Were Ancient People More Modern Than Us
Institutions of higher learning have spent the last several
hundred years perpetuating what may be the greatest lie ever
told. Believing that their methodology holds the key to understanding
everything in the universe, Scientists have portrayed ancient
cultures as brutish societies that lacked even a basic knowledge
of their surroundings. Itâ€™s only been in the last hundred years
that this time-honored fallacy has begun to fall apart.
Like most students who were fed a non-stop stream of theories
that make up what universities like to believe are rock-solid
scientific and historic principles, I was lead to think of most
ancient societies as warring tribes barely able to create metal
fighting tools that wouldnâ€™t fall apart. While much time was
spent on the orderly governments that came out of the empires
created by Greece and Rome, little was said about their technology.
The same may be said of ancient Egypt. Stories of long ocean
voyages by the Phoenicians, Vikings and Chinese were either
ignored or dismissed as myths created by over nationalistic
Although I attended school during the 1960â€™s and 1970â€™s,
Iâ€™m afraid that little has changed. Pet theories about ancients
still rule the day and ignore some very starting facts which
indicate that long-vanished societies may have been far more
advanced in their capabilities that us. To understand all this,
we must first adjust our thinking about what being â€˜advancedâ€™
or â€˜modernâ€™ means. Technology is a matter of discovery. Itâ€™s
entirely possible that humans could be floating around today
in anti-gravity cars while billions of barrels of oil languished
unused in the ground if the study of magnetism had yielded a
usable product before work ever began on engines that use fossil
If we say that archeology has provided us with no proof that
ancients drove gasoline-powered vehicles, this doesnâ€™t mean
they werenâ€™t more advanced then we are. Various discoveries
have showed that the Romans concocted a number of devices that
used weights and magnetism to create what some say were escalator-like
devices and even automatic doors! These devices did not consume
or require any fossil fuel power source like electricity, which
makes them all the more astonishing and far superior to our
The Roman Coliseum is a good example of smart technology.
Itâ€™s now an accepted fact that elevators and lifting areas were
used to quickly move people, animals and scenery on and off
the main floor where all the action took place. It could even
be flooded to recreate naval battles. But we still do not know
exactly how they did it?
With an abundance of beasts of burden and roads more friendly
to chariots and rough carts then a Maserati, it might never
have occurred to the Greeks, Romans or other ancient people
to create a better form of transportation. Instead, they concentrated
on creating other things like amazing irrigation and water delivery
systems. Some of these are still used today!
The real disservice done to our society by the culture of
higher education and all their pet theorems is that we are denied
knowledge that might unlock the secrets of our existence and
reproduce ancient technologies that could be used for our benefit.
Even today, we ignore alternative methods of healing and treatment
in favor of toxic and life-threatening procedures that make
no promise of a cure. While lightly-clothed cultures living
in the Amazon rain forests are portrayed as mindless children
in need of our rescue, pharmaceutical corporations secretly
spend millions on expeditions to that area in search of secrets
that allow many of these seemingly primitive people to live
virtually disease free lives!
While astronomers and scientists patted each other on their
backs for the last several hundred years over the discovery
of the nine known planets in our solar system, a 5000 year old
Babylonian plaque was available to them that could have provided
the same information. The plaque clearly shows our sun, surrounded
by nine planets. All are correct in terms of size, shape and
distance from the sun as compared to what we know today. How
did these ancient people who lacked telescopes, computers and
deep space probes obtain this knowledge?
The very idea that some alien civilization might have provided
this information and even had an impact on human development
scares the wits out of modern scholars. Why? Because if they
do not know everything or are scientifically unable to correctly
interpret most of the world around them in a cohesive way, why
do we need them? Scholars at a loss to explain them, ignore
things like Egyptian wall carvings of modern jet planes, helicopters
and what appear to be space ships in the Temple of Abydos. They
fail to comment on an Egyptian drawing of two slaves holding
funnel like devices, connected with very modern-looking heavy
wires, that seem to have been used to levitate heavy objects.
While it would be more then premature to state that what these
objects appear to be or do is actually what they seem, it is
foolish to merely try and explain them away because they donâ€™t
fit the norm.
In 1973 a U.S. deep sea submersible craft photographed Roman
Columns that seemed part of a temple structure at the bottom
of one of the deepest parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Rather then
ending up in some scientific journal or being debated on a university
campus, the photo was published in an obscure book about the
supposed lost continent of Atlantis. While the photo may have
certainly served the purpose of the bookâ€™s author, would it
not have served history and archeology even more if published
and debated in those circles?
Roman, Greek and Egyptian-style Columns 6000 Feet Under The
In the 1960s a German bookkeeper named Erich Von Daniken
began to investigate a serious of worldwide archeological enigmas.
This lead him to believe that Aliens visited our planet in ancient
times and may have had a serious influence on humanity. His
assumptions became a book entitled, Chariots Of The Gods. Despite
criticism that his claims were based on incorrect interpretations
and that he lacked the educational background to make any archeological
assumptions at all, his book made people think.
Around the same time, a language scholar named Zecharia Sitchin
assembled an impressive volume of information to back his belief
that Aliens had, indeed, visited the earth and genetically manipulated
humans in ancient times. The 12th Planet was published during
the 1970â€™s and became the first of many books in the Earth Chronicles
Speaking with Sitchin is like receiving an instant education
about the ancient middle eastern world. Having personally met
him, attended his seminars and interviewed him on several occasions
for cable TV, I was immediately impressed with his ability to
answer questions, rebut criticisms and provide facts to back
up his theories. This is not to say that I agree with all he
says, but I am certain that Zecharia has made a lasting contribution
to the study of ancient cultures from another perspective.
Most of the archeological anomalies brought to public attention
by people like Von Daniken and Sitchin were items built or manufactured
by ancient people or special knowledge they seemed to possess.
Examples are monolithic constructions found throughout the world
with similar features and an uncanny understanding of the world
and universe they lived in. Lacking the technology (as we understand
it) to built these things or possess that knowledge, this evidence
flew directly in the face of accepted theories about ancient
Despite the obvious impact on almost everything we think
or believe about our world or ourselves if people like Von Daniken
and Sitchin are even near correct, the biggest affront to modern
academia will not be the collapse of treasured theories, but
the shocking revelation that humans are not alone in the universe.
Itâ€™s almost a foregone conclusion among academics that little
or no evidence supports the idea that life other then our own
exists out there. If they are proved wrong, itâ€™s more then just
a loss of credibility. Itâ€™s a complete disruption of the revered
status enjoyed by scientists who always seem able to explain
(or explain away) everything in due time.
I would ask young minds and older ones set in their ways
to take one more look at the ancient world with an open mind.
If they do, they might just discover their past and get a sneak
preview of their future!
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