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  1. Gadao’s Cave, Guam: The Rock Art, The Chief, The Legends

    ... histories in the Pacific Islands and the small island of Guam is a prime example.   There are many unique cultures with ... histories in the Pacific Islands and the small island of Guam is a prime example.  One of the most renowned sites in the island is ...

    Ed Whelan - 20/12/2018 - 01:55

  2. Scientists Discover an Ancient Bio-Metallic Vampire Ant

    A 98-million-year-old amber specimen collected from an excavation in Myanmar, formerly Burma, has yielded a new species of 'hell ant' with a spiky metallic mouth which it used to suck its victims’ blood.

    ashley cowie - 24/09/2018 - 23:01

  3. Representation of Sumerian Elites Detected in the Crespi Gold Tablets

    It is becoming increasingly clear that the Sumerians had established a colony in South America called Kuga-Ki. Kuga-Ki was the "Tin Land of the West" or the "Sunset Land", in Sumerian inscriptions.

    Clyde Winters - 19/04/2018 - 13:58

  4. The Exceptional Inscription on the Pokotia Monument – Evidence of Sumerian Script in Bolivia?

    There is a very intriguing inscription on the back of the Pokotia Monolith. What makes it stand out is that it was written in linear Sumerian. Even more exciting is that it provides further evidence of a Sumerian presence in ancient South America.

    Clyde Winters - 15/05/2017 - 14:05

  5. Inti, Sun God of the Inca, Spawned the First Rulers of An Unforgettable Empire

    In the mythology / religious belief system of the Incas, Inti was the god of the Sun, and one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon. As a solar deity, Inti is closely associated with agriculture, as this heavenly body provides the warmth and light needed for crops to grow. Hence, Inti was quite a prominent god amongst the farmers of the Inca civilization. Moreover, the Sapa Inca (the ruler of the Inca Empire) claimed direct descent from Inti, which further enhanced the prestige and status of this god.

    dhwty - 06/01/2017 - 14:51

  6. Lake of Blood: The dark history of Laguna Yahuarcocha, Ecuador

    Laguna Yahuarcocha, meaning blood lake in the Kichwa language, is a sacred lake of Ecuador. Looking across the still water in the picturesque region of Ibarra, it is hard to imagine that it was once the scene of a bloody massacre, a consequence of indigenous resistance against Inca domination. 

    Bryan Hill - 13/07/2015 - 21:22

  7. Mummy Juanita: The Sacrifice of the Inca Ice Maiden

    Momia Juanita (‘Mummy Juanita’) is the name given to the mummy of a 15th century Incan girl who was discovered in Peru in 1995. She is known also as the ‘Lady of Ampato’, and the ‘Inca Ice Maiden’, the first because she was found on the top of Mount Ampato, a dormant volcano in the Andes, and the second because her body was preserved due to the frigid temperatures on top of that mountain.

    dhwty - 25/03/2018 - 18:47

  8. House of Taga: Trinian Island’s Unique Megalithic Construction

    ... Taga was a giant, born to the chief of the Ritidian village, Guam. He is said to have become disillusioned by his father’s rule and ...

    Michelle Freson - 03/09/2018 - 13:54

  9. Genetic Analysis of a Frozen Andean Mummy Reveals a Previously Unknown Lineage

    In 1985, a frozen and half buried mummy of a young boy was recovered from the mountain of Aconcagua in Argentina. Now, a team of scientists have managed to extract and sequence his mitochondrial DNA from a biopsy of the mummy’s lungs. The results are astonishing and indicate that the child belonged to a genetic population whose lineage has not previously been identified in modern Native Americans.

    Marilo - 17/11/2015 - 00:50

  10. Dressed to Kill: The Vibrant Textiles Adorning these Incan Mummies Have a Lethal Secret

    Scientists have encountered a toxic substance on textiles buried with two Incan mummies sacrificed in Chile. Since making the find, they’ve warned other researchers to be wary of handling any similar red pigments. Why did the Inca people put something so dangerous in the burial?

    Alicia McDermott - 29/07/2018 - 18:49

  11. The War of the Two Brothers: The Division and Downfall of the Inca Empire

    On the 26th of July 1533, the last ruler of the Inca Empire, Atahualpa, was executed by the Spanish with a garrotte (a device used to strangle someone). This marked the end of the once mighty Inca Empire, and the beginning of the Spanish conquest of that region of South America. Only a year earlier, Atahualpa had emerged victorious from a bloody civil war to become the Sapa Inca (meaning ‘the only Inca’).

    dhwty - 01/12/2015 - 03:12

  12. Rediscovering the Lost Code of the Inca Cosmic Power Matrix

    The National Museum in Quito, Ecuador exhibits an otherworldly collection of sheet-gold masks representing the Andean sun god Inti. Zig-zag rays of golden light burst from his face and some end in tiny stylized human figures, animals and insects. Most Inti masks were crafted by the La Tolita culture which extended along the coast from the Esmeralda area of Ecuador to the Tumaco Region in Colombia between 300 BC and 400 AD. However, a sun-burst Inti mask was discovered 2000 miles south in Cusco.

    ashley cowie - 17/05/2017 - 15:37

  13. Viracocha’s ‘Sweat and Tears’ – Three Supreme Deities of the Incan Religion

    Every year, the people of Peru host an elaborate celebration in the city of Cuzco at the time of the summer solstice. This festival is known as Inti Raymi – the Festival of the Sun. To spectators, this celebration may seem like mere entertainment. But it may provide one of the only insights available today about the worship practices of the powerful, ancient leaders who once ruled the region known as the Inca Empire. 

    ML Childs - 12/08/2018 - 01:51

  14. Bermuda Triangle of the Pacific: Devil’s Sea Connected with Missing Ships and Other Strange Phenomena

    ... the Philippines, level with Manilla, and the west coast of Guam, a U.S. island territory in Micronesia. It includes a major section of the ...

    aprilholloway - 19/07/2017 - 19:00

  15. Sun and Earth Aligned: Ancient Andean Calendar is Illuminated on the Atacama Desert

    On the winter solstice of 2017 a dedicated historian at Chile’s Pre-Columbian Art Museum in Santiago, Dr. Cecilia Sanhueza, was following a hunch in the Atacama Desert, Chile. She observed “a row of three cairns… and two square piles of stones, each about 1.2 meters (four feet) high” to see how they coordinated with the rising sun on the winter solstice.

    ashley cowie - 29/05/2018 - 13:57

  16. Ferdinand Magellan: Defying all Odds in a Voyage around the World

    ... leg of the journey, Magellan reached the Pacific island of Guam, where he replenished his food supplies. Magellan then landed in the ...

    dhwty - 19/04/2015 - 01:00

  17. A Symposium in Homage to Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

    This Mesoamerican Symposium in homage to Eduardo Matos-Moctezuma, organized by the Art History Society of California State University, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), promises to be spectacular.  It will take place on April 21 – 22 of 2017 in both locations.  This year is particularly unique.  In addition to our highly regarded featured speakers, we will present a very special event in conjunction with the symposium: all attendees and participants are invited to the inaugur

    ancient-origins - 24/02/2017 - 02:32