There have been few controversies in recent memory as intense as that surrounding the Nazca mummies. It has been claimed that they are just old bones of animals, that they are Russian propaganda designed to confuse the west, that they are human remains that have been desecrated and many other claims.
Lost in all of this is the testimony of the archaeologist who has been studying them from the beginning, Thierry Jamin, president of the Inkari-Cusco Institute. Because he speaks little English, he has remained almost unheard in the Anglo-Saxon world.
In this week’s Dreamland, with the help of William Galison and his French cousin Alice, we ask Thierry Jamin to explain the situation to us from his perspective.
There follows an absolutely fascinating show. During the program, Whitley comments that the firestorm of controversy surrounding the mummies reminds him of what happened after he published Communion—the debunking came in raging storms and tidal waves. But, in the end, the Communion story, in all its mystery, prevailed.
Will that happen with the Nazca mummies? Theirry has announced another conference in Peru about them in late September. After the presentation is made public, we’ll revisit for sure!
William Galison’s website is WillGalison.com
The Inkari Institute’s website is InkariInstitute.org
For Gaia TV’s response to the controversy, click here.
See the mummies and read more at the Alien Project.
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