Issue 106 - July / August 2014 CRIME IN THE GREAT PYRAMID
From Editor, J. Douglas Kenyon
In Atlantis Rising #104 (March/April, 2014) we reported on the recent firestorm of controversy following the disclosure that a couple German archaeology students had apparently managed to clandestinely enter the so -called relieving chambers above the King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid and to remove a bit of paint from one of the wall markings. This they smuggled out of Egypt and to a lab in Dresden Germany for carbon dating. Their intention, apparently, was to prove that the paint was not ancient but, instead, a recent forgery (intentionally put there in the early nineteenth century by its claimed discoverer Colonel Richard William Howard-Vyse). Citing the lab findings, their aim was to refute the only direct evidence which mainstream archaeology has that the pyramid was built by the pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), and is not, in fact, much older. Whatever their plan, it backfired. The perceived enormity of their crime provoked such an outcry from official Egyptology that any questions about the validity of their evidence and the actual authenticity of the Khufu cartouche were drowned in the storm of outrage. So, it appeared, the matter would rest. Until now.
In a very ironic turn of events, a new line of research supporting the cartouche forgery hypothesis has suddenly emerged, and Atlantis Rising is delighted to be the first to publish the startling new evidence. Veteran alternative archaeology reporter, Scott Creighton, tells the story beginning on page 42, and we won't spoil it for you by saying more here.
We would like to add, though, that we doubt the argument will end with the production of this new evidence. Frequent Atlantis Rising contributor Dr. Robert Schoch, who has previously written about the Khufu Cartouche for us (see A.R. #52, July/August, 2005, 'Lost Truth and The Great Pyramid') counts himself as one of those who believes the cartouche is authentically ancient. Though he had not seen Scott Creighton's new evidence, he expressed skepticism to us about the forgery charge: 'When in the chambers one can shine a light down into the cracks and see that the inscriptions continue into areas where it is inconceivable (or so everyone who has seen them agrees) that anyone could get to, even with the finest brush or tool, to fake them. Also, the inscriptions match (in terms of pigments and techniques), as best as anyone can tell, those found in the shafts which were totally sealed until very recent times and thus are undoubtedly ancient. As far as any radiocarbon testing of the pigments, it is probably a red herring. There has been an incredible amount of contamination in the chambers, between bat dung, people rubbing their hands on, and breathing on the inscriptions, bacterial and fungal growth over them, etc., such that any dates may well not date the original pigments but rather the modern contamination (or a combination of recent and ancient). Much the same issue is involved with the radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin, for instance.' Dr. Schoch did say he looks forward to reading Creighton's article.
It turns out, though, that in his forthcoming book The Secret Chamber of Osiris (Bear & Co., Jan. 2015) Scott Creighton has, in our view, thoroughly addressed all the issues raised by Dr. Schoch and others.
Unfortunately, we don't have space to cover those arguments here, but when the book is available, you will certainly be able to get it from Atlantis Rising. In the meantime, we think you will find the impressive evidence Creighton produces regarding the true intentions of Howard-Vyse compelling, indeed.
At a minimum, it seems the mainstream objection to the notion of a Great Pyramid much older than the pharaoh Khufu may have lost much of its credibility.
Holy Grail Found Say Researchers
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REPORT FROM THE FRONT
Tracking the News of the Coming Energy Revolution
THE 4TH STATE OF MATTER AND UNLOCKING FREE ENERGY
By Jeane Manning
Ten years ago my favorite column in Atlantis Rising magazine was 'The New Heretic,' by Eugene Mallove, Ph.D. I also looked forward to editorials in his technical magazine, Infinite Energy. His eloquence, credentials, and enthusiasm opened doors for the cold fusion community. At various meetings I'd enjoyed his irreverent sense of humor, and when I telephoned to check facts he generously gave me insights. more...
THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST
The Happisburgh Footprints
By Michael Cremo
Adriano Forgione, the editor of FENIX, an Italian alternative science magazine, recently wrote me a letter, asking me what I thought about the Happisburgh footprints. Actually, since they were first announced early this year, many people have been sending me links to articles about the footprints in the popular press. So for me the first step was to track down the original scientific publication. In this case it was a paper by Nick Ashton and eleven coauthors, titled 'Hominin footprints from the Early Pleistocene deposits of Happisburgh, UK,' published in February 2014 in the online scientific journal PLoS ONE (vol.9, issue 2). Having studied the report, I will tell you what I learned and what I think. more...
Archetypes of Aliens
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By Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman
Every year, we outsource jobs to other friendly countries in the hopes of getting inexpensive labor and increasing our technological footprint. What we cannot do ourselves, we often look to others to do. Even ancient civilizations had to appreciate the need to utilize external resources when internal ones didn't quite cut the mustard. When it comes to the spread of ideas, innovations, and information, though, many theorists, whether historians, archaeologists or researchers, believe that we may have gotten a little help with advancing our knowledge, science, and technology from our friends, only not in other countries...but on other planets. more...
How Science Has Lost Track of the Story
By William B. Stoecker
As if following the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, today, people of every ethnic group, speaking every language, live all over the world. People of European ancestry, and English speakers, live on every continent, as do people of Asian ancestry and those whose ancestors came from Africa. In historical times huge numbers of people migrated from the Old World to the New, and American pioneers trekked westward in their covered wagons. Europeans settled in South Africa, arriving at the southern end of the continent by sea at about the time the Bantu -speaking Africans arrived from the north. Various Germanic tribes migrated into the decaying Roman Empire, as did the fearsome Huns from Western Asia, forerunners of the even more fearsome Mongols. As we go back in time, even during the time of recorded history, the picture becomes blurred, although we know that people wandered and migrated even then. We know little about the mysterious Sea People of the eastern Mediterranean, or the Hyksos (probably including the early Israelites) who entered Egypt. But even before recorded history, people were leaving their homes and resettling far, far away. Conventional archaeologists and anthropologists assure us that Man 'evolved' in Africa and migrated to Eurasia and beyond; many of us have serious doubts about this model. Conventional thinkers also tell us that Amerindians are descended from people who migrated from Asia across Beringia; this is probably an oversimplif ication, and the migrations may have been carried out by early seafarers. more...
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Scent of a Dinosaur
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By Stephen Robbins, Ph.D.
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THE OTHER SIDE
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By Robert Schoch, Ph.D.
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Crime in the Great Pyramid
By Scott Creighton
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By Frank Joseph
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Where Science and Science Fiction Get Together
By Patrick Marsolek
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Shouldn't the Moon Have a Name?
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By Julie Loar
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Remote Viewing for the Truth
At Least One Investigative Tactic Cannot Be Blocked by Vested Interests
By Marsha Oaks
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THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA:
The Mystery Solved
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ATLANTIS: The True Story
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HITOMI AND THE GOD PARTICLE:
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Produced by Dick Allgire
This DVD documents one of the best remote -viewing sessions ever produced. Hitomi demonstrated a remarkable ability to see, sketch, and describe things that were physically distant, without any foreknowledge of the target.
During her advanced training she was given a blind tasking, the creation of the Higgs -Boson subatomic reaction, the so -called 'God Particle.' She had no way of consciously knowing that this was the target. She went into a room alone and worked for hours, assembling more than 40 pages of sketches and descriptions. What she produced is astounding. more...
Reality -Check Time
The Death Illusion
Pat Alexander -Sacramento, CA
Tom Batorski -Angola NY
Ray Daly -Lincoln, NE
Giza, Gobekli Tepe, and the Bible
David Wright -Walnut Creek, CA
The Fallen Angel Enigma
Greg May -Orlando, FL
Pythagoras and the Bean Stalk
Jane Vinson -Tucson, AZ