Secret History


Holodomor Hoax: Joseph Stalin's alleged crime against Ukraine is modern myth

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Stalin, like Putin, was portrayed as a psycho in the West. Coincidence?
Playing into the hands of Ukrainian nationalists, a monument to the so-called Ukrainian "Holodomor," one the 20th century's most famous myths and vitriolic pieces of anti-Soviet Propaganda, has been erected in the US capital.

Remarkably, the roots of the "Holodomor" ("deliberate starvation") myth lie in the longstanding Cold War standoff between Soviet Russia and the West. After the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, infamous Nazi collaborators — members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and their paramilitary UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) units — fled into Western Europe and the United States, escaping punishment for their hideous crimes, including ruthless terror against peaceful Jewish, Ukrainian and Russian civilians.

In 1949 the CIA and the US State Department sponsored the OUN-UPA leaders' immigration to the United States, planning to use them as subversion groups and intelligence agents in the Cold War against the Soviet Russia.


Archaeologist claims to have evidence that lost Queen Nerfertiti was buried in King Tut's tomb

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A British archaeologist claims to have found evidence that the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti was buried inside the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamun, who some historians have claimed was her son.

The long lost tomb of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti may have been found, located in the burial chamber of Tutankhamun, or 'King Tut', according to an analysis of high-resolution images which reportedly reveal the presence of two secret, sealed-off doorways hidden in the tomb's painted walls.

"The implications are extraordinary, for, if digital appearance translates into physical reality, it seems we are now faced not merely with the prospect of a new, Tutankhamun-era storeroom to the west; to the north there appears to be signaled a continuation of tomb KV 62 (Tutankhamun's tomb), and within these uncharted depths an earlier royal interment - that of Nefertiti herself."


Another unexploded WWII bomb discovered in London building site

The MoD said the German WW2 air delivered bomb could have caused "mass destruction" if it had detonated
Scores of families in east London were evacuated Monday night as bomb disposal experts were called to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb discovered at a building site.

The bomb was unearthed by contractors working in Bethnal Green just after midday Monday, triggering the introduction of a police hazard zone and the evacuation of 150 local residents.

Sappers were called to the scene at 17:00 BST and worked through the night to defuse the 500lb device.

Families were evacuated to a local school where Tower Hamlets Council set up a rest center. The exclusion zone was also extended to 200 meters from the bomb's location.

Comment: The legacy of WWII - unexploded bombs are still being found in the UK, France and Germany.


The original Americans: First settlers came from Siberia over 23,000 years ago


The migration route of Siberians into North America and the subsequent split into northern and southern Amerindian populations. A new analysis of current and ancient genomes shows that there also was some later interbreeding between East Asians and Inuit.
The original Americans came from Siberia in a single wave no more than 23,000 years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age.

New research says they hung out in the north of the country - perhaps for thousands of years - before spreading in two distinct populations throughout North and South America, according to a new genomic analysis.

The findings, which will be reported in the July 24 issue of Science, confirm the most popular theory of the peopling of the Americas, but throws cold water on others, including the notion of an earlier wave of people from East Asia prior to the last glacial maximum.


Indigenous memory technology used to explain Stonehenge

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Dr Lynn Kelly is pictured holding a 100-year-old girl's coolamon, an Indigenous Australian carrying vessel and memory device.
Castlemaine science writer and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at La Trobe University Dr Lynne Kelly says she has uncovered the true meaning of famous archaeological sites including Stonehenge using Indigenous memory technology.

Dr Kelly uses logic to understand how ancient cultures stored knowledge and found all of them fit the same pattern by which practical information is stored.

Whether they were a mobile hunter gatherer culture or a settled culture, Dr Kelly says they all used the same methods for storing information.

The devises may have changed over time but the methods remained the same.

She sees Stonehenge and many other ancient structures including hand held devices as memory technology.

"What the theories don't include is how much practical knowledge and how much rational intelligence these people must have had because biologically they are exactly the same as us," said Dr Kelly.

She said there is a tendency for oral cultures to be understood in simplistic terms using spirituality and religion to explain structures where in fact they developed complex systems.

"In all oral cultures they have to store the information in memory, they can't write it down so they have the most extraordinary memory methods," said Dr Kelly.


17th-century noblewoman discovered fully clothed in France; buried with her husband's heart

Archeologists working at the Rangueil forensic institute in Toulouse, after the discovery of a lead coffin containing an exceptionally well-preserved body of a noble woman from the XVII century, wearing religious clothing.
A fully dressed and well-preserved corpse of a noblewoman who died in the 17th century has been discovered by French archeologists. The woman's body was in a lead coffin, along with the heart of her husband.

The body was found in the chapel of St Joseph's convent in Rennes, Brittany, in northwest France, in March 2014. However, the identity of the lady was only revealed on Tuesday by the French National Institute for Preventative Archaeological Research(Inrap).

The body, 1.45 meters in length, was still wearing shoes and a cap. It is thought to be Louise de Quengo, a widow of the Breton nobility who died in 1656 when she was about 60 years old.

The team from Inrap says that the body is "in an exceptional state of preservation."
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Convent In Rennes: The exceptional burial of Louise De Quengo, lady of the seventeenth century. One of the five coffins of lead unearthed by archaeologists at the search, contained a body in a state of exceptional conservation, Louise De Quengo, lady of brefeillac. Louise de quengo bears the habit of religious, a complete costume of the seventeenth century: Cape, chasuble, dress of Bure Brune In Wool Twill Rude, shirt in canvas, or chausses leggings in wool twill and mules soled leather in liège.
The study, LED by an interdisciplinary team, is a rare testimony of funeral practices of the elites of the seventeenth century and provides valuable information on the history of science and medicine.


Science historians are re-creating recipes from 400 year old manuscript

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In the 16th century, encasing living objects and insects in metal was a popular endeavor.
Deep in the national library of France sits a 400-year-old recipe book, its pages jam-packed with handwritten instructions for producing ancient pigments, varnishes, colored metals, and fake gems; for casting coins, cannons, and jewelry; and for doing creative—if disturbing—taxidermy that merges cats with bats. The manuscript is a rarity: Although printed recipe books were relatively common in the 16thcentury, this text was the equivalent of a lab notebook for an ambitious, anonymous French craftsman, someone who didn't just collect useful recipes but actively tinkered with them, obsessively noting observations and protocol improvements in the margins.

"The text is so unruly that you can't really read the manuscript—you have to decipher it," says Pamela H. Smith, a historian of science at Columbia University. Smith launched a project last September to transcribe, translate, and re-create recipes from a digitized version of this chaotic manual, whose banal name, "Ms. Fr. 640," belies its enticing contents. Funded by the National Science Foundation and dubbed the Making & Knowing Project, this venture has Columbia students systematically re-creating the book's recipes as part of their coursework. Over the next few years, the plan is to compile the results of these modern re-creations in an online portal.

Comment: We ignore ancient knowledge at our peril as recent discoveries of recipes from old manuscripts show that they are sometimes more efficacious than our modern medicine: Ancient Anglo-Saxon herbal potion found to kill MRSA


Were the ancient Irish the first to record an eclipse? 5,000-year-old drawings in mysterious cairn show celestial event


It's thought that ancient Irish people were the first to record a solar eclipse 5,355 years ago. This piece of rock art is said to show the celestial event
Stone Age monuments such as Stonehenge suggest our prehistoric ancestors were keen astronomers.

Now archaeologists believe that the ancient Irish were the first to record an eclipse 5,354 years ago.

A geometric carving said to depict the phenomenon lies on the wall of a mysterious mound known as Cairn L outside Kells in County Meath, Ireland, where the landscape is covered in Neolithic ruins.

The etching is one of the main focuses of the cairn and is situated at the back of the chamber, which has seven recesses - three on each side and one at the back, Martin Byrne, author of blog carrowkeel explained.


The image of concentric circles is thought to have been scratched into the rock on November 30, 3340BC, which fits with one of the 2 solar eclipses in history tracked by Irish archaeoastronomer Paul Griffin. This image shows a solar eclipse on August 11 1999
The image of concentric circles and lines is thought to have been scratched into the rock on 30 November, 3,340 BC.

This date fits with the 92 solar eclipses in history tracked by Irish archaeoastronomer Paul Griffin, Irish Central reported.


Experts at Astronomy Ireland surmise the carvings were made on stones by Neolithic astronomer priests and that the eclipse was likely viewed from the cairn, which is perched on top of the hill (shown)


Massive man-made monolith over 10,000 years old found in Mediterranean Sea

A massive monolith over 10,000 years old has been found in the Mediterranean Sea near Italy, scientists say. The block, which was apparently constructed by humans, bears traces of prehistoric civilization.

The 12-meter-long monolith "resting on the sea-floor" was located at a depth of 40 meters, in a shallow bank of the Sicilian Channel, says the report by ocean scientists from Italy and Israel published in July.

"It is broken into two parts, and has three regular holes: one at its end which passes through from part to part, the others in two of its sides."

According to the study, the site was abandoned at about 9,350 ± 200 years BP (Before Present) and the morphological evidence, underwater observations and results of petrographic analysis suggest that the monolith was made by humans.

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The psychopathic logic of the U.S. dropping the atom bomb on Japan 70 years later


Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Worst single terror attacks in history
Even if we accept that there was a plausible military imperative to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - to bring about a swift defeat of Japan and thus an end to the Pacific War - the horror of civilian death toll from those two no-warning aerial attacks places a disturbing question over the supposed ends justifying the means.

But what if the official military rationale touted by US President Harry Truman and his administration turns out to be bogus? That is, the real reason for dropping the A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago on August 6 and 9, 1945, had little to do with defeating imperial Japan and saving the lives of American troops. What if the real reason was the deliberate and cold-blooded demonstration of raw military power by Washington in order to warn the Soviet Union of America's postwar demarcation of global hegemony?

That leads to the most chilling conclusion - a conclusion far worse than the official American narrative would have us believe. For it means that the act of obliterating up to 200,000 Japanese civilians was an event of premeditated mass murder whose intent was solely political. Or, in other words, an ineffable act of state terrorism committed by the United States.

Comment: See: Nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki was unjustified - US experts