Lost History

Return to Oak Island

By Steven Sora

The road stretches on from one small town to another along Nova Scotia’s southern coast. Finally a sign indicates Oak Island, not a town, but a tiny island just over 100 acres in a bay that holds three hundred islands. The turn-off from Route 3 leads past a few houses and finally to a causeway with a sign announcing it is private property. There is little to indicate that this remote place, often shrouded in fog, is home to one of the world’s greatest and…

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The Search for the Garden of Eden

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

Where, or what, was Eden? The Garden of Eden—generally equated with Paradise—is the setting for one of the best known Biblical stories, that of the serpent who convinced the first woman, Eve, to eat of the fruit of the forbidden tree, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve in turn fed the forbidden fruit to her husband Adam. As a result, Adam and Eve understood their own mortality. God feared that the man and woman, utilizing their newly found knowledge, might eat…

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Lost Tribes

By Patrick Marsolek

The Bnei Menashe tribe in northeastern India believe they are descended from the Menasseh tribe, one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. They are one of many groups from around the world who are seeking recognition by the Jewish state, asylum, or emigration to Israel. The Bnei Menashe share an oral history of migration from the Middle East along the Silk Road to India. They have strongly rooted religious practices that are in accord with the Jewish faith. Though certainly not conclusive, genetic testing…

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Avalon in America?

By Steven Sora

In the late sixteenth century Queen Elizabeth had watched as Spain and Portugal, the Netherlands and France estab­lished themselves in the New World. They all made legitimate claims to the Americas that England could not match. Then she consulted her advisor, Dr. John Dee. Dee and his ally Sir Francis Bacon told her that England had claims much older than all of Europe, indeed, said Dee, King Arthur himself had crossed the Atlantic and set foot in the new land. Dr. Dee was Elizabeth’s advisor,…

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Did Jesus Visit India


It appears to be a subject that no Christian wishes to discuss. Priests, bishops, ministers and laymen alike avoid it like the plague. Why? Because they have no answers. And yet, it is a simple and important question—where was Jesus between the ages of 13 and 30? Are we to understand that he spent those years laboring as a carpenter in his father’s shop? Would this have been an appropriate endeavor for a young man whose birth was heralded by angels and who was debating…

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Who Killed Tycho Brahe?

By Martin Ruggles

Peter Bros, the late alternative science historian and regular Atlantis Rising contributor, believed that mainstream science was not to be trusted. Citing such unsung heroes as Immanuel Velikovsky and Halton Arp, Bros argued that modern academic science behaves more like an intolerant fundamentalist religion than an institution devoted to learning the truth. Velikovsky was a great scholar with impeccable credentials. For his politically incorrect revelation of the role of planetary cataclysm in the history of civilization, he saw his views and his reputation thoroughly trashed…

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The Secret Search for the Missing Map of Columbus

By Rand & Rose Flem-Ath

A 1960 Memo to President Eisenhower Aimed at Locating the “Lost World Map of Columbus” Here, Verbatim, Is the Message Which Revived a Centuries-Old Quest To: President Dwight D. Eisenhower From: Charles H. Hapgood Professor of History Re: THE PIRI RElS WORLD MAP OF 1513 AND THE LOST MAP OF COLUMBUS Memorandum For several centuries scholars have been searching for the lost map of Christopher Columbus. The map is referred to by Colum­bus’ contemporaries, and by the historian Las Casas, as one he used to navigate…

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Ancient Egyptians in the Grand Canyon

By David H. Childress

Did an Egyptian navy cross the Pacific or Atlantic and come to Arizona? Could they have left an Egyptian tomb in the Grand Canyon, something similar to those found in the Valley of Kings near Luxor, Egypt? Strangely, an article pub­lished on the front page of the Phoenix Gazette on April 5, 1909, claimed that just such an Egyptian rock-cut cave was found. While many mummies have been discovered in Egypt, very few were in pyramids—and those that were have been dated from the later…

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The Heretics who Lit the Way for America


Then people think of Philadelphia’s role in history it most likely includes Benjamin Franklin and William Penn, the Liberty Bell and the Continental Congress. The city’s role in fashioning America begins nearly a century earlier, though, when a handful of “hermits” came to the city and moved into caves in what is now Fairmont Park. Their writings and their practices not only influenced William Penn but they also had an effect on George Washington and helped shape the birth of our constitutional government. The Hermits…

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The Templar Engravings at Domme


After a long night enjoying amazing French wine and a bizarre argument over whether Pamela Anderson or Dolly Parton best exemplified the Divine Feminine in our time, our gang of classic American templar and wine enthusiasts left Chartres cathedral way too early that morning. Before we rolled our bus’ GPS pinged a satellite. We locked on like a guided missile to Domme, a ‘lost’ village in the Dordogne valley no one on the bus had ever heard of but me. Even the satellite appeared to…

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