posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 09:05 PM
So there are always discussions of science, and explorers making finds that cannot be explained. Supposedly we were something like this.
Very rarely do you see someone trying to say what it is, except that "they" cannot figure it out and it remains a mystery. Even more rare than that
is us trying to maybe, just maybe come to a different conclusion, one where maybe we were smarter that the average bear.
Hey I am no ancient civilization teacher (yeah thats what I call it LOL), but I thought I would go back pretty far and see what we actually have
found, and see if we can come up with some conclusions on our own.
I would like to add a few things that I would consider common sense when describing the past, and how the way to look forward and answer questions
that may be confusing us as a species can be answered... when asking the right questions.
Did climate change create a mysterious civilization 5,000 years ago?
In 2001, archaeologists digging in Peru revealed a shocking discovery: massive man-made structures, hundreds of feet in diameter, built with stone
and dirt. They found dozens of these mounds in the arid valleys of Peru's Norte Chico region, running from the Andes Mountains to the west
They look like flat-topped pyramids, up to 85 feet (26 meters) tall [source: ScienceDaily]. Compared to the pyramids of the Mayan empire in South
America or, later, the Incan empire in Peru -- structures that were hundreds of feet tall -- that's not so impressive. Except that these mounds in
Norte Chico predate any large structures attributed to either the Incas or the Mayans. (They're even older than the Egyptian pyramids, for that
matter.) It seems that these Peruvian mound builders were the first complex civilization in the Americas.
On Crete, New Evidence of Very Ancient Mariners
Early humans, possibly even prehuman ancestors, appear to have been going to sea much longer than anyone had ever suspected.
Crete has been an island for more than five million years, meaning that the toolmakers must have arrived by boat. So this seems to push the history of
Mediterranean voyaging back more than 100,000 years, specialists in Stone Age archaeology say. Previous artifact discoveries had shown people reaching
Cyprus, a few other Greek islands and possibly Sardinia no earlier than 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.
The oldest established early marine travel anywhere was the sea-crossing migration of anatomically modern Homo sapiens to Australia, beginning about
60,000 years ago. There is also a suggestive trickle of evidence, notably the skeletons and artifacts on the Indonesian island of Flores, of more
ancient hominids making their way by water to new habitats.
Ancient Human Metropolis Found in Africa
They have always been there. People noticed them before. But no one could remember who made them -- or why? Until just recently, no one even knew
how many there were. Now they are everywhere -- thousands -- no, hundreds of thousands of them! And the story they tell is the most important story of
humanity. But it's one we might not be prepared to hear.
Something amazing has been discovered in an area of South Africa, about 150 miles inland, west of the port of Maputo. It is the remains of a huge
metropolis that measures, in conservative estimates, about 1500 square miles. It's part of an even larger community that is about 10,000 square miles
and appears to have been constructed -- are you ready -- from 160,000 to 200,000 BCE!
Once the ruins were examined, the researchers were anxious to place the lost civilization in a historical perspective. The rocks were covered with a
patina that looked very old but there were no items sufficient for carbon-14 dating. It was then that a chance discovery revealed the age of the site,
and sent a chill down the spine of archaeologists and historians!
OK this is a bit more recent but beautiful.
Scientists have finally demystified the incredible workings of a 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator built by ancient Greeks.
A new analysis of the Antikythera Mechanism [image], a clock-like machine consisting of more than 30 precise, hand-cut bronze gears, show it to be
more advanced than previously thought—so much so that nothing comparable was built for another thousand years.
"This device is just extraordinary, the only thing of its kind," said study leader Mike Edmunds of Cardiff University in the UK. "The design is
beautiful, the astronomy is exactly right…In terms of historical and scarcity value, I have to regard this mechanism as being more valuable than the
I wanted to close with this one. I have never seen it before, but wondered what was being conveyed here?
I thought this was interesting.
GLORIFICATION OF THE EUCHARIST
Located in the recently restored church of San Pietro, Montalcino, Italy, are three beautiful works of art. The one located immediately behind
the alter is called the Glorification of the Eucharist and was painted just before 1600 AD by the very talented artist Ventura Salimbeni. What makes
this painting both rare and unusual is the focal point which features a mechanical device that strongly resembles a satellite or observation drone.
Although this has been refuted as nothing more than a creation globe there are a few points worth noting that challenge this rather high-handed
The device clearly has telescopic antenna, what appears to be a camera (or lens) as well as a spotlight. According to some people the lens is a
depiction of the moon and the light is a depiction of the sun. If this is the case then the moon is a double crescent and the Sun is depicted
proportionally smaller than it should be. In addition, the antennas are clearly fixed to the globe with grommet-like devices and are tipped with
aerial spheres. The globe also displays lines which have been claimed to represent early longitude lines on the globe of the Earth. (We should have
better image soon.) In fact, the lines look like the joins in metal plates and perhaps that is what they are.
More will be added, share your thoughts and ideas.