Theories about ancient times

A number of researchers have recently been investigating ancient monuments and legends using scientific methods.

These tend to defy accepted "scientific" beliefs and are usually easy to explain away (e.g. by ignoring or denying inconvenient facts) but harder to explain - something quite different.

The Flood

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Careful analysis of the relevant texts and of geological evidence suggests the Flood was the break through into the Black Sea along the straits around Constantinople/Istanbul, about 7,500 years ago. It couldn't have been the Atlantic Ocean breaking through the Straits of Gibraltar to create the modern Mediterranean Sea as that took place 5 million years ago.

See Noah's Flood by William Ryan and Walter Pitman, Simon and Schuster, 2000, ISBN 0 684 81052 2


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For centuries Plato's description has led to an assumption that Atlantis was supposed to have been in the Atlantic. However careful study of the available evidence points to the reality behind the myth being a major city - Tantalis - in modern western Turkey.

Ancient civilisation

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Studying ancient writings and architecture from cultures across the world suggests a common theme of small groups of very knowledgeable people guiding civilisations. This leads to the suggestion of a civilization thriving around 10,500BC in a world-wide culture with detailed architectural and astronomical knowledge (including the earth's 25,920-year precessonal cycle) and with the ability to measure longitude accurately and thus map-make and navigate.

Sounds ridiculous, going against what we think we know! But how to explain rather than explain away this?

Related to this is the fact that the sea level has risen since the depths of the most recent Ice Age - some estimates say by 120m. Thus any evidence of early civilisation after the Ice Age may well be under water now.

The Giza Plateau

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Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval have shown that the Plateau contains an incredibly accurate model of the sky (especially the belt of Orion) of about 10,500BC, which coincides with Orion's lowest point in the sky within the precessional cycle. It also coincided with the start of the "age of Leo". We are nearly at the other extreme of the cycle now (the start of the "age of Aquarius"). This doesn't necessarily mean that things were built in 10,500BC, just that the builders wanted to represent the sky then.

John Anthony West and a geologist colleague have shown that the Sphinx is much older than its supposed date of 2,500BC and is rain-weathered (not river- or flood- or sand-weathered). The geological evidence is quite clear on this, never mind how inconvenient the dating is for pre-scientific egyptologists. The face (of a lion) was very weathered by 2,500BC and was remodelled into a human face.


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There seem to be many medieval maps, copies of earlier ones, which show the land mass of Antarctica accurately and furthermore that when mapped it was largely free of ice. Conventionally, it was only mapped in the 20th century.

Again, it seems ridiculous, according to our conventional knowledge/assumptions.


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An explanation for the change in Antarctica and various other major disruptions is that the earth's lithosphere may occasionally slip relative to the molten interior. This would be quite separate from plate tectonics. This theory was put forward by Einstein and a colleague.

Egyptian and Biblical history

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David Rohl has resolved a fundamental error in the standard chronology of Egypt which prevented correlation with Biblical events: around 150 spurious years were in the chronology. Now Joshua, Joseph, Saul, David, Solomon's wife, the destruction of Jericho and the plunder of Jerusalem correspond sensibly with known events and records.


Scientific methods

... in sharp contrast to classical Egyptology, for instance, which is still stuck in pre-scientific-archaeology days. Too many practitioners ignore inconvenient facts.

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