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    World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080709/sc_afp/sciencearchaeologyentertainmentfilmskull

    There was a thread on here sometime ago about how some people predicted the world would end on December 21, 2012. Well, here's an interesting article on Yahoo today.

    How about this for the next instalment of the Indy franchise: "Indiana Jones and the Dodgy Antiques Dealer"?


    Less than three months after the Quai Branly Museum in Paris discovered that a crystal skull once proclaimed as a mystical Aztec masterpiece was a fake, it is now the turn of the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution to find they were victims of skull-duggery.

    Scientists from those two prestigious institutions on Wednesday said their crystal skulls were cut, honed and polished by tools of the industrial age, not by Mesoamerican craftsmen of yore.

    "The skulls under consideration are not pre-Columbian. They must surely be regarded as of relatively modern manufacture," they say.

    "Each skull was probably worked not more than a decade before it was first offered for sale."

    The skulls became star exhibits in all three museums long before the Indiana Jones movie, "The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," hit the movie screens this year.

    The superstitious deemed them part of a collection of 12 skulls, endowed with healing or mystical powers, that dated back to the ancient culture of Central America.

    Reuniting all 12 skulls, together with a putative 13th, would conjure up a massive power that would prevent the Earth from tipping over on December 21 2012, the "doomsday" in the Mayan calendar, according to one fable.
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    Re: World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    well now I can sleep at night knowing I won't nessecarily be dying in 4 years

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    Re: World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    well now I can sleep at night knowing I won't nessecarily be dying in 4 years
    You could still die tomorrow.

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    Re: World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    dammit...

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    Re: World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    The Mitchell-Hedges skull (in the British Museum of Mankind) is the most interesting of all the crystal skulls. The stories of it's past are pretty crazy (found by Mitchell-Hedges in Honduras), although, Mitchell was known for his outlandish tales... so people aren't sure if any of it is true.

    Although, they can't tell what carved this skull. The interesting point is, the carving of the skull itself goes against the grain of the quartz, which is practically impossible, even by today's standards.

    It's by far the most realistic looking skull of the bunch and it's the only one
    with a detachable jaw.



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    Re: World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    "C" wrote:
    The Mitchell-Hedges skull (in the British Museum of Mankind) is the most interesting of all the crystal skulls. The stories of it's past are pretty crazy (found by Mitchell-Hedges in Honduras), although, Mitchell was known for his outlandish tales... so people aren't sure if any of it is true.

    Although, they can't tell what carved this skull. The interesting point is, the carving of the skull itself goes against the grain of the quartz, which is practically impossible, even by today's standards.

    It's by far the most realistic looking skull of the bunch and it's the only one
    with a detachable jaw.



    That makes one hell of a cool paperweight

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    Re: World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    This is the most baffling of all the skulls... they called it "The King"

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    Re: World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    "C" wrote:
    This is the most baffling of all the skulls... they called it "The King"

    looks like Jim Carrey

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    Re: World WILL NOT end in 2012!

    You mean I can actually come out of the closet and live four more years because the Y2K virus didnt do anything????



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    "ChiTownVike" wrote:
    You mean I can actually come out of the closet and live four more years because the Y2K virus didnt do anything????
    ;D




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