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vr 19 aug 2011, 01:47

En deze Donderdag avond wil ik ook nog wat aandacht besteden aan een interessante Amerikaanse organisatie... The Smithsonian Institution... Ja dat leest U goed... Om U eerst eens nader kennis te laten maken met wat The Smithsonian Institution nu eigenlijk is zal ik beginnen met de informatie die we aantreffen op de Wikipedia pagina over The Smithsonian Institution... Leest U even mee...???

Het Smithsonian Institution is een Amerikaans onderwijs- en onderzoeksinstituut met bijbehorend museumcomplex. Het grootste deel van de faciliteiten is gevestigd in Washington D.C., met name aan de National Mall. Gezamenlijk bestaat het uit negentien musea en zeven researchcentra en heeft 142 miljoen voorwerpen in zijn collecties. Het instituut en de musea worden gefinancierd en indirect beheerd door de Amerikaanse overheid.



Geschiedenis

Het Smithsonian is in 1846 opgericht naar aanleiding van een legaat uit 1829 van de Engelse geleerde James Smithson inhoudende dat, mocht zijn neef Henry James Hungerford kinderloos komen te overlijden, een som van honderdduizend gold sovereigns aan de Verenigde Staten van Amerika vermaakt zou moeten worden ter oprichting van een instituut om het toen erbarmelijk lage peil van het wetenschappelijk onderzoek in dat land wat op te krikken. In 1835 stierf Hungerford inderdaad kinderloos. Er volgde een lange politieke strijd over de vraag óf men de — door velen als zeer krenkend ervaren — making wel moest aanvaarden en zo ja, in welke vorm men aan de voorwaarden moest voldoen. Uiteindelijk richtte men een trust op om het instituut zo onafhankelijk mogelijk te maken.

Collectie en activiteiten

Onder de talloze voorwerpen in de rijke collecties valt bijvoorbeeld een verzameling instrumenten van de Italiaanse vioolbouwer Antonio Stradivari te noemen.

Het onderzoeksinstituut is aangesloten bij de Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), een samenwerkingsproject dat is gericht op het digitaliseren en beschikbaar stellen via open access van literatuur met betrekking tot biodiversiteit. Ook wordt er deelgenomen aan de Encyclopedia of Life, een online project dat een overzicht wil geven van alle bekende soorten organismen.

Het Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is een onderzoeksinstituut dat onderdeel uitmaakt van het Smithsonian Institution. Het is gevestigd in Panama en richt zich op onderzoek en bescherming van de tropische biodiversiteit.

Washington D.C.

Anacostia Museum
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Arts and Industries Building
Freer Gallery of Art
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of African American History and Culture (nog niet gebouwd)
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of American History

National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of Natural History
National Portrait Gallery
National Postal Museum
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution Building
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
De National Gallery of Art is geen onderdeel van het Smithsonian, maar is er wel mee geaffilieerd.

New York City

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
National Museum of the American Indian's George Gustav Heye Center

Chantilly

National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Maar hoe kwam ik nou op The Smithsonian Institution?? Nou, ik was wat in de rondte aan het klikken op ATS toen ik opeens een interessant draadje tegen kwam over een cover-up bij The Smithsonian Institution... In het draadje op ATS gaan ze dieper in op de feiten uit een artikel van een andere website over dat wat er achter de schermen zou gebeuren bij The Smithsonian Institution. Door middel van het achterhouden van bepaalde feiten en informatie over archeologische en geschiedkundige feiten zou men bij The Smithsonian Institution trachtten de geschiedenis te beïnvloeden... Het is dan weliswaar een Engels-talig artikel dat deze bevindingen over de gang van zaken achter de schermen bij The Smithsonian Institution tracht te onderbouwen en aan het licht te brengen, dat neemt echter niet weg dat het rete-interessante materie betreft... Ik zou dan dus ook een ieder willen vragen de Engels-talige tekst aandachtig te lezen... Leest U even mee...???

Archeological Coverups?
by David Hatcher Childress

World Explorers Club
403 Kemp Street
Kempton, Illinois 60946-0074 USA
Tel : (815) 253-6390
FAX : (815) 253-6300

Most of us are familiar with the last  scene  in the popular Indiana
Jones archeological adventure film RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in which
an important historical  artefact,  the Ark of the Covenant from the
Temple in Jerusalem, is locked  in  a  crate  and  put  in  a  giant
warehouse, never to  be seen again, thus ensuring  that  no  history
books will have  to  be rewritten and no history professor will have
to revise the lecture that he has  been  giving  for  the last forty
years.

While the film was fiction, the scene in which an important  ancient
relic is buried in a warehouse is uncomfortably close to reality for
many researchers.  To   those   who   investigate   allegations   of
archaeological cover-ups, there are  disturbing indications that the
most important archaeological  institute in the United  States,  the
Smithsonian Institute, an   independent  federal  agency,  has  been
actively suppressing some  of the  most  interesting  and  important
archaeological discoveries made in the Americas.

The Vatican has been long accused of keeping artefacts  and  ancient
books in their  vast  cellars,  without  allowing  the outside world
access to them.  These secret treasures,  often  of  a controversial
historical or religious  nature,  are  allegedly suppressed  by  the
Catholic Church because  they might damage the church's credibility,
or perhaps cast their official texts  in  doubt.   Sadly,  there  is
overwhelming evidence that something very similar is  happening with
the Smithsonian Institution.

The cover-up and  alleged  suppression  of  archaeological  evidence
began in late 1881 when John Wesley Powell, the geologist famous for
exploring the Grand Canyon, appointed  Cyrus  Thomas as the director
of the Eastern  Mound  Division  of  the  Smithsonian  Institution's
Bureau of Ethnology.

When Thomas came to the Bureau of Ethnology he was a

"pronounced believer  in the existence of a race of Mound Builders,
distinct from the American Indians."

However, John Wesley  Powell,  the   director   of   the  Bureau  of
Ethnology, a very sympathetic man toward the American  Indians,  had
lived with the  peaceful  Winnebago  Indians  of  Wisconsin for many
years as a  youth  and  felt that  American  Indians  were  unfairly
thought of as primitive and savage.

The Smithsonian began to promote the idea that Native  Americans, at
that time being exterminated in the Indian Wars, were descended from
advanced civilisations and were worthy of respect and protection.

They also began a program of suppressing any archaeological evidence
that lent credence to the school of thought known as Diffusionism, a
school which believes   that   throughout  history  there  has  been
widespread dispersion of culture  and  civilisation  via  contact by
ship and major trade routes.

The Smithsonian opted   for   the   opposite   school,    known   as
Isolationism.  Isolationism holds   that   most   civilisations  are
isolated from each other and that there has been very little contact
between them, especially  those that  are  separated  by  bodies  of
water.  In this intellectual war that started in the  1880s,  it was
held that even  contact  between  the  civilisations of the Ohio and
Mississippi Valleys were rare, and certainly these civilisations did
not have any  contact  with  such  advanced  cultures  as the Mayas,
Toltecs, or Aztecs in Mexico and  Central  America.   By  Old  World
standards this is an extreme, and even ridiculous idea,  considering
that the river  system  reached  to  the  Gulf  of  Mexico and these
civilisations were as close as the  opposite  shore of the gulf.  It
was like saying that cultures in the Black Sea area  could  not have
had contact with the Mediterranean.

When the contents of many ancient mounds and pyramids of the Midwest
were examined, it  was  shown  that  the  history of the Mississippi
River Valleys was that of an ancient  and sophisticated culture that
had been in contact with Europe and other areas.  Not only that, the
contents of many  mounds  revealed  burials of huge  men,  sometimes
seven or eight  feet  tall, in full armour with swords and sometimes
huge treasures.

(Vangard note..>Eastern Indian texts  say that at one time men lived
thousands of years and grew very tall in direct proportion  to their
age, as does  the  Bible  with the comment "and there were GIANTS in
the earth in those days...")

For instance, when Spiro Mound in  Oklahoma  was  excavated  in  the
1930's, a tall man in full armour was discovered along with a pot of
thousands of pearls and other artefacts, the largest  such  treasure
so far documented.   The whereabouts of the man in armour is unknown
and it is  quite  likely  that  it   eventually  was  taken  to  the
Smithsonian Institution.

In a private  conversation  with a well-known historical  researcher
(who shall remain  nameless),  I  was told that a former employee of
the Smithsonian, who  was  dismissed   for  defending  the  view  of
diffusionism in the  Americas  (i.e. the heresy that  other  ancient
civilisations may have visited the shores of North and South America
during the many   millenia   before   Columbus),  alleged  that  the
Smithsonian at one time had actually  taken  a barge full of unusual
artefacts out into the Atlantic and dumped them in the ocean.

Though the idea  of  the  Smithsonian'  covering   up   a   valuable
archaeological find is  difficult  to  accept  for  some,  there is,
sadly, a great deal of evidence  to  suggest  that  the  Smithsonian
Institution has knowingly   covered   up   and   'lost'    important
archaeological relics.  The  STONEWATCH  NEWSLETTER of the Gungywamp
Society in Connecticut, which researches  megalithic  sites  in  New
England, had a curious story in their Winter 1992 issue  about stone
coffins discovered in  1892  in  Alabama  which  were  sent  to  the
Smithsonian Institution and   then   'lost'.    According   to   the
newsletter, researcher Frederick J. Pohl wrote an intriguing  letter
in 1950 to the late Dr. T.C. Lethbridge, a British archaeologist.

The letter from  Pohl  stated,  "A  professor  of  geology sent me a
reprint (of the) Smithsonian Institution,  THE  CRUMF BURIAL CAVE by
Frank Burns, US  Geological  Survey,  from  the  report  of  the  US
National Museum for  1892,  pp  451-454,  1984.   In the Crumf Cave,
southern branch of the Warrior River,  in  Murphy's  Valley,  Blount
County, Alabama, accessible from Mobile Bay by river,  were  coffins
of wood hollowed  out  by  fire,  aided  by stone or copper chisels.

Either of these coffins were taken  to  the  Smithsonian.  They were
about 7.5 feet long, 14" to 18" wide, 6" to 7" deep.  Lids open.
"I wrote recently  to  the  Smithsonian,  and received a reply March
11th from F.M. Setzler, Head Curator  of  Department of Anthropology
(He said) 'We  have  not  been  able  to find the specimens  in  our
collections, though records show that they were received."

David Barron, President of the Gungywamp Society was eventually told
by the Smithsonian  in  1992  that  the coffins were actually wooden
troughs and that they could not be  viewed  anyway because they were
housed in an asbestos-contaminated warehouse.  This warehouse was to
be closed for  the next ten years and no one was allowed  in  except
the Smithsonian personnel!

Ivan T. Sanderson,  a  well-known  zoologist  and  frequent guest on
Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW in the  1960s  (usually  with an exotic
animal with a  pangolin or a lemur), once related  a  curious  story
about a letter  he  received regarding an engineer who was stationed
on the Aleutian  island  of  Shemya  during  World  War  II.   While
building an airstrip,  his  crew  bulldozed  a group  of  hills  and
discovered under several  sedimentary  layers  what  appeared  to be
human remains.  The  Alaskan  mound  was  in  fact  a  graveyard  of
gigantic human remains, consisting of crania and long leg bones.

The crania measured from 22 to 24 inches from base  to crown.  Since
an adult skull  normally  measures  about  eight inches from back to
front, such a  large  crania would  imply  an  immense  size  for  a
normally proportioned human.  Furthermore, every skull  was  said to
have been neatly trepanned (a process of cutting a hole in the upper
portion of the skull).

In fact, the  habit of flattening the skull of an infant and forcing
it to grow in an elongated shape  was  a  practice  used  by ancient
Peruvians, the Mayas, and the Flathead Indians of Montana. Sanderson
tried to gather further proof, eventually receiving  a  letter  from
another member of  the  unit  who confirmed the report.  The letters
both indicated that the Smithsonian  Institution  had  collected the
remains, yet nothing  else  was  heard.  Sanderson seemed  convinced
that the Smithsonian  Institution  had  received the bizarre relics,
but wondered why they would not release  the  data.  He asks, "...is
it that these people cannot face rewriting all the textbooks?"

In 1944 an accidental discovery of an even more controversial nature
was made by Waldemar Julsrud at Acambaro, Mexico.   Acambaro  is  in
the state of  Guanajuato,  175  miles northwest of Mexico City.  The
strange archaeological site there  yielded  over  33,500  objects of
ceramic;stone, including jade; and knives of obsidian  (sharper than
steel and still  used today in heart surgery).  Jalsrud, a prominent
local German merchant, also found  statues ranging from less than an
inch to six feet in length depicting great reptiles, some of them in
ACTIVE ASSOCIATION with humans - generally eating them,  but in some
bizarre statuettes an   erotic   association   was   indicated.   To
observers many of these creatures resembled dinosaurs.

Jalsrud crammed this collection into  twelve  rooms  of his expanded
house.  There startling representations of Negroes,  Orientals,  and
bearded Caucasians were   included  as  were  motifs  of  Egyptians,
Sumerian and other ancient non-hemispheric civilisations, as well as
portrayals of Bigfoot  and  aquatic   monsterlike  creatures,  weird
human-animal mixtures, and  a host of other inexplicable  creations.
Teeth from an extinct Ice Age horse, the skeleton of a mammoth, and
a number of  human skulls were found at the same site as the ceramic
artefacts.

Radio-carbon dating in  the  laboratories   of   the  University  of
Pennsylvania and   additional  tests  using  the  thermoluminescence
method of dating  pottery were performed to determine the age of the
objects.  Results indicated the objects  were made about 6,500 years
ago, around 4,500  BC.   A  team  of experts at another  university,
shown Jalrud's half-dozen samples but unaware of their origin, ruled
out the possibility  that they could have been modern reproductions.
However, they fell silent when told of their controversial source.

In 1952, in an effort to debunk  this  weird  collection  which  was
gaining a certain amount of fame, American archaeologist  Charles C.
DiPeso claimed to  have  minutely  examined  the  then 32,000 pieces
within not more than four hours spent  at the home of Julsrud.  In a
forthcoming book, long  delayed  by continuing developments  in  his
investigation, archaeological investigator  John H. Tierney, who has
lectured on the case for decades,  points out that to have done that
DiPeso would have  had  to  have  inspected  133 pieces  per  minute
steadily for four   hours,  whereas  in  actuality,  it  would  have
required weeks merely  to  have  separated  the  massive  jumble  of
exhibits and arranged them properly for a valid evaluation.

Tierney, who collaborated with the later Professor Hapgood, the late
William N. Russell,  and others in the investigation,  charges  that
the Smithsonian Institution  and  other  archaeological  authorities
conducted a campaign of disinformation against the discoveries.  The
Smithsonian had, early  in  the controversy,  dismissed  the  entire
Acambaro collection as  an  elaborate  hoax.   Also,  utilising  the
Freedom of Information  Act, Tierney discovered that practically the
entirety of the Smithsonian's Julsrud case files are missing.

After two expeditions  to  the site  in  1955  and  1968,  Professor
Charles Hapgood, a  professor  of  history and anthropology  at  the
University of New  Hampshire,  recorded  the  results of his 18-year
investigation of Acambaro  in  a  privately  printed  book  entitled
MYSTERY IN ACAMBARO.   Hapgood was initially an open-minded  skeptic
concerning the collection  but  became  a  believer  after his first
visit in 1955, at which time he witnessed  some of the figures being
excavated and even dictated to the diggers where he  wanted  them to
dig.

Adding to the  mind-boggling aspects of this controversy is the fact
that the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia  e Historia, through the
late Director of PreHispanic Monuments, Dr. Eduardo  Noguera,  (who,
as head of  an  official  investigating  team  at the site, issued a
report which Tierney  will be publishing),  admitted  "the  apparent
scientific legality with  which these objects wer  found."   Despite
evidence of their own eyes, however, officials declared that because
of the objects  'fantastic'  nature,  they  had  to have been a hoax
played on Julsrud!

A disappointed but ever-hopeful Julsrud  died.   His  house was sold
and the collection put in storage.  The collection  is not currently
open to the public.

Perhaps the most  amazing suppression of all is the excavation of an
Egyptian tomb by the Smithsonian itself in Arizona.  A lengthy front
page story of  the  PHOENIX  GAZETTE  on  5 April 1909 (follows this
article), gave a  highly  detailed   report  of  the  discovery  and
excavation of a rock-cut vault by an expedition led  by  a Professor
S.A. Jordan of the Smithsonian.  The Smithsonian, however, claims to
have absolutely no knowledge of the discovery or its discoverers.

The World Explorers  Club  decided to check on this story by calling
the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., though we felt there was little
chance of getting any real information.   After  speaking briefly to
an operator, we   were   transferred   to   a   Smithsonian    staff
archaeologist, and a  woman's voice came on the phone and identified
herself.

I told her that I was investigating  a  story  from  a  1909 Phoenix
newspaper article about   the   Smithsonian   Institution's   having
excavated rock-cut vaults   in   the  Grand  Canyon  where  Egyptian
artefacts had been   discovered,   and   whether   the   Smithsonian
Institution could give me any more information on the subject.

"Well, the first thing I can tell you, before we  go  any  further,"
she said, "is  that no Egyptian artefacts of any kind have ever been
found in North or South America.  Therefore, I can tell you that the
Smithsonian Institute has  never   been   involved   in   any   such
excavations."  She was  quite helpful and polite but,  in  the  end,
knew nothing.  Neither  she  nor anyone else with whom I spoke could
find any record  of  the  discovery   or  either  G.E.  Kinkaid  and
Professor S.A. Jordan.

While it cannot be discounted that the entire story  is an elaborate
newspaper hoax, the  fact  that  it was on the front page, named the
prestigious Smithsonian Institution,  and  gave  a  highly  detailed
story that went  on  for several pages, lends a great  deal  to  its
credibility.  It is hard to believe such a story could have come out
of thin air.

Is the Smithsonian   Institution   covering   up  an  archaeological
discovery of immense importance?   If  this  story  is true it would
radically change the  current  view that there was  no  transoceanic
contact in pre-Columbian  times,  and  that all American Indians, on
both continents, are  descended from  Ice  Age  explorers  who  came
across the Bering  Strait.   (Any  information on G.E.  Kinkaid  and
Professor S.A. Jordan,  or  their  alleged discoveries, that readers
may have would be greatly appreciated.....write  to Childress at the
World Explorers Club at the above address.)

Is the idea that ancient Egyptians came to the Arizona  area  in the
ancient past so  objectionable  and  preposterous  that  it  must be
covered up?  Perhaps the Smithsonian  Institution is more interested
in maintaining the status quo than rocking the boat with astonishing
new discoveries that    overturn   previously   accepted    academic
teachings.

Historian and linguist  Carl  Hart,  editor  of WORLD EXPLORER, then
obtained a hiker's  map of the Grand  Canyon  from  a  bookstore  in
Chicago.  Poring over the map, we were amazed to  see  that  much of
the area on  the  north  side of the canyon has Egyptian names.  The
area around Ninety-four Mile Creek and Trinity Creek had areas (rock
formations, apparently) with names  like  Tower of Set, Tower of Ra,
Horus Temple, Osiris Temple, and Isis Temple.  In the Haunted Canyon
area were such  names  as  the  Cheops Pyramid, the Buddha Cloister,
Buddha Temple, Manu  Temple  and   Shiva   Temple.   Was  there  any
relationship between these   places   and   the   alleged   Egyptian
discoveries in the Grand Canyon?

We called a  state  archaeologist at the Grand Canyon, and were told
that the early explorers had just  liked  Egyptian  and Hindu names,
but that it  was  true that this area was off limits  to  hikers  or
other visitors, "because of dangerous caves."

Indeed, this entire  area with the Egyptian and Hindu place names in
the Grand Canyon is a forbidden zone  -  no one is allowed into this
large area.

We could only conclude that this was the area where  the vaults were
located.  Yet today, this area is curiously off-limits to all hikers
and even, in large part, park personnel.

I believe that  the  discerning reader will see that if only a small
part of the  "Smithsoniangate"  evidence  is  true,  then  our  most
hallowed archaeological institution  has been actively  involved  in
suppressing evidence for  advanced  American  cultures, evidence for
ancient voyages of various cultures  to  North America, evidence for
anomalistic giants and  other oddball artefacts, and  evidence  that
tends to disprove  the  official  dogma  that  is now the history of
North America.

The Smithsonian's Board  of  Regents   still  refuses  to  open  its
meetings to the  news media or the public.  If Americans  were  ever
allowed inside the  'nation's  attic',  as  the Smithsonian has been
called, what skeletons might they find?
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from the front page of THE PHOENIX GAZETTE of April 5th, 1909

EXPLORATIONS IN GRAND CANYON
Mysteries of Immense Rich Cavern being brought to light
Jordan is enthused
Remarkable finds indicate ancient people migrated from Orient

The latest news of the progress of  the  explorations of what is now
regarded by scientists   as   not  only  the  oldest   archeological
discovery in the  United States, but one of the most valuable in the
world, which was mentioned some time ago in the Gazette, was brought
to the city yesterday by G.E. Kinkaid,  the  explorer  who found the
great underground citadel  of the Grand Canyon during  a  trip  from
Green River, Wyoming,  down the Colorado, in a wooden boat, to Yuma,
several months ago.

According to the story related to  the  Gazette  by Mr. Kinkaid, the
archaelogists of the Smithsonian Institute, which is  financing  the
expeditions, have made  discoveries  which almost conclusively prove
that the race which inhabited this  mysterious cavern, hewn in solid
rock by human  hands, was of oriental origin, possibly  from  Egypt,
tracing back to  Ramses.   If  their  theories  are borne out by the
translation of the tablets engraved  with heiroglyphics, the mystery
of the prehistoric peoples of North America, their ancient arts, who
they were and whence they came, will be solved.  Egypt and the Nile,
and Arizona and the Colorado will be linked by a historical chain
running back to  ages  which  staggers  the  wildest  fancy  of  the
fictionist.

A Thorough Examination

Under the direction of Prof. S. A. Jordan, the Smithsonian Institute
is now prosecuting the most thorough  explorations,  which  will  be
continued until the last link in the chain is forged.  Nearly a mile
underground, about 1480  feet  below  the  surface,  the  long  main
passage has been  delved  into, to find another mammoth chamber from
which radiates scores of passageways, like the spokes of a wheel.

Several hundred rooms have been discovered,  reached  by passageways
running from the main passage, one of them having been  explored for
854 feet and  another  634  feet.  The recent finds include articles
which have never been known as native to this country, and doubtless
they had their  origin  in  the   orient.    War   weapons,   copper
instruments, sharp-edged and hard as steel, indicate  the high state
of civilization reached by these strange people.  So interested have
the scientists become  that preparations are being made to equip the
camp for extensive studies, and  the  force  will  be  increased  to
thirty or forty persons.

Mr. Kinkaid's Report

Mr. Kinkaid was the first white child born in Idaho  and has been an
explorer and hunter  all  his  life, thirty years having been in the
service of the Smithsonian Institute.   Even  briefly recounted, his
history sounds fabulous, almost grotesque.

"First, I would impress that the cavern is nearly inaccessible.  The
entrance is 1,486 feet down the sheer canyon wall.  It is located on
government land and no visitor will be allowed there  under  penalty
of trespass.  The  scientists  wish to work unmolested, without fear
of archeological discoveries  being  disturbed  by  curio  or  relic
hunters.

A trip there would be fruitless, and the visitor  would  be  sent on
his way.  The  story of how I found the cavern has been related, but
in a paragraph: I was journeying down  the Colorado river in a boat,
alone, looking for mineral.  Some forty-two miles up  the river from
the El Tovar  Crystal  canyon, I saw on the east wall, stains in the
sedimentary formation about 2,000  feet  above the river bed.  There
was no trail  to  this point, but I finally reached  it  with  great
difficulty.

Above a shelf  which  hid it from view from the river, was the mouth
of the cave.  There are steps leading from this entrance some thirty
yards to what was, at the time the  cavern  was inhabited, the level
of the river.  When I saw the chisel marks on the  wall  inside  the
entrance, I became  interested, securing my gun and went in.  During
that trip I went back several hundred  feet  along  the main passage
till I came to the crypt in which I discovered the  mummies.  One of
these I stood  up  and  photographed  by  flashlight.   I gathered a
number of relics, which I carried  down  the  Colorado to Yuma, from
whence I shipped them to Washington with details of  the  discovery.
Following this, the explorations were undertaken.

The Passages

"The main passageway  is  about 12 feet wide, narrowing to nine feet
toward the farther end.  About 57  feet from the entrance, the first
side-passages branch off to the right and left, along which, on both
sides, are a number of rooms about the size of ordinary living rooms
of today, though some are 30 by 40 feet square.  These  are  entered
by oval-shaped doors  and are ventilated by round air spaces through
the walls into the passages.  The  walls  are  about  three feet six
inches in thickness.

The passages are chiseled or hewn as straight as could  be  laid out
by an engineer.   The  ceilings  of  many of the rooms converge to a
center.  The side-passages near the  entrance  run  at a sharp angle
from the main hall, but toward the rear they gradually reach a right
angle in direction.

The Shrine

"Over a hundred  feet  from the entrance is the cross-hall,  several
hundred feet long,  in  which  are  found the idol, or image, of the
people's god, sitting cross-legged,  with  a lotus flower or lily in
each hand.  The cast of the face is oriental, and the  carving  this
cavern.  The idol almost resembles Buddha, though the scientists are
not certain as to what religious worship it represents.  Taking into
consideration everything found  thus  far,  it is possible that this
worship most resembles the ancient people of Tibet.

Surrounding this idol are smaller  images,  some  very  beautiful in
form; others crooked-necked   and   distorted  shapes,   symbolical,
probably, of good  and  evil.   There  are  two  large  cactus  with
protruding arms, one on each side  of  the  dais  on  which  the god
squats.  All this is carved out of hard rock resembling  marble.  In
the opposite corner  of  this  cross-hall  were  found  tools of all
descriptions, made of copper.  These  people  undoubtedly  knew  the
lost art of hardening this metal, which has been sought by chemicals
for centureis without  result.   On  a  bench  running   around  the
workroom was some  charcoal  and other material probably used in the
process.  There is also slag and  stuff  similar  to  matte, showing
that these ancients smelted ores, but so far no trace  of  where  or
how this was done has been discovered, nor the origin of the ore.

"Among the other  finds  are  vases  or  urns and cups of copper and
gold, made very  artistic  in design.   The  pottery  work  includes
enameled ware and  glazed  vessels.   Another  passageway  leads  to
granaries such as  are  found in the oriental temples.  They contain
seeds of varous kinds.  One very large  storehouse  has not yet been
entered, as it  is  twelve  feet high and can be reached  only  from
above.  Two copper  hooks  extend  on the edge, which indicates that
some sort of ladder was attached.   These  granaries are rounded, as
the materials of which they are constructed, I think,  is a ver hard
cement.  A gray  metal  is  also found in this cavern, which puzzles
the scientists, for  its identity  has  not  been  established.   It
resembles platinum.  Strewn promiscuously over the  floor everywhere
are what people  call "cats eyse', a yellow stone of no great value.
Each one is engraved with the head of the Malay type.

The Hieroglyphics

"On all the  urns,  or  walls  over  doorways , and tablets of stone
which were found by the image are  the mysterious hieroglyphics, the
key to which the Smithsonian Institute hopes yet to  discover.   The
engraving on the  tables  probably  has  something  to  do  with the
religion of the people.  Similar  hieroglyphics  have  been found in
southern Arizona.  Among the pictorial writings,  only  two  animals
are found.  One is of prehistoric type.

The Crypt

"The tomb or  crypt  in  which  the mummies were found is one of the
largest of the chambers, the walls  slanting  back  at  an  angle of
about 35 degrees.  On these are tiers of mummies, each one occupying
a separate hewn  shelf.  At the head of each is a  small  bench,  on
which is found copper cups and pieces of broken swords.  Some of the
mummies are covered with clay, and all are wrapped in a bark fabric.

The urns or  cups  on the lower tiers are crude, while as the higher
shelves are reached, the urns are  finer  in design, showing a later
stage of civilization.  It is worthy of note that  all  the  mummies
examined so far have proved to be male, no children or females being
buried here.  This  leads  to  the belief that this exterior section
was the warriors' barracks.

"Among the discoveries no bones  of  animals  have  been  found,  no
skins, no clothing, no bedding.  Many of the rooms  are bare but for
water vessels.  One  room,  about  40  by 700 feet, was probably the
main dining hall, for cooking utensils  are  found here.  What these
people lived on is a problem, though it is presumed  that  they came
south in the  winter  and farmed in the valleys, going back north in
the summer.

Upwards of 50,000  people  could   have   lived   in   the   caverns
comfortably.  One theory is that the present Indian  tribes found in
Arizona are descendants  of  the serfs or slaves of the people which
inhabited the cave.  Undoubtedly  a  good  many  thousands  of years
before the Christian era, a people lived here which  reached  a high
stage of civilization.   The  chronology of human history is full of
gaps.  Professor Jordan is much enthused  over  the  discoveries and
believes that the   find  will  prove  of  incalculable   value   in
archeological work.

"One thing I  have  not spoken of, may be of interest.  There is one
chamber of the passageway to which  is  not  ventilated, and when we
approached it a deadly, snaky smell struck us.  Our  light would not
penetrate the gloom,  and  until stronger ones are available we will
not know what the chamber contains.   Some  say  snakes,  but  other
boo-hoo this idea and think it may contain a deadly gas or chemicals
used by the ancients.  No sounds are heard, but it smells snaky just
the same.  The  whole underground installation gives  one  of  shaky
nerves the creeps.   The  gloom is like a weight on one's shoulders,
and our flashlights and candles  only  make  the  darkness  blacker.
Imagination can revel  in  conjectures  and ungodly  daydreams  back
through the ages  that  have  elapsed till the mind reels dizzily in
space."

An Indian Legend

In connection with  this  story,  it  is notable that among the Hopi
Indians the tradition is told that  their ancestors once lived in an
underworld in the  Grand  Canyon till dissension arose  between  the
good and the  bad,  the  people  of  one heart and the people of two
hearts.  Machetto, who was their chief,  counseled them to leave the
underworld, but there was no way out.  The chief then  caused a tree
to grow up  and  pierce  the  roof  of  the underworld, and then the
people of one heart climbed out.   They  tarried  by  Paisisvai (Red
River), which is the Colorado, and grew grain and corn.

They sent out  a  message  to  the  Temple  of the Sun,  asking  the
blessing of peace, good will and rain for people of one heart.  That
messenger never returned,  but today at the Hopi villages at sundown
can be seen the old men of the tribe  out  on  the  housetops gazing
toward the sun, looking for the messenger.  When he  returns,  their
lands and ancient  dwelling place will be restored to them.  That is
the tradition.

Among the engravings of animals in  the  cave is seen the image of a
heart over the spot where it is located.  The legend  was learned by
W.E. Rollins, the artist, during a year spent with the Hopi Indians.

There are two  theories of the origin of the Egyptians.  One is that
they came from Asia; another that the racial cradle was in the upper
Nile region.  Heeren, an Egyptologist, believed in the Indian origin
of the Egyptians.  The discoveries  in  the  Grand  Canyon may throw
further light on human evolution and prehistoric ages.

Tja, mensen... zoals ik al aangaf betreft het op zijn zachts gezegd een aantal interessante bevindingen die mij doen vermoeden dat hier bewust gewerkt wordt aan het beïnvloeden van de geschiedenis en dat lijkt mij geen taak voor een dergelijk instituut... Wat U?

Op Youtube trof ik ook nog wat interessants aan... Kijkt U even mee...???




Hieronder in de comments kan het wat mij betreft verder...


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Zo'n beetje m'n reden om Cult. Ant. te gaan doen dit, ook de reden dat ik ermee gestopt ben, ik kan het op deze fiets ook en nog beter ook.

Duidelijk de bron van de Nijl als origine gezien dat dat bijna altijd het punt van migratie is geweest. Wiki over "victoria" meer is ook interessant, vooral hoe snelle evolutie die vissies daar kunnen/konden toont dat wel aan. Grr.
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Ik had het kunnen weten... :D
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Via Facebook...:


"49 skeletons found, one of a giant nearly eight foot tall, 26 inches across the chest. Some of the bones will be sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington for national study.

-Pittsburgh Press September 13th 1932
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"...In 1986 my wife found a huge dagger buried in her yard as a child(Bronx NY 1986), She went to a Smithsonian office up the block,They opened the door ,took the dagger and slammed the door on her and her dad's face. They stole it, no explanation,no credit ...Just grabbed and Locked. Today my wife says It looked like a Hand Knife but her dad needed 2 hands to hold it because it was so huge..."


"...Smithsonian also had finds from Sheyma Island off Alaska found by military personnel while putting in air field during WWII. Artifacts were supposedly very large human like skeletons with attendant articles from burials. When I first learned of this find, went to catalogues of Smithsonian and found entries for artifacts from Sheyma......was told there was nothing there..."
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"The particular specimen that you ask about, the large skull found at the Morhiss site in 1939, is noted in our paperwork as missing from the collection..."
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The Unearthing of what was believed to be quite possibly the largest skull in the world in 1939 in Texas. The article reports the skull is twice the size of a normal skull and several large human bones were also unearthed at the site. Marcus Goldstein, the Physical Anthropologist in charge of the find was formerly an aide to Alex Hrdlicka the curator of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Physical Anthropology. One of the arguments skeptics use to try to explain all these finds is that they were misidentified mastodon or mammoth bones. These giant skeletons were mostly found in Native American burial mounds with artifacts, jewelry and copper. This assertion is an arrogant and misleading misdirection away from the overwhelming evidence. Does the giant skull look like a Mastodon? Do you really think all these experts do not understand human anatomy?
The correspondence below is from Carolyn Spock the head of records at the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory to researcher Terje Dahl in 2010 who has graciously allowed me to post it. Goldstein the Physical Anthropologist says the skull is of extraordinary size, the newspaper calls it twice as large as normal and quite possibly the largest skull found in the world and the head of records at TARL says the skull is somehow missing. WTF. This is one for the skeptics to choke on, explain this please and notice how big the skull is compared to normal skulls in the picture.

Sent: 10. February 2010 07:03 To: Terje DahlRegarding: SV: Giant human skull The particular specimen that you ask about, the large skull found at the Morhiss site in 1939, is noted in our paperwork as missing from the collection (and has been for some time, not appearing in inventories undertaken since the collection arrived at TARL). Physical anthropologist Marcus S. Goldstein says in his manuscript, "A couple of unusual crania were unearthed at Morhiss Mound in Victoria County. One of these, although much mended and its base quite warped, is nevertheless obviously a skull of extraordinary size, in many respects larger than any yet reported. The possibility of abnormality, perhaps an endocrine disturbance, arose immediately, but the largeness of the skull seems to be symmetrical, the hand bones do not show the 'knobbing' typical of acromegaly, Moreover, other crania from the same site approximate the skull in question. Hence, it is my opinion that this exceptionally large skull was not the result of endocrine pathology."
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"Giant in Ancient Mound" from the Washington Post, June 23rd 1908.

One recurring theme of these reports is the same type of description of the "massiveness" of the bones. This term is used over and over to describe unusual thickness and girth of these finds.

Oftentimes giant axes, giant tools and as you see with this one, giant copper bracelets are found. A curiously inscribed totem was found at the head of the skeleton is noted.

What this is, is another inscribed stone tablet like the Grave Creek, Bat Creek, and Brush Creek stones found in burial mounds. These tablets are sometimes grudgingly accepted like the Bat Creek stone found by the Smithsonian in Tennessee or called a hoax with absolutely no evidence like the Grave Creek Tablet.

These troublesome artifacts have a strange way of disappearing for some odd reason but as you see the description of it is right there. The good news is that the Smithsonian was notified of the discovery.


I thought for a minute this skeleton might go missing. It's only been 114 years I understand, but do you think they may have studied and catalogued this find yet. I know almost a billion dollars in taxpayer money a year doesn't go as far as it used to.

Maybe I will visit the museum. I can take the school kids and bring them to the permanent Koch Brothers funded climate change denial installation, where we are told humans may adapt to climate change in the future by "building underground cities, growing short compact bodies and curved spines, to better move around in tight spaces."

Hey kids, the Koch Brothers and the Smithsonian are great for thinking of you, just don't grow anymore and it will be a great time living in underground cities in the future.

I am still wondering if bringing up this information as reported by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker, had anything to do with my TEDX talk being removed from the internet? Most likely not, I have never known corporations or institutions to be involved in underhanded activity.
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Thanks Dolle!

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Furthermore, some have said that the entire discovery has since become the centre of a major cover-up, apparently in an effort to maintain the old status quo, which is that the ancient Egyptians never ventured outside of the tranquil waters of the river Nile.

The original story goes that the team found an underground network of tunnels, high above the Colorado River, containing various ancient artefacts, statues and even mummies. A major discovery, no doubt about it. Impossible to slip off the archaeological radar. Still, the Smithsonian Institute will report it has no records on the subject. So what happened? To find out, there is only one guide: the article itself. Though the article was anonymous, it did identify some of the archaeologists involved: “under the direction of Prof. S. A. Jordan", with Smithsonian-backed adventurer G. E. Kinkaid, who then relates his findings.

But the story gets weirder when the Smithsonian stated that it had no Kinkaid or Jordan on record. In one enquiry from 2000, the institution replied: “The Smithsonian Institution has received many questions about an article in the April 5, 1909 Phoenix Gazette about G. E. Kincaid and his discovery of a 'great underground citadel' in the Grand Canyon, hewn by an ancient race 'of oriental origin, possibly from Egypt.' […] The Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology, has searched its files without finding any mention of a Professor Jordan, Kincaid, or a lost Egyptian civilization in Arizona.

Nevertheless, the story continues to be repeated in books and articles.” There is room for a cover-up, of course, as some have argued. The files do not necessarily have to set within that department’s and the reference to the Phoenix Gazette rather than Arizona Gazette could be a simple error, or an escape valve that is so often present in official replies engineered to debunk. Stories like “the CIA Division X has no record” often means that Division Y is the one who has that record.


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Hieronder twee van mijn muzikale inzendingen van mij voor The Smithsonian Remix Contest:

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Gods of the Hunt: Legends of Mysterious Slant-Eyed Giants


While it is easy enough to accept these stories as being mere myths or legends the Cherokee people had once told, it still seems strange that, in conjunction with such odd stories, there remain these troubling reports of “missing” skeletons that the Smithsonian Institute was said to have recovered time and time again… skeletons of very large stature. Could there be any more to the stories pertaining to the possible existence of giants in the Ancient Americas, some of which were well known to the Cherokee hundreds of years ago? Even more troubling, if these beings did actually exist, what would be the Smithsonian’s reason for keeping this information from the public, if they had in fact recovered such large, anomalous specimens?
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Smithsonian Cover-up of 9 foot ,Giant Human Nephilim Skeletons from a Mound in West Virgina

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Charleston Gazette, June 15, 1930
Salem Professor Discovers Huge Skeletons in Mounds
Dr. Sutton Believes Tribe of Giants Once Inhabited Doddridge County Section; Data on Exploration Will Go to Smithsonian Institution.
SALEM, June 14-Excavation of two mounds near Morganville, in Doddridge county, about 11 miles west of here revealed what Prof. Ernest Sutton, head of the history department of Salem college, believes is valuable evidence of a race of giants who inhabited this section of West Virginia more than 1,000 years ago.
Professor Sutton revealed tonight that he had been excavating the two mounds for the past several months. Skeletons of four mound builders indicating they were from seven to nine feet tall have been uncovered. Professor Sutton believes they were memebers of a race known in anthropology as Siouan Indians.
The best preserved skeleton was found enclosed in a casting of clay. All the vertabrae and other bones excepting the skull were intact. Careful measurement of this specimen indicated it was a man seven and a half feet tall.



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Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900′s


A US Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900′s that proves the organization was involved in a major historical cover up of evidence showing giants human remains in the tens of thousands had been uncovered all across America and were ordered to be destroyed by high level administrators to protect the mainstream chronology of human evolution at the time.

The allegations stemming from the American Institution of Alternative Archeology (AIAA) that the Smithsonian Institution had destroyed thousands of giant human remains during the early 1900′s was not taken lightly by the Smithsonian who responded by suing the organization for defamation and trying to damage the reputation of the 168-year old institution.

During the court case, new elements were brought to light as several Smithsonian whistle blowers admitted to the existence of documents that allegedly proved the destruction of tens of thousands of human skeletons reaching between 6 feet and 12 feet in height, a reality mainstream archeology can not admit to for different reasons, claims AIAA spokesman, James Churward.

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"There has been a major cover up by western archaeological institutions since the early 1900′s to make us believe that America was first colonized by Asian peoples migrating through the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago, when in fact, there are hundreds of thousands of burial mounds all over America which the Natives claim were there a long time before them, and that show traces of a highly developed civilization, complex use of metal alloys and where giant human skeleton remains are frequently found but still go unreported in the media and news outlets," he explains.


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