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The Kariong Hieroglyphs
In the bush above
Woy Woy lies a mysterious set of Egyptian carvings , no one knows who
did them or for what purpose or even when they were done. The carvings
are rumored to have existed since the early 1920's and first documented
Because sandstone is impossible to carbon date ( although recent test
were done and they were estimated to be less than 100 years old ) all we can go by is
stories from various sources.
The authors of this work are thought to be
two old diggers returned from World War 1 and remembering what they saw
in Egypt and copying from text they brought back.
In the 80's when much attention was made about the site , several
authorities and University type people studied the area and declared the
carvings as very good fakes.
Also some time in the 80's and old possibly Yugoslavian man was found
adding ( finishing ? ) to the carvings by a NPWS officer , stories range
from his tools being confiscated to being allowed to finish the work.
Some say that the Egyptians themselves carved these and several websites
continue to perpetuate the myth as well as saying several other races
and space visitors also had a bit of a carve as well ....
The carvings were deciphered by various institutions and technically
were proven forgeries , though on some of these sites they say they were good enough to form complete
Here's one I got from the Pyramids.Co.NZ site
which is now closed.
out, invoke the gods, as his boat [of Ra] carries the miraculous one
Bound to great Ra, from whom none can hide from his left eye.’
He is gone, come into being as the transformed god, the Eagle of the
Place in the side door of the tomb the sarcophagus watched over by Ra,
the sacred dead official if this mountainous land, to live tens of
thousands of years.
the road that crosses the land the body travels.
Weep and make offerings and libations at the alter.
the open mouth, cakes and drink of the best.
For the roadside temple, offerings of linen.
the body, one hundred cakes, offerings of love.
At the front of the boundary, at the storehouse of the boundary island.
by water to the entrance by day.
See with left eye, and unfetter the locked wall.
cake and wine at each of the stone shrines.
Enter by the side gate the mountain.
On foot enter the holy house of Ra.
The door of Ra of the North Land.
Behold his alter.
The papyrus scroll of Truth. Cut the cord that binds.
weeps for the Red Crown of the North.
In the second month of winter the sacred youth, as written in the
scrolls, travelled the heavenly road to the pleasant life.
His Ka travels forth in Truth from the tomb.
Come forth, see, take drink and leave the house of the dead, the door of
The thought of Egyptian sailors coming into Brisbane
Waters is a fanciful one indeed , look at the location
of the carvings in relation to a seaward approach. Our
Egyptian friends would have had to sail through the
tricky Box Head and negotiate various sand bars to end
up in Woy Woy Bay or Koolewong , also they would have
sailed past obvious fresh water supplies at Umina ,
Ettalong and Blackwall , all of these places are much
easier accessed from the sea and provide a safe beach
landing , as for the location of the carvings , there
are much larger habitable caves in the area with better
vertical walls for carving , the location simply does
not make sense in relation to a shipwrecked crew
Possibly the carvings were also influenced by a similar
themed carving that made the headlines in the 1920's , a
miniature sphinx carving done by a returned digger in
the Ku Ring Gai National Park in honour of his fallen
mates who he served with in Egypt , this caused a minor
stir as it was an unofficial tribute and was kind of
seen as vandalism by some and an act of mateship by
One only has to visit the site the see the extent of the
land clearing over 100 years ago and the site is
virtually under the Lyre Trig point , a very well
trodden and populated area long ago...
Recently I got in
contact with the first person documented to have found
the glyphs , ex - Gosford Council surveyor Alan
Alan worked as a surveyor
for Gosford Council for many years and I spoke to him
recently , here for the first time we have an account
from someone who witnessed the creation of the glyphs
site over a couple of years in the 1970's.
Alan first found the glyphs around 1975 ( he is unsure
of exactly what year
but said " early 70's " ) , at the time he was surveying
the water easement
for Gosford Council and had to make a line to Lyre Trig.
While working he noticed a chap emerge from a hole in
the rock wall and walk
over to the old Gilford house , this old home long
abandoned had become the
home of "derelicts" Alan said.
The Gilford home was built in the 1920's and was the
home of EF Gilford.
Thinking that he may have been growing pot and curious ,
Alan went to have a
look in the hole and found the carvings on the western
wall in the cleft , the
east wall was bare at this time.
Six months later he took a co worker into the cleft and
found that the eastern
wall was now completely covered in carvings as well.
About a year late he brang a group to the site and found
a second lot of
glyphs had been added some 50 metres from the cleft
along the rock wall ,
these are much smaller and " rougher " Alan describes.
In 1979 the Gilford house was destroyed in the bush
Alan was quite accurate with his descriptions of the
sequence of carvings appearing at the site , this was
important to my research and puts an end to any
thought that these were created pre 1900's
It also puts an end to the 60's schoolboy theory , the
WW1 diggers theory , the Gilford family theory.
Funnily enough I made a remark about them being done by
time wasting hippie pot growers looking to " freak some
people out " , looks like I wasn't far off the mark !
Alan Dash now works as a guide for the
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