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Thanks Slayer,

This is one of many reasons I can't stand the human race. I'm ashamed to be part of it and I can only hope that this race is annihilated of the face of Earth ASAP.

Now that Oz indigenous groups have native title, many new mining deals have been done to ensure coal seam gas extraction will be the norm in wilderness areas of Australia.

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Ancient Lost World Found in Honduran Jungle

By FIONA KEATING: Subscribe to Fiona's RSS feed | May 12, 2013 4:44 PM GMT

The Lost City of the Monkey God in Honduras is said to have dozens of pyramids, similar to those built by the Mayans.

Archaeologists have discovered a lost civilisation deep in the jungles of Central America.

The lost world resembles a "vast tended garden" and lies inland from the Mosquito Coast, an area known for swamps, poisonous plants and vipers that leap at their prey.

The area was last explored over 70 years ago by Theodore Morde. The American adventurer and spy emerged from the jungle in 1940, claiming to have found a "lost city of the monkey god" with giant primate sculptures.http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/466952/20130512/lost-world-honduras-city-monkey-god-pyramid.htm

Ciudad Blanca Legend

The pervasive legend of the Ciudad Blanca or White City has captured the public's imagination in Honduras and around the world.

The legend of the fabulous lost city of Honduras was first recorded by Hernan Cortes who, in 1526, less than five years after vanquishing the Aztecs, came to the colonial town of Trujillo, on the north coast of Honduras, to regain control of one of his subordinates. He also mentions a mythical city of Hueitapalan, literally, Old Land of Red Earth. This early mention of a mythical city marks the first of a series of conflated and confused legends that gave birth to the modern legend of the Ciudad Blanca. There is no evidence that Cortes thought Huetlapalan existed in eastern Honduras or ever made any effort to find this lost city.

Nearly twenty years later, in the year 1544, Bishop Cristobol de Pedraza, the Bishop of Honduras, wrote a letter to the King of Spain describing an arduous trip to the edge of the Mosquito Coast jungles. In fantastic language, he tells of looking east from a mountaintop into unexplored territory, where he saw a large city in one of the river valleys that cut through the Mosquito Coast. His guides, he wrote, assured him that the nobles there ate from plates of gold.

Since then, the legend has continued to grow.  The White City has often been linked to Central American mythology; for example, it has sometimes been credited as the birthplace of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl.  Moreover, jungle travelers including hunters and pilots have occasionally reported sightings of a large city lost in the jungle. Some of these reports mention golden idols; others comment on the elaborately-carved white stones that give the city its name.

Several expeditions were launched to find the city, and some thought they did. In 1939, for example, explorer Theodore Morde who may have had ties to the OSS supposedly found the lost city, and later wrote the bizarre travelogue Lost City of the Monkey God just before being run over by an automobile in London, England. Later adventurers have suspected sinister motives in his untimely death, and have argued that the U.S. Government or other forces were trying to silence him in order to retain this incredible find for themselves. Recently, a some non-archaeological experts have claimed to have found the White City, joining a long line of people making the same claim.

Professional archaeologists in the area remain skeptical of these claims for a number of reasons; nevertheless, since the 1940s, announcements of expeditions to find the lost city have peppered Honduran and U.S. papers. Every time it seems the White City has been found, events conspire to conceal its location before its existence is verified. Thus, periodic reports of its discovery have not slowed the search.

Local Indian groups have different versions of the lost city legend. Most of these prohibit entry into the lost city, and some focus on the alienation of indigenous gods who have sought refuge in the sacred city, which is not so much lost as hidden.

Recently, relatively large-scale archaeological projects have been undertaken in the region for the first time. The discovery of some large, impressive archaeological sites in the jungles of the Mosquito Coast fueled an initiative by the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History to explore this region. Word spread quickly to the treasure hunting community, fueled in part by the contemporaneous development of the internet. With the subject discussed on websites and list servers, the furor surrounding the White City reached unprecedented proportions in the last few years. Most recently, a documentary with Dr. Begley and the actor Ewan McGregor was produced and widely aired, highlighting the archaeology and rugged conditions of the region.

Dr. Begley recently published a paper on the White City legend, presented on the legend at the Society for American Archaeology meetings in 2012, and will appear in an upcoming book about the legend by writer Christopher S. Stewart, tentatively titled Jungleland, which should be published in early 2013.

Dr. Begley suggests the following questions be asked of anybody who claims to have found the lost city. First, which version of the legend are you using as a guide? The indigenous legends are very different from the popular versions you hear today. Second, what features of your discovery make you think it is THE lost city? None of the legends have any characteristics, traits, or identifying attributes of the Ciudad Blanca. How, then, can you claim to have found it? Just because it is a large site? Third, are you sure your 'discovery' is not already well known to locals, and possibly even archaeologists? Do you have access to a list of all documented archaeological sites in the region and are sure this is not one of those?

The realities of the archaeology of the Mosquito Coast are important and interesting without the Lost City hype that ultimately, in every case yet, ends up being just that - hype.

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Oldest Water on Earth May Be Pooled in Mine 2 Miles Under Canada

Scientists may have discovered a pocket of the oldest water on Earth in a mine about two miles underground in Ontario, Canada.

The water is estimated to be about 2.6 billion years old — older than the dawn of multicellular life — leading researchers to believe that there may be other signs of ancient life buried deep under the Earth's surface.

Geoscientist Barbara Sherwood Lollar at the University of Toronto, who has been investigating deep mines around the world since the 1980s, said the pocket of water is important because it serves as a time capsule and can allow researchers to see what the environment was like at that time. What's more, sometimes microbes can survive in water sealed off within the Earth's crust, providing even more information on the time period.


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Wan Muhuggiag


The Wan Muhuggiag Mummy, on display at the Assaraya


The Tashwinat Mummy is a small mummy of a child, discovered in a small cave in Wan Muhuggiag, in the Acacus massif (Tadrart Acacus), Fezzan, Libya, by Professor Fabrizio Mori in 1958. The mummy is currently on display at the  Assaraya Alhamra Museum (gallery 4)  in Tripoli. The name Muhuggiag appears in various forms, including Wan Mughjaj, Uan Mugjaj (probably a typing error of: Muhjaj), Wan Mahugag, and Uan Muhuggiag. The local pronunciation of the name gives: Muhjaij: /mouhjeej/.

The Mummy:

The cave showed signs of being occupied at different periods, and its walls were painted with images of people, animals, cattle, and scratched with graffiti. This was an opportunity probably the kind professor Mori was searching for. As the cave's floor was sandy and soft to dig, the professor could not resist the rare opportunity to be the first to excavate the cave. Not long and not far from the surface he found what appeared to be a strange bundle of some sort. Upon careful investigation it turned out to be of a mummy of a child carefully wrapped in a goatskin, with its entrails replaced by wild herbs, probably to aid preservation.

The child is thought to have been 3 years old at the time of death. Using radiocarbon 14 method, the mummy was thought to be between 5,400 and 5,600 years old, which makes it much older than any of the mummies found in (neighbouring) ancient Egypt. It was believed that the makers of the mummy were cattle herders, and occupied much of North Africa, at a time when the Sahara was a savannah."


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Under Water Ruins of Japan: Wakayama Prefecture

This is a Japanese coverage of their under Water Ruins.

Most famous one is located South of Yonaguni Island, near Okinawa, but this episode covers the Most South Eastern tip of Japan, Wakayama prefecture.

I haven't seen such extensive coverage of this ruin before; this can be a news to many of us, I think.

There is a diver who is from this local area in Wakayama, who worked at Yonaguni Island under water ruin with Graham Hancock, if my memory is correct.

While this guy was working at the site in Yonaguni, he recalled what he had seen in his local water before....realised they resemble closely.

So he started to ask around the academics to research the area.

The sea point is calsed "Asaji", South of the southern tip of Wakayama prefecture.

The ruin exists 8 meters under water.

There are huge man-made passage ways with T-junction and curved rocks, some rock bearing writings which are petroglyph, it is quite like a treasure box filled info here.

According to a local anthropologist, apparently there were very highly skilled people who were ALIENS to the current locals about 2000 years ago, whom used to reside on the island off the shore. But the island is said to went under water in 1 day, destroyed everything on there....

2000 years ago??? It can be much older than that...they just haven'd had researched by more academics yet.

This is not about the Atlantis, if anything else, it'd be closer to Mu/ Lemuria saga, as it's on Pacific Ocean side.

It's just pity for it is in Japanese, and there's no transcription available.

But at least for your eyes...

WAKAYAMA Underwater Ruin (Most Southern tip of Mainland Japan on East Coast)

Off the water of Kushimoto-Cho, Higashi-Muro-Gun, Wakayama Prefecture.


Passage way

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Go through a narrow entrance to a hall

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Inside the hall

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Other Underwater Ruins introduced in the episode:

AOMORI Underwater Ruin (Northern tip of Mainland Japan, North North East of the tip)

Magatama-shinto motif of LIFE

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Sculpture of a deity?

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A Huge Turtle curving

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YONAGUNI Underwater Ruin (Yonaguni Island, South of Okinawa, Southern end of Japan)

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Ancient African Coins Found In Australia Could Rewrite History; Team Seeks 1,000-Year-Old Evidence

May 22, 2013


The Huffington Post  |  By Meredith Bennett-Smith

"In 1770, British sea captain Lieutenant James Cook landed on the east coast of Australia, claiming the territory for England. But a new expedition led by an Australian anthropologist is seeking evidence of ancient explorations that may have taken place far before Cook and his fellow European explorers ever arrived on the continent.

The expedition, led by Ian McIntosh, a professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), will follow a nearly 70-year-old treasure map to an area where a cache of mysterious, 1,000-year-old coins were discovered in the 1940s, according to a IUPUI release.

The researchers hope to discover how the coins ended up in the sand -- whether they washed ashore from a shipwreck and whether they can provide more details about ancient trading routes.

The coins were originally found during World War II by Australian soldier Maurie Isenberg, who was stationed in a remote area known as the Wessel Islands, off the Australian north coast. While fishing one day in 1944, Isenberg found a few old coins and took them home as keepsakes. It wasn't until 1979 that Isenberg sent the coins to be authenticated and learned they were actually 1,000 years old."

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Perfectly preserved woolly mammoth, complete with liquid blood, discovered in Arctic

MAY 30, 2013

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A handout photo taken on May 13, 2013, and provided by the Yakutsk-based Northeastern Federal University, shows a researcher working near a carcass of a female mammoth found on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean. Russian scientists claimed Wednesday they have discovered blood in the carcass of a woolly mammoth, adding that the rare find could boost their chances of cloning the prehistoric animal.

"MOSCOW — Russian researchers say they have discovered a perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal.

They say the frozen remains of a female mammoth were so well-preserved that blood was found in ice cavities when they were broken up.

Semyon Grigoryev, the head of the Mammoth Museum who led the expedition, said Thursday the carcass was preserved because its lower part was stuck in pure ice. He said the find could provide scientific material for cloning a mammoth.

Wooly mammoths are thought to have died out about 10,000 years ago (though recent discoveries in Siberia have implied they may have been around more recently than that). Scientists have deciphered much of the animals’ genetic code from their hair, and some believe it’s possible to clone them if living cells are found."


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10,000 Year Old Map Found Stuns Science Community

May 25, 2013


"Is the Dashka Stone (also termed the Map of the Creator) real? Does it prove that there was an advanced ancient civilization in the Ural Mountains thousands of years ago? According to a team of scientists from Bashkir State University that is exactly what they have found. Recent research and testing on the large stone slab have proven that it is indeed an ancient map carving of the area that is thousands of years old.

The team announced their findings recently and this is what they found:

The rock has been dated to around 120 million years old. (a pair of ancient shells locked into the slab confirmed this) The slab is 5 feet tall, 3.5 feet wide and 6 inches thick. It weighs approximately a little over one ton.

The slab is composed of three layers that most scientists believe would not occur naturally. The three layers are dolomite ceramic, diopside glass and then a thin layer of porcelain.

The surface of the slab is covered with a 3-D map of a section of the Ural Mountains. The slab shows no signs of tool usage meaning it was hand-carved but the age cannot be dated on when the carving was done.

Details of the slab include: the rivers, mountains, fault lines and other natural topography of the Ural Mountains. Also shown are 12 huge artificial dams, thousands of miles of irrigation canals and various other environmental projects.

Each of the environmental projects have symbols next to them that were originally thought to be Chinese but now are thought to be a new form of hieroglyphics that have not been translated.

The detail of the map could only have been acquired from the sky or space."


Dashka stone  (background)

"The Dashka stone is a unique artifact of unknown origin with (allegedly) a three-dimensional map of the Ural region. The stone was found in the village of Chandra in Bashkortostan, Russian Federation. According to researchers, the Dashka Stone constitutes evidence of the existence of an ancient civilization with high technical and cultural levels. If it is true it can also serve to confirm the views of creationists on the civilization of people before and shortly after the Global Flood."


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2,000-Year-Old Computer Used by Ancient Greeks

MAY 29, 2013


"In the early 1900s, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the world has ever seen—the Antikythera Mechanism.

The device was being carried on a Roman ship that was wrecked between 80 and 60 B.C. The ship was believed to have been sailing to the Anatolian Peninsula (also called Asia Minor) to what is now Turkey and was carrying some of the finest works of art of its day. The divers found over 200 amphorae, or ceramic jars, which were still intact on the sea floor.

After the device was found, it wasn’t until 50 years later that an Australian archaeologist using X-rays began to discover that there was a lot more to the mystery piece than was originally thought. However, due to limited technology at the time, the actual function of the Antikythera Mechanism wasn’t known until decades later."

The Antikythera Mechanism - 2D

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2,500-year-old tombs in China suggest sun-worshiping culture

"Located on a crossroads of the ancient Silk Road, the tombs have been dated to about 2,500 years ago, or 300 years before China's first emperor established the Qin Dynasty (221-207 B.C.)

Eights tombs, each 6 feet in diameter, were arranged on a 100-yard by 50-yard platform, with lines of black stones and lines of white stones stretching alongside like sun rays, the archaeology team with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said.

"The ray-like stone strings might imply sun worship. No similar ones have been detected before in all of Central Asia," team leader Wu Xinhua said.

The people buried in the tombs might have been of high social status, the researchers said, because the black stones lined up with a certain pattern were a rare resource in the area and were likely carried to the tomb site from afar."

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Thanks for that linky Blue, interesting read indeed.

But I can't help imagine when I read these sort of things that some time travelers have gone back in the very distant past with a pocket full of stuff just to leave laying around for us plebs to find years down the track so they can have a laugh at our expense.

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Extensive Ancient Underground Network Discovered From Scotland to Turkey

By April Holloway

Ancient Origins

June 13, 2013

German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kusch, in his book ‘Secrets of the Underground Door to an Ancient World’ revealed that tunnels were dug under literally hundreds of Neolithic settlements all over Europe and the fact that so many tunnels have survived 12,000 years indicates that the original network must have been huge.



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