The Horus Temple in Edfu is the best preserved temple in Egypt. The actual building, raised between 237 and 57 b.C, was built on top of much older structures. Its reliefs tell us the story of its own construction, along with different legends, including the mythical struggle of Seth and Horus, who was trying to avenge his father Osiris’ death.
Many of the ceilings show the damage caused by fire; perhaps an attempt of the christians to destroy the pagan images; perhaps the remains of bonfires of the people that chose to seek refuge in the temple in ancient times.
The temple of Seti I in Abydos is one of the most magical in Egypt. Where the great egyptologist and paleographer Dorothy Eady –better known as Omm Sety– stated that she had lived in ancient times like the priestess Bentreshyt, very close to Seti himself, durin the XIX Dynasty.
It is here where we can find the famous cartouche with the superimposed name of Seti and his son, the future Rameses II, showing out some strange images, in which many people believe to see a submarine, a helicopter, a tank and other modern machines.
The immense complex at Saqqara was built by the architect, mathematician and doctor –he would be later even deified– Imhotep, under orders of the pharaoh Zoser, during the III Dynasty. Along the beautiful Stepped Pyramid –the inspiration of the upcoming egyptian pyramids– we could admire the reliefs and paintings of several tombs open to the public and –if we are lucky– explore the interior of faraoh Unas’ pyramid.
Although it may not be easy securing a permit, we recommend to visit the Serapeum, one of the most –if not the most– misterious places in Egypt. A tunnel complex where dozens of gargantuan sarcophagus are stored, supposedly used for mummification of sacred ox. The problem is that when they managed to move the lids of the sarcophagus, there was nothing to be found in the inside…
Luxor Temple, in the west bank of the old Thebes –today’s Luxor– is probably the most visited temple in Egypt. Built around 1400 b.C, it’s connecto to the massive Karnak complex by an avenue of sphynxes three kilometers long. Leaders like Amenhotep III, Rameses II, Tutankhamun o even the very same Alexander the Great contributed to built this temple along the centuries.
The Karnak Temple is one of the biggest sacred places in the world. Link to the Luxor Temple by the Avenue of the Sphinxes, built by Rameses II, it’s not easy to keep oriented between its innumerable yards, hypostyles, lakes, temples and pylons.
But if we are lucky, we’ll get to its more secret and unknown room: the chapel of Ptah, home of the mighty goddess Sekhmet.
In Luxor’s west bank, the old capital of Thebes, many temples like Medinet Habu, the Ramesseum or the well preserved temple of Hatshepshut, without forgetting Memnon Colossi or the gargantuan –more than 1000 tons– statute of Rameses II, can be found.
The West was the shore where the ancient egyptians buried their dead, to easy the trip to the eternal world. Proof of that are the King’s Valley, the Queen’s, the Artisan’s or the Noble’s.
Easter Island, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and the most isolated inhabited place of the planet, hides one of the most intriguing mysteries of archaeology. In this volcanic island of only 163.3 sqare kilometers and a population of no more than 4000 people, we can count around 900 statues called moai; statues with an average of 4 1/2 meters of height and a weight of 14 tons, although some can reach 21 meters of height and more that 80 tons.
But why were they built, or how they were transported from the quarry where they were sculpted are not the only enigmas of this unusual place. The origins of the rapanui people, their language, their still undeciphered writing, petroglyphs, their burials and –above all– their strange cults and beliefs, make this place one of the most challenging to historians.
The author, who lived on the island for almost two months walking and studying it from corner to corner, gives us in this work a complitation of all the relevant investigations made to date about Rapa Nui and its past. Theories and hypothesis of the different scholars, the myriad of questions still to be answered and –why not– his own deductions, born from calmly reflecting between those archaeological remains, from intimate conversations with the islanders and from the vast documentation used.
An essential book for anybody wishing to dive into the mysteries and wonders that this place, called by its inhabitants the “Navel of the World”, still hides.
During the I Jornadas Solidarias de lo Insólito (First Solidarity Congress of the Unusual that took place in Logroño, Mikel Navarro and Yvan Figueiras had the chance to get together again for a new “Science and Fiction”, thanks to La Rioja Social Integrators Association and the Ibercaja Center.
We thank the numerous people that came and that also contributed with a huge amount of toys, so that many boys and girls could have a better Christmas.
As always, Dimension Limite and solidarity holding hands together.
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Premonitions in cinema: what they told us and in fact happened
Why did Titanic actually sink? Was she really considered unsinkable? Is it true she was the first vessel to send an S.O.S? Why did their crew apparently ignore all danger warnings? Is it true that an egyptian mummy was traveling on board and that there were amazing premonitions that foresaw the catastrophe?
This book tries to answer all these and many other questions, always from the witnesses point of view, the people that survived that cold april night in 1912. Ample documentation of the period studied by the author, together with his own experience as a sailor and as a diver, will give us a different point of view regarding a catastrophe about which everybody thinks they know inside out.
Maybe we’ll see that everything we’ve been told isn’t necessary the truth…
For the first time the best journalists specialized in historical enigmas and strange phenomena are gathered in a single volume, along with a group of scientist and adventurers, to show their best investigations in fields such as UFOs, paranormal phenomena, lost civilizations, great misteries of archaeology or the real origin of myths like El Dorado.
in this book you will find articles of two astrophysics, five psychologists, an engineer, two criminologists, a doctor, two historians, a geologist, three barristers, a sociologist, six journalists, a theologist, a linguist, an ex-sailor of the Spanish Armada, together with other authors. It’s an exceptional selection of 40 authors chosen with a multidisciplinar intention, thinking in the most demanding of the readers.