Sumerian star map from Ninive
I hate snakes.
THE EXPLORER: ENTRY TWENTY SEVEN
04.21.2012 Leaving Peru tonight on a Red Eye. It’s not safe for me to keep the stone. Once back in the states, I’ve got to hide the stone and head east to lead them off the trail.
John Churchman, The Magnetic Atlas Map, (1790)
Known also by it’s more lengthy title: “An explanation of the magnetic atlas, or variation chart, hereunto annexed: projected on a plan entirely new, by which the magnetic variation on any part of the globe may be precisely determined for any time, past, present, or future: and the variation and latitude being accurately known, the longitude is of consequence truly determined.”
Churchman, an American, was devoted to the study, and his own theories, of magnetism. He believed that two bodies revolved around the Earth in circles parallel to the equator: one near the North Pole and one near the South Pole. These two bodies were magnetic and magnetic needles would always ‘rest in the plane of the circle.’
Fortune & Glory
The stone of the Pregnant woman, the oldest surviving ceremonial astronomical instrument in the world….it is the largest cut stone Ever made, 16’ x 14’ x 67’ and weighs over 1000 tons. “Baalbek is considered as one of the most ancient cities of the world. According to legends: Adam and the Patriarchs inhabited the country round Baalbek; Cain, the son of Adam built it in the year 133 of the creation, during a fit of raving madness..”
Photos Ali Shaib & S.Ichih
Mola Ram ‘Kali Ma Shakti de’
1: Graeme Neil Reid
2: Kagan McLeod
4: Brent Schoonover
5: Trevor Grove
THE EXPLORER: ENTRY TWENTY FIVE
04.21.2012 I awoke to John pounding at the door. He returned from his morning stroll to find his room ransacked. Someone is looking for the stone and they know that it is here in Cuzco.
Kuelap Fortress on Chachapoyas, Amazonas Perú.
The fortress of Kuelap, associated with the Chachapoyas culture, consists of massive exterior stone walls containing more than 400 buildings.
The structure, situated on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru, is roughly 600 meters in length and 110 meters in width.
Radiocarbon dating samples show that construction of the structures started in the 6th century AD and occupied until the Early Colonial period (1532-1570).
In lieu of newly discovered documents, there exists no other testimony concerning the site until 1843.