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KAZAKHSTAN AND THE ILLUMINATI IN AN UNFINISHED METROPOLIS
BY DARMON RICHTER / 08 OCT 2014

Most people living in the western world know surprisingly little about Kazakhstan. Surprising, considering this Eurasian country ranks as the ninth largest nation on the planet. Yet it has a regional population of just 17 million, which is less than some cities and comparatively sparse for such a vast landmass. Kazakhstan nevertheless has an ancient and fascinating history. Did you know, for example, that these lands are believed to be the evolutionary birthplace of the apple? 
In recent years, Kazakhstan has become better known in conspiracy circles for its dazzling new capital,Astana. The internet abounds with theories that highlight the rich thread of occult symbolism which seemingly runs through Astana’s futuristic architecture. Some of the more extravagant theories name it an Illuminati-funded, future Asian capital of the coming “New World Order.” 
It’s easy to dismiss such conspiracy talk outright; but, for the sake of argument, we’ll take a look through some of the key points which form the basis of the assumption. 
…Read more at Atlas Obscura
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KAZAKHSTAN AND THE ILLUMINATI IN AN UNFINISHED METROPOLIS

BY DARMON RICHTER / 08 OCT 2014

Most people living in the western world know surprisingly little about Kazakhstan. Surprising, considering this Eurasian country ranks as the ninth largest nation on the planet. Yet it has a regional population of just 17 million, which is less than some cities and comparatively sparse for such a vast landmass. Kazakhstan nevertheless has an ancient and fascinating history. Did you know, for example, that these lands are believed to be the evolutionary birthplace of the apple? 

In recent years, Kazakhstan has become better known in conspiracy circles for its dazzling new capital,Astana. The internet abounds with theories that highlight the rich thread of occult symbolism which seemingly runs through Astana’s futuristic architecture. Some of the more extravagant theories name it an Illuminati-funded, future Asian capital of the coming “New World Order.” 

It’s easy to dismiss such conspiracy talk outright; but, for the sake of argument, we’ll take a look through some of the key points which form the basis of the assumption. 

…Read more at Atlas Obscura

SIX DIY GLASS HOUSES BUILT FROM BOTTLES

BY ALLISON MEIER / 02 OCT 2014