The story about the hole in the Earth's crust continues... (myths, math and metaphors abound)
Scientists probe 'hole in Earth' in the mid-Atlantic, piece of crust missing BBC - March 1, 2007
The hole in the crust is midway between the Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Mission to Study Earth's Gaping 'Open Wound' Live Science - March 1, 2007
A 12 member team of scientists will embark on a voyage next week to study an 'open wound' on the Atlantic seafloor where the EarthÕs deep interior lies exposed without any crust covering. The Earth's crust (mantle) is mysteriously missing and instead is covered with dark green rock from deep inside the planet. A robot will travel to the bottom of the crater and film what it sees. The hole is about 16,400 feet under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
Not long ago I watched a program on the History Channel about a tidal wave that could cause a mega-tsunami going from the Canary Islands across the Atlantic to the east coast of the US. The graphics were amazing. I suppose anything is possible as the tectonic plates crack and separate, and all of reality changes.
Tidal wave threat 'over-hyped' BBC - October 29, 2004
Scientists warn of massive wave CNN - August 29, 2001 (2 weeks before 9/11)
Tsunamis in the Atlantic Ocean Main Geological Survey
Canary Islands and Atlantis
The Canary Islands have also been identified as a possible location for Atlantis, west of the Straits of Gibraltar but in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. One can sense the fall of Atlantis, and the precursors to end both time events, as grid program collide.
Discoveries and the Celtic Cross ... An Interview with Crichton Miller Crystalinks
Atlantis Location Hypothesis Crystalinks
Bimini Road Crystalinks
Pyramids of Guimar Crystalinks
Ptolemy and the Canary Islands Crystalinks
Darwin and the Canary Islands Crystalinks
Whistled Language and the Canary Islands Crystalinks
The Mysterious Origin of the Guanches
World's Longest Underground River Discovered in Mexico, Divers Say National Geographic - March 6, 2007
Bogaerts and Schmittner spent four years exploring using underwater scooters and specially rigged gas cylinders to find a connection between the Yucat‡n region's second and third longest cave systems, known respectively as Sac Actun and Nohoch Nah Chich (Mexico map). The team scoured the passages, marking each new twist and turn with carefully labeled rope. On January 23 the pair headed toward the final connection from opposite sides and used an unopened bottle of champagne to make the final tie-off between the two systems. The pair celebrated with a second bottle of champagne on the surface. Long a popular retreat for beachgoers, the Yucat‡n Peninsula has become a favorite destination for cave divers, Melton added. "Just about any time you go you can nearly always go find a new place to explore," Melton said.
He likens the region to "a huge limestone sponge." That's because the peninsula is largely made of limestone, a soft and porous rock that is easily eroded by slightly acidic rainwater, which carves out underground passages as it courses toward the Caribbean Sea. The pathways range from jumbo-jet-size rooms with long stalagmites and stalactites to narrow slits that divers must blindly squeeze through.
The passages are completely flooded with water that stays a constant 76 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) year-round. The water itself is layered: A lens of freshwater rests on top of salt water. When fresh rainwater percolates down, the liquid flows out horizontally and is discharged into the ocean. Divers access the caves through sinkholes called cenotes, which lay scattered throughout the peninsula under the rain forest canopy. "But the water isn't just flowing through these underground rivers ... 98 percent of the water is actually trapped in the rock," Bogaerts, the diver, said.
The Yucat‡n's natural hydraulic system sustained the Maya for centuries and today is the main freshwater source for the region's booming tourism trade. But the cave diving community is concerned that the rapid pace of development could stress the supply. "These cave systems are so extensive and so interconnected that if there is a point of pollution in one area then it can quickly get distributed to a very, very wide area," Bogaerts said. (Related: "Under-Ice Lakes in Antarctica Linked by Buried Channels" [April 19, 2006].)
Mexico: Divers discover huge underground river Guardian - March 1, 2007
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula: Longest underground river found Reuters - March 1, 2007
Huge Underground "Ocean" Found Beneath Asia National Geographic - March 1, 2007
Towers point to ancient Sun cult BBC - March 1, 2007
Pre-Inca Observatory Is Oldest in Americas, Study Says National Geographic - March 1, 2007
Peruvian citadel is site of earliest ancient solar observatory in the Americas PhysOrg - March 1, 2007
The fortified stone temple, ceremonial complex, at Chankillo. Archeologists is 2,300 years old
We move to Greece and Hera the wife of Zeus, Z ... talk about challenged marriages
Greek archaeologists find 2,200 year old Goddess Hera statue AP - March 1, 2007
Pantermalis said that, if confirmed, it would be the first time two statues of different gods have been located from a single temple in Greece. He said it was also possible that a statue of Athena, goddess of wisdom, could have stood in the temple of Zeus. He said he was hopeful that it might be found during future excavation.
Dion was a major religious center of the ancient Macedonians. Alexander the Great offered sacrifices there before launching his victorious campaign against the Persian Empire in the 4th century B.C. Excavations so far have revealed temples, theaters and a stadium, city walls, a hotel, baths and streets with an elaborate drainage system, as well as many statues. The area was first inhabited during the Iron Age, and survived into early Christian times, when it was the seat of a bishop.
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