This second launch, after the first one in Johannesburg on Monday, is well attended. (Actually it's the busiest I've ever seen Salvadors.)
It's obvious there's going to be a lot of controversy around their claims, with the most criticism most likey to come from Wits University, in particular Prof. Peter Delius whose book on Mpumalanga's history and heritage was published last year. Delius's view on the stone circles that pervade this region, largely between Machadodorp, Waterval Boven and here, is somewhat different. But as Tellinger says, debate and differening opinions are crucial.
Back to Adam's Calendar.. Heine and Tellinger's focus in this book (and apparently there's more books to follow after this one, focusing more specifically on the stone circles around Boven) is on a remarkable stone structure they say resembles but predates Stonehenge by many thousands of years.
Adam's Calendar, they say, is along the same longitudinal line as Great Zimbabwe and the Great Pyramid. It also "takes us further back in time closer to the emergence of Homo sapiens than any other structure ever found to date".
Michael Tellinger, to be at the very heart of what he believes to a be a region of international importance, has permanently relocated to Waterval Boven. As of yesterday in fact...
Tellinger expects to have a tourism office and centre established in the town within a month, operating under the auspices of the Makomati Foundation (established to protect SA's ancient ruins and heritage). He'll be overseeing tours from the centre in Waterval Boven to Kaapsehoop, among other related destinations.