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  • The Legenday White-Skinned Cloud People Of Peru

    02/11/2012 11:44:55 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    The Legenday White-Skinned Cloud People Of PeruVillage of the Cloud People Archeologists have discovered a 12-acre lost city deep within the Amazon rain forest that may shed light on a long-lost tribe of white-skinned, blonde-haired people known as the Cloud People. The Cloud People, also known in legend as “the white warriors of the clouds” established expansive kingdom located in the northern regions of the Andes in present-day Peru during the ninth century. Bordered by the Maranon and Utcubamba rivers, in the zone of Bagua, their civilzation extended up to the basin of the Abiseo river, and to the very...
  • Clues From The Mists Of Time (Chachapoyas)

    01/05/2008 7:42:15 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 238+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1-5-2007 | Liliana Nieto del Rio - Patrick J McDonnell
    Clues from the mists of time Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The TimesThis is the where the “cloud warriors” of ancient Peru once lived. Known from colonial chronicles as tall and fierce warriors who long resisted the Inca, the Chachapoya were also far-ranging merchants and powerful shamans. Recent digs at this majestic site have turned up scores of skeletons and thousands of artifacts, shedding new light on these myth-shrouded early Americans. Peru's ancient 'cloud warriors' put their dead in towering walls. The Chachapoya gave way to the Inca and Spanish, but first they flourished. By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los...
  • Peruvian Archaeologists Find 40 1,200-Year-Old Mummies (Kuelap)

    09/20/2007 11:48:58 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 111+ views
    China View ^ | 9-19-2007 | Xinhua
    Peruvian archaeologists find 40 1,200-year-old mummies www.chinaview.cn 2007-09-20 10:55:40 LIMA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists in Peru have found 40 mummies dating from the 1,200-year-old Chachapoyas culture in the Amazon fortress of Kuelap, project leader Alfredo Narvaez told local media on Wednesday. He said the mummies were discovered alongside Inca pottery, and that they showed signs of being affected by a fire in the archaeological complex, some 1,409 km northeast to the nation's capital. He said the bodies had been buried under a platform of 24 meters in diameter in the El Tintero structure during a dig of the Kuelap...
  • Pre-Columbian Ruin Discovered In Peru

    01/17/2007 5:43:55 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 589+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 1-17-2007 | Joshua Weinberg
    Contact: Joshua Weinberg joshua_weinberg@discovery.com 240-328-3988 Discovery Channel Pre-Columbian ruin discovered in PeruFind to be featured in Discovery Channel's new series Chasing Mummies Silver Spring, Md. -- Explorer Keith Muscutt has announced the existence of a previously unknown pre-Columbian ruin in Peru: the Huaca La Penitenciaría de la Meseta, which will be featured in Discovery Channel's new series, CHASING MUMMIES, premiering January 2008. Located in the cloud-forested eastern slope of the Andes mountains, the ruin is believed to belong to the ancient Chachapoya -- a civilization that flourished in the upper Amazon, between its Huallaga and the Marañón tributaries, from about...
  • Kuelap - The Machu Picchu Of Northern Peru (Chachapoyas - White, blonde haired people)

    10/07/2006 3:43:02 PM PDT · by blam · 99 replies · 8,378+ views
    kuelap Peru.com ^ | 10-7-2006
    Kuelap – the Machu Picchu of Northern Peru.The mysterious super fortress of the Chachapoyan Cloud PeopleKuelap is the largest building structure of the Americas. It is estimated to contain 3 times more material than Egypt’s largest pyramid. Peru considers Kuelap to be as good as Machu Picchu and is trying to make this its equal 2nd major destination. It is twice as old as the Incas and in remarkably better condition before restoration. Kuelap is an unknown giant just waking up. Peru is a huge country the size of the 5 west coast states, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Montana....
  • Peru finds ancient burial cave of warrior tribe - Chachapoyas, white-skinned aka "Cloud People"

    10/05/2006 8:11:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 3,799+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/06 | Robin Emmott
    LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Archeologists have uncovered a 600-year-old, large underground cemetery belonging to a Peruvian warrior culture, thought to be the first discovery of its kind, an official said on Thursday. After a tip-off from a farmer in Peru's northern Amazon jungle, archeologists from Peru's National Culture Institute last week found the 820-feet-(250-meter)deep cave that was used for burial and worship by the Chachapoyas tribe. So far archeologists have found five mummies, two of which are intact with skin and hair, as well as ceramics, textiles and wall paintings, the expedition's leader and regional cultural director Herman Corbera told...
  • DNA Study To Settle Ancient Mystery About Mingling Of Inuit, Vikings

    09/02/2003 11:38:57 AM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 13,787+ views
    Cnews Canada ^ | 9-2-2003 | Bob Weber
    DNA study to settle ancient mystery about mingling of Inuit, Vikings By BOB WEBER (CP) - A centuries-old Arctic mystery may be weeks away from resolution as an Icelandic anthropologist prepares to release his findings on the so-called "Blond Eskimos" of the Canadian North. "It's an old story," says Gisli Palsson of the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. "We want to try to throw new light on the history of the Inuit." Stories about Inuit with distinct European features - blue eyes, fair hair, beards - living in the central Arctic have their roots in ancient tales of Norse settlements...
  • Explorers Unearth Lost Inca Stronghold in Peru

    03/18/2002 9:15:42 PM PST · by d4now · 58 replies · 4,915+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 18, 6:12 PM ET | Missy Ryan
    LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - In the first major Inca find in four decades, Peruvian and British explorers say they have discovered a hidden city, perched on an Andean hilltop, that may have sheltered stalwarts of South America's legendary empire as they made a last stand against Spanish conquerors. Located on a narrow ridge around 11,000 feet up in Peru's windswept, southern Andes, the Inca citadel of Corihuayrachina is a mysterious gathering of religious platforms, funeral towers, and food storehouses. British scholar and guide Peter Frost told a news conference on Monday he first spotted the ruins in the rugged, isolated...
  • Who really discovered America? (Evidence that the Jews did!)

    04/13/2004 6:26:18 AM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies · 4,778+ views
    Far Shores - Ancient Mysteries ^ | FR Post - April 13 2004 | William F. Dankenbring
      WHO REALLY DISCOVERED AMERICA? William F. Dankenbring    Posted Apr 05.04 WHO REALLY DISCOVERED AMERICA? A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western Hemisphere. It contains engraved on its flank the entire Ten Commandments written in ancient Hebrew script! Hebrew scholars, such as Cyrus Gordon of Brandeis University near Boston, have vouched for its authenticity. I visited the site of the huge boulder, near Las Lunas, New Mexico, in 1973 and photographed the Hebrew inscriptions. A local newspaper reporter guided...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...