Earth’s Earliest Civilizations: “Full Blown – Full Grown”
By Will Hart
I.Egypt: Pyramids but no Cities
There it is in all its glory rising up to the height of a 48-story skyscraper yet constructed at least 4,500 years ago; built supposedly by people using primitive hammer-stones and muscle power. Of course I am referring to the Great Pyramid…
Ever get the feeling that something is wrong with this picture?
In fact, you should feel that way because something is very out of synch with the history we’ve been given by orthodox historians. How can I make such a bold assertion and be entirely confident that it is true?
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Consider the following carefully.
If the Great Pyramid was built four millennia ago, then there was virtually no architectural and civil engineering (technological) progress for thousands of years! Another engineering and construction feat – of similar proportions and daunting challenges – was not attempted until the Hoover Dam was built in the early 1930s.
How could those incredible ancient Egyptian’s have pulled it off? They didn’t. The Great Pyramid is an unrivalled example of precision-engineering on a massive scale. You have been lied to, plain and simple.
How can I prove that is the case?
Let us now take a journey to one of ancient Egypt’s marvelous cities in order to see how they learned and mastered the knowledge and skills necessary to build the pyramid. But wait a minute…I almost forgot…there are no such cities.
Question: Where is the evidence we need to see to verify the logical developmental sequence that would show when and where the quarrymen, stonemasons, architects, engineers and construction crews learned their skills?
You don’t just summon your local famers to the site one day and expect them to quarry, lift, transport, cut, and then position millions of stone blocks until they form a perfect apex 481’ up into the air.
Quarrying is a difficult and dangerous operation. For example, the 50 to 70-ton blocks of granite that frame in the King’s Chamber were quarried at Aswan. That pink granite quarry is about 500 miles upstream from Giza. How did the quarrymen undercut and lift those blocks out of the quarry-hole without the aid of steel chisels, hoists, cranes, et al.?
Then how were they ferried down the Nile, through some whitewater rapids, for 500 miles..? Surely, Egyptologists are not going to point to the boats dug up near the pyramid.
The real issue here is that there is no evidence, in Egypt, of any period of stone building that forms a progression leading up to the Great Pyramid. We need to find buildings in cities that were made out of quarried, precision-cut blocks of stone including granite.
In fact, there is no such logical progression showing how generations of architects, engineers and tradesmen learned and plied their skills. Finding more than a hundred large-scale stone pyramids and no antecedents, in the form of generations of smaller pyramids, stone buildings, i.e., homes, government buildings, palaces and so forth cancels the Egyptian’s out.
Picture this: You walk into a museum to a glass case that is supposed to house a chronological display showing the evolution of the knife from the Stone Age to the present.
Oddly, the very first knife in the case is a stainless steel, steak knife. The one right next to it is a chipped obsidian blade obviously from the Stone Age. Your sensibilities are automatically offended. You know that the stainless steel knife is entirely out of sequence.
No one has to explain to you that it took thousands of years to get from the Stone Age knife to the modern one. The process involved many steps and the development of an entire modern infrastructure.
In fact, we know everything that has gone into every invention and the logical sequence of developments that preceded it without thinking. That is until we are faced with the initial artifacts of our most ancient history.
Do you really believe that men using round hammer-stones and soft copper tools could design and build the Great Pyramid? Believing that humans using hammerstones guided by surveyors called ‘rope-stretchers’ could create a flat 13-acre base that could only be achieved today using laser technology is to admit to being brainwashed.
We have been programmed to accept that illogical proposition, but it is no different than believing the steel knife preceded the obsidian blade.
How can we consider ancient Egypt to have been a civilization when we cannot point to one true city? In fact, the whole situation is incongruous and absurd. Without being able to find concrete evidence of its stages of development there is no way to prove they had skilled stonemasons, architects and engineers…that they had the capabilities to build the Great Pyramid.
Skills are produced by long-term training and passed down from one generation to the next.
You know that and so do our historians and they hope you do not get beyond their silly prattle and dig into the situation more deeply. They know that Egypt lacked cities…they know that the Great Pyramid arrived ‘full blown – full grown’ with no antecedents; and no logical evolution of skilled trades and professions.
II. The Indus Valley, Mohenjo Daro
This situation does not just apply to ancient Egypt. As noted above, master stonemasons, architects and engineers are not born they are produced by trade guilds and training.
The Indus Valley presents a similar situation only in a very different way. This time we find cities, in fact, highly advanced urban planning- too advanced. This civilization extended from eastern Pakistan northward into northwest India for a thousand miles.
Imagine a city constructed 4,500 years ago that was conceived upon a planned layout including a street grid lined with rectilinear buildings. The streets were paved with bricks and the buildings built of fired and mortared brick; some incorporated wooden superstructures as well.
Add to the above vision the fact that this ancient city, Mohenjo-Daro, had a public bath, the streets included drains and the apartments had indoor plumbing and toilets. Once again, the car precedes the horse and buggy; the gun the bow and arrow…and we are left scratching our heads.
Estimates of the area covered by Mohenjo Daro range from 85 to 200 hectares, with a peak population of about 40,000. The sheer size of the city, and its compliment of public buildings and facilities, suggests a high level of social sophistication; perhaps higher than most of our modern cities in much of the world, if not all of it.
But far beyond simple social organization it suggests very skilled architects and civil engineers. Where did they learn their skills? Why has it taken so long for us to duplicate these city conveniences?
Mohenjo Daro was divided into two parts, the Citadel and the Lower City. The former – a mud-brick mound around 12 meters (39’) high – was known to have supported public baths, a large apartment complex designed to house about 5,000 citizens, and two large assembly halls.
Let’s get very serious now because we may need to understand these ancient puzzles for reasons that may soon become apparent. Many parts of modern Asia still do not have indoor plumbing or any urban planning. Few cities in the modern world are planned from the get go. Virtually all of our modern cities evolve haphazardly in piecemeal fashion.
So it would appear as if our civil engineers and urban planners really have not learned much since the earliest days of their ancient predecessors…is that possible?
Consider that the Harappan civilization also created a system of standardized weights and measures; and they had a uniform brick size that was used in all buildings. These kinds of sophisticated principles have seldom been employed anywhere in the world throughout history, let alone in most of the ancient world.
Now the author includes a telling quote:
“The city had a central marketplace, with a large central well. Individual households or groups of households obtained their water from smaller wells. Waste water was channeled to covered drains that lined the major streets. Some houses, presumably those of wealthier inhabitants, include rooms that appear to have been set aside for bathing, and one building had an underground furnace (known as ahypocaust), possibly for heated bathing. Most houses had inner courtyards, with doors that opened onto side-lanes. Some buildings had two stories…”
It would make more sense to find the Great Pyramid here, rather than in Egypt where none of this urban sophistication, planning and civil engineering appeared. Once again we are faced with a seemingly perplexing situation that stands reason — and all we think we know of human development — on its head.
But the Harrappans did not have stones to build with, and they did not seem inclined to construct mega-sized structures like the pyramid…
Our question for historians is virtually the same here as with Egypt: where did the civil engineers, architects, urban planners, and plumbers learn their trades? Where are the examples of earlier stages of development, the much smaller towns, cities and so forth?
Strangely enough this civilization vanished a thousand years before the Greeks and Romans even began to emerge as full-fledged civilizations. Does the author have to add that indoor plumbing did not exist in Greece or Rome and did not appear in Europe or America until the 19th-century AD.
Once again, the Harrappan civilization appears to have come onto the scene, “full blown – full grown”.
III. Mesopotamia, Sumeria
We have yet another enigmatic ancient civilization to puzzle over, ancient Sumer. While the Egyptians were allegedly building the Great Pyramid instead of cities, the Sumerian city of Uruk had an estimated population of 50-80,000, in 4,000 BC.
We can position Sumeria between the Egyptian and the Indus valley civilizations because the Sumerians built cities and ziggurats. The latter were not true pyramids but they were large-scale pyramid-like constructions built out of millions of mud-bricks.
Chaos Monster and Sun God.
Black and white crop of full plate scan, from Austen Henry Layard’s ‘Monuments of Nineveh, Second Series’ plate 19/83, London, J. Murray, 1853
Where the Harrappan script remains undecipherable to this day, the Sumerian language, though translated, has been classified as a language isolate. Even at this late date linguists are not sure where ancient Sumerian originated. It does not appear to be related to any other language family
Our puzzle here begins in the barren, parched, brutally hot desert in modern-day Iraq. First we must pause and must wonder… how could people stand in the middle of this god-forsaken landscape — lacking in virtually every resource but a river — and think they could survive?
The Sumerians built well-planned cities, though not of the caliber of the Harappans, and religious precincts which were dominated by a ziggurat. But with Sumer we are most concerned about their extraordinary intellectual output which also seems to have arisen “full blown – full grown.”
The Sumerians developed a complex system of metrology c. 4000 BC. This metrology advanced resulting in the creation of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. From c. 2600 BC onwards, the Sumerians wrote multiplication tables on clay tablets and dealt with geometrical exercises and division problems.
Pretty amazing stuff considering the rest of the world was counting using their fingers and toes…gee, algebra and geometry too, way back 4500 years ago?
The earliest traces of the Babylonian numerals also date back to this period. The era between 2700 – 2300 BC saw the first appearance of the abacus — and a table of successive columns that delimited the orders of magnitude of their sexagesimal (60-base) number-system.
Hold on Mr. teacher, are you seriously telling us that these people created the 60-base number system that we still employ today to keep track of time 4,000 years ago? That sophisticated system is not only the basis of modern-day clock-time but of the circle being divided into 360 degrees…
That truly is incredible. But surely out of synch with the entire rest of the world that never caught up to that mathematical system until modern times- when the world was globalized and embraced a uniform time-keeping system! [60 seconds, 60 minutes, 12 hour days and nights…]
Next we learn that the Sumerians were the first to invent a written language; and the first to use a place value numeral system. We can throw in their having invented the wheel and the plow as well, probably in their spare time we can assume.
Apparently there is also anecdotal evidence the Sumerians may have used a type of slide rule in astronomical calculations.
But we have to stop here because the situation is untenable.
How are we to square all of this virtually supernatural, creativity and inventiveness, with what we know about early and late Stone Age, human cultures? How come they all advanced at a relatively uniform pace until Egypt, Sumer and the Indus Valley popped up out of nowhere?
Sumeria comes along and produces generations of Einstiens, daVincis, and Teslas that are apparently light years ahead of the rest of the human race. There are still many human tribes around the globe that don’t know algebra or metrology, that do not think of building pyramids, cities or indoor toilets
Something is out of kilter here as was the case in Egypt and the Indus Valley.
Suddenly artifacts and inventions are appearing that are without precedent; levels of intellectual performance arising which never before had been manifest by people. And they are suddenly overflowing and flooding arid, lifeless deserts with never before seen human developments.
Were the Egyptians, Harrappans and Sumerians really smarter that everybody else? Are their descendants today? The author thinks not.
There are no antecedents or precedents because there were none on earth.
Not one of the above civilizations claimed to have created the things that are attributed to them. Funny that modern historians do not take what those ancient people have to say about their history’s seriously…
The Sumerians are very clear about the situation. Gods, the Anunaki, arrived from elsewhere, created them and gave them the arts and sciences of civilization. Both the ancient Egyptians and Sumerians claim that their histories went back hundreds of thousands of years, not hundreds or thousands… as our scholars claim.
Oh no, our scholars cry! That is not real history but historical fantasy.
Wait a minute, sir. You cannot have it both ways. If you are going to claim that the Sumerians were smart enough, wise enough and responsible enough to invent civilization (out of whole cloth ostensibly) then they were also sincere enough and concerned enough to tell posterity the truth…
So, if they were silly, childish fools dumb enough to make up a false history — given the host of foregoing issues we are pondering — then how are we to believe that they invented everything out of nothing?
Dear reader it is up to you…”full blown – full grown”.
Copyright 2014 by Will Hart
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About the Author
Will Hart is a journalist and the author of “The Genesis Race”, a series that examines the evidence for Cosmic Ancestry or Directed Panspermia II.
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