Rano Raraku was first reported to the outside world in 1868 by officers of HMS Topaze. The world was fascinated, and many sketches, essays, newspaper articles, and books were published describing the statues embedded in the slopes as “heads.” Over 90 excavations in Rano Raraku since that time exposed the torsos of many statues. Katherine and William Scoresby Routledge of the Mana Expedition to Easter Island, 1914-15 published photos of their own digs illustrating the bodies of many statues. In 1954-55 Thor Heyerdahl and his Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island excavated others, further documenting the existence of complete, but partially buried, statues.
Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images
By Frances Cronin
Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.
More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.
Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids.
The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak. (more)
Japanese Atlantis - Japan
Google Earth in a action - Grid in Atlantic Ocean
24 february 2009
People are intrigued by the origins of the Bosnian Pyramids and Mr Osmanagic's work. A couple of weeks ago
Mr Vedran Košta (Dubrovnik, Croatia) got in touch with Osmanagic and claimed that traces of an apparent civilisation found at the bottom of the ocean could be Atlantis.
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