Ellen Lloyd - AncientPages.com - The puzzling knowledge of the Dogon tribe remains a great ancient mystery that raises a number of thought-provoking questions.
About 5,000 years ago, something strange happened in Mali, West Africa, the homeland of the Dogon people.
The Dogon tribe was by no means as advanced as other ancient civilizations, and yet these people possessed incredible knowledge about astronomy. They say they received their knowledge from people who came from the stars...
How could the ancient and secret traditions of an African tribe contain highly precise astrophysical knowledge about invisible stars in the Sirius star system? How did the Dogon know that the smaller Sirius B is a white dwarf – a dead sun that cannot be seen with the naked eye? Did the Dogon tribe have knowledge of theoretical physics in 3,000 BC.?
Today, the Dogon population numbers between 400,000 and 800,000. The Dogon are best known for their religious traditions, their mask dances, wooden sculpture and their architecture, but it’s their ancient cosmological knowledge that makes them fascinating.
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