Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In danger of disappear: The rock engravings of the Madeira River




BRAZIL. At brazilian amazonian, when the level of waters the Madeira River low - in the dry season, is possible to see ancient drawings engraved in stone. The forms reveal geometric shapes or animals. These pictures may have been made for thousands of years by people who lived in the Amazon and of who little is known about their habits and lifestyle.



Photos: Michelle M. Tizuka/Santo Antonio Energia

There are five areas with extensive rock formations where these rock carvings appear. In the rainy season. near the city of Porto Velho (capital of Rondonia' state) the river hide the images. Now, scholars of history, archaelogists and anthropologists are faced a serious problem: with the project of a dam on the river, the hydroelectric power plant of Santo Antonio, this important trace of human presence will be permanently submerged.

Thinking in this problem, the Santo Antonio Energy, responsible for the build of the plant, hired two companies specializing in archeology to preserve the memory these drawings. The companies are using 3D technology to scan the prints. The equipment that can record drawings with high precision and quality. In total, more than 2000 images were collected.

After make the digital record, the researchers will reconstruct the rock extensions on virtual models, so that the stones. By this way, the images will be studied in laboratory and associated with occupations of the archaeological sites located on the river region. With work, scientists will have conditions understand how these people lived and determine the age of the drawings. Some of them date back over 7000 years, according scholars.



The archaeological rescue is one of the constraints imposed by IBAMA (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente - Brazilian Institute of Enviroment) for the build of the energy plant and to the begin of the operations. Meanwhile, the works for the preservation the archaeological patrimony is in course.

However, the project has received many critics. Santo Antonio, as well as the Jirau energy plant - also located on the Madeira River, are facing the charge that these kind of iniciative is one more factor that increase the deforestation of the Amazon. The government is also criticized for the lack of policies of population control,a problem that will results of the instalation of the new plants that, certainly, will generate serious social questions in the city of Porto Velho. Because, as we know, governments are always late. Let's meditate.

SOURCE: CALIXTO, Bruno. Pesquisadores registram gravuras rupestres do Rio Madeira.
Época, published in 29/02/2011
http://colunas.revistaepoca.globo.com/planeta/2012/02/29/pesquisadores-registram-gravuras-rupestres-do-rio-madeira/


The remains of a spanish ship: The most ancient shipwreck of Brazil



The stone plate found on the ship refers to the period in which Spain and Portugal formed one kingdom.
IMAGE: O Dia
[http://odia.ig.com.br/portal/brasil/naufr%C3%A1gio-de-navio-espanhol-em-santa-catarina-%C3%A9-o-mais-antigo-do-brasil-1.413711]


BRAZIL. Archaeologists and divers who discovered - in the coast of the state of Santa Catarina - fragments that were identified like part of a Spanish ship. The remains that are of a shipwreck occurred in 1583 are the oldest ever heard in Brazil. The first object was found - only recently, in 2005 when finally was possible to rescue some pieces to the surface.

After a new historical research, was proved that the ship is Spanish and was sunk in the 16th century, according sources of Efe press agency and the NGO Projeto Barra Sul and the University of Southern Santa Catarina (Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina - Unisul), responsible for the discovery.

The research revealed that parts of the ship obtained by the operation belonged to a fleet that sailed from Spain in 1581 with the aim to build two forts on the Straits of Magellan (Magalhaes strait) - natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans - to contain the spread of pirates British territories that threatened the possession of America. Historical documents allowed to determine the epoch of the accident on January 7, 1583.

Researchers said that even in April will be possible to remove all material deposited in a shoal - wich has of three meters in length and find the rest of the nave. Divers of the Projeto Barra Sul (Bar South Project), that work the coast of Santa Catarina - they discovered - so far, three another shipwrecks and all of them ocurred in the 16th century.

The first part rescued from of the ship is a stone plate that depicts the design of two lions and two castles and a portuguese symbol in the middle of the composition. This shield refers to the kingdoms of Castilla y Leon (Leão & Castela). It is a reference to the period of Iberian Union, when the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal were united between 1580 and 1640. For the archaeologists, the stone should have to be made to be placed at the entrance of a fortress.

Researchers also rescued a triangular plate, dated 1582, named after the then king of Spain, Felipe II. According to experts, the object would be an official symbol that the navigators and explorers did put in the new lands as a mark of the propriety in the territories. This served to say for possible invaders what european nation had been the first to arrive at the region and - for this, owner kingdom of the place according the laws.

In March, in new underwater expeditions, divers will attempt to retrieve a cannon, ceramics, stones ballast and bullets of different calibers. In the 16th century, the coast of Santa Catarina had not yet been colonized by Portugal and, really, was a different route from the Spanish expeditions conducted in 1525 by Rodrigo de Acuña, who left 17 of her crew on the island of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis (today, the capital of the state) a village that was founded later at the place.

The director of the project, Gabriel Correa said: This place was strategic but was also a critical, dangerous point. Here was located last port for the arrive to European navigators bound for Rio de la Plata and Strait of Magellan. However, was need much care to navigate on this waters because the seabed is rough, treacherous and full of banks shifting sands.

SOURCE: Naufrágio de navio espanhol em SC é o mais antigo do Brasil
Terra, published in 29/02/2012
[http://noticias.terra.com.br/ciencia/noticias/0,,OI5639092-EI8147,00 Naufragio+de+navio+espanhol+em+SC+e+o+mais+antigo+do+Brasil.html]


Saturday, February 25, 2012

The case of the communion wafers consecrated with LSD



CAMPOBASSO-BOJANO, Italy. Sunday, 19 of 2012. In Campobasso, capital of the province of the same name (Campobasso province), in the Spirito Santo church - a bizarre incident caused a massive disruption during a mass in the moments following the procedure of holy communion, when the priest delivery the consecrated host (the communion wafer) to the believers (the faithfuls). According to the news there was something wrong with the small-bread of the Eucharist.

The effect was immediate. The church Spirito was taken by the chaos: someone claimed to have visions of saints, others took the crucifix. Two elderly women chased the priest and - having reached him, they grabbed his clothes screaming: You're the devil.

Later it was found that it was a case of "ergotism" which is a food poisoning caused by milled cereals contaminated ergot sclerotia, that is the basic principle of the LSD. Probably, the flour used to produce the communion wafers have been infected with this substance may cause hallucinations in less than one minute.


The priest, Dom Achille, who had been forced to take refuge in the sacristy, nothing more had to do: he called the police to evict the crazed persons from the church. The expulsion occurred with great difficulty to the officers.


However, the Archdiocese of Campobasso-Bojano through the Diocesan Office for Social Communications and the diocesan press office denies the occurrence and claims that the news is a hoax, invented. According to the Archdiocese the false report is a attempt to attack the credibility of the Catholic Church and condemned those responsible for the original publication of the case, the newspaper Abruzzo24ore (http://www.abruzzo24ore.tv/)

The representatives of the diocese declared - yet - that there isn't a church of the Santo Spirito em Campobaso-Bojano or a priest named Don Aquille. However, the Abruzzo newspaper continue to claim the veracity of the story.


NOTE: This editor does not know where the truth is however, a detailed search on Google did not find a single image of the Church of the Holy Spirit to which refers to the news although there are several churches in the province. This fact is enough strange and gives to the version of the Archdiocese of Campobasso-Bojan a strong chance of being true and the news of the ABRUZZO24ORE, appears to be false. After all, where were the mobile phones - always present in this post-modernity to record the episode? Furthermore, none of the articles was illustrated with a single image of such church. Millennial Wisdom: If something do not appears in Google, does not exist. Let's meditate

SOURCES
Campbasso:Ostie Allucinogene, Fedeli sotto LSD.
CADO IN PIETI, published in 23/02/2012
[http://www.cadoinpiedi.it/2012/02/23/campobasso_ostie_allucinogene_fedeli_sotto_lsd.html]
Ostie allucinogene: interviene anche l'Arcidiocesi di Campobasso-Bojano
ABRUZZO24ORE, published in 24/02/2012
[http://www.abruzzo24ore.tv/news/Ostie-allucinoggene-interviene-anche-l-Arcidiocesi-di-Campobasso-Bojano/72577.htm]


Friday, February 24, 2012

The Mystery of Isla Bermeja


An 1846 map showing "Isla Bermeja". [Wikipedia]

The Red Island (La Isla Bermeja or something like the Reddish island) was not much more than a rocky cliff located one hundred kilometers north of penísula de Yucatan, the Gulf of Mexico. Sailors and cartographers of the called Epoch of Great Navigations had the knowledge of its location. The Google Earth maps came to register their existence but, currently, exploratory expeditions have searched in vain by the mysterious island. The Isla Bermeja became a ghost Island.


GULF OF MEXICO. It was there. It always had been there!Was marked in the old maps of sixteenth century, in the years of 1500. Until recently appeared on Google Earth. But, now - disappeared. That piece of land surrounded by sea that belonged to Mexico, nowadays, is a U.S. property. And nobody knows what happened to La Isla Bermeja.


Polemic Treaty

The disappearance of Isla Bermeja began to attract attention at the end of last century, when Mexican President Ernesto Zedilo was negotiating with the President Bill Clinton a treaty on the delimitation of the continental shelf. Mexico was in diplomatic convesações, in the UN, to ensure control of the domain of La Hoya de la Dona(La Dona Bay) and the reference point of the Mexicans was the Isla Bermeja. But in 1997, it turned out, simply that there was no island in the place marked on maps.


Perplexed, the Mexican government appointed a military mission to locate the island. A Navy ship, the Onjuku - sailed to the latitude indicated on the mapsto confirm the existence of the island. But arriving on the scene, nothing was found and the sonars did not detect any sign of the rock formation.

On November 28, 2000, Zedilo and Clinton signed the agreement and the entire area now belongs to Americans. The estimatives are that that there is a reserve of about 22 billion barrels of oil that Mexico lost in the transaction.


Conspiracy

But the matter was not closed. Many began to talk of conspiracy. It was inexplicable the disappearance of the piece of land so often mentioned by sailors. The first historical mention dates back to 1570 and was still cited in official publications still in 1946. Some Mexican senators demanded an official investigation.

The most common suspected is that the CIA would have blasted the island with the connivance of Mexican negotiators. A technical and scientific inquiry concluded that there was no possibility of a natural phenomenon, like a sinking - a submersion.

The scientist Jaime Urruta,of the Geophysical Institute of the Autonomous University of Mexico suggested that a hydrogen bomb could have disintegrated the island. Still, he said, the hypothesis was unlikely. Other experts suggested that small islands may disappear by the action of erosion produced by sea waves.

In 2009, the universitary vessel Justo Sierra repeated the journey of the Onjuku. The conclusions were the same and detailed: in the place there is no trace of existence - in the past, of an island.

Although information and mapping of a great rock cliff in the middle of the sea was a thing of vital importance to the navigators of the time, now - the scientific conclusion is that nothing exist there, the sea in the region is described as a plain, eliminating the possibility of a submersion or even of a natural erosion. Thus, we determined that the Reddish Island never existed and the belief in its reality was just a mapping error perpetuated over the centuries


SOURCE: OLMO, Guilhermo D. El misterio de la Isla Bermeja: ¿nunca existió o la hundió la CIA?
ABC/Espanha, published in 22/02/2012
[http://www.abc.es/20120222/internacional/abci-misterio-isla-bermeja-201202211249.html]


Thursday, February 23, 2012

The oldest engraving on rock of the Americas is discovered in Brazil




Photo: Neves WA, Araujo AGM, Bernardo DV, Kipnis R, Feathers JK


BRAZIL. Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo found a drawing of an anthropomorphic figure dating from 9000 to 12,000 years, and would therefore, according to scientists, this prehistoric figure is the oldest ever discovered in the Americas.

The study authors, led by researcher Walter Neves, said the discovery suggests that - at that time, the presence and development of man in South America was very different - not only restricted to people who made stone tools for subsistence, not only the neolithic tribes but also persons able to formulate symbolic thoughts.

The figure, which measures about fifteen inches wide by twenty long, was found in Lapa do Santo in the region of Lagoa Santa, state of Minas Gerais, southeast region of Brazil.

* Researchers identified the drawing like an anthropomorphic creature but - this does not mean that is a man. The traces resemble a somewhat animalistic creature, something like a reptile, for example.

SOURCE: Desenho rupestre mais antigo das Américas é descoberto no Brasil.
Ultimo segundo/IG, published in 22/02/2012
[http://ultimosegundo.ig.com.br/ciencia/desenho-rupestre-mais-antigo-das-americas-e-descoberto-no-brasil/n1597648406315.html]



Friday, February 10, 2012

The Tomb of St. Philip



Tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philip, erected in Hierapolis,
Turkey's interior. The construction is located in a Byzantine church.


TURKEY | ITALY. Lecce (province and city). For more than two thousand years, the location of the tomb of the apostle Philip in Turkey was only a legendary tradition. Now, it is a fact proven by archaeologists from the University of Salento. The finding is the result of a long process of historical research. In the Turkish city of Hierapolis, on the slopes of the mountains that rise up near the village of Pamukkale - Turkey the tomb of Philip, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, martyred in 80 AD was found.




The archaeological expedition led by Professor Francesco D'Andria confirmed the authenticity of the monument located in the ruins of a fifth century Byzantine church that was built to house the tomb. The excavations were conducted by an international team formed by Italians, Germans, French and Norwegian. The same location, was scenery of the apostle's death.

According the director of graduate studies in archeology at the University of Salento (Ateneo Salentino) geophysical technologies were used to identify certain cavities in the structure of the church. It was found that a second and unknown church, had been built around a Roman tomb of the first century. Several factors allowed us to identify this second church that - by the traditional knowledge, housed the tomb of the apostle. [trans. Lygia Cabus]

SOURCE: Spedizione archeologica, i leccesi confermano: "la tomba è dell'apostolo"
lecce Prima, published IN 06/02/2012
[http://www.lecceprima.it/cronaca/tomba-san-filippo-turchia-6-febbraio-2012.html]


The amazonian spiders and its giant webs



BRAZIL. Amazonas state. Amazonas state. In the city of Iranduba, metropolitan region of Manaus (state's capital) - the trees are periodically covered by cobwebs of the anelosimus - specie nearby the family of the 'black widows'.

In some cases the entire canopy of a tree is taken by this tissue produced by this spiders. Every three months, the locals clean the trees but the colony begins to produce the webs again.

A researcher at the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), said that the phenomenon is unusual, since spiders tend to live alone. She also said that there is no need to worry about poison because its effects only affect insects.

SOURCE: Aranhas constroem teias gigantes no Amazonas
O Dia, published IN 09/02/2012
[http://odia.ig.com.br/portal/cienciaesaude/aranhas-constroem-teias-gigantes-no-amazonas-1.404869]

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Amazonian Stonehenge


BRAZIL. Amapa state. In Calcolene, a small city located to 390 km of Macapa, capital of the Amapa state - north region of Brazil, on the banks of the igarapé* Rego Grande, a set of strange stones, with no doubt work of human hands is considered the amazonian Stonehenge. The archaeological site has been studied since 2005. The structure that resemble the british cycle is composed by large pieces of worked granite and has around 30 meters of diameter.

* IGARAPÉ: 'arm' ou course of water originated from a river which extends into the earth, like a creek.

According researchers, the place was used by indigenous populations that inhabited the region by 1,100 years ago for the realization of rituals . Some of this cerimonies - were performed in the epoch of the summer solstice, when the position of the stones blocks allowed the observation the course of the sun..

The researcher of the Instituto de Pesquisas Cientificas e Tecnológicas do Amapá (Iepa - Institute of Scientific and Technological Searches), João Saldanha that date was special for natives. He explains: It is a period marked by the rains, changing completely the landscape providing the harvest and collect food in abundance. Saldanha still tells that the place was used like a cemitery too, the last rest for important personalities of the tribes. Other minor monuments that were found there - are tombs of other persons, being these - less importants.

The place stood forgotten for many years. Only in 2005 it returned to attract the interest of the government. Since then, numerous pottery objects - were discovered. Similar objects were found in other nearby places like at the Amapa state (Brazil) and Guiana Francesa (French Guyana). The theory of researchers is that the violence of the European invaders, in century 16, provoked the exit of these tribes in search of refuge in other areas, less accessible to the invaders.

SOURCE: Sítio arqueológico “Stonehenge amazônica” é estudado no Amapá
Portal Amazônia, published in 31/12/2011
[http://www.portalamazonia.com.br/editoria/ciencia-e-tecnologia/sitio-arqueologico-%E2%80%9Cstonehenge-amazonica%E2%80%9D-e-estudado-no-amapa/]


Friday, February 3, 2012

Nibiru : A Cosmic Threat, a cosmic fate



This video was posted in YouTube in 31, july of 2011. The images show the 'two suns' phenomenon - in all the world. Beteween the sequences, texts of Nostradamus prophecies, in two languages: spanish and english.


On the last two years, images of the sunset where, nearby the king star, on its left or on its right appears a second luminous body smaller in its dimensions but very bright e visible became more often. The phenomenon has been called 'the two suns'.

The official reports, of Nasa about the matter, (however) minimize the occurrences and explain the 'second sun' like being a simple like a flash of light ephemeral, without importance, delayed perception of the explosion of a red supergiant star named Betlegeuse. The explosion would had occurred over around 590 years ago. Other academic scientists consulted, do not give to the apparition nor even the status of something real, would be just an optical illusion, a reflection of the Sun produced by certain meteorological conditions.

Nevertheless, for many scholars of the 'marginal science' like ufology, exobiology, anthropology, extraterrestrial achaeological - by example - this second sun is Nibiru, the mysterious planet apocalyptic - to which some specialists refer in the context of ancient history of Mesopotamia - to which some specialists refer in the context of ancient history of Mesopotamia.

Specialists like the philologist in arcanes scriptures and dead languages, Zecharia Sitchin (wrote numerous books about this theme) who decoded the cuneiform, claims to have found accounts of the transit of Nibiru planet,a celestial body that, transiting in an orbit situated between Mars and Venus, approaches Earth in cicles of 3,600 years causing, by the interference of its gravitacional field in the solar system, the emergence of great natural catastrophes able to exterminate Mankinds - entire civilizations




In their coded language, antiquity's occultists, civilization priests and wise men along the epochs, in their scriptures, they named planets, to all heavenly bodies - both those endowed with light Herself as the bodies devoid of light. Thus, the Sun and even the moon, the Earth satellite, are included in the list of 'planets' of ancient astrology. The picture shows, according to this esoteric tradition - the relative position of Nibiru, the called 'twelfth planet' by Z. Sitchin


Skeptics argue that the "factor Nibiru" is a reality, someone, in some official level of information would have given the alarm. However, an alarm would be useless because an event of this magnitude is something that is totally beyond the control of any governmental authority of the planeta and these cases, it is known that the common rule is "let's avoid spreading panic" - an attitude that is not without sense, since there is nothing to do but wait for the final collapse.

It makes no difference die screaming by terror with advance, or quiet, without voice, astonished by the unexpected. Indeed, unofficial alarms are published in newspapers around the world but they are discredited - immediately - by the official agencies of astronomy, like NASA and other space agencies have done.

The Nibiru cited by the ancient Mesopotamians would have, for example, the cause of disappearance of Atlantean civilization - identified by esoterism as the 'Fourth Humanity' that dominated this planet before the actual. Literature about the mysteries of Anthropogenesis also attributes to aliens from Nibiru the creation, through genetic manipulation, of the first human race ( in opposition to ethereal), even older than the Atlantean Race, the primitives lemurians - hybrids, reptile-mammal, because the inhabitants of Nibiru are the famous reptilians of the literary fiction and popular film.

Nibiru - is also called Planet X, Red Planet and even as the 'The Planet of Purgation' or of the purification of Earth Mankinds (*), according to some lines of thought Spiritist because it is described as a giant celestial body and almost invisible in its insidious process of rapprochement. When it becomes visible, is a sign that the end of a time is near. Let's meditate - and ... try avoid panic.


(*) Some spiritists call - Nibiru - with the inelegant expression "hickey Planet" because its transcendental mission is, periodically - collect the disembodied spirits in catastrophes, spirits that have not evolved enough to be part of a New Era of Humanity, a renewed humanity and better than the current, also called the Sixth Human Race, because this - the current, would be the Fifth Human Race. These ideas are exposed in a wide esoteric literature, like Anthropogenesis by HP Blavatsky or the spiritist," Exilados de Capela" (Exiles Chapel).

Translation and additional text: Lygia Cabus

SOURCES:
Estarían ocultando la aproximación de Nibiru, que ya es visibleEl Intransigente, published in 02/02/2012

[http://www.elintransigente.com/notas/2012/2/2/nasa-estarian-ocultando-aproximacion-nibiru-visible-121108.asp]
Conocé qué pasaría si el que se está acercando es Nibiru
El Intrasigente, published in 02/02/2012
[http://www.elintransigente.com/notas/2012/2/2/conoce-pasaria-acercando-nibiru-121123.asp]


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