Stone Temple and Altar at Nodoroc!
Thanks to an email tip from a POOF member yesterday, it was learned that there was a conical stone-veneered pyramid and a stone altar with inscriptions on it at the Nodoroc site. Just now, an archivist in Georgia has located the original daguerreotype photos of the temple’s ruins and a measured drawing done of the temple in the 1820s by an architectural draftsman.
The temple was dismantled and given to Governor George Gilmer as he was leaving office in 1839. The temple and altar were reportedly relocated to Gilmer’s plantation near Lexington, GA. It is not known if the temple still stands at his plantation.
Less fanciful descriptions of the Wog Monster from eyewitnesses in the early 1800s makes it appear to be a large monitor lizard related to the Komodo Dragon. The Wog was a carrion eater like the Komodo Dragon. This would explain why early settlers were terrified by its forked tongue probing the cracks in log cabins at night. The Georgia archivist found references by early Spanish colonists on the Gulf Coast to a similar, giant carrion-eating lizard.
This is an archaeological bombshell completely overlooked in the past century.
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