Grafton Elliot Smith, The Orang Pendek, and Mysterious Fossil Finds

Grafton Elliot Smith History is littered with amazing findings that have been lost to time and potential groundbreaking discoveries that have somehow fallen into the background. In the 1800s and early 1900s, there were supposedly some rather amazing such findings by a well-respected scientist, but which have nevertheless been downplayed or faded with time. It is a rather interesting historical journey by a man who may or may not have had a great impact on the field of cryptozoology and archaeology, but which is intriguing nevertheless. Grafton Elliot Smith was born in 1871, and was an Australian-British anatomist, anthropologist, and archaeologist Continue Reading

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Ancient Indian Petroglyph Depicts Mysterious Twin Suns in Earth’s Skies

Archaeologists in India believe the might have found the oldest known depiction of celestial objects in a curious example of ancient rock art. The etched stone was found at the Burzahom archaeological site in India’s Kashmir Valley. The stone was unearthed during a 1969 excavation, but has puzzled archaeologists ever since due to its enigmatic depiction of what appears to be two large objects in the sky, possibly twin suns or twin moons. Now, a new study claims that the mysterious carving may depict a particularly bright supernova which occurred around 4,500 BC. Is the Burzahom carving a record of an Continue Reading

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DNA of ‘Sunrise Girl-Child’ Reveals Origin of First Native Americans

“This could change everything” is a phrase that gets used far too often for unmerited discoveries, but this one deserves the superlative and more. “The study provides the first direct genomic evidence that all Native American ancestry can be traced back to the same source population during the last Ice Age.” Researchers studying the 11.500-year-old remains of an infant girl found in central Alaska were able to extract DNA from her skull and trace the genome to a previously unknown group of people that branched off from the first Native Americans either right after or right before they crossed the Bering Continue Reading

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Eltz Castle: A Majestic Medieval Pile Owned by the Same Family for 800 Years

 Eltz Castle is a majestic castle situated on the top of a rock within a small wooded valley in Germany. Be it through luck or strategy, the castle has been mostly spared from the ravages of war. Apart from the stunning appearance, another interesting fact about this castle is that it has been owned by the same family for more than 800 years. Eltz Castle (known in German as Burg Eltz) is a medieval castle located in the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Besides its picturesque location, Eltz Castle is also notable for being one of the few German castles on Continue Reading

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A Third Pyramid Covered In Snow Discovered In Antarctica Could Be The Initiator Of Change In Human History

Despite the dominant facts we know for our mother Earth, the artifacts found around it call the people’s attention and prove our antecedents were much more ahead than we think. Since it was launched, Google Earth is an advantage that serves everyone, including conspiracy theorists that enjoy looking for traces to prove their hypotheses. The satellites, as a feature that this service uses to operate, are a gift to the mankind that enables him to observe with good elevation. Recently, through Google Earth, a new discovery has been uncovered. It concerns the latest pyramid in a group of three pyramids covered Continue Reading

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Why Is THIS Map Missing In The History Books?

By the age of 10, most children in the United States have been taught all 50 states that make up the country. But centuries ago, the land that is now the United States was a very different place. Over 20 million Native Americans dispersed across over 1,000 distinct tribes, bands, and ethnic groups populated the territory. Today, Native Americans account for just 1.5 percent of the population, and much of their history has been lost, particularly as today’s education system is sadly lacking when it comes to teaching the rich and complex history of the United States. Here we examine little-known Continue Reading

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The Big Egyptian Sphinx Cover Up: Hidden Chambers, An Unexcavated Mound and Endless Denial

In 1935, Egypt was still the main draw for archaeologists digging for answers. It was hardly more than a decade since the British Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen on November 4, 1922, that had lain nearly undisturbed for over 3,000 years.  Yet that is another amazing story still to be investigated. However, right now, our attention is focused on the latest attempt to hide the real ancient history of an unknown civilization that left us with great wonders both above and below the sands of the Giza Plateau. The moment Howard Carter opens the tomb of Tutankhamun ( Continue Reading

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Stone carvings in a cave which could prove Mayan alien contact

Could these stone carvings discovered in a complex cave system in Mexico prove that the Mayans were in contact with Extraterrestrials? A group of treasure hunters on an expedition in caves in Mexico have found Jada stones with what looks like engravings depicting Aliens and UFO’s. The stones are said to date back to Mayan times and suggests that the Mayans were in contact with Aliens. The discovery was made in March this year but news of the find has only been released in the past few days. The treasure hunting team walked for several hours through undergrowth before they found three Continue Reading

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Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map

In February 1580, Francisco Gali was headed across Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. A mariner and cartographer who’d crossed the Pacific more than once, he had been living in “New Spain,” as Europeans called that part of the world, and was likely on another official mission that would take him to Asia. To sail out, first he had to make his way down the country’s Atlantic coast to manage a narrower crossing to the Pacific. On his journey, he passed through the coastal towns of the east, where the mayors had a special request of him. Make us a map, they Continue Reading

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Researchers in Costa Rica Unearth A Nearly ‘Perfect’ Massive Stone Sphere

Excavations in Costa Rica have revealed a massive — nearly perfect — stone sphere, prompting experts to ask how such precision was achieved thousands of years ago.  “We have studied the terrain in which there are more than 15 of these spheres, and some are placed beside areas that give access to residential buildings as if they were placed there to welcome you. They were used as a sign of hierarchy, rank and ethnic distinction,” explains archaeologist Francisco Corrales of the National Museum of Costa Rica. The massive stone spheres are referred to as the stone spheres of Diquis, a region Continue Reading

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Things Keep Getting Older: Archaeologists Find ‘Forest Cities’ That Are Least 45,000 Years Old

First we were told that the first human civilisations were Mesopotamia and Egypt, ca. 3000BCE. Then we found out about Göbekli Tepe, stretching the timeline back to 10,000BCE. And now, a new paper in Nature suggests that humans have been coming together in large numbers for a lot longer – but not in the now-arid regions of the Middle East. Instead, say researchers, “archaeological evidence now demonstrates that humans settled tropical forest regions “on previously unimagined scales”, and have actively manipulated these ecologies for “at least 45,000 years” – and perhaps much longer In the last ten years, the archaeologically acknowledged Continue Reading

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Startling New Evidence for an Antediluvian People who Influenced the World

Column sculpture from the Merida Museum, Yucatan Mexico. Notice the heavy pitting and holes caused by erosion, likely caused from the corrosive action of sea water. (Photo: Cliff Dunning) The oral traditions of Native Americans are historical content that most academics refuse to reference, even in the face of startlingly accurate perceptions of early earth conditions and human occupation.  This is most apparent from an anthropological perspective when we seek to understand the great antiquity of the Maya, one of the most misunderstood and thought-provoking cultures from Central America. What little we do know about the early Maya comes from the Continue Reading

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The Vajra: An Ancient Weapon of War

The vajra is the most important ritual implement of Vajrayana Buddhism.  In Sanskrit, the word vajra is defined as something hard or mighty, as in a diamond.  It symbolizes an impenetrable, immovable and indestructible state of knowledge and enlightenment.  Our knowledge of the vajra goes back to deep antiquity.  Texts indicate that the vajra was not always a symbol of peace and tranquility but something very different.  It first appears in ancient India where it was the primary weapon of the Vedic sky-god Indra, the king of the Devas.  According the Hindu Puranas, the evil Asuras, Namuchi and Vritra removed all Continue Reading

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