5,000 year old NYC in Israel: Gaser, Gazer, Gezer

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According to the Hebrew Bible, Gezer was one of the great cities fortified by Solomon, in addition to Jerusalem, Megiddo, and Hazor. Its importance was due in part to the strategic position it held at the crossroads of the ancient coastal trade route linking Egypt with Syria, Anatolia and...

White Sands National Monument: who covered 143,733 acres with gypsum?

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White Sands National Monument is a United States national monument located in the state of New Mexico on Route 70 approximately 54 miles (87 km) northeast of Las Cruces and 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Alamogordo in western Otero County and northeastern Doña Ana County. The monument is situated...

Mud Flood in Sardis: archaeologists are silent

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Sardis or Sardes was an ancient city at the location of modern Sart, near the Salihli in Turkey's Manisa Province. Sardis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, one of the important cities of the Persian Empire, the seat of a Seleucid Satrap, the seat of a proconsul under the Roman...

Ancient Genetics Factory: The Temple of Artemis

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The Temple of Artemis aka The Temple of Diana was responsible for providing this planet with creatures of various types, including humans. While this specific temple was located in Ephesus, I doubt that it was the only one. As a matter of fact I would be surprised if it was. The below listed...

Willamette Meteorite: why, and what is it?

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The Willamette Meteorite weighs about 32,000 pounds. It is classified as a type III iron meteorite, being composed of over 91% iron and 7.62% nickel, with traces of cobalt and phosphorus. The approximate dimensions of the meteorite are 10 feet tall by 6.5 feet wide by 4.25 feet deep. Most iron...

The Grand Canyon is under 450 years old...?

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Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While some aspects about the history of incision of the canyon are debated by...

200 years of Hell: America and the World

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While there does seem to be a cause and effect between the comets and changes in the landscape and possibly causing other issues such as illness, etc. (like the plagues in Egypt), it made me wonder, what has happened in our lifetime that can be contributed to comets. I had no idea that comets...

The obscure high-tech Stone Age "they" do not want you to know about

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Of course, those prehistoric individuals spent multiple nights by the campfire polishing ceremonial axes and the so-called "maces". Replacing each other, they were drilling those perfect holes. With great stamina and finesse, they were using their stone tools to skillfully carve intricate...

Terraforming of the Corinth Canal

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The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. The canal was dug through the Isthmus at sea level and has no...

Millions of Venetian Piles: where are they?

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However, several things happened which kept the wood intact for over 500 years. The first is that wood rots only when both air and water are present, so in the oxygen starved environment of the water underneath the buildings, the wood was protected until the second thing happened. The waters of...

1740: Batavia aka Jakarta, Indonesia

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The founding of Batavia by the Dutch in 1619, on the site of the ruins of Jayakarta, led to the establishment of a Dutch colony; Batavia became the center of the Dutch East India Company's trading network in Asia. Monopolies on local produce were augmented by non-indigenous cash crops. To...

Moctezuma II: the Holy Roman Emperor?

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Moctezuma II, referred to in full by early Nahuatl texts as Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin, was the ninth ruler of Tenochtitlán, reigning from 1502 to 1520. The first contact between indigenous civilizations of Mesoamerica and Europeans took place during his reign, and he was killed during the initial...

Dating: 2,000 y.o. this, or 25,000 y.o. that...

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Very often I see our forum members mentioning dates which puzzle me. Yup, I'm talking about all those "thousands of years old" items, objects or events. I am not saying that our world is 500 years old, yet I do question dates exceeding 600-700 years. The reason I question those is the lack of...

19th century: 3,000-mile Intracoastal Waterway

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The Intracoastal Waterway is a 3,000-mile (4,800 km) inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States, running from Boston, Massachusetts, southward along the Atlantic Seaboard and around the southern tip of Florida, then following the Gulf Coast to Brownsville...

1874: USS Alarm - what was it?

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A spar torpedo consists of a bomb on a long pole or spar, carried by a small, fast, low-lying boat. Under the cover of night or fog the torpedo boat stealthily approaches an enemy ship and detonates the bomb close to the vulnerable underwater hull. This may sound simple enough in theory, but...

When Jesus abandoned America, or why TPTB prefer Pagan Gods

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The Government of the United States clearly shows that there was never such a thing as this alleged Separation of Church and State. They tricked us into thinking that "Church" pertains to the traditional religions only. (I.e. Christianity and Islam.) The Paganism was never considered by us, for...

1901-1902 Charleston West Indian Exposition

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So far, from what I can find The Cotton Palace also served as a Civil War prison for Union prisoners. The thing is, can NOT find much material on the place, it's crazy! For as extensive, amazing and comprehensively fabulous a piece of architecture and engineering it was for the time- not-much...

1893: 100 MPH High Speed Electric Train

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This is definitely not something I have ever heard about before. How about a 100 MPH electric train in 1893. And what's interesting, it sounds like they actually started implementing this project by grading 24 miles of the proposed real estate. Logically, this fact is supposed to mean that they...

1891 Cable Road Construction in NYC

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Built in 1891, the short-lived Broadway Cable Railroad ran north along Broadway, from Bowling Green at the southern end of Manhattan, uptown to 36th Street. This early form of mass transit operated by means of two giant cables (powered by centrally positioned steam engines), which ran just below...

Documentary: 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

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For those interested, this is going to be a real treat. I thought I knew a few things about the Chicago Expo of 1893, but the contents of the presented documentary are ridiculously amazing in their mockery of our historical perception. It's like the narrator is saying that they know that some of...

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