Archaeological Mysteries: Immortal Monday

History is amazing. When we take the time to look back at some of the stunning accomplishments created through the Ages you have got to wonder if we are truly advancing on all fronts? Ever find yourself curious how the people from these ancient cultures managed to engineer some of these magnificent marvels? Today’s #ImmortalMonday is National Geographic’s top ten archaeological mysteries. I think you’ll find it intriguing.

Can you think of anything not mentioned that should have been on this list? Please share and open the discussion.

I realize this is only our second Immortal Monday post since the series relaunch, and I’m already pulling the quick video trick. There’s a reason behind my madness. I have homework for you, so get your pencils ready.

You stand (virtually speaking) on the grounds of Immortal Monday, so it should be fairly safe to say you have a mild to great interest in such topics. One of our most popular being that of mythology. I happen to know that a pretty large number of our readership are also writers, so this should pertain to you.

This August Wayman Publishing will release their next Open Doors Anthology. It is:

Myths & Legends Anthology


Your homework assignment is to write your own short story for submission. Here are the details:

The Subject: Myths and legends. Spin a story with your own style, be it hilarious, tragic, or packed full of action, Wayman Publishing wants to hear it.

The Rules: Your short story or poem should be 2000 words or less. Written for YA or adult. When submitting,  place directly in the body of the email (no attachments). Send your submission to Charles at waymanpublishing(at)gmail(dot)com no later than 08/02/13. Please put “Mythological Anthology” in the subject line.

The Legalese: Most of the anthology proceeds are donated to charity, therefore the authors will not be compensated financially for story contributions. Sorry.

Accepted authors will retain all rights to their contributions, gain a publication credit as well as much exposure through book fairs and author features.  These anthologies can also help an authors’ rankings on Amazon, and new writers will have the opportunity to create an Amazon author page. Wayman Publishing anthologies are published as eBook and paperback.

If you’d like to read about Wayman Publishing’s past charitable donations you may do so here.

I wrote a small whimsical piece inspired by the Moirai. Won’t you join me?

 Now, I know you’re on pins and needles waiting to find out who won last week’s book drawing. Drum roll please!

The winner of the brand new hard copy of Meg Cabot’s “Abandon” is: Lynn Kelley!


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Who’s excited for Lynn? I am! Who is already plotting ideas for a short story? Let’s take team Immortal Monday to Wayman Publishing. Who’s with me?


Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate your support. Until next time, au revoir.


28 thoughts on “Archaeological Mysteries: Immortal Monday”

  1. Tameri EthertonTameri Etherton

    I am always fascinated by man, machines, history, and how we got here. Where we’re going, etc. I’ll look at something and think, ‘What the heck was this person thinking when they created it?’ I mean, seriously! How many times did it take someone to come up with chocolate? Or coffee? Or a mechanical pencil? My brain just doesn’t work like that, but I adore those brains that do. Because of them we have fascinating places like those in the video. We may never know why or how they were built, which makes me sad because I always want answers, but at least we get to enjoy them.

    I love your challenge. Very clever of you!

  2. Marcy KennedyMarcy Kennedy

    I’d vaguely heard about Wayman Publishing before, but wasn’t sure about the details of what they offered authors, etc. I really like the idea of the proceeds going to charity. For that reason alone, I’m going to seriously consider submitting a story.

  3. Diana BeebeDiana Beebe

    I love archeology and seeing the history uncovered. I often wonder what archeologists will speculate about us and how accurate they’ll be

  4. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    Great idea! Tameri’s comment got me thinking about the invention of chocolate. Now wouldn’t that be a fun thing to time travel back for? And I’m still laughing at the animated gif–so funny. 🙂

  5. MelindaMelinda

    Interesting! I’ll see what I can come up with to submit. Can’t believe you gave us homework! lol

  6. PatriciaPatricia

    I loved the video! And congratulations, Lynn!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  7. Laura RitchieLaura Ritchie

    Well, thanks for sharing the info, Debra. This anthology really sounds interesting.
    Also… Grats to Lynn! 🙂

  8. Debra EveDebra Eve

    I can’t believe National Geographic missed Gobekli Tepi! Ah well, I may have to write my own story about it 🙂

  9. Jennette Marie PowellJennette Marie Powell

    I totally wonder about things like in the video! I figure we can blame aliens for anything. Including time travel LOL. Thanks for sharing the story opportunity, too!

  10. Karen RoughtKaren Rought

    Thanks for letting us know about that contest! I think I’ve got a good piece to submit, but I’ll need to spruce it up. Can’t wait to see what happens! Also, that Supernatural GIF killed me. I love it when Dean gets silly like that!

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