Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Voynich Manuscript

Sunday, November 28, 2010


The Voynich Manuscript is considered by scholars to be most interesting and mysterious document ever found. Written in the 15th or 16th century CE, it consists of approximately 240 vellum pages. Its content is mostly illustrations and its script, language and author remain unknown to this day.
This image from the manuscript is thought to represent a cosmological design. The Voynich Manuscript is named after Wilfrid M. Voynich, a Polish-American antique bookseller who acquired it in 1912.

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Voynich discovered it in the villa Mondragone in Frascati, located near Rome, which was by then converted into a Jesuit College.
It has been studied by countless experts, including professional and amateur cryptographers. During World Wars I and II, British and American code breakers examined the documents and came up with nothing.
Full article by Bren Parks
The Voynich Manuscript

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Famous Mysterious Disappearance in History


There are many stories of mysterious disappearance, but in my opinion, these three stories are the most intriguing and interesting.

The disappearance of Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York in 1483

Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, the two princes, the son of Edward IV were only 12 and 9 years old respectively when they disappeared after being held prisoner by their uncle Richard III of England in the Tower of London whilst Edward V was waiting for his coronation. The princes were never seen again shortly after Richard III claimed that Edward IV’s marriage was invalid and his children illegitimate. Some chronicles and notes taken at that time recorded the rumor that the sons of King Edward had had been put to silence in the Tower of London. This fact leads to many speculations of whether Richard III or his agents had killed the princes. Historians argued that the Tudor who also wanted to rise to the throne might have something to do with the execution of the princes. In 1674 during a demolition work in the White Tower, skeletons were found and thought to be the remains of the young king and his brother. Charles II ordered the skeletons to be reburied in Westminster Abbey. However, an examination held in 1933 of the surviving bones was inconclusive. DNA analysis or carbon dating on the bones is possible today, but unfortunately, the Abbey authorities have refused a second examination. Thus the fate of the two princes was still unknown to this date. This mystery have been the inspiration of many books, play and movies.

Find out what the two other Famous Mysterious Disappearances are, and do it here:
Famous Mysterious Disappearance in History | Socyberty

by Yovita Siswati
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ancient Aliens: The Visitors

 

Ancient Aliens - The Visitors

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If ancient aliens visited Earth, who were they, and where did they come from? Possible historic evidence and beliefs are examined around the world. The Dogon people possess knowledge of a galaxy they claim was given to them by a star god named Amma. The Hopi and Zuni people celebrate Kachinas, gods from the sky, whose headdresses and costumes appear to resemble modern helmets and protective clothing. Halfway around the world, Chinese legends tell of the Han leader, Huangdi, arriving on Earth on a flying, yellow dragon. Was this dragon more likely a spacecraft? Ancient astronaut theorists believe that these are far from chance encounters and that extraterrestrials not only interacted with us, but changed the course of human history.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Ancient Aliens - The Evidence


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Ancient alien theorists like Erich von Däniken believe that, thousands of years ago, extraterrestrials landed on Earth, where they were hailed as gods and helped shape human civilization. But what proof could possibly exist for such an encounter? Proponents of the theory point to two types of evidence: ancient religious texts and physical specimens such as cave drawings, stone sculptures and pyramids. Is your curiosity piqued? Here’s a quick introduction to some of the most famous examples.
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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Bible's Buried Secrets

 
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In this landmark special, NOVA takes viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.
This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God—the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—emerge?
"'The Bible's Buried Secrets' is both a scientific detective story and dramatic adventure that digs deeply into the Bible and the history of the ancient Israelites through the archeological artifacts they left behind," said Paula S. Apsell, NOVA Senior Executive Producer.
NOVA travels to several excavations of ancient cities in the Near East, filming newly discovered remains and interviewing leading archeologists and biblical scholars. These in-depth interviews—along with historic works of art, ancient artifacts, animations of biblical passages and scenes, and dramatic recreations—provide the latest account of the ancient Israelites and how they found their one God, the God not only of modern Judaism, but also of Christianity and Islam.
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