Shugborough is Associated with the Ancient African Dogon Religion through the Merovingians (http://www.thenummo.com/shugborough.html)
The code on the Shugborough Shepherd's Monument at Staffordshire in Lichfield, England has been confusing theorists since it was first created in the 1760s. Rumours say the secret letters on the Shugborough monument are "hiding a set of instructions on how to find the Holy Grail, the chalice in which the blood of Jesus was collected, as it fell from his crucified wounds."a1 My research ties the monument to the Merovingians and the Masonic Society through the ancient African Dogon religion. I believe the Dogon religion is the original mystery religion thought to have been lost to humanity.
Evidence indicates the letters on the monument identify an Operative Masonic altar and the Operative Masonic society associated with the altar was a secret underground political group involving the exiled Stuarts and their attempt to regain the English throne. Historical documents indicate the group was probably formed around the time of Charles I execution in 1649 by the Rosicrucian and alchemist Elias Ashmole. Ashmole, who had been the first Operative Mason of any consequence, had been born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, 23 May 1617, and died in South Lambeth (London) in 1692.1 The Shugborough monument is found on the grounds at Shugborough Hall, the seat of the Earls of Lichfield. It was built as a meeting place for this group sometime in the 1760s long after Ashmole's death but at a time when the Stuarts' desire to regain the English throne was still paramount. The Stuarts' played a significant role in the Masonic society and the original mystery religion because they were connected to the Merovingian bloodline.
The Merovingian bloodline appeared in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and in the Da Vinci Code fiction, where the Frankish royal family was supposed to be descended from Jesus and Mary Magdalene. According to my research, the Merovingian bloodline is much older than the biblical Jesus and Mary Magdalene. It predates these myths by thousands of years.
Through my research of the ancient African Dogon religion, I have found links between the fish and serpent like alien Nummo talked about by Dogon, and the Merovingians. According to legend, the Merovingians traced their ancestry back to Merovée, a semimythical person who was born of two fathers. One was a king named Clodio and the other a sea monster that seduced his mother when she was swimming in the sea. The Merovingians were supposed to have been descended from aliens, who were the offspring of "nephilim" or fallen angels. Because of their ancestry, Merovée and his descendants were reputed to have supernatural powers and unnaturally long lives.1a
According to the Dogon, the serpent and fish like alien beings known as Nummo came to Earth from another star system. They were associated with both the Sirius and Pleiades star systems. These green, amphibious beings were identified with the Philistine god Dagon, which is likely the root of the Merovingian name Dagobert.
According to the Dogon, the alien Nummo lived high in the mountains in caves as well as underground because the sunlight dried out their skin. Because they were amphibious, they needed to keep moist in order to stay alive. The "underground stream" associated with the mythology of the Rosicrucians, and the River God Alpheus found in the artist Nicholas Poussin's painting, "Et in Arcadia Ego", are related to the Nummo. The Masonic altar at Shugborough was designed in reverse to Poussin's "Les Berger d'Arcadie" which was painted in 1637-39. In the painting Shepherd's point to the phrase "Et In Arcadia Ego", the name of Poussin's earlier painting which included the River God.1b The painting of the morose water deity in "Et in Arcadia Ego" dates from 1630 to 1635.1c "The river Alpheus is a central river in the actual geographical Arcadia in Greece, which flows underground and is said to surface at the Fountain of Arethusa in Sicily and is deemed to be sacred."