THE 35TH DAY T MINUS ONE TWENTY-FOUR: HEROIC MOUNDS AND THE GREAT TUMULI OF THE NEAR EAST AND CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY

One, the chaos of excavation and the thrill of discovery, Anatolia and its mounds some of the best ever found,

Excerpt from Boardman, J. The Archaeology of Nostalgia: How The Greeks Re-Created Their Mythical Past, pp. 24, 2002, 1st Edition, Thames & Hudson

Two, The Midas Mound, Tumulus MM, dated to approximately the 8th and 9th centuries B.C. that with a florescence of monumental mound building in what is now north central Turkey, note these mounds contained wooden tomb chambers and were opulently treasured,

Pamphlet, The Golden Age of King Midas, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, pp. 23

Three, the point of the platformed mounds post and the reasons why peoples come and go, the reason why places are venerated or annihilated and the reason why sequestration of knowledge of these locations on the earth is so privileged, the monuments themselves within a system of waypoints, waypoints for the liminal and metaphysical geography of the ancient peoples, our ancestors, and most assuredly the seafarers most among who would recall the tomb of a Titan in Pennsylvania and furthermore who would make pilgrimage to such a sight all the many thousands of years posterior to its original formation, we suggest Greeks would do exactly that, exactly that as in The Cult of Erecetheion and who would you call the progenitor from the land of corn, furthermore the alignment south face is all to common amongst what type of mound? We are very curious to find out.