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Egypt’s Obelisk Mystery—Unsolved

I have always found obelisks comforting. Born in Washington, D.C., raised in the D.C. area, and attending George Washington University as an undergraduate, for the first two decades of my life I lived in the shadow of an obelisk, even if it was a modern rendition of the ancient Egyptian versions. I remember from earliest childhood that if I could see the Washington Monument, I knew I was “home.” During the last three-and-a-half millennia, obelisks have become powerful and potent symbols. Washington may have its…

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The Problem with Gravity Waves

In Issue #117, Atlantis Rising reported, that in February 2016, scientists at the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) detectors in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, claimed to have measured the elusive “gravity” waves thought to have emanated from the collision, 1.3 billion years ago, of a pair of massive black holes. Since initial funding in 1992 by the National Science Foundation, the two observatories have been built and operated at enormous expense by physicists from California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of…

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Dinosaur Tales

Sixty-five million years ago a great extinction took place on Earth. It is said to have wiped out just about all life on Earth including the dinosaurs. But did it? Alligators, sea turtles, sharks, horseshoe crabs, the platypuses, and cockroaches were among the survivors. But there were more. A large fish called the ‘coelacanth’ had been swimming in the ocean as far back as the Devonian period, 350 million years ago. Fossils of this large, oily fish have been found in lakes, swamps, inland seas,…

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Getting to the Heart of Camelot

In our last issue, Steven Sora provided a plausible case for the likely identity of Queen Guinevere of Camelot fame (A.R. 118, “Guinevere Unveiled”). She was, he argued, a Pictish princess from a pre-Scottish tribe. While many believe that the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are entirely fiction, Steve pointed out that the origins of the legend are probably factual, albeit of a much earlier era than we usually consider. Popular British writer Graham Phillips (The Lost Tomb of…

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Warfare of the Gods

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.”)   Ancient War Tech Even as a child I was fascinated by reports of UFOs, legends of lost civilizations, and Fortean phenomena in general, and I remember reading about the vitrified forts. Nick Redfern’s article (“Ancient War Fires,” AR #118) is very well thought…

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News

Return of the Moon ‘Shard’ The possible existence of a very tall tower on the Moon has gotten new attention lately. Images found on Google Moon show what appears to be a 3.5-mile spire rising from a crater. The images have been featured in YouTube videos and are causing considerable excitement in some quarters, but the story is not a new one. In fact, the second issue of Atlantis Rising, published in early 1995, featured an interview with famed space researcher Richard Hoagland—author of the…

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More News

Nefertiti Still Missing As Atlantis Rising goes to press, the cold case file on Nefertiti’s tomb remains unsolved. Previous reports here, and elsewhere, have indicated that the missing, 3,300-year-old, remains of the legendary Egyptian queen might be found in hidden chambers adjoining King Tut’s tomb. State-of-the-art radar scans, it was hoped, would uncover the truth. That was in April. But as the world waited for what was hoped would be an Earth-shaking discovery, reports were anything but clear; and it has been suggested, in some…

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Even More News

Converting Asteroids into Spaceships The many potential uses for asteroids are just beginning to dawn on us. Already some companies have formed to mine them of their possible gold, silver, platinum, and other treasures, while enriching the miners in the process. A problem with the idea, though, has been the cost of traveling and shipping to and from those remote space rocks. Now another company is proposing that we bring those valuable asteroids to us, or at least to more accessible locations. Made in Space,…

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Still More News

Tunnel Turns Up in Teotihuacán In the heart of the mysterious ancient city of Teotihuacán, archaeologists have now fully unearthed the previously unknown ruins of a secret man-made tunnel. First revealed accidentally in 2003 after torrential rains had opened a three-foot-diameter sinkhole, the tunnel turned out to be about 330 feet long. The subsequent investigation continues to this day. Running from beneath a Ciudadela courtyard on the so-called Avenue of the Dead, the tunnel goes to directly beneath the Temple of the Plumed Serpent. Sergio…

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Doubling Down on the Fate of Schrödinger’s Cat

Yale physicists have given Schrödinger’s famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing. Schrödinger’s cat is a well-known paradox that applies the concept of superposition in quantum physics to objects encountered in everyday life. The idea is that a cat is placed in a sealed box with a radioactive source and a poison that will be triggered if an atom of the radioactive substance decays. Quantum physics suggests that the cat is both…

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

King Tut Was Buried With “Extraterrestrial” Dagger There has long been a debate as to whether the dagger found on Tut’s thigh might have been made out of meteoritic iron—highly venerated by the ancient Egyptians. But is it from space? Scientists set out to answer that question in a recent study, which has just been published. http://www.dailygrail.com/Hidden-History/2016/6/King-Tut-Was-Buried-Dagger-Extraterrestrial-Origin   Buddha’s Skull Bone Possibly Found in Ancient Crypt Archaeologists have discovered what may be a skull bone from the much-revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. The bone was hidden…

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Why the Age of Human Life on Earth Matters

Most scientists today believe that humans like us first appeared less than 200,000 years ago. In my work, I have documented archaeological evidence showing that humans like us have existed on Earth for many millions of years, going back to the very beginnings of life on Earth. Sometimes people ask me, “What difference does it make if humans existed millions of years ago or less than 200,000 years?” It does make a difference. Today’s scientific understandings about human antiquity are related to understandings about human…

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Did Newton Predict the State of Israel?

The poet Yehuda Amichai wrote, “The air over Jerusalem is saturated with prayers and dreams,” and these outpourings of human longing are nowhere more evident than around the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem. Here the three great monotheistic religions of the world—Islam, Judaism, and Christianity—confront each other in uneasy alliance. On one side of the plateau, the Dome of the Rock shelters a craggy piece of limestone marking the site where the temples of Solomon and Jerusalem once stood. From this rock’s scarred surface, Muhammad…

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Wedding Taboos

Getting married is an age-old celebration, which commemorates the joining of two individuals together. For many in today’s society it represents picking out invitations, dresses, decorations, food and flowers, and finally tying the knot. Yet getting married is more than just fun and frivolities. It is a ritualized contract that forms a legal partnership between the individuals. This contract establishes the rights and obligations between the happy couple and those of any potential offspring. Marriage is heavily steeped in local customs and religious dogma. It…

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The Dragon Factor

Of all the mythical, magical creatures of ancient legend and modern folklore, none is more widespread than the dragon found in art and folklore all over the world. The appearance of dragons in paintings and drawings varies a bit from one region to another and over time, but it is remarkably similar. Basically, they are represented as serpent-like, often of great size, generally able to fly, and sometimes with relatively short legs, giving them a more lizard-like appearance. Some are said to breathe fire (sometimes…

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Inner Voices

One evening during World War II, Winston Churchill was about to get into his limousine on his accustomed side of the car where, indeed, the door was held open for him. Just then, as he later recounted, “Something said, ‘Stop!’” Not questioning the unusual command, the Prime Minister simply walked around the car and climbed in the other side. He remained seated on that side as the car sped through London. Suddenly a bomb exploded alongside, lifting the car on two wheels, nearly causing it…

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The Quest for King Arthur’s Lost Tomb

The story of King Arthur is known throughout the world. However, the fabled Camelot and Arthur’s secret burial at the Isle of Avalon are themes that historians have long considered pure fantasy. Now, in my latest book, The Lost Tomb of King Arthur, I present what I believe to be compelling evidence that King Arthur was a real, historical figure. Moreover, I am convinced I have identified his capital city and found his grave.   Who Was Arthur? During the Middle Ages many tales were…

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World Order–Ancient-Style

In Atlantis Rising #118, my article, “America’s Ancient Egyptian Link,” reported some remarkable correspondences between the Nile Delta’s Great Pyramid and North America’s greatest earthwork. Monks Mound, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, in western Illinois, shares the same construction period, base dimensions, and solar orientation with the Giza Plateau’s foremost monument. These parallels suggest that dynastic Egyptians, or someone, sailed the Atlantic forty-five centuries ago to recreate the Great Pyramid in the New World. If so, they left behind even more evidence of…

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Shuffling Off the Mortal Coil

Neither mainstream science nor orthodox religion has been able to provide satisfying or comforting answers as to what happens when a person dies. Scientists subscribing to a materialistic or nihilistic view will say that nothing happens beyond the decaying process—end of story. Most religions, however, subscribe to a belief that some component of the person—usually referred to as the “soul”—survives death and lives on in another dimension of reality, although with some religions that soul might not “awaken” until some far-off day of resurrection. But…

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The Mars Effect

Mars was named for the Roman god of war, and he has a long list of associations ranging from lightning to agriculture, which linked him with other gods. His name was likely derived from the earlier Etruscan god Maris. In ancient times the archetype of Mars was a sacrificial god of spring, born of a celestial virgin without the aid of a sky god. In Babylon the month of atonement for this yearly sacrifice was Marcheshvan. In Greek mythology Ares was unpopular; even his parents…

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DVDs: The Shape of the Infinite

Once more the ancient maxims prove they are still relevant, even in this age of advanced genetic science. No matter how high we climb, it seems that we still find footprints in the snow.   AS ABOVE—SO BELOW: An Introduction to Fractal Evolution by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., author of Biology of Belief and An Introduction to Spontaneous Evolution The implications of Dr. Lipton’s research have the power to change the world in the most wonderful way. Since Atlantis Rising has previously reviewed his DVDs,…

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