A curious artifact to say the least.
A curious artifact to say the least.
From the page: "A 2,200-year-old clay jar found near Baghdad, Iraq, has been described as the oldest known electric battery in existence. The clay jar and others like it are part of the holdings of the National Museum of Iraq"
It's a battery, no one disagrees on that. The bigger question is Why, and how did they know anything about electricity?
From the page: They are arguably the oldest, and most baffling ruins on the face of the Earth. It is hard to imagine how they did not come to be known as one of the wonders of the world
From the page: "Welcome to Mexico's Palenque."
Mayan pyramid containing a seven ton sarcophagus of the 7th century ruler, Pacal the great. He was a giant - 7 or 8 feet tall. They built this pyramid around his tomb. The carving on the tomb is interesting to say the least.
Artists rendering(above) and photograph (below) of the carving on Pacal's tomb. Similarities to modern pilot is striking.
From the page: ""In 1898, a peculiar six-inch wooden object was found in a tomb at Saqquara, Egypt that dated back to about 200 BCE. The object had a body or fuselage, seven-inch wings that curved downward slightly, a fixed rudder and a tail. It looked very much like a modern airplane or glider. But since airplanes had not yet been invented in 1898 (never mind ancient Egypt), it was labeled as a model of bird and stored away in the basement of the Cairo museum."
From the page: ""There is a just a mass of fascinating information about flying machines, even fantastic science fiction weapons, that can be found in translations of the Vedas (scriptures), Indian epics, and other ancient Sanskrit text""
From the page: "In India, it was and still is believed that man descended from gods who flew fiery crafts. Early Chinese texts tell of long-lived rulers from the heavens who flew in "fire-breathing dragons". In Tibet there is a book called the Kantyua, which means "the translated word of Buddha". It tells of flying "pearls in the sky" and of transparent spheres carrying gods to visit man."
Several examples of religions based on deities with spectacular powers that come to earth and directly influence the lives of men.
From the page: "When some people hear the name of Enoch from the Bible, they often wonder what really happened to this Old Testament prophet."
One of the more controversial names in The Bible
From the page: "Just 20.3 light years away from earth lay a red dwarf star as old as our own sun named Gliese 581. "
From the page: "The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) is a joint effort of the SETI Institute and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. The ATA is a radio interferometer that is dedicated to cutting-edge astronomical research and a simultaneous search for signals of intelligent, extraterrestrial origin. "
Like it or not, It's a good question. This is one of the experts.
Rudimentary Sanskrit translator.
The Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, echoing the shape of the mountains surrounding the valley, served as focal points for Teotihuacan's urban layout.
From the page: The island's John Frum movement is a classic example of what anthropologists have called a "cargo cult" many of which sprang up in villages in the South Pacific during World War II, when hundreds of thousands of American troops poured into the islands from the skies and seas.
This story has to be read in it's entirety to be believed.
Von Daeniken is the Grand Poobah of Ancient Astronaut theory, having popularized the subject in 1970 with enough compelling questions to have one of the best selling books and movies of the time. 35 years later, the questions are largely unanswered but the interest is at a higher level than ever.
Whatever natural process removed the peaks of this mountain range AND the debris remains a mystery. The Nazca Indians certainly had the intelect and manpower to carve the glyphs, but one has to ask; " What were they thinking?"
Giorgio is a modern day Indiana Jones with much to say about archaeology and ancient history. A plain English-common sense aproach as well.