Ros’ Rocks 7 & 8 (Two more Marked Rocks that Break all the Rules)
By Steven & Evan Strong
What a ‘dog’s breakfast’ the seventh and eighth rocks have thrown together. At first, second and many more glances there is too much confusion, overlapping, crooked lines, frayed edges and chaos to absorb, yet alone understand. We found it much easier to throw both rocks into the reject bin and concentrate on the more familiar patterns and precise geometry on display elsewhere.
Rediscovering What was Always There
And there both rocks sat out of sight for a considerable time, and with all the amazing revelations and unsuspected developments associated with the far more dramatic assemblage of half a dozen, there was no need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ and look further afield. There was in our eyes already enough evidence engraved, and with the earlier six rocks so obviously the better candidates, the remaining 15 rocks do appear to be the ‘lesser lights.’ To this day I’m still not sure why another look in the sunlight with the assistance of the magnifying glass was deemed necessary. I had already glanced more than once at the smaller partner of this genre of frayed rock arrangement, but the larger one was basically ignored as it was even less appealing and touch uglier in its disarray.
Whether an idle pursuit or due to purpose forgotten, I did look once more, and this time that which had been waiting for so long was clearly identified for what it was: the greatest mathematical anomaly yet found in this country. There at the top edge of Ros’ Rock 7 is a perfectly formed four-sided rectangular pyramid engraved in the finest of lines, and in what only adds to the incredible precision all four lines converge at the same capstone point. Carved with a delicate line into a very hard substance is a geometric shape that is supposedly never part on the ancient Australian landscape, but it was and still is! And it has been here for some considerable time and exists to this very day inscribed into Ros’ Rock 7.
It is assumed that whenever the concept of ancient pyramids is mentioned Egypt, South America, even Bosnia or talk of other locations is the focal point of every discussion, but never is any reference to Australia made. The assumption has been made that nothing of historical importance took place in Australia until the British boats dropped anchor and raised their flag in conquest. But time after time, marked rock after marked rock, this fundamental historical error has been contradicted on so many occasions. And if somehow still unconvinced, surely the geometry, precision and intersection engraved into Ros’ Rock 7 is the final nail in this fictional coffin?
What needs to be appreciated is that of all the shaped rocks we have seen, the pyramid is the most common form and can be found in a variety of Australian locations. As to whether any type of ancient pyramid was constructed in Australia in ancient times, all that is needed is a cursory inspection of the Gympie Healing Table/Pyramid to realise this country is firmly part of that ancient tradition. We could add to that list, but whether any pyramid-like formation in Australia is actually authentic is a secondary issue, the geometry exists on this rock and can only serve one purpose-to record a known fact. To go to the trouble to record such a shape means that the pyramid is at the very least known of, and was more than likely part of the ancient Australian landscape.
Thin Lines in the Rock
It would appear that the thinner and straighter lines that make up the pyramid and quite a few other precise shapes are part of a second application which was engraved above an older set of markings that are less exact, the widest and quite worn. The most recent coat of engravings/cuts are very difficult to describe and the best analogy is that of spider-web lines. What is also apparent is that a lot of the younger frayed marks remain close to or on top of the finer lines, and there is quite a bit of this most recent reworking just below the pyramid. It is tempting to suggest that the most recent lines/webs are meant to extend upon the guidance and wisdom originally raised by the thinner straighter narrative.
For the time being, the first and third markings need further reflection and consideration at a later date, but in this article the thinner middle script is our first focus. What really stands out is the extreme contradiction between the middle and top layer of script. In particular we find it puzzling that a perfect pyramid, sets of parallel lines, rectangles, squares, a rhombus and other examples of geometry are all part of the inscribed testimonial, yet directly above these markings are the younger yet most untidy scrawls and scratchings found on any of the 21 marked rocks. It seems as if we have plummeted from the sublime to the ridiculous, one directly on top of the other. We have heard talk of hard crystals being used to mark some Original rocks, and it is feasible these marks were made by a crystal, but knowing that each rock has increased the tally of marks and expanded the tool-kit beyond every expectation, everything is possible.
As with quite a few earlier rocks there are four widths of line cut into the chert surface, less common and a feature of prominence on Ros’ Rock 1, there are quite a few lines that stop then resume further on maintaining a perfect alignment with each other. Mentioned previously is a set of two lines than run parallel, but in what is also a first are two lines that begin at the same point, gradually separate and widen like an ellipse then reunite into one line.
In combination it is fascinating contrast, the oldest and youngest application seems so random, unconnected and show no respect to any geometric principle, while the mid-level treatment exhibits the most refined symmetry and precise mathematics yet seen in this country.
It is not only the four-sided pyramid, but all the delicate lines and clear shapes marked onto ancient Original rocks that present an immediate problem. Most academics and texts maintain that the Original number line finishes at four, and for all intents and purposes that is as far as the maths of any branch in Australia reaches. Concepts and constructs like angles, shapes, intersections, precise patterns, multiplication and sundry mathematical branches are foreign to the Original people and cultures of this country until the British Invasion, so we are told and taught. The recurring problem is that what they see written in their books is not what we see engraved into Original rocks.
All that can be proclaimed with absolute certainty is that the pyramid was not unknown to ancient Original people. Such was their familiarity with the precise geometry, exact lines and a shared convergence point, it can still be seen to this very day engraved into the surface of Ros’ Rock 7. No-one, not even those from the stable of our most ardent critics, can deny the angles, mathematics and Australian place of origin of this marked rock.
Given that agreed starting point all that is left to debate is why the pyramid so important to Original people, and what purposes did it serve? Now this is where the entire exercise unravels at the seams, because we are far from convinced the so called experts have satisfactorily explained how the larger well known pyramids of ancient Egypt were constructed, or the reason these constructions were built. To claim that the only purpose these pyramids serve is to accommodate the dead falls short on far too many levels to be taken seriously. Our concern is if the authorities are mistaken as to how and why when dealing with the Egyptian off-shoot, what chance do they have in deciphering the source and the Original legacy?
The Less Ugly ‘Duckling’
Until blundering upon the rectangular pyramid, we always felt that of the two rocks we had consigned to the same lesser category, the smaller of these two rocks, Ros’ Rock 8, seemed to be the marginally more impressive specimen. What immediately attracted the eye is that half the markings, whether lines, pecks or imprints are present and accounted for but do not break the surface. The shallow depressions of dozens of lines and marks are easy to see but still retain the chert veneer with the surface unbroken. This certainly adds weight to our belief that the underlying rock was marked before the upper application of molten chert, a manufacturing process we feel is evident on many other rocks. The marks that do break the surface may have been deeper to begin with, or were cut again once the chert overlay set hard.
Once again we have been very deliberate in our chose of cut in preference to chiseled, simply because of the thousands of markings of all manner of styles found on these 21 rocks, not once did we see clear evidence of one mark that was caused by a chisel. Same rules apply with Ros’ Rock 8, there is cutting, imprinting, pecks and sundry marks but the mark of any form of chisel, whether made from metal, stone or bone, was not part of the tool-kit.
For lack of a better description, we referred to these two rocks as sharing ‘spider-web’ marks. They are certainly neither as straight nor geometric, by comparison to the previous six rocks this is the most ragged display. But as stated earlier upon further inspection it became apparent it wasn’t all chaos, there amongst the fraying and crooked avenues are quite a few straight lines. Found on Ros’ Rock 8 is one line of particular interest and relevance in that for three sides it follows a perfect straight trajectory, then on the fourth side it breaks into an irregular jagged path, deliberately so. Knowing that on Ros’ Rock 3 there is one straight line that spans three sides then strays and frays on the fourth side, it is tempting to presume that the exact same message may have been chronicled into both rocks.
The Smallest of Residue
There is a large variety of markings, pecks and imprints, in fact this the most intensive accumulation of individual marks we have seen on any rock, but that of itself is of little consequence. What does extend horizons and reinforce our belief that the top layer of chert was melted then coated the base rock in acting as an overlay, is the residual traces of chert. There amongst the widest cut are the last vestiges of chert surrounded by the lighter and coarser grain of the base rock. It so obvious there was originally much more of the darker top veneer, but the passage of time has seen all but a few remaining grains of the harder rock wear away. What is left over is so fine, sparse and undeniably exotic when contrasted to all that lays beside and beneath.
That tiny island of chert surrounded by the thicker lighter grain of the host rock, cannot be the end-result of any natural process. As seen in many other rocks, a thin layer of molten chert was glazed on top of a different rock of a lighter coarser grain.
7 Plus 8 Equals 42
There are shades of Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy in the official reaction to these rocks. When the President of the Australian Archaeological Society declared that one Original rock arrangement of 184 Standing Stones contains all knowledge “that was, is and will be,” he was stating nothing but the Original truth. The 21 sacred marked stones are another part of that same package, but within mainstream circles there is nothing special here, it’s just a pile of rocks with some rather odd marks.
In the eyes of those who supposed to know better the rocks are just rocks, no more, no less, and that is all they can see. Their denial of science and the Original truth when it stands before them is so reminiscent of a wonderful scene in a science fiction film called “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” The scene that resonates to a shared impasse deals with two wise men approaching the most sophisticated computer ever constructed in the entire cosmos. Its brief was to grapple with and resolve the greatest question ever asked: the meaning of life. It took millions of years of constant computation before the answer was available for the universe at large to consider and ruminate upon. The answer was 42, and neither those who set the computer to task so long ago, nor those now seeking the answer expected such a number, or for that matter, any number. They were dumbfounded, unable to fathom what this meant and why this number could leads towards the illumination of any spiritual truth.
The fault never lay within the program, software or machine. The numbers added up, the answer was correct, but regrettably those who set the parameters and questions are blinded by the lights and their bias. The error lay within the limitations of those seeking salvation through numbers, they are tainted by their conditioning and addiction to the five senses. Chasing the divine can only be done with the eyes shut, mouth still and soul at the helm. Until that is understood the computer has all the answers, but for those still a slave to more of the same it all comes out sounding like six times seven.
This time around we are half-way there, with half of 42 being 21 rocks, we bear witness to half the load accompanied by the same insights, and at this juncture it makes no difference. The anointed experts know of these rocks yet refuse to ask, look, consider or discuss. It is so much easier to feather a nest already constructed than start anew and rebuild from scratch. If only … but the reality is that the likelihood of the changing of the guards taking place is as fictional as the script of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. What is evident is that both the science fiction writers and approved scientists are relying on fiction for their lines and replies. Nonetheless, despite the prevailing apathy and denial of Original heritage, there is a remote chance that the addition of the pyramid and traces of chert to this stocktake may make a difference and lead to a defection or two within the ranks.
Irrespective of the potential reactions or indifference there are still 13 marked sacred rocks with a story yet to tell, and we have every intention to complete this narrative knowing full well that there are two interconnected but adversarial agendas at play. All rocks bear testimony to an Original history and perspective that is as inconvenient as it is directly in opposition to fundamental tenets that underpin our understanding of how humanity evolved.
With two paths ahead and behind we choose rock-solid archaeology and the Original truths and allow others to make their own mistakes.