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Thousands of Ancient Stone Mounds Recently Discovered in Alabama

Thousands of Ancient Stone Mounds Recently Discovered in Alabama

Alabama is known for having one of the most important Native American Indian mound sites in the country. It is the impressive Moundville complex, a sprawling, 185-acre archaeological park with 29 huge, flattop pyramid-shaped mounds. It was constructed and utilized…

Egyptian Archaeologists Dig Up Mounds of Ancient Treasures

Egyptian Archaeologists Dig Up Mounds of Ancient Treasures

​​​Egyptian Archeologists Dr. Mostafa Waziri and Salah Elmasekh will visit Southern California this month to reveal the latest important archaeological discoveries in a public forum to be held at the Bowers Museum on October 23, 2016. Included in the topics…

Ancient Earthwork at Winchester, Indiana Shows Stellar Alignments to Cygnus & Orion—From AP Magazine

Ancient Earthwork at Winchester, Indiana Shows Stellar Alignments to Cygnus & Orion—From AP Magazine

​​​Hopewell earthworks and mounds are some of the most intriguing and mysterious geometric formations created in the ancient world. “Hopewell” refers to a Native American mound-building era that developed from the earlier Adena culture, with both names derived from excavated…

Comprehensive Guidebook to America's Native American Mounds & Earthworks Released

Comprehensive Guidebook to America's Native American Mounds & Earthworks Released

​Native American mound-building cultures began constructing mounds and earthworks some 6550 years ago, some 1700 years before Egypt’s ancient pyramids were constructed. While the earliest known mound was made in what is today Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the largest mound complex…

Were Louisiana's Ancient Mounds Designed to Send Souls to the Stars?

Were Louisiana's Ancient Mounds Designed to Send Souls to the Stars?

​The oldest known Native American mounds in Louisiana date to nearly 5700 years ago and were constructed at the beginning of America’s ancient mound builder culture. Mounds were made to bury the dead, create elevated platforms for the domiciles of…

Were Mississippi's Ancient Mounds Designed to Send Souls to the Stars?

Were Mississippi's Ancient Mounds Designed to Send Souls to the Stars?

​The oldest known Native American mounds in Mississippi date to nearly 3000 years ago and were constructed at the beginning of America’s ancient mound builder culture. Mounds were made to bury the dead, create elevated platforms for the domiciles of…

Indiana's Angel Mounds Complex Shows Stellar Alignments to the Path of Souls

Indiana's Angel Mounds Complex Shows Stellar Alignments to the Path of Souls

One of the most researched “secret” rituals of America’s ancient mound builder culture is the soul’s journey to the Path of Souls. It reveals some of their deepest and most cherished spiritual ideas. These include their ideas about the soul,…

Moundville, Alabama's Ancient Indian Mounds Led Souls to the Stars

Moundville, Alabama's Ancient Indian Mounds Led Souls to the Stars

​​​Many ancient Native American mound and earthwork sites show alignments to the sunrise and sunsets on the solstices and equinoxes. In 1987 the Arkansas Archaeological Survey published astronomical alignment evaluations on 33 mound sites, almost all of which were Mississippian…

America's Ancient Indian Mounds Yield Secrets

America's Ancient Indian Mounds Yield Secrets

One of the greatest mysteries of the ancient mound building culture of America is why mounds were arranged in deliberate geometic configurations. Recently it has been shown that many sites were constructed in precise configurations to permit rituals that assisted…

Marietta, Ohio's Ancient Mounds & Earthworks: Built to Propel Souls to the Stars

Marietta, Ohio's Ancient Mounds & Earthworks: Built to Propel Souls to the Stars

​The Marietta, Ohio earthworks are generally considered to be one of the three largest sets of earthworks constructed by Native Americans in prehistoric times. The site was erected at the confluence of the Muskingum River at the Ohio River around…

Portsmouth, Ohio's Ancient Mounds: A Portal to the Sky World

Portsmouth, Ohio's Ancient Mounds: A Portal to the Sky World

Within a small park on a hill in modern Portsmouth, Ohio is the focal point of an ancient complex of mounds and earthworks attributed to the Hopewell, a Native American mound building culture that inhabited the region around 200 B.C.E.…

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