Friday, May 31, 2013

About Puma Punku

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Puma Punku is part of the Tiahuanaco complex in Mexico. This structure contains a block which weighs 440 tons. The other blocks weigh between 100 and 150 tons.
The feature which makes Puma Punku so fascinating is the precision by which the blocks were cut.
The cut in the stones are wider in the back than they are in front. This feature is called dovetailing and is seen in modern furniture making.
The cutting tools that are available could not have cut the stones at Puma Punku.
The machining is so precise that only sophisticated tools could duplicate this precision.
Ancient alien theorists believe that Puma Punku was used as a ancient landing strip for alien spaceships to land on.
Another question about Puma Punku is how was this structure built?
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Even with modern equipment, modern man can’t lift a stone that weighs 440 tons.
There is an Inca legend that the god Viracocha burnt the stones which made them as light as a feather. The stones were then moved into place.
Those who subscribe to the ancient aliens theory cite Puma Punku as the best evidence for the ancient aliens theory.
The stone cutting at Puma Punku is so complex and intricate that it is not possible to determine their purpose.
Puma Punku is another example of how advanced and precise ancient engineering was.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Did you read Dr. Cliff Post's First Interview?

Dr. Cliff post, the main character from my books was recently interviewed by blogger, Naila Moon.
Read the interview HERE.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

About The Theban Mapping Project

The tombs of 150 of Ramses sons were found by Egyptologist Dr. Kent Weeks.
The tombs are subterranean and are cut into solid bedrock.
They are located in the Valley of the Kings, 500 miles south of Cairo.
The tombs were made for Ramses II who is also known as the Sun Pharaoh.Ramses ruled for many years and died at the age of 90, which was unheard of in ancient Egypt.
The tomb complex was found near some rubble which was left from the excavation of King Tut's tomb by Howard Carter in 1922.
Ramses was known for his military victories and his great building projects.
Abu Simbel was the temple to Ramses which has 4 65-foot statues of Ramses in front of the temple.
The Theban Mapping Project is working on mapping the immense tomb complex.
The tombs of Ramses sons (KV5)is the greatest archaeological discovery since the discovery of King Tut's tomb.
To read more about the project go HERE.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Pyramid of the Sun

The Pyramid of the Sun is located in Teotihuacan and is the largest building in that region. It can be found along the Avenue of the Dead near the Pyramid of the Moon.
The Aztecs gave the name of Pyramid of the Sun when they visited Teotihuacan centuries after it was abandoned by its builders the Teotihuacanos.
Its size at completion was 738 feet across and its height was 246 feet.
It was built in two phases. The first phase was built in 100 A.D. and the second phase was marked by the construction of an altar on top of the pyramid.
The most fascinating part of the Pyramid of the Sun was the fact that its perimeter of 2933m feet is exactly the same as the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt. That begs the question: Did the ancient Tiotihuacanos have knowledge of the Great Pyramid?
The Pyramid of the Sun is the 3rd largest pyramid in the world.Although the Pyramid of the Sun has the exact same perimeter as the Great Pyramid. It is only 246 feet high while the Great Pyramid is 476 feet high.
In ancient times, The Pyramid of the Sun was covered with ancient murals. Erosion has destroyed these murals and they are no longer visible.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My Book, The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle

In my second book, The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle, the protagonist finds an antimatter engine in the underwater pyramid.This antimatter engine was left in the underwater pyramid thousands of years ago by ancient aliens.
An antimatter engine is necessary if man hopes to achieve intergalactic flight.
It would have to be housed in a cigar shaped ship with the crew on one end and the engine on the other end. This would be necessary to shield the human occupants from lethal gamma rays.
The antimatter engine would be necessary to achieve the great speeds necessary to travel vast distances which are required in intergalactic flight.

Monday, May 13, 2013

My book, The Hidden Chamber In The Great Sphinx

In my first book, The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx, I got my idea for a supercomputer composed of 13 crystal skulls from two sources. 
One source was the fact that quartz is used in the microprocessors in modern day computers. I reasoned that if a microprocessor can store thousands of songs and thousands of books then how much more knowledge could be stored in a piece of quartz the size of a man's skull.

My second source was the fact that a real ancient supercomputer does exist; it is called the Antikythera Mechanism. This device was discovered by sponge divers off the coast of Antikythera Island which is a Greek island. So, I created a fictional supercomputer based upon a real ancient computer and real microprocessor components.

When I write my fiction, I like to base on facts. This takes my fiction into the realm of the possible.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Elephantine Island and Ancient Flight

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There is evidence that the ancient Egyptians were capable of flight. One piece of evidence is Elephantine Island.
Elephantine Island is located in the middle of the Nile River. It is the largest of the islands located in the Nile.
Even in ancient texts, Elephantine Island is referred to as Elephantine Island.
Yet, its elephant shape can only be seen from the air.
Since it is located in the middle of the Nile, there are no hills or mountains from which the island could be observed.
So, the question then becomes, how did the ancients know that this island was shaped like an elephant?
In the Egyptian Museum, which is located in Cairo, there are artifacts that look like airplanes. These artifacts have been tested by aeronautical engineers who concluded that they are capable of flight.
Read more about Elephantine Island HERE.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

About Divorce and Children

In my second book The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle, I addressed the subject of divorce. 
Many people think that divorce is an adult topic. However, I discussed it in my middle grade novel for two reasons:
 1. Studies have shown that children fear divorce more than the death of a parent. 
2. divorce affects 40% of all American children.

During a divorce, it is important to stress that the parent, especially the non-custodial parent is divorcing the spouse not the children. It is important for the children to be reassured that they are still loved by both parents.I believed that divorce should be discussed in my middle grade novel because it is so stressful for the children and because divorce is so widespread.

Friday, May 10, 2013

More on Reading and Children's Literature

Children's literature has many benefits:
1. It increases a child's vocabulary.
2. Reading to a child strengthens the bond between parent and child.
3. Reading children's literature encourages imagination.
4. Reading teaches a child about himself and others.
5. Children's literature improves socialization.
6. Children's literature is a learning tool that enhances a child's intellectual and social growth.
In conclusion, there are many benefits of children's literature.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

About Reading and Children

When he was growing up, my nephew was a reluctant reader. The more his parents tried to entice him to read, the more unwilling he became.
I began to write stories for him, action/adventure stories that boys enjoy.
Now he loves to read.
My two books are aimed at the reluctant reader.                                                                                                 
The first is The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx which is set in Egypt and the hero finds an ancient supercomputer in the right paw of the Great Sphinx.
The other book The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle tells the story of the same hero finding an antimatter engine and Royal mummies inside the underwater pyramid.

I believe that the concept of making reading fun is why the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series of books was so popular.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ancient Computer Discovery

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In 1900, sponge divers, diving off the coast of Antikythera Island near Crete discovered the Antikythera Mechanism  It is an ancient computer. It was made of bronze and was encrusted.
The cargo of the Greek Galley in which the Antikythera Mechanism was found was analyzed and it was dated to the first century B.C.
The inscriptions on the Antikythera Mechanism were written in ancient Greek. The device consisted of cogwheels fitted into each other.
The device was could accurately calculate the position of the Sun, Moon, and planets.
A British scientist, Derek de Solla Price described finding this ancient computer "like finding a jet plane in the tomb of King Tut."

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

About Eternal Flames

Most Americans are familiar with the eternal flame that burns in front of the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's grave.
There were also eternal flames which existed in antiquity.
When the tomb of Pallas, which was located near Rome was opened in 1401, a perpetual light, which had been burning for hundreds of years was found. Pallas was the son of Evander who was written about in the Aeneid.
Saint Augustine(354-430 A.D.) described a perpetual light which could not be extinguished by rain or wind.
The king of Rome, Numa Pompilius had a perpetual light in his temple.
It is not known what technology allowed these lights to burn perpetually.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Satellite Usage

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NASA satellites are being uses to find undiscovered pyramids and other archeological sites in Egypt.
NASA satellites orbit 450 miles above the Earth and use infra-red technology to probe beneath the desert sands.
Thus far 17 pyramids, 1000 tombs and 3000 ancient settlements have been discovered.
Dr. Sarah Parcak, who is an archaeologist that is funded by NASA said that excavating a pyramid is "the dream of a lifetime" for an archaeologist.
NASA's cameras are so powerful that they can zoom in on any object that is less than three feet in diameter on the Earth's surface.
The satellites have shown that the city of Tanis, Egypt is covered with tombs.
Since the discoveries have been so numerous and so astounding, there is now a new science: space archaeology.
Read more HERE.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Do Extraterrestrials Exist?

There are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy which is the galaxy our Earth is in.
There are 180 planets in the Milky Way which are capable of supporting life.
There are 100 billion galaxies in the Universe.
Therefore, statistically, the odds are against life on Earth being the only life in the Universe.

It is known that meteorites carry DNA and RNA into our atmosphere. This has been proven by NASA scientists. So, it has been proven that life exists elsewhere in the Universe.

However, does intelligent life exist within the Universe? 

Although reports of UFOs have existed since Roswell in 1947, no alien being has ever been captured.
If aliens exist, why haven't they visited?
Other planets exist tens of thousands of light years away.
Our civilization is not advanced enough to interest other intelligent beings because they are far too advanced than us.

Power Plant

Christopher Dunn is an engineer and a machinist who has studied the Great Pyramid extensively.             Mr. Dunn has concluded that the Great Pyramid was a power plant that generated electromagnetic energy.
The King's Chamber is composed of granite that contains 50% quartz. The King's Chamber has the same resonating frequency as the resonating frequency of the Earth.

The Great Pyramid was a large acoustical device.
As a huge crystal structure, the Great Pyramid converted the Earth's vibration energies to microwave radiation.
This technology may be used to solve present day clean energy needs.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saws in Ancient Egypt

Christopher Dunn is an engineer and a machinist who has studied the use of advanced technologies in Ancient Egypt. While he explored the famous pyramids at Giza, he discovered saw marks on some of the granite blocks.
Mr. Dunn published an excellent article, titled "The Mega Saws of the Pyramid Builders".
According to Mr. Dunn the diameter of the saw can be determined from calculations on the cut marks of the saw.
At Abu Rawash, there is a cut mark on a granite block measuring 47 inches wide by 56 inches long.
Dunn calculates that the the diameter of the Mega Saw that cut that granite block was 35.9 feet.
The full article by Christopher Dunn can be read HERE.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Building Pyramids

Professor Goyon, who is an expert on ancient Egyptian technology as well as an archaeologist has stated categorically that there was no wood used to build the pyramids. In addition to the fact that there was no wooden scaffolding, there is no evidence that ropes were used in ancient Egypt.
It is not know how the Great Pyramid was built. There are theories. One theory states that four mud ramps were built. Three of the ramps were used to drag the stones up the ramp. The fourth ramp was used to drag the carts back down to the base.
Wood that could be used in construction was very scarce in ancient Egypt. What little wood there was had to be brought in by wooden ships. Therefore, very little wood was imported.
Professor Goyon has proposed that the scaffolding was made of air dried bricks.
In conclusion, that is Professor Goyon theory on how the Great Pyramid was built.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Medicine in Ancient Egypt

The Edwin Smith Papyrus describes ancient Egyptian medicine. Ancient Egyptian medicine was highly regarded by Homer, Herodotus and Pliny the Elder.
Rulers of other empires would ask the Egyptian pharaoh to send them a physician to treat their loved ones.
Egyptian physicians were knowledgeable about the pulse and the relationship between the pulse and the heart.
Surgery was used to treat physical injuries.
Egyptian surgery used knives, hooks, drills, forceps, pincers, scales, spoons and saws.
Egyptian males were routinely given a circumcision.
The extensive use of surgery gave Egyptians a comprehensive knowledge of the body.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt is a massive structure. It is made of 2.5 million blocks of stone, which are placed so precisely that a credit card cannot be slid between the stones.
The precision of the Great Pyramid is mind boggling. The apex of the Great Pyramid deviates from True North by only 1/2 degree. The base of the Great Pyramid deviates from being a perfect square by only 0.80 foot. The Giza Plateau upon which the pyramid sits is only 1/2 degree off from being perfectly level.
The entire structure is a projection of the Northern Hemisphere. The apex represents True North while the base represents the Equator.
The Great Pyramid shows that the ancient Egyptians possessed advanced technologies.