Dendera Light Bulb
Photo: Lasse Jensen
One of the most controversial and mysterious reliefs in ancient Egypt is that of the “Dendera Light Bulb”. According to Egyptologists, the relief represents symbolic images from Egyptian mythology. According to alternative historians, the scene depicts the usage of electrical technology (i.e. light bulbs) by the ancient Egyptians.
What do you think?
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How many prehistoric standing stones are there at Carnac?
Answer: There are approximately 3,000 stones located in the town of Carnac in Brittany, France.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of all the Seven Wonders of the World. It has approximately 2.3 million stone blocks and weighs more than 6.3 million tons. According to historical accounts, the first ever person to force their way inside the pyramid (since its creation) was the Arab Abdullah Al Mamun back in AD 820. The hole that Al Mamun created can still be seen today on the north side of the structure.
Rock Site of Sigiriya
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The ancient rock site of Sigiriya (aka Lion’s Rock) is located in Sri Lanka. It served as both a palace and a fortress. This incredible natural structure features five gates and measures two miles wide and is over half a mile long. It was occupied by Buddhist monks and ascetics from as early as the 3rd century.
An ancient rock painting in Val Camonica, Italy depicts two mysterious astronaut like beings. Paintings from this region date back to 10,000 BC.
Many ancient cultures such as the Mayans, the Aztecs and the Incas in Central and South America spoke about mysterious figures in their legends who were responsible for sparking civilization through their teachings. To the Mayans, he was known as “Kukulkan”, to the Aztecs he was known as “Quetzalcoatl” and to the Incas he was called “Virachoca”.
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The word Solstice is derived from Latin meaning the “sun stands still.” The summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly overhead at noon at the Tropic of Cancer. It is officially the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of summer!
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The story of people who hunted caribou in the Great Lakes region 9,000 years ago has been uncovered at the bottom of Lake Huron.
Archeological remains of hunting blinds and other structures built by aboriginal caribou hunters were found underwater 56 kilometres from shore by sonar and dive teams led by University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology archeologist John O’Shea and his colleagues
The elaborate hunting setup suggests that large groups of hunters congregated here and hunted caribou together each spring, the researchers reported…
Read more at CBCNews
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The reality of extraterrestrial contact with human civilization is becoming more clear by the month as streams of information about the extraterrestrial presence and past influence hits. While some of us still have our doubts about ET contact, many are starting to realize the truth that has been talked [...]
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SERRA DA CAPIVARA NATIONAL PARK, Brazil — Niede Guidon still remembers her astonishment when she glimpsed the paintings.
Preserved amid the bromeliad-encrusted plateaus that tower over the thorn forests of northeast Brazil, the ancient rock art depicts fierce battles among tribesmen, orgiastic scenes of prehistoric revelry and hunters pursuing their game, spears in hand.
“These were stunning compositions, people and animals together, not just figures alone,” said Dr. Guidon, 81, remembering what first lured her and other archaeologists in the 1970s to this remote site where jaguars still prowl.
Hidden in the rock shelters where prehistoric humans once lived, the paintings number in the thousands. Some are thought to be more than 9,000 years old and perhaps even far…
Read more at www.nytimes.com