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Hidden Chambers in Egypt?

CAPTIONS: Thermal anomaly at the base of the Great Pyramid. (Courtesy of Philippe Bourseiller, HIP Institute, Faculty of Engineering of Cairo University, and Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.) The bust of Nefertiti (Berlin Museum) Howard Carter with Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus, 1922 Nicholas Reeves Among the treasures from his tomb, Tutankhamun’s throne.   During the last few months of 2015 Egypt made international headlines, but not always in a positive way. Indeed, the stories ranged from the tragic to the archaeologically titillating—and it is the latter that I…

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Did the Russians Find Atlantis?

CAPTIONS: One of the Moskovsky Universitet’s cylindrical anchors, above a rounded, rectangular feature, which appears to be part of a small building foundation. This is one of Marakuyev’s earliest photographs of  the Mount Ampere summit, about 200 feet beneath the mid-Atlantic surface. One of the rectangular “room foundations”(bottom left) observed at depths of 300 feet on the slopes of Mount Ampere was photographed by Marakuyev during the Moskovsky Universitet expedition. Underwater photographer Vladimir Ivanovitch Marakuyev, in 1977. Bathymetric reconstruction of the Ampere Seamount from north (above) and…

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Shroud of Turin

CAPTIONS: Textile specialist Mechthild Flury-Lemberg found a stitching pattern similar to cloth from the Jewish fortress of Masada, (40 BC–73 AD) Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Joseph of Arimathea prepare the body of Jesus for entombment. (“Descent from the Cross,” Vasily Perov)   The Shroud of Turin is a controversial and enigmatic Christian artifact that may be the only physical object remaining from Jesus’ life. The Shroud was on display in the cathedral in Turin, Italy in 2015 for the first time in five years. At…

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A Big Step for Mankind

One of the problems with producing a bimonthly magazine is that often there are news developments which we would like to report, but their timing does not mesh with our production schedule. As I write this in late December we have all just witnessed an event, which, like Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, could change the future of mankind in a big way, opening the door for affordable human travel beyond this planet. I speak, of course, of the spectacularly successful return to…

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Outrages to Intelligence

Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only, way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising web site. (Go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   Plight of the Dolphins Regarding Patrick Marsolek’s article, “Dawn of the Dolphins.” (AR#115) much ink was spilled on John Lilly and his research on dolphins. I wonder how the animal rights’ activists—who are clamoring for the closing of dolphinaria worldwide—would react if they…

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News

Researchers Turn Up New Antarctic Puzzles CAPTIONS: Close-up of 14-mile-long anomaly. Northwestern tip of Antarctica (courtesy of GoogleEarth). Maintenance at a seismic station on Thwaites Glacier (credit: Mike Roberts). The mystery of what lies beneath the ice of Antarctica has, for years, been one of the most frequent themes of Atlantis Rising Magazine. As recently as 2013, our November/December cover story “Lake Vostok’s Secret Life” (AR #102) focused on newly discovered evidence for microbial life taken from ice cores above the massive sub-glacial lake. Some…

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More News

Satellites Reveal Immense Lost Egyptian Pyramids CAPTION: Pyramidal formations as they appear on GoogleEarth Images found on GoogleEarth appear to show two, immense, and previously unknown, artificial Egyptian pyramids. According to the web site Ancient-Code.com, the newly discovered location contains a 620-ft.-wide triangular plateau and two nearby pyramids. Larger than any known structures in Egypt, including the great Pyramid, the potential pyramids are starting to make news. If the discovery holds up, a substantial piece of Egyptian history may need to be rewritten. First dismissed…

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Even More News

PLANET X OR NOT? CAPTION: One Internet conjecture of Nibiru’s possible orbit. In his 1975 best-selling book, The Twelfth Planet, and its many sequels, the late researcher Zecharia Sitchin claimed that he had decoded from the ancient cuneiform tablets of Sumeria the story of a mysterious rogue planet that periodically (every 3600 years) approached the vicinity of Earth. Named ‘Nibiru,’ the planet was populated, said Sitchin by a powerful, technologically advanced, race of giants known as the Anunnaki, which intervened forcefully in the affairs of…

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Still More News

An Unknown Mona Lisa Unveiled? CAPTIONS: The Mona Lisa we knew. The one we didn’t. An Italian researcher says he has uncovered a hidden under-painting from Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of the Mona Lisa. That means, argues Pascal Cotte, that the face with the enigmatic smile we have been looking at for over 500 years is not the person we thought she was. Using advanced photographic technology, Cotte, the founder of Lumiere Technologies in Italy, says he has been able to reproduce four distinct images…

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The Quest for Immortality: Illusion or Reality?

I’ve always been interested in the many legends about people claiming to be immortal but who have had the sense to keep it to themselves. So, since I prefer ‘Pampers’ to ‘Depends,’ I’ve been studying rejuvenation. One approach came, years ago, in a simple e-mail, which recounted the story of NASA astronauts living underwater for six months and breathing a special mix of gases, which darkened their hair, toned up their bodies and reversed their age by 15–30 years. Blood tests showed rejuvenating proteins from…

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The Unexplained Human Fossils of Savona, Italy

Savona is a coastal town on the Italian Riviera, 25 miles west of Genoa. In 1852, some nuns, the Sisters of Mercy (Figlie di Misericordia), wanted to build a church next to their convent in the center of town. When the foundation for the church was being dug, Antonio Brilla, a local artist, assisted in the excavation and was also careful to look for fossils. As the excavation reached 3 meters (about 10 feet), Brilla noticed what he thought might be a broken piece of…

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iNews • Late Breaking Stories

Huge Geometric Shapes in Jordan May Be Very Ancient Thousands of stone structures forming complex geometric patterns are estimated by archaeologists to date back some 8,500 years and seem to have astronomical significance. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/12/02/huge-geometric-shapes-in-middle-east-may-be-prehistoric.html   Giant Skeletons Uncovered in Ecuador Strikingly tall skeletons uncovered in the Ecuador and Peru Amazon region are undergoing examination in Germany, according to a research team headed by British anthropologist Russell Dement. http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/giant-7-8-foot-skeletons-uncovered-ecuador-sent-scientific-testing-004119   150,000-Year-Old Pipes in China: Out of Place in Time? In a mysterious pyramid in China’s Qinghai…

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Secrets of the Carolina Bays

CAPTIONS: False color image of the Carolina Bays using LIDAR height measuring technology. Uniform in shape, the bays line up in the same direction. (Image courtesy of North Carolina Department of Transport, LIDAR Flood Mapping Project) Different Bay populations have different orientations, but vectors extended from all bays, clearly intersect in the Great Lakes region. (Image courtesy of Michael Davias) The last of the mammoths, before the Apocalypse. All North American megafauna was wiped out precisely 12,900 years ago, at the very beginning of the Younger…

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Junk DNA or Not?

The vast majority of our DNA “text” is not used in the coding of proteins and enzymes—it is noncoding—and scientists generally have no idea of what its purpose might be. Thus, in their infinite wisdom, they initially dubbed it ‘junk DNA.’ How much of our DNA is junk? About 95–98 percent—rather a lot of waste for Nature to hang onto, I think you will agree (some scientific estimates go as high as 99%). Since it is not responsible for constructing our basic physical form, its…

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The Shroud of Turin

CAPTIONS: 19th century Russian depiction of “The Icon-not-made-by-hands,” from the Edessa story (a nineteenth-century Russian depiction). The Interrogation of Jacques de Molay Max Frei takes sticky-tape samples of pollen and dust from the Shroud in 1978, with STURP’s Ray Rogers looking on. (Courtesy of Shroud.com) The taking of Constantinople in 1204 (Palma Le Jeune)   The Shroud and its dating has presented the Roman Catholic Church with many problems, political and otherwise. Problems with dating the burial cloth of Jesus may be one reason the…

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The Intolerant Church of Scientism

CAPTIONS: The Large Hadron Collider in Bern, Switzerland Group portrait of the proud examiners of the Piltdown skull. Back row (from left): F. O. Barlow, G. Elliot Smith, Charles Dawson, Arthur Smith Woodward. Front row: A. S. Underwood, Arthur Keith, W. P. Pycraft, and Sir Ray Lankester. Note the painting of Charles Darwin on the wall, looking on in apparent approval. (John Cooke, 1915) In the 1950s the media never tired of telling us all about the wonderful world of the future. In 1955 there…

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The Powers of Meditation

Life on planet Earth is threatened from many directions; many responsible sources warn of this. There is the possibility of nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare by the superpowers. There is worldwide pollution of the air, land, and sea by all nations. Nonrenewable resources—topsoil, water, various minerals, tropical rain forest, and the ozone layer, for example—are being wasted or destroyed. Overpopulation is straining the biosphere, bringing drought and pestilence. All these threats to life are manmade; all of them originate in the minds of people. Our…

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Magical Egypt Series—All New Episodes

Magical Egypt, the popular series of DVD documentaries that debuted in 2001, featured interviews with maverick Egyptologist John Anthony West, Walter Cruttenden, Baird Spaulding, and other alternative archaeology stars familiar to Atlantis Rising readers. The series of eight DVDs was a big hit, earning, by most reckoning, the cherished status of ‘underground classic.’ (You can still order it directly from Atlantis Rising.) In the fifteen years following, the big question was: when will there be more? To the great delight of the program’s many fans,…

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Book Excerpt: The Lost Arts of Levitation

The fact that science cannot explain gravitation means that science cannot condemn levitation. So there is nothing unscientific about the occultist’s claim that man can rise into the air through ‘mere intention.’ And that changes the character of our original question. It is no longer can man fly? But does man fly? And the evidence is that he probably does. Occasionally. Of course, that does not mean just anybody can fly. Your next-door neighbor probably cannot fly. And your boss probably cannot fly, either, although…

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Trek to the Planet Vulcan

CAPTIONS: The late Leonard Nimoy as the Vulcan hero of Star Trek Hephaestus at his Forge by Guillaume Coustou the Younger (Louvre) A ring of (invisible) dark matter, represented here in blue, is inferred in the image of galaxy cluster (CL0024+17) in this Hubble photo.   For a time, Vulcan was a small planet, or large asteroid, proposed to exist between Mercury and the Sun. Its astrological significance is still part of esoteric astrology, having a deep and hidden relationship to the sign of Taurus,…

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DVD: Life Beneath the Surface

Even for video consumers who demand production value normally available from the mainstream media, alternative science is starting to provide a much more viable option for consideration. A case in point is the latest offering from Illustra Media.   LIVING WATERS: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth Illustra Media This is the third film in Illustra Media’s series The Design of Life. The first two—Metamorphosis and Flight—were previously reviewed in Atlantis Rising. Each episode explores a different realm of the animal kingdom and…

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