scientist171, March 2, 2008 4:50:00 PM AEDT
2012 a hoax
2012 is a hoax somebody started it and the information just kept on getting added to. there is a date set for December 13, 2007 that we will have a massive earthquake that will set off a bunch of the underwater volcanoes and kill most of humanity and destroy everything in its path. which wont be good but if this does happen im gonna take precaution and go somewhere that i'll be safe.
lunch, February 10, 2007 9:33:00 PM AEDT
Give me a f*ing break.
Go waste your time elsewhere, mister attorney.
[note from Rob - I don't mind him posting what appears to be a load of rubbish, on the off-chance it is true...]
2012, December 26, 2006 3:34:00 PM AEDT
Alternate science fans have known of this for a long time, the 2nd century BC Greek astronomical calculator with 37 gear-wheels. Now it has been deciphered using X-ray technology, and it is more impressive than previously thought.
The calculator function could add, multiply, subtract & divide.
It could align the number of lunar months with years and display where the sun and the moon appeared in the zodiac.
It also had a dial that predicted when there was a likely to be a lunar or solar eclipse, and it took into account the elliptical orbit of the moon.
2012, December 10, 2006 11:09:00 AM AEDT
900 B.C. or earlier, writing system discovered
A previously unknown writing system, with symbols that tend to look like pineapples, possibly the earliest example from the New World, has been found on a stone block in Veracruz, Mexico. Dating from about 900 B.C. (400 years before writing was considered to have first appeared in the Americas) it seems to be from the ancient Olmec civilization and could even contain poetry!
2012, November 27, 2006 10:54:00 PM AEDT
This is new to me, and I have no idea if it is real or fake, if it has meaning or is meaningless, but it reminds me of a parallel world where aliens are "blobby" (wish I had a better word) and hold hands.
2012, October 18, 2006 8:43:00 AM AEST
Obelisks mark ancient equator
The ancient equator, with a pole in Alaska, from 10,000 years ago - prior to the last poleshift, has been proposed by others before. Given the number of existing ancient sites, I dismissed this "alignment" as merely a statistical probability - given enough sites, some are bound to line up in an approximate manner..
However, this alignment includes:
Sacred Site Distance from Ancient Equator
The Great Pyramid 0 miles
Machu Picchu 3 miles
Nazca 0 miles
Easter Island 9 miles
Anatom Island 0 miles
Angkor Wat 85 miles
Mohenjo Daro 7 miles
Persepolis 6 miles
Petra 3 miles
And, as I am amazed to learn from Robert Berringer, two of these sites contain very similar markers, the sort of markers one would create to mark the equator, as we do today in Ecuador, Sumatra and Ecuador again.
The ancient markers are both created by carving a large body of solid rock until, only an obelisk exists. What are the odds of two cultures from opposite ends of the world to create the same type of monument???
One is the Intihuatana stone, Machu Picchu, although quite small, the obleisk is definitely carved from rock.
The other is in Petra: a pair of obelisks , on the Attuf Ridge.
2012, October 13, 2006 9:04:00 PM AEST
Gulf of Cambay site: 9,000 years old?
|Marine scientists say archaeological remains discovered 36 metres (120 feet) underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India could be over 9,000 years old.
...The site was discovered by chance last year by oceanographers from India's National Institute of Ocean Technology conducting a survey of pollution. Using sidescan sonar - which sends a beam of sound waves down to the bottom of the ocean they identified huge geometrical structures at a depth of 120ft.
Debris recovered from the site - including construction material, pottery, sections of walls, beads, sculpture and human bones and teeth has been carbon dated and found to be nearly 9,500 years old.
2012, September 5, 2006 12:21:00 AM AEST
New Chinese Pyramid
I wish these reports from China would have photos/videos/depth...
|Chinese archaeologists have discovered a group of ancient tombs shaped like pyramids, dating back at least 3,000 years, in Jiaohe City of northeast China's Jilin Province.
The tombs, covering an area of 500,000 square meters (1,000 meters long and 500 meters wide), were found after water erosion exposed part of a mountain, revealing two of the tombs.
Six smaller tombs had eroded away leaving no indications of their original scale and appearance, but the biggest tomb, located on the south side of the mountain, could clearly be discerned as a pyramid shape with three layers from bottom to top.
The pyramid's square bottom is about 50 meters long and 30 meters wide, about the size of a basketball court, with an oval platform on the top, about 15 meters long and 10 meters wide. The tomb was made of stone and earth dug out from the hill. </td></tr></table><br><br><table title="Links worked at time of posting - some need free registration"><tr><td class="source">
2012, August 29, 2006 8:56:00 PM AEST
Peruvian Stargate: Puerta de Hayu Marca
I'd not heard of it before, but the story dates back to 1996:
|A huge mysterious door-like structure has recently been discovered in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru. Hayu Marca, 35 kilometres from the city of Puno has long been revered by local indians as the "City of the|
Gods", and has never been fully explored because of the rugged mountain terrain. Although no actual city has ever been discovered, many of the rock formations of the region resemble buildings and artificial structures. The door, or the "Puerta de Hayu Marca" (Gate of the gods/spirits) has been at some time in the distant past carved out of a natural rock face and in all measures exactly seven meters in height by seven meters in width with a smaller alcove in the center at the base, which measures in at just under two meters in height.
2012, August 14, 2006 6:09:00 AM AEST
Bosnian pyramid just a hill?
Robert Schoch (written by his colleague) thinks that the Bosnian pyramid is a hoax
"the pavement is of natural formation and not manmade"
"The angle of the Pyramid taken from the air was to show the other sides that are not shown, as the only side that really looks like a pyramid is the only picture that is usually portrayed."
"we have many samples, none of which are showing ancient man made intervention to create a pyramid"
2012, August 13, 2006 2:24:00 PM AEST
Pyramid found in Ukraine?
Could be real, or perhaps lots of hype about psuedo-pyramids is just the fashion these days.
|This unusually important find was noticed just two years ago by school-children from an archeology camp. So far, only the top sections of the huge constructions have been uncovered and scientists say that it will take a whole decade to fully clean the soil off the pyramids. In connection with this, under the authority of the Department of Tourism and Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Luganskaya regional administration, a hotel will be built next to the pyramids and the excavation site will become an open air museum.
Gigantic pyramids, very similar to Egyptian ones, have recently been discovered in Luganshchina. Scientists conclude that five thousand years ago, a highly developed civilization lived on the territory of modern Ukraine.
2012, August 8, 2006 2:26:00 PM AEST
2012: Nine Foot Tree God & Blood-Vomit
According to Robert Sitler these are things the Mayans themselves have said about 2012:
"Tzuhtz-(a)h-oom u(y)-uxlahuun pik (ta) Chan Ahaw, ux(-te') Uniiw. Uht-oom ? Y-em(al) (?) Bolon Yookte' K'uh ta (?). "
"The thirteenth pik will be finished (on) Four Ahaw, the third of K'ank'in. ? will occur. (It will be) the descent(?) of the Nine Foot Tree God to (?)."
"4 Ahaw k'atun is the eleventh k'atun according to the count. Chichen Itza is the seating of the k'atun. The settlement of the Itzas comes. The quetzal comes, the green bird comes. He of the yellow tree comes. Blood-vomit comes. K'uk'ulkan shall come...." Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel.
2012, August 1, 2006 8:15:00 PM AEST
A Stonehenge for France
This is rather exciting. Same era as Stonehenge, and not messed with since. All they have to do is raise the stones from where they fell, and the design can be resurrected.
|[Kerdruelland, near Belz, in Morbihan]
Archaeologists working on the Kerdruelland site over the past nine months have discovered not one but 60 "lost" menhirs. They believe that they were erected - and then destroyed - during the "middle period" of the standing stones era in western Europe, in around 2500 BC. (This was about the same time that the main ring at Stonehenge was constructed, possibly by invaders from Brittany).
Because the Kerdruelland menhirs have been preserved in mud and silt for 4,500 years, they should offer important new information on how such alignments were created and why. At the well-known sites, such as Carnac and Stonehenge, some of the stones have been moved or propped up or stolen or added over the centuries. Here the stones, up to 2m long, lie just as they did after they were felled four-and-half millennia ago.
....The fact that the stones were erected, and then deliberately toppled, at roughly the same time, is also an important discovery. It offers new evidence that the neolithic was a period of social and religious upheavals, revolutions and wars. In other words, the neolithic may have been "megalithic" - obsessed with whacking great stones - but it was not socially or culturally monolithic. Ancient man was as fractious and destructive as modern man.
....Kerdruelland today is a banal stretch of seaside suburbia. Here and there a huge lump of rough, yellow-orange coloured granite pokes through the plastic protecting the site from summer storms. To have some idea of how Kerdruelland must have looked 4,000 years ago, you do not have to go far. Eight miles to the east are the three vast alignments of stones, and their associated "cromlechs", or large stone circles, near the village of Carnac.
2012, July 30, 2006 4:18:00 AM AEST
Possibly 2 European Pyramids
You've probably heard of the Bosnian pyramid, but an Italian pyramid may (or may not) have been discovered in 2003, in similar circumstances...
|In early 2003, the pyramids of Montevecchia ("Old Mountain" in English), only about 30 miles from the Italian city of Milan, were discovered with the use of satellite and aerial imagery. These pyramids are completely covered by earth and vegetation and now appear to be natural hills... The team's conclusions appeared in the June 2003 issue of WM. The first pyramid was estimated to have a base of 100 metres and a height of 50 metres. Three pyramids in total were surveyed, with one pyramid showing clear signs of stones worked into the structure, close to the surface. A platform with an oblong superstructure of 18 by 9 metres in size was also discovered. All three structures have an inclination of 42 to 43 degrees. The sides of all the pyramids align and are offset from the cardinal points by approximately 7–12 degrees northeast.|
2012, July 24, 2006 3:34:00 AM AEST
Megalithic New England
It's not just Europe that has standing stones and the like:
|The Mystery Hill complex, the largest and most sophisticated of its kind in North America, covers over 30 acres and is composed of monolithic standing stones, stone walls and underground chambers, most of which are aligned to obvious astronomical points.
...noted archaeo-astronomer Byron Dix has determined that New England is replete with underground chambers. He says, ". . . there are some 105 astronomically aligned chambers in Massachusetts, 51 in New Hampshire, 41 in Vermont, 62 in Connecticut, 12 in Rhode Island, and 4 in Maine.
2012, July 18, 2006 3:42:00 AM AEST
Stegosaur at Angkor Wat?
Is it a genuine ancient depiction of a dinosaur, or is it a fake, or just a badly drawn rhino?
2012, July 14, 2006 4:15:00 PM AEST
Another Bosnian Pyramid Mega-Site
Lots of pics and info on one page, link below.
2012, July 12, 2006 8:20:00 PM AEST
Ground-penetrating radar for Etowah Indian Mounds
The Creek tribe don't want any more digging to occur (ancestors are buried there), so they purchased ground-penetrating radar.
|...just beneath the plow zone atop that largest of Etowah's mounds, radar and other remote sensing instruments have revealed the foundations of three, perhaps four, previously unknown buildings — including one massive square structure 54 feet on a side — that appears to have been the ruler's residence.
Because the mounds were built one hand-carried basket of earth at a time, they rose slowly from the surrounding river plain. As a result, the buildings atop the largest found — which sprawl across an acre of real estate — were probably constructed late in Etowah's history, probably between 1325 and 1375.
"These structures are huge," says King. "This is clearly a much more complex place than we imagined."
2012, June 29, 2006 9:19:00 PM AEST
Even more on the Bosnian Pyramid
Sam Osmanagic reports on progress and discusses some of the critique on the project.
Bosnian Pyramids Scientific Report.
AstraeaMagazine's first audio update with Sam Osmanagic one month into the dig.
View our video coverage of the World's Press Conference held at Sarajevo, April 13TH 2006.
AstraeaMagazine's first generic interview with Sam Osmanagic about the find.
2012, June 25, 2006 3:37:00 AM AEST
More on the Bosnian Pyramid
A good, long, non-biased look into what we know so far about the perhaps pyramid in Bosnia, at the History News Network - follow link below...