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Carl A.P. Ruck

Prof. Carl Ruck

Carl A.P. Ruck is Professor of Classics at Boston University, an authority on the ecstatic rituals of the god Dionysus. With the ethno-mycologist R. Gordon Wasson and Albert Hofmann, he identified...
Dr Ken Jeremiah

Dr Ken Jeremiah

DR. KEN JEREMIAH has written several books about religions, mummification, and spirituality, including Living Buddhas , Christian Mummification , and Eternal Remains . Other books cover the martial...
Giovanni Pastore

Prof. Giovanni Pastore

Professor Giovanni Pastore (1954, Rotondella - Basilicata, Italy), received his degree in mechanical engineering at Turin Polytechnic University in 1978. Even before graduating he was offered a...
Dr. Andrew Chesnut, Author

Dr. Andrew Chesnut

Dr. Andrew Chesnut is Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of the first and only academic book on Santa Muerte in English , Devoted to Death : Santa Muerte,...
Dr Rita Louise

Dr Rita Louise

Bestselling author Dr. Rita Louise is the founder of the Institute of Applied Energetics and the host of Just Energy Radio . She is a Naturopathic Physician and a 20-year veteran in the Human...
Dr Nickos Poulianos

Dr Nickos Poulianos

Nickos A. Poulianos was born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), July 15 th 1956. He was educated in Russia, New York, Greece, and Italy. He graduated in Biology at Rome University “La Sapienza” in 1984, and...

David Grant

David Grant has a masters degree in ancient history. He is responsible for a number of international patents stemming from ideas that set out to challenge the status quo in one way or another, life...
David G. Jones, Author

David G. Jones

David G. Jones B.A., M.A. is a retired government executive and university teacher and administrator. Among other achievements, he is a Fellow of the University of King's College and was awarded the...
Adrienne Mayor

Adrienne Mayor

ADRIENNE MAYOR is a research scholar in the Classics Department and History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Program at Stanford University. She is the author of The Amazons: Lives and...
Paul Devereux

Paul Devereux

Paul Devereux BA, FRSA, is one of the pioneers of what used to be called ‘earth mysteries’, a field that later morphed into ‘ancient mysteries’ and other terminology, having worked in the subject...
Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock

GRAHAM HANCOCK is the author of the major international non-fiction bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, The Message of the Sphinx, Heaven’s Mirror,Underworld and Supernatural...
Dr Massimo Bonasorte

Dr Massimo Bonasorte

Dr. Massimo Bonasorte is an italian investigative journalist, with a university degree in Semitic Epigraghy. After many years of work in Italy as freelance and director of archaeological and...
Dr. Sachin Kumar Tiwary

Dr. Sachin Kumar Tiwary

Dr. Sachin Kumar Tiwary has had a great passion for the field of archaeology right from his college days. He completed a Bachelor Degree from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 2005 and acquired...
Dr Theodoros G. Spyropoulos

Dr Theodoros G. Spyropoulos

Theodore Spyropoulos (Greek: Θεόδωρος Σπυρόπουλος) is a Greek archaeologist, regional official of Greece's Central Archaeological Council, and author of the three-volume book titled ‘Lacedaemon’...
Dr. Phil Flambas, Author

Dr. Phil Flambas

Dr Phil Flambas was born in Sydney, Australia in 1953. He was a student at Sydney Boys High and attended the University of NSW medical school, graduating as a doctor in 1978. In his early twenties,...
Charles Christian

Charles Christian

Charles Christian is a professional writer, editor, award-winning journalist and former Reuters correspondent. His most recent non-fiction books are A travel guide to Yorkshire’s Weird Wolds: The...
John Haywood, Author

Dr John Haywood

Educated at the universities of Lancaster, Cambridge and Copenhagen, Dr John Haywood is an expert on the history of Dark Age Europe. He is also the author of The New Atlas of World History, The...
Hugh Newman

Hugh Newman

Hugh Newman is a world explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites (2008); co-author of Giants On Record: America’s Hidden History, Secrets in the...
Brien Foerster

Brien Foerster

Brien Foerster was born in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A. but grew up on the west coast of Canada. At age 11, he became fascinated with the Native art of the Haida native people, and began carving...
Dr. Steven L. Derfler, Author

Dr. Steven L. Derfler

An international educational consultant, public speaker, archaeologist, historian, researcher, teacher and writer,Dr. Derfler has been uncoveringthe histories ofAncient Civilizations for 40 years...

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Pictorial representation of Pyramid in Teuchitlán Guachimontones Museum.
Guachimontones (known alternatively as Huachimontones) is an archaeological site located in the western Mexican state of Jalisco. This is an important site of the Teuchitlan tradition, which was a pre-Columbian complex society that flourished in the western part of Mexico (occupying territories in the modern Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit).

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