We discuss unsolved mysteries surrounding structures of ancient civilizations which possibly predate everything we know.
>Göbekli Tepe is an archaeological site at the top of a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey
>The tell includes two phases of ritual use dating back to the 10th-8th millennium BCE.
The newly discovered huge geoglyphs are really interesting:
Looks like a swastika
A lot of them thought the gods were above them.
The Bisitun inscription by Darius the Great of Persia is built into a cliff-side and details how he opposed the deceivers who had tried to seize the throne previously, his language is clearly in line with Zoroastrian thinking about the constant competition between dark and good and how his triumph over the "liars" is part of it. It's huge, but it isn't meant for mortals to read.
I'm not trying to sell his book, just showing you guys what this thing is about, and letting you know it's really fun to read. Like Isaid earlier in the thread too, I'm no expert on this stuff, so I can't vouch for how accurate all his material is but it seemed on the level to me I think.
>Hancock takes us on a global tour of the legends and myths of the world, collating their common threads and scientific evidence to compose a credible theory that an advanced civilization once flourished on earth but was extinguished at the end of the last ice age. All that remains of this antediluvian culture are the "fingerprints" Hancock identifies in various phenomena that have puzzled mankind throughout recorded history. He reveals strange echoes of a society of navigators and builders that flourished up to about 12 000 years ago, gradually building up a compelling argument for the existence of a prehistorical civilization. By examining phenomena around the world, from the Nazca drawings in Peru to the pyramids of Egypt, he interprets these "fingerprints" as ancient signs, or misunderstood teachings left by our unknown ancestors in order to communicate with modern generations. This, and Hancock's other books like his latest, "Underworld," threatens to overturn conventional explanations of our past and stretch the horizons of our future. Meticulously referenced, and often scientific and technical, "Fingerprints" is consistently captivating because Hancock embroiders the narrative with colorful analogies and travelogue, making it easier to understand his point and leaving the reader impressed by the mysterious patterns he unravels. Lavishly enhanced by photographs and illustrations, the book contains extensive references, a vast bibliography and an index.
I'll shill for "Adams Calendar" in South Africa
>claims to be the oldest, non natural, structure on the planet
>claims to be built from 160,000 to 200,000 BCE!
idk if we can even safely say it was us who built this, it could of been one of those other homos that were walking around SA at the time
Doesn't look like much, but this is the remains of a house in the city of Catal Huyuk, which has a population of about 15,000 in it's hay day 9500 years ago.
It had a unique layout where all buildings were accessed through the roof. All building were clustered together to form a hive like structure where the combined roof formed a city plaza.
and here's what it's thought to have looked like back in the day
irrc it's one of those ancient star maps like Stonehenge but MUCH older.
One of the biggest problems is that the rocks have became super weathered over time.
idk where to really draw the line for it though, but shit is too organized to be natural
but the sad thing is that it's just too damn old to find out enough about what went into its construction