posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 03:41 PM
I just recently finished watching an amazing documentary called "Quest for the Lost Civilization" by Graham Hancock! (Links can be found at the
In it he explored the idea that the oldest civilisations in the world were linked by ONE previous lost civilisation. One that in subtle ways linked
the ancient peoples we know today as the Mayans, Incas, Egyptians etc.
For a bit of a laugh really, I decided to get on Google Earth and plot on the globe where these (and a few more) ancient societies lived.
A brief description of the Civilisations or Structures I chose is given for you below:
Teotihuacan is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the
pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes, the Avenue of the Dead,
and numerous colorful, well-preserved murals.
At its zenith in the first half of the 1st millennium CE, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas. At this time it may have had
more than 200,000 inhabitants, placing it among the largest cities of the world in this period. The civilization and cultural complex associated with
the site is also referred to as Teotihuacan or Teotihuacano.
Chichen Itza; from Yucatec Maya: "At the mouth of the well of the Itza") is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya
civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.
he Carnac stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the French village of Carnac, in Brittany, consisting of
alignments, dolmens, tumuli and single menhirs. The more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the
pre-Celtic people of Brittany, and are the largest such collection in the world.
The stones were erected at some stage during the Neolithic period, probably around 3300 BC, but some may date to as old as 4500 BC.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres
(8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large
standing stones. It is at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial
mounds. Archaeologists had believed that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, as described in the chronology below. One recent
theory, however, has suggested that the first stones were not erected until 2400-2200 BC.
The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. The Minoan culture flourished from approximately 2700 to
1450 BC; afterwards, Mycenaean Greek culture became dominant at Minoan sites in Crete. It was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century, at
first through the work of the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, when Minoan Crete took its historic place, as Will Durant said in 1939, as "the
first link in the European chain."
The Giza Necropolis stands on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramids
known as the Great Pyramids, along with the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx. It is located some 8 km (5 mi) inland into the desert from
the old town of Giza on the Nile, some 25 km (15 mi) southwest of Cairo city centre. One of the monuments, the Great Pyramid of Giza, is the only
remaining monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Karnak Temple Complex — usually called simply Karnak — comprises a vast conglomeration of ruined temples, chapels, pylons and other
buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amen and a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Amenhotep III (ca. 1391-1351 BC). It is located near Luxor, some
500 km south of Cairo, in Egypt. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of
worship of the Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The Karnak complex takes its name from the
nearby (and partly surrounded) modern village of el-Karnak, some 2.5 km north of Luxor.
The city has a history that goes back to the 4th millennium BCE, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. Jerusalem is the holiest city in
Judaism and has been the spiritual center of the Jewish people since c. 1000 BCE, when David the King of Israel first established it as the capital of
the Jewish Nation, and his son Solomon commissioned the building of the First Temple in the city. Jerusalem contains a number of significant Christian
sites, and although it is never mentioned explicitly in the Qur'an, Islam regards Jerusalem as its third-holiest city.
Indus Valley Civilisation
Sumer "Land of the Lords of Brightness", was a civilization and historical region in southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. It is the earliest known
civilization in the world and is known as the Cradle of Civilization. The Sumerian civilization spanned over 3000 years and began with the first
settlement of Eridu in the Ubaid period (mid 6th millennium BC) through the Uruk period (4th millennium BC) and the Dynastic periods (3rd millennium
BC) until the rise of Babylonia in the early 2nd millennium BC. Sumer was the birthplace of writing, the wheel, agriculture, the arch, the plow,
irrigation and many other things. The term "Sumerian" applies to all speakers of the Sumerian language.
The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (mature period 2600–1900 BCE) which was centred mostly in the western part of
the Indian Subcontinent and which flourished around the Indus river basin. Primarily centered along the Indus and the Punjab region, the civilization
extended into the Ghaggar-Hakra River valley and the Ganges-Yamuna Doab, encompassing most of what is now Pakistan, as well as extending into the
westernmost states of modern-day India, southeastern Afghanistan and the easternmost part of Balochistan, Iran.
Japan's Ancient Underwater "Pyramid" Mystifies Scholars
Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state
temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its
foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer
Submerged stone structures lying just below the waters off Yonaguni Jima are actually the ruins of a Japanese Atlantis—an ancient city sunk by
an earthquake about 2,000 years ago.
That's the belief of Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist at the University of the Ryukyus in Japan who has been diving at the site to measure and map
its formations for more than 15 years.
Each time he returns to the dive boat, Kimura said, he is more convinced than ever that below him rest the remains of a 5,000-year-old city.
Nan Madol is a ruined city that lies off the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei (presently one of the four states in the Federated States of
Micronesia) and used to be the capital of the Saudeleur dynasty until about AD 1500. The city consists of a series of small artificial islands linked
by a network of canals and is often called the Venice of the Pacific. The name Nan Madol means "spaces between" and is a reference to the canals
that criss-cross the ruins.
When I did this I was a little surprised to find that they could be plotted (more or less) on the circumference of the Earth whilst looking down from
a little off the North Pole.
I found this quite interesting. I just kept doing them and there really did seem to be a pattern. It got me thinking:
Is this intentional?
Is there a message here?
Could this be a clue to the lost civilisation?
Does this maybe show where the Magnetic North used to be millennia ago?
Is it just a coincidence?
Have the lost Ancients (Atlanteans??) left us a clue to where they were from - or the whereabouts of Atlantis?
Most of the places I chose are in the documentary, a few didn't fit my hypothesis, as they were on the other side of the globe!
They were, the Incas, Easter Island and the Nazca. (Thought I'd better add that to be honest!)
I'd like to hear from anyone who like me finds this intriguing, and of course if you don't.
These Civilisations were in some cases separated by oceans and thousands of years, how did thy come to occupy this region? Is it just chance?
All the best!
[edit on 6-1-2010 by kiwifoot]