The Avenue Of The Sphinxes

Archaeologists in Egypt are excavating the first stretch of a two-mile avenue lined with hundreds of carved sphinxes.  Reportedly, this “Avenue of the Sphinxes” was built more than 3,000 years ago.  It linked two giant temples together, and some scholars believe that it was only used once a year for a very significant religious procession.  But to be honest, so much about ancient Egypt remains a complete mystery.  The truth is that we know very little about what motivated the people of that time.  But now tourists will be able to visit the first part of this excavation within just a few weeks.  However, the remainder of the project will remain off limits to the public for now.  Eventually the remaining portion of the project that still needs to be excavated – 75 yards wide and flanked originally by an estimated 1,350 sphinxes, will be opened to the public in the next few years. (Read More.....)

Previously Unknown Ancient Civilizations Are Still Being Discovered

Previously Unknown Ancient Civilization In BoliviaAs advanced as we like to think that we are, the truth is that ancient civilizations are still being discovered today.  Just recently, researchers believe that they have found two previously unknown ancient civilizations – one on the sea floor of the Caribbean and the other deep in the forests of the Amazon.  The reality is that as scientists and researchers make additional discoveries, it just underlines the fact that there is much more to the ancient history of the earth than we have been led to believe.  The sea floors and the dense jungles throughout the earth contains some amazing mysteries.  As researchers delve into these mysteries, they are often learning that ancient humanity was much more advanced than most people would think. (Read More.....)

The Mystery Of Baalbek

BaalbekThe ancient city of Baalbek is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all time. Located east of the Litani River in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, Baalbek is world famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled Roman temple ruins. In Roman times, Baalbek was known as Heliopolis (after the sun god) and it contained some of the largest and most notable Roman temples ever built. In fact, the Romans had constructed an extraordinary temple complex in Baalbek consisting of three separate temples – one for Jupiter, one for Bacchus and one for Venus. But what these Roman temples were built on top of is much more important. These Roman temples were actually built on top of an ancient 5 million square foot platform that was made from some of the largest stones ever used in any construction project in the history of the earth.  In fact, the largest stone found near the Baalbek ruins weighs approximately 1200 tons and is about 64 feet long.  To put that in perspective, that is the equivalent of approximately 156 full size African elephants.  (Read More.....)