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Crystal Skulls

The mysterious crystal skulls were found in the ancient ruins of Mayan and Aztec civilizations and are believed to be between 5,000 and 36,000 years old. In all, 13 have been discovered around the world.

The legend of the 13 crystal skulls has featured in the Nancy Drew Legend of the Crystal Skull and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Some people believe the hold supernatural powers and were carved by aliens and given to a lost civilization of humans. Ancient Mayan legends tell a story of 13 crystal sculls that, when reunited, will save the world from a terrible catastrophe. The same legend is found among other ancient American civilizations like the Aztecs, the Navajos and the Cherokees.

The 13 Crystal Skulls

Crystal Skulls
The Mitchell-Hedges Skull
Also called the “Skull of Doom”, this is the most famous of the crystal skulls. Discovered by a 17-year old Anna Mitchell-Hedges in 1924 or 1927 while accompanying her father on an excavation of the ancient Mayan city.
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The British Skull
Originated from Mexico and became the property of Eugène Boban, a French art dealer.
The Paris Skull
Has a hole cut into the top, supposedly to hold a cross.
The Mayan Skull
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Amethyst Skull
Called “Ami” and found in the 1900s, it is supposed to be Mayan.
Texas Crystal Skull
Found in Texas by a Tibetan healer who named it “Max”.
The ET Skull
Discovered in Guatemala in 1906 and nicknamed ET because it resembles an alien.
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The Rose Quartz Crystal Skull
Found near the border of Honduras and Guatemala. Very similar to the Mitchell-Hedges skull.
The Aztec Skull
London Museum workers claim this skull moves on its own within the glass case and demanded that it be kept covered at night.
The Smithsonian Skull
Mailed anonymously to the Smithsonian museum with a note attached, that read “Aztec crystal skull purchased in Mexico City in 1960”.
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The Sha-Na-Ra Skull
Buried under the ruins of an ancient city in Mexico.
The Rainbow Skull
Gets its name from the rainbow of colors that dance through the skull when you shine light through it.
Lazuli Skull
Discovered in 1995 in the area of the Amazon rain forest .

The Mitchell-Hedges skull was examined by Frank Dordland who discovered that the skull had a complicated system of lenses, prisms, and channels, creating unusual optical effects.

The skull was then sent to Hewlett-Packard for analysis. The results were shocking. They revealed that the skull had been made long before the first civilizations appeared in America. Crystal of such perfect quality couldn’t be found anywhere near that area. The most amazing thing was that the ancient skull had been carved out of a whole crystal.

They said no tools at the time could have carved the crystal. It had to have been done with diamonds, and then the detail work meticulously done with a gentle solution of silicon sand and water. The process would have taken over 300 years to complete.

Ancient Mayan legends tell a story of 13 crystal skulls that, when reunited, will save the world from a terrible catastrophe. The same legend is found among other ancient American civilizations like the Aztecs, the Navajos and the Cherokees.

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