Old African huts reassure us about the geomagnetic field

limpopo river african huts

Compass needles are still pointing North, and the magnetic field is still protecting the Earth – but it is weakening. Is there a dangerous pole reversal in the offing? The floors of ancient African huts provide a clue...

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Early human DNA found widely - and not in bones!

matthias meyer max plack institute of evolutionary genetics filtering ancient human dna from feces and urine

Fifty thousand years ago, a Neandertal relieved himself in a cave in present-day Belgium, depositing, among other things, a sample of his DNA. The urine clung to minerals in the soil and the feces eventually decomposed. But traces of the DNA remained, embedded in the cave floor, where earth falling from the cave’s ceiling and blowing in from outside eventually entombed it...

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Meteorologists explain The Scream

The Scream by Edvard Munch Oslo

It is one the world’s most famous paintings – and it exsudes a special mystery: why did Edvard Munch paint fiery waves in the background of his famous painting: The Scream? He may have been deeply affected by a rare atmospheric phenomenon...

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What the Vulture Stone says...

Vulture Stone Göbekli Tepe

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations. Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to find out if they could be linked to constellations. The markings suggest that a swarm of comet fragments hit Earth at the exact same time that a mini-ice age struck, changing the entire course of human history. 

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Major mathematical breakthrough went ignored

Four years into his retirement, a genial insight occurred to Thomas Royen early one morning, as he was brushing his teeth: the Gaussian Correlation Inequality could be solved with the help of some of the statistical tools he had developed when he was working in the pharmaceuticals industry. The solution to this problem had eluded mathematicians for almost sixty years, and not for want of trying...

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How the Aborigenes came to Australia

Australian Aborigines

The first humans probably reached Australia around 50,000 years ago, which is the age of the oldest human skeletons and tools found. But how did humans get there?

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Gunnar Heinsohn: Felix Romuliana

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Felix Romuliana is regarded as an ideal embodiment of a purely Late Antique (4th-6th c.) city in the Roman province of Moesia (today's Gamzigrad in Serbia), because in the earlier Imperial Antiquity of the 1st to early 3rd centuries there appears to be simply nothing at all in that splendid urban space erected around 305 CE for Emperor Galerius (293-311 CE). 

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Huge spike in Earth' magnetic field recorded in
8th century B.C. potteries

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More than 2,500 years ago in the ancient Near East, the Earth's geomagnetic field was going gangbusters. During the late eighth century B.C., a new study finds, the magnetic field that surrounds the planet was temporarily 2.5 times stronger than it is today.

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Paleolithic hands

paleolithic negative hand Bernifal (France)

More moving almost than even the artistic representations, the imprints left by human hands on the walls of prehistoric caves create an authentic link between Paleolithic man and us...

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Gunnar Heinsohn: Tenth Century Collapse

Mostly within the last fifteen years, many North and East European regions – stretching from Norway via the Baltic to the Black Sea – have been researched for traces of the vast wipeout of the 930s (give or take a decade). The depopulations have been as severe as in areas tied to the 3rd or the 6th c. plagues. Yet, written sources pointing to the causes or consequences of the 10th c. mass deaths appear to be missing entirely... 

Gunnar Heinsohn: Paper-making's mysterious 700 years of secrecy

1st known sample of chinese paper

The question is why the invention of hand-made paper takes about 700 years to spread from China to east and west. In the earliest published archaeological finds, paper is dated to the 2nd c. BCE (Cotterell 2004, 11). Only about 105 AD, however, is there written information about paper making from a minister named Tsai'Lun (Cai Lun, 121 AD)...

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Amanda Laoupi: Who was Phaethon? (5)

Amanda Laoupi: The ladies of the Labyrinth - Symbolism of the Labyrinth and labrys (4)

butterfly shape female pelvis ovaries

Amanda Laoupi: Athena & Hephaistos - Matriarchy as key feature of Pelasgian origin (3)

Bee goddess swastikas

"Boom-Star" visible in 2022

cygnus with 2022 boom-star (in red)

The new star, known as the Boom Star, sits just off the right hand wing of Cygnus (in red)

At the beginning of the 3rd century civil war raged in Britain as the Roman emperor Septimius Severus sought to quell unrest in the north. But unknown to the fighting cohorts and Caledonian tribes, high above their heads two stars were coming together in a huge cataclysmic explosion. Now 1800 years later the light from that collision will finally arrive on Earth creating a new star in the night sky - dubbed the ‘Boom Star - in an incredibly rare event which is usually only spotted through telescopes.

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Amanda Laoupi: The Pelasgians - Sirius, Dyonisos, Apollo, Draco. More evidence (2)

labyrinth and human brain

The Cygnus Hypothesis - Argo, the Ark, Argonautica, and Sirius centers of the ancient world...

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Amanda Laoupi: The Pelasgians and the Sirius-Cult (1)

Sirius (Minoan)

The Sirius, Moon and Venus cults came from Paleolithic Times amazingly enriched by their “journey” through the human psyche starring at the Cosmos. Especially, the Sirius cult was a pivotal cult of the Pelasgian substratum coming from Neolithic and late Paleolithic Times...

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Jacques Benveniste and the "memory of water"

Jacques Benveniste (1935-2004)

Jacques Benveniste (1935-2004) was a top-level French biochemist of impeccable scientific credentials. In the 1980s and 1990s he engaged in research which seemed to uncover a hitherto unknown property of water : « memory.»  In 1988, he was asked by the editor-in-chief of the magazine Nature to withdraw a peer-reviewed article which had been accepted for publication. He refused, and his descent to hell began. His lost his lab and his funding. He continued his experiments in a shack on the parking lot of his former lab. He was hounded – literally – to death : he died in 2004, age 69, after a heart operation, his third. Yet, a few prominent scientists and Nobel Prize winners, such as physicist Brian Josephson, continued to take him seriously. In 2010, Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize winner in medicine and discoverer of the HIV virus, picked up on his experiments and is presently continuing in his line of research. Luc Montagnier, now at Jiao-tong University in Shanghai, calls Benveniste « the Galileo of the XX century. » 

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Alfred de Grazia dies (Dec. 29, 1919 - July 13, 2014)

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Pity the Mourners

Pity the mourners, not the dead.
Mourning is worse than dying.
Calculating the sadness and tears, 
the forlorn reaching for the dead,
I hardly dare to die. It would be
an imposition upon friend and family.

But they ought esteem more the
trouble I take to outlive them, 
to keep them happy and chattering
about my faults:
“What silly thing will he do next?”
(Short of dying, of course,
than which nothing is worse
save the mourning that follows.)
Alfred de Grazia
From: Twentieth-Century Firesale

Alfred de Grazia awarded the Legion of Honor

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  • Alfred de Grazia's Légion d'Honneur

On December 29, 2013, Alfred de Grazia celebrated his 94th birthday with a gathering of mistletoe and a walk along the river Huisne. Two days later, on December 31, 2013, by Presidential Decree, he was named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor, France's highest order of distinction. 

The Creation of the Gods - Sacrifice as the Origin of Religion: The Book by Gunnar Heinsohn

Gunnar Heinsohn The Creation of the Gods


What is a god?
How did the priesthood, and cults of bloody sacrifices come into existence?
How did our forebears arrive at fashioning images of gods in animal- human- or mixed shapes?
Were the gods sacrificed to, or did the sacrificed become gods?
How, in short, did humanity reach this first step of higher culture?

Gunnar Heinsohn's groundbreaking work in the history of religion, based on clues from anthropology, archaeology, mythology and ancient history, is made available for the first time in English, in a serialized form, in a translation by Anne-Marie de Grazia.

Now serialized in Q-mag.org

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Amanda Laoupi: Pushing the Limits

Amanda Laoupi Pushing the limits disaster archaeology, archaeodisasters & humans

Amanda Laoupi’s PUSHING THE LIMITS is a gold mine for researchers trying to unravel myriads of un-solved enigmas in natural and human history.
Gunnar Heinsohn 

Alfred de Grazia: The Lately Tortured Earth

The Lately Tortured Earth Alfred de Grazia

Alfred de Grazia's pioneering archive website 

Alfred de Grazia, 2003

A word from the editor

Alfred de Grazia, 2003
The website of Alfred de Grazia's living ideas and projects

30th Anniversary Edition:

Alfred de Grazia: A Cloud Over Bhopal
General Eric P. Wendt, Anne-Marie de Grazia

Alfred de Grazia was made posthumously a Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR) of Psychological Operations, Special Operations Command, in Fort Bragg, NC, on Oct. 31, 2014.
Anne-Marie accepted the honor in his stead from the hands of the commanding General Eric P. Wendt.

Alfred de Grazia's career in Intelligence

The 1st Millenium A.D. Chronology Controversy

Alfred de Grazia, Philippe Richer

Alfred de Grazia receives the medal of the Légion d'Honneur
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