Saturday, October 17, 2015

Comet which hit Antarctica 13,000 years ago ‘wiped out advanced civilisation’

Did a comet wipe out a highly advanced human civilisation in Antarctica, thousands of years before the invention of the wheel?

Author Graham Hancock claims to have found a ‘smoking gun’ which proves a highly advanced civilisation existed in Antarctica 13,000 years ago.
Hancock claims that our knowledge of astronomy and mathematics comes from this ‘lost’ civilisation.

Hancock’s book Fingerprints of the Gods sold three million copies in 1995.
He told The Sunday Times, ‘But what I lacked was a smoking gun. Now we have it.

‘A series of papers in geophysics and geological journals have been bringing forward evidence that the Earth was indeed hit by a comet 12,800 years ago, which is exactly what I proposed in my book.’
His new book, Magicians of the Gods, will be published in September.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Archaeologists Decipher Name of 'Ancient Astronaut' Maya Tomb

Researchers in Mexico say they have decoded the hieroglyphic name on the Palenque tomb of ancient Maya King Pakal, revealing it to read "The House of the Nine Sharpened Spears," more than 60 years after the crypt was discovered.
Mexican archaeologist Alberto Ruz Lhuillier discovered the burial crypt in 1948 — and new research led by Guillermo Bernal from the National Autonomous University of Mexico made a link between an inscription in the tomb and other hieroglyphics of the same form. The key to deciphering the name was a hieroglyph that looked like a jaguar molar and was interpreted to mean "edge," as in a sharp-edged spear.

"This is a name linked with war, and an aspect which was not previously known as the hieroglyphic [could not be] deciphered until now," Bernal, from the university's Mayan Studies Center, told a news conference in Mexico City on Monday. "'The House of the Nine Sharpened Spears' is a denomination represented by the nine warriors in the walls of the tomb."
The Maya civilization, which developed hieroglyphic writing, a calendar and astronomical system, reached its peak of influence between the year 250 and 900, extending its reach over what is now Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.
Born in the year 603, King K'inich Janaab' Pakal is said to have ascended to the throne at the age of 12. He led a prosperous government in the ancient city of Palenque and is believed to have been behind the building of its finest architecture. Pakal and his sarcophagus also have fueled decades' worth of speculation about "ancient astronauts."
This report was supplemented by NBC News