The mystery surrounding the geoglyph known as “Kanda” on a hill near Sveti Nikole in Macedonia was the subject of a globally acclaimed documentary series in 2019. The story about the Kanda site near Sveti Nikole was broadcast in the documentary series Ancient Aliens (in the 13th season) on the world famous and popular TV channel History.
The documentary states that the symbol, in the shape of the letter “M”, is aimed at the constellation of Cassiopeia, the famous goddess. Scientists believe that the symbol represents the god Seb, who is a child of the cosmic mother and cosmic father.
It is a geoglyph measuring approximately 85 by 45 meters, it is dated 10500 BC. It is associated with ancient Paionia through its origin, but also with Vedic myths. Archaeoacoustic measurements prove that the shape is created by an artificial, human factor and not by nature itself.
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Here you can see the series of Ancient Aliens, below the video you will find more details about this mystical place in Macedonia.
The Kanda Geoglyph
The so-called Kanda Geoglyph is a geoglyph located in the central part of Macedonia near the town of Sveti Nikole in the Ovce Pole region. Aerial photographs have shown that the geoglyph is an oval hill and can only be seen perfectly from above. Air analysis with an infrared camera revealed a different composition of the soil in the mound compared to the surrounding soil.
In 2014, international researchers examined the geoglyph and concluded that the anomaly corresponds to the presence of a cavity within the mound, believed to be only a few tens of meters below the surface. The mound at Kanda is believed to be a cairn with an inner chamber, or the mound was built on top of an existing mound to form the cairn, increasing its original height.
The Kanda geoglyph is located a few kilometers from the Paionian archaeological site of Bylazora. Some Macedonian archaeologists believe that Kanda may be a tumulus containing the tomb of a Slavic chief or an ancient Macedonian king.
Researchers, using an instrument to measure infrasound vibrations, noted the possibility of the existence of an underground stream of water deeper than the cavities of the tumulus. This hypothesis has not yet been confirmed by using geophysical survey techniques such as ground penetrating radar.
Kanda – A Macedonian royal tomb pointing to the stars?
One of Macedonia’s granaries, the Ovche Pole region hides a mysterious object that has drawn the attention of international television, historians and adventurers for decades, with new research linking the site to Alexander III. of Macedon (better known as Alexander the Great).
The object is a geoglyph – an inscription in the ground and in this case created on an artificial hill.
Just like the Lines of Nazca in Peru, the geoglyph known locally as Kanda can only be seen from above. Aerial photographs show a circle containing a symbol that is a cross between an arrow and a letter.
In the distant past, was the geoglyph part of a larger structural formation, or is it just representative of a constellation?
There are many questions about the purpose of the geoglyph at Ovche Pole, but recent research at the site suggests this is an area of great importance.
In 2014, international experts from the UK, Finland, Italy, Croatia and Macedonia conducted electromagnetic tests on the mound to study its condition. The conclusion was that it is not a normal hill, not formed by nature.
The researchers Debertolis, Tentov, Nikolić, Marjanović, Savolainen, and Earl published a joint paper in the Journal of Anthropology and Archeology in 2016.
Unlike the fertile and constantly cultivated soil around it, the mound is a granular mixture of sand, pebbles and earth. This is very different from the rest of the environment.
Old Macedonian constructors
The closest place where the soil has a similar composition is the village of Knezhje, and Knezhje is the site of the ancient Paionian capital of Bylazora and the palace of the Macedonian kings.
The Paionians had an independent kingdom, were related to the Macedonians, and were incorporated into the Macedonian Empire.
This is strong hint, if not evidence, that at least the upper part of the structure was built by Paionians or directly by Macedonian kings. So it is no coincidence that the geoglyph is very close to the Paionian capital of Bylazora.
If the object was actually built by the Paionians, then it may have had multiple purposes. As a sacred site or the center of religious ceremonies to the royal treasury of Bylazora.
One of the possible uses is the final resting place of a Macedonian or Paionian king, which one research report speaks of.
The Geoglyph a Cosmic Link Commemorating Alexander the Great?
The most intriguing, but not least plausible conjecture was made by the scientists in the mentioned work. Debertolis and the others suggest that the shape of Kanda is an astronomical representation of the constellation Cassiopeia.
Cassiopeia is a conspicuous constellation of the northern sky and circumpolar for Central Europe, i.e. a region of the sky visible there all year round.
According to the paper, “in addition to the shape of the constellation Cassiopeia, the symbol also includes a line aligned with the meridian that resembles the line connecting the star Schedar (or also called Schedir) in Cassiopeia to the North Star.”
But there is more. These scientists have proved that the symbol is in perfect alignment with this constellation for a short span of days.
“For only a few days at the midpoint of summer at sunrise, Cassiopeia stands in the Zenith vertically above the Earthly plane on the latitude and longitude of Sveti Nikole (41.8656 ° N, 21.9373 E). During this alignment, Cassiopeia and its mirror image on the Geoglyph perfectly mirror each other, while “the Schedar – Pole Star Axis” mirrors the Meridian and the Schedar – Pole Star axis in the sky. It is simple to verify this alignment by the use of astronomical computer program Stellarium.”Debertolis, et. Al. 2016
Further research into historical events in the Macedonian region has revealed that the ancient residents of the area may have erected the mound and the marker on it to celebrate the life of Alexander the Great.
The paper quotes a line from Plutarch’s “Life of Alexander” about Alexander the Great’s birthday on the “sixth Hekatombaion,” which falls on July 21-23. Since the sun is an ancient metaphor for a king (Biedermann, 1998), the sunrise is the metaphor for his birth.
Possible Neolithic origins
If the Macedonians or Paionians were not responsible for the creation of the symbol at Kanda, and if the aligned constellation of Cassiopeia in relation to the birth of Alexander is accidental, another solid explanation remains for the origin of Kanda.
Two or even three millennia before the Paionians. In this case, the geoglyphs are linked to the ancient civilization that used the rock formations at Kokino for a megalithic observatory.
Expert research has shown that outcrops in the rocks of Kokino have been used to observe the movement of the sun and moon since at least the Bronze Age. NASA lists Kokino as one of the most important ancient celestial observatories in the world.
The distance between Kanda/Bylazora and Kokino is approximately 70 kilometers and there is little doubt that the entire region was populated by the same ancient Neolithic culture.
From this perspective, Kanda may be one of the last remaining objects of a highly skilled culture that has thrived in Macedonia since the dawn of man.
The territory of the Paionians and their ethnic brothers, the Agrians, corresponds to the same area, making them a likely extension of this ancient civilization that transmitted star-reading knowledge to them.
Government not open for archaeological investigations
It is important to note that the Macedonian authorities have refused to investigate the interior of Kanda, despite the fact that the international group of experts proved at an international conference that there is a chamber under the hill.
The archeological site of Bylazora has long been neglected and many of the uncovered remains of the ancient city are affected by the elements and vegetate.
Remarkably, like many other archaeological sites in Macedonia, Bylazora was attacked, almost looted, by grave robbers.
Thankfully, although locals have pointed to evidence of illegal digging at the foothills of the geoglyph, there is no evidence that anyone managed to penetrate the bottom wall to reach the chamber.
Many questions could be answered when the authorities finally decide to research the Macedonian geoglyph for what it is. Reaching the supposed chamber can prove the object’s age and possibly its purpose.
Some of those fascinated enough by the geoglyph to come to Macedonia and see it for themselves are the creators of the TV show Ancient Aliens. Though the show has made some sensational conjectures, it does take stock of all the unexplained, mysterious places around the world — and Kanda is one of them.