Six Great Enigmas of the Ancient Civilizations

We stand today at an unprecedented turning point in human history. In recent years two versions of ancient history have formed. One, we shall call ‘alternative’ history, the other we shall refer to as ‘official’ history. The former ponders over a variety of anomalies and tries to make sense out of the corpus of evidence, i.e., the pyramids and timelines, why they were built, by whom and when. The latter conducts digs, catalogs pottery shards, and tries to defend its proposal there are no enigmas, and virtually everything is explained. At one point perhaps as late as fifteen years ago these two camps seem to be engaged in an informal dialogue. That all changed after, 1) the Great Sphinx redating controversy caught Egyptologists off guard and, 2) the impact of Chris Dunn’s book The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt at the end of the last decade. There […] Read More

Grafton Elliot Smith, The Orang Pendek, and Mysterious Fossil Finds

Grafton Elliot Smith History is littered with amazing findings that have been lost to time and potentially groundbreaking discoveries that have somehow fallen into the background. In the 1800s and early 1900s, there were supposedly some rather amazing such findings by a well-respected scientist, but which have nevertheless been downplayed or faded with time. It is a rather interesting historical journey by a man who may or may not have had a great impact on the field of cryptozoology and archaeology, but which is intriguing nevertheless. Grafton Elliot Smith was born in 1871 and was an Australian-British anatomist, anthropologist, and archaeologist specializing in the human and primate brain. Over his prestigious and illustrious career, he would be the first chairperson of anatomy at the Cairo School of Medicine, cataloging the brains of Egyptian mummies and the first to x-ray a mummy, Professor in anatomy in Manchester, the chair of […] Read More

Things Keep Getting Older: Archaeologists Find ‘Forest Cities’ That Are Least 45,000 Years Old

First, we were told that the first human civilizations were Mesopotamia and Egypt, ca. 3000BCE. Then we found out about Göbekli Tepe, stretching the timeline back to 10,000BCE. And now, a new paper in Nature suggests that humans have been coming together in large numbers for a lot longer – but not in the now-arid regions of the Middle East. Instead, say researchers, “archaeological evidence now demonstrates that humans settled tropical forest regions “on previously unimagined scales”, and have actively manipulated these ecologies for “at least 45,000 years” – and perhaps much longer In the last ten years, the archaeologically acknowledged human inhabitation of tropical forests has quadrupled in age. There is no clear evidence for the use of tropical forests by our species in Borneo and Melanesia by c.45 ka, in South Asia by c.36ka, and in South America by c.13ka. There are suggestions of earlier rainforest occupation […] Read More

5 Mind Bending Facts That Will Make You Question Everything You Thought You Knew

By Luke Miller Truth Theory Throughout history, there have been many mysteries that defy what the logical mind deems possible, with many baffling the scientific community in the process. Here I share 5 of those mind-bending facts that will have you questioning what you thought you knew about reality. Observation Changes The Outcome Of Events At The Microscopic Level Before the birth of quantum mechanics scientist, Thomas Young performed an experiment called Young’s Experiment which was later renamed the double slit experiment. This experiment not only proved that matter behaves differently on the microscopic level to the macro, but also that observation of matter at the microscopic level changes the outcome of how matter behaves.  How Quickly The Pyramids Were Built The great pyramid of Egypt’s (Khufu) has an estimated 2.5 million stones all weighing around 2.5 tons, meaning if they moved 10 stones a day it would have taken […] Read More

7 Pieces of Ancient Art that Prove the “Gods” Were Here

Art can be interpreted in numerous ways but sometimes it’s just plain obvious what the artist wanted to express: aliens and UFOs. The Alien Statues on Nuku Hiva Island Stone stands the test of time. Because of this, we have the unique opportunity to see through the eyes of the ancients and, in the case of the Nuku Hiva sculptures, we can also gaze into the large, almond-shaped eyes of what could easily be described as a race of extraterrestrials. Nuku Hiva is the largest island in the Marquesas Archipelago in French Polynesia. European explorers reached the archipelago in the late 16th century but by then, the islands had been inhabited for close to 2,000 years by native Polynesians. This culture had left behind a number of intriguing works of art depicting beings with bulbous heads, large eyes; their appearance is eerily reminiscent of the Grey alien form we’re […] Read More

2016: Another Human Timeline Revealed Graham Hancock Shatters Modern History

Graham Hancock is one of the few great pioneers in alternative history. Formerly working as a journalist for the big media companies, he set off on a journey to discover the real truth of our origins. His research is startling, and quite possibly erases the old narrative of history. There is evidence that the timeline of civilization extends much further back than just ten thousand years ago. The famous ancient monument in Egypt, The Great Sphinx, stands today showing signs of erosion as if water had been running through its walls for many years. This, of course, means that there had to have been long periods of rainfall in the Sahara Desert at the time it was built, as water must have been touching it long enough to cause the erosion seen on the Sphinx. There has been almost no rain in the desert for approximately 5,000 years. Was the Sphinx […] Read More

1843: A 13th Century Guide to Forensic Anthropology

Names of human bones in Sung Tz’u’s The Washing Away of Wrongs, 1843 edition, edited by Ruǎn Qíxīn. Image from Wikipedia The oldest existing forensic science text is The Washing Away of Wrongs (also known as the Collected Cases of Injustice Rectified, or Hsi yuan chi lu), written around 1247 CE. Sung Tz’u (or Song Ci), who is considered to be the “Founding Father of Forensic Science in China,” wrote this text to help bureaucrats of the Southern Sung Dynasty navigate the complex inquest process, provide instructions on how examine a corpse, and determine cause of death.  This forensic manual predates the earliest European texts on the subject by hundreds of years. By the time The Washing Away of Wrongs was written in the mid-thirteenth century China had already been conducting forensic assessments for violent or suspicious deaths for centuries. Going as far back to at least the Ch’in Dynasty […] Read More

The Ancients Knew Earth Was A Sphere At Least 2,000 Years Before Columbus

We have been told in school that it was Christopher Columbus the person who found out that the Earth is a sphere and set out on a journey to prove it. It is just one of the many “little” lies that have been told in history classes today. But Christopher Columbus did not discover the Earth was spherical. Actually, Columbus was about 2,000 years too late and he greatly underestimated the Earth’s circumference. So who discovered or proved the Earth is a sphere? Pythagoras was one of the originators of the idea, Aristotle provided physical evidence and Eratosthenes determined that the Earth was in fact, round. Eratosthenes (276-194 B.C.) the father of “Geography,” made the discovery around seventeen hundred years before Columbus. He speculated that the Earth was shaped like a ball based on the stories and myths of Greek sailors before proving his assumption. Eratosthenes, a Greek mathematician, […] Read More

2015: 7 Facts About Mummies That Are Seemingly Insane, But True

Image source Intriguing things, these mummies. Imagine people taking immaculate care to make corpses last for thousands of years; providing them with every means of luxury that a person might need to lead an extravagant life – from personal servants to do biddings to their favorite pets, along with ample amount of food, drink, and clothes. They also provided them with protection, of curses, of mazes, of hidden entrances, hoping that one day these corpses will rise from the dead. Now, though much of the things surrounding mummies are superstitions and speculations, there are also some actual things that are very weird about these mummies… 1. The mummy of king Ramesses II was issued an Egyptian passport The passport listed his occupation as “King (deceased)”. The mummy was received at Le Bourget airport outside Paris, with the full military honors to befit a king. Fact Source 2. Scientists have discovered […] Read More