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...

Melbourne, Australia with a twist

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With the arrival of Europeans, Melbourne soon became a new type of meeting place, dominated by the settlers and their interests. The settlers were attracted by the rich pastures to the west and north of Port Philip, many of the same sites that Aboriginal settlers had long inhabited. This...

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...

Weapons of the Gods: Vajra, Dorje, etc...

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Vishnu informed him that only a weapon that was neither solid nor liquid could kill Namuchi and Vritra. Vishnu had the divine carpenter Tvashta fashion Indra a marvelous weapon he could use to vanquish the dreadful Asuras. This new weapon, the vajra, emitted thunderbolts. With it, Indra...

What's up with Victorian staircases?

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This video discusses the dangers of Victorian-era staircases, particularly the steep, narrow staircases that led to the servants' quarters, which were generally on the upper floors. The main staircase, the one visitors would see when they came into the house, would be wide and grandly designed...

Folly Buildings: what are they?

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The topic of these little dandy shacks has always intrigued me. I saw a few in England many years back and I thought they were a silly extravagance perpetrated by the English and French elites back in the day for tea parties and pagan worship ale fests. Not anymore! The English aristos hired...

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...

Pope is a Liar: The Dark Secret of the Vatican Pagan Gods

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I will briefly summarize what's to follow in this thread which is created in support of my hypothesis that the Ancient Rome is one and the same with the Holy Roman Empire. It appears that Vatican and Rome became visibly Christian only around the middle of the 19th century. The same, most likely...

What is hiding in Greenland?

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Greenland, and more specifically its purchase by the US, is being actively discussed in the Oval Office. But what exactly is it that makes one of the world’s most desolate places such an attractive proposition? Greenland harbours some of the largest deposits of rare-earth metals, including...

Electric Machine Guns, Coilguns and Death Ray Guns of Yesteryear

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The first successful machine-gun designs were developed in the mid-19th century. The key characteristic of modern machine guns, their relatively high rate of fire and more importantly mechanical loading, first appeared in the Model 1862 Gatling gun, which was adopted by the United States Navy...

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