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Ancient Pergamon

String Replicating Life Forms Reported

Strange Chess News by  Bradley Zang

 String Replicating Life Forms Reported

 Many believe that man will evolve to a point that reproduction by combining DNA strands allowing mutations, aberration and evolution would only destroy perfection. Naturally it would be replaced, not by copying atomic or molecular structures but by exact reproduction of strings.

They think the one-dimensional string may be the underlying thing out of which everything else is made. Matter is ultimately composed of many strings, just in different states of oscillation.

A great advantage for this perfectly replicated life form is when two of them super impose or combine with one another they might appear to disappear when juxta-positioned off faze. It's called destructive interference.

 When this happens in ten dimensional space as they believe everything exists it is called a self dual point. This self dual point would essentially be out of space time allowing movement at speeds relativity wouldn't allow.

Of coarse when they separate again they would reappear.

With this background let Bill Ramano tell you his story. "I retired from the real estate business in Chicago some years ago and became a world traveler. What I liked to do is arrange to visit historical sites and find chess companions to meet while I'm in the area. Recent discovery of a 400 to 700 AD chess piece in a Roman estate at the ancient city of Butrint Albania made my visit there last August an exciting stop. ( )

 Before this discovery no one thought the Roman empire had chess players. They thought chess came to Europe from India around 1200 A.D. I met some very intellectual players in Albania.

 We would play chess and argue about history all night. I mistakenly proposed that Chess came from Rome to its province of Illyria now part of Albania.

A very interesting British Traveler mentioned perhaps chess came from the nearby Roman Province of Mysia. He quoted The Book of the Duchess by Geoffrey Chaucer '' , "Ful craftier to play she was Than Athalus, that made the game First of the chess" (Geoffrey Chaucer was an English chess player, poet, historian and knight 1343-1400 AD.)

 The poem is about love, centered around a man in black, that is clearly allegorical to a chess game. I thought, Who was this Athalus that invented chess?

Well literary commentators claim Athalus was the King of Pergamon and Mysia, who died in 197 B.C. They also claim Chaucer may have had access to lost parchments from the famed Pergamon Library destroyed long ago. Well you guessed it I planned a little side trip that coming September to the City of Pergamon now called Bergama, Turkey.

I hoped to see some famous sites there even though its crowning jewel of the imperial cult, the great altar of Zeus was moved to and finally rebuilt in Berlin.(1930 Pergamon exhibit).

 I guess the 1930 Germans were thrilled with the idea of having, what the book of Revelation seems to reveal as the throne of Satan. ( Rev 2.12-13 says "To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. I know where you live--where Satan has his throne." )

On arrival by private limo I couldn't help from conjuring up the past medley of pastoral beauty and metropolitan life located on a hill above Bergama. Even surpassing that was the ancient Pergamon Citadel which looked like a giant rook.

 After a while I got anxious because you can only take in so much staring at ruins. I needed to find some one to play chess with. A tour guide told me that he knew of the Janissary Chess Club the oldest in Bergama.

 Luckily they were holding a chess tournament the next day by the famed ruins of the Asclepion healing center. I decided to play in the tournament. The next day we arrived by car early in the morning, the guide introduced me and I paid my money.

 About 20 people participated but they were strong players. Most of them dressed in traditional Turkish garb. They all looked alike to me but I realize it would be politically incorrect to mention it to my Turkish guide.

 I played and lost the first round. Hell I lost all my rounds. The top two guys in the last round of the tournament were both having a time control problem, when one accidentally knocked the clock off the table, leaned over to pick it up, tripped over a table leg and fell on to his opponents lap.

 I thought it was funny until they seemed to disappear. No one paid notice to it, diligently continuing their games. A few minutes later the two men started to reappear like two bodies pulling apart from one another in opposite directions.

One head with two faces appeared, then they separated completely sat down and continued the game. I said nothing lost my game and drove back to the hotel. I never mentioned the incident and continued my tour.

The next day we first visited the Amphitheater then toured the Trajaneum (Temple to Deified Trajan). It was so hot and damp that my bifocals kept fogging up. We walked all day they even made us see the boring arch under that temple and the arch of the great altar platform.

 Boy, did I want to play chess again. The tour guide said the arch was an important invention to Rome. He also mentioned that students of ancient architecture believe the worship of Janus a two faced deity had been brought to Rome from Pergamon.

 Why? Because that arch which was always dedicated to Janus throughout the Roman empire came from Pergamon's Asia minor.

I did some more research Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso 43 BC to 17AD) the great Latin poet and historian tried to find historical parallels between the Greek and Roman gods. He couldn't find one for Janus.

Ovid writes that Janus claimed, "the ancients called me Chaos" He further relates, when elements separated chaos took the form of Janus. A memory came to mind when I read this, that of a two faced person appearing out of nothing as though pulling themselves apart from one another.

 It struck me perhaps these were String Replicated Life Forms. I continued on my world tour to the South Pacific and almost forgot about all this.

Then in January I visited Berlin. I played chess with many people there but no one there liked to talk about history, so I went to see the Pergamon Museum. It is a place of marvel. You can behold a reproduction of the Temple of Pergamon and the demonic Alter.

 Also great works of art describing Athalus victory over the Celts (Gauls). The Romans also fought the Celts. That victory forged an alliance between Pergamon and Rome leading eventually to Pergamon's dominion over the Roman Asia empire.

A lecturer at the Pergamon Museum mentioned that the Celts worshiped a tricepalic head. (Three faced head). Then it hit me perhaps it was another string replicated life form. While at the Pergamon Museum an elderly woman named Claudia over-heard my conversation so we talked a little. She was a chess player so I suggested we go to a nearby café and play some. The conversation was more interesting than her games.

Claudia claimed to be of Celtic heritage and that her family had been bee farmers in Luneburge Heide ( in North Germany) for over 3 millennium. Just before I was going to return to my hotel she mentioned an ancient Celtic tradition about chess. "That Chess was a gift from the Janus people to Athalus for helping them with their battle against the Tricepalis people followers.

Athalus and the Romans eventually forced all the celts to follow the Janus people. In fact some Janus aliens still live on earth perhaps in Bergama until their leader comes via the portal to rebuild his throne on the alter at Pergamon."

 On the plane home I read a work by the historian St. Augustine. It claimed Janus in Rome was also known as Zeus's (Jupiters) boss and the guardian of the portal between worlds.

Portal to where?

Turkey is currently suing Germany to return the Pergamon Temple and Altar!!!

 Now that I am home in America I thought you should know. Please investigate."

 Our editor Brad Zang refused to form an investigation committee he said, "Two faced people are seen a lot by the senor citizens who wear bifocals and accidentally look out of both lenses at the same time."