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What We Lost…

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , on March 6, 2009 by Mj Rains


“Lost for 1600 years, the fables city of Alexandria was lost – until just 16 years ago.  The famed stage of historic interactions between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Octavius was lost under the water.  The royal residences, as archeologists discovered, were slowly sent to the bottom of the sea after a series of earthquakes and tsunamis.  The ancient Alexandria had over 500,000 residents and was known for its library with over 700,000 scrolls.”

Eerie, and unforgetable images…to think we have these museum pieces deep below us in the depths of this planet….


The Heights of Macchu Picchu

Posted in Current events with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by Mj Rains


“The disputes over who discovered or rediscovered the sacred site have become so contentious they have been living up to the phrase “the fights of Maccho Picchu,” coined by the American writer Daniel Buck in an allusion to a Pablo Neruda Ode,  “Heights of Macchu Picchu.”

Look at me from the depth of the earth,

laborer, weaver, silent shepherd:

tamer of wild llamas like spirit images:

construction worker on a daring scaffold:

waterer of the tears of the Andes:

jeweler with broken fingers:

farmer trembling as you sow:

potter, poured out into your clay:

bring to the cup of this new life

your old buried sorrows. 

                                                                    – Pablo Neruda, from the Heights of Maccho Picchu

This is a place on The Wit Continuum’s must visit list.

Photo: Moises Samen for The New York Times

Article exerpt: NYTimes, The Lost City of the Incas

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