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William James Veall

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William James Veall

William James Veall was educated at the Queen Mary Grammar School, Basingstoke, UK. Studied engineeering at the Basingstoke and Southampton Colleges of Technology, and read Environmental Science, Archaeology and Spanish at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.

William's primary subject became Archaeoastronomy; a subject which involves many cross-disciplines like Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnography, but his chosen path was to understand the relationships between ancient  architecture and astronomy, especially relative to the earliest Cultures resident in the Andean Highlands and Coastal Lowlands of Southern Peru.

He also  found it vital to utilise in his research programmes the relatively new technique of remote sensing aerial photography, further supprted by orthographic photo generation, Digital Elevation Modelling and 3d terrain and ground based imagery reconstruction.

An ever increasing portfolio of petroglyphic and pictographic inscriptional material has added another new dimension to William's cross- discipline attributes: ancient epigraphy. From Egyptian heiroglyphs, to proto-Sinaitic and its early and latter Phoenician alphabetic variants, from old Hebrew, Samaritan to Aramaic - just to name a few ancient alphabets.

On the practical side, as an ex-scientific engineer, William Veall is currently involved in the design and development of an Aerial Camera Platform specifically designed and developed for student use over inaccessable desert or high altitude remote mountainous terrain.

Wiiliam has an extensive web presence. As an Author  he has published his first book, "Portraits of the Gods", also broadcast with acclaim on a California Talk Radio show.

William James Veall is also Director of Nascodex and Consultant to Nascodex Publications,  Catalunya, (Spain).

History

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Ancient Technology

The four-handled tureen adorned with dragons, birds and spikes
Chinese archaeologists have discovered ritual tureen and “soup bowls” next to a badly decomposed body in a Zhou dynasty-era tomb. Among the remains there were also uncovered two wine vessels, which experts suggest were probably used as part of the funerary rituals.

Ancient Places

Healing Temple of Aesculapius (Asklepios) by Robert Thom
In the ancient world, many cultures built elaborate temple complexes dedicated to their healer gods - Imhotep in Egypt and Asklepios in Greece for example. These gods were recognized as having the power to cure supplicants from a variety of ailments within sleep and sacred dreams. Those who desired healing might travel many hundreds of miles to reach such a temple

Our Mission

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. 

Ancient Image Galleries

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)