Friday, January 24, 2014
"Darius I - Persepolis Gold Plates. These plates were found by archeologists in 1938, in Persepolis, near modern day Shiraz, Iran. There were two gold plates and two silver plates in a stone box, written on in cuneiform script. The plates date to 518 – 515 BC. The text found on each of the plates was the same: “Darius the great king, king of kings, king of countries, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenid. King Darius says: This is the kingdom which I hold, from the Sacae who are beyond Sogdia to Nubia, and from Sind to Lydia – [this is] what Ahuramazda, the greatest of gods, bestowed upon me. May Ahuramazda protect me and my royal house!”
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Paracas, Peru long skull red haired giant profile. Brien Foerster: "IMPORTANT DNA UPDATE of a Paracas long skull, NOT HUMAN? It had mtDNA with mutations unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo Sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans. I am not sure it will even fit into the known evolutionary tree. The question is if they were so different they could not interbreed with humans."
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Interior of the amazing site at Moray, near Cuzco. "Moray or Muray (Quechua)is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3500 m (11,500 ft) and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 m (98 ft) deep. The purpose of these depressions is uncertain, but their depth and orientation with respect to wind and sun creates a temperature difference of as much as 15°C (27°F) between the top and bottom. This large temperature difference was possibly used by the Inca to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. In other words, Moray was perhaps an Inca agricultural experiment station. As with many other Inca sites, it also has a sophisticated irrigation system."
Friday, January 10, 2014
The long skull giants of Paracas. Coastline of Paracas, Peru. Ballestas Islands Paracas region. A nice shiny long skull, they had red hair and were much larger than gracile homosapien skulls. Note that the skull joint fissures in the long skull are different. Here`s a better look at the skull joints. Here is a really good shot of a long skull, unfortunately it has just been stolen!