Inside a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Malta, remains of a mysterious race with elongated heads and small heights were discovered.
As we go further into the field of archaeology, we uncover facts that piece by piece, fill in the gaps in our ancient history’s complex jigsaw. Scientists continue to make findings that link many places throughout the world over long periods of time, perhaps forming an ensemble picture in the future.
The Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni, a subterranean site dating from roughly 3300 – 3000 B.C., is one such unique and complicated instance. After the remains of almost 7000 individuals with enlarged heads, bones unlike any progenitor on the evolutionary scale, it was discovered to be a necropolis.
The discovery occurred in 1902 when workmen on a building site by mistake burst through the ceiling. It occurred as a consequence of an accident, just like so many previous significant discoveries. The efforts to conceal the subterranean megalithic building had all failed, fortunately for us.
The excavations were conducted by Manuel Magri. He was an archaeologist and a Jesuit priest who belonged to the Society of Jesus. The priest died in 1907, soon before the excavation report was published, under strange circumstances.
According to the official report, the megalithic tomb is a three-story catacomb carved out of more than 2000 tons of granite. Its walls were adorned with spirals, pentagons, floral themes, and animal designs, among other mathematical forms.
A passage from the National Geographic magazine from the 1920s supports this finding, characterizing the early inhabitants of Malta as a race with elongated heads.
“It appears that the early inhabitants of Malta were a race of long-skulled people of low to medium height, akin to the early people of Egypt, who spread westward along the north coast of Africa, where some went to Malta and Sicily and others to Sardinia and Spain, based on an examination of polished-stone age skeletons.” — National Geographic Magazine, Volume XXXVII, January to June 1920.
The Hal-Saflieni site has a number of rooms, some of which are tombs and others of which are sanctuaries:
The first stratum is 10 meters below ground level and comprises of natural caves that were intentionally enlarged later.
The main chamber forks into numerous rooms in the second stratum. In the first chamber, statues such as the interesting “Sleeping Lady” were unearthed. On the same floor, there’s the one-of-a-kind Oracle Room, which leads to the Decorated Room, which has smooth walls and an ornate spiral design.
A huм hand-carved into stone rests on the right side of the entry wall in the same chamber. The next item on the excavation report is a 2-meter pit with an unknown purpose: pit snake or alms collection. Last but not least, there was a peculiar space known as “The Holy of Holies,” which included three vertical stone formations known as trilithons that were framed inside each other.
There were no bones or traces of huм remains on the third level, thus it’s assumed the area was used to store grains, water, and other food supplies.
The Oracle Chamber stands out among these chambers due to its unique features: a great acoustic enhancement design with incredible voice resonance.
It’s said that its high quality aided in spreading and amplifying the ceremonial chanting. The vibrations generated within this chamber had a one-of-a-kind impact in transposing the emotional spectrum, which had never been seen before on our planet.
With elaborate crimson ochre spirals adorned with spherical blobs, this is also the site’s most visually rich chamber.
Researchers discovered that the people of this location 5,000 years ago were a small race with elongated skulls, oddities that are not evident in our huм ancestors, at least not those that we know about.
This fascinating fact alludes to a theory about an alien species that formerly resided on what is now the Maltese island of Paola.
The skulls were on exhibit at Valletta’s Archaeologic Museum for a brief time before inexplicably vanishing without a trace. The sole proof of this millennia-old finding comes in the form of a few photos that show the strange find in Hal-Saflieni, Malta, is more than simply a local tradition or a story.
We can only speculate as to what happened to the skulls, but word has it that the government investigated the subject due to the value of the skulls. We are apparently forbidden from learning our genuine past due to the possibility of discovering contradictory facts.