Ancient Mysteries

More Secrets of Tiwanaku

By Adriano Forgione

Could the intact body of a prediluvian king have been discovered in an underground room beneath the ancient and sacred Akapana Pyramid in Tiwanaku, Bolivia? Though no mainstream news reports have made it official yet, one of the most respected archaeologists in Bolivia has confirmed directly to this reporter that, strange as it may sound, the story is true. I had become accustomed to the thin mountain air near Lake Titicaca, but the legends of Bolivia’s Andean plateau continued to leave me breathless. Accompanied by…

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The Great Pyramid’s Missing Capstone

By Robert Bauval

One of the mysteries of Giza is the missing pyramidion or capstone of the Great Pyramid of Khufu. In modern recorded history the Great Pyramid has been topless, with several meters of its apex missing. Egyptologists have long assumed that a small pyramid called a pyramidion originally capped the pyramid. If that is true, then what happened to it, and what could it have looked like? In October 1900, the guards of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization (EAO) in the area of Dashur, a site on…

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The Exodus as Egyptian History

By Emmett Sweeney

A growing number of academics hold that the disasters described in the Book of Exodus, which dissolved royal authority, were not normal climatic events but were part of a cosmic catastrophe that affected the whole earth; a catastrophe that rained meteor showers on the world (the hail mixed with fire) and darkened the skies with the ash of hundreds of erupting volcanoes. Whether or not we accept this catastrophist view, all can agree that the story recorded in the Old Testament describes the Exodus as…

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Was Jesus an Actual King?

By Martin Ruggles

Is it true that the Catholic Church deliberately set out to deceive its followers, while simultaneously mocking their gullibility? Was a gargantuan cover-up actually the work of Saul/Josephus, the quicksilver-quilled historian who wrote most of the secular and the spiritual accounts of first century Judaea? Those are among the questions said to be answered in a new e-book from controversial British author Ralph Ellis. Jesus, King of Edessa will certainly challenge many readers, not simply because of the sometimes-complex evidence explored, but also because it…

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The African/Atlantis Connection

By Frank Joseph

The Greek story of Atlantis, as reported by Plato twenty-four centuries ago, is famous. And modern researchers investigating parallel accounts in the folk traditions of other cultures have found numerous renditions of the same epic among native peoples from Iberia and the British Isles to Mexico. While versions as preserved among Native Americans, Ancient Egyptians or Plato’s Greeks are familiar to investigators of the sunken civilization, few realize that Atlantis is no less well known to many tribal peoples of Sub-Sahara Africa. Even though oral…

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The Great Pyramid & the World after Death

By Philip Coppens

What happens to us after death? Science does not address the issue, but for the ancient Egyptians, it was a carefully mapped region, called the Duat—very close to the word death. In Sumer, this realm was called Nibiru, “Crossing”; in Greece it was symbolised by Charon, the ferryman who would transfer the soul to the other side of the River Styx. In Egypt, the symbol for this mode of transport was that of the Henu Bark, the boat that transported the soul to the Land…

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Templars in Portugal

By Freddy Silva

On Easter Sunday in 1118, a new king of Jerusalem was chosen, Baudoin de Bourcq, cousin of the late king Godefroi de Bouillon. Like his former family members, he too had served on the First Crusade. Barely had Baudoin II 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 their credentials. They may have received a less enthusiastic reception than from his predecessor, for Baudoin II…

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Searching for the Builders of Nan Madol

By Frank Joseph

One of the world’s supreme ancient mysteries is also among its most obscure. In a remote corner of the western Pacific Ocean, nearly a thousand miles north of New Guinea and two thousand, three hundred miles south of Japan, stand the massive ruins of a long-dead city. Incongruously built on a coral reef only five feet above sea-level between the equator and the eleventh north parallel, Nan Madol is a series of rectangular islands and colossal towers choked by draping vegetation. During its prehistoric lifetime,…

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The Riddle of Tulum

BY FRANK JOSEPH

Ancient Mexico’s most physically alluring location stands atop a forty five-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Yucatan, about 85 miles south of Cancun. Although the site continues to attract tourists from around the world, few are aware of its singular mysteries, past and present. Set in the west between a dark green jungle forest and tourqoise waters of the Caribbean in the east, Tulum shines under Middle America’s sun like a crystal in its 36-square-acre archaeological zone of limestone temples and…

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Colonel Churchward’s Strange Tale

by Frank Joseph

James M. Churchward was born 23 February 1851, in England, from an old and respected Devonshire family. He was educated at Oxford and Sandhurst Military College, where he became a student of engineering. In his twentieth year, he married Mary Stephanson, and the newly wedded couple sailed to India when the young Churchward was transferred to Delhi. He subsequently earned the rank of Colonel in a regiment of Her Majesty’s Lancers, to which he was attached until his military retirement. Before then, he spied on…

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