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Legend Of The Aztec Crystal Skulls Debunked By Science
2013-03-08 09:29:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once upon a time, there were 13 crystal skulls. Well, no, actually there are dozens of them, in private collections and museums around the world. The largest and most well-known are housed in the British Museum in London, the Quai Branly Museum in Paris and the Smithsonian Institution in the US Capital. The skulls have been the subject of speculation and public interest for over 150 years, spawning legends, myths, movies (Indiana...

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2008-05-23 10:50:00

Public interest in the mysterious crystal skulls has been reawakened by the newest Indiana Jones film, but a new study claims that those found in the British Museum in London and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC are fake.Writing in the Journal of Archaeological Science, researchers found that the skulls were created with tools that weren't available to ancient Aztecs or Mayans.Margaret Sax, from the British Museum in London, and Professor Ian Freestone, from Cardiff University,...

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2008-05-13 09:00:00

There is a legend that the ancient Maya possessed 13 crystal skulls which, when united, hold the power of saving the Earth -- a tale so strange and fantastic that it inspired the latest Indiana Jones movie. Experts dismiss the hundreds of existing crystal skulls as fakes that were probably made by colorful antiquities traders in the 19th century. But Mayan priests worship the skulls, even today, and real- life skull hunters still search for them. The true story of the skulls stretches over...