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America’s Stonehenge - Mystery Hill by Fotopoulou Sophia

Entrance to the Oracle Chamber

The complex, a series of stone walls containing large, shaped, standing stones, covers well over 30 acres. Like Stonehenge in England, America's Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. Though several independent surveys by qualified researchers, it has been determined that the site is an accurate, astronomically aligned calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.

Archaeological excavation at the site has uncovered numerous historic and pre-historic artifacts, stone tools, pottery, and samples suitable for radiocarbon dating. Charcoal from excavations proved…

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Are UFOs a social phenomenon? by Lonerider

ufo on earth

Two British researchers David Clarke & Andy Roberts claim in their new book 'OUT OF THE SHADOWS' ,that UFOs are all in the mind and should be seen as a form of cultural mass hysteria.They uncovered thousands of previously secret government and military reports and investigated dozens of sightings,and have concluded that flying saucers were a product of Cold War paranoia - not visitors from outer space.

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Baiijia River Dolphin by Lao Long

Baiijia River Dolphin

The baiji is one of the world's rarest mammals.

It is believed that about 20 million years ago the baiji Chinese river dolphin left the ocean and made its home in the Yangtze River in China. Writings from the time of the Han Dynasty in 200 B.C. suggest that several thousands of these animals may have inhabited the Yangtze at that time. Today, researchers estimate that there are probably fewer than 100 baiji in the river, making it the most endangered cetacean in the world.

Habitat destruction and intrusion by humans has been costly…

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Buddhist Scrolls on Sale by Fotopoulou Sophia

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Some time after Taliban came into power a collection of Buddhist manuscripts from Afghanistan were acquired by The Schoyen Collection. The manuscripts are often referred to as the "Dead Sea scrolls of Buddhism".

The Schoyen Collection is allegedly one of the largest private collections of ancient manuscripts in the world. The single largest group of manuscripts in the collection are thousands of fragments of possibly 1400 Buddhist manuscripts taken out of Afghanistan after Taliban came to power. The manuscripts were found in a cave close to Bamiyan, and they might be part of a library that…

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