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Lost Pacific Continent Of Mu Or Lemuria: What Is The Evidence?


Although not as famous as its counterpart in the Atlantic Ocean, as in "Atlantis" much has been written and speculated about a continent in the Pacific that usually goes by the name Lemuria or Mu, which supposedly sunk below the waves several thousand years ago.


Probably the most famous and prolific writer on the subject was James Churchward, who penned several books on the subject. The first writer to discuss the topic of Mu or Lemuria was Augustus LePlongeon in the late 1800s. He claimed that the Mayans had originated from a lost civilization, Mu, which was on par with Atlantis, and which had been destroyed by a volcanic eruption. Unfortunately, when the Mayan language was deciphered several decades later, it was learned that LePlongeon’s interpretation was completely erroneous.


In India, Churchward befriended a priest who taught him to read an ancient dead language. Allegedly, the priest and two others were the only people in the world able to read it. The language was written down on numerous tablets, which the priest allowed Churchward to see and read. Churchward’s discovery became famous when a major article on it appeared on November 10, 1924 in the “New York American” newspaper. In it, the central framework of his claims about Mu was put forward. Read more about Churchward HERE.

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Geologists find it hard to imagine that there was dry land here, as the area is crossed by the so called Andesite Line, making it geologically unlikely there was a landmass. What is lacking from Churchward’s account is any verifiable information. His story truly hinges on whether or not he was in fact acquainted with an Indian priest and saw numerous rare tablets. Also, his claims that the sinking of Mu was the result of massive gas pockets under the continent exploding is scoffed at by geologists.


However, there may be some validity to the presence of a large land mass in the distant past which was in the Pacific. The end of the last ice age we know now was a very rapid event, and 12,000 years ago the world's oceans were 350 lower than they are today, thus, low lying land from that time would now be submerged. My candidate for Mu is in fact Hawaii, which I briefly explain below...


As you can see in the schematic above, 12,000 years ago the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lana'i and Kaho'olawe would have been one land mass, with the Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu and Kau'ai being close by. This would have been regarded as a mini continent at least. Also, in Hawaiian oral tradition they speak of a race of people living on these islands long before the Tahitians, who arrived in the 12th century AD and became what we now call the Hawaiians. These first people were called Mu, as was the land on which they lived.

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I cover this topic in some detail in my book above, available as a paper back and e-book via Barnes and Noble as well as Amazon. All of our tours for 2014 are full, but please join us in Egypt March 8 to 21, 2015 as we explore evidence of Lost Ancient High Technology:


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Large Stone Boxes In Ancient Egypt: Not Made As Tombs

This, presumably, is what you think of as a sarcophagus; a coffin created out of wood by dynastic Egyptians for the nobility of that culture. The Oxford dictionary defines the word this way “A stone coffin, typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription and associated with the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, and Greece. Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek sarkophagos ‘flesh-consuming’, from sarx, sark- ‘flesh’ ... continue reading

Egypt’s Sunken City Of Heracleion In The Mediterranean

The ruins of a sunken city in the Mediterranean have begun to reveal secrets lost for more than 1000 years.  An international team of marine archaeologists is preparing to show some of the initial finds recovered from a well preserved ancient port city that now lies beneath the shallow waters and mud of Aboukir Bay, about 20 miles northeast of Alexandria. The ancient city of Heracleion, home of Cleopatra’s inauguration, was thought to be myth, such as t... continue reading

Elongated Heads Of Native People On The North American West Coast

Many of you may be acquainted with the phenomenon of cranial deformation, and the presence of elongated skulls in Peru. However, the drawing above, from the 19th century, is of a child from the Columbia River area of Washington or Oregon on the west coast of the United States. The process for creating this skull shape was most likely “cradle head boarding” as seen above in this drawing of a Chinook mother and child. The Chinook were famous as... continue reading

Lloyd Pye’s Enigmatic Starchild Skull: What The Doctors Say About It

Lloyd Pye became Director of the Starchild Project in February of 1999, and after rapidly encountering the same inability among experts to identify the deformity, began to suspect the Skull had other-worldly origins, a theme he explored in him books and lectures. Pye, with the assistance of both major and minor contributors, organized independent scientific testing of the skull in three countries (the US, Canada, and England). What have doctors said? Gl... continue reading

Arabian Desert Surrenders Queen Of Sheba’s Secrets In Yemen

Researchers from the University of Calgary are participating in an American Foundation for the Study of Man project to unlock the secrets of a 3,000-year-old temple in Yemen. Archaeologists believe the temple could prove as significant a discovery as the ruins of Pompeii, the pyramids of Giza, or the Acropolis of Athens. The Mahram Bilqis – pronounced Mah-ram Bill-kees – (or Temple of the Moon God) lies buried under the sands of the southern A... continue reading

Facts About Machu Pic’chu That You Don’t Know About

Clearly the most famous ancient site in all of Peru, and the number one tourist destination in South America, this amazing place is rarely taught about in a full and clear manner. Let’s start with the name. It is not called Machu Picchu; Machu, in the Inca language means “ancient” and Picchu means “penis.” Its proper pronunciation is Machu Pic’chu, (Machoo Peekchoo) which means “ancient mountain” and thus do... continue reading

Captain James Cook: His Secret Search For “Atlantis”

Captain James Cook (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy of England. He was the first to map Newfoundland, Canada prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand (Aote... continue reading

Egyptian Core Drill Holes In Stone: Evidence Of Machining Before The Pharaohs

Egyptologists have done an amazing job of piecing together the history of Dynastic Egypt, but what they have failed to properly explain are the presence of certain anomalies, such as drill holes that we find in profusion, in hard stone such as rose granite (above) at many of the ancient sites. In modern times we of course have diamond encrusted tube drills that can cut into hard stone, but the Dynastic Egyptians did not. Even though some academics theor... continue reading

Evidence Of Ancient Machining Technology On The Giza Plateau Of Egypt

What you are seeing in the above photo is not only the Sphinx, but the massive limestone blocks, some weighing an estimated 100 tons, in front of it at the Sphinx Temple which were quarried out of the bedrock in order to create the Sphinx itself. So how could the dynastic Egyptians, who had at best bronze tools 4500 years ago, have done this work? What remains of the casing stones on the Great Pyramid. While the bulk of the 2,300,000 multi-ton blocks tha... continue reading

Megalithic Ancient Stone Prison In Peru

I would like to show you a place that perhaps a handful of visitors to Peru have seen. It is located about a day’s drive from Cusco, capital of the Inca, in a remote part of the province of Apurimac. It once again goes to show that Machu Pic’chu, though an incredibly beautiful site, is just once of many intriguing ancient places that Peru has to offer. This amazing site is called “the stone prison” and is located in the small town... continue reading

Inca History You Have Never Heard About

The history of the great Inca culture, as espoused in most books, and presented by most guides is full of factual errors; let’s go through some of them here: It is believed by most academics that the Inca developed as a distinct society on the Island of the Sun and Island of the Moon in Lake Titicaca. However, this has in fact never been proven. All of the architecture on these islands, as seen above is very primitive. They are said to have left th... continue reading
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