Shiva Temple Arizona US 10,000 Years Old Study By NATURE


I had written about the Quadrilateral Temple of Shiva and another article on Vishnu Temple in Grand canyon.I had provided authentic links/ sources for the information.

Now I have come across a research article in Nature and I am reproducing except from the expedition undertaken. The Shiva temple is dated at least 10,000 ago.

WIDESPREAD interest has been aroused by the investigation of “Shiva’s Temple”, in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A., which is being explored by the Paterson-American Museum Grand Canyon Expedition, with Dr. Harold Anthony, curator of mammalology in the American Museum of Natural History, as its leader. Shiva’s Temple, an isolated cliff of limestone, rises to a height of 1,200 feet above the floor of the Canyon, and is surmounted by a wooded plateau two hundred and seventy-five acres in extent, which is reputed never to have been visited by man since the cliff was separated from the mainland at some time about the close of the Ice Age. It was anticipated that forms of animal life, if any, surviving on the plateau after so lengthy a period of isolation might afford valuable evidence of adaptation and divergence. Dr. Anthony and Mr. Edwin McKee, chief naturalist of the Grand Canyon National Park, with six other members of the expedition, reached the plateau on September 16 after a three hours’ climb. Shed antlers of deer were seen, as well as chipmunk, a rabbit and signs of coyote. The first specimens brought to the base camp were a pair of leaf-eared mice. Traps have been set for other animals by Dr. Anthony, who remained on the plateau when other members of the party returned to the base camp. Supplies were dropped from an aeroplane, including water, of which no trace has been found on the plateau. This makes it remarkable that the party should have been much troubled by mosquitoes.

https://www.nature.com/articles/140537c0
Top.Shiva Temple view at Sunset.Below View from South.

Shiva’s Temple”, Arizona
WIDESPREAD interest has been aroused by the
investigation of “Shiva’s Temple”, in the Grand
Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A., which is being explored
by the Paterson-American Museum Grand Canyon
Expedition, with Dr. Harold Anthony, curator of
mammalology in the American Museum of Natural
History, as its leader. Shiva’s Temple, an isolated
cliff of limestone, rises to a height of 1,200 feet above
the floor of the Canyon, and is surmounted by a
wooded plateau two hundred and seventy-five acres in
extent, which is reputed never to have been visited
by man since the cliff was separated from the main-
land at some time about the close of the Ice Age.
It was anticipated that forms of animal life, if any,
surviving on the plateau aft.er so lengthy a period
of isolation might afford valuable evidence of adapta-
tion and divergence. Dr. Anthony and Mr. Edwin
McKee, chief naturalist of the Grand Canyon National
Park, with six other members of the expedition,
reached the plateau on September 16 after a three
hours’ climb. Shed antlers of deer were seen, as well
as chipmunk, a rabbit and signs of coyote. The
first specimens brought to the base camp were a pair
of leaf-eared mice. Traps have been set for other
animals by Dr. Anthony, who remained on the
plateau when other members of the party returned
to the base camp. Supplies were dropped from an
aeroplane, including water, of which no trace has
b een found on the plateau. This makes it remark-
able that the party should have been much troubled
by mosquitoes.

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I am providing link from Wiki below. It is reluctant to admit it is Siva’s Temple.

Shiva Temple is a 7,646-foot-elevation (2,331 meter) summit located in the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County of Arizona, USA.[3] It is situated six miles north of Hopi Point overlook of the canyon’s South Rim, about 2.5 mi southwest of North Rim’s Tiyo Point, and two miles northwest of Isis Temple, where it towers 5,200 feet (1,585 meters) above the Colorado River. Shiva Temple is named for Shiva, the Hindu deity, destroyer of the universe. This name was applied by Clarence Dutton who began the tradition of naming geographical features in the Grand Canyon after mythological deities. Dutton believed Shiva Temple was the largest, grandest, and most majestic of the Grand Canyon buttes, with a broad, level, forested top.

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  1. Edgar Cayce mentions the Happapulpick people from India in 28k bce immigrating to this area and being proficient in all kinds of metal work….T

    “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”….Henry David Thoreau.  http://aoclery.yolasite.com/westminster-time-files-a-novel.php

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