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3 weeks ago
Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

New Megalith book - Featured this week on EA Podcast

One of the hottest new book on the market this month is Megaliths a description of world class stone-works around the globe - - written by a group of experts. This week I feature Robin Heath and Hugh Newman in a discussion on the book and the special nature of megaliths. www.earthancients.com

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/06/20/stonehenge-builders-used-pythagoras-theorem-2000-years-greek/

3 weeks ago

Coba, Ancient Maya City, Yucatan Mexico

Coba has one of the largest collections of stela, (large stone markers) displayed next to a number of buildings and sacred sites in the Maya world. At its height, the city supported over 50,000 inhabitants and includes some of the longest white highways (sacbe's)

Join me November 17 - 24, 2018 for a week of exception touring and exploration. For a details www.earthancients.com/tours

This the one of the early visit I took to Coba (1996.) Come hang with me and a small group of enthusiasts.

3 weeks ago

Ekeko, God of Abundance

Note: This advanced sculpture was taken from Tiwanaku decades ago and recently returned. The design and execution of the carving is superior to most of the regional stonework found in the area and most likely attributed to skilled craftsman who lived thousands of years ago.

Article on Ekeko: http://theprisma.co.uk/2014/02/09/ekeko-god-of-abundance-for-the-poor/

3 weeks ago
This Totonac concrete in Mexico is at least 1200 years old!

Article by Richard Thompson

THIS TOTONAC CONCRETE IN MEXICO IS AT LEAST 1200 YEARS OLD!

https://peopleofonefire.com/this-totonac-concrete-in-mexico-is-at-least-1200-years-old.html

  The mural and its concrete base laid face down on the damp, acidic soil of northern Vera Cruz for around 750 years! The Totonacs of northeastern Mexico were the only known indigenous people …

3 weeks ago
Julius Caesar had 'crazy bulge' on his head, 3D reconstruction reveals

Fascinating...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5883957/Julius-Caesar-crazy-bulge-head-3D-reconstruction-reveals.html

The National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has revealed the new bust based on a recent 3D reconstruction of his face and head.

3 weeks ago
Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital

Sacrifice City of the Aztecs

There is nothing honorable, spiritual or in any way positive when a society sacrifices its citizens to their gods. It's an act of desperation and a complete degeneration of humanity. Killing men, women and children is the lowest form of the human condition and a barbaric practice which cannot be justified.

As someone who has traveled throughout Mexico and witness the majesty of the Maya, Aztec, Mixtec and other cultures, I discovered that they all practice ritualistic blood letting and sacrifice in one form or another as a form of religion. In each example – their society had degenerated into occult practices which twisted the minds of their leaders to allow thousands of people to be murdered.

Cortez, the Spanish Crusader was so sickened by the practice that he forcibly stopped the ceremonies in a number of cities.
How large was the practice:

“Some post-conquest sources report that at the re-consecration of Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in 1487, the Aztecs sacrificed about 80,400 prisoners over the course of four days. This number is considered by Ross Hassig, author of Aztec Warfare, to be an exaggeration. Hassig states "between 10,000 and 80,400 persons" were sacrificed in the ceremony. The higher estimate would average 14 sacrifices per minute during the four-day consecration. Four tables were arranged at the top so that the victims could be jettisoned down the sides of the temple. Nonetheless, according to Codex Telleriano-Remensis, old Aztecs who talked with the missionaries told about a much lower figure for the reconsecration of the temple, approximately 4,000 victims in total.”

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/feeding-gods-hundreds-skulls-reveal-massive-scale-human-sacrifice-aztec-capital

Archaeologists uncover the remains of a giant rack of skulls beneath downtown Mexico City

3 weeks ago
Photos from Earth Ancients's post

EA Podcast this week: Ancient China Explorers in America

Attached are photos of what might be understood as one such declaration. Remember, Dr. David Keightley, retired -UC Berkeley, the world renown epigrapher, stated that these ancient Chinese rock writing are "A new (academic) field" (email communication 6-21-2013). Hence, how to read these images as a whole is somewhat uncertain as they are written upon rocks and not on tradition material, save for those that are clearly aligned with known syntax.

However, the placement of ancient rock images upon the rock facings is one clue for understanding. Note in the attached photo showing Bang (right side), Jiang (top left), and Zhong (bottom) that the rock surfaces all face the same direction. The other images on the rocks likely are not related as they face differently and appear not to be Chinese symbols. Rather, they likely are Native in origin.

But here we have the Chinese symbols for Nation, Border, and Middle in a cluster upon rock surfaces facing the same direction. Maybe this is a record of a land claim noting the "border" (jiang), of a "nation" (bang), possibly of China (Zhong) which is a symbol still used today for denoting China. (Translate the English word China into Chinese and note the left side character.) Of course, this is only one possible "reading" of these unique written scripts. Dr. Keightley noted that there is no know written symbol like the ancient Chinese script Bang, anywhere at any time. It is a complex and unique oracle bone Chinese script. Hence, here this can only be read as ancient Chinese writing.

Best, John

3 weeks ago

This week on the EA podcast, Ancient Chinese in America

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1 month ago
Stonehenge isn’t the oldest place to celebrate the summer solstice – by a long way

Happy Summer Solstice!

Here's an article by Hugh Newman and Robin Herth on Stonehenge and the Solstice.

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/travel/stonehenge-summer-solstice-avebury-stone-circle-wiltshire-sunrise-pagan-festival-wiltshire-english-heritage/

Around Europe, there are stone circles thousands of years older than Stonehenge, but the sacred site in Wiltshire remains one of the most important and popular places for revellers to celebrate the summer solstice

1 month ago
The Dark Knowledge

El Castillo at Chichen Itza. An excellent video of the early pyramid construction and the later overlapping pyramid we see today.

We'll view this pyramid up close and personal this coming November 17 - 24, 2018. Join me for a world class your of Maya culture. Here's the itinerary, www.earthancients.com/tours

◆∆● Ancient Mayan Pyramid ●∆◆
El Castillo or the Temple of Serpent God Kukulcan, is 98 feet tall and has 365 steps. What you can't see from the outside is the original, much smaller pyramid that acted as a foundation.