Friday, October 21, 2011

The Ancients

by Jock Doubleday
published February 10, 2013

The ancients.

There is no other name for them, because we don't know who they were. They lived on earth long before recorded history.

The ancients built the Great Pyramid, the Great Sphinx, Göbekli Tepe Ziyaret, the Bosnian pyramid complex, Stonehenge.

Great Pyramid, Giza

Great Sphinx, Giza

Göbekli Tepe Ziyaret, southeastern Turkey

Bosnian pyramid complex, Visoko, Bosnia

Stonehenge, southwest England

The ancients left megalithic stone circles, pyramids, and monuments all across the planet. They terraformed the earth, creating cryptic megapictographs best viewed from the sky.

Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire England

Nazca Lines, "the Hummingbird," Peru
The ancients created tumuli that stretch for miles and on which trees have not grown for thousands of years.

Chocolate Hills, the Philippines

The true ancients are not the ancients described in history books.

The so-called ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, and ancient Pharaonic dynasties of Egypt – these cultures appeared on the human stage at most 350 generations ago, a biological and geological eyeblink, an archaeological breath.

The human models that the Greek artist used for this Cycladic 
sculpture might have smelled like your mom.

The "ancient" Greeks, "ancient" Romans, and "ancient" Egyptians were our recent ancestors. Their sensibilities were ours.

Who, then, were the true ancients? Were their great and enduring earthworks and stoneworks monumental messages to the future?  If so, whom were these messages for, and what are these messages?

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