The purpose of this section is to explore, explain and revisit the 'mysteries' and phenomenal achievements of our ancient ancestors, as well as the origins of mankind and civilization. In reaction to all the 'alternative history' sites out there, which can have a complete hodge podge of information, and generally have an alien encounter as an answer for things that we cannot explain, I would like to put forth what I can find that seems more balanced and believable. I am intrigued by anything that seems to not fit in the scheme of what the ancient civilizations were, or were not supposed to have been able to accomplish with the tools and technologies they had. I'm not propounding that history as we know it is false, but I think in face of the many anomalous objects and archaeological puzzles it is only fair and scientific to give a just trial to the other possibilities out there. Scientists, historians, and archaeologists can tend to have tunnel vision when it comes to their respective fields, and will too quickly dismiss as ridiculous anything other than what is accepted within academia. I only wonder what marvels we may miss if politics and power becomes more important than the truth. Suggestions, contributions and comments are always welcome.
There has been much to talk about symbolic representation and what it means. Such matters, however, are sometimes best explained by images.
By Robert Bauval
Piri Reis Map (external)
In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.
Gulf of cambay
For decades archaeologists have argued about the origins of the mysterious “Harappan” (Indus Valley) civilisation that flourished across what is now Pakistan and northwest India from about 3000 BC...
By Badrinaryan Badrinaryan
See the development of major world events throughout history.
By Tarini Carr
The location and design of the ancient temples of Bhubaneswar have been guided by rich astronomical insight...
By Deepak Bhattacharya
Radiocarbon Critique for Tiahuanco (external)
Alan Kolata, a major authority on Tiahuanaco, rubbishes all arguments that attribute the construction of the site to some forgotten episode and people. For him, along with his distinguished colleagues, such claims simply do not stand up to the rules of evidence...
Human Devolution (external)
The question of human origins has always been a hot topic among philosophers and scientists. Today, most of them accept the Darwinian account that humans like us came into existence about 100,000 years ago...
By Michael A. Cremo
The Nazca Lines: A mystery on the Plains
Much mystery surrounds these drawings, for their exact purpose and meaning remains unknown. How were they created so precisely?
By Tarini Carr