Crystal Skulls Fake?

3 07 2008

According to the Journal of Archeological Science, the crystal skulls, more specifically the two known crystal skulls held at the Brit­ish Mu­se­um and the Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion in Wash­ing­ton are fake.  Scientists believe that the skulls were make after the 19th century.  Scientists came to this conclusion after using electron microscopy to analyse the method of creation of the skulls which unfortunately came out to be made by a rotary tool unavailable at the time of Ancient Mexico.  This concept of the crystal skulls has been seen recently through the new “Indiana Jones” movie and throughout the internet depicting these skulls may lead or prevent destruction of the world.

To view a recent DDIG post about the 13 crystal skulls, click HERE

fdaThe Smithsonian Institu­tion’s crys­tal skull. (Cour­tesy Smith­son­ian Inst.)

Taken from World-Science.net

As In­di­ana Jones rac­es to find an an­cient crys­tal skull in his new mov­ie ad­ven­ture, he might want to take a mo­ment to check its au­then­ticity.

New 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. Its ori­gins were un­known but there were sug­ges­tions it was of an­cient Mex­i­can or­i­gin.

Hu­man skulls worn as or­na­ments and dis­played on racks were known to have fea­tured in Az­tec art. The skull at­tracted much pub­lic at­ten­tion and specula­t­ion and was once thought to have heal­ing pow­ers.

Crys­tal skulls have since fea­tured in many books, ar­ti­cles and films, most re­cently in the new Ste­ven Spiel­berg mov­ie In­di­ana Jones and the King­dom of the Crys­tal Skull.

How­ev­er, there have been doubts about the au­then­ticity of the skull since the 1930s. Now an in­terna­t­ional re­search team has scru­tin­ized the Brit­ish Mu­se­um skull and a larg­er white quartz skull do­nat­ed to the Smith­so­nian in 1992.

Elec­tron mi­cro­scope anal­y­sis for tool marks found both skulls were carved with ro­ta­ry disc-shaped tool, a tech­nol­o­gy the an­cient Mex­i­cans didn’t have. Anal­y­sis of the quartz in the Brit­ish Mu­se­um skull sug­gests it was quar­ried from Bra­zil or Mad­a­gas­car – far out­side the An­cient Mex­i­cans’ trad­ing links.

The team, made up of ex­perts from Car­diff and King­ston uni­ver­s­ities in the U.K., the Brit­ish Mu­se­um and the Smith­so­nian, con­clud­ed that nei­ther skull could have been made in Mex­i­co be­fore the time of Co­lum­bus. They be­lieve the Brit­ish skull was cre­at­ed in Eu­rope in the 19th cen­tu­ry, and the Smith­so­nian’s shortly be­fore it was bought in Mex­i­co City in 1960.

“It is al­ways dis­ap­point­ing when an in­tri­guing ar­te­fact like a crys­tal skull turns out not to be gen­uine,” said Car­diff Uni­ver­s­ity’s Ian Free­stone, a mem­ber of the re­search team. “How­ev­er, it is im­por­tant to be pre­cise about what is au­then­tic and what is fake if we are prop­erly to un­der­stand our past. May­be In­di­ana Jones will have bet­ter luck in his hunt for a real crys­tal skul­l!”

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Posted by: D.DIG

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13 Crystal Skulls prophesied to Save us from Doomsday

4 06 2008

According to Mayan prophecies, there are 13 crystal skulls scattered across the earth and once collected, their “power” may save us from December 21, 2012 or any other doomsday event. This prophecy is the inspiration to the new Indiana Jones movie ( 2008 ) and in the movie one can see the references to the Mayan civilization.

Taken from dec212012.blogspot.com

In the Mayans scripture it is said that they sent 12 priests out with twelve of the thirteen skulls to separate them until humanity was ready for them to come together. They know that the ones that have been found were all north so logically they should be looking south for the remaining five. The Hedge’s Skull (Which is the only one the documentary talked about and I wanted to here of all the others) is the main skull that they kept that’s why they found it there. After all, there has even been one found in Spain…

The Mayans predicted a major catastrophe on Dec 21 2012.But they all so predicted of 13 crystal skulls that will be found and save human kind from distinction.This prediction states that these 13 crystal skulls will be found, and brought together when human kind was ready.These crystal skulls do exist, we have found many so far, in South America, Central America, North America, and Even one in Spain.

These crystal skulls are baffling scientist,there are no tool marks, inconclusive on carbon dating, and a mesmerizing feeling in there presence. Our technology today could not make duplicates, so where did these ancient skulls come from and who made them?I have no idea but my fascination with them and Dec 21 2012, I can’t help but wonder what the two together represent. Will we find the remaining number of crystal skulls before Dec 21 2012 and stop the new age that the Mayans predicted or will we find the finding them bring in the new age. Or will we find them after and bring us out of what ever happens on Dec 21 2012?
There are a lot of unanswered questions that I have,but I do believe these two things are related in some way. And the people that believe in the Mayan prophecies start to figure out what the two have in common.

To view the entire article, click HERE

Here is another article I found interesting…

Taken from english.pravda.ru

Ancient tribe of Maya passed on a legend that tells of the 13 crystal sculls able to save the world from a terrible catastrophe.

Once in 1927 a British archeologist Mitchell-Hedges was able to confirm the Mayan legend through his own discovery: when the man was clearing debris from atop a ruined temple at the ancient Mayan city of Lubaantum his daughter found one such skull made out of pure quartz.

Later a few more of these mysterious artifacts came into possession of people in different parts of the world. Places where the human sized ancient crystal skulls have been found are generally various ruins and many are guarded by descendants of indigenous people throughout the world.

The skulls have mystical qualities: they can bring their owners into the state of hypnosis, cause people to hallucinate or have dreams about ancient Indians. Some say they can even make wishes come true.

According to the Crystal Links research a conservator and restorer Frank Dorland studying one of the skulls discovered that it had zygomatic arches acting as light pipes, using principles similar to modern optics, to channel light from the base of the skull to the eye sockets.

The eye sockets in turn were miniature concave lenses that also transferred light from a source below, into the upper cranium. Finally, in the interior of the skull was a ribbon prism and tiny light tunnels, by which objects held beneath the skull could be magnified and brightened. As a result, when placed upon a source of light, the skull acquired glowing eyes and appeared to be on fire.

Yet the origins and the manufacturing of the skulls remain inexplicable. World Mystery Research Center reports that several of ancient skulls have been brought to Hewlett-Packard, located in the San Francisco area. Hewlett- Packard, long known as a manufacturer of printers and computer systems, has one of the most extensive scientific and crystal research laboratories in the world.

The scientist working at HP, who had a chance to work with some of these ancient crystal skulls were hard pressed to explain how a primitive culture could have carved crystal into such precise shapes and especially against the natural axis of the crystal without the use of sophisticated tools!

Thus far, four types of ancient quartz skulls are known including clear quartz, amethyst (purple), rose quartz (pink) and smoky quartz (from grey to black). It may be that these magic gifts of the ancestors would assist humanity in surviving the doomsday of 2012, as was foretold by the enigmatic Maya civilization.

To view the entire article, click HERE

This is a new topic for me so I will be posting more information as I find out more.