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The Lost History of America

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

Here's an interesting documentary on the history of the Americas that is seldom told in todays classroom. Except at the universities. Even then there will be a slant to it. It tells the tale from the Spaniards point of view. Giving the British a reckless attitude towards their humanity while toning down their own. It's a battle between two great Empires and how they both failed because of their prejudices and system of class and society. The film tells a lot but keep in mind there is so much more to the story...
It leaves out many deep social and philosophical values that gave the Europeans the edge in creating a whole new world. Only the cost was too high. On all sides of the deal. Everyone fighting with one another. Turning people into property and property into people. Like the same things going on today.
Mainly it documents how Florida was the real first European colony in North America and how it became the 14th the 15th colonies in the British Empire. Plus, how important the Florida colonies were to the revolution and how the United States finally took control over it all. 
It's well produced and provides details in history that are seldom mentioned...

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:58 PM

Mystery SOLVED: Lasers uncover Maya mega city lost for 1,500 years
RESEARCHERS have uncovered more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala, in a groundbreaking archaeological breakthrough which revealed palaces, houses, elevated highways and defensive fortifications below the forest. 
Stephen Houston, Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Brown University said: "I think this is one of the greatest advances in over 150 years of Maya archaeology.”
He went on to add that he found the magnitude of the recent survey "breathtaking".
”I know it sounds hyperbolic but when I saw the (Lidar) imagery, it did bring tears to my eyes."
Results from the research using light detection and ranging technology, more commonly known as Lidar implies that Central America supported an advanced civilisation, similar to cultures like ancient Greece or China.
Lidar technology unveils archaeological finds almost invisible to the naked eye.
Millions of lasers are beamed at the ground from a helicopter or plane and the wavelengths are measured as they bounce back.
The measurements are then used to produce a detailed dimensional image.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:33 PM

Sattilites have been taking deep imagery of the jungles all over the whorld for yhears. Father time has hidden some great gems ovher the rhainbow. Maybe some teenager will find a great discovery to bowl the world over with revealation and whonder.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:18 PM


Sattilites have been taking deep imagery of the jungles all over the whorld for yhears. Father time has hidden some great gems ovher the rhainbow. Maybe some teenager will find a great discovery to bowl the world over with revealation and whonder.



One did a couple three years ago...


Teen Discovers Lost Maya City Using Ancient Star Maps

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:35 AM

Look into some of thinking of the Spanish Court regarding how to treat natives. One result is The 'El Requiremento': This document gave permission and absolution to the soldiers of the time to kill the 'enemy' with a clear conscience. Their behavior towards the indigenous people wasn't any better than the English.  
El Requerimiento, meaning "the requirement, or demand," was drafted in 1513 by Juan López de Palacios Rubios, a member of the Council of Castile, which advised King Ferdinand. The document was designed to be read in Spanish by Spanish explorers to American Indians, introducing them to Christian doctrine. Indians were not compelled to convert, but if they did not, they were immediately subject to Spanish invasion. The following English translation is published by Wikipedia.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:15 AM

The Dark Story of Hernando de Soto

This is a short documentary about Hernando de Soto's trials and travails while exploring North America. It does exaggerate Spain's glory in their attitude towards indigenous people. Also, it makes mention of the disease that ran rampant throughout the New World. Personally, I think that was the greatest contributor in conquering the New World. The Spanish paved the way for the English and French to walk right in to a completely different collection of tribes after their numbers diminished up to 90% in 200 years. De Soto was a great contributor towards that.

This documentary is just over 20 minutes long....

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