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… Ancient Temple In North America Reveals The Key To Ancient Wonders

When I visited Stonehenge I was tempted and bought this book from the shop.
More than 30 years ago on the remote plains of southern Alberta, Canada, scientist Gordon Freeman discovered a Sun Temple. His study of the site led him to find incredible similarities [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2017

Vindolanda lies just to the south of the curtain wall of Hadrian’s Wall and has a very different ‘feel’ to other sites along the Wall. It lies upon the first Roman frontier in the north – The Stanegate Road and in a stunning landscape which lets your imagination really connect with its past. You will [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 4th 2016

Synopsis (From the English Heritage website):
‘Stonehenge, where stones of wonderful size have been erected after the manner of doorways … no one can conceive how such great stones have been so raised aloft, or why they were built there’From Henry of Huntingdon’s History of the English People, written in about 1130
Stonehenge [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 28th 2014

A tiny robot has made a momentous archaeological discovery deep under the famous Temple of Quetzalcoatl, near the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico, it was announced on Monday.
Experts expected to find just one ancient chamber at the end of a stretch of 2,000-year-old unexplored tunnel at the Teotihuacan site. Instead, the remote-controlled vehicle has beamed back images of three mysterious caverns.
The [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2013

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology reports of a submerged monumental structure underneath the sea of Galilee, Israel.
The mysterious rock pile is 10 metres high and 70 metres in diameter – about twice the diameter of Stonehenge. The basalt boulders weigh a total of about 60,000 tons.
Researchers believe the structure is a giant cairn, or rock [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 13th 2013

BBC News (York & North Yorkshire) have reported that a section of Roman road has been discovered during excavations underneath York Minster:

Archaeologists have unearthed a section of Roman road beneath York Minster.
The road was found during construction work for new visitor displays in the medieval minster’s undercroft.
The York Archaeological Trust said the road was probably [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 15th 2012

Image from Wiki
ABC Brisbane reports that missing fragments of the Egyptian Book of the Dead have been discovered stored in a Queensland museum:

World-renowned Egyptologist Dr John Taylor was viewing the museum’s Egyptian collection when a name on a papyrus fragment caught his eye.
Dr Taylor is the curator of the British Museum’s mummy collection. [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 25th 2012

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