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The Lost Treasures of Yucatan

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ISBN : 1412014875
Pages : 99 pages
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Download Free The Lost Treasures of Yucatan PDF by Ben Maartman Full Book and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 99 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He who would seek the treasures of life would seek The Eye of God. He who would seek the Eye of God would see the Face of the Child. So begins the search...


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The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar

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ISBN : 1594777667
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Free The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar PDF by Steven Sora Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1999-02-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compelling argument that connects the lost treasure of the Knights Templar to the mysterious money pit on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, that has baffled treasure hunters for two centuries • Fascinating occult detective work linking the Cathars, the Scottish Masons, and Renne-le-Chateau to the elusive treasure pit on Oak Island • Draws on new evidence recently unearthed in Italy, France, and Scotland to provide a compelling solution to one of the world's most enduring mysteries When the Order of Knights Templar was ruthlessly dissolved in 1307 by King Philip the Fair of France it possessed immense wealth and political power, yet none of the treasure the Templars amassed has ever been found. Their treasure is rumored to contain artifacts of spiritual significance retrieved by the order during the Crusades, including the genealogies of David and Jesus and documents that trace these bloodlines into the royal bloodlines of Merovingian France. Placing a Scottish presence in the New World a century before Columbus, Steven Sora paints a credible scenario that has the Sinclair clan of Scotland transporting the wealth of the Templars--entrusted to them as the Masonic heirs of the order--to a remote island off the shores of present-day Nova Scotia. The mysterious money pit there is commonly believed to have been built before 1497 and has guarded its secret contents tenaciously despite two centuries of determined efforts to unearth it. All of these efforts (one even financed by American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt) have failed, thanks to an elaborate system of booby traps, false beaches, hidden drains, and other hazards of remarkable ingenuity and technological complexity.


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Yucatán's Magic–Mérida Side Trips: Treasures of Mayab

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ISBN : 110512455X
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Download Free Yucatán's Magic–Mérida Side Trips: Treasures of Mayab PDF by John M. Grimsrud Full Book and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2013-02-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Yucatán’s Magic–Mérida Side Trips: Treasures of Mayab (updated 2013, looks beyond the obvious popular tourist attractions, the luxury coastal resorts, and the modern conveniences of big cities, to discover the unique Yucatán. Over a quarter of a century of driving, busing, and cycling this unique end of the world, while living in Mérida, Yucatán, México, led the author to compile an impressive collection of outings that are the foundation for this book, built one story at a time. For the armchair traveler and people that have been to Yucatán before and think that they have done everything, this book will open the door to another side of life not presented in tours or guided excursions. This isn’t just a guide book but an idea book. For an adventure that takes you out of the mainstream to explore some of this peaceful, and fascinating world, follow in the author’s path to the places without trinket shops and tour buses. Take a glimpse at some of Yucatán that tourists miss most!


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Yaxcabá and the Caste War of Yucatán

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ISBN : 9780826329622
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Free Yaxcabá and the Caste War of Yucatán PDF by Rani T. Alexander Full Book and published by UNM Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Caste War of Yucatán (1847-1901) is widely regarded as the most successful Indian rebellion in the New World. An attempt by the Maya to rid themselves of foreign domination and revitalize their traditional culture, the conflict led to successful agrarian reform and the reassertion of traditional land use by the Maya. It also generated a new religion with its own priesthood and cultural practices focused on the worship of a prophetic "talking" cross. This war's economic and cultural transformations provide blueprints for understanding present-day Mexico and the expansion of capitalism to rural areas worldwide. Although important in its consequences, the origins of the war and its interpretations remain controversial. Rani Alexander's interdisciplinary study uses archaeological evidence along with ethnography and history to understand the nature of the region's agrarian system and the processes of resistance. Yaxcabá and its environs, caught in the crossfire of the conflict, were attacked and burned nine times in the course of the war. In view of the enormous loss of life and destruction of property, the postwar agrarian reform seems to be a consequence of economic ruin rather than successful resistance. Only an interdisciplinary approach to these complex events can produce the complete picture that Alexander's work provides.


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The Lost Treasure of King Juba

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ISBN : 1591438519
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Free The Lost Treasure of King Juba PDF by Frank Joseph Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-03-25 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of a mysterious southern Illinois treasure cave and its proof of the presence of Africans in North America long before Columbus. • Includes over 100 photographs of the artifacts discovered. • Re-creates the historic voyage of King Juba and his Mauretanian sailors across the Atlantic to rebuild their society in the New World. • Explains the mystery of the Washitaws, a tribal group of African origin, first encountered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1982 Russell E. Burrows, a treasure hunter in southern Illinois, stumbled on a cache of ancient weapons, jewels, and gold sarcophagi in a remote cave. There also were stone tablets inscribed with illustrations of Roman-like soldiers, Jews, early Christians, and West African sailors. These relics fueled a bitter controversy in the archaeological community regarding their authenticity, leading Burrows to destroy the entrance to the cave. Researching more than 7,000 artifacts removed from the cave before it was sealed, Frank Joseph explains how these objects came to be buried in the middle of the United States. It started with Cleopatra, whose daughter was made queen of the semi-independent realm of Mauretania, present-day Morocco, which she ruled with her husband, King Juba II. Following the execution of their son, Ptolemy, by Emperor Caligula, the Mauretanians rebelled against their Roman overlords and made their way into what is now Ghana. There they constructed a fleet of ships for a transatlantic voyage to a land where they hoped to rebuild their kingdom safe from Roman rule. They took with them a great prize unsuccessfully sought by two Roman emperors: Cleopatra's golden treasure and King Juba's encyclopedic library of ancient wisdom. Fully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs of artifacts retrieved from the southern Illinois site, The Lost Treasure of King Juba is a compelling story that could force us to rethink the early history of our nation and the possibility that Africans arrived on our continent nearly fifteen centuries before Columbus.


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The Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America's Greatest Lost Treasures

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ISBN : 1589798406
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Free The Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America's Greatest Lost Treasures PDF by W. C. Jameson Full Book and published by Taylor Trade Publishing. This book was released on 2013-07-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the “Madonna”) and a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in America to seventeen tons of gold—its value equal to the treasury of a mid-sized nation—buried somewhere in northwestern New Mexico. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost treasures have been discovered, although modern detecting technology has made them eminently discoverable.


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Literatura Chicana, 1965-1995

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 9780815320777
Pages : 487 pages
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Download Free Literatura Chicana, 1965-1995 PDF by Manuel de Jesús Hernández-Gutiérrez Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1997 with total page 487 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays, stories, poems, plays and novels representing the breadth of Chicano/a literature from 1965 to 1995. The anthology highlights major themes of identity, feminism, revisionism, homoeroticism, and internationalism, the political foundations of writers such as Gloria Anzaldua, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Luis Valdes, Gary Soto, and Sergio Elizondo. The selections are offered in Spanish, English, and Spanglish text without translation and feature annotations of colloquial and regional uses of Spanish. Lacks an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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ISBN : 9780879725723
Pages : 504 pages
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Download Free Popular Culture PDF by Jack Nachbar Full Book and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Culture: An Introductory Text provides the means for a new examination of the different faces of the American character in both its historical and contemporary identities. The text is highlighted by a series of extensive introductions to various categories of popular culture and by essays that demonstrate how the methods discussed in the introductions can be applied. This volume is an exciting beginning for the study of the materials of everyday life that define our culture and confirm our individual senses of identity.


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Yucatan - Chetumal, Merida & Campeche

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ISBN : 1588437345
Pages : 72 pages
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Download Free Yucatan - Chetumal, Merida & Campeche PDF by Vivien Lougheed Full Book and published by Hunter Publishing, Inc. This book was released on 2011-04-15 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The border town of Chetumal is the capital of Quintana Roo State and at the most southern section of the Yucatán Peninsula. The mouth of the Rio Hondo is also here. Those coming and going to Belize can change buses or stop for one night, while others may come to shop. It's a pity so few stay longer because there are numerous interesting ruins within a day's journey, the local museum and botanical gardens are good and the Lagoon of Seven Colors is just 20 miles (37 km) from the town center. Bacalar Lagoon, the second-largest in Mexico, is about the same distance away. Just offshore are the Chinchorro reefs, known for their rusting shipwrecks. If you're interested in some of these things, away from the party scene of Cancún and adjacent communities, then I encourage you to stay longer. Chetumal in Mayan means "a place with lots of red cedar" and the Maya populated the Chetumal and Balcalar Lagoon area for a few hundred years. The first non-Maya to live here was the shipwrecked Spaniard, Gonzolo Guerrero, who married the chief's daughter. He later became interpreter for the Spanish. Mérida, called La Ciudad Blanca, the White City, is the capital of the Yucatán and the cultural center of the state. Built over the ancient Maya city of T'Ho, Mérida's light-colored façades crowning its colonial architecture are dazzling. Since the state's major university campuses are located here, an atmosphere of youthfulness and artistic culture pervades the city. The Maya city of Ichcaanziho was captured by the conquistadores in the mid-1500s. First the Spaniards came for the peaceful isolated life as cattle ranchers but by the 1800s they discovered henequen, a.k.a. green gold. Henequen, taken from the agave cactus, is grown abundantly in the area and was used for making rope. By 1927 there were 658 haciendas growing and processing henequen. The richest of the families was that of Francisco del Mozo whose home was built along Paseo de Montejo. He so loved the city, because it reminded him of his home in Spain, that he renamed it Mérida. His house eventually became a city bank. However, six months after the city was baptized in 1542 with its modern name, 60,000 Maya attacked, protesting the exploitation of them and their land. Their defeat was the beginning of the end of the Maya era. This book is based on the section devoted to Merida, Chetumal, Xcalak, Campeche, Laguna de Bacalar & the surrounding areas from our comprehensive Adventure Guide to the Yucatan. Adventure Guides show you how to experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. Latest edition of a highly-recommended guidebook to this fascinating corner of Mexico, a region which the authors describe as a big hitch-hiking thumb. Their interest and hard work has paid off in both editions. The book is loaded with hotel and transportation info, great maps and interesting art work. Eco travelers will love this guidebook. The author provides full details on kayaking, hiking, rappelling, and camping in the region. She also features more out-of-the-way attractions such as natural cenotes, ancient ruins and colonial towns. -- Amazon reviewer


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Recovering Lost Treasure

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ISBN : 1683144031
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Free Recovering Lost Treasure PDF by Eric Odell-Hein Full Book and published by Redemption Press. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique exploration of cultural religious symbolism found in the Bible shows the pervasiveness and relationship of biblical and non-biblical symbols and myths, and reveals how Jesus is the perfect and ultimate fulfillment of mythical patterns, all backed by academic expertise and biblical orthodoxy.


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Yucatán Cookbook

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Pages : 233 pages
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Buried Treasures of Texas

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ISBN : 9780874831788
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Free Buried Treasures of Texas PDF by W. C. Jameson Full Book and published by august house. This book was released on 1991 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects legends of buried treasure in Texas, including the gold of Haystack Mountain, a missing Incan hoard, and the Deer Island shipwrecks


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ISBN : 9781931882729
Pages : 336 pages
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ISBN : 9781569750148
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Download Free The New Key to Cancún and the Yucatán PDF by Richard Harris Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1994-10 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 3 million travelers visit Cancun each year. Now, this guide presents complete information on the hotels, restaurants, and nightspots of Cancun, Cozumel, and the Caribbean coast's "Corredor Turisto". Also included is complete information on the region's wilderness, wildlife preserves, and more. All tourist facilities are given a "green rating" reflecting their commitment to the region's ecology.


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Download Free The Lost Treasure of the Concepcion PDF by John Grissim Full Book and published by William Morrow. This book was released on 1980 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An account of the 1641 sinking of the galleon Concepcion and Burt Webber's recovery of the Concepcion's treasure


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The Book of Buried Treasure

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Download Free The Book of Buried Treasure PDF by Ralph Delahaye Paine Full Book and published by 谷月社. This book was released on 2015-11-26 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CHAPTER I THE WORLD-WIDE HUNT FOR VANISHED RICHES CHAPTER II CAPTAIN KIDD IN FACT AND FICTION CHAPTER III CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TREASURE[1] The official inventory of the Kidd treasure found on Gardiner's Island. This is the only original and authenticated record of any treasure belonging to Captain Kidd. (From the British State Papers in the Public Record Office, London.) A memorandum of Captain Kidd's treasure left on Gardiner's Island. This is his own declaration, signed and sworn. Statement of Edward Davis, who sailed home with Kidd, concerning the landing of the treasure and goods. CHAPTER IV CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TRIAL, AND DEATH The French pass or safe conduct paper found by Kidd in the ship Quedah Merchant. This document, which was suppressed by the prosecution, is evidence that the prize was a lawful capture. Kidd vainly begged at his trial that this was another French pass be produced as evidence in his favor. CHAPTER V THE WONDROUS FORTUNE OF WILLIAM PHIPS Sir William Phips, first royal governor of Massachusetts. Map of Hispaniola (Hayti and San Domingo) engraved in 1723, showing the buccaneers at their trade of hunting wild cattle. The galleon due north of Port Plate on the north coast is almost exactly in the place where Phips found his treasure. Permit issued by Sir William Phips as royal governor in which he uses the title "Vice Admiral" which involved him in disastrous quarrels. The oldest existing print of Boston harbor as it appeared in the time of Sir William Phips, showing the kind of ships in which he sailed to find his treasure. CHAPTER VI THE BOLD SEA ROGUE, JOHN QUELCH An ancient map of Jamaica showing the haunts of the pirates and the track of the treasure galleons. The town and bay of Tobermory, Island of Mull. The treasure galleon is supposed to have gone down in the place indicated by the cross at the right hand side of the photograph. CHAPTER VII THE ARMADA GALLEON OF TOBERMORY BAY Defeat of the Spanish Armada. From the painting by P. de Loutherbourg. CHAPTER VIII THE LOST PLATE FLEET OF VIGO Sir George Rooke, commanding the British fleet at the battle of Vigo Bay. The Royal Sovereign, one of Admiral Sir George Rooke's line-of-battle ships, engaged at Vigo Bay. CHAPTER IX THE PIRATES' HOARD OF TRINIDAD Lima Cathedral CHAPTER X THE LURE OF COCOS ISLAND CHAPTER XI THE MYSTERY OF THE LUTINE FRIGATE CHAPTER XII THE TOILERS OF THE THETIS CHAPTER XIII THE QUEST OF EL DORADO Sir Walter Raleigh. CHAPTER XIV THE WIZARDRY OF THE DIVINING ROD Methods of manipulating the diving rod to find buried treasure. (From La Physique Occulte, first edition, 1596.) CHAPTER XV SUNDRY PIRATES AND THEIR BOOTY CHAPTER XVI PRACTICAL HINTS FOR TREASURE SEEKERS


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The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology

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ISBN : 1601636105
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Free The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology PDF by James O'Kon Full Book and published by Red Wheel/Weiser. This book was released on 2012-04-22 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The pioneering archaeo-engineer uncovers the advanced technologies of the Maya—from ancient highways to the concept of zero. The mysteries of the Maya have been a source of fascination since the ancient civilization was discovered in the 19th century. Far more advanced than any civilization in Europe, Maya developed an elegant mathematic system, an incredibly accurate astronomy, and one of the world’s first written languages. The lost principles of Maya technology allowed ancient engineers to construct grand cities that towered above the rainforest, water systems with underground reservoirs, miles of all-weather paved roads tracking through the jungle, and the longest bridge in the ancient world. Pioneering archeologist and engineer James O’Kon combined research, field exploration, forensic engineering, and 3-D virtual reconstruction to discover the secrets of Maya technology. Here, O’Kon recounts how Maya engineers developed structural mechanics for multi-story buildings that were not exceeded in height until the first “skyscraper” built in Chicago in 1885; invented the blast furnace 2,000 years before it was patented in England; and developed the vulcanization of rubber more than 2,600 years before Charles Goodyear.