Saturday, June 30

Ancient Technology

There are numerous new discoveries of ancient stone tools around the world that proves first ancient humans were already quite evolved. For the past thirty years, there have been a steadily increasing number of historical and archaeological discoveries made at various sites around the world. Because of their highly controversial and mysterious nature, they have been classified as 'out-of-place' artifacts because they were found in geological strata where nobody expected them to be.

Ancient Technology Cyclist Carving at Indonesia Temple
Image source: Cyclist carving at Indonesia Temple

The Sophistication of Paleolithic Art

Some historians believe that Quaternary man was not just an ape, but fully human. Prehistorian Robert Silverberg, for example, considered Paleolithic art very sophisticated:
The cave paintings are upsetting to those who prefer to think of Quaternary man as little more than an ape. Not only do they indicate great craftsmanship, but also point to a whole constellation of conclusions: That primitive man had an organized society with continuity and shape, religion and art.

Research has supported the evidence that Stone Age man lived in well-constructed houses. The paintings in Lascaux Caverns that correspond with the fossil record of the Upper Paleolithic time appear to be very original and profuse. The paintings were created by many generations and it is estimated to be around 17,000 years. In addition, the caves still have the holes in the rock that supports wooden crossbeams. Cro-Magnon people used these crossbeams to hold scaffolding to do their works on the cave ceilings ten to twelve feet above the cavern floor; similar to the work construction Michelangelo used many millennia later.

Secrets of Advanced Architecture

Though we have seen lots of beautiful and unique modern architectural designs, ancients were famous for their unique architectural skills. Some structures such as pyramids of Giza are world’s greatest wonder as they built so finely that they would outstand any modern building.

Pyramids Ancient Technology Underground chambers

Many have wondered for centuries how the pyramids were built and many still question how ancients were able to move huge rocks that weigh several tons without advanced machinery tools. Few scenarios were proposed to explain the steps on how the famous construction was erected. In the book “A Treatise on Cosmic Fire”, Mahatma Dhut Kuhl mentioned a force of sound:
The laws governing the erection of large buildings and the handling of great weights will someday be understood in terms of sound…They were raised through the ability of the early builders to create a vacuum through sound.

Prehistoric construction and civilization discoveries also revealed prehistoric advancement. For example, at a site, which is now called Starveco on the Danube River located on the Yugoslavian and Rumanian border, archeologists uncovered traces of a Roman Road and architectural sophistication in 1965. After digging even more, there were fragments of proto-Greek pottery, Neolithic remnants, and traces of Mesolithic cultural artifacts. The additional digging revealed something totally out of place - the remains of a cement floor. After material examination, it was found to be an amalgam of limestone, water, and sand - a very sophisticated construction several millennia ahead of its time. The cement layers were carefully laid out in large slabs to form the foundations of houses.

Several layers were built one on top of another, that means buildings were constructed and reconstructed over some period of time. The archeologists discovered even more interesting evidence that there was no evidence of gradual development from a simple to a complex pattern. The layout of the houses was the same throughout all timeframes. The Starveco village was built very professionally and it was abandoned in the same advanced state. The houses were proportionally built with a ratio of 3:1 or 4:1 and the larger side was always faced toward the river for a better view of the Danube and country hills.

The positioning of the houses and things inside were significant as they were direct evidence that ancient people had a good knowledge of math and geometry. The skeletons found in Starveco were robustly built and didn’t have any deformed or diseased bones, which indicates their good health and strength.

Chand Baori

Chand Baori

Chand Baori was a city that originally named “The City of Brightness” (Abha Nagri) located in India. The place features 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories and extends 100 feet into the ground forming a pretty deep stepwell in India. Chand Baori was built by King Chanda of the Nikumbh dynasty between 800 CE and 900 AD and was dedicated to Goddess of Joy and Happiness Hashat Mata. The deep stepwell was built in a way to let cooler air in for community gatherings, which is a pretty advanced structure for the primitive 800 AD people.

Ancient Masterpiece of Petra in Jordan 

Petra in Jordan
Petra or Raqmu is an archaeological and historical city in southern Jordan that was established in the 4th century BC. It is located on the rising surface of Jebel al-Madhbah among the mountains. The majority of the city remains underground and still untouched with only 15 percent of the city uncovered by archeologists. For a long time, the city was empty and in near ruins for centuries. In 1800, some European traveler helped to uncover the mysteries place. In 2007 it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Temple Of The Three Windows

Temple Of The Three Windows

Inca's Temple Of The Three Windows is located at 80 km from the city of Cusco is another marvelous structure that lasts longer than any modern building. The three windows out of the five represent each part of the world: Uku-Pacha represents the underground world; Hanan-Pacha represents heaven and Kay-Pacha - the present time. These windows were set up in a special location to observe the rising sun - an important event in everyday life of Inca culture. The temple also had minerals with healing properties as Inca also used this temple as baths to clean their bodies, mind and to cure any type of sickness and pain. This temple was built in an unusual way, so perfect that no razor blade or hair could enter between the rocks. The rocks were put on top of another in a very precise way for the culture and people of that time.


Out of Place Artifacts

There are few preserved records that have mentioned the flight. For example, a Babylonian set of laws called Halkatha talks about operating a flying machine:
The privilege of operating a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from 'those from upon high'. We received it from them as a means of saving many lives.

In 1969, an international scientific report was published describing an unknown period of technological development found at Site Medzamor in Soviet Armenia. In 1886, the scientific journals Nature (London, 1886) and L'Astronomie (Paris, 1887) published an article about the discovery of a small metal cube inside a block of coal from the Tertiary period. It measured 2.64 by 2.64 by 1.85 inches, weighed 1.73 pounds, and had a specific gravity of 7.75. The edges of this ancient cube were perfectly straight and the tests revealed the cube was composed of a steel-nickel alloy. Around the cube, archeologists identified a long, narrow cut or depression indicating that the cube was machine made and part of a larger mechanism.

Found in Chaldea, 5,000 years old “The Sifrala” is over the hundred pages technical manual that describes how to build a flying machine. Some of the technical terminologies contain words like copper coils, graphite rod, crystal indicator, stable angel, vibrating spheres, etc. Ancient Magi knew how to generate force by using rods of gold with special energizing powers. They called this process “rukha shakintu” (Aramaic language).

Some of the “out of place” artifacts, unlike other things, somehow didn’t end up in private collections. The Quimbaya (Tolima) Airplanes found in Colombia are well-known artifacts that currently on a display in the Bogota museum. These airplanes are 2 to 3 inches in length and are golden artifacts that were made by Quimbaya civilization dating approximately between 1000 B.C. and 1000 A.D. These airplanes were described in a mainstream media as a representation of birds, lizards, amphibians, and insects.

The Quimbaya (Tolima) Airplanes
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These designs resemble prototype of modern airplane designs, tested by independent researchers and proven to be aerodynamically accurate. These models can fly with both simple single-propeller power and jet power. The golden objects may be a representation of the aerodynamic knowledge that civilization had or they may represent visions people might have had of the future technology.

Another popular example is Abydoss Vehicles hieroglyphs on Ceiling Beams of Temple of Seti I at Abydos. Their similarity to the modern flying vehicles is impressing. Similar to the previous example, it could be just a representation of images of birds and insects, but highly likely it may be the actual images of flying objects used by earlier civilizations. Unfortunately, they are the product of two sets of hieroglyphs, one overlaying another.

Abydoss Vehicles hieroglyphs on Ceiling Beams of Temple of Seti I at Abydos Egypt Ancient Technology

The archeologist could uncover even more similar hieroglyphs, however, in the past it was a very common practice for the next generation to erase or destroy art record of a previous culture as it happened to ancient Egyptian female pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut. Her female forms images were changed to a male’s version. Thutmosis erased all mentioned name of Hatshepsut on taking power and all representations of her female figure were replaced by images of a male king.

The great three-thousand-year-old Space Module in Istanbul Archaeology Museum is called the “Toprakkale Space Shuttle” and believed to be a sculpture from the kingdom of Urartu. The artifact has five engines and is 23 centimeters long. Some researchers who have examined the artifact pointed out that the object was made out of a porous material that could probably be a stone made out of volcanic ash.

Alexander the Great was a witness of "dozens of silver disk-like objects" entering and leaving the Jaxartes River in 337 BC. After the encounter, he became interested in crafts and spent many hours in a primitive diving bell searching for them (Source: History Channel "Unidentified Submarine Objects").

Historian Will Durant commented:
Immense volumes have been written to expound our knowledge, and conceal our ignorance, of primitive man...primitive cultures were not necessarily the ancestors of our own; for all we know they may be the degenerate remnants of higher cultures...

Some may wonder if these civilizations were so advanced, why they were destroyed? Why didn’t they foresee the future or receive a warning when a natural or man-made disaster hit them? The history always repeats itself. When certain groups or nations ignore God's word, strive for dominion and power by constantly fighting with each other, sooner or later they start to abuse their power, slowly damaging the world around them and running out of resources to survive.

The great civilizations can be destroyed in a very short period of time and go back to the primitive form in the blink of an eye. The end time scenarios are endless, but the next civilization can learn a lot from the mistakes of previously fallen civilizations for a better future.

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