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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 (Aotearoa.)

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What isn't stressed enough in many accounts of this first voyage is the role that a Tahitian named Tupaia played. Tupaia ( 1725 – December 1770) was a Polynesian navigator and Arioi (Tohunga or priest), originally from the island of Ra'iatea in the Pacific Islands group known to Europeans as the Society Islands. His remarkable navigational skills and Pacific geographical knowledge were to be utilized by Lt. James Cook, R.N. when he took him aboard HMS Endeavour as guide on its famous voyage of exploration. Without Tupaia, Cook would never have found New Zealand.


Shortly after his return to England, Cook was promoted to the rank of Commander. Then once again he was commissioned by the mysterious Royal Society, to search for the mythical Terra Australis. Knowledge of this large southern land mass had been possibly provided by knowledge and use of the Piri Reis map, and or perhaps other ancient maps that had mysteriously shown the locations of many places in the world that had previously been “ discovered “ by civilizations other than that of England.


On his first voyage, Cook had demonstrated by circumnavigating New Zealand that it was not attached to a larger landmass to the south; and although by charting almost the entire eastern coastline of Australia he had shown it to be continental in size, the Terra Australis being sought was supposed to lie further to the south. Cook almost encountered the mainland of Antarctica, but turned back north towards Tahiti to resupply his ship. He then resumed his southward course in a second fruitless attempt to find the supposed continent.

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His reports upon his return home put to rest the popular myth of Terra Australis.

‘ The notion of Terra Australis was introduced by Aristotle. His ideas were later expanded by Ptolemy (1st century AD), who believed that the Indian Ocean was enclosed on the south by land, and that the lands of the Northern Hemisphere should be balanced by land in the south…aka Atlantis. ‘

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Cook also never would have found Hawaii had it not been for the guidance of another Native polynesian navigator from Tahiti. This story is just one small aspect of the history of the Pacific Ocean which you will learn much more about in my Hawaii book, available HERE.

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

Strange Phenomenon Of Bee Hive Shaped Tombs Around The World

Domed structures, commonly called “bee hive tombs” have been found in many places around the world. The most impressive one is perhaps that seen above, called the tomb or treasury of Atreus in Mycenae Greece. Said to have been the burial place of the king named Atreus, or his son Agamemnon, and made in the 14th century BC, no funerary remains were ever found in it. As you can see, it, and the entrance way leading to it are composed of megalit... continue reading

Sunken City Of Kekova In Turkey: Home Of The Ancient “Sea People”

The ancient geographical region of Lycia is situated on the Teke Peninsula of the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Ancient Lycia was surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the south, Caria on the west and Pamphylia on the east. The Lycian Civilization is well known by many remains in this area dated to the 5th and 4th century B.C. belonging to the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. The written Egyptian and Hittite sources dated back to the 2th millennium B.C.... continue reading

Paititi: Legendary Lost Inca City Of Gold…Still To Be Found

It is the stuff of legends, Hollywood movies and true accounts of adventurers who sought lost cities of gold in the jungles of Peru, Ecuador, Brasil and Bolivia, never to return. Is it all fantasy, or could there still be sites in remote areas that have precious treasures yet to be found? Inca oral traditions speak of a city, deep in the jungle and east of the Andes area of Cusco which was perhaps the last refuge of the Inca after the Spanish Conquest. A... continue reading

The Amazing Ancient Elongated Headed Baby Of Paracas Peru

Paracas, on the coast of Peru has been a cultural center for thousands of years, with the oldest of the societies being known as the Paracas, a term coined by the much later Inca people. What the Paracas called themselves we have no clue, and where they came from is also not known. As a civilization they appeared in the area 3500 years ago, and then disappeared 2000 years ago. The ways that the Paracas History Museum acquires artifacts, such as the Elong... continue reading

Great Pyramids Of Egypt: Astonishing Precision In Plain Sight

The above photo shows the standard way that most Egyptologists view how the Great Pyramids at Giza were constructed; a huge work force cutting, shaping, moving and setting into place large limestone blocks using man power, sleds and ramps. The Great Pyramid by itself is composed of 2,300,000 of these stones. Some estimates are that if the above Great Pyramid was constructed over the course of a pharaoh’s reign, each one of the huge stones would hav... continue reading

Legacy: Vintage Photos Of Ancient Egypt Book

My personal, on the ground experience with Egypt is only 2 years old, but my love for the ancient works of this amazing land is as intense as that of Peru and Bolivia. The above photo is of the Colossi Of Memnon. The one on the left, one piece of stone on a base is estimated at 700 tons. The awesome and expansive site of Karnak seen in ruins, exploited by various cultures for building stone prior to the stellar work by Egyptologists to reconstruct it and... continue reading

Lost Ancient Technology Of Egypt: Curious Drill Holes In Stone

Although the official story of the history of ancient Egypt may be somewhat restricted, as the sign above shows, there is ample evidence that in the distant past someone was working with Lost Ancient High Technology. The two holes seen above in black granite are not recent, and not even of Dynastic origin, but older. If they were the only ones in the area it would be a curious enigma, but this site, called Abusir has MANY MORE. A close up shot shows tha... continue reading
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