Take the time to consider that we may not be the smartest civilization who’s ever lived on this planet. Do not make the mistake of measuring our progression as a society by our technological achievements. Even so, ponder on the possibility that we believe we are at the apex of technological advancement solely because we are all currently experiencing, for the first time, what we believe is the highest point in technology. As a matter of fact, the same statement can be made of any previous civilization. To know the truth, we must examine much of our history that has been forgotten or misinterpreted. Venture with us as we take a closer look at the lost history of ancient civilizations.
During a visit to ancient Egypt, a Greek traveler was told by an ancient Egyptian priest “You Greeks are always children: there is not such a thing as an old Greek.” This remark was made in response to the Greek traveler’s knowledge and profession of the origins of mankind. The Greek traveler’s recount of humankind’s beginnings included stories of Decaulion and his wife Pyrrha who were said to have built an ark after Decaulion’s father warned and predicted the forthcoming of a great flood – similarities can be compared between the Old Testament’s accounts of Noah’s Ark and Greek mythology’s tale of Decaulion and Pyrrha’s ark. Although it may no longer be common knowledge, the aforementioned Greek traveler was a highly respected Greek statesman by the name of Solon and a few of his endeavors can be found in Timaeus by Plato written in 360 B.C.E.
Now before you leave wondering why I just robbed you of valuable time, while simultaneously torturing you by subjecting you to stories of old, dead Greek guys, I ask you to please bear with me because I promise, there is a point to all this and I’ll get to it soon enough. The important subjects to focus on are the implications that arise from what the ancient Egyptian priest said to Solon the Greek. The Egyptian priest basically told Solon that everything he had considered as ancient history when compared to humanities true history, is quite infantile. This is serious business because we get much our present knowledge of our history from the Greeks. If this is the case, we truly don’t know much about our past, who we were, what we are and where we are going.
Sonchis of Saïs, the Egyptian priest, continues by attesting to the occurrence of Solon the Greek’s tale of the great flood that wiped out most of humanity, but added, that event was only the most recent of a series of catastrophes that have exterminated humanity. Moreover, some of these calamities plague humanity after a usual interval of years, like the great flood that Solon the Greek had spoken about. It is the tendency of civilization to flourish, perish and reemerge and thrive again. Unfortunately, these mass extinctions leave a society of unlettered, uncultured survivors and strip us of the essential, esoteric knowledge of our past.
It is time we reanalyze our humble beginnings, especially if ancient civilizations, like the ancient Egyptians, have known all along that what we consider to be the origins of humanity, is nothing
more than a small strip in the fabric of time in the history of mankind. Religious accounts of history like the stories of Adam and Eve or Noah’s Ark and scientifically proven events like the Ice Age are only recent events in the full spectrum of the life of humanity. It is also time we reexamine and change our perception of ancient civilizations like ancient Egypt, for they have great knowledge of our history and hold the key to unlock many of the mysteries of our past.
It was no secret amongst ancient Greek philosopher’s that the people of ancient Egypt held a vast amount of wisdom and knowledge. For this reason, many of the well-known Greek philosophers that we study, revere and memorialize in high school and college textbooks, studied abroad in Egypt to gain knowledge from the ancient Egyptian priests. The fathers of mathematics, astronomy, mythology, western philosophy and medicine, early democracy and much more, all received extensive education in Egypt. Plato studied at the Temple of Waset for 11 years; Aristotle was there for 11-13 years; Socrates 15 years; Euclid stayed for 10-11 years; Pythagoras for 22 years; Hypocrates studies for 20 years; and the other Greeks who matriculated at Waset included Diodorus, Solon, Thales, Archimides, and Euripides.
We have taken vital information and educated ourselves using the teachings of the ancient Greeks, yet we deny their words and deem them mythology or nothing more than allegories when they reveal our true history and contradict the narrative of mainstream Egyptology. Many of the mysteries of the great pyramids, the sphynx, and other archeological discoveries begin to make more sense when we accept that the ancient Egyptians held great wisdom and were more than a primitive culture that forced slaves to build megalithic structures using basic copper and stone tools. These complex megalithic structures that show evidence of advanced mathematics, engineering, astrological and cosmological knowledge, are built with such precision making them extremely difficult and sometimes impossible to replicate; even when using modern electrical power tools and industrial machinery. Fortunately, many great archeologists and Egyptologists, like Graham Handcock and John Anthony West, are stepping forward and challenging the narrative of mainstream Egyptology by shedding new light on the subject through their research. I suggest everyone check out some of these great researcher’s work and further study on the matter.
And so, it is important to keep researching our vast history to uncover the great mysteries of our past. If we are to remain a society with amnesia, we are doomed to repeat the same historical fallacies. We must keep an open mind and stay unbiased when researching these topics because sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. It is humbling to acknowledge that we may not be the most advanced civilization to have step foot on this earth. Tragically, we may never know, for more than half of humanities history has been lost in the sands of time. The point to take home is that the history of humanity is a lot older than we originally anticipated. All that we know and consider to be our origins is nothing more than a small grain in the hourglass of time. For this reason, I choose not to conform to the conditions of my present life. As advanced of a society as we may think we are, we may not necessarily be heading in the right direction. I look at the world’s present condition and have no doubt that there is a better way of life. Without fear and the reluctance of losing complacency, I sift through the pages of history to find the answers and I invite you to join me.
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