Monthly Archives: September 2012

Paradise of the Guanches

There are “extremely interesting problems as to the remote past of the human race which a study of the manners and customs of the ancient inhabitants of these [Canary] islands affords,” wrote Captain J.W. Gambier of the British Royal Navy … Continue reading

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Doom of the Guanches

In 1891, in various newspapers, reports appeared about the Canary Islands and the Guanches. For example, the Bismarck Daily Tribune of December 26, 1891 reported on the Guanches, the “Old Inhabitants of the Canary Islands.” Elsewhere, the Davenport Tribune on … Continue reading

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The Riddle of the Guanches

On the Canary Islands the Spanish explorers found an autochthonous population, extremely ancient. A.J. Bajocco, Italian paleoethnologist, puzzled over these people. He is one of the sources used in Soviet scientist N. Zhirov’s book, Atlantis: Atlantology: Basic Problems. (University Press … Continue reading

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More On The Guanches

So tall were the Guanches, that the Spaniards speak of them as giants. These natives of the Canary Islands were blonde and blue-eyed, unusual for a location off the west coast of Africa. Tenerife is the largest and most populous … Continue reading

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Giants of the Canary Islands

The Guanches (‘guan’ = man, ‘che’ = white mountain) of the Canary Islands were a tall, blond blue-eyed race of humans, whose origins are still unknown. The Guanches have long intrigued the anthropologists, for blond natives are a rarity, especially … Continue reading

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Davenport Stele Is "Rosetta Stone"?

It was thought the Metcalf Stone might be a “Rosetta Stone” for carved inscriptions found in North and Central America. Just as the original Rosetta Stone had been the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs, some way to … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Metcalf Stone

Dr. Cyrus Herzl Gordon (1908-2001) gave credence to “the Metcalf stone.” But what is the Metcalf stone? In the 1960s, Manfred Metcalf was gathering stones for a barbecue. “On a five-pound, one-foot-square rock, he found an engraved sunburst and other … Continue reading

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