Living for Centuries?

One of the oddest claims made in the Old Testament concerns the age of the patriarchs, the Biblical figures who lived before the Flood and, for awhile, those who lived after it. Ten are listed before the Flood, including Adam, who supposedly lived to the age of 930. His son Seth reached the age of 912, Enosh 905, Cainan 910, Mahalel 899, Jarod 962, and Enoch was said to have been taken alive to Heaven at the age of 365. Methusaleh set the record at…

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The Sphinx Breaks Its Silence

Over a quarter-century ago John Anthony West and I first formally announced our findings that the Great Sphinx of Egypt has its origins well prior to dynastic times. This was done in the context of a presentation at the October 1991 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (which was only allowed after our formal abstract was submitted for peer review and accepted). Quickly, following on the heels of the GSA meeting, our Egyptological critics organized a special “debate” on the age of the…

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The Trials of the Shroud

On August 26, 1988, The London Evening Standard carried banner headlines declaring the Shroud of Turin a fake. Radiocarbon testing at Oxford and two other laboratories dated it to the fourteenth century, and a leak from the Oxford lab resulted in a premature release of the news. As the story was picked up by media around the world, it was undoubtedly disheartening, if not shattering, to millions of Christians who had come to believe that the shroud was the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth,…

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Eye-Opening Ancient Wisdom

One of our faithful readers, a frequent letter writer, wants to know if we “believe that the Bible has truths that answer many of the questions to [Atlantis Rising].” He thinks we should devote more space to “Christian answers.” Even though we talk in these pages a lot about subjects with religious implications, this is not a religious publication; and we try to stay out of matters that we consider mostly personal. In this case, though, we will comment. From the outset, Atlantis Rising has…

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Prehistoric Underground

Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or email is the best, but not the only, way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising website: go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   Sacred Caves Robert Schoch has written another excellent article, on the sacred caves of India (“Inside the Sacred Caves of India,” AR #125, pg. 46). As he points out, many ancient sites have manmade tunnel complexes under them, and the reason is not always…

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News

Neanderthal Multiplication Just a few years ago, we were taught that Neanderthals were just shambling brutes, with little intelligence, and who, were no match for their more advanced cousins, our modern human ancestors. In recent years, though, we have been told to forget all that. Neanderthals have turned out to be as smart, if not more so, as humans, with many of the same abilities, and then some—albeit thousands of years earlier. Some researchers, like the late Colin Wilson, wrote that a lost and forgotten…

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Return to the ‘Hall of Records’? A New Study from Dr. Robert Schoch and Robert Bauval May Open the Door Back in the 1990s sensational discoveries on the Giza plateau near Cairo, Egypt, led millions to wonder if forgotten ancient forebears—maybe even Atlanteans—had, perhaps, left behind a ‘hall of records,’ which might soon be discovered. Now, a new academic paper by frequent Atlantis Rising contributors Dr. Robert Schoch and Robert Bauval, joined by independent researcher Manu Seyfzadeh, is revisiting the ancient quest for such a…

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Even More News

New Scientific Scrutiny for Ancient ‘Giants’ While most ancient Egyptians were, by modern standards, quite small, there was at least one notable exception. The pharaoh Sa-Nakht of the Third Dynasty, around 2700 BC, a towering 6 foot, 1.6 inches, would have been the nearest thing most ancient Egyptians ever saw to a giant, says Michael Habicht, an Egyptologist at the University of Zurich who has written about the subject for an August issue of the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinologist. As measured by most…

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Careers Beckon for Aspiring Planetary Protectors Fans of Guardians-of-the-Galaxy movies, and other such entertainment fare, may wonder why Earth offers so few career opportunities with anything like the excitement they demand. But, we can report, a new day may be dawning for ambitious would-be protectors of Earth and its denizens. In an August jobs posting, NASA announced its genuine intention to hire a Planetary Protection Officer. It is part of a serious plan, approved by Congress, to create, within the U.S. Air Force, a Space…

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Vast Reserves of Water Found on the Moon

Using satellite data, Brown researchers have for the first time detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the Moon, suggesting that its interior contains substantial amounts of indigenous water. A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water compared with surrounding terrains. The finding of water in these ancient deposits, which are believed to consist of glass beads formed by the explosive eruption of magma coming from…

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Morocco Homo Sapiens—A Small Step Forward?

Anomalous evidence is evidence that deviates from what is normally expected by the mainstream scientific community. My work involves documenting anomalous archaeological evidence for human antiquity. What I mean by anomalous evidence, in this context, is archaeological evidence showing that humans like us (anatomically modern humans) existed before the time most scientists accept for their first appearance. Such evidence consists of anatomically modern human bones, anatomically modern human footprints, and artifacts of the kind archaeologists normally attribute to anatomically modern humans. When my book, Forbidden…

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

Quantum Information Transcends Life and Death While the debate rages about what exactly consciousness is, the University of Arizona’s Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose conclude that it is information stored at a quantum level and have found evidence that “protein-based microtubules—a structural component of human cells—carry quantum information— information stored at a sub-atomic level.” http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2017/08/life-after-death-renowned-physicists-says-its-quantum-information-stored-at-a-sub-atomic-level-that-.html   Distant Galaxy Sends Out 15 High-Energy Radio Bursts Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but…

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Vindication for Easter Island People

For a while now, the politically correct rap on ancient Easter Island has been that its people committed environmental suicide. But in July 2017, a new paper published in The American Journal of Physical Anthropology virtually debunked what has become one of popular ‘science’s’ more cherished memes—the notion that, in an act of ‘ecocide,’ the islanders recklessly trashed their own habitat. The presence of hundreds of enormous carved stone heads called ‘moai’ in such a remote location, with virtually no explanatory context, has, of course,…

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Revising the Mayan Calendar

It’s rare to find a model of the cosmos that unites science with ancient mythology. It’s even more remarkable to claim that this model has been hidden in the architecture of the Mayan calendar system, waiting to be decoded. In the past ten years Carl Johan Calleman, Ph.D. has written five books to establish his theory that the Mayan calendar chronicles the evolution of the universe and human consciousness from its inception to the present day. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1950, Calleman has said…

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The Birth of a Templar Nation

On Easter Sunday 1118, Baudoin de Bourcq was chosen as the new king of Jerusalem. Barely had he gotten used to his newly appointed seat when he received a visit from Hugues de Payen and Godefroi de Saint-Omer, as though the two intrepid knights were presenting credentials. They may have received a less enthusiastic reception than from his predecessor, Godefroi de Bouillon, for Baudoin II was in desperate need of warrior knights above spiritual warriors. Nevertheless, whatever Hugues and Godefroi pitched the new king it…

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Ancient High Technology

In its September issue, Atlantis Rising’s (#125) reported on a piece of “40K-Year-Old Jewelry” (pg. 14) newly discovered in eastern Russia. An artificial hole in the Siberian chlorite bracelet “required a high-speed drill” to create, using “a tool 30,000 years ahead of its time.” Such a find contradicts mainstream archaeological opinion denying ancient man anything but the most rudimentary material culture. But the ice age bangle is only one among many recent examples of surprisingly sophisticated technology centuries, even millennia, before the advent of our…

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Masonic Singapore?

The tiny country of Singapore is a twenty-first century economic powerhouse. In recent surveys it has been shown that Singapore has more millionaires per households than any other country in the world. In a 2012 report, Singapore was ranked number two in economic competitiveness. From its founding, Singapore seems to have been blessed with good economic fortune. Singapore owes its creation to one Sir Stamford Raffles, a representative of the East India Company and a Freemason, who negotiated a shrewd deal that allowed the island…

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The Astronomers of Skara Brae

In 1850, a powerful storm hit the Orkney Islands. It literally blew what had been the turf roof off a megalithic complex that no one had known was there. The importance of this prehistoric village was not immediately recognized. But, we now know, it may be the birthplace of the earliest study of astronomy and the creation of an architecture that reflects the principle of “as above, so below.” Long before the Egyptians built their own monuments to mirror the cosmos, the people of these…

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Space Travel of the Mind

Most astronomers of the modern era observe the heavens scrupulously and meticulously calculate its measurements; they believe only in what they can see, even if that vision is an expanded one and extended across both the visible and invisible electromagnetic spectrum. Such was the case with the distinguished French astronomer Camille Flammarion, who lived from 1842 to 1925, and whose many notable achievements include the detection, in 1903, of a rapidly expanding ring of luminous gases surrounding the star Nova Persei, which discovery led to…

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The Mythic Code

“And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.”             — Genesis 1:14 (KJV)   The zodiac is a belt of sky within about eight degrees on either side of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun, and the orbital path of the Moon and planets. This belt contains the zodiac constellations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio,…

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Past, Present, Future & Beyond

This publication has always worked to cover ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, and future science by reporting on the work of cutting-edge researchers. Over the years we have seen public interest growing in those areas, and certainly this issue’s DVD selection underscores the point.   ANCIENT ALIENS: Season 9 History Channel Ancient Aliens is the hit series from The History Channel that explores the intriguing, oft-controversial, Alien Astronaut theory that points to evidence that ancient extraterrestrial visitors to Earth had a profound impact on human development,…

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