I have been thinking lately that we great underestimate the intelligence of our early ancestors. Seems like we have just recently caught back up with them within the last 100 years when it comes to the knowledge of the universe and mathematics
My god I swear I’ll come to be known as the killjoy of HE but here I am again with the old critical thinking….
But in an interview with Philip Coppens in Nexus (April–May 2006), Osmanagić attempted to clarify his previous statements, stating he was misquoted: he does claim that they were most likely constructed by the Illyrians, who he claims lived in the area from 12,000 BC to 500 BC, and that the pyramid was therefore most likely constructed between those two dates – not in 12,000 BC.
Osmanagić claims the excavation has produced evidence of building blocks as well as tunnels. Additionally Osmanagić claims to have found tunnels in the hillside which he interprets as ventilation shafts.
Cool but not mind blowing, and a quick study of say Bertrand Russels history of Western Philosophy and just what we knew back then is amazing but certainly not more advanced than now.
I now a theory that might explain this, its long to explain so if your interested just look up works of Zecharia Sitchin (P.S. also a little controversial against popular beliefs of Human evolution). And @vincent i would like to say that your absolutely right: Humans about 60 000 years ago were virtually identical to us with a few facial and skin colors deviations from ours. And that is because, lets admit it, 60 000 years is worth almost absolutely nothing on the evolutionary scale. So we can deduce that they most probably had the same mental abilities as we do. So now because it took us about 10 000 years to develop our society lets assumes that 50 000 years ago we humans already had an advance society in place, maybe even more advanced then ours today. Now that human society, who is by the way only hypothetical, continues its existence until lets say 40 000 years ago when a global catastrophe wipes out the great majority of the human population of that time, destroying almost any proof of the existence of the ancient society. Now in the present day most “modern” materials used back then would have deteriorated (such as aluminum, iron, cement…) and we remain with a few very well built structures who have incredibly survives until now. And we are talking about things who have been lying under our noses for ages who knows what else remains buried underground out there!
By the way @peter the Egyptian pyramids have proven to have suffered erosion from heavy rainfall, pushing its existence much further than 12 000 years ago or any “first” signs of civilization for that matter.
great pyramids are about 2500years old? if these were actually 9500 years older than the great pyramid that would be absolutely mind blowing and definitely have to change the way we looked at our earlier ancestors.. our forgotten past. but as peter said.. it obviously couldn’t have been built at the start of the Illyrians civilization. my guess is 8000 years old!
Irrefutable evidence? Erosion under normal atmospheric and climatic conditions deteriorates iron and cement faster then you may think, aluminum I admit i am unsure. And I did not intent it to be a proper theory but merely a suggestive scenario that would give an idea of what could of happened in the past. The fact remains that it is more than probable that we aren’t the first advance human society to have existed on earth. And I remind you again that “we are talking about things who have been lying under our noses for ages who knows what else remains buried underground out there”