Ancient Technology

Pole Shift and the Pyramids

By Scott Creighton

In the early 1960s, American astronomer, Dr. Virginia Trimble, made an interesting observation about the Great Pyramid of Giza, calculating that the 45º inclination of the so-called ‘star-shaft’ through the pyramid from the southern side of the King’s Chamber would have targeted the center of the Belt stars of the Orion constellation around 2500 BC. Egyptologists then seized upon this information as confirmation of the pyramid’s age and, since he is believed to have ruled Egypt at this time, proof that King Khufu built the…

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Maps from Before History

By Martin Ruggles

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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Defying Gravity

By William B. Stoecker

To date, all space missions, manned or unmanned, have been lifted into orbit and beyond with rockets in one form or another. They work but are dangerous and expensive and very limited in their capabilities, in large part because in the vacuum of space, they must carry an oxidizer along with the fuel. They use highly explosive propellants and are dependent on high speed, high-pressure pumps and engines that can withstand enormous pressure and high temperatures. They need fuel to lift the payload, and more…

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Gods of the Mayas

By Erich Von Däniken

In his forthcoming book Astronaut Gods of the Mayas: Extraterrestrial Technologies in the Temples and Sculptures (Inner Traditions, 2017), best-selling author, Erich von Däniken, the world’s best known proponent of the ancient astronaut hypothesis, shares more than 200 full-color, never-before-published, photographs from his personal collection, providing visual evidence, he believes, of ancient alien contact and technology among the archaeological sites of the Maya as well as Aztec and the Hindu and other ancient cultures. In this exclusive preview Atlantis Rising offers a few of the…

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The Indian Antigravity Report

By John Kettler

On the other side of the world an extraordinary heritage from a dimly remembered ancient past is apparently undergoing an astonishing new exploration which may already have produced a stunning discovery. The place? India, a teeming country with a culture millennia old. The heritage? Antigravity technology, embodied in huge, cryptic Sanskrit poems, fundamental to the Hindu religion. The researchers? Some of the best military, scientific, and engineering brains in India. Atlantis Rising’s discovery of the research came, amazingly enough, in the early stages of researching…

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The Engineers of Puma Punku

By Christopher Dunn

If there is one positive outcome to the Ancient Alien series on the History Channel for the past few years, it is that millions have been treated to excellent high-definition photography of very obscure sites around the world and have been amazed at the accomplishments of ancient civilizations. While the series is heavily biased towards the belief that ancient aliens were responsible, either by creating these wonders themselves or by directing and guiding indigenous people, that fact should not dissuade viewers from appreciating the high…

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Where Are the Lost Machines?

By William B. Stoecker

There is good reason to believe that the ancients, perhaps as far back as prehistoric times, had a form of technology completely different from what we use today. Given the mystery of their ability to lift and transport massive stones weighing millions of pounds, they were not behind or ahead of us on the same line, of development but on a completely different line. Cross-sectional diagrams of the known passages and chambers in the Great Pyramid of Egypt (recent muon radiography has apparently revealed another…

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Copper Mining in Ancient America

By Frank Joseph

Among the greatest mysteries of the past is also one of the least known. Although archaeologists have been familiar with prehistoric copper mining at the Great Lakes since the mid-nineteenth century, they have always been reluctant to publicly discuss this enigma, because it suggests overseas’ impact on ancient America, thereby contradicting their unswerving belief in Christopher Columbus as the sole discoverer of our continent. They are unable to account for 223,215 or more tons of copper excavated from five thousand pit-mines, mostly at Michigan’s Upper…

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