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Atlantis in the Amazon: Lost Technologies and the Secrets of the Crespi Treasure
Atlantis in the Amazon
Lost Technologies and the Secrets of the Crespi Treasure
Paperback      ISBN: 1591431204

An investigation into the ancient technologically advanced artifacts amassed by Father Carlo Crespi and how they offer proof of Atlantis in South America

- Includes photos and descriptions of the strange machines and beautiful artifacts that once comprised the "Crespi Treasure"

- Connects Crespi's treasures to readings by Edgar Cayce and Annie Besant's descriptions of Atlantean colonies in Ecuador

- Reveals the nuclear war between the Atlanteans and the Aryans and the radioactive evidence left behind in the Bahamas and Pakistan

In 1923 an Italian priest, Father Carlo Crespi, came to Ecuador as a missionary. Befriending the indigenous Shuar people, he learned of an ancient treasure they had sworn to protect hidden within a network of underground tunnels. As newly converted Christians, the Shuar wanted to share with their priest these amazing anachronistic artifacts--golden sarcophagi from Egypt, bronze plaques depicting famous scenes from antiquity bearing both Quechua and Phoenician writing, copper wheels and gears as hard as steel, strange machines, and many other inexplicable items. Crespi faithfully maintained the collection until just before his death when the Ecuadorian government purchased it from the church and many of these priceless treasures were lost forever.

Providing detailed descriptions and his own photos of the advanced technologies and beautiful art that comprised the "Crespi Treasure," Richard Wingate reveals that the ancient civilization responsible for these advanced artifacts was Atlantis. Connecting Crespi's treasures to Edgar Cayce's descriptions of advanced technology in the distant past and the Atlantean colonies of Ecuador described by Annie Besant, Wingate explores other evidence of Atlantis in South America and the Bahamas, including geographically out-of-place underwater ruins and buried magnetic ore. Investigating ancient records, such as the Mahabharata, he shows how a prehistoric nuclear war between the Atlanteans and the Aryans ultimately resulted in the sinking of Atlantis, and he uncovers the radioactive archaeological evidence left behind. Explaining how our ancient ancestors regretted their nuclear actions and destroyed or buried their advanced technology, entering into a self-imposed Stone Age, he shows how our civilization is headed down the same path and that only through "green" choices can we avoid the same fate as Atlantis.
Eros on the Nile
Eros on the Nile
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801440009

Daily life in ancient Egypt was, according to Karol Mysliwiec, saturated with eroticism and much influenced by cult and magic as well. Ancient Egyptian religion, with its variety of gods living, feeling, and reacting much like mortals, he says, is a valuable index of human lifestyles of the day. Eros on the Nile, which has more than a hundred illustrations, including nineteen in full color, addresses selected facets of the erotic concepts and practices of the ancient Egyptians, as recorded in art and literature; it also includes some recent archaeological discoveries by the author and his colleagues. Mysliwiec presents his theory about one of the most intriguing, mysterious hieroglyphic signs, representing a male face with female coloration. Mysliwiec examines the cult of the king and his relationship to the gods as reflected in a legend depicting the royal child as the fruit of a relationship between a god and an earthly woman. He discusses in detail the special religious and political role of royal women, which found expression in the institution of the "gods wife" and describes and illustrates sexual episodes depicted in the "Turin Papyrus," a unique document dating from the times of the New Kingdom (2nd Millennium B.C.E.). Contrasting with the somewhat brutal naturalism of these scenes is the subtle sensuality of Ancient Egyptian love poetry, excerpts from which are quoted in the book.

Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa
Dancing Skeletons
Life and Death in West Africa
Paperback      ISBN: 088133748x
The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
The Ancient Near East
An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
Paperback      ISBN: 0691002002

The description for this book, Ancient Near East, Volume 1: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures, will be forthcoming.

Exploring the World of the Pharaohs: A Complete Guide to Ancient Egypt
Exploring the World of the Pharaohs
A Complete Guide to Ancient Egypt
Paperback      ISBN: 0500275602

An attractively presented guide to ancient Egypt designed to help travellers get the best out of their visit. In an enthusiastic Foreword, T. G. H. James praises the author for understanding the needs of visitors' for guidance in what they will see, and for the background information and confidence in the subject to make a visit to Egypt a truly enriching experience'. Sounds like the book to recommend to friends going on a Swan'. Full of colour pictures and attractive tinted drawings. Hb, 190pp, 184 illus, 65 in col. (Thames & Hudson, 1987)

The Terracotta Warriors: The Secret Codes of the Emperor's Army
The Terracotta Warriors
The Secret Codes of the Emperor's Army
Hardcover      ISBN: 159143033x

Explains esoteric secrets of the sacred solar science encoded in the massive army of terracotta warriors that guards the tomb of Chinese emperor Ch'in Shi Huangdi

- Decodes the farewell message of the first emperor of China concealed more than 2,000 years ago in the 8,000 terracotta warriors that guard his tomb

- Shows the spiritual principles of this sacred solar science and its remarkable insights into heaven, hell, and the immortality of the soul

- Latest book by the bestselling author of The Tutankhamun Prophecies and The Lost Tomb of Viracocha

When the first emperor of unified China, Ch'in Shi Huangdi, felt his death approaching, he decreed that he be entombed within a pyramid and that his tomb be protected by an immortal army of terracotta soldiers. In 1974 archaeologists discovered the first of more than 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors, each weighing half a ton, buried circa 220 B.C.E. near this emperor's pyramid tomb. Maurice Cotterell shows how Shi Huangdi--like the pharaoh Tutankhamun, the Mayan lord Pacal, and Viracocha in Peru--was a keeper of the sacred solar science of the ancients, a science that included a sophisticated understanding of the effect of the sun on earthly affairs, fertility rates, and personality. The keepers of this science taught that the soul was immortal and was destined to transform into star energy or be reborn on Earth, depending on an individual's spiritual progress in his or her lifetime. Using his unique understanding of how and why ancient civilizations encoded this extraordinary knowledge, Cotterell decodes the emperor's farewell message concealed in the terracotta warriors--a message that reveals the true purpose of life and the imperishable nature of the soul.
Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs
Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt
Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs
Paperback      ISBN: 1591431026

A unique study of the engineering and tools used to create Egyptian monuments

- Presents a stone-by-stone analysis of key Egyptian monuments, including the statues of Ramses II and the tunnels of the Serapeum

- Reveals that highly refined tools and mega-machines were used in ancient Egypt

From the pyramids in the north to the temples in the south, ancient artisans left their marks all over Egypt, unique marks that reveal craftsmanship we would be hard pressed to duplicate today. Drawing together the results of more than 30 years of research and nine field study journeys to Egypt, Christopher Dunn presents a stunning stone-by-stone analysis of key Egyptian monuments, including the statue of Ramses II at Luxor and the fallen crowns that lay at its feet. His modern-day engineering expertise provides a unique view into the sophisticated technology used to create these famous monuments in prehistoric times.

Using modern digital photography, computer-aided design software, and metrology instruments, Dunn exposes the extreme precision of these monuments and the type of advanced manufacturing expertise necessary to produce them. His computer analysis of the statues of Ramses II reveals that the left and right sides of the faces are precise mirror images of each other, and his examination of the mysterious underground tunnels of the Serapeum illuminates the finest examples of precision engineering on the planet. Providing never-before-seen evidence in the form of more than 280 photographs, Dunn's research shows that while absent from the archaeological record, highly refined tools, techniques, and even mega-machines must have been used in ancient Egypt.
Early Alphabet
Early Alphabet
Paperback      ISBN: 0520073096

In this generously illustrated book, John Healey outlines the basic principles of the early alphabet and describes the first attempts at alphabetic writing in the Semitic languages.

Pompeii: The Day a City Died
Pompeii
The Day a City Died
Paperback      ISBN: 0810928558

In an illustrated survey of one of the most fascinating archeological discoveries in history, an expert on Pompeii uses photographs, maps, reconstructed city plans, mosaics, and drawings to provide a vivid portrait of life in this Roman city. Original.

The Lost Shipwreck of Paul
The Lost Shipwreck of Paul
Hardcover      ISBN: 0971410038

This bibically historic book takes a look at documented specific find of all four, thirteen foot Alexandrian Roman Anchors discussed in Acts 27:29 of the Holy Bible.