi Qolqa Gtae (Quechua meaning stone storehouse) and this was Dee’s first glimpse of “knobs” on a grand scale. Although we had visited a few places in and around Cusco that sported the phenomena, Rumi Qolqa sort of hits you in the face as the “knobs! are so very obvious and something about the place enables one to visualise a pattern rather than, until now, a random spacing of unexplained “knobs”!!
RUMI QOLQA Gate
As we were sheltering from the wind, eating our packed lunch and quietly absorbing the scale of the place, De, out of the blue, suggested that perhaps the knobs were a language!! – Fresh eyes and fresh feet on the ground is something that, at times, is necessary. Having stared and photographed these knobs globally for many, many years and listened to a myriad of theories, I think I personally had reached a brick wall as regards the stone knob phenomena!! – Everyone associated with Global Stonework has suggested their own theory, but this was a new one to me and to be honest, as someone once said, “it had to be easy for them”. I have heard the most complicated and in some cases, the most ludicrous theories regarding these knobs, so when Dee put forward her suggestion, it immediately struck me as simple, straightforward and one of the most sensible theories I had heard to date. I stood back and stared at the so called “gate! and it all made sense!!
Mouth open and mind reeling, Dee and I rushed back to get more shots from different angles.
We couldnt wait to get home that day and immediately contacted the USOKS linguistics expert, our very own Cecelia Hall.
We sent Cee the pictures along with Dee’s Theory and of course, as usual, Cecelia was onto the idea quick as a flash/ Her first job was to gather as much evidence of global stonework that resembled the stonework here in Peru, specifically, the “knobs”
They included – Peru (Cusco, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Vitcos) – Bolivia – China – Egypt – France – Portugal – Easter Island and the UK.
There are even “knobs” at Stonehenge!!!!!!!
These are just a few examples (We are awaiting permissions for others for the full blown article) – Some sites are Neolithic and that age of mankind goes back to approx 15.200 BC. This of course is a very tentative date, and as we are aware, some sites are beyond dating and indeed beyond our comprehension at this time.
Cee’s second job was to put forward her ideas on the type of language these global “knobs” might represent. She Suggested two possibilities…
- The 3000 year old Peruvian Chavin Culture Stele with DOT where the third eye would be – Two DOTS close together = nose and two DOTS far apart = mouth.
This however was discarded because there are three knobs in a row on the Rumi Qolqa Gate.
2. Could the DOT/DASH pattern be Quipu knots and be the name of the building with a date when the structure was built?. Also, figuring into the “knobs” being a language, was the fact that some same size stones had two knobs together while others had two knobs apart.
Quipu Knots Article Click Here : Quipu Knots
I personally liked theory number two. Having worked in the Archaeological site of Ephesus in Turkey, I was always amazed at the symbolic street names and symbolic store fronts which we can still see today. Although from a more recent timeline, a lot of the symbolgy at places like Ephesus is still used in this layer of time to represent a globally understood “picture” without the need for words. In other words, travellers/visitors to the city, knew exactly where to go regardless of their mother tongue.
Discussions ensued with input from all four members of the team. From a Braille suggestion to a verbal map of all linguistics based theories but always ensuring that the core “language” theory was adhered to. Perhaps then, in one particular layer of time, when the world was smaller, global travel was predominant and the stonework was globally recognisable to all, an ancient but consistent mode of symbology greeted visitors and locals alike. As we still have generic, non linguistic global code available to us today e.g Morse Code, Semaphore, Braille, Universal recognisable traffic signals etc. Why not on our Ancient Earth? – Global connective symbology, as we are aware, is everywhere on Pertoglyphs and Rock Art, so why should this particular theory be so surprising to us?….
Taking Dee’s theory globally, it all now makes sense, at least to me it does!! – No need for Ancient Aliens, Electric Power Points or Star Maps – The “KNOBS” are simply a universal symbolic language easily recognisable to all. Imagine when the Sacred Valley or the Giza Plateau were once filled with water and you were a weary sailor from any part of the globe approaching port, what better way to Greet/Warn/Give Directions etc. in one universal, symbolic language understandable by all walks of life.
As for the smaller scale knobs, could these simply be street names/store names? – We must remember that most of this stonework we are discussing is very, very ancient and has been removed/dismantled/restored/destroyed and of course, re-utilised over the eons, so translation today would be very difficult, however, not impossible. Sooooooooo…….
STAY TUNED FOR THE FULL ARTICLE TO BE PUBLISHED IN
Ancient Mysteries International Magazine!!
A huge Thank You to all who gave permissions and donated photographs – See below for credits. Hopefully I haven’t missed anyone, apologies if I have xxx
Cecelia Hall, Annie Newton (aka Anne Tittensor Independent Researcher), Dee MacQueen, Richard Gabriel (Stonehenge Enhancement), Bob Newton (aka The Rogue Researcher), Ephesus Archaeological Team, Cairo Museum, Ancients Scripts.Com, Semaphore Flags Website, Photogelocation China, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Peru, Braille uk, Inca Glossary Appendix C.
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Composed by Annie Newton