Crime in the Great Pyramid • First Time in Print

It is an issue that has been hotly debated for decades, if not longer. In 1837, Colonel Richard William Howard-Vyse, with the help of some gunpowder archaeology, blasted his way into some hitherto unknown chambers of the Great Pyramid and found therein numerous painted ‘quarry markings.’ In the topmost room (named Campbell’s Chamber by Vyse, in honor of Patrick Campbell, the British agent and Consul General for Egypt—ED), Vyse and his team found a number of cartouches which bore the names of “Khnum-Khuf” and ‘Khufu’…

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Maps from Before History

For seafarers of the late thirteenth century, there was no GPS, no radar, and no sonar. Getting where you wanted to go depended on the skill and experience—to say nothing of daring—of your ship’s pilot. In addition, such travel often required the use of highly prized navigational charts known as “portolans” (Portolano in Italian), which provided the direction and distance to various ports in the Mediterranean. With the dawning of the so-called Age of Discovery in the early fifteenth century, portolans were treated by seafaring…

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Scent of a Dinosaur

Something strange has been happening in Dino-World. Something disconcerting. It started in 2,000 on the dusty plains near Hell Creek, Montana, in a layer of earth deemed to be 65 million years old, when a large female T. rex skeleton was discovered. Ms. T. rex—or perhaps Mrs. T. rex, as she turned out to be pregnant—appeared to be another gift for the standard story of dinosaur history. But the gift unexpectedly turned out to be in a box from Pandora herself. As I described earlier…

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Covering Cartouche Controversies

In Atlantis Rising #104 (March/April, 2014) we reported on the recent firestorm of controversy following the disclosure that a couple German archaeology students had apparently managed to clandestinely enter the so-called relieving chambers above the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid and to remove a bit of paint from one of the wall markings. This they smuggled out of Egypt and to a lab in Dresden Germany for carbon dating. Their intention, apparently, was to prove that the paint was not ancient but, instead, a…

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Reality-Check Time

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.”)   The Death Illusion Dr. Robert Lanza, subject of Cynthia Logan’s “Challenging the Death Illusion” in Atlantis Rising #105, appears to be an advocate of philosophical idealism, the belief that mind, or consciousness, is the prime reality, and matter (mass/energy/ space/time) is a secondary…

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News

Holy Grail Found Say Researchers Is the search for the Holy Grail finally over? A pair of Spanish researchers says yes. In a new book, Margarita Torres and Jose Ortega del Rio report that the chalice revered by early Christians as the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper is the bejeweled onyx vessel now on display in a basilica in Leon, Spain. It has been there since the eleventh century In The Kings of the Grail, Torres and Ortega del Rio claim the…

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Has a Satellite Camera Snapped the Loch Ness Monster? Apple Maps, the satellite photography service of Apple Computing, may have taken the first actual picture of the Loch Ness Monster, also known as Nessie. A Scottish social worker, Andrew Dixon, discovered the image accidentally while exploring satellite imagery on his computer. The photo went to a local Nessie research club and to the British Independent Newspaper. The 100-foot-long floating creature appears to be paddling toward the south. Some have speculated the picture is actually of…

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Even More News

U.S. Navy Makes Fuel from Seawater Fuel from seawater is an old dream, and now it appears to have finally arrived. No less an authority than the U.S. Navy reports that it knows how to do it, and it is only a matter of time till U.S. ships will be running on liquid hydrocarbon fuel made on board from the ocean’s abundant salty water, and they will be able to do so using their existing engines. Costs are expected to be relatively low. For the…

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Still More News

Hammer Hits Orthodox Science The online science web site TheEpochTimes.com has taken up the challenge of ‘ooparts’ (out-of-place artifacts). In April they carried a report on the so-called London Hammer, a man-made artifact, found, encased in stone, in London, Texas in 1934. The stone is said, by the object’s owner Carl Baugh, to be a hundred million years old, which he says he has verified with the Battelle Laboratory in Columbus, Ohio. Writer Tara Macisaac seems to side with those who think the artifact to…

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The 4th State of Matter and Unlocking Free Energy

Ten years ago, my favorite column in Atlantis Rising magazine was “The New Heretic,” by Eugene Mallove, Ph.D. I also looked forward to editorials in his technical magazine, Infinite Energy. His eloquence, credentials, and enthusiasm opened doors for the cold-fusion community. At various meetings I’d enjoyed his irreverent sense of humor, and when I telephoned to check facts he generously gave me insights. Then on May 14, 2004, he was brutally murdered. He was found outside his childhood home, which was vacant at the time,…

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The Happisburgh Footprints

Adriano Forgione, the editor of FENIX, an Italian alternative science magazine, recently wrote me a letter, asking me what I thought about the Happisburgh footprints. Actually, since they were first announced early this year, many people have been sending me links to articles about the footprints in the popular press. So for me the first step was to track down the original scientific publication. In this case it was a paper by Nick Ashton and eleven coauthors, entitled, “Hominin Footprints from the Early Pleistocene Deposits…

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Late-Breaking Stories

•  Did Leonardo DaVinci Create First 3D Image? Researchers have found that two existing paintings of the Mona Lisa were painted with slightly different perspectives. When our individual eyes do that it makes depth perception possible. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/6452/20140503/beyond-that-mona-lisa-smile-did-leonardo-da-vinci-create-the-first-3d-image.htm   •  Did a Dolphin Really Say ‘Sargassum’? Dr. Dolittle-like conversations with animals may be years away, but researchers have announced that a dolphin used a whistle it had been taught meant “sargassum,” a brown seaweed. http://www.news.discovery.com/animals/whales-dolphins/did-a-dolphi-really-say-sargassum-140331.htm?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNewsSocial   •  FBI Studied ESP Recently discovered records reveal, in 1957…

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Archetypes or Aliens

Every year, we outsource jobs to other friendly countries in the hopes of getting inexpensive labor and increasing our technological footprint. What we cannot do ourselves, we often look to others to do. Even ancient civilizations had to appreciate the need to utilize external resources when internal ones didn’t quite cut the mustard. When it comes to the spread of ideas, innovations, and information, though, many theorists, whether historians, archaeologists or researchers, believe that we may have gotten a little help with advancing our knowledge,…

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Ancient Wanderers

As if following the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, today, people of every ethnic group, speaking every language, live all over the world. People of European ancestry, and English speakers, live on every continent, as do people of Asian ancestry and those whose ancestors came from Africa. In historical times huge numbers of people migrated from the Old World to the New, and American pioneers trekked westward in their covered wagons. Europeans settled in South Africa, arriving at the southern end of the…

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Chinese Romans?

Bordering the Gobi desert in China is the small village of Zhelaizhai. The residents claim they are descended from a Roman legion defeated by the Parthians two thousand years before. Not only is there physical evidence that they may be right, but recent DNA testing backs up their claims. There are several legends of large military units having disappeared. The lost fleet of Alexander (See: AR #96, “Alexander’s Lost Fleet”), The Ninth Spanish Legion in AD 117, disappearing beyond Hadrian’s Wall in Northern Scotland, and…

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Near-Death Experiences Before Moody

It has been nearly 40 years since Raymond Moody, a young Georgia psychiatrist, popularized the near-death experience (NDE) in his 1975 bestseller, Life After Life. The book highlighted his research among people who had “died” and then returned to life to report on various mystical experiences during the period they were “dead.” Other respected researchers have reported hundreds, if not thousands, of credible cases since Moody’s book was published. The NDE strongly suggests that humans have an energy body, or spirit body, in addition to…

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Roots of Kahunaism

Max Freedom Long (1890–1971) was a man of many talents. Teacher, photographer, novelist, and researcher of psychic phenomena, Long is perhaps best known for his studies of the religion and metaphysics of the ancient Hawaiians. I came upon the work of Max Freedom Long while pursuing background research for The Parapsychology Revolution (an anthology published in 2008). I digested Long’s first book, Recovering the Ancient Magic (1936), in which he discusses various psychic phenomena (including telepathy, foreseeing the future, fire-walking, healing by nonconventional means, and…

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Rewriting the History Books

The quickening pace of technological development in all scientific fields has not spared archaeology. A rapid succession of new methodologies, particularly in computers and genetics, is unwinding in a seemingly endless roll call of fresh discoveries, too many, in fact, for most observers to keep track. Not a few of these recent finds are seriously undermining textbook versions of the past, which generations have believed were incontrovertible. Among these shattering paradigms is mainstream insistence that our continent was hermetically sealed off from the outside world…

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The Multiverse Consideration

The idea of parallel universes captures our imagination. Maybe it’s the appeal of imagining another world where we made different choices in our lives and we could be living with drastically different consequences. Have you ever had a feeling that you were making an important decision, where depending if you said “Yes” or “No” your life might continue in very different directions? Perhaps at that moment, your life split into two parallel universes, like in the movie “Sliding Doors.” Maybe another version of you is…

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Shouldn’t the Moon Have a Name?

“Marco could not have known about the mystical effect of a full moon on cats and books left on their own in the library. Not until he saw the lines breathe, the words unveiled.” — Rahma Krambo, Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria   There are 166 known moons in our Solar System, and our Moon is the fifth largest. Mercury and Venus are the only planets without satellites, likely due to their proximity to the Sun’s gravity. If moons orbiting dwarf planets,…

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Remote Viewing for the Truth

As many wonder whether or not it is possible to get to the bottom of reality on planet Earth, one group of researchers is proposing the use of a controversial intelligence strategy developed by the U.S. military. Known as ‘remote viewing,’ the method has attracted great public attention for years. All three of the DVDs featured here employ this method as an investigative tool to explore several vexing, but important, mysteries. As you will see, their results are startling.   THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA:…

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