It was NOT sold by the British Museum. The BM actually tried to buy it, but couldn't outbid Mitchell-Hedges, who bought it (there is documentary evidence of his purchase). It was sold by one Sidney Burney, who obtained it from somewhere or other (where is unclear) sometime in 1936.Bagins said:I cannot belive that the British Musiem would sell any thing that good.
Quite few crystal skulls have turned up over the years. There are two near-identical ones called the British Skull and the Paris Skull, both said to have been found in Mexico around 1890. But the Mitchell-Hedges skull is by far the most beautifully carved and anatomically accurate.Gremlinclr said:Didn't I read somewhere that there were two identical skulls found or is it just my imagination?
I stand corrected, sill it could expane why the Skull isn`t a Mayan one in shape and the quartz its made from isn`t from South America.Annasdottir said:It was NOT sold by the British Museum. The BM actually tried to buy it, but couldn't outbid Mitchell-Hedges, who bought it (there is documentary evidence of his purchase). It was sold by one Sidney Burney, who obtained it from somewhere or other (where is unclear) sometime in 1936.
It was defintly the Mitchell-Hedges Skull that Mitchell-Hedges baught at Sotheby's. It is the one that he passed on to his daughter. There is no evidence that he possessed it before the Sotheby's sale - he told no-one about it, he did not write of it, there are no photos; but as soon as he bought it from Sotheby's, he kept showing it to everybody, relating hair-raising tales about its supposed evil powers. To explain why he bought the skull when he had supposedly discovered it, he claimed that he had given it to Burney as collateral for a loan, which he repaid by buying it. So why didn't he simply give Burney the cash instead of waiting for it to be auctioned, possibly at a higher price than the loan?
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Etc.One of the most mysterious artifacts that has been discovered upon our planet are known as the Crystal Skulls. A Crystal Skull is simply defined as an ancient artifact discovered made from various type of quartz crystals that has the appearance of a human size (or larger) and shaped skull. Most of these ancient Crystal Skulls have been uncovered near or within ancient ruins located in Mexico or Central America, possibly linked to the Mesoamerican cultures of this region. However within recent years, crystal skulls are now surfacing or being reported in other parts of the world such as in South America, Europe and Asia.
Joshua "Illinois" Shapiro
Co-founder of V J Enterprises and the Chairman of the Board of the World Mystery Research Center, Joshua Shapiro, has been involved in investigating and sharing information about the Crystal Skulls since 1983. At that time, he saw his first ancient crystal skull in San Jose, California, made from amethyst quartz crystal. Over the years, Joshua (now working closely with his wife Desy Shapiro) has been able to visit with a number of other interesting crystal skulls as well as has offered public presentations throughout the U.S., a number of countries in Europe, some parts of South America and also in Australia.
In 1985, Joshua met the co-authors of the first book written about the crystal skulls and through this association became aware of the Mayan Crystal Skull , the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull and the Texas Crystal Skull ( also known as "MAX"). In March of 1989, the three co-authors released their book entitled: "Mysteries of the Crystal Skulls Revealed", which was also published in Brazil in 1992.
Moving in the 1990's and beyond, Joshua became acquainted with several other skulls including "ET", "Windsong", "Rainbow" & "Madre", "Synergy", "Skully" and had a chance to visit with British Museum Crystal Skull (with Desy). In 1999, he received his own crystal skull as a gift , a 10 lb. smoky quartz skull made in Brazil which is known as "Portal de Luz".
The Crystal Skulls are considered to be one of the world greatest mysteries. Some of these artifacts have been researched by Hewlett Packard ( reported in Richard Garvin's book, "The Crystal Skull", 1973) and continue to baffle the modern scientific community. There have been a number of phenomena associated with the crystal skulls including:
Individuals receiving a healing in the presence
Psychics and sensitives channeling or receiving impressions
Holographic Images forming inside of the crystal skulls
A Powerful energy measured within or around the skulls when activated