Alternative Archeology

Magical Egypt Series—All New Episodes

Chance Gardner

Magical Egypt, the popular series of DVD documentaries that debuted in 2001, featured interviews with maverick Egyptologist John Anthony West, Walter Cruttenden, Baird Spaulding, and other alternative archaeology stars familiar to Atlantis Rising readers. The series of eight DVDs was a big hit, earning, by most reckoning, the cherished status of ‘underground classic.’ (You can still order it directly from Atlantis Rising.) In the fifteen years following, the big question was: when will there be more? To the great delight of the program’s many fans,…

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Water Wizards of Ancient Arizona

BY FRANK JOSEPH

Every high culture—from the Indus Valley to the United States—has been distinguished by the will and genius of its creators to achieve the proper distribution of fresh water. Such organization is impossible without social cooperation, which is itself the kernel of civilization. Both mutually arise from each other. Hence, water management is not only fundamental to the early construction and existence of a high culture, but generates the common spirit that typifies and motivates it. Thus deeply involved in applying this primary resource, a people’s…

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Treasure of the Hollow Mountain

By David H. Childress

Near Hatch, New Mexico, is a mountain called Victorio Peak where in 1937 a half-Indian podiatrist (originally from Oklahoma), named Milton Ernest “Doc” Noss, discovered an astonishing cache of lost treasure on what is now the White Sands Missile Range. Much of the gold may have been Aztec, while other portions were purportedly from the lost La Rue mine that the Spanish had worked a hundred years before. Much of the treasure was in the form of stacked gold bars—hundreds of them—but there were other…

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Giza Under Ground

By Philip Coppens

Hawass Plans to Drill Beneath the Sphinx Zahi Hawass has said that he plans to drill soon under the Great Sphinx. The report of his intention was published in the February/March edition of Ancient Mysteries, the newsletter of the Virginia Beach-based Edgar Cayce organiza­tion, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). Hawass, Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, after recently speaking for an hour to an A.R.E. group, said that Joe Jahoda, a longtime A.R.E. member, had convinced him to drill under…

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Hydraulics and the Ancients

BY ARLAN ANDREWS

The crowded party was being held during the 1986 World Science Fiction Convention at the futuristic Hyatt Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Over the hubbub of writers and readers and fans, I overhead a young woman conversing about her experiences as an archaeologist in the Peruvian Andes. Drink in hand, I approached her and introduced myself as a person with an interest in Inca technology. “Have you ever heard of the large carved stone that the Incas made,” I asked, “a model of a topographical…

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Ice Age Mariners

By William B. Stoecker

There is a strong pattern of evidence virtually proving that human beings, during and perhaps even before the last ice age, regularly sailed the seas, even crossing the greatest oceans, and that sporadic sea crossings continued in historical but pre-Columbian times. Until recently,ko conventional archaeologists and historians ridiculed this notion but attitudes are slowly changing. People like Ignatius Donnelly, who believed that Atlantis was the mother of all civilizations, have always pointed to cultural and technological similarities in virtually every continent from the earliest historical…

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Florida’s Mysterious Mayan Outposts

By Frank Joseph

Most Florida residents believe the oldest city in their state and the nation is St. Augustine. But its founding by Spanish conquerors in 1565 was preceded by another urban center with roots going back more than eighteen centuries earlier to an entirely different people. Today a U.S. National Historic Landmark known as Citrus County’s Crystal River State Archaeological Site, the pre-Columbian zone was originally a populous ceremonial center visited annually by thousands of pilgrims at a time when Europe slumbered through the Dark Ages. Located…

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Atlantis of the Sands?

BY FRANK JOSEPH

The great H. P. Lovecraft, successor to Edgar Allan Poe, achieved early fame with his 1921 story, The Nameless City. It tells of Abdul Alhazarad, an Arab scholar whose quest for the secrets of black magic led him into a remote, forbid­ding area of the Sahara Desert. There, he stumbled upon an ancient city unknown to the outside world, a center for sorcery and witchcraft, inhabited by djinni and afreets, the ghouls and demons of Semitic folklore. Passing through the dark streets and among the…

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Lemuria

By Frank Joseph

In the gnostic Gospel According to Thomas, Jesus is quoted as having observed, “The Kingdom of God is spread upon the Earth, and no one sees it.” The same might be said of Lemuria. Although laughed off as a Theosophist fantasy by mainstream scholars, physical evidence comprising perhaps millions of tons of cut stone from the Motherland of Civilization are quite literally spread over and under much of the Pacific Ocean and into the Indian Ocean. Their abundance of material evidence is neither imaginary nor…

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