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Dr Roberto Volterri

Born in Rome, Dr Roberto Volterri graduated in archaeology with an experimental thesis in archaeometry in the mid-'80s after previous university studies in Biology.  As an academic, he worked in university research (Archaeometallurgy) for more than 40 years, after he took the very important position as “Field Engineering and Advertising Manager” in an electronics industry (also Motorola), for about 10 years. Currently he continues to collaborate with the University of Rome II for studies using Scanning Electron Microscopy on metallic materials. He has been dealing with archaeometallurgy studying findings of all metals through amenable survey techniques, such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Diffractometry and Energy Dispersion Microanalysis (EDS). He then dedicated himself to more articulated research in the historical-archaeological context, but framed from a 'frontier' point of view. In addition to about 350 articles dedicated to the 'mysterious' issues published in the Arcani, Abstracta and Hera (of which he was also the Scientific Consultant), from around 2000 to 2009/2010., he participated in radio broadcasts (Totem, on RTL 102.5) and television both on RAI (Voyager) networks and on private broadcasters (Stargate and Il Sogno dell'Angelo) and has published over 40 books since 1976. Eight of his books are now at the Library of the University of Yale ) and four others are at the Library of the Congress in Washington, D.C .

His books are available at the following sites:*&limitTo=none&recCount=50&searchType=1&

It would be very hard to hope to find some of the artifacts described in Archeologia Dell’Impossible in some museum. Why? It's simple: because ... they do not exist or have never existed. At least 'officially'. This work, therefore, would like to fill this gap and should be understood as a real manual of "heretical archeology", indispensable to all those researchers of the unknown who want to face an experimental study on "possible ancient technologies", with the indispensable mental openness necessary to undertake a road full of obstacles, but above all with full respect for scientific orthodoxy.


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The Enigmatic Pilgrim at the Alchemical Palace of Palombara

The Enigmatic Pilgrim at the Alchemical Palace of Palombara

In the heart of the Esquiline Hill in Rome, third century AD Emperor Licinius Gallienus enjoyed the tranquility of the Horti Liciniani , a luxurious complex of ancient Roman villas with large gardens...
Traditions of Twelfth Night: Dismantling the Christmas Tree

Traditions of Twelfth Night: Dismantling the Christmas Tree

Counting from December 25, using the Julian calendar , Twelfth Night – January 6 – takes place on the last night of the ‘ Twelve Days of Christmas’ , marking the coming of the Epiphany, celebrating...
Burning of a heretic by Sassetta (1423) Melburn Museum(Public Domain)

The Jester of God and Murderous Heretic of 14th-Century Italy

" Penitenzàgite! (Do penance) ", shouted Gherardo Segarelli, a young and eccentric peasant, with flaming, hallucinated eyes and a long beard, as he wandered barefoot, wrapped only in a cloak, in the...
Cupid the Honey Thief by Albrecht Dürer (1514) Kunsthistorisches Museum (Public Domain)

To Bee Or Not to Bee In The History Of Mankind

“ Sì come schiera d'ape, che s'infiora / as a host of bees, which blooms” said Dante Alighieri in Paradiso , XXXI, v.7 The Popol Vuh , the sacred book of the mythology of the Maya, tells how the bee...
Constantine the Great at the Milvian Bridge after Giulio Romano (1640) Walters Museum of Art (Public Domain)

In Hoc Signo Vinces: In This Sign You Will Win

On the night of October 27, 312 AD at Saxa Rubra, Rome, Emperor Flavius Valerius Constantinus, (Constantine) son of Constantius I Chloros and Helena, was set to engage with the armies of Maxentius, a...
Charlemagne receiving the submission of Widukind at Paderborn in 785, by Ary Scheffer (1840) (Public Domain)

The Facts and Fiction of Charlemagne and His Paladin

In the early Middle Ages, the most eminent members who surrounded the sovereign of the empire were defined as Paladins, or Palatine Counts, who, among various other duties, served as Judges for...
The Upas, or Poison-Tree, in the Island of Java by Francis Danby (1820) (Public Domain)

Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree: Ducks and Lambs

There was a period in man’s history when science deeply influenced the literary production of sensitive souls, men and women of open and enlightened minds, such as that great mystic and visionary...
Homunculus (Mpj29 /CC BY-SA 4.0)

Ancient Alchemists and Modern Scientists: In Search of Creating the Homunculus

To mimic the Creator and create life ex nihilo – almost from nothing – has been the ambition of some men, none more so than Philip Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim (1493 - 1541), a 16th-century...
La Divina Comedia, Inferno XVIII by Sandro Botticelli ( 1481-88) Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (Public Domain)

‘Diabolus in Musica’ The Devil Is In The Music

Three, the Triad, is a perfect number, the number that distinguishes the Holy Trinity and the three theological virtues, of Faith, Hope and Charity. Three, in the Jewish Kabbalàh , also indicates the...
Marforio at the Musei Capitolini (Public Domain)

Vox Populi: Ancient Gossip of the Talking Statues of Rome

Medieval Italy gave birth to the most talented sculptors, such as Michelangelo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Rome hosts some of the most famous sculptures such as the Pieta, Moses, David and the busts...
Sumerian Artifact with the Tree of Life. (swisshippo  / Adobe Stock)

In Rome, I Saw Written On Top Of A Door

In Rome "I saw written on top of a door." ( Inferno , III, v. 11, Dante) In Rome, hidden a corner of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, one will find the last remnant of the Academia dell’ Arcadia , an...
Return to the Convent by Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala (1868) Carmen Thyssen Museum (Public Domain)

Mockery of the Crucifixion: The Sacred Donkey and the Cross

In 1857 in a cell of the ruins of Imperial Palace on the Palantine Hill in Rome, a curious graffiti representing a crucified man ( corpus humanum... suffigitur in cruce ) but with the head and ears...
Thetis receiving the arms of Achilles from Hephaestus by Peter Paul Rubens (1630)     Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Public Domain)

Ancient Artificial Intelligence: The Mechanical Messiah and Other Automatons

It may not be long before Artificial Intelligence creates access to God via modern technology, however during the 19th century, a spiritualist by the name of John Murray Spear was inspired to build a...
Scenes from Jerusalem (CC0)

17 Years in Tibet: Where Did Jesus Wander?

“ Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. When he was 12 years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. After the festival was over, while his...
Chinese Bronze Mirror (CC BY-SA 1.0)

Unraveling the Miracle of Chinese Magic Mirrors

An ancient oriental miracle, far removed from the religious sphere, and from the western concept of ‘miracle,’ manifested around first century AD China to those who 'had faith', where explanations...
Moses and Joshua bowing before the Ark, by James Tissot, (c. 1900) (Public Domain)

Was the Ark of the Covenant an Instrument of Anachronistic Technological Knowledge?

Somewhere in the Negev Desert, Mount Sinai , at dawn on a day of the 13th century BC: "Moses, go and speak to the children of Israel! Tell them that they must make a wooden Ark of Acacia, its length...