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Today's blog is highly unusual, because it took the place of the original blog I had in mind today. It's a last minute replacement blog, because when I read the story I knew I had to talk about it, so I moved today's original blog to tomorrow, so that I could do this "last minute" blog about a fascinating story that K.M. spotted and shared (a big thank you!). And to be completely honest, this is a fun story, because it has me thinking. The story was published by the Anchorage Daily News a couple of days ago, and it's one of those stories that makes you scratch your head. Why? Well, because blue glass beads made sometime around the 15th or 16th centuries in the Most Serene (ha!  that's a laugh!) Republic (another hearty belly laugh) of Venice were found in the Alaskan tundra:

Are Venetian blue beads found in the Alaskan tundra the first US import from Europe?

Now before you head to the Doge's Palace to drop your secret denunciations of the Anchorage Daily News to the Council of Ten into the lion's mouths, check this out:

Glass beads the size of blueberries found by archaeologists in a Brooks Range house-pit might be the first European item ever to arrive in North America, predating the arrival of Columbus by a few decades.

Made in Venice, Italy, the tiny blue beads might have traveled more than 10,000 miles in the skin pockets of aboriginal adventurers to reach Bering Strait. There, someone ferried them across the ocean to Alaska.

At least 10 of the beads survived a few centuries in the cold dirt of three locations in northern Alaska. Archaeologists recently unraveled the mystery of the beads in a paper published in the journal American Antiquity.

Mike Kunz, one of the authors, is an archaeologist with the UA Museum of the North. He retired in 2012 from the Bureau of Land Management after three decades as an expert on ancient people of Alaska north of the Arctic Circle. Working for BLM, he visited Punyik Point several times.

Punyik Point, a mile from the Continental Divide in the Brooks Range, is unoccupied today. It was a seasonal camp for generations of inland Eskimos.

Punyik Point was on ancient trade routes from the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean, and was probably a dependable place to hunt caribou as the animals moved in fall and spring, Kunz said.

How in the name of sense did Venetian beads make it all the way to Alaska?!? True enough, Venice conducted commerce with just about everyone, including China. The article says as much:

In the 1400s, craftsmen in the city-state of Venice traded with people throughout Asia. The beads might have traveled in a horse-drawn cart along the “Silk Road” eastward toward China. From there, “these early Venetian beads found their way into the aboriginal hinterlands, with some moving to the Russian Far East,” the authors wrote in their recent paper.

After that great journey, a trader may have tucked the beads into his kayak on the western shore of the Bering Sea. He then dipped his paddle and made passage to the New World, today’s Alaska. The crossing of Bering Strait at its narrowest is about 52 miles of open ocean.

Kunz and Mills think the beads found at Punyik Point and two other sites probably arrived at an ancient trading center called Shashalik, north of today’s Kotzebue and just west of Noatak. From there, people on foot, maybe traveling with a few dogs, carried them deep into the Brooks Range.

There you have it: it's the latest variation on the old Bering Strait story. And it's plausible.

But as readers of my book The Financial Vipers of Venice might guess, I have some high octane speculation to advance concerning this story. In that book I outlined the case that the claimed Venetian voyage to the New World by the Zeno brothers in the fourteenth century, fully a century before Columbus, may have been part of a much older Venetian pattern of New World knowledge perhaps acquired due to Venice's long association with the Templars. In short, I think the story of Nicholas and Antonio Zeno's voyage to the New World ca. 1380 is true and perhaps just a component of a wider (and secret) pattern of Templar-Venetian involvement in the New World long before it's official discovery by Christopher Columbus (an agent of Ferdinand and Isabella, and himself from Venice's long time rival, Genoa). For the reasons why I think that, I refer the reader to my book The Financial Vipers of Venice, because the details of this story date all the way back to Venice's role in the Fourth Crusade under the famous "'Blind' Doge" Enrico Dandolo, and are much too complicated to review here. What this boils down to is that an entirely different trade route might be involved than the route proposed in the Anchorage Daily News article, a route not through eastern Siberia and the Bering Strait, but rather, overland and sea from eastern Canada.

However, there's another possibility as well, and we can summarize that possibility in one word: China. And with that word, there's no  need to invoke overland routes to the Bering Sea, and then across the Bering Sea, for China conducted commerce by  sea over a wide swath of the western Pacific, and there is a strong case to be made that China conducted expeditions to the New World via the Pacific. Alaska, for such wide-ranging Chinese explorers, would be "right next door" so to speak. Indeed, there's even a case to be made that Marco Polo - a Venetian - actually accompanied the Chinese during one of these voyage to the New World. Of course, when Polo returned to Europe he was eventually captured and imprisoned by... (drum roll please)... Genoa.

What all this adds up to is (as I argued in Financial Vipers of Venice) is that there is a "hidden history" of western Europe's involvement in the New World that ante-dates the Columbus expedition, and that history has much to do with bulli0n, trade, banking, and Templars... and China. Just how far flung that trade may be - if these beads are any indication - remains to be seen.

But lurking in the background of all of this high octane speculation is a question: What possibly could Alaskan Indians have that Venice (or China, or both) would want to trade for beads? We could give the usual response: blubber, furs, fish and so on. But I suspect there is something else entirely in play, something worth the price of a few beads: information... perhaps Venice (and its Templar) allies, and perhaps even the Chinese, were looking for something that they suspected was in the New World...

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. RJ on February 15, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Aliens…….. solved the mystery for you all….

  2. zendogbreath on February 15, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    • Mick Yates on February 15, 2021 at 11:46 pm

      On first glance, they reminded me of Framboids – though I think the “blueberries” are of a smoother texture….

  3. BlueWren on February 11, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Were they looking for the Templars treasure? The Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant ?

  4. Donkey on February 11, 2021 at 7:04 am

    I have a rosary made of Phoenician beads, they look very similar to those in the article.

  5. Boreas on February 10, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    “Westwards Before Colombus”:

    When the dictatorial Oligarchy running the Roman Empire finally conquered the Nordic Kingoms – north of the Rhine river – the Archbishopry of Hamburg-Bremen was founded, as the direct consequence of Charlemagnes successful massacres through Thüringen, Hessen, Holland, Frisland, Holstein and Saxony – effectively threatening the Royal Seats of the Dano-Germano kingdom.

    As a peace were struck anno 814 AD the allied kingdoms of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea were able to stay free and independant for two more centuries – thanks to their supreme mastery of ship-building, sailing and navigation. (A skill they developed in early stone-age already, when the islands between Norway, Greenland and Scotland were re-explored and re-populated after ice-age, after 12.000 yrs BP.)

    As the Archbishop of Bremen got a foot-hold among the nordic kings he imediately designated clerks, priests, munks and bishops to the Major Ports of the North Atlantic – from Brandenburg to Manhatten. Thus by 870 AD the Archbishop of Bremen could proudly announce that he reigned both the Borth Sea-countries as well as the Norwegian Sea and the Norse populations on Greenland and Vinland.

    By 1050 the Allied Forces of the North Sea and the Baltic Ocean had been worn down and their capitol centras been invaded by “Foreign Masters” behind the ‘holy powers’ of Rome, a group of phoenician/bysantian Robber-Barons that once USURPED the Greek and Roman Republics – making them both into ONE dicatorial Tyrrany, to be owned, headed and directed by the Akkadian/Achamenid/Bysantian/Venetian oligarchy known as The Black Nobility – aka The Venetian Vipers.

    As the nordic resistance died out during the 12th century the Venetian Vipers could ‘implement’ their laws and regulations throughout the entire North Atlantic – based on a new archbishopry in Trondheim, Norway, from where Norways old Sea-Kings, once responsible for the re-population, re-cultivation and re-conncetions of the North Atlantic islands – from coast to coast, ultimately populating the coastline of NE America south to Virginnia, Carolina and Georgia.

    As England gave in to it’s roman conquerors – by 1020 AD – a venetian-portuguese line of the Gaius-family adopting the name Breakspear could move to London and re-occupy the strategic island in the mouth of the Thames – a stronghold from which Breakspears ancestors had ruled Brittain and her trade already duing the first Roman occupation of England.

    Already at that time the Scandinavian sailors would find Shetland, Faroe Island, Greenland, Krokland, Helluland, Markland, Vinland and Godaland – besides “Stor-Irland” aka ‘Greater Ireland’.

    As Thor Heyerdahl used to point out; Leif Eriksson were far fom the first norwegian to set foot in America. he was just the first christianized norwegian – and thus subject of the HRE – to reach North America, as of the year 1000 AD.

    150 years later the Papal powers had bishops, clerks, priests, munchs and nuns – besides manors, halls, churches and monestaries – across all major islands in the North Atlantic. During the 12th century small Iceland even had TWO bishops – one to care for the church, the other to care for the mapping of all lands and sea-routes of North America.,_william_b/Fox_works/Fox_1990-1995/William_B._Fox_19910901_%60Vinland_Revisited'_Revisits_the_Aesir.html

    By 1300 AD the Venetian Vipers had succeeded collecting ALL information needed to understand the size and location of “Terra Fortunate” – two enormous continents hosting several ancient civilizations with old cities full of decorations and art in gold and emeralds accumulated as ‘public goods’ throughout millennias.

    During the 13th century the Portuguese, Spanish and Italian branches of the Gaian/Gaius plutocrazy were busy learning how to build and sail sea-worthy ships, besides navigating the “Mare Oceanus” – to reach the fortunate land in the west, with ships full of canons, canonballs and gunpowder – besides numberless criminals, ready to commit autrocities beyond description – to serve their megalomaniac masters who collected ALL loots.

    Before it was melted down and shipped to secure locations where it still rests – in the higher elevation north and north-east of the Venetian Bay. Thus the major HUB of mercantlization, banking and money-laundring would move – along with the Greatest Vaults of precious metals – from Bysants, Genoa and Venice to Bern, Basel und Zürich.

    Meanwhile their Military HQ have moved from Rome, Vienna and Berlin, to Brüssels/London and Washington. While their secret services – including all kinds of black-ops, psy-ops ans spec-ops – seem to be maintained from Lyon, London and Langley.

    The Sub-Culture

    The severly criminal oligarchy that were able to overthrow the Roman republic and turn it into a complete dictatorship ran by a criminal Oligarchy claiming to have ‘almighty powers’ and thus the right to dictate both laws and regulations, ad hoc. The imperative ambitions of this specific Oligarchy was reflected by a tradition they had brought from the akkadian (‘baylonian’), the akka-median (‘persian’) and punic (‘fenicien’) empires – namely “to rule the world”.

    No less – at whatever cost. “Truth is what We tell you…”

    When the occupied areas of the Roman empire were emptied the Oligarchy left Rome – as did all the loot from 400 years of accumulative looting, all around the Meds, all over Balkan and far into Northern Europe. Thus the criminal basis of the Roman state collapsed, urging gothic and germanic civilians to immigrate in order to rebuild the craftmanship and infrastructures neccesary to reconstruct a civil society – built on legally elected kings and nobles as the core of the network connecting the capitol with the regional and the local sanctuaries, parlaments and markets.

    Three generations later the roman society were substantially rebuilt. Thus – at the end of the 6th century AD – the Venetian Vipers had used their time to bribed and funded the Bysantian military powers – and their asian auxilliaries – to re-conquer Tripolis and Carthage, as well as Sicily, Italy and a part of SE France. Effectively founding The Second Roman Empire, also known as “The Holy Roman Empire” – based on the ideological thesis of Alexander of Hippo called “Agnus Dei” (‘The God-State’, 400+ AD) – where the entire world is supposed to be ruled by A One-and-the-Same-empire. Thus the new roman empire would be The Only Holy One in the whole world – to which all other entities is “ment to be subjects” – wether they’re kingdoms or demcracies, dictatorships or tyrranies, federal republics or banana-republics.

    Since then the descendants of the old roman oligarchy – known as both The Black Nobility and the Venetian Vipers – have built the worlds first, oldest and thus most influencial networks behind the political, military and economical agendas we may see o the globals scenes. With more gold than the rest of the world combined they are able to exercise powers that goes well beyond what our political and juridical institutions can handle…


    “The land of the Indians” west of the North Atlantic was very well known in Mideval Europe.When Leif Eriksson sailed from New England to meet with his new, ‘christian’ king in Trondheim in 998 AD the travel-routes around the North Atlantic was well known. Old norwegian sailors could brag a bit about their sailing-skills by calling the encircled area between NW Europe and NE America for “The Pond”. Today we know that SEVERAL sites have been found throughout NW America proving that norse settlers and traders would reach New Foundland and Illinois several centuries before Leif Eriksson – already.

    At this time the Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen had already laid claim to “Greenland” and “Vinland” as their subjects. A century later – around 1100 AD – the first bishop was sent from Hamburg-Bremen to Gardar, where a row of catholic norsemenn would reside untill the Black Death was spread along mainland Norway during the 1340-ties, completely decimating the political infrastucture of the nordic kingdoms.

    Around 1370 the Cabal running the HRE decided to let the poruguese branch of the Black Nobility take over all the islands in the NW Atlantic – from Greenland westwards. With the result that the norse populations on Greenland – as well as the coasts of NE Canada – get visitors from portuguise pirates and slave-hunters, effectively eradicating the norse population on Greenland between 1370 and 1450 AD. Thus the hunt went westwards to norse colonies in America, while the entire coastline gets mapped and renamed. One of the protuguese names still remains in the area called “Labrador” – from the portuguese word “lavradores” – their mideval name for “worker” aka “slave”.

    There are maps from the coast of NE America known from the last half of the 1300’s – from both venetian and bysantian cartographers. By then the HRE had ruled the norse rulers of the NW Atlantic for 300 years. By then the maitime branches of the Venetian Vipers had learned to build and sail large Gallons with rows of Canons across the Ocean Sea. To make the Acopalyptic Plunder of the Amerindians less known and risky the Black Nobility decided to eradicate the old connection across The Pond up north – by eliminating the entire infra-structure of native chieftains and civil servants among the Norwegians. Effectively ending the norse bishops of Greenland in 1372, when “english pirates” burned down the Bishops farm as well as his cathedral. .

    • Boreas on February 13, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      More evidence about “Archaic Mariners” from NW Europe jumping the islands of the North Atlantic – to follow the streams (‘oceanus’) that encircles the Atlantic Sea (‘mare’) – west/south-west from Greenland to Florida and then back – as the ‘Mexican Gulf-stream’ – to the Irish and Norwegian Seas.

      The Red Paint People.

      In 1987 already Bullfrog Films made a pioneering documentary on North America’s Red Paint People, so-called because they added brilliant red iron oxide to their graves. It also seems they knew how to sail the deep ocean, as G.F. Carter now relates.

      “Decades ago, Gutorn Gjessing pointed out that the identical [Red Paint] culture was found in Norway. No one paid much attention to that, but more recent carbon-14 dating has shown that the identical cultures had identical dates, and people began to pay more attention. It is now admitted that this is a high latitude culture that obviously sailed the stormy north Atlantic and stretched from northwest Europe over to America. It seemingly extends from along the Atlantic coast of Europe to America and in America from the high latitudes of Labrador down into New York state.

      “The dates are mind-boggling: 7,000 years ago both in Europe and America. That is 2,000 years earlier than the Great Pyramids of Egypt. It is at least 4,000 years earlier than the Mound Builders of the Ohio Valley. The evidence is cummulative, varied in nature, and most probably highly reliable.”

      (Carter, George F.; “Before Columbus,” Ellsworth American, November 23, 1990. Cr. R. Strong.)


      Time to give the PAPAL DECEPTIONS concerning “The Discovery of America” its true, historical perspective. Colombus did NEVER, EVER discover anything – but the real distance between the Canary Islands and the Carribian islands, to map the route needed to reach the rich Amerindian civilizations by surprise – with brute and scrupless FORCE.

      Colombus himself actually started the autrocities – as the amerindian islanders he reached were all tortured, maimed and killed; to tell their sudden guests were they kept their gold. The high-crimes and extreme assaults that followed was later paraphrased as “A discovery” – when in fact it was a throughly pre-planned transgression of murders and massacres, rapes and plunder, today known as “The Acopalypse”.

      In comparision even the horrendous Holocaust is dwarfed by the obnoxious crimes committed in America and FE Asia – by the Papal Forces the 16th-19th centruy.

      All of it to benefit their mundane Owners known as The Black Nobility. Who were the sole beneficiaries of the Imperial conquests and complete looting of ALL gold, silver and emeralds accumulated over millennias by the natives of Old Europe, Meso-America and Ancient Asia.

      As the stolen goods piled up in the Venetian Bay it was evidently brought up in Alps, where this e-n-o-r-m-o-u-s wealth was stored in top-secret vaults. Conseuently the local chieftains serving the Venetian Vipers had to send their sons of to Rome to be educated as faitful and lojal ‘guardsmen’ – able to ensure a Complete Silence and Secretess about the mere existence of these infamous vaults.

      As the hostage/guradsmen-system got to work the Venetian Vipers would bankrupt evene their own, Italian banks – to establish a new and GLOBAL organisation of banking and financing based in The Alps, as between their Imperial Palace in Vienna and their private estate of Vaduz, still capitol in their Private Estate called Licthenstein.

      Meanwhile their eager and clever clerics would start running The World Bank out of Bern, Basel und Zürich. From which the Monetary World is still ran – due to their e-n-o-r-m-o-u-s base of stolen and hidden gold, silver and emeralds.

      Since then the Worlds Oldest and by faaaaar Largest Crime-Syndicate have been running the Holy Roman Empire – as well as it’s Holy Roman Church – using their UNRIVALLED wealth and monetary power to ‘explore and exploit’ the rest of the world – by bribing, corrupting and conquering all levels of society, from local bank-clerks and sheriff-deputies to attorney generals and military generals, besides academians, lawgivers and heads of states.

      Thus they – the Venetian Vipers that is – used the old Inquisition from Old Rome and Holy Rome to found a Global network of secret agents and assasins – populary known as The Jesuits. Using the Catholic Church and jesuit Academia as hide-outs the Jesuits – as the worlds oldest organisation for Secret Services, Infiltrations, Psy-Ops and Black-Ops – would infiltrate and survey ALL later Secret Services and Intelligence organisations in the ‘christian’ world, to turn them all into useful tools for a fascistic narrative of the world. To ensure the Criminal proto-fascists known as the Venetian Vipers a political and cultural DOMAIN of the entire world, as well as their monetary domain.

      OWING more gold, silver and emeralds than the rest of the world COMBINED could make anyone a complete megalomaniac – as the only way to ‘grow’ their powers further was to conquer ALL political, academic and social institutions too – to finally Rule The World as undisputed Souvereigns, to be hailed and worshipped like the Old Gods of Greece and Rome used to be.

      Effectively founding and funding the SS and the GESTAPO of Naz-Germany the Venetian Vipers made a tremendous success during and shortly after WW2 – as they manufactured a brand new central for Golbal Intelligence and due operations, in a place called Langley. Thus we have civil servants and politicians within the present US republic ready to receive life-long bribes to give up their Republic in favour of a Fascistic dictatorship OWED by Venice, c/o Bern, Basel und Vaduz.

      Time to learn how to rise your right arm and shout Hail Caezar! and Ave Il Duce! – all over again?!

    • Terminal Tom on February 14, 2021 at 3:12 am

      excuse me but you just pasted two full pages of Wikipedia here.. what kind of spamming do you call that? Anybody?

  6. Nathan on February 10, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve always suspected that a lot of the history we’ve been taught regarding the old world is BS , this makes me think it even more

    • Foglamp on February 11, 2021 at 2:13 am

      I’d widen that by omitting “regarding the old world”!

  7. DownunderET on February 10, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    I remember George Ann Hughes laughing her a**s off when Joseph told her that the Doge was “supposed” to be blind leading the attack

  8. FiatLux on February 10, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Academia has a bad habit of latching on to a theory–like the Bering Strait theory–and clinging to it for dear life. It’s sad. Archeology and Egyptology are two of the worst offenders. So if it came from the Old World to Alaska it must have come across the Bering Strait. And we know this because… everybody knows it. These “experts” never let evidence get in the way of a good theory!

    • Foglamp on February 11, 2021 at 2:18 am

      They also never let evidence get in the way of an established reputation, tenure, grants, scholarships, international conferences, prizes, pride or anything else that depends on not admitting that you’re wrong!

  9. marcos toledo on February 10, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    There are stories of industrial-size mining of copper around the great lakes going back to the Bronze Age. And I read a book in the 1970s about iron mining dating back to when the Celts controlled Western Europe. And continued under the Vikings-Norsemen so this brings up the question of what the Europeans knew about the Americas and when did they know it.

    • Roger on February 10, 2021 at 8:59 pm

      Native Americans traded copper from the Great Lakes region all the way down to Central Florida. They have found pre-Spanish Florida Indian copper relics from that region at ancient Indian village sites in Florida. There was a major trade route from the Great Lakes to Crystal River and the villages here used to hold huge feasts for the tribes from up North. So native Americans have been mining and using copper from that region for a long time. They would beat it into the shapes they desired with stone hammers.

  10. Barbara on February 10, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    To finish dr. Farrell last sentence/question. Could it be a certain crystal from the top of the Great Pyramid that they were after?

    • Don B on February 11, 2021 at 9:45 am

      Hmm. Good point. I’ve always wondered what happened to it. Of course academics would say there was no crystal and everyone should not question them.

    • Krista tiffy on February 11, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      Are you referring to David Mitchell ‘s book View over Atlantis?
      ((He wrote that book about GreatBritain ‘s history topography and geomancy etc.
      He mentions the Great Pyramid.
      And a crystal.))
      I like the View that Jocelyn Godwin takes in his book Atlantis and the Cycles of Time, that the prime material for speculation on any of this is often the relics and monuments , the prime intent being, why, they are as they are.
      However, the explanations often leads to the fact that prehistoric peoples experienced states of being incomprehensible through the overwhelming tendencies towards the materialist paradigm.
      The reasonable course , then is to try a different paradigm.”
      Here I am quoting the book page 28.

  11. Robert Barricklow on February 10, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Stellar trading routes; interwoven w/skullduggery.
    In fact, perhaps stellar tools were cast on toward the shores of Earth long, long, ago; embedded mediums, that lie & live in wait…
    For discovery?
    For astrological keys; that once in exact synchrony…
    …to the post.

    No real surprise; as the Venetians have managed to keep many Manhattan-style secrets. Problem is, secrets abound and surround us. Uncovering them in any “time” is fraught w/uncertainty.
    [I wonder what those blue glass trading beads have become today?]

    White Rabbit

    • Robert Barricklow on February 10, 2021 at 8:40 pm

      Better get your bearings straight; because the article’s frame is one of misdirection from the get go/the glass beads were ferried across the ocean by aboriginal adventurers to the Bering Strait[supporting the narrative fairy tales of man first came down, through Alaska, to the Americas].
      Of course, an “expert”, support the narrative[after all, his historical foundation lies w/in agreed-upon narratives]

      My thoughts exactly, China. Their famous admiral, whose treasures of world travel were figuratively buried by the politics of the times. [Even here; it does not preclude, the Venetians were first and/or the Chinese].
      [Marco was somewhat figuratively buried by Venetian arch rival, Genoa].
      [Again, I must recommend an X-rated version of Marco Polo’s adventures by historical novelist Gary Jennings, The Journeyer/(1984)]

      The real ancient treasure!
      A myth carried across the blue seas?
      Or; perhaps, the black seas of space?
      Even 65 million years ago,
      civilizations were looking for these “mythical” treasures?
      So, in this infinite chase of ancient knowledge/treasures;
      does man seeks “something”; not realizing, Horatio,
      that those “real” treasures are closer to home, than he can imagine?
      In fact, are they beyond his engineered imagination?
      In other words; had “man” once possessed them?
      Were they; or were they not removed?
      Or, by some means; or, methods still unknown?
      And is this mirrored; by those who came from the stars?

      And, what about those;
      not “really” part of this 3D world/dimension?
      Not of “man” in spirit?

      Truly, God only knows?

  12. Roger on February 10, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    What’s in Alaska that both Venetians and the Chinese would gladly trade glass beads for? Gold, and lots of it. Some of the biggest, richest gold fields on the planet. They were after the same thing Spain was after when it sent Christopher Columbus on his voyage to find an Atlantic route. A route they hoped would be much shorter and safer to the already known gold rich New World. Now was this one of the secret sources of wealth the Venetians had access to which helped them dominate trade and thus much of the known world?

    • Don B on February 11, 2021 at 9:54 am

      They made a lot of money on salt as well as trade that was protected by a strong military, but greed knows no bounds.

  13. ragiza on February 10, 2021 at 11:19 am

    How unique are blue glass beads? Couldn’t they have come from a nearer source?

    • Laura on February 10, 2021 at 2:50 pm

      must have those blue beads.

    • FiatLux on February 10, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      Not sure, but it’s possible the material used to produce blue glass was rare. I have a vague memory of the color blue being relatively difficult/expensive to produce at some point in history. (I may be confusing glass with paints… I do recall certain blue pigments were rare and costly up to at least the Renaissance.)

      • Foglamp on February 15, 2021 at 3:50 pm


    • Roger on February 10, 2021 at 9:10 pm

      Blue beads were highly prized by native Americans because they thought it was part of the sky and was very sacred. Traders took advantage of this and trade beads were very common and used for trade to the natives who didn’t know it wasn’t really from the sky and didn’t hold mystical power. They did not know how to produce them and valued them for decorative purposes and status. Natives readily traded valuable furs, lands, and precious goods for them. After all these valuables the traders sought were everywhere where as blue glass and ceramic beads only came from the traders, LOL.

      • Roger on February 11, 2021 at 10:28 am

        Ancient peoples were extremely superstitious. If a strange trader came with beautiful, round colored beads that he claimed were made from fire, water, and sky and had all kinds of magical protections and properties many would believe it and go to great links to get them. Potential death from misfortune, injury, or illness was a constant companion and any slight perceived protection or advantage was eagerly sought whether real or imagined. The traders seemed to possess knowledge and many strange and better tools beyond the comprehension and ability of the natives they dealt with so it was easier for them to believe they had better medicine and magic as well. But their scarcity and beauty also made them valuable and useful as currency for bartering. Now it is known that placebo effects do occur from fake medicine given by modern doctors and miraculously seem to work when given to patients who have total faith in their doctors and treatments. Perhaps this is how magical sigils, beads, prayers, spells, and rituals worked for ancient people who had total faith and trust in them. There was a noticeable placebo effect and this is what shamans, priests, magicians, and charlatans counted on and capitalized off of.

        • Sandygirl on February 11, 2021 at 6:57 pm

          The observer affect and intention work miracles.

    • zendogbreath on February 15, 2021 at 3:45 pm

  14. sagat1 on February 10, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Past Venetian explorers from Doge Palace with a big interest in finance… Hmmm, it got me thinking in relation to modern day exploration and trend in the financial markets so bear with me folks. I think it’s fair to say Mr. Musk is seen as a modern day Marco Polo what with his eyes set firmly on space exploration and colonising Mars. Well, it’s no secret that in recent weeks he has been tweeting and rallying his followers about certain crypto currencies – BTC and the aptly named Doge. Of course the meme put out there to the masses is that it’s a joke token/coin and symbolised by a cute looking dog, but what if there’s more to this than meets the eye? A coincidence? Maybe, probably, but I can’t help but wonder… Is this some sort of signal to those in the know?

    • Foglamp on February 11, 2021 at 2:29 am

      Oh, there appears to be a lot more Musk than meets the eye. Is he even human? It seems to be no small part of his mission to usher humanity towards a transhumanist/Eighth Sphere future.

      • zendogbreath on February 15, 2021 at 3:44 pm

        Yup on Musk. His Dad’s bio clarifies that a bit. Patrick Wood is a good source on such technocrats. Kinda curious we have not seen more of CAF and Doc interviewing Wood.

  15. RonK on February 10, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Deja Vu!!!! This story has already been published several months ago.

  16. Evan B. on February 10, 2021 at 10:41 am

    This is another big bingo for Anatoly Fomenko’s New Chronology. Anyone here familiar with his work?

    • Loxie Lou Davie on February 11, 2021 at 2:10 pm

      Good point, Evan!!! It seems everything we have been taught in our schools is a lie & anyone introducing new info is shunned!! Take Roger Spurr with his lab verified pieces of giants that he found near his home in CT… one wants to touch it!!!

      I love his “theory” that the crust of the Earth is actually remains of giant beings…..but then, I wonder, “Were they the inhabitants on Tiamat when it got exploded???”

      Check out Musfossil Univ. He has also shown some amazing maps which were not included in our own “education”!!!

    • zendogbreath on February 15, 2021 at 3:39 pm

  17. DAVID GOLDMAN on February 10, 2021 at 9:28 am

    I was fortunate that my neighbor, Gunnar Thompson, made a lifelong study of Pre Columbian Explorations of the Americas. He gifted me copies of his books on Marco Polo, Henry Sinclair, Francis Drake, Maize in Ancient Egypt, American Discoveries and Nu Sun. His books contain a preponderance of details to support his claims.
    He lived in a fixed-up shed when I first met him. I would run into him when he was out walking his shed-owner’s dogs. He would tell the most outlandish stories that all turned out to make sense when I sat down with his books. The best example would be his theory that the Nubian traders brought corn and copper from the Americas to Ancient Egypt to fuel the rise of the Egyptian Empire.
    Think about it: wheat is a dryland crop, it doesn’t need a fertile river delta to grow, but corn does. When the Romans talked about importing corn from Egypt they weren’t talking about wheat. If Gunnar’s theory is true, imagine the historical revisionism needed to support the Columbus myth.

    • zendogbreath on February 15, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you.

      Read awhile back about Cairo, IL and surrounding areas and mounds full of Egyptian gold. Forgot who is was that discovered a ton of it and tried to slowly spend it safely. Considering the names and the alleged history it did sound increasingly likely that Cleopatra and family (including a falsely killed spouse) spirited off on humongous barges and re-established up the Mississippi. Have not found a factor yet that would make this scenario less likely.

  18. anakephalaiosis on February 10, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Bishopry in Greenland is the missing part of the picture, as the base of secret operation westward, by papal intelligence.

    Druidry is about merging instinct and intuition, and that is the psychology of the kill, that produces the super soldier, in sci-fi Dune.

    There are many types of warrior traditions, and the one, that will bring down papacy, is the one, that is superior to them all.

    The burning of Rome is the answer, to the merchant’s s cheap trinkets, from Venice.

    • anakephalaiosis on February 10, 2021 at 9:05 am

      Norse settlement in Greenland was done away with, not to expose the papal operation in New World.

      Columbus, the poster boy, was a false flag, to produce a fake narrative, to keep the papal operation a secret.

      The land of the “free and brave” is a donkey chasing a carrot on a stick. That is pioneers lured into a papal trap.

      Pedophile papal empire is about breeding slaves, and culling herds.

  19. DanaThomas on February 10, 2021 at 5:44 am

    There were advanced civilisations throughout North America, and various folk including the Chinese and the Spanish were interested at an early date; see the books by Childress and Walter Bosley on unusual explorations and the obfuscation of the same. The latter efforts were less successful in Central and South America thanks to the resilient population and their monumental architecture that somehow just wouldn’t go away.

    • Gareth McMahon on February 10, 2021 at 3:44 pm

      I concur Dana, the mounds etc etc.

  20. Katie B on February 10, 2021 at 5:44 am

    There is also evidence in the ancient Welsh texts that there was even a ‘China-town’ district in Wales during the time of King Arthur – the King that Wilson & Blackett assert took a fleet of ships to the Americas.

    • Foglamp on February 10, 2021 at 7:20 am

      Yes, it’s an interesting rabbit hole:

      • anakephalaiosis on February 10, 2021 at 8:28 am

        I have resided in Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

        Conclusion is, that there is no point, in pioneering overseas settlements, to escape parasitic infestation.

        The pioneer is always seen, as a competing threat – to be foxhunted – by pretenders on thrones, who stab in the back.

        Burning Rome is better, than overseas pioneering. Fire is more fun.

        • Foglamp on February 10, 2021 at 6:45 pm

          Fire is also a lot warmer!

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