Ancient Mysteries

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The Fate of the Watchers

By Andrew Collins

The Genesis Secret by Thomas Knox (HarperCollins, 2009, and see also the website http://thegenesissecret .com) is a novel centered around the discovery in southeast Turkey of the proto-Neolithic megalithic complex of Gobekli Tepe, constructed ca. 10,000 BC by an unknown race of people at the end of the last Ice Age. Thomas Knox is the nom-de-plume of British journalist Sean Thomas, who first contacted me back in 2007. He had become interested in Gobekli Tepe, which I’d written about extensively since visiting there and nearby…

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Electromagnetism & The Ancients

BY GLEN KREISBERG

It’s been suggested, at various times, that ancient humans had knowledge and use of unseen powers, forces and ener­gy fields. Could these unseen forces and fields consist of electromagnetic frequency waves and particle fields that make up the EM Spectrum? This is not a simple question to answer. What evidence exists, and what kind of evidence may come to light, to support such a claim? There is no question that as it has always existed, the EM Spectrum is a naturally occurring part of our…

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Egypt’s Animated Statues

By Tony Bushby

The religious and history books of Egypt are filled with allusions to magical operations and ceremonies that are almost impossible to believe today, and one is the claim that initiated temple priests possessed a special knowledge that could make stone statues move and talk. Egyptians believed that every object, animate or inanimate, could be made to obey the will of men who possessed a thorough knowledge of a series of variant spells and the ‘words of power’ necessary to achieve this end. In this way,…

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Quest for the Grail: The Sri Lanka Connection

BY MARK AMARU PINKHAM

The Holy Grail legends written during the Middle Ages in Europe were the first to reveal that the Knights Templar were the true and eternal Guardians of the Holy Grail. This notion was initially popularized by a knight, Wolfram von Eschenbach, who in A.D. 1200 made it public record in Parzival, the most comprehensive and compelling rendition of the grail legend ever written. In addition to this revelation regarding the Templars, Eschenbach also proclaimed in his magnum opus that the Holy Grail could be something…

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The Return of the Djedi

By Mark Amaru Pinkham

The Jedi Knights of Star Wars were not simply the figment of George Lucas’s most fertile and provocative imagina­tion. Those who have grown up coveting the powers of the Jedi will be pleased to learn that Masters of the Force did indeed once exist. Records of them survive in certain countries, such as Egypt and Persia, where they were magician priests and the guardians of powerful priest kings similar to the “Emperor” of Star Wars, albeit without his predilec­tion for the “Dark Side.” In ancient…

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Mexico’s Myterious Mica

By Arlan Andrews, Sr., D.S.

CAPTION: Mica floor at Teotihuacan The mineral mica is at the center of an archaeological mystery: why did the ancient builders of the Teotihuacan Pyramid complex in Mexico use slabs of it on the gigantic Pyramid of the Sun, as flooring near the Avenue of the Dead, and as lining for the walls of underground tunnels there? Is it possible that the ancient engineers utilized the properties of this material in ways that we have not discovered? I will propose here that our predecessor civilizations…

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The Startling Debut of Superhenge

By Frank Joseph

Late in the summer of 2015, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) operators made what could be British archaeology’s greatest discovery. GPR is a geophysical method that uses electronic pulses to identify hard objects beneath the surface of the earth. Electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum detects reflected signals from subsurface structures, converting them into detailed images, virtual photographs taken of buried objects with radar. Capable of rendering three-dimensional images from an otherwise unseen, subterranean world, the instruments are hitched to trailers…

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The Lost Tomb of Alexander—Found?

By Ralph Ellis

One of the great, unsolved mysteries of antiquity, is the final resting place of that mighty royal warrior, Alexander the Great. His biographer, Arrian, fails to mention the funeral preparations, but Diodorus Siculus takes up the challenge in his Library of History. Diodorus mentions that Alexander’s body was mummified in the Egyptian fashion (he had been, after all, the pharaoh of all Egypt) and placed in a solid gold anthropoid sarcophagus (similar to that of pharaoh Tutankhamen), which had then been placed in another golden…

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Kennewick Man—The Japanese Connection

By Steven Sora

On July 28, 1996, two young men were attending the annual hydroplane races on the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. One of them, Will Thomas, dangling his hand in the water, suddenly touched what he first thought was a round rock, before realizing the rock had teeth. He brought the skull to the police who then returned and discovered the rest of the skeleton. At first officials thought they had a crime scene. Although missing bones from the hands and feet, the skeleton was still…

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Secrets of the Stars

By Frank Joseph

CAPTIONS: Sumerian clay star chart (British Museum) The decipherment of an obscure item in the British Museum has stunned archaeologists with its twenty-seven-hundred-year-old secret. The plain, four-inch-wide, baked-clay disk with peculiar line drawings and cuneiform inscription has been an inscrutable enigma from the moment it was found during the mid-nineteenth century, until final disclosure of the object’s ultimate significance only last January. The discovery came to light amid the frangible ruins of what was for fifty years the largest city on Earth—Nineveh, splendid capital of…

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