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    White Lady of Brandberg

    Once you have read what follows from Wikipedia you will know which side of the argument I am on - and you can decide for yourself whether adventurous humans ('travellers') travelled. One way they did it was astrally; according to natives all over the world - and not amazingly, occasionally they were seen. Guess what those who 'saw' them thought they were? (Aliens or demons) Of course academics are not taught about astral travel, but some (Murray Gell-Man, Richard Feynman, Jung, etc.) have learned. Professor Bernal has a different opinion in his masterwork - Black Athena.

    "The White Lady was first discovered in 1918 by German explorer and topographer Reinhard Maack as he was surveying the Brandberg. Maack was impressed by the main figure of the painting, which he described as "a warrior". In his notes, he wrote that "the Egyptian-Mediterranean style of all the figures is surprising". He made several hand-drawn copies of the painting, which were later published in Europe.[2]

    In 1929, Maack's notes came into the hands of the well-known French anthropologist Henri Breuil while he was visiting Cape Town. Breuil noted analogies between the White Lady and paintings of athletes found in Knossos (Crete), and suggested that the Brandberg might have been visited by a group of travelers coming from the Mediterranean area. It was Breuil who first referred to the painting as "the white lady". In 1945 Breuil could finally visit the White Lady site, and published his theories on the Mediterranean origin of the painting first in South Africa and then in Europe.[3]

    Breuil's arguments were influential of several later hypotheses concerning the painting, some of which suggested that it could actually be Phoenician in origin.

    In the second half of the 20th century, most theories on Mediterranean influences on the ancient history of subsaharan Africa (like those about Great Zimbabwe being "non-African" in origin) were gradually dismissed.[4] Accordingly, modern studies on the White Lady are usually based on the simpler assumption that it is a bushman painting just like the thousands other painted figures of the Brandberg. Damaraland is actually very rich in bushman rock art sites, including for example Twyfelfontein."
    I suppose a listen to a debate including Martin Bernal is a good thing for us to do.
    Last edited by R_Baird; 04-05-2016 at 07:38 PM.

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