Originally posted by OrNaM3nT
Ehh.. I will use my strongest argument then : Even in the present day , we can't make the pyramids the Egyptians made thousands of years ago using
their technology at that time .
I can't remember the article or documentary where I read/saw this but , even with our current technology we can't bind those rocks or mud bricks so
good , that they could last thousands of years in harsh conditions .
Yeah aye bro, I've just, like, finished reading Graham Hamcock's (sic) " Fingerprints of the Gods" which like just totally blew my mind with all this
information in it, citing sources like Velikovsky and Hapbad (sic) and some really cutting edge research, even though it was published like wow ages
ago now and there is obviously a cover up as to how this information is shared and kept secret because I like had never heard of it before and it blew
my mind, man. I was, like, so credulous because when I read it he made really good cases on such little evidence!
In my defence, I saw that book for sale at the local library and knew that I had to get it, if only to keep such misinformation out of the hands of
I figured it was fifty cents well spent, and while I did enjoy much of the read and the speculations within I had to take it all with a grain of salt
due to the fact that there is just no corroborative evidence to back his claims and suppositions up.
I like the idea of an advanced civilisation during the "Ice Age" (which one, precisely?) inhabiting the coastal plains, but sadly there is just no
evidence that stands up to scrutiny....so far.
I've filed the book away in my 'conspiracy corner' along with Velikovsky, Bauval et al, including with them " the maps of the ancient sea kings", "
america b.c." and " vimana aircraft of ancient India" or whatever the correct title is. I'm happy to take photographs of these books for you, at least
then there is solid, hard proof of their existence, not soiled, soft suppositions.
I do like the idea of looking into myths and legends and there is some excellent work around dealing with these, such as one about taniwha and tsunami
(the name escapes me at present)and think there is potential for further research, especially regarding natural hazards.
In answer to the OP question: "Where did the ancients go?" it is my opinion that they weren't as technologically advanced as proposed, with some sort
of high civilisation, as there is just nothing to say that. I feel they developed over a long period of time and are evident in the 'dawn of
civilisation' that we see with the 'mainstream' civilisations. This in itself is a lovely story, amazing and full of action and achievement, so there
is no need to invent a past to replace our own, unless one is inclined to fiction.
Alright, that's my two bits worth.
edit on 5-12-2011 by aorAki because: (no reason given)