The Royal Tombs of Ur 1.0: The Bull-Headed Lyre [Closed Captioned]

Uploaded by TheFaustianMan on 05.05.2011

Hi Everyone. This is The Faustian Man
and I am coming to you from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania's Museum.
Why are we here?
We're not here for the Flyer's playoffs
although, "Go Flyers!"
We're not here for the Penn relays
Right over there
We are here for something that happened
6000 years ago
We are here to see the old Gods
Not YHWH, not Jehovah, not Christ
none of those cats, not Zeus, not Nefertiti's God
that they created with Monotheism
Not Set, not Thoth, not any of those.
We're here to see the original ones.
You know who I'm talking about
the guy underneath the tree, with Eve
remember them?
The Paradiem, here we are in a walled garden
Mesopotamia, all the way up to Persia
had kept with this idea
kind of like how we get a lot of root words from Latin.
Remember, the Serpent and Eve are in Paradise.
Man and Eve are out having a hard time
at the Penn relays. Killing themselves.
So, today we're gonna take a look at the Royal Tombs of Ur.
This is 2,000 years before the Pyramids of Giza.
That's how psyched I am for this.
I've waited years, and I'm taking you along with me.
Come on, let's go.
(screams and cheering)
This is one of the first city states, if not the first
city state. That gave rise to our modern society here.
In context, this is 2,000 years before the great pyramids of Giza.
These people have popped up already with their own
mathematics and their own knowledge of irrigation,
which helped spread civilization.
So you have independent city states coming around
what's now called Iraq.
This is a lyre, a harp, that was discovered, I think
in the Gold Trench, I'm not sure -
Yeah, it is. This was called the Gold Trench
and this had so many rare things in it
that they were worried at the time
that since Archaeology was just starting,
they didn't have enough experience, and they found all these things
so they left it for five years, and everyone protested
and they were like, "Let's do the other stuff first"
because they knew if they touched this without the experience
of how to excavate properly, it would fall apart.
And it paid off. I mean,
hugely paid off. Look at this.
This right here.
This is what I've been waiting years of my life for.
To see this, right here.
This is what makes it worth, I mean,
what makes life completely worth life.
Some people out there are looking for life on other planets,
some people want confirmation of life after death.
For me, just picture, if you're one of those people,
and you study planetology, cosmology, or, I don't know,
life after death, or something like that, or confirmation of God,
for those people to actually find proof.
Okay, and to really see it and to know it
that's undisputable, virtually undisputable, 99% chance,
that's what this is for me.
This is huge. This is the epitome of everything that I believe
humanity and civilization are. The culminessence of the two,
art and science and everything else that comes with it
that we have today, separated into different schools
starts from this. All from this
Civilization in Ur and Mesopotamia.
So, we are asked here,
What did the bull stand for?
Horned animals are traditionally lunar animals
and what we don't see today, and what they saw too
was both positive and negative space of things.
For instance, the horns, like this
also create a circle. The moon.
Certain animals also lose their horns, like the moon loses its skin
and sheds. This is a common mythological theme
you'll find in almost every civilization.
This is the
fertile ground. The starting point for all
of the symbols in mythology, psychology, language,
and science we have today.
They were based off of the sesima decimal system.
Sixes, right? Sixes for everything.
360 degrees
this is from these guys.
360 days in a year, plus five for the directions and
one for the central. 365 days in a year.
Twelve months
And this is supposedly the sound of it.
If you look at right here, it says it too
This would be what the lyre sounds like,
played with traditional, Westernized, Christianized, or Greek chords.
This is a point of contention for me, it's that
you really don't know what it sounded like.
This is their interpretation of it
which is obviously in a rhythmic Western scale
I believe it might be closer to an Ethiopian scale,
do you know how Africans play it, I'll play some for you
it sounds like this
Now let's go back to this
I think if you point up there, you'll get the speaker
The Hieroglyphics and everything is absolutely fantastic.