Jesus & The Gnostics

In November of 2018, not only did archaeologists report discovery, in the Israel desert, of a 1500-year-old painting said to be of Jesus as a young man (see page 11), but also, in the region south of Qumran in Palestine, the neighborhood where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the 1940s and 50s, new caves have come to light. Though the story drew headlines, no new scrolls have yet turned up, but optimism that they may yet be found, is encouraged by the…

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Oak Island: The Inca/Spanish Connection

The long-running mystery of Canada’s Oak Island is familiar to Atlantis Rising readers. Less well known are a number of recent finds that may at last disclose who could have buried a substantial treasure just off the south coast of Nova Scotia, in Mahone Bay, when they did so, how, and why. The enigma began about two hundred twenty years ago, when a settler digging foundations for a planned farmhouse struck flagstone pavement two feet beneath the surface. Intrigued, he continued shoveling until a log…

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Roswell to the 33rd Degree

Sometime in early July, 1947, William “Mack” Brazel, manager of the Foster sheep ranch near Corona, New Mexico (Chavez County), journeyed to the nearest large town, Roswell, New Mexico, county seat of adjacent Lincoln County. He visited Sheriff George Wilcox to report the crash (in June or early July—accounts differ widely) of something strange on his ranch. Students of old-West history will recognize the names “Brazel” and “Wilcox,” for the two families had known one another and been on good terms since the time of…

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On the Trail of Osiris and the ‘First Time’

A multilevel tomb, found in 2015 across the Nile River from the Temple of Seti I at Abydos, has been claimed by Egyptologists to be modeled after the ‘Osirion,’ the mysterious temple-like structure found behind Seti’s temple. Called ‘Kampp 327,’ the tomb was uncovered in Thebes in the temple of Min (‘Min,’ it is thought, was a local mayor sometime around the eighth century BC). In the Thebes tomb is a large hall, supported by five pillars, that resembles the Osirion, and for that reason…

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Kings, Bears & Elephants

Writing to Atlantis Rising via postal mail to P.O. Box 441, Livingston, Montana 59047 is a good 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.” E-mail us at: jdkenyon@atlantisrising.com.   King in Crystal While reading Lost Empire of the Gods by Earlyne Chaney, I learned that at the summit of a pyramid in Machu Picchu is a granite initiation altar called the Intihuatana Stone. This large stone has a…

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News

Ice-Age-Making Impact Crater Found? For years now, many of us in the alternative research community, including this publication, have argued that a catastrophic event—perhaps a hit from a large meteor or comet—about 12,000 years ago led to the destruction of an advanced civilization on Earth, killed off the woolly mammoths, and sent humanity back to the stone age. From the Bible to Plato, many ancient sources have described such an ancient catastrophe, but academic science has rejected the notion that anything like that could have…

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Cave Art Reveals Advanced Prehistoric Astronomy The ‘precession of the equinoxes’ is the astronomical phenomenon that gives us the so-called astrological ages, where the point of the spring equinox appears to move slowly backward through the zodiac at the rate of one sign (i.e., the age of Aquarius) about every 2,150 years. This is due to a slow wobble of the Earth’s axis that takes almost 26,000 years to circle the zodiac. It is obvious that the detection of any such movement would require centuries…

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CIA Document Catalogs ‘Impossible’ Human Powers According to a CIA document, “Chronology of recent interest in exceptional functions of the human body in the People’s Republic of China”—uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request—humans with abilities some might consider impossible, like psychokinesis (mind directly controlling matter), may exist. In fact, for over 20 years researchers for the agency catalogued some extraordinary capabilities in China where the subject is reported to be taken very seriously. In the 1980s, the Chinese Communist Party’s National Committee…

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Piece from Antikythera Device Found The legendary Antikythera device has yielded yet another of its secrets. That, at least, is the opinion of ‘experts.’ Divers exploring the Aegean seabed near the Greek island of Antikythera, where the world’s first known analogue computer was found by sponge divers in 1901, have found what appears to be another piece of the 2,200-year-old device, or perhaps, another like it. The machine, we now know, was an accurate predictor of planetary movements, eclipses, etc., and could have been very…

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Was Napoleon’s ‘Waterloo’ Born in an Indonesian Volcano?

Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon’s defeat, says new research. Historians know that rainy and muddy conditions helped the Allied army defeat the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo. The June 1815 event changed the course of European history. Two months prior, a volcano named Mount Tambora erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa, killing 100,000 people and plunging Earth into what became know as a ‘year without a summer’ in 1816. Victor…

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A Close Encounter with Robert Salas

On April 9, 2018, I took an overnight flight from Los Angeles to Zurich, Switzerland, and from there I took another overnight flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, arriving the morning of April 11. I was going to South Africa to give a talk at the Ubuntu Fest, organized by Michael Tellinger, who has done archaeological research showing there was an advanced human presence in South Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago. He has also worked on establishing a more natural way of living, which…

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Gunang Padang Structure Was Likely an Ancient Temple Located atop Mount Padang in West Java, the structure is topped by an archaeological site that was discovered in the early 19th century and holds rows of ancient stone pillars. But the sloping “hill” underneath isn’t part of the natural, rocky landscape; it was crafted by human hands and could date to 28,000 years ago, according to the researchers. https://www.livescience.com/64320-hidden-temple-pyramid-java.html   Scientists Admit Biblical Account of Sodom Is Accurate A recent scientific study confirmed what students of…

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Denisovans in America?

In 2010, the existence of a previously unknown archaic human population was discovered following the DNA sequencing of a finger bone over 41,000 years old. It had been found two years earlier in the Denisova Cave, a Stone Age occupational site located in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia. Here also three molars, two of enormous size, were retrieved. These too were found to belong to this same group of archaic humans, who are today known as the Denisovans after their place of discovery. Although…

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Pyramids & the Gods of Weather

After about 150 years of Egyptology as an academic field, there still appears to be no agreement between scholars on the true function of the Egyptian pyramids. Traditional Egyptology insists the pyramids were used as tombs for the Pharaohs and their queens. Not all accept that idea, though; and thus, many competing hypotheses have been proposed, drawing upon possible spiritual, mathematical, astronomical models, and more. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the main focus of most alternative theories, but, interestingly, the other 130 pyramids still…

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Pygmies & Dwarfs

There were and still are important differences in size between the races. For proof of this, you need only stand a Dutchman next to a Lusitanian (Lusitania was the name of the ancient Roman province in what is now Portugal). So, depending on the viewpoint of this individual or that individual, we see the appearance of giants or dwarfs in stories. This is because everything is judged in accordance with a norm—the norm of the narrator. However, everything is relative, and as early as 1245…

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The Many Faces of ‘Skepticism’

Many words have been subject to changes in meaning, embellishment, twisting, or distortion for political, promotional, or propaganda reasons. One such word is skeptic (sceptic for the British). Webster and other dictionaries focus on the “uncertainty” of knowing aspect of the word, which comes from the Latin scepticus and the Greek skeptikos, meaning “thoughtful” or “inquiring.” One can easily infer from the similar definitions of the word that anyone who is not absolutely certain about the truth or falsity, existence or nonexistence, of something is…

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Prophecies and the Third Temple

There is perhaps no more iconic a vision than the Old City walls of Jerusalem surrounding the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. People from around the world travel there to both connect with history and seek a religious experience. However, in recent years, there has been an amplification of “end-times” fervor associated with the spot. Increasing numbers of Christians and Jews believe the long prophesied “End of Days” will soon take place in Jerusalem, specifically on the Temple Mount, a place Time magazine has called…

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Jesus in Kashmir?

It is a shared belief among Christians and Muslims that Jesus Christ died on the Cross and soon thereafter ascended into heaven. Everyone does not share the belief and for years books have emerged saying Jesus survived the Crucifixion and went to India. In 2010 several international news organizations ran stories of the tomb of Jesus in a town called Srinagar in Kashmir. The BBC, the Times of Britain, and The Times of India all carried the story. The tomb is also mentioned in Lonely…

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Searching for Egyptian Origins in Niger

In March 2018, I had the privilege of traveling to Niger, West Africa, to inspect various archaeological and geological sites, and in particular study and evaluate features that have become known as the Dan Baki Pyramid and Dan Baki Sphinx, located near the city of Zinder. Dan Baki is the name of a site about 20 kilometers west of Zinder; it is slightly north of the village of Touroumouni (also known as Termini). Given their proximity to the city of Zinder, these structures have also…

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The ‘Long Zodiac’ of Dendera

Ancient Egyptian astronomy reaches far back into prehistory. As discussed in AR #133, the stone circle at Nabta Playa in the western desert of southern Egypt has sophisticated astronomical alignments dating back at least 7,000 years, likely much longer, including a primary connection to summer solstice sunrise. Ancient Egyptians fixed dates for religious festivals, determined the hours of night, and divided the time between two successive risings of the Sun into twenty-four hours. The main axis of the Karnak temple aligns with winter solstice sunrise,…

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Creation by the Numbers

If you have ever been told not to worry about learning something new because there is no math involved, don’t you believe it. As a new PBS documentary makes clear, math is involved with everything. Go figure.   The Great Math Mystery: Invention or Discovery? Nova • PBS If you have ever been told not to worry about learning something new because there is no math involved, don’t you believe it. As a new PBS documentary makes clear, math is involved with everything. Go figure….

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