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William James Veall was educated at The Queen Mary Grammar School, Basingstoke, England.
He studied engineering at Basingstoke and Southampton Colleges of
Technology, and read Environmental Science, Archaeology and Spanish
at the University of Southampton, UK.
Although his primary
subject was Archaeoastronomy, he also studied important
cross-disciplines like Archaeology, Anthropology, Ethnology.
The research programme
behind "Portraits of the Gods" called for a close knowledge
of ancient Epigraphy, Cartography, Classical sculptures and even
ancient Religions. Not to mention the Trans-Oceanic Contact arguement
between Diffusionists and Non-Diffusionists.
With a scientific
engineering background he was able to develop a special technique to
identify and capture the very rare remote satellite imagery which led
to the momentous discoveries described in "Portraits of the
interpretation, aerial photo post -production, orthophoto generation,
Digital Elevation Modelling (DEM) and 3D terrain reconstruction were
all additional awareness skills needed during research.
He is currently involved
in the design of UAV's (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) for aerial
photography in archaeological research and site surveys over
inaccessible areas, such as mountainous and arid desert regions,
where the flight envelope involves extremes of altitude and wide
range of temperature changes.
Title: "Portraits of the Gods" incorporating 'The Lost
Lands of the Phoenician Canaanites... in Peru?
Author: William James Veall
From: Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
Publisher: Nascodex Publications
Classification: Historical Non-Fiction, Not-for -Profit.
Edition: First Edition 2013
Features: Colour Plates, Maps and Illustrated Drawings and
Published in English
UKCS Copyright Registration Number 339637
E-Book: € 19.95
Blog: W. Veall Blog
Do satellite photos
reveal Homer's "Kingdom of the Dead" in South America?
"Portraits of the Gods," The Lost Lands of the Phoenician Canaanites...in Peru, is a historical non-fiction,
not-for-profit, publication available only at present as an E-Book.
The book is in the same genre as America B.C. (Fell 1989),
Sailing to Paradise (Bailey 1994) or Journey to the
Mythological Inferno (Mattievich 2010).
"Portraits of the Gods" is English Archaeoastronomer,
William James Veall who has made a lifelong study of Peru's Early
pre-Columbian Cultures. He now holds more than twenty archaeological
discovery Copyright Registrations.
The Author used
the technique of remote sensing satellite photography to capture over
a hundred never before seen, filmed or photographed, bas-relief
sculptures (intaglios) depicting Human Heads, Gorgons, Flora and
Fauna, and geodetic 'signposts' implanted more than 3000 years ago
in regions of the Andes Mountains, the desert Pampas and along parts
of the South Pacific Coast line of Peru.
Perhaps, however, the
most important revelation amongst the many artifacts he discovered
was the abundance of rock-carved inscriptions and legends 'written'
in 12th Century BC, Phoenician characters!
William Veall went one
step further boldly claiming that the whole palimpsest is enclosed
within a vast 42,000 sq.kms (26,000 sq.miles) 'New World Kingdom'
conceived and occupied for over 800 years not only by
Phoenicians but other multi-racial groups: Greeks, Arabs, Syrians,
Hebrews, Romans, even Chinese, Hindu and African Negros, as evidenced
by the huge intaglio sculptures depicted in the book's lavishly
styled "Art Gallery".
The satellite photographs
also exposed a wealth of hitherto unknown archaeological sites within
the 'New World Kingdom': A Linear Astronomical Observatory
linked to a vast Landscape Planetarium which, according to
Veall, provides first time evidence that it was Phoenicians who were
the prime instigators of the nearby world famous Nasca Lines
Monument, not the current claimants, the Nasca Culture.
To add to the
Non-Diffusionist's chagrin, "Portraits" describes how the
satellite cameras captured an enormous Monumental Plaza carved
with twelve Human Head intaglios and very close by a huge 6 sq.kms
Scriptorium enscribed with a mass of Phoenician inscriptions.
Incidentally, the 'The Temple of the Sacred Lamb' (Nascodex
2001) discovered by the Author was also found to be actually within
this 'New World Kingdom' .
The 'coupe de grace'
came, however, after William had stitched together a photo-mosaic of
satellite pictures and uncovered a completely virgin 300 Kilometre
"Great Highway" linking Peru's South Pacific Coast to the
mining regions of the High Andean Altiplano; a route not only
embellished with statuesque figurals but Gnomons and Dome shaped
'Signposts' equi-spaced with astonishing geodetic precision.
"Portraits of the
Gods" contains a full colour, 'Art Gallery' displaying
many of the satellite photos - the Human Heads, the Gorgons, Animals
and Flowers and the geodetic 'Signposts'. Included also are modern
day views of the Planetarium, the Linear Observatory, the
Scriptorium and the Plaza together with some delightful
landscape pictures taken across the ' New World Kingdom'.
It is fair to the Author
to record that the extremely rare imagery he discovered is not only
over 3000 years old and filmed from deep space but has also suffered
from the erosive forces of nature; even so, the quality of the
intaglios, hence the photographic material from satellite technology
more than 3 - 5 years old, is quite remarkable and in most cases
stripped of much of the fanciful narrative, to quote: 'to make the
descriptive narrative infinitely more interesting' the
overwhelming weight of evidence exhibited throughout "Portraits
of the Gods" appears to prove conclusively there once
existed a permanently inhabited Phoenician Kingdom in South America;
this effectively consigns the Non-Diffusionist's theories, which
consistently refute any possibility of Trans-Oceanic Voyaging, to the
dustbins of history.
The Author freely admits
"Portraits" is not intended at this stage of his research
to be a scholarly treatise but a vehicle to publicise a quite
remarkable piece of archaeological detective work. Reading between
the lines, one cannot help but get the feeling that William has
something a little more 'Homeric' up his sleeve.
The rather peaceful,
poetical description of the multi-racial "Heaven on Earth"
discovered in the Andean Mountains sails very close to the wind of
Homer's "Kingdom of the Dead" in the 'Odyssey'.
Homer may have also intentionally 'disguised' the fact that the
statue lined "Great Highway" was actually his "Highway
to the Dead"?
For all the exquisite
classical finesse of the many and varied intaglios in "Portraits"
nothing quite surpasses that flourish of majestic artistry, the
magnificent 40 metres (130 feet) long, Wolf-Rock River Valley
montage of a snarling Great Grey Wolf protecting his She-Wolf and
small 'child' in- between them. Source of the original story, or just
Greek mythology repeating itself?
Finally, rather on the
down-side the Author has deliberately omitted any co-ordinate
information meaning individuals are unable to test the validity of
his claims for themselves. According to Veall; this in the interests
of Security and Preservation and pending discussions with Peru's
Ministry of Culture to obtain the necessary licences for
on-the-ground survey work.
the Gods" contains a well organised Table of Contents
making it very easy to locate individual chapters, photographs,
illustrations, maps and charts. The book also contains an excellent
descriptive Chronological index setting out clearly the Author's main
ideas and discoveries into a reasonably acceptable hypothetical
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