And Who IS
Graham Hancock Anyway ?
Following is a very brief snapshot of what you'll find in Graham Hancock's book "Fingerprints of the Gods". It's excellent and I recommend it as a MUST read.
If we are willing to accept the current academic consensus regarding the origins of human civilization, then we believe:
THAT humanity's first primitive civilization instantly emerged, fully developed, around 3,000 B.C. in Sumer and Egypt. We are therefore also willing to accept that the Egyptians possessed an innate understanding of modern-day mathematics, astronomy, and engineering to construct the great temples and pyramids of Egypt.
THAT about 1,500 years later, civilization spontaneously and independently flourished in South America and Mexico. We then believe, too, that like their Egyptian counterparts, these civilizations could construct temples, pyramids, and fortresses with a level of sophistication and precision that would be almost impossible to match 52%could construct temples, pyramids, and fortresses with a level of sophistication and precision that would be almost impossible to match even today.
Graham Hancock, has embarked on a worldwide quest to piece together the vast and fascinating jigsaw puzzle of humanity's mysterious past to uncover the true and even more ancient origins of human civilization. He examines a trail of technological and mythological wonders that runs through the Americas and Egypt - a trail suggesting that a group of highly intelligent people traveled to these lands to leave behind the remarkable legacy of edifices that still stand there today.
In ancient ruins as far apart as Egypt's Great Sphinx, the strange Andean temples of Tiahuanaco, and the monumental pyramids or Giza, Hancock reveals not only the clear fingerprints of this as-yet unidentified civilization of remote antiquity, but also signs of its technological advancement and astronomical knowledge.
Based on the latest scientific findings, Hancock's controversial re-examination of our past argues that humanity's history may date as far as the last ice age---10,000 years earlier than has been previously thought. Based on ancient maps that show Antarctica as a warm-weather region 2,000 mails north of its present location, and a crust-displacement theory of the earth's surface supported by Einstein, Hancock suggests that this highly intelligent civilization existed in Antarctica and was subsequently destroyed by a global catastrophe. A catastrophe that may strike again soon.
Graham Hancock is a master observer, detective, and storyteller. Here are just some of the intriguing clues that he examines in his book:
THE GREAT SPHINX, GIZA, EGYPT
The Sphinx is believed by archaeologists to be 4,500 years old, but shows unmistakable signs of weathering by heavy rains and floods that have not been experienced in that part of the eastern Sahara for mare than 12,000 years.
A whole series of ancient world maps in the Library of Congress portray, in great detail, the continent of Antarctica as it looks beneath its ice cap. Geologists estimate that the last time Antarctica may have been ice-free would have been between 17,000 and 12,000 years ago.
The average weigh of each of the stones used to build the fortress of SACSAYHUAMAN ( a place regarded as ancient by the Incas ) is more than 200 tons. Today there is only two cranes in the world capable of lifting such weights, and each takes six weeks to set up.
THE GATE WAY OF THE SUN, TIAHUANACO, BOLIVIA
Archaeologists claim that Tiahuanaco was built as a port on Lake Titicaca about 2,000 years ago. the lake is now twenty miles away, and geologists have confirmed that it would have taken at least 12,000 years for it to 90%about 2,000 years ago. the lake is now twenty miles away, and geologists have confirmed that it would have taken at least 12,000 years for it to have receded so far.
THE GIZA PYRAMIDS, CAIRO, EGYPT
Egyptologists date the Great Pyramid to approximately 2,500 B.C. But, new archaeo-astronomical research has incontrovertibly revealed that the pattern of the Pyramids on the ground matches the pattern of the constellation of Orion as it would have appeared over Cairo in 10,450 B.C.
NOTE FROM DAVE:
His book ended with great anticipation of newly discovered chambers in the Great Pyramid, and Sphinx being opened in the near future. This was March 1993.
Exploring a newly found small shaft (roughly 1ft square) with "UPUAUT", a remote controled robot with mini cam, at the end of this corridor was a solid limestone door complete with METAL fittings !!!!
INTERESTED YET ???
And I'm certain you've heard about the as yet unopened chamber under the paws of the Sphinx.
Anyway, politics stopped further exploration until now. See the rest of this particular "favorite subject" group for more news.