Mittwoch, 3. November 2010

Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna is one of the only completely preserved Roman cities in the world and among the most attractive tourist destinations in Libya. Situated on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa in the Libyan province, this unique ancient monument Leptis Magna was built under the rules of the Roman architectural tradition.

Located about 120 km east of Tripoli near the town of Al-Khoms, Leptis Magna is an ancient cultural and commercial center. Leptis Magna occurred around 10th century BC as a Phoenician trading colony.

At the time of Julius Caesar, Leptis Magna population was around 100 000 people. During Trajan's, Leptis Magna became a colony, but at the time of Severus, who was born there, the city gets called ius italicum, which means more tax exemptions. The location is the end point of trade routes, so pr...[ More on Leptis Magna]

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Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle is another medieval treasure in the territory of England. On September 21st 1327, after months of torture there, Edward II was brutally murdered because of his homosexual relations with unknown men. This palace is located in the southeastern part of the city bearing the same name, which is located in the English county of Gloucestershire.

The construction of Berkeley Castle was started in 1154 by order of Henry II. The fortified building was erected to protect Bristol, which was then an important time for the Severn Estuary and the Welsh border. It is believed that the construction of Berkeley had ended somewhere around 1189.

Merciless murder of Edward II at the palace, according to many is a fact, although there is no real information and no evidence. Today you can still see in the authentic ...[ More on Berkeley Castle]

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Herrenchiemsee Castle

Herrenchiemsee Castle is the most opulent palace built by the Bavarian King Ludwig II in the 19th century. Designed as a copy of the palace at [Versailles], Herrenchiemsee is as it rises over the majestic island Herreninsel, the largest island located in the middle of the large lake Chiemsee. This area is located in southern Bavaria, between [Munich] and [Salzburg].

Beautiful Herrenchiemsee may remind you of the neo-romantic masterpiece, Neuschwanstein, although Chiemsee is not a popular tourist destination, the castle is the Disney logo. However, the beautiful architecture and beautiful park of the castle gardens attract thousands of tourists annually from around the world.

While walking around you will be filled with calm and pleasant emotions and you can rely on the fact that you will not be crowded with...[ More on Herrenchiemsee Castle]

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Latest discoveries from the Dinosaur Era

Latest discoveries from the Dinosaur Era

On an island in the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard laid the remains of a giant meat eating sea monster, it was known to have patrolled the oceans during the reign of the fabulous dinosaurs.

It was described as the most significant Jurassic discoveries ever made. The Norwegian fossil hunters firstly recovered the rear half of the reptiles skull south west of Spitsbergen. It was identified as a new species know as pliosaur.

The pliosaur was described as a group of extinct aquatic reptiles that had huge skulls, short necks and four flippers to aid them with swimming. The evidence of the findings allowed us to tell that the this magnificent creature was in fact on top of the food chain, measurements of the partial skull and 20, 000 other bone fragments teaches us this was really the biggest aquatic dino...[ More ]

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Donnerstag, 23. September 2010

Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world and one of the most popular worldwide cultural and historical attractions. Machu Picchu is relatively a small architectural complex that remnants of past grandeur of a major civilization and is located in the lands of the present day country of Peru.

Built by the [Inca]s in the 15th century, Machu Picchu is now included in the list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage of UNESCO. Aka, Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu is located at 2430 m altitude in the Andes, 112 km from Cusco, at the foot of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

In fact, Machu Picchu is not with grandiose proportions, it was a small town. It has no more than 200 structures, representing the most common types of temples, residences, warehouses and other facilities. Most of these buildings are bu...[ More on Machu Picchu]

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Freitag, 17. September 2010

Hluboka Castle

Hluboka Castle is an excellent example of the royal ruler of a castle in Medieval times. Built in the mid 13th century, there emerged a political "sensitive" area for that time the boundary between two possessions were in today's Czech territory. Hluboka, built in the style of [Windsor] and is located in Bohemia of today's Czech Republic.

Hluboka Castle is one of the first Gothic castles in the world and was built around 1250. During the middle Ages the castle was alternately an aristocratic title and subject of the King administration. In 1562 King Ferdinand I sold Hluboka palace with the right of inheritance to the Lords of Hradec, which quite changed the castle. Hluboka has become a great example of Renaissance architecture.

Nearly a century later the possession of the island was bought by Jan Adolf Schwar...[ More on Hluboka Castle]

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Biltmore Castle

The castle is an impressive Biltmore family domain, which is located near Asheville in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Many voted Biltmore as the most beloved family house of the Americans. This definition comes from a rating of the American Institute of Architects, which was made in 2007 in order to sort the list of favorite architectural structures in America.

Biltmore Castle was built in the years between 1889 and 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt II. Biltmore is considered the largest private estate built in the U.S. It is situated on a total area of 16, 300 square meters, and throughout the building are 20 separated impressive rooms. As a tourist attraction Biltmore castle was open for public visits in March 1930 when Cornelia Stephenson (Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt) decided to tackle the difficult economic si...[ More on Biltmore Castle]

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle

Kamianets-Podilskyi is a massive medieval fortress which is located in the town in western Ukraine located between the towns Khmelnitsky and northwest Chernivtsi, which are only 25 km away. Kamianets-Podilskyi is built like a peninsula surrounded by the river Smotrich, which is a tributary of the Dniester. Kamenets-Podolski Castle, was built to protect the so-called. bridge of the castle which was once the only entrance to the city.

The first part of the name of the fortress and the city comes from the Slavic word "kaminy", which literally means stone. The second word in the composition of the name of the [medieval castle] comes from the name of the local historic area Podillia. According to some historians in antiquity the site was inhabited by the Dacians, who lived in present-day countries Romania, Moldova and parts of U...[ More on Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle]

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Florence in Italy

Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance or the soul of Italy. This historic city with the capital Rome built the remarkable cultural image of Italy and is popular worldwide.

Florence is situated among the incredibly beautiful and scenic natural area, around the town are queues of vineyards and elegant estates of typical architecture. Some of these houses are owned by one of the richest and most influential people in Italy or belong to stars of world rank.

Florence is located just above the central part of Italy, in the picturesque Tuscany region. The River Arno passes right through the city. Florence extends around the river area of about 102 sq. km and has a population of around 360 000 people.

The history of Florence begins in 59 BC, when it exists in the Latin name Florentia, which transla...[ More on Florence]

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Angkor Wat

When you speak of Angkor in no way do our minds pass the thought of the glory of an ancient civilization. This ancient city is one of the greatest historical monuments throughout Asia and in general the largest temple complex in the world.

Situated in southeast Asia, the territory of today's, Kingdom of Cambodia and these fundamental human past archaeological sites are located near Siem Reap which is about 309 km from Phnom Penh.

Aka "Lost City" Angkor was opened in 1860 and in 1992 became a part of world heritage of UNESCO, which it incorporated into their programs for the conservation of the area.

The ancient city occupies an area of 400 square kilometers, which includes a large wooded area. Here they were able to largely preserve the ancient Khmer ruins of several empires over the period fr...[ More on Angkor Wat]

Montag, 24. Mai 2010

Human sacrifice discovered in Peru

A temple with a tomb has been discovered in which for thousands of years has remains of human sacrifices in it. It was uncovered by archaeologists in Peru. The finding was near the town of Chiclayo, while excavations were started back in 2006.

Opening up the archaeological site, evidence shows that the complex belonged to people believed to stem from God Naylamp. He is considered the founder of the Lambayeque civilization that in the 8th century BC had inherited a dilapidated Moche culture, announced "National Geographic".

The temple complex is now evidence that the heirs of God Naylamp existed.

Lambayeque advanced culture has been known for their high skills in the field of irrigation. Irrigation means to transport water by artificial means to places where it is scarce or missing.
In t...[ More ]

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Birch talismans agains negative energy and depression

Birch is one of the most useful trees for humans, say Russian experts in the study of energy crops.

For centuries, many nations called the birch the tree of life and connect it with fertility and magic. Birch twigs were used to fertile ground, but also animals and even newlyweds.

In all European countries, baby swings over the centuries have been made only from birch wood, as it is a symbol as protection from all disasters - both physically and spiritually.

It is invaluable in disenchantment. Birch twigs in Spring are considered very powerful talismans.

Such Mascots chase away the pain and diseases and protect children from disease and bad eyes. Sick or convalescent people can feel a lot better if they liaise closely with the tree.

It will alleviate the sufferin...[ More ]

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Dispelled are the myths that slaves built the Egyptian pyramids

Egyptian pyramids were not built by slaves but by workers.

Archaeologists came to this conclusion in Egypt, after being close to the tombs of the most famous pyramid of Cheops, reporting that workers were involved in building it. The findings are extremely important since the current theory is that the pyramids were built by slave labor.

The logic of the experts is this: if slaves were involved in the works, then the Egyptian rulers would hardly give their salute to bury them in graves near the pyramid and themselves.

Scientists also believe that no more than 10 thousand workers built the Great Pyramid.

The Egyptian Council on antiquity suggests that these people were fully insured. According to archaeologists, they were generously fed, as wealthy families from the Delta were se...[ More ]

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Dienstag, 6. April 2010

The ten most interesting places in the world

The ten most interesting places in the world

See what are the 10 most interesting known and visited sites protected by UNESCO.

1. Stonehenge, England

Prehistoric monument in Wiltshire was constructed by witches as a temple of worship claimed by some, while others insist that it was made by aliens.

Some scientists say that the building has its cult nature and is associated with the summer solstice.

2. Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza is a pre-Columbian site built by the Maya, on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. In translation the name means "in the well of the Itza tribe". The Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza was selected as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in July 2007 after a global Internet vote.

3. Old City of Jerusalem and its walls

This holy city is for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Jerusalem has always kept the aura of mystique for their own people. Jerusalem is proud with over 220 historic monuments with among them the wonderful dome of the rock (Dome of the Rock) from the VII century, the Wailing Wall and the tomb of Christ (Holy Sepulcher).

4. Rapa Nui, Easter Island

The local name of Easter Island is Rapa Nui. It is a volcanic, Polynesian island, guarded by huge stone statues. The sinister figures probably were built to portray the important ancestors of each clan.

The statues weigh hundreds of tons and rise above 9 feet. There are more than 800 and are found all over the Easter Island. These statues are among the wonders of the world. Over 3,000 people live among the statues on the island today.

5. Vatican City, Italy

One of the most religious and beautiful cities on earth, the Vatican has in fact closed, a sovereign city-state with a population of around 900 people. This is the smallest country in the world. It is situated on the hill of Monte Vaticano, in the western part of Rome. Ruled by the Pope, this is the place to be seen when in Rome. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful sights in the Vatican is the Pope's Palace, home of the Pope, including Raphael's rooms, Sistine Chapel and frescoes painted by Michelangelo.

In 1984, Vatican City was included in the UNESCO list for World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

6. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Rising from the sand on the outskirts of Cairo are the pyramids, a complex of ancient monuments, which are among the seven wonders of the ancient world. The ancient necropolis consists of the pyramid of Khufu, the pyramid of Hefren, pyramid Mikerin and the big sphinx.

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8 things that will disappear in the coming years

American scientists have made predictions that for the next ninety years. Many problems revolving humanity will be solved, including a lot of things with which we are accustomed and without noticing they will disappear.

The first thing that will disappear is money, it will be completely replaced by electronic cards. In 2020 there will be no suffering from AIDS because of the terrible virus discoverer Luc Montagnier. As predicted in a few years the discovery of a vaccine for the virus will be presented to the world.

2030 will see the forever disappearance of posters and billboards in the streets as they will be replaced entirely by electronic forms of advertising.

2040 - Death of photos as this will be entirely replaced by digital technology.

2050 – The tie look will also fad...[ More ]

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Do you believe in reincarnation?

Almost a billion and half of people in today's Asia believe in reincarnation. This does not prevent a substantial part of the scientific world to challenge the existence of another life than the Earth.

In one of Jerome David Salinger stories he writes: "What one should do after his death, is to get rid of her body. God knows all what we've done to it a thousand times. The fact that you do not remember it does not mean that it has happened. "

It is reasonable to think that if reincarnation exists, then the sky should be crowded. Believers in reincarnation believe that death does not mean the end of life, but opens the door to another dimension, which is a transit station to the next life.

According to ancient Eastern traditions, the human soul can be gathered even in the body of the animal. Th...[ More ]

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Who has made the Crystal Skulls?

One of the major global phenomena that still remain unsolved, is the origin of crystal skulls. Who created them and what they served? These are still the questions that remain unanswered.

So far 13 skulls have been found which are kept in museums and private collections. However according to some estimates there are more than 20. They are replicas of human skulls found in Central America and Tibet. The rock crystal from which they were made, is difficult to process. Topaz, corundum and diamond is what the rock crystal is made up of. It is very difficult to process some of these minerals, if torn down.

The most beautiful crystal skull was found in the year of 1927 in Central America. It was many years in the home of Hedzhis-Ann Mitchell, the adoptive daughter of an archeologist. In excavations in Lubaantum, th...[ More ]

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Dienstag, 23. Februar 2010

The five most inexplicable phenomena

Scientists from around the world for decades have been trying to unravel the mystery of five of the most unexplainable phenomena but continue to try in vain.

The first is the way the brain affects the body. Medicine is currently still in early development. Most bizarre is the placebo effect which isolates the sick people of the symptoms due to their belief that they have a strong medicine.

The second phenomenon is unexplained so far are the clever sensory skills. Many people believe that intuition is a form of mental strength, something like a way to peek into the future. Science does not even deny the existence of strange psychic powers who possess the people that know how to predict the future. How can these people predict the future? is also unexplained.

Thirdly, are near death experience...[ More ]

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End of world coming? Possible scenarios

Along with the movie "2012" many people are pessimistic and decided that the world really will end after about 2 years. This psychosis dates go back from centuries ago and have always found that some people believe in any of the scenarios for the end of the world.

The nervous system often seeks solace in drugs or suicide, and finally, it appears that life continues after the date announced for the last day.

In the year of 1806, in the English city of Leeds a hen starts to lay eggs with messages on them, which then witnesses allegedly wrote: "Christ is coming". Many people then believed that the end of the world was coming. Finally, it appeared that the chicken farmer wrote on the eggs.

In 1842 the English farmer William Miller, after having studied profoundly the Bible, declared that the end of...[ More ]

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Freitag, 12. Februar 2010

Mega ocean existed on Mars

For many, many years on the Northern hemisphere there was a huge, huge ocean Mars. In the enormous area there was flowing water of rivers and streams, formed by heavy rains over the Red Planet.

This assumption was made by the authors of a global topographic map of Mars. It was made by a group of scientists from Northern Illinois University and the Institute of Studies of Moon and planets in Houston, United States and was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Planets.

The topographic map has been compiled based on computer algorithm analysis of images from Mars. It was found that Mars has an extensive network of valleys and channels on its surface with much higher rates than those considered so far.

For the first time a system of valleys on Mars was discovered in 1970.

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The secret of the living dead

"The man was lying, without evident signs of life. Around him were naked black people. An old black man with a bracelet of ivory shouted something. On checking whether this man was truly dead, no heartbeat or reaction of the pupils were to be found.

This man was dead. The black people surrounded him and began to scream. They believed that he would wake up and roar and the dead man did exactly that. The man lifted up, and stared at us with glazed eyes ... "

Describes a British doctor in the early twentieth century of the ritual to revive the dead in Tahiti. Since then, voodoo rituals occupy an important place in literature. But art distorts the true ritual.

According to ethnographers who were studying beliefs in Tahiti, voodoo rituals has African roots, but has undergone changes under the infl...[ More ]

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Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2010

Hypotheses about the secret of Baghdad Battery

Baghdad Battery is the common name for several artifacts found in the lands of ancient Mesopotamia. The world learns of the existence of Baghdad Battery years later when Germany archaeologist discovers a warehouse. After it undergoes a serious analysis, the German archaeologist, concluded that the instrument found produces electricity and is used by the ancient inhabitants of galvanizing vessels.

The allegation, however, was met by the scientific world and means that our ancestors were able to create a battery almost 2 thousand years ago.

The aim of batteries
Despite the many experiments that were conducted for 60 years after the discovery of the Baghdad Battery, in the scientific world there is still no definite explanation for what they served. Scientists are still unable to unite around 3 hypothese...[ More ]

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Freitag, 22. Januar 2010

Nubian Pyramids

The number of Pyramids in ancient Nubia (now Sudan), boast a total of 223 pyramids located in Kermen, Napa, Nuri, Naga and Meroe, which is more than twice the pyramids in neighboring Egypt. In ancient times Nubia competed with Egypt in wealth and power, and mutually affect each other. Groundwater Tombs in Nubian pyramids are also richly decorated, like Egyptian style but not all pyramids in Nubia are monuments of kings, as evidenced by their large numbers. Other notables of the empire, especially priests of high rank are also found there his last home.

The pyramids of Nuri
Located to the west of the Nile in Upper Nubia. In these tombs rest 21 kings, together with 52 queens and princes. Taharya the king of the 25th dynasty was the first king, who built a tomb at Nuri, and this is the largest pyramid ever built in th...[ More ]

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Aztec human sacrifice

Human sacrifice perpetrated by Aztec zivilization is staggering, not only for Spaniards who first enter Mexico but for modern society. The reasons for this ancient ritual is analyzed to the present day.

When the Spaniards were led by Cortez Hernani when entering the capital Aztec Tenochtitlan in Mexico during the year of 1519, they remained astounded by the sight which was revealed to them.

There, in the middle of the lake was a wide open city with brightly shining white walls of buildings located on an island in the middle of a large lake with walking paths associated with it. However these early Spanish visitors shudder in horror when seeing a huge scale for ritual sacrifices made by the Aztec.

Even today, it is difficult to understand the logical reasons for this ritual sacrifice. It is ...[ More ]

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Thousands of participants at the Mummers Festival in Razlog and Simitli

Thousands of mummers /kukeri/ took part in the Mummer's festivals last weekend in Pirin Region. Two festivals were held at the same time - Sixth Mummer's Festival in Simitli and the International Mummer's festival in Razlog "Starchevata".

Among the participants, there were 3-year-old girls and boys and 70-year old mummers, who expelled the evil from the two cities.

Nearly 1 500 people from 12 groups launched a unique show in Simitli. The youngest participants fascinated the audience. 8-year-old Alexander Asparuhov from the village Cherniche left school in Madrid to take part in the feast.

Participants recreated the folk customs, expelled the evil, and blessed the attending. The price fund was 15 000 euro, each group received 500 leva. All of the nearly 200 children who participated in the f...[ More ]

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Baghdad Battery - a mystery to mankind

Baghdad Battery - a mystery to mankind

Baghdad Battery is the common name for several Artefacts found in the lands of ancient Mesopotamia, now known as Iraq. In 1936, during excavations near the ancient city of Hyuiut Rabua near Baghdad archaeologists found a strange little vase. This 15-cm vase was made from a light yellow clay court, say historians. They retract into the warehouses of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad and without hesitation it dates from the beginning of a new era in 2000 or before.

The small vase containing a cylindrical piece of copper 12, 5 centimeters long and a diameter of 4 centimeters. The rim of the copper cylinder was soldered with lead-tin alloy in the ratio of 60/40 percent, while its bottom is choked with deep fluted copper disk, which in turn is anchored with concrete or asphalt. Another insulating layer of asphalt sealed th...[ More ]

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Montag, 18. Januar 2010

550,000 foreign tourists are expected to visit Bulgaria during the winter season

550, 000 foreign tourists are expected to visit Bulgaria in the coming 4-5 months, so it was said in an interview for FOCUS News Agency, by the Director of the Institute for analysis and assessment in tourism, Rumen Draganov.

Tourists visiting Bulgaria during the winter tourist season come mainly from, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Russia, Germany and Britain.

A large part of foreign tourists who visit the country are related to business tourism, which will be fixed for the period from December to April, said Draganov. Tourists can also expect spa and wellness programs.

Bulgaria needs to focus its advertising to neighboring countries, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Romania and Russia.

However, the Bulgarian market will be the key to the winter tourist season. Bulgarians, who will also ...[ More ]

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Tombs of the last days of the Aztecs

The ancient tomb of the last days of the Aztec empire have been discovered by archaeologists as a destroyed Pyramid in central Mexico, the AP reported.

They found skeletons belonging to young people. They uncovered a total of 49 skeletons and were found in the Pyramid built in 1521. It is probably a place for the soldiers of Conquistador Fernando Cortes as the dead were buried in a Christian manner, with hands folded on the chest made.

Moreover, archaeologists have also discovered in the tomb items which could had been produced from Aztec, buttons and pieces of glass. Aztec Empire, existed in the period of XIII-XVI, and was the strongest in Central America and known for its wealth and their customs.

The Aztec Empire was stretched on the vast territory to the north central part of Mexico, the...[ More ]

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Fingers will show how much money you earn

What do you think of the following: along our fingers we can determine how much money we earn in our lifetime. No, this is not science fiction, and is now fully achievable.

According to the latest research footprints could easily replace blood tests. Human fingerprints have unique DNA. Traces of the fingers contain about 10 nanograms of DNA and to extract genetic material is sufficient only 1 /10 part of it, for example one billionth of a gram.

Access to restricted information on impressions of the fingers is not fiction. This technology has already found use in unlocking the door that opens or closes fingerprints identified by the scanner. It is widespread with computers, scanners, and even the mouse will remember the fingerprints of the owner. With prints we are able to block access to notebook computers...[ More ]

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Donnerstag, 14. Januar 2010

The Treasure of Oak Island

One summer day in 1795 Daniel McGinnis, then a teenager, was wandering about Oak Island, Nova Scotia (see Geography) when he came across a curious circular depression in the ground. Standing over this depression was a tree whose branches had been cut in a way which looked like it had been used as a pulley. Having heard tales of pirates in the area he decided to return home to get friends and return later to investigate the hole.

Over the next several days McGinnis, along with friends John Smith and Anthony Vaughan, worked the hole. What they found astonished them. Two feet below the surface they came across of layer of flagstones covering the pit. At 10 feet down they ran into a layer of oak logs spanning the pit. Again at 20 feet and 30 feet they found the same thing, a layer of logs. Not being able to continue alone from here, they went home, but with plans of returning to search more.

It took the three discoverers 8 years, but they did return. Along with The Onslow Company, formed for the purpose of the search, they began digging again. They quickly got back to 30 foot point that had been reached 8 years ago. They continued down to 90 feet, finding a layer of oak logs at every 10 foot interval. Besides the boards, at 40 feet a layer of charcoal was found, at 50 feet a layer of putty, and at 60 feet a layer of coconut fiber.
At 90 feet one of the most puzzling clues was found - a stone inscribed with mysterious writing. After pulling up the layer of oak at 90 feet and continuing on, water began to seep into the pit. By the next day the pit was filled with water up to the 33 foot level. Pumping didn't work, so the next year a new pit was dug parallel to the original down to 100 feet. From there a tunnel was run over to The Money Pit. Again the water flooded in and the search was abandoned for 45 years.

The Booby Trap
As it turns out, an ingenious booby trap had been sprung. The Onslow Company had inadvertently unplugged a 500 foot waterway that had been dug from the pit to nearby Smith's Cove by the pit's designers. As quickly as the water could be pumped out it was refilled by the sea. This discovery however is only a small part of the intricate plan by the unknown designers to keep people away from the cache. In 1849 the next company to attempt to extract the treasure, The Truro Company, was founded and the search began again. They quickly dug down to 86 feet only to be flooded. Deciding to try to figure out what was buried before attempting to extract it, Truro switched to drilling core samples. The drilling produced some encouraging results.

First Hints of Treasure
At 98 feet the drill went through a spruce platform. Then it encountered 4 inches of oak and then 22 inches of what was characterized as "metal in pieces""; Next 8 inches of oak, another 22 inches of metal, 4 inches of oak and another layer of spruce. The conclusion was that they had drilled through 2 casks or chests filled will coins. Upon pulling out the drill they found splinters of oak and strands of what looked like coconut husk.

One account of the drilling also mentions that three small gold links, as from a chain, were brought up. Unfortunately no one knows where they have gone. Interestingly, the earth encountered beneath the bottom spruce platform was loose indicating that the pit may have gone even deeper. A later group of searchers would find out how much deeper.

The Truro Company returned in 1850 with plans to dig another parallel hole and then tunnel over to the Money Pit. Just like before, as they tunneled over, water began to rush in. They brought in pumps to try to get rid of the water but it was impossible to keep the water out. During the pumping someone noticed that at Smith's Cove during low tide there was water coming OUT of the beach. This find lead to an amazing discovery - the beach was artificial.

Artificial Beach
It turns out that the pit designers had created a drain system, spread over a 145 foot length of beach, which resembled the fingers of a hand. Each finger was a channel dug into the clay under the beach and lined by rocks. The channels were then filled with beach rocks, covered with several inches of eel grass, and then covered by several more inches of coconut fiber. The effect of this filtering system was that the channels remained clear of silt and sand while water was still allowed to flow along them. The fingers met at a point inland where they fed sea water into a sloping channel which eventually joined the Money Pit some 500 feet away. Later investigations showed this underground channel to have been 4 feet wide, 2 1/2 feet high, lined with stone, and meeting the Money Pit between the depths of 95 to 110 feet.

To the Truro Company, the answer was now simple - just block off the water flow from the beach and dig out the treasure. Their first attempt was to build a dam just off the beach at Smith's Cove, drain the water, and then dismantle the drain channels. Unfortunately a storm blew up and destroyed the dam before they could finish. An interesting note: the remains of an older dam were found when building the new one.

The next plan was to dig a pit 100 feet or so inland in the hopes of meeting with the water channel underground at which point they could plug the channel. This scheme too failed. And this was the last attempt by the Truro company to uncover the secrets of Oak Island.

Mittwoch, 13. Januar 2010

Woman named Hooker fulfills her destiny


A 39-year-old Houston woman named Deanna Hooker has been arrested on prostitution charges on Wednesday after police say she agreed to have oral sex for money.

Hooker was charged for prostitution on 2006, 2007 and 2008. And judging by her mug shot, she continued her tradition of only getting one client a year: The COPS!

The lost city of the Incas - Machu Picchu

After the conquest of Peru by the Spaniards, the rebellious Inca Manka Cover II secretly went out of the Cuzco and settled northwest of Olantaytambo in the depths of the jungle, where they founded the city called Vilkabamba.

After many years of battles with Inca in 1572 the Spaniards attacked Vilkabamba and returned to the last Inca Tupac Amaro (successor and half brother of Manka) in Cuzco, Where he was executed.

Over time, the location of the abandoned city Vilkabamba was forgotten. For it is mentioned only in some not quite accurate maps and Spanish chronicles. Hiram Bingham, who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and history at Yale University, remains fascinated by Inca, archeology and history of the lost cities after his first visit to Peru in 1909

In 1911 he returned with the expedition, which headed to the jungle in the direction of the valley Urubamba in search of lost cities. The ruins of Inca and possibly its untold treasures were located somewhere in this part of Peru. Almost immediately, the group discovers one of the spearhead Inca places which they named Patallacta.

Abandoned by most of the group, Bingham climbed the steep mountains, where he met two locals who took him to an ancient place. Bingham believed that he fell the last stronghold of the rebel Inca, and that Vilkabamba was finally accounted for. This "discovery" remains unchallenged for the next 50 years, while the error of Bingham, has not been confirmed by Gene Savoy in 1964, when he discovers what most people agree that the real ruins of Vilkabamba in Espirito Pampa, after a 4 or 5 days trek further into the jungle.

However back to Bingham, who the next year returned to open its site, naming it Machu Picchu to begin the clearing of the ruins of vegetation, a job that lasted 3 years. During that time, they found many potteries, stone objects and bones. In 1981 an area of about 325 square miles around Machu Picchu was declared a historic monument by Peruvian Government and was granted the status of World Heritage by UNESCO in 1983

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Dream Symbols – The Meaning of Dreams with Birds

Dream Symbols – The Meaning of Dreams with Birds – Predictions and Protection for You

Dream symbols are images that represent a huge content and that can have many different meanings at the same time.

When you see dreams with birds, this means that you are going to learn news. The news will be good or bad, depending on the bird that you see in your dream. If it is a peaceful and beautiful bird like a canary, the news you’ll have will be very pleasant, while if a wild and dangerous bird appears in your dream, this means that the news it brings will be bad and dangerous like it.

White birds represent peace, especially a white dove. This symbolic meaning is part of our conscious mind too. However, the exact translation of the meaning of a white bird according to the dream language, as discovered by the scientific method of dream interpretation, is that “the news it brings is peaceful”. The bird is a messenger, a task that doves actually do if they are trained to.

In dreams, all birds that fly high in the sky are messengers.

They represent something new that will be discovered or that will happen to your life, having a protective character, since they are warnings which prepare you to accept bad news; or they open your eyes, so that you may recognize the positive things of your life, without doubting that they are really so good.

The news that the bird in your dream will bring you could mean the appearance of a special person in your life. The news can also be important facts or events for you.

When you analyze the meaning of your dreams according to the scientific method, you have protection and guidance, since you are able to predict your future and prepare it the way you desire.

Even when very sudden changes happen in your life, and when you cannot interfere in the external reality as you would like to, the unconscious mind will always show you in your dreams how you can overcome all your problems, while always keeping your mental health.

If you predict bad news, don’t think that it cannot be transformed into good news with your wisdom.

You’ll learn how to be wise like the unconscious mind if you follow the guidance you receive when you translate the symbolism contained in your dreams.

You can change what is bad with the power of wisdom, even if it seems impossible to ever acquire a different aspect, since wisdom finds the solution to all problems with patience, intelligence and goodness.

Christina Sponias continued Carl Jung’s research into the human psyche, discovering the cure for all mental illnesses, and simplifying the scientific method of dream interpretation that teaches you how to exactly translate the meaning of your dreams, so that you can find health, wisdom and happiness.