The Master Plan In 1935, Heinrich Himmler founded a Nazi research institute called the Ahnenerbe, whose mission was to search for the lost civilization of an ancient master race. The Ahnenerbe was Himmler’s pet project, and under his close direction, it came to play a key role in the Final Solution.
The Mummy Congress When Heather Pringle was dispatched to a remote part of northern Chile to cover a little-known scientific conference, she found herself in the midst of the most passionate gathering of her working life – dozens of mummy experts lodged in a rambling seaside hotel, battling over the implications of their research.
In Search of Ancient North America Journeying to nine of North America’s most fascinating archaeological sites, Heather Pringle chronicles the joy and wonder of life in the field. Chatting late into the night with the researchers, she listens to their theories and shares their deep desire to span the gulf of time and connect with those who are now little more than rag and bones.
Photo: “the language of nature,” by Shapeshift. The sun is about to rise over Macchu Picchu