The Mayan Database Return to top of page Welcome to MED The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (MED) is an experiment in networked scholarship with the purpose of enhancing Classic Mayan epigraphic research. At present, MED consists of a relational database of glyphs ("gnumbers"), images, phonetic values ("pvalues"), and semantic values ("svalues") according to the consensus among various American Mayanists (MacLeod and Reents-Budet 1994). Server space for MED is provided by the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia, and the Multimedia Engineering Computation Atelier (MECA) at Princeton. What's New as of 12.14.2001 12.14.2001: The Guestbook has been removed. 03.15.99: The frames-based glyph catalog is running again. 10.05.98: The beta version of my new calendar conversion program can be accessed here. 04.29.98: The interactive glyph catalog will be down for a day or two, as I will be upgrading the server. 8.30.97: A note about Linda Schele. The Glyph Catalog
The Official Website of Robert Bauval - Home Page Legendary Times - Come Search with Us Mike Bara The Adventure Begins... | David Hatcher Childress | Adventurer | Author | World Explorer Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy: Jesus the Myth, Heavenly Christ The purpose of this web page is to explain and explore some of the theories offered up by contemporary scholars on the historical Jesus and the origins of the Christian religion. Issues include the nature of the historical Jesus, the nature of the early Christian documents, and the origins of the Christian faith in a risen Jesus Christ. Freke and Gandy argue for the Jesus Mysteries Thesis: "Could Gnosticism be the original Christianity, which developed from the Pagan Mysteries with the Jesus story as a Jewish version of the perennial myth of the dying and resurrecting Mystery godman?" (The Jesus Mysteries, p. 110) Freke and Gandy explain the development of the Gospel story like so: "The Messiah was expected to be a historical, not a mythical, savior. Please enjoy exploring the varied Historical Jesus Theories offered by these authors through the links below. For more information on the debate over the historical Jesus, visit the Christian Origins web site.
Atlantis - The Lost Continent Finally Found Great Circle Great circles are straight lines that go all the way around the center of the earth. The equator is a great circle. Meridians of longitude that cross over the north and south poles are also great circles. For every location on a great circle, it's antipodal location is also on the circle. Other than the equator itself, any great circle crosses the equator at two antipodal locations, 180° apart. Other than the equator and meridians of longitude that run due north and south, any great circle reaches it's maximum latitudes at two locations that are 90° of longitude east and west of the two locations where the great circle crosses the equator. Easter Island, Nazca, Ollantaytambo, Paratoari, Tassili n'Ajjer and Giza are all aligned on a single great circle. Near Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu and Cuzco are within one quarter of a degree. The alignment of these sites is easily observable on a globe of the earth with a horizon ring. All great circles have two antipodal axis points.