Editorial: Frankincense Manufacture

A three-week reconnaissance mission through an unexplored region of gullies and goatpaths in eastern Yemen has yield an unprecedented wealth of archaeological finds, according to the Los Angeles-based team of archaeologists that made the discovery.

-- Los Angeles Times, January 28, 1997

This was the same team that recently discovered the ancient city of Ubar, "the Atlantis of the Desert," center of the frankincense trade in ancient times.

Ubar was a city that, according to Legend, was swallowed up by the sands, a punishment by God to answer for the increasing sins of its residents.

The team, organized by George R. Hedges, a lawyer and amateur archaeologist, discovered a limestone cavern beneath the foundations of the city. This cavern is presumed to be responsible for the city's legendary collapse.

What you may not know is that this same archaelogical team also found a circle of STONE MEGALITHS along the frankincense trail. This monument predates the frankincense trade. These 19 stone megaliths, each 7 to 9 feet high, are arranged in a ring 80 feet in circumference. They appear to be in a celestial orientation, similar to the famous Stonehenge monument. "The doorway seems to be oriented into a particular angle with the sun and moon," said archaelogist Juris Zarins of Southwest Missouri State University. They are unusual in that this area of the Middle East is not normally associated with stone megaliths.

What is the connection between the Yemen monoliths, frankincense, and nanotechnology?

It is generally presumed that one of the first applications of nanotechnology (the direct manipulation of atoms) will be the manufacture of synthetic perfumes which have complex arrangements of molecules. (See K. Eric Drexler - Engines of Creation)

In ancient times, frankincense, which was used in religious rituals, and to cover up the odor of the deceased, was even more valuable than gold. The synthesis of an artificial frankincense resin would have been even more profitable to alchemists than converting lead into gold. So clearly, there was a large economic incentive for frankincense alchemy.

The Institute for Druidic Technology has demonstrated that the neolithic culture in Ancient Britain had access to powerful computer technology and that Stonehenge, in fact, was one of many supercomputers built by the Hyperboreans, a race of visiting ancient astronauts.

Are the Ubar monoliths actually an ancient computer, imported from the Hyperborean culture of Atlantis, the very same culture that erected the Stonehenge computer?

Did the Hyperboreans import this technology into the Middle East, to kickstart the growing frankincense trade with an artficial frankincense resin created with nanotechnology?

Was the eventual collapse and destruction of the city of Ubar a punishment? A penalty exacted by the Hyperboreans for the failure of the Ubarians to pay for the expensive super-computer they purchased from the Druids?

One can only wonder.

Dr. F. E. Tunalu 1/30/97

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