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The above image was taken by NASA astronaut Terry Virts during his final day aboard the International Space Station. Not an easy feat, considering how –contrary to popular thinking– man-made structures like Egypt’s pyramids and even the Great Wall of China are incredibly difficult to detect from space with the naked eye, as they tend to blend themselves with the surrounding landscape –but that’s where that shiny Quartz pyramidion came in, right?

Now, what’s interesting is that our astronauts are not only on the lookout of famous historical landmarks, but that some of them seem to also be interested in the more alternative theories related to those structures. Exhibit A: The live contest astronaut Scott Kelly launched on his Twitter account, to name “3 iconic man-made structures” which are “precisely aligned” with the constellation of Orion, a more-than-obvious reference to our friend Robert Bauval’s theory, which is still deemed as ‘pseudoscience’ by the likes of Zahi Hawass and his colleagues.

I think this a great evidence showing how, despite the stubbornness of orthodox archeologists, who refuse to look at the evidence offered by alternative historians with an objective and open mind, they have failed miserably in their attempts to suppress the public’s interest in these ‘historical heresies’. Indeed, Bauval’s theory has managed to reach higher places than the ivory towers of Orthodoxy –about 400 km higher, give or take.

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[H/T Mashable]

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