The Himalayan Towers are a series of stone towers located mostly in Tibet. Carbon dating shows they were built approximately 500 to 1,100 years ago. Since they are generally located in prosperous villages, it is believed that their primary function was as a demonstration of a family’s prestige within the community. For strength, many of the towers use a star pattern of walls as opposed to a strictly rectangular method. Heights can exceed 60m. For more information see the work of Frederique Darragon.
NOTE: It may look like the video is not available but if you click on it it will start. Don’t know why its like that? Maybe thats part of the secret. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
Sunken City of Baiae – The Beverly Hills of the Ancient Roman Elite.
In the Bay of Naples, just a few miles from Pompeii and Vesuvius, lies one of the world’s most stunning archeological sites. This is the lost Roman city of Baiae. From the first century to the third century AD, it was the most exclusive spot in the Roman Empire.
It was a place of fantastic wealth, but the glitter and opulence hid a dark side. Rome’s elite came here to scheme and conspire, and it was the setting for one of the most sinister murder plots of the Roman age. Baiae played a pivotal role in the Roman Empire. Then, disaster struck. Half the city sank beneath the waves and lay forgotten for more than a thousand years.
Now, a team of archeologists is investigating every inch of the ruins. And new discoveries are helping to shed light on the lives of Rome’s elite.
Baiae was a mineral springs and coastal resort on the northwest shore of the Gulf of Naples in ancient Italy. It was fashionable for centuries during antiquity, particularly towards the end of the Roman Republic, when it was reckoned as superior to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri for the super-rich. It was notorious for its hedonistic offerings and the attendant rumors of corruption and scandal. It later formed part of Port Julius, the base of the western fleet of the Imperial Roman Navy. It was deserted and its ruins largely submerged by local volcanic activity by the time of the Renaissance. What is left of Baiae is now a frazione of the comune of Bacoli in the Campania region of Italy.
Featured Image: A Chinese Type 59 tank at the Beijing Military Museum.
The Type 59 (Chinese: 59式; pinyin: Wǔ shí jiǔ shì; industrial designation: WZ-120) main battle tank is a Chinese-produced version of the SovietT-54A tank, the earliest model of the ubiquitous T-54/55 series. The first vehicles were produced in 1958 and it was accepted into service in 1959, with serial production beginning in 1963. Over 10,000 of the tanks were produced by the time production ended in 1980 with approximately 5,500 serving with the Chinese armed forces. The tank formed the backbone of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army until the early 2000s (decade) with an estimated 5,000 of the later Type 59-I and Type 59-II variants in service in 2002.
The Type 59 was modified several times during its service. It was also the basis of several later Chinese tank designs including the Type 69 and Type 79 tanks.
Guy Trades For Tank On eBay, Finds $2.5 Million In Gold Hidden Inside
Posted at 11:53 am on April 9, 2017 by Bob Owens
An English military vehicle collector thought he got quite the deal when he traded a tank and self-propelled gun for a Type-69 tank, a Chinese variant of the T54 developed by the Russians that was sold to Iraq and used in the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
When he examined the tank, he found out just how good of a deal it was; the Iraqi tank crew had apparently looted roughly £2 million ($2,474,600) worth of gold bullion, and had hidden it in a fuel tank. . . . Read Complete Repoirt
Archaeologists Discover Golden Plates Believed to Be Linked to Joseph Smith Jr.
Source: World News Daily
“Manchester, NY| A team of archaeologists excavating a drumlin known as Mormon hill or the Cumorah, in western New York, have discovered a set of gold plates which they believe could be linked to the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith Jr. . . .
“. . . The “book” is made of a set of twelve metal plates, each measuring six inches (15 cm) in width, eight inches (20 cm) in length approximately half an inch (1.27 centimeter) in thickness. The plates are made of a copper-gold alloy, and are held together by three D-shaped rings, forming a sort of book. The entire volume measures a total of nearly six inches [15 cm] in thickness and weights 59 pounds (26.76 kg). . . . Read Complete Repor
Joseph Smith Brings the Plates Home – Dan Vogel
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Published on Sep 19, 2013
Joseph Smith claimed he translated the Book of Mormon from anciently engraved gold plates, which he took from a stone box in the side of a hill near his home in Manchester, New York. Claiming that he was forbidden by God to show them to anyone, Smith kept the plates carefully wrapped in a cloth or concealed in a wooden box. Believers accept this as God’s way of requiring faith, whereas skeptics suspect Smith constructed a set of plates that couldn’t pass visual inspection. This is the story of Joseph Smith’s bringing the plates home in September 1827.
How Heavy Were Joseph Smith’s “Golden Plates”?
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How heavy were the gold plates?
How heavy were the gold plates? (Could Joseph Smith Have Carried the “Gold Book” Three Miles?)
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Joseph Smith Documentary (The Masonic Roots of the LDS)
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Uploaded on Nov 6, 2009
Documentary including historical data on LDS founder Joseph Smith, presented by former LDS members and containing information presented by LDS historian.
Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex
Fox News 3/8/2017
A rabbit hole in the UK conceals the entrance to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious Knights Templar.
New photos show the remarkable Caynton Caves network, which looks like something out of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The shadowy Knights Templar order is said to have used the caves. . . . Read Compete Report
Those of us interested in the subject have heard many stories and rumors of the fabulous treasures hidden in the jungles and mountains in the Philippines. In fact an original THEI correspondent and personal friend of mine, a treasure hunter well know in my neck of the woods moved to the Philippines over 20 years ago to search for treasure with his Filipina wife’s family. His nickname is, of course, Lucky. Although it’s been 15 years since I had any correspondence with him I’d bet he’s still pursuing his quest. . . . your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
Featured Image: A stack of gold bars stored at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Treasury Department recently completed an audit of its gold there. Federal Reserve SOURCE Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.
Yamashita’s Philippines ~ Story Of Roger Roxas
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Yamashita Gold Bars Finally Found 2017
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Published on Jan 3, 2017
Yamashita Treasure in the Philippines found by locals but it was implanted with miniature bombs.
Yamashita Philippines – Gold Bars Discovered Inside The Cave
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Lucky, wherever you are in the wilds of all of those Islands don’t give up your dream! There is suppose to be lots more out there . . . Dennis
Featured Image: Originally destined for a museum before fate intervened: eight Delahayes, nine Talbot Lagos (three with Saoutchik bodies), four Ferraris (including a 250 GT California Spider once owned by a movie star), three Panhard-Levassors, three Lorraine Dietrichs, three Panhard-Levassors, two Delages, plus a Bugatti T57 Ventoux, Hispano Suiza H6B, Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua, Lagonda LG45 cabriolet, Porsche 356 SC … sixty cars in all Source:GizmagImage Gallery(49 images). (Fair Use).
For the past 25 years, Ra Paulette has been carving out man-made caves from the sandstone hills of New Mexico, and then sculpting these spaces into works of art he calls wilderness shrines. Lee Cowan has the story of an artist who does his best work underground.
Dennis doesn't like to brag much, but his book, The Secrets of Dellschau, is outstanding! I can't recommend it enough to those interested in airships, code breaking, secret societies, or outside artists. Yes, all those topics are part of The Secrets of Dellschau