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Ancient history of the island by Still_lost

Reading Cos’s/IanG’s theory about “the island is not an island“ got me thinking about the link between Tunisia and the ancient history of the island. This theory explores the significance of Tunisia as a possible entrance to the island.

Dharma calculated the hard way to get to the island via ocean (leaving or arriving from the right place at the right time from the right bearing), but we know about at least one other way to get off of the island. There is an apparent wormhole activated by turning the FDW, but is this wormhole to Tunisia one-way only? Could it be that, in addition to finding the island the hard way via ocean, someone could arrive on the island by somehow taking the wormhole in Tunisia? When someone activates the wormhole using the FDW, they exit the island to a possibly random time in Tunisia, so maybe this action also causes people in the wormhole vicinity in Tunisia at some other random time to travel to the island.

There appear to be several diverse influences in the ancient history of the island, all of which have at least a circumstantial correlation to Tunisia’s history. Conversely, there do not appear to be any influences from the South Pacific, where the island currently resides, except for the arrival of the US military.

Ancient history of Tunisia: Earliest known history of Tunisia refers to the Berbers/Libyans, which increasingly interacted with the Egyptians during their rise to power and influence in North Africa. As the cultures intermingled, the Berbers came to adopt some elements of Egyptian religion, served as high priests in Egypt, and a Berber even became one of the pharaohs. Ancient travelers to the island from Tunisia could account for the numerous hieroglyphs found on the island, statue of Taweret, engravings in the Temple, etc.

During the Punic era of Tunisia, the Phoenicians established the major port city of Carthage in Tunisia and set up many other sea port towns, building an elaborate Mediterranean trading route. They brought many Greek influences to their territories. Many Greek themes also show up in Lost. Jacob’s tapestry is written in both hieroglyphics and Greek, the name “Cerebus” for the smoke monster may predate Dharma’s arrival, along with the many Dharma references to ancient Greek myth.

Later the Roman Empire conquered what is modern day Tunisia, and a sizable Latin speaking population developed in Tunisia as people from the Empire migrated to the area and settled into communities. The Romans held power in the region until well after the popularization of Christianity. Could it be that a group of Latin-speaking Christian people from Tunisia came to the island and formed a faction that eventually became the Others? This group of Christians from Tunisia, after discovering some of the unique properties of the island, may have assumed (or been persuaded by Jacob) that they had found the hidden Garden of Eden (a story which they would surely be familiar with). This belief would explain a lot of the Others behavior, and give them both a proof to their faith and a motive to protect the island at all costs. The Others have also demonstrated Judeo-Christian behavior with the practice of “marking” [Romans 16:17-18] Juliet when she was disfellowshipped, and t! he room 23 reference that “God loves you as he loved Jacob” (most likely a reference to Malachi 1:2-3 and Romans 9:13). The Others, at least in their own minds, are “the good guys,” so they must have some kind of significant reason for thinking that they are doing the right thing. It is clear that at least some of the Others are free to leave and return to the island at will, yet they choose to come back and live in the jungle, even fight to the death if necessary, so they must fervently believe in their cause.

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