We are usually thought in a way showing ancient civilisations as not that advanced as we are now, even primitive, kind of poor in every sense comparing to where we are now. And since I started traveling, I see how wrong it was…
Maybe we tend to think that because it is a natural way of evolution. But when we dive deep into the history of ancient civilisations, there’s more questions than answers, and it shows how little we know about it.
We are taught that the first man discovering America was Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506). Well, are we sure about that or he was just the first person writing about it, and those documents survived to our era..?
We are thought about the great emperors who were reigning huge lands without thinking why and how they were conquering those lands, how they were ruling it, and how they achieved their wealth. I red in many books about their “greatness” but I don’t see their methods as noble, eminent or honourable.
Hippocrates is know as a father of medicine (460 – c. 370 BC), but we also have another recorded founder of medicine who lived in Egypt over 2000 years before Hippocrates. So the Greek genius lived around 4th-5th century BC, and the Egyptian one in 27th century BC(!) Also in ancient Egypt there were high quality dentists, physicians, and doctors who were able to f.eks. recognise the sex of a child before birth (by checking a woman’s urines mixing with some kind of grain). It is all written and “saved” in stone.
We are also taught that the first battery was invented by Volta in 1800. What about the batteries from Baghdad that could be 2000 years old?
Is there some serious part of the history missing??
I don’t like being taught this way. We don’t know many things and that’s just ok to admit it. Not everything is black and white, the world has many colors. If we would leave a room for more, we would be able to discover & learn more, instead of closing doors for anything new.
The ancient civilisations are not only Summer and Egypt, and here you will find more examples of great buildings from times when “people didn’t know how to make a wheel”, as we are taught…
Megaliths from Malta & Gozo
There’s very interesting place older than pyramids of Egipt and Stonehenge! It’s the megalith temples, built around 3600 BC by the mysterious civilisation that “disappeared” and we don’t really know much about it (it’s earlier than the Sumerian and Egyptian civilisations!)
The constructions are built with massive limestones in a way that some of them still stand, so we can figure out that the builders were not primitive as we tend to think about human from the past. It is said that at that time, people could’t even use metal tools or a wheel… yet some of the stones weigh up to 57 tones. One construction is particularly advanced – The Hypogeum of Ħal Saflien, which was built underground and goes down 14 meters under the surface. Some sources say that there was dig out around 2000 tones of stones to make it. Some megaliths are engraved with the spiral symbols and aligned with the astronomical occurrences, engineered in a way, we know nothing about.
Nan Madol in Micronesia
There are ruins of the ancient city on a small island Temwen on the Pacific Ocean. “Built on top of a coral reef. Constructed in a lagoon and surrounded by water on three sides with a stone wall enclosing the complex, the city is often referred to as the “Venice of the Pacific.”
“Evidence of the earliest human activity dates back to the first or second century BC. The construction of artificial islets started probably about 8th and 9th century AD. However, the megalithic structures were built in period of 12th to 13th century. The exact method of transportation of construction material is still not determined”
Gobekli Tepe in Turkey
Know as the oldest discovered temple in the world dated to the 10th millennium BC. “Archaeological discovery of great importance since it could profoundly change the understanding of a crucial stage in the development of human society.”
More examples: iconic pyramids in Egypt, Megaliths of Africa, Puma Punku in Bolivia, Mayan temples, Hoysaleswara and Chennakeshava temples in India, Gunung Padang and Borobudur in Indonesia, mysterious Yonaguni monument in Japan, Cholula pyramid in Mexico, Derinkuyu the underground city in Turkey, the Locmariaquer megaliths. There’s also many buildings in Peru, geoglyphs, and many more mysteries showing that we still don’t know how they were created and indicating that there’s some serious part of the world’s history missing…
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