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Gyeong-ju city of South Korea used to be the legendary capital of the ancient Silla Empire. Its former names include 'Seora-beol' and 'Gyerim'. The latter means 'Chicken forest' and refers to the founding of the state by a mysterious man called Hyeok-geose who 'hatched from an egg' in the nearby forest. His story is to be discussed in the following paragraphs.

The genesis from the heavenly egg is closely tied to the birth of the city as it was the fabled ruler who built it and organized a moral society within the state. He is said to have been buried in one of the many mounds scattered around the area. But what stands out important among the monuments is a single large cluster of artificial hills called the Silla Mounds. The layout of the tumuli takes on a precise pointer shape and bears a close resemblance to the star cluster of the Pleiades. The possible association with the stars comes as no surprise since the city is host to East Asia's oldest star viewing platform right at the mounds where the 'tip' of the tumuli-field points to.

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Not far from the platform we find the giant fort of the old capital. It was designed in the shape of a huge crescent which speaks volumes. Both nearby monuments seem to hold an astronomy-related message and the crescent fortress seals this idea. It is as if the whole field were planned to send a message skywards in a monumental way and indeed, as on the graphic seen above, the layout matches the star map 'blueprint' found worldwide - A sun-like star (marked by the crescent fort) near Pleiades. It is referred to as the Primary star.

On the graphical recreation above the mounds were joined by red lines for an easier comparison to Pleiades and the star map below. Also note the second crescent monument present in the area. This 'tiny' special mound is right at the end of the tumuli cluster and fits the position of the sun-like star identified as the Tertiary star in the star maps.

A GREATER MAP IN VIEW

On a broader look at the area a new monument comes into play, the legendary burial complex of King Hyeok-geose to the south of the mound cluster and crescent. It is called 'Oreung' which translates as the 'Five mounds' for a reason. The monument actually is regarded as a symbolic burial and not a factual grave which suggests it had a more subtle meaning behind it which is supported by an old and overlooked reference. It is said that each of the 5 mounds correspond to a limb and head completing the human form and indeed their proportion is such looking. If this were true that would suggest the human form and origins may have to do with the story of the star map. (source)

Intriguingly, this is exactly what has been found tied to several other ancient star maps - the message carries knowledge about our extraordinary origins.

On the new graphic below see the Five Mounds at the center bottom part. The Oreung completes the star map blueprint as it corresponds to the sun-like star listed as the Secondary star in the maps. It is in the right position to align with the star too. Maps that carry the 'human form codex' always connect it to this star out of the 3 suns, strongly suggesting this system used to be the first cradle of culture well before the others.

*For an older, 18th century view of the city and the monuments mouse over the actual satellite view below.




Compare this greater layout of the monuments to the complete star map shown below.




There's one more interesting aspect regarding the layout of the Silla Mounds. As it's been pointed out the mounds now reside within a peculiar shaped park which has a forested pointy end towards the crescent and star platform. This perhaps beckons one viewing it from above to interpret it as a message - 'follow the pointer shaped star cluster to find a special star'.

In fact the enclosure resembles the leg of an animal and this is an important clue. Wayne Herschel identified that the most sacred of all Egyptian astronomical symbols used to be the 'leg' or 'thigh' of a bull and, in opposition to mainstream views, it represented the Pleiades and not the Big Dipper (hence the Pleiades above is bound by red lines that form a leg). This is supported by the fact that the star cluster is found in the ancient constellation of Taurus the bull. He also found that Ancient Egyptians located the approximate area of the Primary star by extending an imaginary line from the tip of the leg to a certain distance (Ceremony of stretching the rope) - it worked as a helping instruction. (source)

According to our research it is highly certain that the teaching of a calf's leg representing the star cluster was widespread and found its way to remote cultures too including the Far East. If this is true it would account for the specially designed enclosure with a tip. But is there evidence for a bull cult in Silla?



GOLDEN TREASURES

Silla is known for its abundant golden treasures, most of which were excavated right at the mounds of Gyeong-ju. Among the crowns and jewelry is a special type of artifacts thought to represent flying birds with wings outstretched as seen above. While this may seem so at a first look I'd like to suggest a new interpretation here.

It appears some of the details were overlooked by historians regarding the objects and the fact that several such looking artifacts have been found suggests it held a great importance.

The shape actually resembles a buffalo's head and its long horns (or perhaps ears). Moreover, one of the pieces, the smaller one with a 'bump' over its head, is eerily similar to the depictions of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Greek-Minoan cultures who all rendered their gods as horned deities with a sun disc in between. Compare the 'bump' to the solar rosette on the forehead of the Greek bull - not only it is a match but the Greek artifact was covered with gold just like its Korean counterparts. If this is true that means the animal was deemed important and its cult would fit a worldwide found solar cow or bull worship that centered on something special in constellation Taurus - a star like our sun. (source)

It is, in fact, a major clue to deciphering the layout of the mounds as it agrees to the story.



KOREA'S OTHER MOUNDS

Upon inspecting other tombs of the culture the ones in today's North Korea stand out among the many. The ancient tombs of Goguryeo, a once contemporary kingdom to Silla has many 'hidden' astronomical depictions on the walls and ceiling. One such mound is that of Yaksu-ri and it has a special scene agreed to depict the 7 star cluster of Pleiades on the right.

Scholars are somewhat confused as to what the other astronomical markings represent. It is known that Eastern traditions used different asterisms for stars and did so as part of a highly ordered stellar system mixing earthly elements.

Surprisingly, the double rows of 3 joined dots on the left are said to be part of Orion and I concur. One must not forget though that the walls here don't include names for the constellations so a part of it is up to personal interpretation. I suggest that it was meant to represent Orion's belt and its 'sword' part as the belt stars align with a special sun of the ancestors, the large red disc in the corner. Ancients favored this instruction 'tool' to find the area of the sacred stars near the Pleiades.

This double row of 3 is duplicated on the opposite side of the room too, seen here. I believe that replica which, in place of the sun disc, shows a pale colored disc believed to be our 'moon' essentially shows the same alignment but features the planet of that star system, a dual way so to speak, while it keeps harmony and geometry at the same time. The presence of Pleiades fits this interpretation and completes the map. It also hints at the possibly that the deceased wished to journey to this special star system after death in spirit form.



THE ARRIVAL

The story that elevates the star map of Gyeong-ju to new levels is a remarkable description of how the kingdom had been founded by someone not of this world.

It is not far from the aforementioned Oreung, the 5 mounds, which corresponds to the Secondary star system in the star map, where a 'magical egg' landed in the nearby forest in ancient times. According to the legend described in the historical records of Samguk sagi and Samguk yusa, it was in 69 BC when six monarchs gathered to elect the first king of Korea at the well of Najeong. As they did so a light appeared in the sky along with a phenomenon referred to as a 'white horse'. As it 'bowed down' a large red egg became visible and when it 'hatched' a boy walked out of it amid rays of light. The records also mention that it happened along an extraordinary blast, like a lightning bolt, that touched down. (source)

The site is visible even today and features a curious-looking platform.

While this story is dismissed as fiction and pure legend one has to ask if there is more to it as it fits a modern-day UFO encounter of the third kind. But not only that, the legend had such a profound effect that today's Korean surname Park actually derives from this story. The boy who became king Hyeok-geose bore the name 'Bak' or 'Park' - a word thought to mean both a 'gourd' and 'radiance' at the same time and, I add, it is perhaps not a coincidence. Based on its shape the egg craft he arrived by was also referred to as a gourd or calabash that shone like the sun.

The presence of a 'white horse' along a 'lightning bolt' is another intriguing piece of the puzzle and is to be discussed in the following paragraph.

However, it's worth to include another interesting bit of the story here. Apparently, the king's wife was born in a supernatural way as well. It was soon after the boy's arrival that a young girl was found coming out of a dragon which flew out of a well. Records mention she had a strange 'beak' in place of her mouth which was removed. (source) It almost sounds like she wore a removable breathing apparatus - and if this sounds incredible one may take a look at some of the Native American depictions of bird gods who, despite being human-like, sometimes wear protruding 'nose clips' running down to the mouth looking like beaks but are clearly distinguishable as such. See examples of the Aztec god of wind here.






A PORTAL IN THE SKY?

As 'wild' as it sounds Wayne identified that the Ancients' global obsession with serpents and dragons (or simply winged snakes to express the ability of flight) was probably meant to describe celestial conduits the 'gods' traveled by as depicted on ancient murals of various cultures. Even today we refer to this theoretical conduit by the name of another tube-shaped animal, a wormhole.

The dragon that carried the little girl who became the king's wife probably described such a conduit and possibly so did the lightning bolt that caused the white horse to appear. And this is the point where the white creature comes into context.

A precious depiction of the horse had been preserved in one of the Silla mounds - it is the brownish image above. What stands out special is the curling and 'fluffy' features and an almost wind-blown style design. As shown on the recreation further above I believe this phenomenon was an actual opening of the conduit in the sky - blurred, bright and flanked by filaments like a cloud, the way most of us would imagine the ending of a wormhole, almost plasma-like.

Having a deeper look at the topic, the myths of Ancient Greece mention Pegasus, a white horse with identical qualities and being the 'chariot of the gods'. So is Uchchaih-shravas found in Indian legends, a horse with seven heads which carry a sun, something reminiscent of a sun star near the 7 of Pleiades. But prehistoric England has a well-known depiction too, and it's huge. The Uffington Horse above basically repeats the same filamentary structure to it. Moreover, it's been suggested that the horse actually represented a dragon, an idea that further conflates the slight difference between the two creatures since both described a conduit.

Another peculiar detail is the horse sticking out a tongue. Both depictions have it and it resembles a dragon spitting 'fire' or perhaps ejecting a freight.

Read more about the dragon on page Beijing



MONGOLIAN GENESIS

As surprising as it sounds the story of a 'star child' gifted by the sky people to bring culture and new times to Earth is not restricted to Korea, nor the star map built at Gyeong-ju which speaks of the origin of the ruler and mankind.

Not far from there, in Mongolia, one finds a similar story, only it happened some centuries later. The narrative is told in the work 'The Secret History of the Mongols' which is the oldest surviving Mongolian-language literary work. The tale essentially tells of the days when a 'glittering visitor' descended as a flying and twisting 'yellow dog' on the horizon, into a yurt house on the top opening to impregnate the ancestral mother Alan Gua by a ray of light. The visitor caressed her belly which absorbed his light. He arrived by 'crawling on the sun- or moonbeams', possibly referring to the familiar conduits.

The yellow dog seen by Alan on the horizon or 'the meeting line of dawn and night' as it was called, may have been a craft of a type resting on supporting legs, probably four this time, and surrounded by yellow glow resembling a huge yellow dog in the distance that seemed animated since it was 'rising and twisting away' as told by the lady. This happened in the 9th century.

Her five sons sired the entire Mongol nation including the famed Genghis Khan. Today many people around the world, especially those from Asia carry Genghis Khan's genes and it 'lives' in us. (source)



THE ANNUNCIATION

A child conceived by an ancestral mother and a 'divine being' is, in fact, the central theme of Christianity, the Christ being the only son of the Creator as the Bible records it. With respect to the followers one has to ask if the same thing happened to Mary as did to Alan Gua. If the Bible has grains of truth to it, Jesus had indeed been a wise soul on a mission to teach humanity but in his material form he possibly came as a baby from a 'star father'.

In fact, the passage in the Bible clearly tells that the arrival of the baby was announced to her in advance by Archangel Gabriel himself. When the visitor came to her she even seemed to be confused how to greet him - probably a very physical being.

Upon looking for old depictions of the Annunciation several artists included a yellow beam of light coming from above touching Mary like on the painting above, a detail close to the description found in the Mongolian account. What is more, Mary's cousin who was called infertile also conceived a son in her old age and, although not many people know, Noah was born the same way as it was recorded in the Book of Enoch, part of the Ethiopian Bible. Noah's father even called him strange looking, someone 'not like them' which is more than unusual. (source)

Looking at the recorded dates, the arrival of the boy by the egg in Korea happened in 69 BC, only decades earlier than the coming of the Christ.

Read more about similar births on page Japan and Americas (coming soon)

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