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Originally posted by djohnsto77
It's like oh my God you know...just when I think I've seen the most outrageous claim regarding the ancient Egyptians, another one comes along and blows it out of the water!
Show me some pyramids, mummies, funerary texts, etc. in Australia and maybe I'll consider the possibility...
Originally posted by gordonwest
I do not know if anybody else does know or not. There is a rocky-type of mountain in West Australia that is belived to be 250 million years old.
Just wondering. There is a local story about the "picknick at hanging rock". I was wondering if anybody or the media has fully explored that cave area??? Is that cave "connected" to the tunnels? Just a thought. Thanks For Reading.
Originally posted by mungodave
not far from Alice Springs.
Dead centre Australia.
Explain these a way if you will..
Gojak says many people who stumble across stone artefacts or engravings that remind them of ancient civilisations think they are evidence of arrivals in Australia before the Dutch and English. "There are claims of everything from ancient Egyptians, which would be about 2-3000 years ago, through to Romans, Vikings, Phoenicians and South American civilisations like the Inca." He says this "broad folk idea" of secret visitors tends to be based on wildly speculative claims about isolated objects and "structures" discovered in undocumented circumstances. "Because they don't have any context, it's easy to make up their backstory," says Gojak.
Egyptians down under? (Image: iStockphoto) "It's not outside the realms of possibility at all that they may have come to Australia," he says. "But so far no one has presented any good evidence that they actually did arrive." For example, he says, there are no documents in Portuguese records suggesting they bumped into a great southern land. The Dutch and English, by contrast, were very proud of the fact. He also says there are no evidence of relics, such as bottles or pieces of ship equipment, you would expect to find if the Portuguese had landed.
Significant work on the origin was undertaken by a Gympie historian, Dr. Elaine Brown, during the 1990s and early 2000s in which she found that the terraced structure was constructed by a Swiss horticulturist in the late 1880s.