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June 1-11 2017. Hugh Newman and Andrew Collins embark on a tour of Armenia and Georgia (with add ons to Gobekli Tepe and eastern Turkey, May 29-June 1st), which will explore the prehistoric, ancient and most sacred places of these countries. In Armenia see the Dvin pyramid, Agarak carved caves, Portasar "Naval" Stone, Karahunj "Armenia's Stonehenge," Hartashen megalithic avenue, Metsamor observatory and various rock cut churches. In Georgia visit the Khervisi Fortress, megalithic ruins at Saro, Uplistsikhe cave town, Vardzia cave town, Narikala Fortress, and various other sites as well. Before June 1st - Eastern Turkey add on to Lake Van and the Urartian megalithic fortress of Cuvestepe. Click for full details and immediate registration using paypal or click the flyer.

May 19-22, 2017. Andrew will also be appearing at the Contact in the Desert event between May 19-22, 2017, Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree, CA. Other speakers include George Noory, the presenter of the Coast-to-Coast AM radio show.

Oct 5-8, 2017. Edgar Cayce's ARE Ancient Mysteries Conference, Virginia Beach, VA. Andrew will be appearing alongside Erich von Däniken, Dr. Maureen Clemmons, Laird Scranton, Jim Vieira, John Van Auken, and more. For more information and registration click here.

Nov 4-5, 2017. Origins 2017 - The Origins of Civilization Conference in London with Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Gary Osborn, Jim Vieira, Hugh Newman, Andrew Collins and more. Plus Sunday guided tour around the British Museum with Andrew Collins. For more details and immediate registration click here.

Mar 5-18, 2018. Join Andrew Collins, Brien Foerster, Hugh Newman, Patricia Awyan and the Khemit School in Egypt for this major tour. Click for more details.


May 2017


Göbekli Tepe's Pillar 43. Does it show a comet impact or the journey of the soul?



Andrew Collins and Rodney Hale

No feature at Göbekli Tepe has aroused more interest than Enclosure D's Pillar 43, popularly known as the "Vulture Stone." Just recently it has become the focus of worldwide attention with claims in a peer-reviewed paper that its relief imagery is a detailed snapshot of the night sky on the day in 10,950 BCE when the earth was devastated by a comet impact. Although finding favour among science journalists, these ideas have received a cold reception from the archaeological team responsible for excavations at the site. So what is really being conveyed by the pillar's compelling imagery, created as much as 11,500 years ago? Does it really show the moment of a comet impact, or could there be a far more realistic solution to this baffling mystery?

Ancient mysteries writer Andrew Collins and chartered engineer Rodney Hale take a fresh look at this subject, realising the key to understanding Pillar 43's astronomical nature is the ball over the left wing of the principal vulture among the carved relief. Almost certainly it represents the northern celestial pole, long seen in shamanic tradition as the "hole in the sky" through which human souls could access the Upper World. With this knowledge, it becomes clear that the pillar's carved relief is a multi-layered signboard created to aid the soul's journey from its physical environment to the land of the dead.

Have Andrew Collins and Rodney Hale finally found the key to unravelling this enigma?

Read this stunning new article and decide for yourself




Michael Cremo, author of Forbidden Archaeology.

The Hidden History of the Human Race

* Special Guest From the USA *
Michael Cremo - The Hidden History of the Human Race

Exactly how old is humanity? What does archaeology tell us? How can it be so wrong? Michael Cremo - the co-author author of the seminal work Forbidden Archaeology and The Hidden History of the Human Race - is one of the foremost experts on the origins of humanity within the archaeological record. He ably demonstrates that history is considerably older than we are being told. Moreover, there has been a conspiracy to cover up facts for over 200 years.

Out of place artefacts and considerable amounts of advanced stone implements have been found in deep geological layers across the world telling us that intelligent umans existed as much as ten million years ago, and arguably even earlier still. Moreover, that Vedic and Puranic texts from the ancient East back up these claims, explaining exactly what level of advancement our most distant ancestors achieved. Michael will present the very latest evidence to show that there have been many cycles of humanity, and that on occasions out ancestors have achieved incredibly high levels of both human behaviour and even civilization.

Michael Cremo (born 1948) is on the cutting edge of science and culture issues. In the course of a few months time he might be found lecturing at a scientific conference, appearing on a national television show, touring sacred sites in India, or speaking to an alternative science gathering. As he crosses disciplinary and cultural boundaries, he presents to his various audiences a compelling case for negotiating a new consensus on the nature of reality.

He is a member of the History of Science Society, the World Archeological Congress, the Philosophy of Science Association, the European Association of Archaeologists and an associate member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, specializing in history and philosophy of science.

Besides Forbidden Archeology, he has co-authored The Hidden History of the Human Race with Richard L. Thompson. Other books include Divine Nature: A Spiritual Perspective on the Environmental Crisis (co-authored with Mukunda Gosvami), and Forbidden Archeology's Impact: How A Controversial New Book Shocked the Scientific Community and Became an Underground Classic, Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory, and The Forbidden Archeologist: The Atlantis Rising Magazine Columns of Michael A. Cremo.

Michael's website is







Join Andrew Collins, Brien Foerster, Hugh Newman, Patricia Awyan and the Khemit School in Egypt for this major tour between March 5th and March 18th, 2018.

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Göbekli Tepe's Pillar 43, a.k.a. The Vulture Stone (pic credit: Andrew Collins).




By Andrew Collins


A new theory claims that Göbekli Tepe's Vulture Stone (Pillar 43) is a snapshot of the sky in 10,950 BC showing the date and time of a comet impact. It interprets the stone's prominent carving of a vulture as the constellation Sagittarius, something championed by Graham Hancock in Magicians of the Gods. As this article is written by academics and published in a scholarly journal its sensationalist and somewhat far-fetched claims have been picked up on by the international media, and even The New Scientist" magazine. Yet are they correct? Is it even right to interpret the imagery in this way? In this new article Andrew Collins puts into perspective what we know about the carved imagery of Göbekli Tepe's Pillar 43, showing that it more likely relates to early Neolithic beliefs and practices concerning the soul's journey from the earthly plane to the sky-world - a view held also by leading archaeologists working at the site.



O R I G I N S s2 0 1 7
(Origins of Civilization)

Join Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Gary Osborn, Jim Vieira, Hugh Newman, Andrew Collins and more for the UK's most important weekend in the ancient mysteries calendar. Listen to lectures, news and revelations, and share views and ideas with others on the great quest of discovery

The Saturday Conference will end with a focused meditation on Göbekli Tepe, the Giza Pyramids and the Origins of Civilization. Make the link between all three places in this guided vision quest with Andrew Collins

Plus Sunday Visit to British Museum

Join Andrew Collins on the Sunday for a unique visit to the British Museum to explore some of the most famous exhibits including the Rosetta Stone, Assyrian hall, Egyptian hall, Sumerian hall, Mexican room, and more ...

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COMING SOON from Andrew Collins ...

T H E uC Y G N U Su K E Y

The cover of Andrew Collins's new book The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt.
Cover artwork by Russell Hossain

With the extraordinary evidence emerging right now to suggest that a newly-discovered archaic human population known as the Denisovans might have attained advanced levels of behaviour beyond that even of our own ancestors Andrew Collins finds out what we know about the achievements, distribution and the impact of their legacy on our own civilization

In the 2000s human fossil remains were unearthed in the Denisova Cave within the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia. DNA testing showed that the bones - two molars and a pinky bone - belonged to a previously unknown human population today known as the Denisovans. They are now thought to have inhabited Eastern Eurasia from around 400,000 years down to around 40,000 years ago (and arguably much later stil). During their final years the Denisovans achieved an advanced level of human behaviour, including the creation of sophisticated symbolic or non-functional objects including an arm bracelet in bottle-green chloritolite with a bored hole that can only have been made using a high-speed drill; a bone needle with an eye for thread, suggesting the manufacture of tailored clothing, as well as finely finished, pierced ostrich eggshell beads no more than a centimetre in diameter. In addition to this, fragments of horse bones found inside the Denisova Cave have suggested that Denisovans domesticated, herded and maybe even rode horses long before it was thought humanly possible. So who exactly were the Denisovans? What do we really know about them, and how are they linked to Neanderthals and our own ancestors?

In advance of the publication of his new book The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt, Andrew Collins in a brand new presentation for Origins 2017, reveals how the Denisovans might well have been the first human population to engineer landscapes, make dams and waterways, create stone monuments, fashion musical instruments, understand the importance of sound acoustics, and create a polarcentric cosmology based around the stars of the northern night sky. More importantly, he will demonstrate that it was their extraordinary knowledge that would eventually inspire the creation of Göbekli Tepe in southeast Turkey, Gunung Padang in Java and the Giza Pyramids of Egypt.

The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt is published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.

Flyer for Origins 2017

The Andrew Collins Newsletter - April 2017

In this newsletter: Details of the Origins 2017 Conference released with presentations from Chandra Wickramasinghe,
Gary Osborn, Jim Vieira, Hugh Newman, Andrew Collins and more - News of Andrew's new book including its stunning cover artwork - Denisovans as the Source of a Lost Civilization - Swiderian Point found at Orkney's Ring of Brodgar complex; New Articles on Gobekli Tepe featuring the inscribed bone plaque, a new porthole stone northwest of Enclosure B, and anti Garden of Eden diatribe; News on the fabulous Contact in the Desert conference in May where the speakers will include legendary UFO writer Jacques Vallee.




An in-depth investigation of the mounting evidence that Atlantis was located in the Bahamas and Caribbean, near Cuba in particular

• Explains how Atlantis was destroyed by a comet, the same comet that formed the mysterious Carolina Bays

• Reveals evidence of complex urban ruins off the coasts of Cuba and the Bahamas

• Shows how pre-Columbian mariners visited the Caribbean and brought back stories of Atlantis’s destruction

• Compares Plato’s account with ancient legends from the indigenous people of North and South America, such as the Maya, the Quiché, and the Yuchi of Oklahoma


(Published by Inner Traditions, September 29, 2016)


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Reconstruction of KIC8462852 showing what an alien megastructure
might look like (pic credit: Andrew Collins).


Full Report by Andrew Collins

In mid October 2015 scientists announced that "alien megastructures" might have been detected orbiting a distant star in the Cygnus constellation. Although this announcement, coming from leading researchers in the field of space science, might yet prove to have been premature, the long term effects of this statement could have profound implications for humanity's attitude towards intelligent life existing in the universe. Beyond this is the tantalising possibility that what has been found some 1,480 light years from earth really does constitute the first hard evidence for the existence of sophisticated alien technology. Under this presumption, might we ask what an alien megastructure actually looks like? What its function might be, and what kind of life form could have been responsible for its creation? All these questions will be answered, but first some background to the discovery.

Click here to read further updates on KIC 8462852 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins inside the lost caves of Giza in April 2008 (pic credit: Andrew Collins).

E A R T H Q U E S T tN E W S

Andrew Collins Newsletter - December, 2016

In this newsletter: New paper shows that aliens might be harvesting the star KIC 8462852 in a process known as star lifting. Rodney Hale and the author work on modelling the star's light curves. News on new book and tours for new year. The death of Dutch geologist and mineralogist Han Kloosterman, discoverer of the Usselo Horizon. Megalithic Oddyssey symposium 2017.

Tour Expedition to Armenia and Georgia

June 1st to June 11th 2017 Hugh Newman and Andrew Collins will be embarking on a tour of Armenia and Georgia (with add ons to Gobekli Tepe and eastern Turkey, May 29-June 1st), which will explore the prehistoric, ancient and most sacred places of these countries.

Among the sites to be visited in Armenia are the Dvin pyramid, Agarak carved caves, Portasar "Naval" Stone, Karahunj "Armenia's Stonehenge," Hartashen megalithic avenue, Metsamor observatory and various rock cut churches. In Georgia we visit the Khervisi Fortress, megalithic ruins at Saro, Uplistsikhe cave town, Vardzia cave town, Narikala Fortress, and various other sites as well.

Karahunj in Armenia. Its stones are laid out to resemble the star pattern made by the Cygnus constellation (pic credit: Wiki Commons Agreement, 2016).

Before the main tour starts on June 1st there is the opportunity to visit Eastern Turkey, and see various key sites in this part of the country including Lake Van and the Urartian megalithic fortress of Cuvestepe. Even before this on May 27th-29th there is a second add-on, which will give people the opportunity to see Gobekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe, and the various sites of Sanliurfa. They include the Pools of Abraham and the archaeological museum with its fabulous reconstruction of one of the main enclosures at Gobekli Tepe, as well as the cult building of Nevali Cori, and its collection of many thousands of objects dating from the Palaeolithic age through to the Islamic age.

Please note that the two add ons to Turkey are optional and not part of the main tour, which does NOT enter Turkey at any point.

The tour includes quality hotels, most meals, entrance to sites, local flights, ground transport, English speaking guides (but does not include international flights, trip insurance, drinks and tips).

Click for full details and immediate registration using paypal or click the flyer.

Denisovan and Neanderthal Legacy – Complete DVD video from Andrew Collins and new books on the subject

Graham Hancock's new book will be on the Denisovans and their impact on the lost civilization and the giants of North America. Andrew Collins proposed in 2014 that the North American giants were hybrid descendants of the Denisovans and Neanderthals in his contribution to Greg Little's book Path of Souls,the first publication to make this link. Andrew's contribution to this discovery is acknowledged also in Jim Vieira and Hugh Newman's excellent book Giants on Record, published in 2015. The evidence of the influence of the Denisovans and Neanderthals on North America's mound building cultures is undeniable, and this is something that Graham Hancock has now recognised.

Andrew's full length lecture on the Denisovans and Neanderthals and their impact on the foundation of human civilization given at the Origins 2014 Conference in London has now been uploaded, and is available to watch at your leisure, for free!

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It provides a perfect taster of Andrew's forthcoming book Lost World of the Human Hybrids, published by Inner Traditions.

Here is the blurb to Lost World of the Human Hybrids: Watchers, Giants and the True Founders of Civilization - a DVD presentation from ANDREW COLLINS

"Andrew Collins, co-organiser of the Origins Conference and author of Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods, demonstrates how the Watchers and Nephilim of the book of Enoch, and the Anunnaki of Mesopotamian mythology, are the memory of Neanderthal-human hybrids called Swiderians who entered eastern Anatolia from the north at the time of the Younger Dryas mini ice age, ca. 10,900-9600 BC. Andrew reveals the much wider impact these Neanderthal-human hybrids had on the rise of civilization. He examines also our ancestors relationship to the newly discovered hominin species called the Denisovans, showing that the giant skeletons found at numerous mound sites in the United States are the result of hybridization between Denisovans and Homo sapiens. He looks also at the Denisovans presence in southeast Asia, showing how in Java the Denisovans are perhaps remembered as the Raksasas, a giant race said to have been the earliest inhabitants of the island. Did they also leave behind as a legacy the breathtaking megalithic complex of Gunung Padang in West Java, which new geological surveys suggest could be as much as 24,000 years old?"

If you want to purchase the DVD of the lecture it is available at the following link:


Andrew Collins Newsletter - October 10, 2016

In this newsletter: Denisovan and Neanderthal Legacy - new books, video and Graham Hancock joins the race - Greg Little's latest article on the archaeoastronomy of Native American mound sites - Graham Phillips' releases video on the search for the tomb of King Arthur - complete timetable and schedule for Origins 2016 outlined in full



Andrew Collins at St Helen's Well, Thetford, in September 2016, gaining inspiration for his new book (pic credit: Maria Smith).

Andrew Collins Newsletter - October 2016

In this issue: Origins 2016 Update and Registration. Stunning tour planned to Armenia and Georgia in June 2017. Atlantis in the Caribbean - new book published and update. Mesolithic shaman's sanctuary discovered in Poland: links to Ursa Major, Swiderians and Gobekli Tepe



Andrew Collins Newsletter - September 2016 - Deep Space Special!

In this issue: Origins 2016 Update and Tickets. Tour to Cambodia and Java in March 2017. Earth's Cousin Discovered. Strange radio signal detected coming from deep space by Russian team. Latest on KIC 8462852 - a dead star walking? Neutron star Cygnus X-3 bursts back into life. News books from Richard Ward and Paul Weston


Jesus - Son of the Panther
and the Cult of Bacchus-Dionysus

by Andrew Collins

As early as the second century AD Jesus was said to have been the offspring of Mary and a "soldier named Panthera," a claim made by Jews and repeated by Origen, the Alexandrian scholar and Christian theologian (d. 254 CE). Then in the fourth century Epiphanius of Salamis (d. 403 CE) in his Panarion, a treatise against Christian heresies, recorded that Joseph, the husband of Mary and father of Jesus, and his brother Cleopas were sons of "Jacob surnamed panther." Jewish Talmadic texts of the fourth and fifth centuries also speak of "Jeschu," that is Jesus, being the son of "Pandira" or "Pandeira," in other words the panther. Similar themes appear in the Jewish anti-Gospel known as the Toledoth Jeschu, which dates to the twelfth century CE. Here Jesus is the son of Mary and "Joseph Pandira."

Click here to find out why the Jews called Jesus "son of the panther," and how this relates to the destination of the soul in the cults of Bacchus-Dionysus and Orpheus-Bacchus.


Andrew Collins and dog in Gobekli Tepe's Enclosure E, also known as the Rock Temple in 2015 (pic credit: Andrew Collins/Rodney Hale).


Andrew Collins Newsletter - July 2016

In this issue: Origins 2016 - Egypt, Cambodia & Java Tours - New Radiocarbon dates for Göbekli Tepe released confirming astronomical alignments - Jesus as the Son of the Panther and the Cult of Bacchus-Dionysus - Greg Little's New Mound Encyclopedia and the Latest on the Native American Death Journey

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EARTHQUEST NEWS - Andrew Collins Newsletter - June 2016

Andrew and geologist Danny Hilman at Gunung Padang, Java (pic: Hugh Newman).

Read about the latest news on weird star KIC 8462852: Brian Schaefer refutes claims his discovery of star's light curve dimming taking place across a period of 105 years is just the use of different telescope lenses. See Tabetha Boyajian's TED lecture on KIC 8462852. Learn about the 175,000-year-old Neanderthal sanctuary found in SW France. Also archaeologists reveal that First Americans reached North America 50,000 years ago according to new evidence from Topper site, South Carolina. Read about upcoming events - News of incredible new tour with Hugh Newman and Megalithomania to Cambodia and Java in March 2017 - More tours to Egypt and Gobekli Tepe. Plus all the details of upcoming conferences

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A Study of the Simple Geometrical Relationship of the Main Monuments of Giza and a Possible Connection to Stars

by Rodney Hale and Andrew Collins

Read this new article by chartered engineer Rodney Hale and Andrew Collins that demonstrates the simple underlying geometry of the Giza pyramid field and its possible relationship to star alignments. It is published this month in the academic journal "Archaeological Discovery." The paper demonstrates a new approach to understanding the layout of the Giza pyramid field illustrating how during the epoch of their construction, ca. 2550-2500 BCE, the Giza Pyramids reflected the positioning of key stars of the Cygnus constellation. The authors deal comprehensively with the controversial views regarding the Orion Correlation Theory expressed in a paper written by Italian mathematicians Vincenzo Orofino and Paolo Bernardini of the University of Salento and published in the same journal. The article also provides compelling evidence that the proto-Sphinx, or Sphinx knoll, may have played a key role at Giza before the creation of its famous pyramid field. The paper is available now to download for free (and without having to register). So if you like it, and feel it is of value to the field of speculative Egyptology, we ask you to share it wherever possible.

Here is the link to view and/or download the article:

First pictorial representation of Göbekli Tepe
T-pillars found on tiny bone plaque

The bone plaqe plaque found at Göbekli Tepe

Full article by Andrew Collins

A tiny bone plaque found at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe in southeast Turkey, and currently on display in nearby Sanliurfa Museum, shows the first recorded depiction of the site's familiar T-shaped pillars. In addition to this, the etching on its surface might well be the earliest known use of a 3D perspective in prehistoric art. The plaque's finely carved imagery also reignites the debate over the axial orientation of the site's main enclosures and any potential astronomical targets during the epoch of their construction.

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Watch this video of the discovery of the Gobekli Tepe bone plaque put together by Hugh Newman and featuring Andrew Collins

Watch this video put together by Andrew Collins showing the peck marks on the Gobekli Tepe bone plaque, and how they correspond with the three Cygnus wing stars


By Andrew Collins

Graham Hancock at Göbekli Tepe in 2013 (pic credit: Andrew Collins), and the cover of the UK edition of
Magicians of the Gods.

Graham Hancock's new book Magicians of the Gods is a well-constructed, innovative work, reviewed elsewhere by Andrew Collins. It reignites interest in the ancient mysteries subject for a new generation, and will be a great success worldwide. However, certain issues relating to Graham's vision of Göbekli Tepe, the 11,500-year-old temple complex in southeast Turkey, are addressed by Andrew in this new article. They include Graham's opinions on the site's proposed astronomical alignments, along with his interpretation of the carved imagery on Enclosure D's Pillar 43, otherwise known as the Vulture Stone, both of which have profound bearings on the site's original function and purpose.

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Stone carving found at Göbekli Tepe. Does it show a penguin or a great auk? (Pic credit: Andrew Collins)


With the opening of Sanliurfa's new archaeological museum full attention has been given to its incredible reconstruction of Göbekli Tepe's Enclosure D, complete with its twin monoliths standing an almighty 5.5 metres (18 feet) high, and its stone-by-stone reconstruction of Nevali Çori's cult building. Yet lurking in the back of one of its display areas is a stone carving from Göbekli Tepe that almost certainly shows either a penguin or the great auk. But which is it? Learning the answer could throw greater light on the geographical origins of the Göbekli builders as Andrew Collins reports.

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Watch this YouTube video with Andrew Collins at Karahan Tepe, Sanliurfa's fabulous new archaeological museum, and also at Göbekli Tepe. See the Hidden Knowledge Tours group examining stone alignments at Karahan Tepe. See also exhibits and attractions inside Sanliurfa's new museum, as well as a brief clip of Harran's astronomical tower. And if you want to experience Southeast Turkey yourself, there are still places available on the Hidden Knowledge Tours' 5 night/6 day mini break to all these places starting on September 7th.

Click here for further details and immediate registration.


Andrew examines a buried T-shaped stone at Karahan Tepe.




A Report by Andrew Collins

"I have just returned from southeast Turkey having visited Göbekli Tepe as part of a tour organised by myself and Hugh Newman of Megalithomania. This incredible proto-Neolithic stone temple complex, arguably the oldest of its type in the world, continues to undergo its transformation into an open-air museum. A new visitors' centre is in the process of opening around one kilometre (just over half a mile) from the site, and from this to the main archaeological area a causeway has been built to ferry visitors, presumably in golf carts, to their destination, just like at Stonehenge in England."


Watch this new video on Göbekli Tepe now with Graham Hancock, Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman recorded on a previous tour to the site in 2013


Were the American giants Denisovan human hybrids?

Denisovans and the
American Giant Mystery

Denisovan-human hybrid based on all available evidence as envisaged by artist Russell Hossain. Strict copyright Russell Hossain.

In Greg Little's Path of Souls Andrew Collins proposed that the American giant skeletons found in Native American mounds were very likely Denisovan human hybrids. Now the theory gains support

In the ground-breaking book Path of Souls by Dr Greg Little, published in June 2014, Andrew Collins contributed a section proposing that the giant skeletons reportedly found across the United States over the past 200 years are the remains of human hybrids of extreme height. They are, he proposes, an admixture of two types of ancient hominins - most likely Homo sapiens and Denisovans, a new type of hominin identified for the first time from DNA evidence derived from human fossil remains over 40,000 years old found at the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of northern Siberia.

These findings were also the subject of a full-length lecture presented by Andrew at the Origins 2014 Conference in London in November 2014. This will be made available soon as a DVD. Here Andrew takes the matter on to the next level, proposing that the Denisovan human hybrids first entered the Americas as much as 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, and survived through until the Adena period of American history around 1000 BC as elite groups controlling cosmic geography regarding the journey of the soul into the afterlife. The bones of the giants have been found in hundreds of Native American burial mounds, and almost always they date to the Adena period, ca. 1000-300 BC.

These brand new theories revolutionize our views on the reality of the American giant skeletons, allowing them to take their place in science today. These same ideas were featured recently in a American TV show on the mystery of the American giant skeletons seen on the History Channel. They feature also in a new article by Norwegian researcher Terje Dahl, published in January 2015, and elsewhere on other websites. The subject is now going global, and will shortly become one of the most debated topics in the ancient mysteries subject, with everyone asking the question:

Were the American giants Denisovan human hybrids?

So for those interested in this fascinating topic here is the original theory as proposed by Andrew last year in Path of Souls.


Click now to read:
Andrew Collins's ground-breaking essay

(Originally published in Path of Souls by Dr Greg Little,
Archetype Books, Memphis, TN, June 2014)




See below for a great video showing Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman at the ARE HQ in Virginia Beach discussing Tiwanaku and the work there during the 1920s and 1930s by archaeologist Arthur Poznansky. Join us both there with Brien Foerster in June - see above for details


Watch a great video interview Andrew did with "Reflections: The Wisdom of Edgar Cayce." He talks about Göbekli Tepe, the Watchers, Anunnaki, Garden of Eden, the story of Adam and Eve, Swiderians, Neanderthals, humn hybrids, comet impacts, catastrophobia, cosmic wombs, Cygnus, the sky world, supernatural tricksters and new book Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods


Sunset at Giza (pic credit: Andrew Collins)


In this new full-length article Andrew Collins writes about the importance of the Orion constellation in the ancient mindset, exploring its role in the Orion Correlation Theory, the re-dating of the Sphinx and fixing the date of zep tepi, the age of the gods in ancient Egypt. He also looks at whether the Giza Pyramids were positioned to reflect the astronomical positions of the belt stars of Orion or the wing stars of Cygnus, raising the question of whether you are an Orionite or a Cygnet.



Corrected perspective of Gunung Padang's Terrace 1 to creative an
overhead projection (pic credit: Rodney Hale)

Andrew Collins reports on the site of Gunung Padang in Indonesia's West Java province, reviewing recent proposals concerning its greater antiquity, and exploring the megalithic complex's orientation, alignment and suspected original function

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by Andrew Collins

Karahan Tepe might be described as a sister site to the more widely known Pre-Pottery Neolithic sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe. Both are situated in mountainous terrain in southeast Anatolia (the modern-day republic of Turkey), just a short distance from the ancient cities of Sanliurfa and Harran. Both feature settings of T-shaped stone pillars, which are anthropomorphic in nature and bear carvings either in high relief or 3D. Both were built and then abandoned during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period. Yet whereas Göbekli Tepe has received widespread attention, being excavated since 1995 under the auspice of the German Archaeological Institute in partnership with the Sanliurfa Archaeological Museum, Karahan Tepe remains relatively obscure.

Andrew Collins, who first visited Karahan Tepe in 2004, brings you a comprehensive report on the site. He demonstrates that Karahan Tepe was most likely a regional centre for the veneration of natural forces, perhaps associated with the symbol of the snake. On site investigations indicate the rocky outcrop could have acted as a backsight for observations of the bright star Deneb (a Cyg) in the Cygnus constellation and the Milky Way's Great Rift, which in the proposed epoch of construction, ca. 8500-8000 BC, would have set into a prominent flat-topped hill located 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) north-northwest of Karahan Tepe. Also discussed is Karahan's true name, Keçili, as well as the sanctuary's possible relationship to Göbekli Tepe, 23 miles (37 kilometres) away, and the suspected changes in cosmologically beliefs and practices that accompanied the Neolithic revolution in southwest Asia, ca. 9000 BC.

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KLAUS SCHMIDT (1953-2014)

Prof Klaus Schmidt at Göbekli Tepe in September 2012

Professor Klaus Schmidt (1953-2014), the German archaeologist who masterminded the resurrection of Göbekli Tepe, died suddenly on July 20 of a heart attack. This tragedy has come as a complete shock to the ancient mysteries and archaeological communities, and our condolences go out to his family and friends. Without him, and his rediscovery of the site in 1994, the world might never been able to gaze upon the wonders that are
Göbekli Tepe. Indeed, he himself said back then that if he did not turn around and walk away now, then he would be here for the rest of his life. Tragically, this turned out to be exactly the case. He continued uncovering its mysteries right till the end.

In honour of his memory, Andrew is giving away an audio interview he did with Klaus Schmidt on September 16, 2012. Download it now as an MP3 file by clicking the link below:

The interview took place at Göbekli Tepe as the two men, who both shared an absolute passion for the site, stood on the wooden walkway between Enclosures C and D, when also the photo included here was taken.

Hear Klaus talk about:

- the age of different enclosures, and his predictions for future discoveries
- his views on the site having astronomical alignments
- his identification of the different animals on the stones
- why the fox was important at Göbekli Tepe
- the site's relationship to the Upper Paleolithic
- his thoughts on first discovering Göbekli Tepe in 1994
- his opinions on Göbekli having some connection with the Younger Dryas cosmic event of 10,900 BC
- his thoughts on the ultimate reason for the construction of Göbekli Tepe
- what he REALLY said regarding Göbekli Tepe's connection with the Garden of Eden
- and how and why the various enclosures were covered prior to the site's abandonment in around 8000 BC

Göbekli Tepe and the
Rising of Sirius

Engineer Rodney Hale and Andrew Collins publish their new paper on Giulio Magli's theory that the sanctuaries at Gobekli Tepe were built to target the rising of Sirius. It shows that this theory is seriously flawed. Check it out now

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Gobekli Tepe's Enclosure D (Pic credit: German Archaeological Institute (DAI).


Gobekli Tepe and the Watchers of Eden

Find out the relationship between Gobekli Tepe and the biblical stories of the Garden of Eden, and the Watchers of the book of Enoch. Click below to see a full length lecture from Andrew Collins given in London on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Filming courtesy of Morris.


And watch an interview afterwards with Andrew discussing these same subjects with the audience.



Gobekli Tepe: Gateway to the Stars

Gobekli Tepe is the oldest complex of stone circles and sanctuaries anywhere in the world. At 11,500 years old it was built in southeast Turkey at the end of the last Ice Age apparently by simple hunter-gatherers. Yet some of its megalithic structures contain carved monoliths as much as 15 tonnes a piece, with a height of 5.5 metres. Who really built these monuments, and why?

I show that Gobekli Tepe was constructed to target the stars, and demonstrate conclusively that it was directed towards the Cygnus constellation and the Milky Way’s Dark Rift. Yet as an astral gateway it was not just used by the souls of the dead to reach the afterlife, or unborn souls to reach incarnation, but also by the souls of shamans journeying between this world and the next. Recorded by Morris at the Sacred Space group meeting in London on October 10, 2013.

Morris interviewed me after as I sat outside a pub in Baker Street, a stone's throw from Sherlock Holmes gaff at 221b. Here is the link to that.

Watch out for the lunar crescent suddenly appearing on my forehead at 2:05. s, Garden of Eden, etc.

Video of the Megalithomania Gobekli Tour on YouTube Now

Watch this brief video put together by Hugh Newman of our visit to Gobekli Tepe on September 16, 2013. Graham Hancock chats about the site as a game-changer, in that it urges us to question the age of almost all megalithic monuments worldwide. You also see me leading the tour group, and Hugh recording his first impressions as he first approaches the site.

Göbekli Tepe and the Worship of the Stars:

A Question of Orientation

Göbekli Tepe's Enclosure C (Pic credit: Andrew Collins, 2013)

A Mandaean ceremony that took place on the banks of the Euphrates river in the late nineteenth century provides compelling evidence that the early Neolithic cult sanctuaries of Göbekli Tepe were orientated towards the north, and not towards the south, the direction of the dog-star Sirius

A Report by Andrew Collins

Italian archaeoastronomer Giulio Magli
proposes that key sanctuaries at Göbekli Tepe are aligned to the rising of Sirius, c. 9100-8250 BC (Magli, 2013). His theories have received support from New Scientist magazine, which published a feature on the subject under the headline "world's oldest temple built to worship the Dog Star".

Yet as pointed out by chartered engineer Rodney Hale and the author in a detailed response to Magli's proposal (Collins & Hale, 2013), there are severe problems in accepting Sirius's role at Göbekli Tepe, due to its feeble motion and poor visibility at the time. Indeed, for hundreds of years after its reappearance on the southern horizon in c. 9500 BC (having been invisible from the latitude of Göbekli Tepe for as much as 5,500 years), it would barely have lifted off the horizon, making it unlikely that in order to venerate this long lost star the Proto-Neolithic hunter-gatherers of southeast Anatolia (Asiatic Turkey) abandoned their cherished lifestyle to create the first monumental architecture in human history.

Beyond these problems is the fact that there is overwhelming evidence that the peoples of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic age in southeast Anatolia oriented their buildings not towards the south, the direction of Sirius, but to the north, the direction of the celestial pole and the circumpolar stars (Collins, 2006, 2013, 2014; Collins & Hale, 2013). This realization brings the orientation of these buildings in line with the direction of prayer of religious sects that once thrived in the same region, and may well owe at least some of their beliefs and practices to the Neolithic age.

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Göbekli Tepe and the
Rebirth of Sirius

Pic credit: Rodney Hale/Andrew Collins.

An examination of the night sky during the epoch of Göbekli Tepe's construction shows that the star Sirius was completely unsuitable for star alignments at this time.

Andrew Collins and Rodney Hale

Göbekli Tepe is the site of a series of stone enclosures built during the tenth and ninth millennia BC on an isolated mountaintop in southeast Anatolia (Turkish Asia Minor). Speculation has mounted regarding their orientation towards stellar objects, with Orion and Cygnus having already been proposed. Sirius is the latest star to be put forward as the primary focus of key monuments at the site. Yet as the authors Andrew Collins and Rodney Hale realise such a conclusion is thwart with problems, not only in connection with the faint appearance and feeble movement of the star during the epoch in question, c. 9500-9000 BC, but also with respect to the orientation and layout of the enclosures themselves. Instead of being orientated to the south, the direction of Sirius, the enclosures are more likely directed to the north, the direction of liminal activities since the Upper Paleolithic age. In this respect, a more suitable stellar candidate for the orientation of the enclosures is Deneb, the brightest star in Cygnus, which marks the opening of the Milky Way's Dark Rift, seen universally in the past as an entrance to the sky-world.

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Report by Andrew Collins

On a hilly ridge called Göbekli Tepe in the Taurus Mountains of southeast Turkey, near the ancient city of Sanliurfa, archaeologists have uncovered the oldest stone temple complex in the world. Constructed most probably during the second half of the tenth millennium BC, as much as 7,000 years before Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, the site consists of a series of rings of enormous T-shaped pillars, many bearing carved reliefs of Ice Age animals.

But what exactly were these stone enclosures used for, and are they aligned to the stars? Already there have been claims they are aligned to Taurus, the Pleiades and Orion. Now ancient mysteries writer Andrew Collins brings you all the answers you need. Having first become interested in Göbekli Tepe back in 2000, he visited there in 2004, and returned there in 2012 in order to fully establish the facts before preparing this crucial new article. Read it now by clicking here.



Andrew Collins at Göbekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe, Cayonu, Harran and Sanliurfa in 2004 - A Classic Journey that began the Cygnus Mystery

Read Andrew's record of his journey through southeast Turkey in 2004, visiting Göbekli Tepe years before it because popular, and many other key sites in the region. It was the journey that inspired the writing of The Cygnus Mystery.

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What Brown's Ruins in the Bahamas might once have looked like

Has an Atlantean Temple been Discovered in the Bahamas? Andrew Collins Reports

A new underwater archaeological site in the
Bahamas opens up the mystery once again






Andrew Collins, author The Cygnus Mystery and Beneath the Pyramids, Presents Fresh Evidence that the Cygnus Star System is Behind a Grand Design or Cosmic Blueprint at Giza

New calculations show that the three "wing" stars of the Cygnus constellation correlate near perfectly with the positions of the Pyramids of Giza. Adding to the mystery is the discovery that the same three stars were seen to set down into their corresponding pyramids at the time of their construction, c. 2600-2500 BC. These findings, established by technical engineer Rodney Hale, make it almost certain that the Giza pyramid field was created to conform to a grand design, a structural blueprint, involving the stars of Cygnus in their capacity as representations of the celestial womb of ancient Egypt's sky-goddess Nuit, for it was here that the deceased pharaoh, in his role as her son Osiris, god of the underworld, achieved rebirth and became at one with the stars.

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Andrew Collins, author The Cygnus Mystery and Beneath the Pyramids, Presents New Evidence that the Cygnus Star System is Behind a Grand Design or Cosmic Blueprint at Giza

In Part One of this article we showed that new calculations reveal how the three "wing" stars of the Cygnus constellation correlate near perfectly with the positions of the Pyramids of Giza, both in a vertical and horizontal plane. This raises the question of whether the Giza pyramid field was created to conform to a grand design, a structral blueprint, involving the stars of Cygnus in their capacity as representations of the celestial womb of ancient Egypt's sky-goddess Nuit. Here the soul of the deceased, as the sun-god, was seen to achieve rebirth.

In Part Two the author, with the help of chartered engineer Rodney Hale, focuses in on the core site behind the Cygnus alignments - a potential kom, or occupational mound just under 3 km southeast of the Giza pyramid field which might link to the concept of a primeval mound of First Creation (zep tepi).

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South Africa's Enigmatic
Stone Ruins Explored

Adam's Calendar, near Mpumalanga in South Africa

It is one of the hottest subjects in the ancient mysteries subject today. What is Adam's Calendar? Is it really the oldest stone circle in the world? Was it really made by the Annunaki, the alien gods of the Sumerians, as a home base in their quest for earthly gold some 200,000 years ago? Or is it just 75,000 years old, made as a stone calendar aligned to the sun, moon and stars?

Andrew Collins - in South Africa recently for the first Megalithomania conference in that country - joined Adam's Calendar experts Michael Tellinger and Johan Heine, as they attempt to convince him of the site's extreme antiquity. Andrew also explores just a few of the hundreds of thousands of ancient stone ruins dismissed by archaeologists as cattle kraals, pens for cattle, even though they might well have much deeper meanings behind their construction.

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Stunning EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena)
Caught at Ancient American Mound Site in Texas

Greg and Lora Little by the burial mound Caddoan Mounds State Historical Park
near Alto in East Texas where Andrew Collins captured the EVP on March 6th, 2011.

This is the compelling story of how Andrew caught a stunning EVP at a native American mounds site in East Texas in March 2011 in response to a question
posed, and how it became one of a series of strange synchronicities and discoveries associated with the Caddo-speaking mound builders who once occupied this region. More significantly, the EVP is in the Caddoan language, spoken by those who occupied the site and created the mounds in the first place.

On Sunday, March 6th, Andrew accompanied Greg and Lora Little to the Caddoan Mounds State Historical Park near Alto in East Texas, constructed by the Caddo-speaking Hasinai mound builders sometime between 800 and 1300 AD. Andrew tells the whole incredible story of how he obtained remarkable evidence of electronic voice phenomena as the three of them stood before a burial mound where the remains of no less than ninety individuals were found. Click here to read the full story, and to hear the EVP click on the YouTube video below (if this is not possible go this URL to watch it

The Case of the Bosnian Pyramids Examined

A Report by Andrew Collins from Houston, Texas

Visocica Hill a.k.a. the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun

In early March Andrew attended the Unearthing Ancient Civilizations conference in Houston, Texas, with Chris Dunn, an expert on ancient Egyptian stone technologies, and Semir "Sam" Osmanagich, the discoverer in 2005 of the so-called Bosnian Pyramids. These are a series of pyramidal hills that are being explored and promoted as artificial structures with given names such as the Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Pyramid of the Dragon and Pyramid of Love. Andrew sat in on Osmanagich's stunning visual presentation, which received a standing ovation from the packed audience. Andrew explores what is known about the Bosnian pyramids, and make some important observations about this great mystery of our times. Click here to read the full story.

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