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    Not far from the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu lies Sacsayhuaman, a strange embankment of stone walls located just outside of Cuzco. The series of three walls was assembled from massive 200-ton blocks of rock and limestone, and they are arranged in a zigzag pattern along the hillside. The longest is roughly 1000 feet in length and each stands some fifteen feet tall. The monument is in astonishingly good condition for its age, especially considering the region’s propensity for earthquakes.

    Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundaries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle.

    an artifact found at the base of Hidden Mountain, New Mexico near the city of Los Lunas. The main inscription proclaims the Ten Commandments in ancient Paleo-Hebrew characters. It is one of the most important ancient artifacts ever found in North America. It's existence offers evidence that ancient Old World civilizations not only explored but settled in ancient North America millennia before the arrival of Columbus. Possibly connected to the reign of King Solomon kingdom of Israel.

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    Costa Rica Stone Spheres - One of the strangest mysteries in archaeology was discovered in the Diquis Delta of Costa Rica. Since the 1930s, hundreds of stone balls have been documented, ranging in size from a few centimetres to over two meters in diameter. Some weigh 16 tons. Almost all of them are made of granodiorite, a hard, igneous stone. These objects are monolithic sculptures made by human hands.

    Ancient Pueblo-Anasazi rock art of a warrior with a bear claw shield - New Mexico

    Ancient Native Americans carved petroglyphs like this one into rock near Hermosa, South Dakota. Photo by Tony Diem.

    America's Stonehenge - Sacrificial Stone "America's Stonehenge" - A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America's Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States (over 4000 years old). It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was the inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror" North Salem, NH

    The Ain Dara temple, located northwest of Aleppo, Syria, is an Iron Age Syro-Hittite temple noted for its similarities to Solomon's Temple as described in the Hebrew Bible. According to the excavator Ali Abu Assaf, it was in existence from 1300 BC until 740BC and remained "basically the same" during the period of the Solomonic Temple's construction (1000-900BC) as it had been before, so that it predates the Solomonic Temple. The temples of Emar, Munbaqa, and Ebla are also comparable.

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    The Jordan River in Israel Close to the traditional baptismal site of Jesus.

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    The people of Jerusalem had a secret. They had been involved in one of the greatest engineering feats of the ancient world. It’s amazing what humans can accomplish when their backs are against the wall. The inhabitants of Jerusalem, facing certain death, found a secret way to get a constant source of water into Jerusalem. The Bible, in three areas, briefly mentions our #7 discovery: “And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought w...

    Warren's Shaft and Hezekiah's Tunnel are part of an ancient water system to supply Jerusalem with water during a siege. Makes for a fantastic, if claustrophobic tour!

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    This engraved slab of granite is more than ten feet tall and was found in 1896 in Western Thebes, Egypt. It contains the oldest* certain reference to “Israel” outside of the Bible, and is referred to as the Merneptah Stela.** It was carved c. 1210 BC in hieroglyphs and is currently located in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. bibleandarchaeolo...

    Iran, The Persian Gardens.vNine gardens in nine provinces, that according to UNESCO "have their roots in the times of Cyrus the Great, 6th century BCE. Always divided into four sectors, with water playing an important role for both irrigation and ornamentation, the Persian garden was conceived to symbolize Eden and the four Zoroastrian elements of sky, earth, water and plants. They have influenced the art of garden design as far as India and Spain."