Crystal Skull

Crystal Skull

The crystal skulls are a number of human skull hardstone carvings made of clear or milky quartz, known in art history as "rock crystal", claimed to be pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts by their alleged finders; however, none of the specimens made available for scientific study have been authenticated as pre-Columbian in origin. The results of these studies demonstrated that those examined were manufactured in the mid-19th century or later, almost certainly in Europe. Despite some claims presented in an assortment of popularizing literature, legends of crystal skulls with mystical powers do not figure in genuine Mesoamerican or other Native American mythologies and spiritual accounts.

The skulls are often claimed to exhibit paranormal phenomena by some members of the New Age movement, and have often been portrayed as such in fiction. Crystal skulls have been a popular subject appearing in numerous sci-fi television series, novels, video games and a brand of vodka.

Read more about Crystal Skull:  Crystal Skull Collections, Research Into Crystal Skull Origins, Speculations On Smaller Skulls, Paranormal Claims and Spiritual Associations, Crystal Skulls in Popular Culture

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Crystal Skulls in Popular Culture
... For the Love of God, a diamond-encrusted skull made by artist Damien Hirst ... House II The Second Story, movie including a crystal skull from the aztec region ... Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, film that revolves around a fictional back-story about crystal skulls ...
F. A. Mitchell-Hedges - Legacy
... A body of popular culture and New Age-mythology grew to surround Mitchell-Hedges' tales of the crystal skull, and it is through his association with this alleged ... Mitchell-Hedges' crystal skull was retained in the possession of his adopted daughter Anna until her death on 11 April 2007 at the age of 100, during which time ... Even after Anna's death, the claimed '17 000' year old crystal skull continues to be publicly exhibited ...
Crystal Skull (disambiguation)
... Crystal skull refers to a number of human-like skull carvings made of quartz crystal and their associated myth and research ... Crystal skull may also refer to Crystal Skull (Stargate SG-1), an episode of the TV show Stargate SG-1 Crystal Skulls, a Seattle band and also Crystal Head ...
Legend Of The Crystal Skull - Characters
... Would she have resorted to murder just to possess a mystical skull? Lamont Warrick – Lamont Warrick is the proud owner of Zeke's, a colorful curio shop crammed with unusual and eclectic ... A crystal skull would attract a lot of buyers - and a lot of money.. ... In his old age, Gilbert certainly could use a crystal skull to improve his own chances of cheating death.. ...
List Of Indiana Jones Characters - Introduced in Kingdom of The Crystal Skull - Mutt Williams
... (Shia LaBeouf), born Henry Walton Jones III, is introduced in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as a Panhead motorcycle-riding greaser and becomes Indiana Jones's sidekick ... Indiana Jones, although Indy and Mutt are unaware of their relationship until the events of Crystal Skull ... surrogate father Harold Oxley, and the crystal skull ...

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    O I shall hear skull skull,
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