Articles in Crystal Skulls
Just in, via a news report quoting Seth Rogen on a meeting he had with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg:
He recalls, “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it. “He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ’My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…’
I wonder if Lucas’ knowledge came from coming up with the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull story, or if he already knew about 2012 and this inspired the film?
If not a joke, this is is heavy duty. George Lucas not only has immense capacity to build a bunker or three, but he can also influence large numbers of people, should he choose to do …
One of my favorite writers has a new article out, all about the Crystal Skulls. It’s pretty rare to find a scholarly article on the skulls, let alone one that doesn’t take sides. It presents the possibility of them being fakes, but provides lots of fresh information that might inspire you to believe they are genuinely ancient:
Walsh and some of her colleagues have largely presented Boban as a charlatan, but they’ve failed to report that Boban was known to have owned genuinely ancient artefacts as well as a collection of rare books and early Mexican manuscripts. He had even written a scientific study, “Documents pour server à l’histoire du Mexique” (“Documents to serve the history of Mexico”) (1891). Furthermore, he personally crusaded against frauds and fakes, such as in 1881 when he spoke out against forgeries that were being made in the suburbs of Mexico City. Would he shoot …
These findings are due to appear in The Journal of Archaeological Science:
…research suggests two well-known crystal skulls, in the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, are not, after all, from ancient Mexico. Academics now believe the British skull was made in 19th-century Europe and the American one even later.
The British Museum bought its skull, a life-size carving from a single block of rock crystal, from Tiffany and Co., New York, in 1897, …and a larger white quartz skull donated to the Smithsonian in 1992.
The scientists have concluded that, because the source of the quartz used was probably Brazil or Madagascar (and ancient cultures didn’t communicate), and because both skulls “were carved with rotary disc-shaped tool, a technology the ancient Mexicans didn’t have” – that therefore they were made in modern times.
Both assumptions are at odds with those who believe in advanced ancient cultures, but in this case …