Did you ever ask yourself, how civilizations form, how cultures come to life? How technologies were invented and what our ancestors were capable of? If human development is ever increasing or not?
That's, what these pages are about. About ancient people, who traveled all around the world long ago, bringing technology and culture to the people they visited. People, who could do things that we can't. It's about a new approach to history that can turn upside down our present view on our ancestors.
In ancient times, a lot of sophisticated cultures existed here on earth, each of them was advanced in its own way and distinguishable from the others by their specific customs, art and religion.
I don't mean hypothetical civilizations like Atlantis or Mu, which might or might not have existed once, in a distant past. I'm talking about the Chinese, the Indian, the Mesopotamic and American cultures, about which we know quite well, or should I say: we think we know.
Diffusionists and Isolationists
The present scientific notion is that these cultures have all evolved on their own. And that relationships only existed between those, whose homelands were not separated by large waters, because long range sea travel (between continents) was impossible. Knowledge of astronomy, breathtaking construction techniques, religious beliefs, all were developed and invented several times from scratch, again and again. Because they all were isolated on their own continents, this notion is called isolationism.
The opposite view is, that civilizations spread out over the oceans and brought their culture along. They were masters of navigation and boatbuilding and shaped new civilizations wherever they set foot ashore. This is the field of the diffusionists, which I will plead for here.
Even after the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl had proven the feasibility of such a journey more than once (by means that were available in those times), it is still not considered by most scientists.
Science also tells us, the high level of sophistication and knowledge, we often see (and mostly don't understand), was restricted to certain persons in selected parts of the culture. Priests, shamans, kings. Astronomy was known to many civilizations and observatories of varying kinds were build all over the globe, but only to predict the change of the seasons or for use in rituals. Because, what other interest in the sky could they have had?
We are supposed to believe, they had no sophisticated tools like we have today, they were just very, very good with copper and stone tools and had plenty of manpower to bring in. And by those means, Egyptians and Americans created magnificent artwork, cut and worked the hardest and toughest stones and piled those extremely large and heavy rocks up into the sky.
But, what if things are not what we think, they are? Could it be, that people from different continents had contact and shared knowledge and thoughts? Did they have technology or mental and physical abilities, we don't know of?
Take a look at the material and form your own opinion.
Before you take off, I think you should take notice of a few things. I'm not an archaeologist, professional researcher or expert on ancient technology. Whatever is written here is my own opinion, formed through reading, thinking and watching what our ancestors have left to us. I judge by common sense and set aside the limitations, that were brought up in order to make history fit in our current view of the past. I realize I will be on the wrong track sometimes, but I'm certain the people before us were much more capable than we give them credit for.
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