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  • Reply to: The Creation Myth of Fiji and the Serpent God   6 min 26 sec ago
    Comment Author: franki

    Sosovi there are 2 Degei's in iTaukei fokelore . One is the brother of Lutunasobasoba and the other is Degei the Creator.

  • Reply to: Did Ancient People Really Have Lifespans Longer Than 200 Years?   18 min 20 sec ago
    Comment Author: jolson

    consider.
    you know how time slows down? for kids it seems decades between Christmases? for older people years seem to go by like seasons once did?
    for those that lived to 900 (supposedly), ya suppose those last 800 went by in, like a year?

  • Reply to: Did Ancient People Really Have Lifespans Longer Than 200 Years?   26 min 8 sec ago
    Comment Author: jolson

    the velocity of our orbit determines the orbit.
    if we slowed down, our orbit would fall between the sun and the Goldilocks zone.

  • Reply to: Archaeologists Uncover Evidence of Huge Viking Camp in England   3 hours 32 min ago
    Comment Author: Cousin_Jack

    Its interesting to see how this ties in with the history of Cornwall, it was 875 that the last king of Cornwall was defeated.

  • Reply to: The true meaning of Paganism   3 hours 38 min ago
    Comment Author: viking dad

    starting in 800AD era. We use Atheist now as opposed to Pagan. My ancestory worshiped no God/god and did just fine. Happy Easter! NOW bite that bunny head.

  • Reply to: Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists   4 hours 14 min ago
    Comment Author: angelvolkof

    stones, you are a savage. i aspire to be at your level of cut throat. virtual claps for you!!!

  • Reply to: Descending into the Underworld of Teotihuacan: Labyrinthine Tunnels and Rivers of Mercury   5 hours 42 min ago
    Comment Author: Jesús López

    Why European always claims that they "Discover" something in the America's?? They didn't discovered Teotihuacan, they didn't discovered Las Americas, they are only illegal invaders of our indigenous treasure and LANDS they think that they rule and own the whole while world...we don't want foreigners imperialism in our indigenous Mexico and our Americas.......

  • Reply to: Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists   7 hours 29 min ago
    Comment Author: Robert Simpson

    Sitchen? Seriously?

  • Reply to: Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists   7 hours 30 min ago
    Comment Author: Robert Simpson

    Kudos to the author.. I believe I will check out his books.

  • Reply to: Brien Foerster   7 hours 51 min ago
    Comment Author: jeffrey donald ...

    Dear Brien I read your book and I am glad to see that people in your field are finally acknowledging the ancient technology that was used in the past. But your biggest problem that yourself and many others that have written books on these events is your dating methods,you all date these events by an ice age that never was, if you look into meteorology you will see that global warmth is needed for that much precipitation, and based on all models the summer temps. that are required to achieve this would melt the snow packs, so there would no build up, look at present day Siberia as a model for this as well as our north pole, ice is only 10 feet thick there, theses ice packs on the south pole and Greenland were caused by meteor strikes that made our poles to shift, causing a wobbling effect that affected our magnetic field enough to cause an instant freeze on the new poles and a global flood which is recorded in EVERY civilization around the globe. These events and technology were all common ancient knowledge until all the ancient libraries were burnt down between 700 bc- 600 ad, which put mankind into the dark ages, and this was done on purpose to rewrite history, which is why people find everything so confusing, when facts are altered it is hard to get the truth unless you know what has been altered. The global flood has some very reliable dates to build off, once you trust that you will find things easier to understand, and one more thing your explanation of these events by solar flares, is a minor thing compared to the cycle of meteor strikes that caused that effect on megalith structures, they have an effect of a nuclear explois
    ion, just look at what happened in Siberia in the last century from a smaller scale event of this in the early 20th century, and your solar flares were the result of these fragments hitting the sun, there is a book Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes that has some good info about this, but they too use the ice age as their dating hub mistakenly, think about it regardless of your beginning date any meteor crater before this flood would be erased, so any craters that are noticeable today came after this event

  • Reply to: Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists   7 hours 53 min ago
    Comment Author: Ab R.C. Dabra

    OK than, in short, again (...) : what is your definition of 'God'? Is it Allah, Othin, Shiva or one of the millions of other 'gods' that cultures worship(ed)? It's clearly not Jahweh because in the Thora it is said that you shouldn't make images of 'him'. Why not? Because he's not a guy, in the sky, sitting on a cloud.
    Maybe you mean that 'God' is - partially - the universe because we know - repeat k-n-o-w - that the universe is the creator of the fundamental laws of nature, most if not all elements, molecules, RNA, bacteria's, plants, animals and .... us! And yes, maybe there's something intelligent in the creation with which we can communicate which physics-experiments seem to show.
    So if we want to talk about 'God' we need to get clear what we are talking about; so we first need to define what or who 'God' is.

  • Reply to: 115 Years Since Sensational Discovery of The World’s First Analogue Computer   9 hours 48 min ago
    Comment Author: Vonu

    You are assuming that there has been only one progression to modern technology by humans on this planet.

  • Reply to: Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists   10 hours 56 min ago
    Comment Author: Darren Cannell

    I liked your story, but to put a new twist to it I would recommend that you read, "The twelfth planet" By Z. Sitchen. What he writes makes sense and can really make you wonder.

  • Reply to: 115 Years Since Sensational Discovery of The World’s First Analogue Computer   11 hours 24 min ago
    Comment Author: Ken Shields

    Now the question is: where are the lathes, shapers, mills and divider heads necessary for such precision? Plus, what was the motive power used to make such machines function? This is non-trivial as fabrication of such a mechanism today would require a very high level skill set and precise machinery.

  • Reply to: Five Bloodcurdling Medical Procedures That are No Longer Performed … Thankfully   12 hours 47 min ago
    Comment Author: arizona coleman

    trephination was used by the ancient cultures in the same way as it is now, to relieve pressure on the brain from head trauma; most often due to injuries sustained in combat. the ancients were not as primitive as archeologists make them out to be.

  • Reply to: The Stone Head of Guatemala that History Wants to Forget   13 hours 52 min ago
    Comment Author: Steven Douglas

    Weak. Very weak. Do you have any idea how much effort and time it takes to carve something like that? You really think that people would expend a large amount of both just to depict someone they say who didn't look like them???

  • Reply to: Did Dutch Invaders Wipe Out Bronze Age Britons During the Construction of Stonehenge?   14 hours 14 min ago
    Comment Author: Ab R.C. Dabra

    A 'Glorious Revolution' avant la lettre!

  • Reply to: Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists   14 hours 29 min ago
    Comment Author: riparianfrstlvr

    I don't believe in a God, maybe a Goddess, only because it is the female who is responsible for the creation of new life here on Earth, so wouldn't the creator of all life be more "female-like" in nature? that's just me though. i also don't believe in an afterlife either. i have accomplished my goals, engaged my passions, one as a profession. so that said i will die a very contented person. so i really have no need for an afterlife. considering those facts it will take divine intervention to make the afterlife better than this one. on another note, my pets better have a soul and be waiting for me, if not the afterlife holds nothing for me.

  • Reply to: Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists   15 hours 40 min ago
    Comment Author: ramanathan

    You forget that the Veda is older than the Jewish religion and there have been excavations made of cities that are as old as 8000 years old Much before the Jewish religion. We should say the oldest living religion in the world is the Vedic religion. Also you did not write about the deep consciousness studies done in the ancient Veda and the Upanishads, that pre-date Buddhism and Confucianism. Yoga being a direct offshoot of such studies and which is very much alive today and practiced all over the world.

  • Reply to: Monk Lives Life of Solitude on This 131-Foot-Tall Rock with a 2,000 Year History   16 hours 15 min ago
    Comment Author: Synickel

    This is the futility of a religion like catholicism or orthodoxy which is a spawn of catholicism. This poor fellow is of no use to God or to other human beings. What good is religion, if it does not lead to serving others?

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Ancient Technology

The Antikythera Mechanism, National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece
Every time ancient Greece is mentioned most people automatically think of democracy, the Olympic Games, mythology and philosophy. It seems that not many are aware of how advanced the ancient Greeks were on a technological level as well and the Antikythera Mechanism, known as the world’s first analog computer, is the brightest example of all.

Ancient Places

View of the “Cueva del Pirul”, one of the largest systems of interconnected caves to the East of the Pyramid of the Sun. One can notice the many rough pillars left to support the roof and a number of side passages branching out in different directions.
Few of the modern visitors to Teotihuacan are aware of the vast and mysterious underworld of caves and man-made tunnels that extends under much of the ancient site and for miles around. The existence of these tunnels has been known for centuries, but not even the most recent research has been able to solve the mystery of their origin and purpose. Very much like at Giza, in Egypt, these tunnels are rumored to connect all the main pyramids by means of underground passageways, and perhaps even lead to the records of a lost civilization.

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View of the “Cueva del Pirul”, one of the largest systems of interconnected caves to the East of the Pyramid of the Sun. One can notice the many rough pillars left to support the roof and a number of side passages branching out in different directions.
Few of the modern visitors to Teotihuacan are aware of the vast and mysterious underworld of caves and man-made tunnels that extends under much of the ancient site and for miles around. The existence of these tunnels has been known for centuries, but not even the most recent research has been able to solve the mystery of their origin and purpose. Very much like at Giza, in Egypt, these tunnels are rumored to connect all the main pyramids by means of underground passageways, and perhaps even lead to the records of a lost civilization.

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At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

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View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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