Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Famous Formosan: The Man Who Invented a Nation

The Famous Formosan: The Man Who Invented a Nation

by Mr Ghaz

The story was pure fantasy, invented by Psalmanazar and elaborated upon by the mischievous chaplain. But the bishop – and every one of his associates – believed every word. Almost overnight Psalmanazar became a celebrity.



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Early in the 18th century a mysterious stranger captivated London’s fashionable society with spellbinding tales of human sacrifice and cannibalism. He called himself George Psalmanazar, a native of the far-off land of Formosa. History knows him as one the greatest impostors of his age.

Aristocrats, churchmen, and scientists competed to wine and dine the strange young man, just to hear his stories. Formosa was an exotic land, and few could have located it on a map. Today it is known as Taiwan, an island in the China Sea.

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The Famous Formosan: The Man Who Invented a Nation

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Hidden dimensions of the Ancient Civilizations | World Travel

The ancient history buries a golden account of prehistoric civilizations that mark the evolution of the human race. While the archaeologists have bought us very close to the life that subsisted million of years ago, there are some hidden edifices unexplored but cited in the primeval literature by the eminent writers. The modern world calls them myths because they were never found and only the written stories of their existence lie as the evidence. But beneath the deep ocean beds lie the most advanced cities of their times revealing the superior knowledge of art, science and architecture of the inhabitants. So let us take a sneak peek into some of these lost civilizations and the hidden cities of the primordial times which have always been the favorite amongst the archaeologists.

Lost city of Atlantis


Lost city of Atlantis

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More about Atlantis, El Dorado, Teotihuacan and the lost lands of Lyonesse, Mu and Lemuria in:

The Hidden dimensions of the Ancient Civilizations | World Travel

Friday, February 12, 2010

Secrets of The Ages: Do Ancient Monuments Shed Light on a Modern Mystery?

 

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Paul Devereux knew that some writers have suggested that the stone monuments at Stonehenge in England, at Carnac in France, and at other places around the world were not the work of humans but of extraterrestrials whom the people believed to be gods. Proponents of the idea also pointed out that sightings of UFO’s have been especially frequent near these ancient sites...



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While sifting through thousand of reports from the United States and Britain on unidentified flying objects (UFO’s), British researcher Paul Devereux started to observe certain patterns.

Sightings of UFO’s seemed to occur most often in certain areas where an unusually high number of geologic faults-breaks between layer of different kinds of rock-made them subject to earth tremors and variations in the earth’s magnetic field. In Britain, noted Devereux, the areas are also the sites of ancient earthworks and stone monuments.

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Secrets of The Ages: Do Ancient Monuments Shed Light on a Modern Mystery?

by Mr Ghaz

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Gargoyles – Glorious Gruesome Grotesques

Gargoyles – they are strange, bizarre, unpleasant or just plain ugly. They have been hovering around our towns and cities for centuries, for so long that it can be forgotten that they have meaning and purpose. Take a tour of the weird world of the gargoyle.


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A gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque statue and they were designed to convey water away from the roof and the sides of large buildings although they were more purposeful than that.  We associate them mostly with medieval times thanks to a certain hunchback but they have been around much longer than that.  They are more than just scary statues as if they were not there then the mortar between the stones of their buildings would, in time, erode away and the building would fall over.    Many gargoyles take the shape of animals and – lost to our modern minds – these creatures were chosen for a purpose. 

This is why:

Gargoyles – Glorious Gruesome Grotesques

by RJ Evans