Most people are well aware of the usual ancient empires and civilizations – Greek, Rome, Egypt, Cartheginian, etc – but there were many others that have not had equal recognition. Many of these older civilizations had highly advanced societies and capabilities in technology, science and engineering. This list presents ten of the lesser known ancient civilizations that probably make it into most history books.
Lemuria is a modern name for what is historically called the Motherland of Mu (Mu’u). Stories of this Pacific continent, lost under the water, parallel the tales of Atlantis in many ways. According to some sources, the first civilization arose 78,000 years ago on the giant continent known Lemuria and lasted for 52,000 years. It is said to have been destroyed in earthquakes in approximately 24,000 B.C. While Mu did not reach as high a technology, supposedly, as other later civilizations, it is said to have attained some advanced technology, particularly in the building using advanced techniques for giant stone structures that were able to withstand earthquakes.
9. Ancient Atlantis
Atlantis is believed to have taken technology to very advanced stages. Literature mentions such inventions and devices as air conditioners to overcome deadly and noxious vapors; airless cylinder lamps, tubes of crystal illuminated by the night side forces; electric rifles, guns employing electricity as a propulsive force (rail-guns are similar, and a very new invention); mono-rail transportation; water generators, an instrument for condensing water from the atmosphere; and the Vailx, an aerial ship governed by forces of levitation and repulsion.
8. Rama Empire of India
It was 1856 a group of English engineers in India were told of an ancient deserted town in a place called Mohenjo-Daro’ (translated it’s Mound of the Dead). They consulted their maps, found no such placed marked Mohenjo-Daro, but they checked it out anyway and discovered a pristine lost city in the ruins under the dust. It was not until 1920 that Mohenjo-Daro was established as part of the seven great Rishi (Sanskrit for Master) cities of the ancient Rama Empire of the Indus Valley of Ancient India.
The cities were highly developed with a great degree of pre-planning in streets, covered sewage systems, private toilets, running water to homes, remarkable plumbing and homes constructed of kiln-fired brick. This is more sophisticated than many of the cities in India, Pakistan and Asia today. What is so special bout kiln-fired brick? With the amount of heat it takes to bake the bricks, the oven needs to withstand temperatures of 2,500 to 3,000 degrees. Scientists are baffled as to how the Rama were able to achieve this.
7. Osirian Civilization of the Mediterranean
This ancient civilization, pre-dating dynastic Egypt, was known as the Osirian Civilization. The Nile river came out of Africa, as it does today, however instead of flowing into the Mediterranean Sea at the Nile Delta in northern Egypt, it continued into what was at that time a deep valley. The river then turned westward to flow in the deepest part of the Mediterranean Valley where it created a large lake and then flowed out between Malta and Sicily, and south of Sardinia into the Atlantic at Gibraltar (the Pillars of Hercules). When Atlantis was destroyed in a cataclysmic upheaval, this cataclysmic change in the Atlantic slowly flooded the Mediterranean Basin, destroying the Osirian’s great cities and forcing them to move to higher ground. This theory helps explain the strange megalithic remains found throughout the Mediterranean.
It is an archaeological fact that there are more than 200 known sunken cities in the Mediterranean. Egyptian civilization, along with the Minoan and Mycenean in Crete and Greece are, in theory, remnants of this great, ancient culture. The civilization built huge earthquake-proof megalithic structures and had electricity and other conveniences common during the time of Atlantis. Like Atlantis and Rama, they had many different modes of transport. The mysterious cart tracks of Malta, which go over cliffs and under water, may well be part of some ancient Osirian tram-line, possibly taking quarried stone to cities that are now submerged. Probably the best example of the high technology of the Osirians is the amazing platform found at Ba’albek, Lebanon. The main platform is composed of the largest hewn rocks in the world, the famous ashlars of Ba’albek. Some of the individual stones are 82 feet long and 15 feet thick and are estimated to weigh between 1,200 and 1,500 tons each. *more*
6. Uiger Civilization of the Gobi Desert
Many ancient cities are said to have existed in the Uiger civilization of the Gobi Desert. Though the Gobi is now a parched land-locked desert, these cities at the time were ocean ports. Vimanas and other advanced devices are said to have been in use in the Uiger area. Significantly, it is claimed that the Elders of Lemuria, known as the Thirteenth School, moved their headquarters prior to the cataclysm to the uninhabited plateau of Central Asia that we now call Tibet. Here they supposedly established a library and school known as The Great White Brotherhood.
Twelve miles southward of the southernmost tip of Lake Titicaca lie the remains of Tiahuanaco, the site of a technologically advanced culture considered by many archaeologists to be among the oldest ruins in the world. Although some misguided scholars have attributed the buildings of Tiahuanaco to the Incas, it has now been established that the city was already in ruins when the first Incas came upon the scene. This ancient civilization had tools and machinery capable of transporting great loads (single rocks up to 200 tons) over considerable distances and even over expanses of water from the quarries to the construction sites, the carving and erecting these into monuments. And this is thousands of years before the Egyptian pyramids were built. This civilization determined long before Archimedes and the Egyptians the ratio of pi. They could calculate squares, knew trigonometry and the measuring of angles and could calculate and indicate fractions.
Tiahuanaco apparently remained for only a very short period at its height, as evidenced by the city’s Calendar Gate, and perished suddenly. There is at present no means of determining when Tiahuanaco rose to its peak or when its culture disappeared, but it is agreed that this did not happen in the historical past but well back in the prehistoric, estimated at least 12,000 years ago.
4. The Mayans
The ancient Mayans were brilliant astronomers, mathematicians, stone carvers and architects . They built pyramids, canals and hydroponic garden cities throughout the ancient Yucatan Peninsula. It is believed that an ancient Hall of Records resides somewhere in the Mayan region, probably beneath an existing pyramid complex, in an underground tunnel and chamber system, that could shed light on the mystery of the knowledge and construction. Some sources say that this repository of ancient knowledge is kept in quartz crystals that are of exceptional quality and capable of holding large amounts of information in the similar manner as a modern CD.
3. Ancient China
Ancient China, known as Han China, is said to have come, like all civilizations, from the huge Pacific continent Mu. The ancient Chinese are known for their sky-chariots, their geomancy, and the jade manufacture that they shared with the Mayas. Indeed, the ancient histories of the Chinese and the Mayas seem tightly linked. The ancient Chinese are often said to be the originators of every invention from toilet paper, earthquake detectors, paper money, canons, rocket technology, printing methods, and thousands of other clever and high-tech items. In 1959 archaeologists in China discovered belt buckles made out of aluminum thousands of years ago – aluminum is generally processed from bauxite with electricity.
Anthropologists suggest a Taoist influence in Central America by showing Shang dynasty symbols and motifs (the yin-yang is the most famous, but there are many more) and then relating them to known Mayan art and sculpture. Jade was of particular importance to the Shang Chinese. So far, the source of Chinese jade has not been pinpointed. Much of it may have come from Central America. Even the source of Central American jade is a mystery; many ancient jade mines are believed to be still undiscovered. Anthropologists suggest that Chinese voyages to Mexico, between 500-300 B.C., may have been related to Taoist trade in magic mushrooms or drugs of longevity.
2. Ancient Ethiopia & Israel
From such ancient texts as the Bible and the Ethiopian book Kebra Negast, we have tales of the high technology of ancient Ethiopia and Israel. The temple at Jerusalem is said to have been founded upon three gigantic ashlar blocks of stone similar to those at Ba’albek, Lebanon. Today, the revered Temple of Solomon and Muslim Dome of the Rock mosque exist on this site, whose foundations apparently reach back to the Osirian civilization. Like much of the later Phoenician construction, the building at the Temple to hold the Ark of the Covenant and the temples in Ethiopia are the last of the megalithic stone constructions. The massive Temple Mount, built by King Solomon on the ruins of earlier megalithic temple, was made to house the ancient relic known as the Ark of the Covenant. Many scholars believe that the Ark of the Covenant, as well as other ancient artifacts, were actually electrical devices, some of which were worshipped in temples as oracles. The Bible recounts how certain unauthorized persons would touch the Ark and be electrocuted.
1. The Aroi Sun Kingdom Of The Pacific
The ancient culture of the Aroi Sun Kingdom of the Pacific is virtually unknown. Following the sinking of the so-called lost continent of Mu over 24,000 years ago, the Pacific was repopulated by a racial mixture of many civilizations, coming from Rama, China, Africa and the Americas. An advanced island nation, with larger areas of land than are currently in the Pacific, grew up around Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Ancient legends in Polynesia attribute this remarkable civilization to the Aroi Kingdom that existed many thousands of years before the European rediscovery of the Pacific. The Aroi allegedly built many of the megalithic pyramids, platforms, arches, roads and statues throughout the central Pacific.
Source: David Hatcher Childress