FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE - The Beginning
Preamble: How old is our civilization? The answer to this question keeps changing over the last 2,000 years and will continue to change as we learn more about “our past”. One thing is clear – our “civilization” isn’t the first to have existed on this planet.
Just how many civilizations existed before us? The “oldest” civilization that is widely accepted at this time is the Sumerian which is believed to have existed around 4000 BC. Not everyone agrees though since several other pieces of “history” are not accounted for. The giants mentioned in the bible, the “fluvial” erosion in the body of the Sphinx in Egypt that could not have occurred before 10,000 BC, the Nephilim mentioned in Genesis (6:4) who took earthy women for wives who gave birth to the “giants”, the Anunnakis - believed to have created humans by altering ape’s DNA and ruled over earth for over 400,000 years.
History as we know it is incomplete and convoluted with mythology. But advances in technology is allowing us to separate history from myths.
I don’t know about you, but I want to know who or what created us and for what purpose. I think this is the ultimate riddle that sentient beings like us should strive to get an answer for. Imagine that you woke up one day with no memory of who you are. Would you not spend the rest of your life finding out who you really are, who your parents were, whether you have a family etc.? In a way, this is what happened to us. We forgot. Or maybe something tricked us to forget our true nature and our rightful place in the universe.
Let’s start our search with something familiar, something rooted in facts rather than fiction – Egypt. There are many architectural wonders in this area but I’d live to zero in the topic to the great Sphinx. It is the most enigmatic figure on earth. It’s “The Monalisa x 1,000”. After thousands of years, archaeologists and scientists still have not reached a consensus on how old this structure really is among other things.
If you google “how old is the Sphinx in Egypt”, you’ll get the following answer:
The most common wisdom holds that the monolith is around 4,500 years old, and was built for Khafre, a pharaoh of Egypt's Fourth Dynasty who lived circa 2603-2578 B.C. His pyramid is the second tallest of the pyramids built at Giza, next to his father Khufu's Great Pyramid.
This is the widely “accepted fact” right now but new studies using more advanced technology are proving that this date is wrong. An archaeologist who was studying the Sphinx once approached a geologist friend who specializes in the study of erosion and gave him a picture that looks like this:
After looking at the picture, he concluded without any doubt that the pattern was caused by water erosion. He was then showed the full-size picture of the structure (shown below) and his first reaction was: “Oh my God. Please don’t disclose my name as I don’t want to be a part of this debate.” Of course, we know who fragile and political this debate is – powerful enough to lose our reputation, your job, even your life.
Now, why is this significant?
You see, one established “fact” about the Sphinx is that the erosion was caused by the wind and sand over thousands of years, and this is the basis for the 4,500-year-old age. If the cause of the erosion is “fluvial” meaning due to thousands of years of rain, then this would question the very basis of the Sphinx’s age.
We know that Egypt has a desert-like climate with very little amount of rain every year. This has been the weather there for thousands of years. But not always. Using the accumulated knowledge from different disciplines including archaeology, geology, masonry etc., we are able to simulate and even calculate back in time to see what the weather like in any part of the world at different time frames in the past. Using this knowledge, scientists calculated that the area where Egypt is located once enjoyed high precipitation 12,000 years ago which is around 10,000 BC. What this means is that the Sphinx is at least 13,000 years old (assuming it was completed in the year 13,000 BC and rain hammered it for 1,000 years before the last ice age ended). You can also see how conservative this “new” age of the Sphinx is.
A story goes that after this “fluvial” erosion theory was explained to the Egyptian authorities, they refused to listen to the evidence and immediately closed all archaeological studies being done at the site and enclosed the Sphinx with a fence. Although not widely known, the main reason for such denial is the religious belief predominant in the country. You see, in the holy book of Quran, the widely accepted interpretation is that civilization started in around 5,000 BC. So any theory claiming that great architectures like the Sphinx was made before that time will surely be rejected outright.
What’s amazing about this time is that the Sphinx and the 3 pyramids were the exact replica of the leo constellation on earth at around 10,000 BC. We know that there is an alternative theory that the original head of the Sphinx is a lion which was later replaced into a head of a Pharoah.
The constellation of LEO
The Hall of Records…the search is on
Like most conspiracy theories, there’s a ton of speculation around the Hall of Records. One of my personal favorites is that the Hall of Records contains the complete history of “mankind” on this planet which stretch for millions of years. A story goes that a famous Greek historian once visited Egypt and had the privileged to talk to the priests that tend pyramids. He was carrying a book with him and when the priests asked what it is, he said that it is the complete history of the Greek and other civilizations. Upon hearing, the Egyptian priests laughed and said, “it’s the history of the civilizations that your people know but we have the complete history of all the civilization that existed on this planet.”
They then led the historian into a long passageway which ultimately led into a great chamber, so magnificent that the first thing the historian said is that this can’t be manmade.
This record was supposed to have been sealed up by a pre-Egyptian civilization way back in 10,500 BC, because that’s the last time that the Leo constellation lined up with the area between the Sphinx’s paws.
Robert M Schoch is a professor at Boston University and he is credited for putting forth a fascinating theory. Based on his research on how they have weathered and aged, he claims that many ancient structures are actually the products of much older civilizations than originally thought, ones that even shared some type of contact with one another. And among those structures are the pyramids of Egypt and South America and, of course, the Giant Sphinx of Giza.
As part of the research into his claims, Schoch and others used ground-penetrating radar around the Sphinx, and claim to have found a number of open spaces underneath the Sphinx including a hallway that leads to a chamber far below the surface. Could this be the place of the Hall of Records?
In conclusion, if our history extends beyond 5,000 BC as presently believe, this opens the door to explore many of the stories that we know as myths. Among my favorites is the Epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian king who was 18 feet tall and ruled Sumeria for over one hundred years.