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Curious Bits From a Curious World

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once upon a time

I remember reading two very interesting papers a few years ago. the first dealt with the grand canyon, basically the article stated that in the grand canyon there are secret egyptian constructions. according to this article some ancient Egyptians made their way up the Colorado river at a point in time when the river was deeper and made their home among various cave systems within the grand canyon. these caves supposedly have numerous egyptian artifacts including mummies of some ancient pharos. the area that these caves are said to be located in is within restricted areas at the grand canyon so today no one is allowed to visit these supposed caves.

another article basically accused the Smithsonian of being part of a huge conspiracy to hide the truth. the article alleges that the Smithsonian regularly looses artifacts that don’t correspond with the accepted views of world history. various researchers have said that when they try to review artifacts sent to the Smithsonian the Smithsonian states that they have no record of these items. so things such as giant human remains from the midwest have been lost.

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forgetful

…where was i…one of the most interesting things about people is how soon things learned are forgotten, i’m speaking in a cultural and societal sense. for example once upon a time everyone knew how to string a bow and make their own arrows, how many people can do this today? the point is that if there was some advanced civilization way back when and it got destroyed in some catastrophe then the survivors of that civilization would more than likely have to start from scratch. the more advanced a civilization, the more specialized the citizenry becomes and the less that they can produce for themselves.

scenario. a bunch of advanced peoples set up all their little advanced civilizations around water, on sea coasts and river valleys. keeping up? ok let’s continue. any historian or archaeologist, or anthropoligist worth his salt will tell you that civilizations like to pop up around water, after all water is a necessity of life. now say that some catastrophe causes the worlds oceans to rise suddenly and unexpectedly or that hurricanes and tidal waves hit. all of these civilizations located next to water will be wiped out. if anyone survives they will only be able to do those things that they specialized in. for instance a blacksmith can make blades but only a swordsmith can make swords.

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lost worlds

i’m currently reading graham hancock’s underworld, among other things. in this book he explores the theory that many ancient civilizations are currently lying at the bottom of the ocean due to the flood waters from the last ice age. if he’s correct, this means that high civilizations existed 10,000 years earlier than currently thought. the critics to this line of thinking seem to have only one argument, “if there was such a high civilization there would be evidence”, this argument has two problems. Problem one; you have to find the evidence and in underworld that evidence is underwater and we know less about the oceans than we do about the moon. Second problem; when you bring critics evidence they say it’s a hoax or that the ruins you find under water are simply odd natural rock formations.

of course not all these old civilizations lived on the cost, there are ancient civilix=zations that lived in the deserts and the jungles. Anything left unattended in the jungle wont last long at all. take the maya and aztec ruins and pyramids. they weren’t rediscovered until the early 1900’s and it had only been 400 hundred years since the conquistadores. so why would the critics assume that a civilization lost for 12,000 years would be easy to find. troy was a myth until someone decided to follow those myths with critics calling him a fool the entire way, and what do you know he found it. the mythical city of troy was real so what else has been lost to the world through the veil of legends.