Hey guys, today we are going to look at a marvelous place in Sri Lanka, this place is known as Sigiriya. There is nothing like this anywhere in the world, which is why it is known as the 8th wonder of the world. This is actually a giant monolithic rock, about 660 feet tall, and you can see that it has a flat top, like somebody cut it with a giant knife. There are incredible ruins at the top which are extremely mysterious, so let us go straight to the top and see what’s up there.
As you can see there are a lot of strange brick structures here and there and it is not only confusing for visitors, but even archeologists are not able to make complete sense of what these structures were used for. They confirm that everything you see is at least 1500 years old. But the mystery is not what these structures are, it is how these structures were built. How did ancient builders manage to move all these bricks to the top of the rock? It is reported that at least 3 million bricks are found here, but it would be impossible to make these bricks on top of the rock, there is not enough clay available here. They would have to have transported these bricks from the ground.
Now, the really bizarre part is that there are no ancient stairs from the ground level which go to the top of the rock. Look, all these metal steps were built in the last century. Without these new stairs, it will be very hard to climb this rock. This whole rock is now set up with different types of stairs, this is the spiral stairs at a different level. The ancient builders built very limited stairs, but these stairs definitely did not reach the top. This is exactly why no one, not even the locals knew about Sigiriya until 200 years ago, because there were no stairs to the top. And this is why an Englishman by the name of Jonathan Forbes “Discovered” the ruins of Sigiriya in 1831.
So how did early human beings get to the top of Sigiriya? Let us assume that it is possible to hike up hill through these very steep, wooded areas. But to bring 3 million bricks from the ground level, you will definitely need proper stairs. Without this, it would be impossible to transport them to the top.
Even if we claim that the bricks were made on top of the rock itself by some miraculous means, The construction work here would have needed hundreds of workers. How did they get their food? Look around, there are no fruit bearing trees or crops growing here, to feed anyone. And what about tools? How did they carry their massive primitive tools? Where did they rest and sleep? But it gets more baffling. Look carefully, there are not only bricks here, but look at these blocks. This is marble.
The milky white marble stones are not native to this area at all. These blocks are actually very heavy, every stone which makes up a step weighs about 50 pounds. And we can find thousands of these marble blocks here. Experts agree that Marble is not naturally found anywhere nearby, so how were they transported up to a height of 660 feet, especially without stairs to climb ?
But it is not the bricks or the marble that really baffles me. It is the granite. Look at this large water tank. If you ignore the bricks and marble blocks around it, you understand that this is the largest monolithic tank in the world. It has not been built by adding stone blocks, it has been created by removing granite, by scooping out tons and tons of granite from Solid Rock. And exactly how many tons of rocks have been removed? This entire tank is 90 feet long and 68 feet wide and is about 7 feet deep. This means that at least 3,500 tons of granite have been removed. So you can take a minute to really sit back and think if mainstream archeologists are right.
If human beings were using primitive tools like chisels, hammers and pick axes on granite, which is one of the hardest rocks in the world, removing 3,500 tons would have taken years. And how did these workers feed themselves during all these years, if they don’t even have stairs to go to the ground level? There is something fundamentally wrong with mainstream history books which talk about ancient people cutting rocks with chisels and hammers. But this is not just a theory, we have actual evidence in front of our eyes. Look here, we don’t see individual chisel marks, we see long, snake like, winding tool marks which are continuous. This is not how primitive chiseling and wedge marks look. This tool mark reminds us of scooping ice cream out of a container. Ancient builders must have used a similar technology to scoop out granite.
And this tank has some strange properties. It does not need any human interference, no one is adding water to it or draining water out of this tank. Throughout the year, it will never completely dry up even during the super hot summers, and it will also not overflow during rainy season. This is really strange because Sri Lanka does have very hot summers and gets a lot of rain during the monsoon season as well. The tank appears to collect water through percolation, and also seems to have a slow draining system underneath. There is another small rectangular tank which completely dries up during hot summers, unlike this large monolithic tank which always has fresh water. This is why locals refer to this huge tank as “Ravana’s Swimming Pool” because they believe it was built by Ravana, the greatest ruler of Sri Lanka, who lived many thousand years ago. According to ancient texts, Ravana was not human, but belonged to an extraterrestrial race called Asura, we will talk about this later.
Now, going back to the construction of all these structures on top of Sigiriya. How was it done? Today, we have modern stairs, railings and other facilities and you would still need to have good fitness, it takes about 2 hours to get to the top.
How did ancient builders climb on this rock, and transport materials, without having proper stairs? Experts will argue that ancient people did it with hard labor, they took many years and walked through the jungle.
But I am going to show you more evidence that ancient builders must have had some other technology or capability to accomplish these constructions. Look at the rock face here: You can clearly see the tool marks, large channel like rectangular cuts and various other markings. Archeologists confirm that these were made during ancient times. But look around, do you see any stairs or even a slope or a tree to stand on? How were these cuts made, if there is not even a place for a human being to stand? How did anyone get up there? Were these cuts made by humans or by Asuras, who were equipped with advanced technology?
These look like steps going up, but they are going vertically up, at a 90 degree angle, so it is impossible for human beings to use them. In fact, these are not steps, archeologists call them grooves and don’t know why many ancient sites around the world have these grooves. But more importantly, how were these grooves created on this rock? On top, look at these holes, these are circular holes made artificially. Look at this deep hole. It has been clearly cut with advanced technology and goes deep inside the rock. These are not natural. Why were they created?
In 1982, Sigiriya was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Why? Because it has a very unique feature. Sigiriya was the place where nature and ancient technology were combined to get the desired output. For example, look at this brilliant entrance near the ground level. Experts are still struggling to decide if this is natural or not. There are marks on rocks which cannot be determined if they are natural or artificially made.
For example, look at this rock here, are these artificial or natural grooves? Most experts will claim these are natural, but look carefully as I pan from right to left. What about now? Is it natural, or is it artificially cut?
What about this protruding, over hanging stone? look at the cut here – the dark cut. The rock was cut like butter, as though using a giant, hot knife. And what about this dark plate like projection? How were these made, 1500 years ago?
If we analyze the rock face, we are baffled at the details. There are tool marks all over the rock. There are striations, and cubes cut out . Deep channels are cut on the rock, but they are horizontal, so they were not used for channeling water or anything. What were they used for? More importantly, how did they carve them? Where were the workers standing?
So, what do you think? Was Sigiriya made by human beings with Primitive tools and Hard Labor? If so, how did they bring 3 million bricks, and tons and tons of marble rocks from the ground? How did they manage to cut 3,500 tons of granite and find a unique technology to keep the tank always filled with water? How did they make these cuts on the rock face, without any stairs, or even a place to stand? Or was Sigiriya, really built by Asuras, who had extraordinary technology?