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  • Ancient tools intrigue author

    08/18/2010 1:27:31 PM PDT · by rosettasister · 41 replies
    Commercial-News ^ | August 15, 2010 | MARY WICOFF
    The ancient Egyptian toolboxes didn’t have precise, sophisticated measuring instruments like we have today … or did they? Christopher Dunn examines that question in his new book, “Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs.” Dunn has made nine trips to Egypt since 1986, and each time he’s amazed at the precision of the columns, tunnels and statues. He brushes aside conventional thinking, and suggests the ancient Egyptians used highly refined tools and mega-machines. “There’s more going on here than meets the eye,” he said. A manufacturing engineer by trade, Dunn works as human resources...
  • Forget The Da Vinci Code: This is The Real Mystery of the Knights Templar

    01/10/2014 5:14:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 52 replies
    Telegraph ^ | December 29, 2013 | Dominic Selwood
    Not so long ago, casually throwing the Knights Templar into polite conversation was a litmus test of mental health. One of Umberto Eco’s characters in Foucault’s Pendulum summed it up perfectly. He declared that you could recognise a lunatic "by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars". But all good things come to an end. The enigmatic medieval monk-knights are no longer a fringe interest for obsessives. They are now squarely mainstream. And as 18 March 2014 draws closer, Templarmania is going...
  • Anthony Blunt and the Cambridge Spies

    10/03/2013 1:57:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    Originally written for ^ | 1988 | Tracy R. Twyman
    Anthony Blunt and the Cambridge Spies By Tracy R. Twyman Originally written for Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine, Copyright 1998 (Does not necessarily represent author’s current viewpoint.) In the years preceding World War II, four young Englishmen known as “the Cambridge Spies”¯ were used by the KGB to infiltrate British intelligence. They had been recruited from the university’s Trinity College, chosen for their keen minds and their Marxist sensibilities. Their names: Donald Maclean, Harold Adrian Russell “Kim”¯ Philby, Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess, and Anthony F. Blunt, the man this article is concerned with. All but one of them – Philby –...
  • Blood and Crosses

    06/02/2013 11:44:04 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 8 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Jan. 16, 2010 | Alice C. Linsley
    Cultural anthropology and genetic studies shed light on the etiology of the association of blood and rebirth or resurrection. The anthropological, linguistic and genetic evidence indicates that Abraham's ancestors were Proto-Saharan, probably Nubians. Nubians have their own genetic marker which indicates migration from the sub-Sahara to the Nile and there has been virtually no immigration into the lower Nubia area from Asia according to the Y chromosome study done by Lucotte. Among the Nubians the sun was a central symbol of life and often shown as a red orb. This lent the additional association with the red eye of Horus....
  • Biblical-giants book soars up charts: 'The Nephilim' explains ancient pyramids

    02/07/2005 11:33:38 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 115 replies · 8,325+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, February 8, 2005
    Biblical-giants book soars up charts 'The Nephilim' explains ancient pyramids, future events Posted: February 1, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com A unique book that purports to explain the past existence of giant beings referred to in the Bible as the Nephilim is skyrocketing up online best-sellers lists, now appearing in the top 10 at Amazon.com. Published by Xulon Press, "The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse" presents an explanation for an unusual verse in the first book of the Bible, Genesis 6:4, which reads: "There were giants (Nephilim) in the Earth in those days, and also after...
  • The REAL Last Crusade: Nazi search for the Holy Grail which inspired Indiana Jones

    03/25/2013 12:26:34 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th March 2013 | Allan Hall
    'A new exhibition in Germany about archaeology under the Nazis shows how the regime launched a 'Last Crusade' expedition in wartime to find the Holy Grail from the Last Supper of Christ. In the 1989 Last Crusade movie, Indiana Jones played by Harrison Ford was on the quest for the grail - and he was in competition with the Nazis. Now truth turns out to be stranger than fiction in the exhibition 'Dig for Germania. Archaeology under the Swastika' in Bremen. It tells how S.S. chief Heinrich Himmler allegedly visited Spain during the war because he believed the grail was...
  • BIG BANG IN ANTARCTICA -- KILLER CRATER FOUND UNDER ICE

    06/01/2006 2:26:58 PM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 253 replies · 6,436+ views
    Ohio State University ^ | 01 June 2006 | Staff (press release)
    Ancient mega-catastrophe paved way for the dinosaurs, spawned Australian continent. Planetary scientists have found evidence of a meteor impact much larger and earlier than the one that killed the dinosaurs -- an impact that they believe caused the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history.The 300-mile-wide crater lies hidden more than a mile beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. And the gravity measurements that reveal its existence suggest that it could date back about 250 million years -- the time of the Permian-Triassic extinction, when almost all animal life on Earth died out.Its size and location -- in the Wilkes Land...
  • U.S. Denies Spectacular Ruins in Antarctica Captured on Video

    04/13/2002 7:01:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 163 replies · 12,680+ views
    AMP LA 03-18-02 0925GMT ^ | Monday, March 18, 2002 - Web posted at 5:25 a.m. EDT (0925 GMT) | WASHINGTON, D.C. (AMP)
    U.S. Denies “Spectacular Ruins” in Antarctica Captured on Video WASHINGTON, D.C. (AMP) – The U.S. government said it will seek to block the airing of a video found by Navy rescuers in Antarctica that purportedly reveals that a massive archeological dig is underway two miles beneath the ice. The @lantisTV production crew that shot the video is still missing. Attorneys for Beverly Hills-based @lantisTV stressed that the company’s primary concern is for the safety and welfare of its crew. But they stated they will “vigorously oppose” any attempts to “censor material that is clearly in the public interest and...
  • Maya Calendars Actually Predict That Life Goes On

    12/13/2012 7:16:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 13, 2012 | Catherine Zuckerman
    Doomsday? No way. Ancient Maya said we’ll be around another 7,000 years or so.This December, not everyone is concerned with making plans for the New Year—especially not the people who think doomsday will get here first. Instead of planning parties, they're stockpiling food, refining escape routes, and honing survival skills ahead of the alleged date on which the Maya calendar "ends"—December 21, 2012. So should we all be preparing for imminent apocalypse? According to the scholars, no. The ancient Maya are usually cited as the predictors of the world coming to an end this month: One of their "great cycles"...
  • Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears

    12/07/2012 7:10:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Daily Telegraph ^ | December 7, 2012 | Nick Allen, Los Angeles, Malcolm Moore in Beijing and Tom Parfitt in Moscow
    Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year "Long Count" Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them. The precise manner of Armageddon remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar storm. In America Ron...
  • Researchers Claim To Have Sequenced Bigfoot DNA

    12/04/2012 4:48:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    A genetic researcher is saying that Bigfoot DNA tests prove that the hairy creature really does exist. Dr. Melba S. Ketchum says she and her team sequenced three complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and concluded the species is a human hybrid -- a mosaic of human and novel non-human elements. Their findings have yet to pass peer review. A Texas veterinarian says she and fellow genetic researchers have confirmed the existence of "Bigfoot," though their findings have yet to pass peer review. Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, founder of DNA Diagnostics Inc. in the eastern Texas town of Timpson, said...
  • Lair of King Tongmyong's Unicorn Reconfirmed in DPRK (North Korea Discovers Secret Unicorn Den)

    11/30/2012 12:28:05 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Korean Central News Agency ^ | November 29 2012 Juch 101 | Korean Central News Agency
    Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668). The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang City. A rectangular rock carved with words "Unicorn Lair" stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392). Jo Hui Sung, director of the Institute, told KCNA: "Korea's history books deal with the unicorn, considered to...
  • The great Moon Hoax of 1835

    04/04/2011 1:57:43 PM PDT · by fishtank · 49 replies
    PhysOrg.com ^ | Apr. 4, 2011 | fishtank
    The great Moon Hoax of 1835 April 4, 2011 By Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today "Say the words “Moon Hoax” these days, and everyone thinks you are talking about the people who don’t believe the Apollo astronauts ever went to the Moon. But back in 1835 there was the original Moon hoax that thousands of people fell for, despite the tall tale being complete fiction. A series of articles were published in the New York Sun newspaper reporting incredible new astronomical observations of the Moon supposedly made by astronomer Sir John Herschel during an observing run at the Cape of Good...
  • 'Bright Object' On Mars Actually Plastic from Curiosity Rover

    10/09/2012 3:23:28 PM PDT · by posterchild · 23 replies
    Space.com ^ | 09 Oct 2012
    A small piece of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently fallen off into the Red Planet dirt, scientists announced today (Oct. 9). Curiosity team members spotted the odd bright object on Sunday (Oct. 7) while studying photos of the rover's first Martian soil-scooping activity. Curiosity then spent much of Monday photographing the scrap further, allowing researchers to determine that it likely came off the 1-ton rover — though they're still not sure what exactly it is, or if its absence will affect Curiosity's mission appreciably.
  • Mayan Elder Says World Won't End

    03/14/2012 7:18:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftan ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | GAYLE PEREZ
    Instead, he maintains better era will start Dec. 21When the current Mayan calendar cycle ends Dec. 21, the world will not cease to exist, says a Mayan elder. "There is a lot of information of what is going to happen on that date. The scholars say that the Mayan calendar ends, the world ends. But we, as Mayans, don't know anything about that," Elder Miguel Angel Chiquin said speaking through a Spanish translator Monday night at Colorado State University-Pueblo. "The great teachings that our ancestors have left us over the centuries, the 21st of December, we will be moving over...
  • Great Riddles in Archaeology

    02/26/2012 2:37:08 PM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    Penn Museum ^ | Penn Museum
    Great Riddles in ArchaeologyWednesday Evenings, October 2011 through June 2012 From the knights of King Arthur’s roundtable to the deepest depths of Atlantis, some of the world’s greatest archaeological riddles have eluded us for centuries. Discover and explore these mind-boggling riddles in the next season of the Penn Museum’s popular monthly lecture series presented by current archaeologists and scholars. Mark your calendars for Great Riddles in Archaeology, offered the first Wednesday of every month, October 2011 through June 2012. General Admission is $5 per event in advance or $10 at the door. Subscriptions to all nine events are available for...
  • World War II Rumor About an Ancient Lake Is Revived (Russians Say Hitler Remains/Clones)

    02/09/2012 7:33:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2012 | J. David Goodman
    As my colleague David M. Herszenhorn reports, scientists are poised to take some highly anticipated samples from a deep subglacial lake in Antarctica, saying on Wednesday that they had succeeded in boring through more than two miles of ice. The state-financed broadcaster Russia Today posted video of the researchers at the frigid Antarctic outpost, including clips of them snowmobiling around the endless expanse of ice and snow and watching supply planes land. What evolutionary secrets Lake Vostok — named after the Russian research station above it — may hold after being sealed under ice for millions of years has tantalized...
  • Is Peruvian Mummy a Giant Toddler?

    02/10/2012 8:41:05 AM PST · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-10-2012 | Brian Thomas
    Is Peruvian Mummy a Giant Toddler? by Brian Thomas, M.S. | Feb. 10, 2012 Some say that giant humans are too incredible to have been real and that the Bible's references to them are fiction. However, many extra-biblical records corroborate the existence of giants, including sober accounts from early explorers like Magellan and ancient texts like the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, the Hebrew Book of Enoch, and the Book of Giants. Now, a mummy skeleton found in Peru looks like a giant toddler. If that is indeed what it is, then it adds more weight to the idea that giants...
  • The Ark of the Covenant found burred under a trash pile in Jerusalem.

    02/06/2012 5:49:40 AM PST · by kquinn856 · 42 replies
    Ron Wyatt ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Kevin Quinn
    They found the Ark of the Covenant where Moses placed the 10 Commandments, in a cave under Golgotha. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. Who would have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Tim 2:3-6 Rom 3:28-30 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes of the...
  • Russian team prepares to penetrate Lake Vostok

    01/09/2011 8:43:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    wired ^ | 07 January 11 | Duncan Geere
    Lake Vostok, which has been sealed off from the world for 14 million years, is about to be penetrated by a Russian drill bit. The lake, which lies four kilometres below the icy surface of Antarctica, is unique in that it's been completely isolated from the other 150 subglacial lakes on the continent for such a long time. It's also oligotropic, meaning that it's supersaturated with oxygen -- levels of the element are 50 times higher than those found in most typical freshwater lakes. Since 1990, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St Petersberg in Russia has been drilling...
  • Silence shrouds Antarctic dig (Still No Contact From Russian Scientists at Lake Vostok Site)

    02/05/2012 7:19:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 107 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 5, 2012
    A TEAM of Russian scientists has gone quiet as they race against winter to uncover an ancient Antarctic lake. The group from Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) have been drilling for weeks in an effort to reach isolated Lake Vostok, a vast, dark body of water hidden 4000m below the surface of the continent. Lake Vostok has not been exposed to air in more than 20 million years. The team's last contact with colleagues in the outside world was six days ago, and scientists from around the globe are unsure of the fate of the mission - and...
  • World holds its breath for Russian scientists drilling in Antarctic (No Contact)

    02/04/2012 5:14:39 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 104 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 4, 2012 | Rob Cooper and Thomas Durante
    The scientific community is holding its breath for a team of Russian scientists that has been out of contact with colleagues in the U.S for six days, as they drill into a lake buried beneath the Antarctic ice for 20 million years. They have to evacuate their station by Tuesday - when winter proper kicks in and temperatures start to drop to an inhospitable minus 90C. The scientists are currently battling conditions of up to minus 66C at Lake Vostok as they raced to drill into a lake buried two miles beneath the ice before the weather closed in. They...
  • Russian scientists seeking Lake Vostok lost in frozen 'Land of the Lost'? (Attacked by "The Thing?")

    02/03/2012 4:58:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    FoxNews.Com ^ | February 2, 2012
    A group of Russian scientists plumbing the frozen Antarctic in search of a lake buried in ice for tens of millions of years have failed to respond to increasingly anxious U.S. colleagues -- and as the days creep by, the fate of the team remains unknown."No word from the ice for 5 days," Dr. John Priscu professor of Ecology at Montana State University, told FoxNews.com via email.
  • Antarctic explorer says Russian scientists drilling at 'alien' underground lake are safe

    02/05/2012 10:40:44 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 6th February 2012 | ROB COOPER and THOMAS DURANTE
    An American professor and expert of the Antarctic said he believes contact with a team of Russian scientists that has not made contact with colleagues in the U.S for seven days has merely been busy as they drill into a lake buried beneath the Antarctic ice for 20 million years. Professor John Priscu told usnews.com in an email that the crews have been working ‘round the clock’ to beat the end of Antarctic summer, which ends Tuesday. Afterwards, temperatures will fall to deadly levels.
  • The Great Pyramid of Garut?[Indonesia]

    01/12/2012 10:38:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 36 replies
    Reality Sandwich ^ | 10 Jan 2012 | Chris Kaplan
    A pyramid far older and larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza, has been discovered in Indonesia. Mount Sadahurip in Garut, West Java, dubbed the "Garut Pyramid," has been undergoing verification tests by the Ancient Catastrophic Disaster Team to see if the mount was indeed formed by the existence of a man-made structure. By using Superstring geo-electric instruments, surveyors are measuring the resistivity of the geological layers, with additional funding being approved from Germany to undergo excavations. The initial survey has concluded that the structure is highly unlikely to be of natural formation. A 3D contour plot of topographical...
  • The Earliest Roman Ghost in Britain

    01/07/2012 7:17:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Dr Beachcombing ^ | January 4, 2012 | Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
    Owen Davies in his fascinating The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts notes the way that strangely (or obviously if you are a sceptic like Beachcombing) ghosts follow the fashions and interests of their times. Take OD's thoughts, for example, on Roman ghosts in the UK. The most recent addition to the corpus of heritage hauntings is also the most venerable of all -- the roman [sic and below] legionnaire. A search on the internet reveals numerous sightings in diverse places such as London, Derby, the Isle of Wight, and an old Roman road near Weymouth. Some readers will be...
  • Will this be the first time the world sees the Ark of Covenant?

    12/05/2011 7:15:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/05/2011 | Rick Dewsbury
    A very British problem of a leaky church roof could be about to give the world the chance to glimpse the legendary Ark of the Covenant. That's because the claimed home of the iconic relic - a small chapel in Ethiopia - has sprung a leak and so the Ark could now be on the move. The Ark - which The Bible says holds God's Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai - is said to have been kept in Aksum, in the Chapel of the Tablet, adjacent to St Mary of Zion Church, since the 1960s. According to...
  • Experts admit second Mayan prediction of 2012 as end of the world

    12/03/2011 11:46:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | November 25, 2011 | JohnThomas Didymus
    Mexico - The Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History have admitted that they have a second reference to the date 2012 as "end of the world" on a carved fragment found at an archaeological site in southern Mexico. Salt Lake Tribune reports that archaeologists have long acknowledged that reference to date 2012 as "end of the world" is found on a stone tablet from the Tortuguero site in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco. But on Thursday, the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History announced that there is what appears another reference to the same date in an...