Colossal Sculptures Around the World – Europe

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Colossal Sculptures and Rock-cut Architecture Around the World - Europe This is a list of colossal sculptures and rock-cut artchitecture that were carved in situ (or “in place”), sometimes referred to as “living rock”. Most of these were carved in ancient times. The Hypogeum of Paola, Malta The Hypogeum of Paola, Malta,  literally meaning "underground" in Greek, is a … [Read more...]

Prehistoric Cave Paintings

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One might expect that the first examples of art would be simple and crude. However the oldest cave paintings are the evidence that modern humans were astonishingly quick in developing their artistic skills. Ancient Cave Paintings Cave paintings are paintings found on cave walls and ceilings, and especially refer to those of prehistoric origin. The earliest such art in Europe … [Read more...]

Serpent Mound

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SERPENT MOUND: An American Indian Mystery School by William John Meegan Presented with author’s permission ABSTRACT Serpent Mound is located in Adams County, Ohio, USA.  The effigy of a serpent is found atop a precipice: a stretch of land looking very much like a peninsula plateau within a meteor impact crater[1].  The serpent effigy is thirteen hundred and seventy feet in … [Read more...]

The El Dorado – ET Link

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Muisca raft, representation of the initiation of the new Zipa in the lake of Guatavita, possible source of the legend of El Dorado. It was found in a cave in Pasca, Colombia in 1856, together with many other gold objects. It is 19.5 cm long, 10.1 cm wide and 10.2 cm high. Dated between 1200 and 1500 BC. It is made of an alloy of gold (80%), silver and copper, by using the lost … [Read more...]

INSPIRATION for the Ancient World Grid

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INSPIRATION for the Ancient World Grid by Doug Yurchey The truth needs to be told of strange events exactly 40 years ago to the day (July 3rd, 1973).  On the 40th "anniversary" of my odd 4 and a half-year marriage (from 1973-77), the feeling is bittersweet.  On one hand, the girl I loved showed me amazing new worlds and inspired the next 4 decades of my … [Read more...]

Colossal Sculptures Around the World – Asia

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Colossal Sculptures and Rock-cut Architecture Around the World This is a list of colossal sculptures and rock-cut artchitecture that were carved in situ (or “in place”), sometimes referred to as “living rock”. Most of these were carved in ancient times. This list includes two colossal stones that were intended to be moved; however they were never broken free of the quarry in … [Read more...]

Colossal Sculptures Around the World – Africa

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Colossal Sculptures Around the World This is a list of colossal sculptures that were carved in situ (or "in place"), sometimes referred to as "living rock". This list includes two colossal stones that were intended to be moved; however they were never broken free of the quarry in which they were carved and therefore they would be considered carved in situ. Most of these were … [Read more...]

Mysterious Sites – Part 2

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1. The Olmec Stone Heads The Olmec colossal heads are at least seventeen monumental stone representations of human heads sculpted from large basalt boulders. The heads date from at least before 900 BC and are a distinctive feature of the Olmec civilization of ancient Mesoamerica. All portray mature men with fleshy cheeks, flat noses, and slightly crossed eyes; their physical … [Read more...]

Did Extra-terrestrials Civilise man?

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Did Extra-terrestrials civilise man? By Leonard Farra It’s said that the most sensational thing that could happen, in the history of man, would be contact with an extra-terrestrial civilisation. However, the greatest secret of all time is that it may have happened several thousand years ago. For those who are interested in learning more about this subject, my advice to you … [Read more...]

Archaeologist Blocked From Making Breakthrough Find At Machu Picchu

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Archaeologist Blocked From Making Breakthrough Find At Machu Picchu A French archaeologist and explorer says he and a team of researchers are on the verge of uncovering a lost secret treasure they say could prove to be the most significant archaeological find ever unearthed within the walls of Peru's fabled Machu Picchu Incan citadel. However, the local Cusco branch of the … [Read more...]

Before the Delusion – a bombshell rewriting 12,000 years of history

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Before the Delusion by William Gleeson a bombshell rewriting 12,000 years of history By Roland Michel Tremblay Before the Delusion: Secret Vatican Files of the Pyramids and Stonehenge is an excellent book that changes nearly everything you thought you knew about human history and the origin of religion, in particular Christianity and Judaism. From a wide range of ancient … [Read more...]

Thonis-Heracleion – Legendary Sunken City Discovered

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From Legend to Reality Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) is a city lost between legend and reality. Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important … [Read more...]

Mysterious Sights – Part 1

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Mysterious Sights: Middle East Desert Floor Drawings (See image above) The secrets of these stone structures are only now being unraveled, probably because it is nearly impossible to get the entire picture at ground level. But with views from airplanes and satellites, archaeologists have discovered thousands of these “floor drawings” of stones in Syria, Jordan and Saudi … [Read more...]

Puzzling Feature of Nazca Glyphs

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Puzzling Feature of Nazca Glyphs by A. Sokolowski Etched onto the arid "moonscape" of Peru’s southern desert lies one of man’s greatest mysteries; the Nasca Lines. These ancient lines are the most outstanding group of geoglyphs in the world. These geoglyphs consist of over 300 hundred figures made of straight lines, geometric shapes and pictures of animals and birds - and … [Read more...]

Amazing Ancient Inventions – Part 1

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Introduction This series of articles is about the inventions and innovations of the ancients. It will fascinate the casual reader as well as technology, science, and history buffs. Our ancestors, however long ago they may have lived and whatever part of the globe they may have occupied, were no idiots.  Sad to say, over the few recent decades there have … [Read more...]

Amazing Ancient Inventions – Part 2

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Amazing Ancient Inventions - Part 2 This is Part 2 of our series of articles is about the ancient inventions and innovations. Return to Part 1 >> Here are subject categories covered in Part 2: Home Improvements glass windows Transportation and Navigation ancient maps compass lighthouse Medicine acupuncture trepanation anesthetics Personal … [Read more...]