Scientists have found a NEW 5-million-square-kilometer Continent hiding in plain sight

Scientists have made a sensational discovery east of Australia: A continent which has around 5 MILLION square kilometers, and it’s been hiding in plain sight for AGES. Only a small part of the continent—around 5 per cent—is visible today.


Source: Ancient-Code.com
February 17, 2017

Experts say that today, only about 5% of it is visible —which is part of the reason it took so long to discover.

Interestingly, New Zealand and New Caledonia are part of the new continent, which is about as big as greater India, the best part; the new continent could have economic and geopolitical implications as scientists estimate there may be tens of billions of dollars worth of fossil fuels off its coast.

The region is mostly submerged land in the Pacific Ocean and contains both New Zealand and the French overseas territory New Caledonia.

According to reports, the new continent—most likely to be called ZEALANDIA— is the ‘youngest, thinnest, and most submerged’ of the continents, with 94 percent of the landmass submerged in water, the researchers write.

Until now there were six ‘officially’ recognized continents: Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Eurasia, North America, and South America.

According to the scientific paper titled ‘Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent,’ 11 geologists argue that Zealandia has all four attributes necessary to be considered a continent.

Interestingly, the concept of Zealandia isn’t new. In fact, Luyendyk coined the term back in 1995. However, Luyendyk said that it was never intended to be a brand new continent, and the name was merely used to describe New Zealand, New Caledonia, and a collection of submerged pieces and slices of crust that broke off a region of Gondwana, a 200 million-year-old supercontinent, wrote IFLScience.

“This is not a sudden discovery, but a gradual realization; as recently as 10 years ago we would not have had the accumulated data or confidence in interpretation to write this paper,” the researchers wrote in GSA Today, a journal of the Geological Society of America.



Zealandia, shown in gray to the east of Australia, is likely Earth’s seventh geologic continent. N. Mortimer et al./GSA Today

Now, researchers behind the study have developed on the idea proposed by Luyendyk over 20 years ago. With two decade’s worth of new data and evidence, they believe that Zealandia meets the four criteria geologists use to deem a slab of rock a continent:

  1. Land that pokes up relatively high from the ocean floor.
  2. A diversity of three types of rocks: igneous (spewed by volcanoes), metamorphic (altered by heat/pressure), and sedimentary (made by erosion).
  3. A thicker, less dense section of crust compared with surrounding ocean floor.
  4. “Well-defined limits around a large enough area to be considered a continent rather than a microcontinent or continental fragment.”

Geologists had determined that New Zealand and New Caledonia fit the bill for items one, two, and three. After all, they’re large islands that poke up from the sea floor, are geologically diverse, and are made of thicker, less dense crust.



Spatial limits of Zealandia. Base map from Stagpoole (2002) based on data from Smith and Sandwell (1997). Image source.

“The scientific value of classifying Zealandia as a continent is much more than just an extra name on a list. That a continent can be so submerged yet unfragmented makes it a useful and thought-provoking geodynamic end member in exploring the cohesion and breakup of continental crust,” wrote scientists in the new study.

When asked about the new discovery and how the man who coined the concept Zealandia felt, Professor Luyendyk told Business Insider: “These people here are A-list earth scientists. I think they’ve put together a solid collection of evidence that’s really thorough.”

“The economic implications are clear and come into play: What’s part of New Zealand, and what’s not part of New Zealand?” he said.

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Source: Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent

Reference: Earth has a brand-new continent called Zealandia, and it’s been hiding in plain sight for ages

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A Long-Lost Dark Age Kingdom has been FOUND in Scotland

Source: Ancient-Code.com
January 26, 2017

According to archaeological reports, a long lost Kingdom, believed to date back to the Dark Ages has been recently rediscovered in Scotland. Archaeologists firmly believe they have discovered the site of the lost kingdom of Rheged, one of the most elusive of all the sixth-century kingdoms of Dark Age Britain.


Even though great Kingdoms quickly rose and were destroyed in the Dark Ages, and their glorious structure lost to time, the very core of ONE of these long lost kingdoms may have recently been discovered, reports LiveScience.

According to reports, the mysterious Kingdom—known as the Kingdom of Rheged— is believed to have been one of the most elusive of ALL sixth-century kingdoms of Dark Agre Britain.

The Kingdom mostly occupied the territory of northern Britain in the sixth century and fell into obscurity after being deliberately destroyed at the beginning of the following century.



A laser scan image of the carved Pictish symbols.
Photo: DGNHAS / CDDV

Interestingly, the kingdom of Rheged is said to have been ruled by King Urien, who appears in Arthurian legends. It is said that King Urien married King Arthur’s sister Morgan le Fay. As their marriage was not a happy one, Morgan desires to take Excalibur kill Urien and Arthur and place herself and her lover Accolon on the throne.

Previously, experts though the kingdom’s remains were located in Cumbria. The truth is that the exact location has remained unknown since medieval times, apparently until now.

In a book titled The Lost Dark Age Kingdom of Rheged by Dr. Bowles and fellow archaeologist, Ronan Toolis they write:

“Trusty’s Hill was likely the royal seat of Rheged, a kingdom that had Galloway as its heartland,” said Dr. Bowles, a Scottish Borders Council archaeologist.

“This was a place of religious, cultural and political innovation whose contribution to culture in Scotland has perhaps not been given due recognition. Yet the influence of Rheged, with Trusty’s Hill at its secular heart … and Urien its most famous king has nevertheless rippled through the history and literature of Scotland and beyond.”

On-site excavations discovered that Trusty’s Hill was in fact a complex type of fort, which dates back to around 600AD. Furthermore, experts concluded that the layout of the settlement is consistent with that of a high-status settlement during that period of history.



Artist’s recreation of what the settlement could have looked like (Guard Archaeology )

The authors added:

“The people living at Trusty’s Hill were not engaged in agriculture themselves”

“Instead, this household’s wealth relied on their control of farming, animal husbandry and the management of local natural resources – minerals and timber – from an estate probably spanning the wider landscape of the Fleet valley and estuary.

“Control was maintained by bonding the people of this land and the districts beyond to the royal household, by gifts, promises of protection and the bounties of raiding and warfare.”


Featured image by Shinaig

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Michael Cremo: “Forbidden Archaeology” | Talks at Google

Source: TalksAtGoogle
Michael Cremo
January 23, 2017

Abstract:

Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have found bones, footprints, and artifacts showing that people like ourselves have existed on earth for many millions of years. But many scientists have forgotten or ignored these remarkable facts. Why? Primarily because they contradict the now dominant evolutionary views about human origins and antiquity. According to these views, humans like ourselves have existed for only about 100,000 or 200,000 years, and before that there were only more primitive human ancestors. This evolutionary paradigm, to which influential groups of scientists are deeply committed, has acted as a “knowledge filter.” And the filtering, intentional or not, has left us with a radically incomplete set of facts for building our ideas about human origins. Recovering the complete set of facts takes us on a fascinating expedition, across five continents to various archaeological sites, some long forgotten, some the center of ongoing controversy. On the other hand, the complete set of facts is consistent with the accounts of extreme human antiquity found in the Puranas, the historical writings of ancient India.

Bio:

Michael A. Cremo is research associate in history of archeology. He is a member of the World Archaeological Congress (WAC) since 1993. His WAC3 paper “Puranic Time and the Archaeological Record” was published in the Routledge One World Archaeology series volume Time and Archaeology (1999), edited by Tim Murray. He is also a member of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA). In 2004 Cremo’s paper “The Later Discoveries of Boucher de Perthes at Moulin Quignon and Their Impact on the Moulin Quignon Jaw Controversy,” presented at the XXth International Congress for History of Science, Liege, Belgium, was published in a conference proceedings volume of this congress, by the scientific publisher Brepols.

Cremo is the principal author of the book Forbidden Archeology, a comprehensive historical survey of archaeological anomalies. In a review in British Journal for History of Science, Tim Murray said the book “provides the historian of archaeology with a useful compendium of case studies in the history and sociology of scientific knowledge, which can be used to foster debate within archaeology about how to describe the epistemology of one’s discipline.”

Cremo is particularly interested in examining the history of the archeology from the standpoint of alternative worldviews, particularly worldviews with foundations in ancient Indian thought. He has given invited lectures on his work at the Royal Institution in London, the anthropology department of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, the archeology department of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, and many other scientific institutions. He has also lectured on his work at universities throughout the world.

Dr. Joseph Farrell PhD – Pyramid Research, Babylonian Banksters, Alchemy of Money, Breakaway Civilizations, Secret Space Wars & More

Source: Deeana Aretha
January 20, 2017

Book Review: The Cydonia Codex – Reflections From Mars by George J. Haas & William R. Saunders

An Incisive & Thought-Provoking View Into The Geoglyphs On Mars

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Zy Marquiez
January 7, 2017

Having read Richard Hoagland’s phenomenal book The Monument Of Mars, The City Ono The Edge of Foverever,this book seemed like a natural follow up.

The Cydonia Codex – Reflections From Mars by George J. Haas & William R. Saunders is a highly thought-provoking book which spawns implications faster than rabbits multiply.

Haas and William offer an extensive amount of evidence to reinforce their thesis that there are not only many geoglyphs on Mars, but that there are resounding  parallels between the geoglyphs on Mars and ancient artifacts from Mesoamerica, pre-Columbian civilizations and more.

Outlandish at it may seem, the authors stack an incredible amount of evidence to support this theory.

Admittedly, as an open-minded skeptic, it was going to take quite a bit of evidence for me to actually find purchase in the authors’ thesis.  However, both authors delivered in spades.

The Cydonia Codex features dozens of analytical comparisons between geoglyphs on Mars and corresponding evidence on Earth.  Littered throughout the book are rather intriguing examples of the correlation that ultimately link Mars and Earth in ancient times.

Knowing how much NASA loves to cover up information, books like these are vital to understanding some of the deeper strands not only of our reality, but ultimately of our history.

One notable point the book showcases are the photo enhancements that were carried out by Keith Laney of NASA photographs.  These renderings are rather striking to say the least.

Moreover, some examples are far more precise and convincing than others, due mainly to clarity of the photographs, but that doesn’t take away from the book in one bit.  There’s only so much one can do with photos that are taking from far away in space, but they’ve made it a point to remain as open-minded as possible while also setting a concrete foundation for their hypothesis.

It’s in the aggregation of photos and analysis that one sees an megalithic pattern emerge showing us that the connection between Earth and Mars is far more salient than the mainstream establishment would like you to believe, and far more important as well.

And if that notion is true, and there’s quite a bit of evidence that it is, then not only have we been lied too – and continue being lied to ’till this day – but our history is far more fascinating than most could ever realize.

Cosmogenesis: Top Secret Archaeology Wars – Dark Journalist & Dr. Joseph P. Farrell PhD

Source: DarkJournalist
Daniel Liszt
January 5, 2017

Ancient Wisdom and Cosmological Defense System

In this exciting conclusion to their wildly informative and groundbreaking three-part series, Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt and Dr. Joseph Farrell separate fact from fiction about the traditions of secret knowledge, ancient high-technology wonder weapons and the modern race to discover them.

Farrell theorizes that the Great Pyramid is much older than recorded history and was originally set up as a kind of super-advanced cosmological defense system with the power to wreak havoc on Earth and in the Cosmos through a highly complex series of resonances networked inside the structure. It’s an undeniable reality that over the last century hundreds of researchers, physicists, geologists and archaeologists have examined and noted the highly unusual and amazingly accurate mathematical patterns in the layout and construction of this marvel of the ancient world. These patterns suggest a sophisticated knowledge of astronomy, Earth science, geology and geometry that was certainly not available to early Egyptian civilization according to mainstream academics, raising the possibility that the true builders of the Great Pyramid were a forgotten technological civilization that was wiped out of existence in the distant past.

Modern Archaeology Wars

From the Nazi obsession with ancestral elemental rituals and the ruins of early mystical cultures to the controversial disappearance of ancient artifacts and tablets in the looting of the Baghdad Museum during the Iraq War, Farrell sees an ongoing pattern on the parts of major world governments to discover secret prehistoric knowledge through covert modern archaeological warfare. This lost wisdom may have outlined the construction details for a super-powered resonance weapon which the peoples of the forgotten past used to wage a Cosmic War that brought great devastation during a forgotten chapter in Earth’s history and is remembered now only in faint echoes of a massive battle among the gods in ancient legends.

One of these legends, about a hidden Atlantean Hall of Records suggests a lost culture and their advanced technology are yet waiting to be discovered. This secret structure was said by the famous Sleeping Prophet psychic Edgar Cayce to be buried in a pyramid in Egypt and could be entered through a hidden passageway underneath the right paw of the Spinx. interestingly enough, two leading Egyptologists were actually sponsored in their early careers by Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, the Edgar Cayce Foundation, and one of them even wrote a book about Cayce’s readings on the deep links between the development of Egypt by the survivors of Atlantis. Were they secretly looking for the Ancient Hall of Records using the Cayce readings while publicly disavowing their former sponsor and keeping in line with the official academic story?