reply to post by LiveForever8
hey I love this stuff.
Couple of things:
Similarities in buildings
2 possibilities - common architectural style could be because it is simple - it could be that they look the same because it is the easiest and
simplest way to build a large structure - two separate cultures when faced with the same problem (wanting to build a big structure) find a similar
In the alternative; perhaps the Americas, Africa, Asia etc were previously easier to access, ie there was a land bridge.
Alternatively, it could that all of the cultures are dependents of an earlier culture whose religion / architecture they all inherited.
Its certainly plausible that Egyptians or South Americans or Cambodians or Chinese traversed the globe in ships thousands of years ago, spreading
their ideas and culture...
perhaps this was so long ago, that after some cataclysm and social break down, these great civilizations capable of such feats were forgotten.
I agree with a lot of the theories which argue that human history is much older than we are led to believe, ie that great civilizations existed, that
they have risen and fallen for tens of hundreds of thousands of years.
- If some cataclysm happened today, and only 5% of the worlds populations remained scattered about the globe and they had to focus of surviving for a
few generations; much of history and what came before would be lost and forgotten.. when cities began to rise again, they would have no real knowledge
/ recollection of what civilization was like before.. new religions and ideas.. perhaps bastardized versions of current ones would emerge..
Children born one or two hundred years after the disaster would not know what it was like before.. They would invent legends and assume that all that
came before were more primitive than them .
- In regards to the OP about a universal religion, I think this is certainly true.. to an extent.. I think all religions have perhaps a common root -
it would make sense..
Assuming there was a 'first' human group, a group of humans that spawned all other groups of humans, it would make sense that each spawned group
would take the religion on the mother group and that it would change over the years in isolation.. after a few hundred or thousand years without
contact, it would be forgotten that the religions are in fact based on the same thing..
Same can be said for language.. there are a lot of similarities between many distant languages... There's a documentary series called the history of
the English language or something... its very good.
I don't know if there is a concerted effort to cover up the past, i think it is just a product of the institutional nature of historical research...
Anything that stuffs up official time lines they ignore because then it means they were wrong all this time..
Also, I took a bit of history at university, I didn't like it that much, because it seemed to me that they focused on very specific things about
specific stages in history, rather than looking at the broader picture...
A historian will often be an expert at 'clothes people wore in 400 CE china', but know little about the histories of the rest of the world...
best history comes from Historians who aren't trained by a University IMO, as Universities have a tendency to train the mind to think in certain ways
that can be counter productive.