Excavations of a mysterious ancient site in China’s North West Xinjiang region have revealed it to be a sun temple or altar.
Originally discovered in 1993, the site’s significance was unknown until recently, as archeologists only began excavating it last year.
The sun temple is made up of three rings of stone, reaching over 300 feet wide in diameter. Archaeologists believe the site was used by people who venerated the sun.1
This formation resembles a symbol found to be associated with the mantra Om and discovered by scientists to be present in the “cosmic microwave background” of the universe — this symbol has been explained as representing the source of creation we all come from and can ultimately return to by seeking enlightenment.2
Interestingly, Xinjiang is the same region where China’s red-haired Tarim mummies were found. These mummies come from a group of people known as the Tocharians, an Indo-European tribe who once inhabited the area who appear to have practiced the ancient religion of the sun.
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