imedia: Merlin’s Mound and Silbury Hill

The county of Wiltshire in southern England hosts the two tallest prehistoric mounds in Europe. Both the Marlborough Mound (once dubbed Merlin’s Mount or burial place) and Silbury Hill are man-made earth mounds. They date from around 2400 BC. However, they remain places of mystery, as there is no current consensus as to why they…

New book: The Cygnus Key

Andrew Collins’ new book is called The Cygnus Key: The Denisovan Legacy, Göbekli Tepe, and the Birth of Egypt. Book synopsis… “New evidence showing that the earliest origins of human culture, religion, and technology derive from the lost world of the Denisovans • Explains how Göbekli Tepe and the Giza pyramids are aligned with the…

Perspectives: Alternative locations for Troy

The ancient city of Troy is widely accepted to have been located in north-west Turkey, at a place called Hisarlik. This is where the legendary Trojan War between the Achaeans (Greeks) and the Trojans and their allies, as described in Homer’s Iliad, is said to have taken place. The archaeological site – originally excavated by…

imedia: Fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast

What is the Jurassic Coast? The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site that spans from East Devon to Dorset, in southern England. Along its 95 miles of coastline, you can travel through 185 million years of geological history, which has been exposed by coastal erosion to form an almost continuous sequence covering the Triassic,…

In Pictures: “Citadels of Mystery”

Citadels of Mystery is the rather intriguing title of a book by husband and wife team L. Sprague and Catherine C. de Camp. Published back in 1972, it featured their twelve most famous legends, myths and romantic sites of the world.   So who were the De Camps? Lyon Sprague de Camp (1907-2000) was an…