Ancient Astronomers of Chichen-Itza, Mexico

Chichén Itzá – El Castillo (pyramid of Kukulkan “El Caracol” at Chichén Itzá has long been recognized as an astronomical observatory whose foundations are Maya and whose subsequent embellishments are Toltec. Perhaps the most significant alignments of this structure are those of its front door and its principal window, located just above it, both of… Continue reading Ancient Astronomers of Chichen-Itza, Mexico

Giza Pyramids

A striking characteristic of the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza is the way in which they are integrated into a grand architectural plan, based on mathematical and astronomical data. There is no evidence that the pyramids were used as tombs. What is certain is that two narrow shafts emanating from inside the Great Pyramid were… Continue reading Giza Pyramids

Ancient Pyramids

As is well known there are literally hundreds of pyramids of various styles scattered over the Earth, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Far East, Southeast Asia and South Pacific, and in North and South America. A few of these sites demonstrating the different styles are: Iraq: The reconstructed ziggurat-pyramid at Ur, in ancient… Continue reading Ancient Pyramids

Stolen Artifacts from Iraq

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Archaeological sites in southern Iraq have been systematically looted for over two years, but experts say the dig will have to go much deeper to find out where thousands of lost artifacts have ended up. “The complete lack of knowledge is devastating,” says archaeologist Elizabeth Stone, who spent years excavating the Old… Continue reading Stolen Artifacts from Iraq

Late Helladic

Late Helladic I Outside the partial circuit wall, Grave Circle B, named for its enclosing wall, contained ten cist graves in Middle Helladic style and four shaft graves, sunk more deeply, with interments resting in cists. Richer grave goods mark the burials as possibly regal. Mounds over the top contained broken drinking vessels and bones… Continue reading Late Helladic

Tutankhamun – egypt ancient

The Tutankhamun Exhibition showing in Dorchester is the only exhibition on the young Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun and his treasures of its kind outside Egypt. The exhibition, now in its 21st year, is displaying, amongst other wonderful objects from the tomb, the world famous Gold Death Mask, the Golden Throne and Tutankhamun’s mummy. We offer: full… Continue reading Tutankhamun – egypt ancient