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    Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    The spectacular ruins of Tikal lie scattered throughout the Petan district located in the jungles of Guatemala.? When one stands among the ruins of Tikal, one can?t help but wonder just how the Mayans where able to build such a spectacular city.? They were truly a spiritually motivated culture.? Only a culture that was so sure of its beliefs could have had the patience and the leadership to erect such massive stone temples as the ones that amaze you at Tikal.? As I gazed off at the temples, I started thinking about a dead explorer by the name of James Carmichael who was purely motivated by western greed.? He had done some exploring here in search of a lost treasure, which has been long forgotten.? As I climbed up temple six and looked far off into the jungle, I knew why it has been forgotten.? The jungle was so thick, it covered everything.? Its green claws reaching up the sides of the great temples erected by the Mayans thousands of years ago.

    I first heard the name James Carmichael when I was reading the journal of an explorer named Thomas Gann. Who was given the papers and diaries of the dead explorer by the son of James Carmichael?? According to the papers James Carmichael was the son of John Carmichael. Who came to Central America to in 1830s?
    When James was growing up in the jungle he made friends with the local natives and quickly learned to speak the Mayan and Ketchi languages.? The natives took him to all kinds of ruin sites in Belize and Guatemala, and he rapidly developed a strong passion for archaeology.

    One of the sites the natives took Carmichael to was the lost city of Lubantun, which was excavated by Thomas Gann and his friend Mitchell Hedges in the 1920s.? Mitchell Hedges became famous because of his discovery of the world famous crystal skull, which he found among the ruins.

    Over time the natives showed Carmichael many secrets about what lies waiting in the jungle for the explorer and in 1868 Carmichael meet two natives by the name of Jose and Bel Chen, who were father and son.? They took a quick liking to the curious explorer and they told him about a temple, which lies forgotten in the jungles surrounding the old Mayan ruins of Tikal.? The temple contained the wealth of Tikal itself as well as the treasure of Montezuma.? Naturally Carmichael became obsessed with the story and the two natives agreed to guide him to its location.
    The expedition hacked its way through the thick mosquito invested jungle for five treacherous days Carmichael was sick with maleria when they? finally arrivied at five crumbling structures sticking out of the jungle.

    ? The guides told Carmichael that inside one of these temples lies the treasure.? ?They quickly began clearing the temples of jungle.? After two days of work came to what looked like the entrance to the main temple, which was sealed up with mortar.? According to the natives, it was one of a more recent construction than the temple itself, which implies that the temple had been sealed up before it was abandoned. Had the Aztecs used these temples as depsoitory for there treasure?? The expedition tried in vain to open the temples but they where just sealed up to tight. Whoever had sealed them out wanted to keep outsiders away for a very long time.

    Carmichael knew he could never open the temple without the proper equipment and decided to leave the location.? .He arrived in the village of Tulunche, where the expedition had started from and then quickly left for England coming to the conclusion in his own mind that there was not enough evidence to support Montezumas treasure really being in those temples. All he had where rumours and that was not enough for him to risk a second expedition into the jungle the first one had been hard enough. So he abandoned his quest.

    According to his papers, he then got a job and quickly got consumed by regular life forgetting about the sealed up temples. Twenty one years would passed and one day Carmacheal found himself on a buisness trip to Mexico City
    . Carmacheal decided to spend some time in the Mexican library.? ?It was there where he stumbled upon an interesting manuscript while searching through some old Spanish records.? The manuscript was written by a Spanish priest and was dated 1640.? It said that a part of Montezuma?s treasure had been sent by the Aztecs to the Usuminca country to avoid being captured by the Spanish.?

    This was prove in Carmichael?s mind that what the natives in Tulunche had told him was true.The Sealed up temples in the Jungle did contain the treasure of the Aztecs and they where located smack? in the middle of Usuminca country. One of the most unexplored jungles in Central America.

    To be contuined
    Daryl Friesen
    Spindle Explorartions
    www.bc-alter.net/dfriesen


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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    More DARYL, more!!

    To be contuined
    Daryl Friesen
    Spindle Explorartions
    www.bc-alter.net/dfriesen


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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    bump

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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    I guess? Daryl? is not? going to give us? more? If he does?, I hope? he leaves the question? marks? off the end of every? sentence?

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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    HI, I would suggest visiting his site for that.--->

    www.bc-alter.net/dfriesen

    He has some excellent data there.

    Don Jose de La Mancha
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    Gentlemen,

    According to Bernal Diaz, in so many words, there was no Montezuma's treasure.

    "In April 2009, Five, a television channel, took the story and revealed that the Mitchell-Hedges Skull, recently tested under a special microscope in the Smithsonian Institution, had been manufactured with tools that Aztecs and Mayans simply did not have. Like the other skulls, this one is a fabrication dating from the second half of the 19th century."

    On the other hand, these are both good stories.

    Joe Ribaudo

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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    On the other hand, many of those ancient cultures built stone structures & pyramids around the world with a perfection that cannot be reproduced today, even with our advanced technology & tools. So who is to really say that the crystal skulls are fakes? Maybe our understanding just isn't as advanced as previous cultures, even though we're taught differently in almost every school of learning. In addition, is it even possible to "date" crystal? I was under the assumption that it is not.

    Bran <><
    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal


    With regards to the structures mentioned i am still open as to exactly how these were constructed,

    and i am going of memory of what i have read about them here, but the crystal skulls were pretty much proven to be fakes by the marks of high speed cutting tools used in their manufacture, only seen under an electron microscope,

    later it was discovered he had in fact bought the skull from an antique dealer in Paris (france ) including the bill of sale,
    and the delear admitted they were manufactured in germany, also the type of crystal as with gold ore can be traced to specific areas where it is found,

    this type of crystal is not found anywhere in south America, and was identified as coming from a place in Italy,

    furness

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    Mar 2003
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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    Hello,

    I afraid there is not much more to tell regarding the treasure temple. I have not gone in search of it. I am also sorry about the question marks on every sentence. I dont know how this happened but since i posted it sometime ago and at the moment am to lazy to edit it I guess thats how it will remain.

    Thanks for reading
    Daryl
    www.spindlequest.com


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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    Furness,

    You are correct on all counts, IMHO.

    Take care,

    Joe Ribaudo

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    Re: Treasure of the Aztecs hidden in a lost temple near the ruins of Tikal

    Was in the Tikal ruins back in 2005 very nice two days there. Going back someday.

    Stryker
    "What's right is right. What's wrong is wrong. No matter WHO you are." Sheriff Bufford Pusser.

 

 

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