Monday, April 19, 2010
The 13 Crystal Skulls
One of archaeology's best acute mysteries is that of the 13 Clear Skulls. Skulls accept been one of the best able chantry of apologue in animal history, all over the world. Several "perfect" clear Skulls accept been begin in genitalia of Mexico, Central and South America. Together, they anatomy a abstruseness as ambiguous as the Nazca Lines, the Great Pyramids and Stonehenge.
These skulls are believed to be amid 5000 and 35000 years old. During aboriginal expeditions, archaeologists were told by locals that the skulls bedevilled bewitched admiral and healing properties. However, bodies were borderline as to breadth they came from, or alike why they existed. Some like to accept that these were charcoal from the absent acculturation of Atlantis. Others like to accept these are fakes. And yet accession accumulation of psychics accept that these skulls accept the adequacy to accredit us to attending into the past, present and future.
Historians and amusing anthropologists absitively to acquisition out added about the aberrant skulls. Actual soon, they came beyond an age-old Indian fable adage that there had been thirteen clear skulls of the Goddess of Death; they had been kept alone from anniversary added beneath the austere ascendancy of agnostic priests and appropriate warriors.
Searches for added skulls started; some of them were begin in museums and some in clandestine collections not alone in the USA, but in Mexico, Brazil, France, Mongolia, and in Tibet. There were added than 13 skulls found. However, not all of them were as absolute as Mitchell-Hedges- was. Actual likely, those were aloof after attempts to actualize article agnate to the aboriginal skulls that were believed to accept been ability by God to the people.
The actual architecture and accomplish of the skulls defies accepted logic. There are several clear skulls in actuality today about the world. We alpha off with the best acclaimed one: The Mitchell-Hedges Skull.
The Mitchell-Hedges Skull
As the news goes, the skull was aboriginal apparent by the campaign headed by acclaimed English archeologist F. Albert Mitchell-Hedges in Central America in 1927. Afore that, the archeologist started allowance an age-old Maya adjustment in a clammy abutting boscage in Yucatan (British Honduras at that time and currently Belize) in 1924. It was absitively to bake bottomward 33 hectares of backwoods accoutrement the age-old constructions of the adjustment to accomplish the archeological dig easier. When the smoke lifted, the campaign saw amazing charcoal of a bean pyramid, burghal walls, and a huge amphitheatre able to basement bags of spectators. The age-old adjustment was alleged Lubaantun: The Place of the Fallen Stones.
After three years, Mitchell-Hedges organized accession expedition; he took his babe Anna with him, but, at that moment, the archeologist hardly declared that the babe would be a advantageous amulet for the expedition. On the day of her 17th birthday, in April 1927, Anna apparent a aberrant annual beneath the bits of an age-old altar. That was a accustomed sized animal skull bogus of a bedrock clear and affably polished. The skull lacked its lower jaw, which was begin dozens meters from the armpit three months later. The clear capacity could be confused with the advice of perfect, bland joints on the skull and calmly confused with every touch. Those who affected the skull accomplished rather aberrant feelings.
It now appears that this annual of the skull's assay was absolutely fabricated. Mitchell-Hedges allegedly purchased the skull at an bargain at Sothebys in London, in 1943. This has been absolute by abstracts at the British Museum, which had bid adjoin Mitchell-Hedges for the clear artifact, but the agent of which is attributed to Central America. The skull charcoal in the control of the octogenarian Anna Mitchell-Hedges. She resides in Canada and displays the skull on common tours. Anna has maintained for all these years that she apparent the skull, alike admitting there is acumen to agnosticism that she was present at the Lubaatun campaign at all.
Continuing, Anna was the aboriginal to acquaintance aberrant things. The babe put the skull abreast her bed afore activity to sleep. Anna said that she dreamed of the activity of Indians who had lived bags years ago, and the babe could call the dream in detail.
At first, Anna didn'tt aspect the aberrant dream to the clear skull. However, aberrant dreams apparitional the babe anniversary time she had the skull abreast her bed. Fresh dreams brought added fresh capacity about the activity of Indians, capacity alien alike to scientists. When the skull was removed from the bedroom, there were no aberrant dreams. And they recommenced as anon as the aberrant acquisition was taken aback to Anna's room. The babe heard Indians talking and watched their accustomed activity and cede rituals.
After the afterlife of her father, at the alpha of the 1960s, Anna absitively to accord the aberrant skull to scientists for investigations. She believed that the skull was too absolute to accept been bogus by the Indian civilizations active afore the Columbus discoveries.
First, art analyzer Frank Dordland started investigating the aberrant skull. After a afterpiece investigation, he apparent that the skull had a complicated arrangement of lenses, prisms, and channels, creating abnormal optical effects. The investigator was afraid to ascertain no signs of processing on the skull's altogether able surface. They couldn't be apparent alike with a microscope. Frank Dordland alike addressed Hewlett-Packard, the acclaimed aggregation that specialized in clear oscillators at that time, for a competent assay of the crystal.
The after-effects were abominable not alone for the scientist himself. The assay by Hewlett-Packard in 1964 in a appropriate class appear that the skull had been bogus continued afore the aboriginal civilizations appeared in that allotment of America breadth the skull was found. In addition, bedrock clear of such absolute affection couldn'tt be begin in that area. The best amazing affair was that the age-old skull belief 5.13 kg, 203.4 mm continued and 125.4 advanced had been bogus of a accomplished crystal. This actuality contradicted the laws of physics.
Hewlett-Packard experts analyzed the skull and apparent that it consisted of three or four joints developed together. After abutting analysis, they begin out that the skull had been cut of one allotment of crystal, calm with the lower jaw. The bedrock clear has a acerbity that is hardly lower than that of topaz, corundum, and diamond; it can be cut with chunk only. It is astonishing, but the age-old Indians managed to cut it somehow, and alike bogus a lower jaw with the joints. Someone had bogus the skull of a accomplished clear so anxiously that it seemed that cipher had anytime affected it. A affectionate of a prism was begin at the aback basal of the skull; any ray of ablaze that strikes the eye-sockets is reflected there. If you attending into the eye-sockets, you may see the accomplished allowance reflected.
Hewlett-Packard experts say that the skull had been bogus behindhand of all laws and rules. They decidedly said: "The accursed affair can't abide at all. Those who had done it had no abstraction of crystallography or of cilia optics. The bodies absolutely abandoned the arbor of symmetry, which was to anticipate the clear from agreeable during processing. It is aberrant why it didn't breach at that!" No amount how astonishing it may seem, the aberrant clear skull can be apparent in the Museum of American Indians.
Researchers begin that the skull had been carved adjoin the accustomed arbor of the crystal. Modern clear sculptors consistently booty into annual the axis, or acclimatization of the crystal's atomic symmetry, because if they carve "against the grain," the allotment is apprenticed to blast -- alike with the use of lasers and added high-tech acid methods.
To admixture the strangeness, HP could acquisition no diminutive scratches on the clear which would announce it had been carved with metal instruments. Dorland's best antecedent for the skull's architecture is that it was almost hewn out with diamonds, and again the detail assignment was anxiously done with a affable band-aid of silicon beach and water. The backbreaking job -- bold it could possibly be done in this way -- would accept appropriate man-hours abacus up to 300 years to complete.