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.