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When history is studied open-mindedly, neutrally and without pre-set patterns, we as a society have the possibility to understand a lot about our past, history before history, and all the enigmas that are currently considered as mind-boggling findings by mainstream scholars.
From incredible Pyramids to lost monuments, there are numerous ancient sites that have caused great debate among scholars and researchers. Their origin and purpose could offer invaluable information to our history which many consider as incomplete. In this article, we take a look at three ancient monuments that could completely rewrite history as we know it.
Göbekli Tepe is without a doubt, one of the most enigmatic and mysterious monuments ever found on planet Earth.
This incredible ancient site is located near the border with Syria in southern Turkey, the megalithic stone circles are believed to be part of the oldest temple ever created by our ancestors, even predating Stonehenge in England by several thousands of years. While many scholars believe these ancient megalithic ruins were created by hunter-gatherer society, there are those who firmly believe Göbekli Tepe, the ‘first’ temple on the planet was in fact erected by a far more advanced society.
The mysterious temple, which consists of three huge stone circles was deliberately buried for an unknown reason in the distant past. After 13 years of digging, archaeologists investigating the ancient site have failed to recover a single stone-cutting tool. No one has been able to understand how ancient mankind, which was believed to be incapable of such feasts, erected some of the greatest stone-works on the planet. But what mostly bothers mainstream scholars is the fact that so far, they have failed to unearth a single stone cutting tool from the ruins of Göbekli Tepe. How can you create these 19-foot-tall, perfectly sculpted columns that are 11,000 to 12,000 years old, and not find any evidence what so ever of tools user to accomplish this?
Many say that by understanding the purpose and origin of Göbekli Tepe, we will understand a lot more about religion, ancient mankind, and their incredible ability to create monuments that even today, are considered impossible by mainstream engineers.
The Ancient Egyptian Underground Library
One of the many discoveries that for an unknown reason has been tucked away from society is the incredible Ancient Egyptian Underground Library, located less than 100 kilometers from Cairo in Egypt. This ancient underground temple consists of over 3000 rooms that are believed to be carved with intricate hieroglyphs and paintings, telling a story that predates our written history, times when, according to some, the mythological Atlantean Empire ruled the world. This temple is believed to house important ancient text that could even help us understand who built the Pyramids of Giza, when they were built, and what their true purpose is.
While many believed this ancient underground library to be just another myth, Herodotus described it thousands of years ago:
It has twelve courts covered in, with gates facing one another, six upon the North side and six upon the South, joining on one to another, and the same wall surrounds them all outside; and there are in it two kinds of chambers, the one kind below the ground and the other above upon these, three thousand in number, of each kind fifteen hundred. The upper set of chambers we ourselves saw […]
Teotihuacan: An ancient citadel predating the Aztec and Olmec empire
Teotihuacan is perhaps one of the greatest (if not the greatest) ancient city in Mesoamerica. Interestingly, this ancient metropolis was one of the largest in the Americas and has some of the most incredible and largest buildings ever erected in Central America. Interestingly, no one knows its original name, nor does anyone know who built this magnificent ancient complex. While many archaeologists believe Teotihuacan was established around 100 BC, there are no written records anywhere mentioning this ancient city prior to the Aztecs. Teotihuacan was considered as the largest metropolis of Mesoamerica nearly 500 years prior to the Aztecs. At the time the Aztecs arrived at Teotihuacan, the ancient city was already in ruins. Researchers believe that at its peak, the city covered over 30 square kilometers with a population of over 200,000 inhabitants.
In hieroglyphic texts from the ancient Maya, the region where Teotihuacan is located is referred to as puh, or “Place of Reeds”.
The name ‘Teotihuacan’ was given to the ancient city by the Nahuatl-speaking Aztecs, and is translated to “birthplace of the gods”, or “place where gods were born”. The Ancient Aztecs believed that the ‘gods’ created the universe at Teotihuacan, which means the ancient site must have been very important to them.
Understanding who erected this ancient city could provide invaluable information to the history of the Americas, prior to the arrival of Europeans. It is one of the most beautiful and mysterious ancient sites on the planet.