Alternative Archeology

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Enigma of the Crystal Skulls

BY DAVID H. CHILDRESS

With the opening of the movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, millions have been learning for the first time about one of the most remarkable stories in the annals of archaeology, the mystery of the crystal skulls. The movie may be fiction, but the tale of the crystal skulls is not only filled with plenty of Hollywood-style adventure, a lot of it is true. One of the most fascinating substances in nature, crystal lends itself uniquely to various adaptations, including in­formation…

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Göbekli Tepe: The Cosmic Connection

By Andrew Collins

On a hilly ridge called Göbekli Tepe in the Taurus Mountains of southeast Turkey, near the ancient city of Sanliurfa, archaeologists have uncovered the oldest stone temple complex in the world. Constructed most probably during the second half of the tenth millennium BC, some seven thousand years before Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, the site consists of a series of rings of enormous T-shaped pillars, many bearing carved reliefs of ice age animals, strange glyphs, and geometric forms. But what exactly were these stone enclosures…

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The Riddle of Lost Civilization

By Martin Ruggles

A study appearing in a December 2012 issue of the Hungarian scientific journal PloS ONE, declared that prehistoric artists were more scientifically accurate in depicting the movements of animals than are their modern colleagues. By comparing drawings of four-legged animals found on cave walls with roughly parallel published drawings from the 1880s, researchers at Eotvos University in Budapest were able to show that modern depictions of the walking or trotting motions of animals had the positioning of the legs wrong more often than did the…

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Alien Giants & Alien DNA …Or Not?

BY ZECHARIA SITCHIN

One of the most enigmatic (and theologically challenging) tales in the Bible is related in the first verses in Chapter 6 of Genesis—the tale of the Nefilim, sons of the gods who (in the days before the Deluge “and thereafter too”) took “daughters of man” as wives and had heroic children by them. Some eighty years ago a schoolboy, fortunate to study the Bible in its original Hebrew, was reprimanded for ask­ing why, though Nefilim meant ‘Those Who Had Descended’ (from heaven, to Earth), translators…

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The Unknown Catacombs of Giza

By Philip Coppens

In recent months, rumors and evidence of excavations and underground passages on and under the Giza Plateau have surfaced. But why are the local authorities mocking and downplaying these? The Giza Plateau hosts the only surviving wonder of the ancient world: the Great Pyramid. The site as a whole continues to intrigue many, and at one time every archaeological discovery there received massive publicity. But in recent years, the excavations and discoveries at Giza are receiving almost no media attention. Why? The central figure in all…

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The Pyramid Electric

CHRISTOPHER DUNN

In January 2011, an important and historic exploration took place inside the Great Pyramid. However, the remarkable evidence that was discovered seemed to pass into history without fuss or fanfare. A small article in the New Scientist magazine, with the promise of a future scholarly report on the findings, seemed to be an extremely muted response to an event that has traditionally been promoted to attract millions of “pyramid watchers” across the world. Has the interest in pyramid discoveries waned, or was this exploration another…

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Giza’s Cosmic Blueprint

BY ANDREW COLLINS

In 1994 Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert’s ground-breaking book The Orion Mystery theorized that the Pyramids of Giza reflected the astronomical positions of the three “belt” stars of Orion, a constellation linked with the destination of the king’s spirit in his role as Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of death and resurrection. It was this unique concept that opened the way to visualizing Giza’s famous pyramid field as constructed as part of some grand cosmological scheme. The OCT (Orion correlation), as it became known, was…

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12,000 Years Old?

12,000 Years Old?

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

Sphinx-Age Debate Still Rages In November of 1994, the first issue of Atlantis Rising was published. The cover story of that issue, “Breaking the Si­lence,” featured an interview with John Anthony West on the re-dating of the Great Sphinx. West and his colleague, Boston University geologist, Dr. Robert Schoch, had looked at the evidence of water weathering on the Sphinx and its surroundings and produced a powerful geological case that the monument must be, at a minimum, 7,000 years old, and is probably much older….

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Mexico’s Amazing Pyramid

BY FRANK JOSEPH

“There are in Mexico the ruins of a prehistoric sacred city (Teotihuacan) which apparently in that country had the significance that Mecca possesses for Moslems, or Lourdes for Catholics.”—Mid-20th Century Atlantologist, Alexander Braghine Thirty three miles north of Mexico City lies the grandest archaeological zone on the continent, Teotihuacan. At the zenith of its power, believed to be about fourteen centuries ago, the ancient megalopolis may have embraced as many as 300,000 inhabitants, who dominated Middle America to a greater extent than any people before…

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The Atlantis Connection?

By Rand and Rose Flem-Ath

There’s an amazing place on the northwest coast of Canada that pulls us back to its fog-swept beauty as inevitably as iron to a magnet. This rugged area of 150 scattered islands cradles some of the oldest living forests in the New World. Europeans absurdly christened this mystical place the Queen Charlotte Islands after a long dead, bewigged, British aristocrat. Far more suitable was its original, and recently restored name, Haida Gwaii, ‘Islands of the Surface People,’ bestowed by the Haida who have lived there…

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