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Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Forgotten Advanced Civilizations
Mysteries Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time since our recorded history. Our concept of ancient history was originally firmly determined by the bible. Written from an insular point of view, the histories of some ancient cultures were distorted, badly neglected or even omitted. The existence of inexplicable monuments, certain man-made marvels and archaeological finds pertaining to our ancient- and prehistory, are leading more and more archaeologists to believe long forgotten advanced civilizations existed. As most of our ancient records were lost during the destruction of the great libraries, the following genuine mysteries are the only remnants of their existence. Ancient knowledge was a lot more refined and developed than we have been taught hitherto. Despite wars and several invasions, India’s ancient history was largely preserved.

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Lost Civilisations Lost Civilisations: How Plausible? Some of the content of this article is taken from my book, Being and Perceiving Stories of secret or lost civilisations have captivated our imaginations for centuries - from Atlantis and Shambhala in the Old World, to the search for El Dorado in the Americas. Hard evidence for the existence of such lost civilisations seems thin, and their existence is generally dismissed by the academic community. However, is it plausible to suggest, more generally, that civilisations may have risen and fallen before the beginning of the historical record? In the Old World, civilisation developed in the Middle East (Mesopotamia), Ancient China and the Indian Subcontinent (the Indus Valley Civilisation).

Poison Hath Been This Italian Mummy's Untimely End Italian warlord Cangrande I della Scala was at his peak when he marched into the city of Treviso as conqueror and ruler of a newly unified northern Italy in 1329. Four days later, he died at the ripe old age of 38. Chronicles of the day suggested that he had made the mistake of drinking from a polluted spring and fell violently ill. 10 Explanations Behind Supposedly Unsolved Mysteries Mysteries People want to believe in magic and miracles, so we often enjoy unsolved mysteries more than any other kind of story. For that reason, the stories of the mysteries persist—even long after we discover the actual explanations behind them. 10Atlantis Atlantis first captured our imaginations during the time of the Greek philosophers, when Plato mentioned the mysterious land in his letters to Socrates.

Top 10 Most Overlooked Mysteries in History Mysteries Over the last few months we have gone through 30 of the worlds greatest mysteries but what we haven’t covered are ancient mysteries. This list aims to put that right! Every UFO Sighting Since 1933, Mapped This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities. If only this data viz were around when Mulder and Scully were searching for little green men and women. It shows UFO sightings since 1933 in sequence—fittingly, as little blinking lights over a map of the world: The intergalactic graphic was created by MBA candidate Christian Pearson using web-based software and data from the National UFO reporting center. It's a part of QuantBait, a visualization initiative through which Pearson wants to tell stories about economic, political, and social issues. This UFO sighting map "was a fun way of conveying the point that beautiful data visualization can provide deep insights," Pearson writes via email.

Homo neanderthalensis First paper: King, W., 1864. The reputed fossil man of the Neanderthal. Quarterly Review of Science 1, 88-97. The Most Bizarre Candies That Actually Exist Everyone loves candy! (Well, maybe not too much candy. And certainly not this candy.) Instead of being appetizing to every sweet tooth, these confections are just, well, confusing. Who thought these were a good idea? Who eats them?

6 Real Islands Way More Terrifying Than The One On 'Lost' Summer's right around the corner, and it's time to pick your next vacation spot. Now, we know the problem you're facing: You want a nice island paradise, but you also want to experience horrors beyond comprehension, and maybe you even want to die on your trip. Well, we've got some great islands for you... Ilha de Queimada Grande; A.K.A. Snake Island Over at, there's an article that opens with a description of, "A deserted island where the forest floor writhes with the world's most venomous vipers.

The Pyramids of Caral in Peru The archaeological site of Caral remains a minor blip on the tourist radar in Peru, certainly in comparison to major attractions and household names such as Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines. Despite being largely overlooked by both foreign and local tourists, Caral is very much a key site for students of ancient Peruvian and South American history. Ongoing archaeological research continues to highlight what is both a unique and fascinating settlement, and arguably one of the most important archeological sites in the Americas. From Grandmother to Granddaughter: Rachel Perkins tells her own tale Rachel Perkins arrives in a bustling wave of energy. Her hair is windswept, her face is clear and make up free. Her feet are grubby from the red Gulkula dust. She pushes up her sunglasses, kicks off her thongs and moves quickly onto the stage barefoot.

What Became of the Taino? If you have ever paddled a canoe, napped in a hammock, savored a barbecue, smoked tobacco or tracked a hurricane across Cuba, you have paid tribute to the Taíno, the Indians who invented those words long before they welcomed Christopher Columbus to the New World in 1492. Their world, which had its origins among the Arawak tribes of the Orinoco Delta, gradually spread from Venezuela across the Antilles in waves of voyaging and settlement begun around 400 B.C. Mingling with people already established in the Caribbean, they developed self-sufficient communities on the island of Hispaniola, in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic; in Jamaica and eastern Cuba; in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. They cultivated yuca, sweet potatoes, maize, beans and other crops as their culture flourished, reaching its peak by the time of European contact. The Taíno impressed Columbus with their generosity, which may have contributed to their undoing.

70 metal books found in Jordan cave could change our view of Biblical history By Fiona Macrae Updated: 19:36 GMT, 30 March 2011 For scholars of faith and history, it is a treasure trove too precious for price. This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity. Academics are divided as to their authenticity but say that if verified, they could prove as pivotal as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. Lines of inquiry: The metal tablets could change our understanding of the Bible On pages not much bigger than a credit card, are images, symbols and words that appear to refer to the Messiah and, possibly even, to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.