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Hugh Newman

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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 Mounds and the Smithsonian Files with Jim Vieira (2015), and Stone Circles (2017). He is also published in three Ancient Origins ebooks. He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and Search for the Lost Giants and has been on the BBC, Sky TV, Bosnian TV and is currently involved in Road 2 Ruins (US) and Ancient Tomorrow (US) documentary projects. He is a video producer who publishes regular films of his worldwide explorations at www.youtube.com/MegalithomaniaUK. He has articles published in Atlantis Rising (US), New Dawn (Australia), Nexus (UK/AUS), Mindscape (UK), Heretic (UK), World Explorers Magazine (US), The Circular (UK), The Leyhunter (UK) and on www.grahamhancock.com. As well as organising the annual Megalithomania conferences and tours, he co-organises the Origins Conference in London with Andrew Collins and has spoken at events in the UK, Malta, France, Peru, Egypt, Bosnia, Cambodia, Java and North America. He currently lives in Wiltshire, England.  www.megalithomania.co.uk.

Hugh is co-hosting tours to ancient sites and speaking at several conferences this year. See his full schedule at: www.hughnewman.co.uk

See his articles in the ‘Ancient Origins’ E-books, and:

European Dolmens in Colombia - The Mysterious Ruins of San Augustin - www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/european-dolmens-colombia-mysterious-ruins-san-augustin-001479#sthash.qPwQZ7GT.dpuf 

Forgotten Stones: Secrets of the Megalithic Quarries: Göbekli Tepe - www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia-opinion-guest-authors/forgotten-stones-secrets-megalithic-quarries-001795#!bD71Eu

The Forgotten Stones of Baalbek, Lebanon – www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe-opinion-guest-authors/forgotten-stones-karahan-tepe-turkey-001917#!bD70YI

The Forgotten Stones of Karahan Tepe, Turkey – www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe-opinion-guest-authors/forgotten-stones-karahan-tepe-turkey-001917#!bD73oh

The Forgotten Stones of Aswan Quarry, Egypt – http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-africa-opinion-guest-authors/forgotten-stones-aswan-quarry-egypt-001984 

Top Ten Giants Discoveries in North America (with Jim Vieira) – www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/top-ten-giant-discoveries-north-america-005196 

Megalithic Origins: Göbekli Tepe and Ancient Peru - The Same Architects? – www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places/megalithic-origins-g-bekli-tepe-and-ancient-peru-same-architects-008402

Geometric Stone Spheres of Scotland: Part 1 – More Than A Projectile - What Possible Purpose 5,000-years Ago? – www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/geometric-stone-spheres-scotland-part-1-more-projectile-what-possible-021574  

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Human Origins

Noah's Sacrifice - watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot
The imperfect state of archaeological researches in the Near East impedes any definite identification of the original race or races that created the earliest civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt. According to Gordon Childe, however, the predominant racial element in the earliest graves in the region from Elam to the Danube is the ‘Mediterranean’.

Ancient Places

Himmerod Abbey and Church building
Himmerod Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that's existed for almost 900 years in what is now western Germany is closing down for good, due to running expenses and also a shortage of monks. Notably, the monastery was used during the 1950’s in a distinctly non-monastic capacity, as a secret meeting point of former Wehrmacht high-ranking officers discussing West Germany's rearmament.

Opinion

The ancient and mysterious Sphinx, Giza, Egypt.
In 1995, NBC televised a prime-time documentary hosted by actor Charlton Heston and directed by Bill Cote, called Mystery of the Sphinx. The program centered on the research and writings of John Anthony West, a (non-academic) Egyptologist, who, along with Dr. Robert Schoch, a professor of Geology at Boston University, made an astounding discovery on the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt.

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View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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