Mayan Temple of the Jaguar
In any conquest those to be conquered must be dehumanized. Why? Because by dehumanizing them and making them appear less than human we somehow justify our aggression, our war, our slaughter of our fellow human being. Somehow we don’t feel as guilty or remorseful about such a thing when we dehumanize others, the “enemy.” We’ve seen this time and time again throughout human history and it is the same case when it comes to the conquest of Mesoamerica by the Spanish Conquistadors and priests. Most of the written accounts sent back to the Spanish Crown were grossly exaggerated to say the least. These accounts painted a picture of Mesoamericans and, later, of Native Americans in general as “savage animals” who were somehow badly in need of “religion and civilization.” In many cases, if not most, the Spanish carried out a policy of summary destruction not only of artifacts made by the ancient people of Mesoamerica but any records that they may have had. The entire history of these people was lost and remains so thanks to this conquest! That noted………..
Back in 1951 archaeologist Samuel K. Lothrop made an excursion into Panama and discovered what is known as the Playa Venado site. At this site he unearthed 220 bodies which he theorized had been butchered or buried alive or perhaps decapitated because they were enemies or the remains of a defeated army. And his research at this site has been widely noted since then. But, as it turns out a new study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute says Lothrop got it ALL WRONG. Smithsonian archaeologists say the site’s human remains, in fact, show no signs of trauma at or near the time of death. Likely this was just a common graveyard, that’s all. Continue Reading
800,000 years ago ancestors of Homo erectus were the dominate ancient human ancestor species on the planet. Mainstream science believes H. erectus first came out of Africa and migrated into the Levant and then spread across Asia, Europe, and the Far East (but never in the Americas of course). So is this true or is this some poppycock theory designed to hide the true origins of humanity today? Why do I ask such a question? Because there is apparent evidence that contradicts this theory about H. erectus and all those before them and, for that matter, it contradicts the entire theory of human evolution!
China’s Ming Dynasty & Lady Dai
In 2011 road workers in China uncovered a tomb from the Ming Dynasty period (700 years ago) near Taizhou in Eastern China. Inside the coffin archaeologist found layers of silk and linen covered in some unknown brown liquid and beneath these linens the found the remains of a woman. The remains were almost perfectly intact and well-preserved. Body, hair, skin, clothing, and jewelry we well-preserved and even her eyebrows and eyelashes were perfectly preserved! Researchers still don’t know what the brown liquid was but some have speculated that it may have been ground water that seeped into the coffin at some point. They don’t know what the brown liquid was but it may have been ground water? You mean they can’t identify groundwater????
Remains of Lady Dai, China
Ok nothing really mysterious about this find but it’s interesting nevertheless and obviously the Ming Dynasty had some highly skillful burial and preservation techniques. But then there is Lady Dai…………. Lady Dai is also known as Xin Zhui and the Marquise of Dai. Here ASTOUNDING remains were first found in 1971. She was the wife of Li Cang the Marquis of Dai during the Western Han Dynasty. Her tomb was discovered inside a hill in Hunan, China. The remains along with several artifacts and documents are now in the care of the Hunan Museum. The remains of Lady Dai are so exceptionally preserved that it is nothing short of astounding! Continue Reading