Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince: Leonardo da Vinci, the Church and the Turin Shroud
In this fully revised and updated edition, the bestselling authors of The Templar Revelation present new and compelling evidence linking Leonardo da Vinci with the forgery of Christianity's most famous relic. For centuries the Turin Shroud was believed to be Christ's authentic burial cloth, miraculously imprinted with his image -- but in 1988 carbon dating revealed it is a medieval- or Renaissance-era forgery. However, authors Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince realized that the 1988 discovery prompted even more questions: The image seems to be a photograph -- so could the Turin Shroud actually be the world's first photograph? If the face of the man on the Shroud is not Jesus', whose is it? Who had the sheer audacity to create what would become an infamous relic of Christianity, faking even Christ's holy, redemptive blood? Whoever did this was not only a genius but also a heretic.... After more than a decade of research, Picknett and Prince have accumulated evidence that shows not only was the forger of the Turin Shroud none other than Leonardo da Vinci but also that he used his own face for that of Christ. The Turin Shroud is, among other things, a five-hundred-year-old photograph of Leonardo da Vinci. Could Christianity's greatest relic in fact be an attempt to undermine the religion itself? In this revision of their 1994 book, London-based writers Prince and Picknett jump on the Da Vinci Code bandwagon by claiming that the face on the Turin shroud is not Jesus but Da Vinci himself. Based on their research into the carbon-dating of the Shroud and their own re-creation of the circumstances under which the Shroud could have been created, they conclude that the Shroud is man-made, comes from no earlier than the 14th century, and that Leonardo (whom they claim invented photography) used photographic technology for the basis for the painted image. For their research, the authors compared Da Vincis painting Salvator Mundi with the image on the shroud and found that it matched up perfectly with the man on the Shroud. While the authors can provide no proof that Da Vinci used his face as the model for the face on the Shroud, their research claims a never-before acknowledged connection between Leonardo and the Shroud. Unfortunately, the authors fast-paced and detailed detective work results in little more than speculation about Da Vincis relationship to the Shroud. Only slightly provocative, the book tediously searches for new clues in an old case now shrouded in indifference.
Dr. Danny Hilman: Gunung Padang, Uncovering The World's Oldest Pyramid
Gunung Padang is a megalithic site located in Karyamukti village, Cianjur regency, West Java Province of Indonesia, 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of the city of Cianjur or 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Lampegan station. It has been called the largest megalithic site in all of Southeastern Asia, and has produced controversial carbon dating results which, if confirmed, would suggest that construction began as far back as 20,000 BCE.
Earth Ancients: 2019, A Year in Review
The Earth Ancients team takes a look at 2019 with three (3) unique interview that changed our perception of the ancient past.
Kirill Elistratov: Flying Machines of Ancients Astronauts in Mexico
The world is full of unsolved mysteries and unanswered questions, such as the existence of intelligent life beyond our planet. While the skeptics go about their denial, those more persistent in the pursuit of truth continue to uncover new compelling evidence that we are not alone in the Universe. In recent years, researchers unearthed a range of artifacts that strongly suggest that ancient populations of Mexico had direct contact with an extraterrestrial civilization.This book explores one particular aspect of this complex subject — what light these artifacts may shed on the means of transportation utilized by ancient extraterrestrials. The authors present the findings of several scientific expeditions to the region, including their own on-site research and the study of a number of accessible private collections. This publication documents the thesis of a paleocontact through color photographs of rare finds such as ancient engravings and sculpted models of flying alien machines ranging from “mother ships” to “orbit-to-surface shuttles”.
Alex Chionetti: Underworld, Mystery of the Tayos Caves
A detailed examination of the controversial expeditions to the Tayos Cave complex in Ecuador and the treasures glimpsed in its depths • Reconstructs the expeditions from the 1960s and ’70s, including the Mormon Church’s search for lost tablets, Stanley Hall’s quest with Neil Armstrong, and sightings of a metal library, books of gold, copper plates, and a quartz sarcophagus • Includes photos from the author’s own dangerous expeditions to the Tayos Caves • Explores connections to Atlantis, Ancient Astronauts, and the Hollow Earth theory and the possibility of tunnel networks that extend from the Rocky Mountains to Patagonia The Cuevas de los Tayos is a cavern complex in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador. Named for the tayos, the oil birds that reside within them, these caves have countless enigmas connected with them, from the discovery of inexplicable architectural details, to claims of curses and treasures, to dangerous encounters with the indigenous people, the Shuar, for whom the caves are sacred. Sharing his more than 30 years of research into the Tayos Caves as well as his own explorations, Alex Chionetti examines the legends and mysteries associated with this site and the explorers who have ventured within. He details the discovery of the Tayos Cave complex by Hungarian explorer Janos Juan Moricz in the 1960s, including Moricz’s claims of finding a metal library with books of gold. Exploring the oral tradition of the Shuar, he explains how this region was the possible origin of Incan culture and the legend of El Dorado. The author shares his own dangerous explorations within the Tayos Caves, and, drawing on unpublished interviews with speleologist Julio Goyén Aguado, he reconstructs the expeditions of the 1960s and ’70s, revealing the Mormon Church’s search for lost tablets, a British army incursion, and sightings of paintings, gold statues and skeletons, copper plates, and a quartz sarcophagus--treasures akin to the Crespi treasure. The author also shares details from Stanley Hall’s suspicious expedition in 1976, which included astronaut Neil Armstrong. Investigating the lost civilizations behind the Tayos treasures, Chionetti explores the possible connections to Atlantis, aliens, Ancient Astronauts, and the Hollow Earth theory; the caves’ links with hermetic societies; and claims of tunnel networks that extend thousands of miles through both American continents, from the Rocky Mountains to Patagonia. Sharing a real-life adventure story wilder than an Indiana Jones plot, the author shows that Earth’s ancient past has many secrets waiting to be uncovered. Alex Chionetti is an award-winning journalist, explorer, and filmmaker. A consulting producer for several seasons of Ancient Aliens, his documentaries have been broadcast on Fox, NBC, A&E, History Channel, and other international networks. The discoverer of two lost cities in the Andean region and a member of the Explorers Club, he lives near New York City.