The mysteries that surround the construction of the pyramids of Egypt and South America have caused speculation that an ancient, advanced and civilized race once existed. The construction of artifacts like the Sphinx, and the pyramids of Egypt, was impossible for people to have accomplished in the period 4000-10,500 BC. and even today, the construction of these artifacts is only barely within our technological grasp. The Sphinx that stands in the sands of Egypt and which is believed to be at least 10,000 years old, is said by experts to show inexplicable signs of water erosion. Explorers have searched the mysterious network of chambers that lies beneath the Sphinx and the pyramids of the Giza plateau, hoping to find the legendary Hall of Records which is said to contain ancient knowledge of even older civilizations. Information about this repository of knowledge originates with one of the most ancient and famous of the Egytptian legends - that of Isis and Osiris, and clues have been discovered in many other ancient texts. The pyramids themselves have spawned many theories about the astronomical knowledge of the early Egyptians. Certain pyramids are said to be aligned with constellations of stars, and even Newton studied the dimensions of the pyramids, relating them to calculations of the size of the earth. Recent NASA photographs of Mars have revealed a pyramidic-like structure on it's surface which some
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From ancient history and the occasional archeological discovery, we gain tantalising glimpses of civilizations that flourished and died, tales of vast wealth, hidden treasure and impossible accomplishments, - from the Phoenicians, Sumerians, Hebrews, Mesopotamians, Egyptians and ancient Greeks - They all talk of at least one civilization with phenomenal wealth and power, special knowledge and extraordinary abilities.
This ancient culture may have undergone a catclysmic event, perhaps an earthquake or a flood, even the 'Great Flood' of Noah, causing the destruction of the civilization, or perhaps, this culture endured a slow decline over the centuries of forgotten time. They certainly have disappeared from our world altogether. One possible explanation suggested is that of continental drift, violent or gradual. Is it possible that Antarctica might have been somewhere else 10,000 years ago, with a different, more temperate, climate? Some scientists believe that the actual position of the South Pole itself may have shifted significantly in time gone by. Antartica was also once part of an ancient supercontinent, Gondwanaland, see Geophysics.
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How were the massive 200-ton limestone blocks lifted and stacked five high to build the Sphinx Temple? John Anthony West and a team of seismologists, headed by Boston University's Professor Robert Schoch, discovered a square cavity directly beneath one of the paws of the Sphinx. According to the experts, it does not appear to be a natural formation. Could this be the Hall of Records of Atlantis? Includes the facts about this amazing mystery along with a fascinating series of spellbinding interviews with researchers, scientists and the best-known most credible ancient authorities in the world today.