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Coordinates: An example of high-precision small holes Stone blocks at Pumapunku Pumapunku or Puma Punku (Aymara and Quechua puma cougar, puma, punku door, hispanicized Puma Puncu) is part of a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia. Tiwanaku is significant in Inca traditions because it is believed to be the site where the world was created.[1] In Aymara, Puma Punku's name means "The Door of the Puma". The Pumapunku is a terraced earthen mound that is faced with blocks. The other stonework and facing of the Pumapunku consists of a mixture of andesite and red sandstone. At its peak, Pumapunku is thought to have been "unimaginably wondrous",[3] adorned with polished metal plaques, brightly colored ceramic and fabric ornamentation, trafficked by costumed citizens, elaborately dressed priests and elites decked in exotic jewelry. Age[edit] Engineering[edit] Detail of stone with precisely cut straight line and tooled holes within the line Related:  ARCHEOLOGY DIRECTORY

Ancient Canal Builders - Sunken Harbors Ancient Builders Created Monumental Structures that Altered Sound and Mind, Say Researchers Some ancient monumental structures were built to manipulate sound for sensory and mind effects, suggests recent research. The results of recent research suggests that ancient, or prehistoric, builders of the monumental structures found in such diverse places as Ireland, Malta, southern Turkey and Peru all have a peculiarly common characteristic -- they may have been specially designed to conduct and manipulate sound to produce certain sensory effects. Beginning in 2008, a recent and ongoing study of the massive 6,000-year-old stone structure complex known as the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum on the island of Malta, for example, is producing some revelatory results. Like its related prehistoric temple structures on Malta, this structure features central corridors and curved chambers. But this structure is unique in that it is subterranean, created through the removal of an estimated 2,000 tons of stone carved out with stone hammers and antler picks. Inside Malta’s Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum.

Gehörte vermutlich SS-Führer Heinrich Himmler: Geheimer Kristallschädel entdeckt - News Sie sind mystisch und geheimnisvoll – die Kristallschädel der indianischen Hochkulturen. Jetzt wurde einer dieser angeblichen „Götterschädel" in Bayern gefunden. Und der befand sich früher vermutlich im Besitz von SS-Führer Heinrich Himmler! Wie das Magazin „Mysteries“ berichtet, fand der Schweizer Journalist Luc Bürgin (40) den Schädel (12 Kilogramm schwer, 17,5 Zentimeter hoch, 21 Zentimeter tief) auf dem Dachboden seines bayerischen Informanten (45) – versteckt in einem alten Holzkasten. Dieser Fund versetzt Historiker in Aufruhr! Zwölf solcher Kristallschädel sind bekannt, dies wäre nun der geheime dreizehnte. Außerdem im Besitz des Bayern: Eine hochbrisante Nazi-Liste! Auf dem unbekannten, vierseitigen Papier finden sich 35 wertvolle Kunstschätze, die auf Befehl der obersten Nazi-Führungsriege von Adolf Hitler und Heinrich Himmler kurz vor Kriegsende über Augsburg ins südböhmische Strakonitz (Sudetenland) transportiert werden sollten. Hokus-Pokus oder Sensationsfund?

Secret Teachings of All Ages Index For once, a book which really lives up to its title. Hall self-published this massive tome in 1928, consisting of about 200 legal-sized pages in 8 point type; it is literally his magnum opus. Each of the nearly 50 chapters is so dense with information that it is the equivalent of an entire short book. If you read this book in its entirety you will be in a good position to dive into subjects such as the Qabbala, Alchemy, Tarot, Ceremonial Magic, Neo-Platonic Philosophy, Mystery Religions, and the theory of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. Although there are some questionable and controversial parts of the book, such as the outdated material on Islam, the portion on the Bacon-Shakespeare hypothesis, and Hall's conspiracy theory of history as driven by an elite cabal of roving immortals, they are far out-weighed by the comprehensive information here on other subjects. For many years this book was only available in a large format edition which was hard to obtain and very expensive.

Derinkuyu Underground City Derinkuyu Underground City is an ancient multi-level underground city of the Median Empire in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. Extending to a depth of approximately 60 m, it was large enough to shelter approximately 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia.[citation needed] It was opened to visitors in 1969 and to date, about half of the underground city is accessible to tourists. Features[edit] One of the heavy stone doors. The underground city at Derinkuyu could be closed from the inside with large stone doors. The city could accommodate up to 20,000 people and had all the usual amenities found in other underground complexes[citation needed] across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and chapels. Between the third and fourth levels is a vertical staircase. History[edit]

Yemen As It Is... Why Yemen is the next war front. By Gary Vey for viewzone (posted January 5, 2010) As an editor here at viewzone I get to write and publish lots of interesting stories. Some authors write stories to promote a book or CD. Others want to be credited with a discovery of something, usually in the field of science or history. Occasionally though, a story must be told because it is ripe -- its time has come -- and that is why I have decided to write this true story about Yemen. In the past couple of days, Yemen has been in the news. Soon you will hear many things about Yemen. Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula. But I have. In 2001 I was the guest of the Yemeni government because I had accidentally made a discovery that I had no right to make. Accidental discovery No, I'm not an archaeologist or even an historian. I went to the site and photographed the petroglyphs. About a year passed. Dr. The next e-mail I received contained more photographs of the same alphabet. Comments:

Secret History of The World Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni The Hypogeum of Paola, Malta, (Ipoġew in Maltese) literally meaning "underground" in Greek, is a subterranean structure dating to the Saflieni phase (3000-2500 BC) in Maltese prehistory. Thought to have been originally a sanctuary, it became a necropolis in prehistoric times and the remains of more than 7,000 individuals have been found. It is the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world. It was discovered by accident in 1902 when workers cutting cisterns for a new housing development broke through its roof. First Level[edit] The first level is very similar to tombs found in Xemxija in Malta. Second Level[edit] Hal Saflieni The Sleeping Lady, Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, Malta This level features several apparently important rooms, such as the Main Room, the Holy of Holies, and the Oracle Room. The Main Chamber[edit] This chamber is roughly circular and carved out from rock. The Oracle Room[edit] The Oracle Room is roughly rectangular and one of the smallest side chambers.

Arabian desert surrenders Queen of Sheba's secrets [Arabian desert surrenders Queen of Sheba's secrets] ... [Who was the Queen of Sheba?] ... [Modern science helps uncover ancient treasures] ... September 12, 2000 Arabian desert surrenders Queen of Sheba's secretsArchaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old temple in Yemen, opening a new door to southern Arabia's ancient civilizations Researchers from the University of Calgary are participating in an American Foundation for the Study of Man project to unlock the secrets of a 3,000-year-old temple in Yemen. The Mahram Bilqis - pronounced Mah-ram Bill-kees - (or Temple of the Moon God) lies buried under the sands of the southern Arabian desert in northern Yemen and is believed to have been used throughout the reign of the legendary Queen of Sheba. "The sanctuary is packed with artifacts, pottery, artwork and inscriptions, opening a new door to the ancient civilizations of southern Arabia," says Glanzman. The excavation of Mahram Bilqis was initiated in 1951 by the late American archaeologist Dr.

The Mysterious Plain of Jars Often referred to as “an Asian version of Stonehenge”, the Plain of Jars is one of the most enigmatic sights on Earth. Shrouded in mystery and myth, this ancient place has fascinated archeologists and scientists ever since its discovery. [Photo Credits] Thousands of giant stone jars scattered around the Xieng Khouang plain, in Laos form one of the most bizarre archeological collections in history. [Photo Credits] More than 400 sites have been discovered around the Plain of Jars, but only three of them have been opened to the public. [Photo Credits] But if you ask the locals, they’ll tell you of an old race of giants who once lived in these lands. [Photo Credits] Though there aren’t many roads leading to the Plain of Jars, and tourist numbers are still at a minimum, man still managed to exert his destructive influence over this place. [Photo Credits] Perhaps one day, people will be able to access this mystic place more easily, and discover the legacy of an ancient civilization.

Hallstatt Village, Austria Mar 5, 2014 Photographer Danny Xeero took this beautiful shot of the picturesque Hallstatt Village in Austria. Nestled between the edge of Hallstätter See (a lake) and the towering Dachstein mountains, Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village is something like a mirage in the Salzkammergut Lake Region. The village and surrounding area were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 for its cultural heritage. According to the Austrian Tourism Board’s official website: “There are a few options for arriving in the spectacular Alpine village of Hallstatt, but the best way to experience the magnitude of this famous location is with a ferry ride across the lake.

Sinister Sites: The Georgia Guidestones The Georgia Guidestones is a mysterious monument on which are carved ten “commandments” for a “New Age of Reason”. The first commandment? Maintaining the world population under 500 million people. The Georgia Guidestones is an enigmatic granite monument situated in Elbert County, Georgia. The Monument Quietly standing in Elberton county, the Guidestones will probably gain in relevancy in the next years Made of Pyramid blue granite, the Georgia Guidestones are meant to withstand the test of time and to communicate knowledge on several levels: philosophically, politically, astronomically, etc. The four major stones are arranged in a giant “paddlewheel” configuration which are oriented to the limits of the migration of the sun during the course of the year and also show the extreme positions of the rising and setting of the sun in its 18.6 year cycle. Source: Wired At the base of the Guidestones lies an explanatory tablet listing some of the details of the structure. The 10 Commandements 1.