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Interesting YouTube Channel: Ancient Architects

September 23, 2018 4 comments

Sometime ago, I came across an interesting channel on YT. Before linking to it, let me quickly describe what it is about and my thoughts about it. To make a long story short, the channel is about whether conventional histories of ancient civilizations are true. Some might say that it has an ‘Ancient Aliens‘ vibe to it and there is some merit to that view. Then again, I have been around long enough to know that “scientific” consensus based on fragmentary or selective evidence is the secular version of religious dogma.

So should you believe everything on that channel? Of course not! Having said that, he does tackle topics for which conventional explanations provided by “credentialed experts” are pretty dubious sounding. For example, I have never been satisfied by explanation that the three great pyramids of Egypt were built by 4th dynasty Pharaohs for the simple reason that their names barely appear on those monuments. Contrast that to inscriptions on most other large ancient buildings in Egypt that go to considerable lengths to highlight name of Pharaoh who built them.

Similarly, Greek travelers to ancient Egypt wrote about certain large structures which have not yet been rediscovered. What happened to them? The conventional explanation for their absence is that they did not exist in first place, and that could well be the case. However a few of those alleged structures were quite large and in areas containing other evidence of human occupation and construction, so one cannot discount possibility that they have not yet been discovered.

Link to Channel: Ancient Architects

I should also point out that unlike many others whose explanations for large ancient monument involves intervention by aliens from space, this guy sticks to idea that humans built it. Furthermore, we now know that humans at end of last ice-age were far more advanced, capable and organised than was previously believed. In my opinion, his videos about specific topics are closer to reality while those on meta topics are far more speculative.

Clip # 1: Is Atlantis located on Rockall Bank, a now-submerged island, located northwest of Ireland? Many parts on that bank are less than 100 m below the surface, which would place them above sea level as late as 11k or even 9k years ago. Given that ocean current patterns in Atlantic were also a bit different at that time, it could also have even have been more habitable than today.

Clip # 2: This one is about the lost pyramids of lake Moeris in Egypt. As I mentioned previously, certain large monuments described in considerable detail by ancient Greek and Roman travelers to Egypt have not been rediscovered. The two pyramids and associated buildings in what was once an artificial lake is one of the better known instances of a ‘lost’ monument complex.

What do you think? Comments?