Tuesday, March 27, 2012

(Wadi) Umm Ghudan

Sometimes coincidences are spooky.

I was recalling The Road to Ubar, by Nicholas Clappe, on the mysterious disappearance and recent finding of the "Atlantis of the Sands", Iram of Ubar, of the Ad people in the Arabian Desert.

It mentioned the river valley of Umm Ghudan that flowed nearby Ubar, and I think it relates to the river valley of the same name in Jordan, where an ancient turtle was found: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~wilsonja/JAW/Publications_files/Zalmout%2605.pdf

Compare images of Melusine and turtle:

Monday, March 19, 2012


dome ~ (endom from Mbuti endu, inside) from constructed dwelling of duom palm fronds/ribs/timber in North of Yemen (So. of Arabia dome not used, ngolu/gufa/goati/qu-b-p-f-d-a used) became dama/demo/domo/comb, kom (Old Dutch, comb/bowl), tomb/tumuli (from Gk. tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE root *teu- "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent 14c. (cf. lamb, dumb).), catacomb (among tombs) Lith. tukti "to become fat;" Gk. tylos "callus, lump," tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb;" O.Ir. ton "rump;" L. tumere "to swell," tumulus "raised heap of earth," tumor "a swelling;" M.Ir. tomm "a small hill," Welsh tom "mound".

cone huts & qubba/ka'ba/cabal/tabernacle

Floating reed cone huts of Lake Titicaca, Peru

also see Kanak great house (cone hut of poles) of New Britain/Papua and chum/yaranga/goati/kota of northern Eurasia.

qufa iraqi roundboat http://www.middle-east-pictures.com/middle-east/Round-Boat.htm

quba arab round tent
James Luther Mays, Joseph Blenkinsopp, Society of Biblical Literature - 2000 - 1203 pages

"The qubba of pre- lslamic Arabian tribes was a small, dome -shaped tent constructed of reddened leather stretched over a frame of desert acacia." According to de Vaux, the pre-Islamic Arabs had maintained a tent-shrine called a qubba: a red leather tent housing the tribe's stone idols...
The Mosaic "Tent of Meeting" was so translated in the Arabic Bible, and indeed we find the term qubba in biblical Hebrew twice.. (tabernacle from quba? cf qa'aba, qabala/cabala).. Arab qubba in Scripture, as a Midianite tent.. The term qubba, originally a tent, means both the dome of a building and a building with a dome (B038.2). Kisrk mu'allaqatan fiha ayyama 
Theological dictionary of the Old Testament - Google Books Result G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren - 1974 - 560 pages  To a certain extent, the same thing is also true of the qubba, a holy tent tied on the back of a camel, which seeks new pastures, gives oracles


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Quba & Qufa & derivatives

Quba mosque in Medina, oldest in Islam, photos of original and updated with retractable canopy:
The Quba Mosque (Quba' Masjid or Masjid al-Quba, Arabic: مسجد قباء), in the outlying environs of Medina in Saudi Arabia, is the oldest mosque in the world.

Quba, Azerbaijan: Quba (also, Kuba, Guba and Kuwa; Lezgin: Куба́ Judæo-Tat: Qybə / Гъуьбэ / קאובּא)  home of Azerbaijan's largest community of Mountain Jews.

http://www.quba.com/content/life-at-quba (relates sail cloth to woven tents?)
Horizontal Beduin loom held by tent stakes or stones

See photo: "In this photo you can see the (Bedu) traditional black tent, but the round tent in the foreground is a "Saudi" tent, which is used in Wadi Rum much more than usual in Jordan."
Bedu/Beduin use woven goat/sheep hair rectangular black tents (beit/bet). Arabs traditionally used round leather skin white tents (quba/qubba) which appear evolutionarily in between the Lapp/Sami conical reindeer skin tent (cote/goati/kota), the Dakota tipi (dwelling of bison skins), the Turkish ui (yurt) of sheep felt, and the Mongol ger (yurt) of sheep felt. 
Quba/Qufa : Coop/Cube/Cup/Up vs Endu/Endo/Dome/Dama/Dan/Down into
A qubba (also written koubba etc.) is an Arabic word for tomb, especially Muslim domed mausoleums or just the dome of a tomb, or any type of building with a dome, such as the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sachra). Originally it meant a tent of hides.[
"In Islam, the term qubba is generally attributed to a religious funerary monument (tomb) whose plan is centred under a cupola (cup-bola dome). It is, however used to describe a monument with a similar layout but different functions, like a kiosk in a garden or a mosque".
"The Qubba’s interior is crowned with a ribbed dome, whose stucco decorations are reminiscent of caliphal Andalusian art. Large, poly-lobed horseshoe arches sit directly on the square-based cornice that constitutes the dome’s skeleton. They cross with one another, transmitting the square plan into an octagonal one whose pendentives are richly decorated with floral patterns incised around a strongly projecting scallop. This motif was very common in classical Antiquity and echoes the rich classical influences of Tingitan Mauritania[4]. In the corners the empty spaces are covered with muqarnas arches. These decorative elements originated in Iran and were probably transmitted to Cairo in the Fātimid era, then to the Muslim West[5].

A drum serves as a transition between the large arches and the small terminal dome (in Andalusian tradition) that completes the ensemble. This octagonal level is made up of small recticurvilinear arches, which seem to have been an Egypt inspiration. They can also be seen in the Great Mosque at Tlemcen (end of the eleventh to the beginning of the twelfth century), in Cairo in the shrine of Sayyida ‘Ātika (1100–1120), and in Spain in the Aljaferia at Zaragoza (second half of the sixteenth century)." http://www.qantara-med.org/qantara4/public/show_document.php?do_id=781&lang=en

From a simple rainforest woven wicker dome with leaf shingles, to a palm frond-rib dome with twisted frond thatch, to straight timber cone (permanent or nomadic, with or without centerpole) with thatch above a drum form of lathe/plaster, to various other structural forms.

Kubba. See Quba. Kufa [al-Kūfa; Kufah]. Site on the Euphrates in southeastern Iraq. Founded in 638



quba & qufa


Friday, March 16, 2012

Egypt & China


Egypt's Great Terrace of God

Faience shabtis (picture 9, of figurines/dolls) found in the tomb, they would have done the work of the deceased in the afterlife.

Chinese transliterates totem as tuteng (圖騰). Sanxingdui bronze masks and heads (radiocarbon dated circa 1200BCE) appear to have been mounted on wooden poles.

Red deer cave people in Menzing China: face form unusual, possibly archaic isolate from Melanesia via Borneo/Java?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

tletl: Yenisei Ket Qan Qan

tletl: Yenisei Ket Qan Qan

hard to follow your scripts, but interesting.

Ket from Vietnam area when sea level was lower, via boats (vika/vaka/waka canoe or bowl boat?) Vietnam has some fossil skeletons Australoid type (kanak?).

denitli - similar to denizen, which is similar to Yenisei-n

See my post on Danubya (Dan/Dene/Anu/Ainu/Yana/SuDaNuBiYaNa etc.) at Arc blog.
Bone flutes made in Danubia 45ka

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Update: Oldest European city in Bulgaria linked to salt trade, [Jor/Su]Danubya, after Jericho, Catal Huyok, same age as Sum-Er-idu (cf later Samara, Mari, Meroe, Samaria, Samarkand]

Salt was always important, but for nomadic/dome(s)tic herders it was critical for health of herbivorous herds. Gorse/pulse/legume/pea Fodder fed them, and its branches aflame burned off brine water while salt making at salt springs of Romans and earlier Bulgarians.

"Gorse does not take to shade, child of its Father, low-lying, humble, flammable, used by Romans in their salt industry, firing for traditional clay bread ovens" Carlos at Tletl: Pulse post)

 the Thai verb from Nauatl noun/tatli(N)=t/dad/tli. ...saan(Thai)=zala(Skrt)=the court,=t/zallantli(N)=port,desfiladero,neck, throat,canyon,=tzalan(N/posposición)=in the middle of,=sala(sp), note, the(n)of, saa(n), e.g., salmon(fish)=tzallantli monequi(N)=tzalmonequi(N)= canyon/port(inlet)necessary, in order to stake out the living salmon and cut fresh steaks out of it, also, the origin of, sal(sp)=salt, as salt/sal(sp)needs a canyon to evaporate in. then, salary(E). also, Allegheny/Allaghani=Tz/Alla(ghe)n/tli, canyon mountains/cave mts. Carlos at tletl Chai

Protecting Danube River basin resources: ensuring access to water ... - Google Books Result

Irene Lyons Murphy - 1997 - 224 pages

CRIS/KOROS RIVERS The various branches of the Cris and Koros Rivers

originate in the mountains of western Romania and flow into the Hungarian plain


Körös (Hungarian: Körös (Horus?), Romanian: Cris, Bulgarian: Hristo (Christo/Pristo?), German: Kreisch) is the name of a 195 km long river in eastern Hungary, which flows into the Tisa which is the largest tributary that flows into the Danube which flows into the Black Sea. Did the Annu/Danu/Danubian/DaNubYana people own the River "roadways" throughout Europe/Asia/Africa? Compare to Ma'DaN, SuDaN, VeNeTyan, PhoeNiTyan...


Oldest writing at Mures River near Koros River, at county capital, Alba Iulia (Julia)


The 8000-year-old skeleton of a young man found near the village of Ohoden (Eden?) has been taken to the Regional History Museum in Vratsa. The skeleton, already dubbed by the Bulgarian media as Hristo “the first European”

Danube Road...


Krizevci, Central Croatia: (Latin: Crisium, Hungarian: Kőrös, German: Kreutz) where the main caravan roads crossed, and there was a famous king's Coloman road that was going through Križevci. That road was connecting Pannonia and Dalmatia. Associated Rivers: valley of the river Bednja, between swamped alluvial valleys of the brook Vrtlin from the east and the brook Koruska from the west.

Koruska, Croatia, Danube: Entering the village of Koruska a left road leads to the Koruska Restaurant (E), to the guesthouse Dunavska terasa (Danube terrace) (E, U) and the camp area (U), 180m away. http://www.donau-info.org/donau.php%3Fpg%3D5%26lg%3Den%26ld%3Dsr%26rang%3D3%26mn%3D4

"Ainu" & Pre-Egyptian? scripts on tablets found in the earlier Danube-Bulgaria-Greece area:



The tablets, unearthed near the Southern town of Kardzhali, are nearly 7,000 years old, and bear the ancient script of the Cretan (Minoan) civilization

Horus was an Egyptian deity (falcon image) whose all-seeing eye represented the Sun. This was damaged by Seth, the god of evil. The eye was then repaired and restored by Thot, the god of wisdom and truth. The Egyptian hieroglyph that represents and shows the entire eye has the meaning of "one" or "whole". The components of this picture of the eye represent the fractions of the whole by halving every part. For example, the ball of the eye means "1/2" and the sign for the eyebrow means "1/8" and so on in infinitely smaller fractions. [compare word horus to paru "pair/part" to ball & wing]
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Thursday, March 1, 2012



Plane-face dodecahedron (left) to spherical icosadodecahedron (center & right), great circles, small circles on pent faces may be ocean/air gyres, polar axis vs solar-lunar tides


A truncated icosahedron globe