What better place to start than the start of history as we know it. Much of what will be presented is speculative although interesting none the less. Throughout all of history the origins of modern humanity have been subject to much speculation. Whether it was a biblical narrative related to the dispersion idea of Babylon, or one that people developed similar ideas all over the world in parallel on their own, is something that has been subject to much debate in the last century since the “modern” view of the world has become cemented within the information age. The narrative that we will be following here is the common “out of Africa” narrative that has been presented in other places, although hopefully presented here in a way that leads to some connections that might not have been made by the reader prior to this work.
As many may know, the ‘out of Africa’ theory is one that suggests that modern humans evolved in Africa around 200,000 years ago and then began to migrate out of Africa for various reasons. The other main theory that is contests this is one called the ‘multi-regional’ model that suggests that humans evolved simultaneously in different areas of the world from an older species called homo erectus. Both of these have defenders that cite their own DNA evidence that support each model, but both are debated. Although there is healthy debate on the topic, it’s fair to say that the more generally accepted model is the ‘out of Africa’ theory suggesting that all humans share a common origin.
The commonly accepted narrative from here is one that points to what is known as ‘The Fertile Crescent’. A Middle Eastern region that is home to modern day Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, the southeastern region of Turkey, and parts of Iran. Generally referenced in biblical times as the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. In an arid desert region, the rivers provided the crucial water resource for early bronze age civilizations to survive and thrive in the region.
It is in this area of the world that we find the more recent modern discovery of Göbekli Tepe which is generally dated at around 9,000 B.C and is among oldest recorded archeological sites from around the world. The main details of the sight still are up for debate, but it’s thought to have been a sort of grain repository or seed bank that was developed in late neolithic times coinciding with the domestication of wheat. This is something that would have been crucial during the time that humans were going from a kind of hunter-gatherer society to a agrarian society which is needed to sustain a civilization with a larger populations. Across the ancient world we would see this kind of grain storage echoed in similar ways. It was crucial to be able to feed workers and use the grain as a type of bartered currency of the ancient world.
Even in biblical stories like that of Jospeh we have examples of grain storage in ancient times. In Egypt it was important that this would happen and we today can see examples of how this would have happened. Throughout all of the middle east this agrarian cultures were popping up just as the wheat they were seeding. Perhaps making beer, perhaps just for bread, regardless it was crucial aspect to these ancient societies.
Spread across all of this area of Mesopotamia we see cuneiform records of different things that needed to be recorded. It was in Mesopotamia that writing was first invented for the purpose of record keeping of various things usually transactions in which the numbers being figured were too large to be recorded mentally alone. It was usually as some sort of record for barttering or something that needed to be counted in a large number. We see the invention of the abacus and different methods of counting and we know that the Sumerians used a base 16 system when understanding their view of math. We see great building projects in Sumerian times like the Ziggurat of Ur which is typically seen as a sort of temple complex that would have been used by ancient astronomers as a kind of telescopic platform raised up from the light pollution of the ancient city below allowing the ancient priest astronomer to study the lights in the sky that allowed them to keep time, predict seasons, and rule over the unknowing population below.
This same priestly model that was prevalent in the Akkadian empire we see echoed over again in the dynasties of Egypt with their ruling class having access to knowledge that was not available to the social classes below them. Ancient rituals and rites from prehistory were preserved in these ancient cast systems back in time as far as we can see.
It was in Babylon that we get the stories of the great building projects of the ancient world like that of the Tower of Babel. It was said that the societies got so big that the populations could no longer agree with each other and it was from Babylon that we get the great dispersion myths that advocate a narrative of people taking there knowledge to different parts of the Earth. We see similarities between early Sumerian scripts and that of early Chinese. Even similar building structures which have berthed the entire field of Sino-Babylonianism making connections between ancient Sumerian cultures and that of what we see in China. It was these cultures of the east that we see the first great civilizations of the ancient world. And with that those great civilizations had to have grain storage and more modern agrarian societies as opposed to the older hunter and gatherer societies.
It was these cultures of the east that we see the first great civilizations of the ancient world. And with that those great civilizations had to have grain storage and more modern agrarian societies as opposed to the older hunter and gatherer societies.
Counter to that where the sea faring fishing societies that developed all along the coasts of India and through modern South East Asia. There is a lot of information that has been written about an ancient sea faring civilizations. From Atlantis to stories of the mythical Lemuria. To stories of the lost land of Mu and continents around the area of New Zealand that are now submerged beneath the waves. Plato mentioned the legend of Atlantis around 360 B.C. It was said that they created a utopian civilization that became a great naval power of the ancient world. Their home was made up of concentric rings that made islands separated by wide moats that were then linked together by canals. There have been several proposed locations for Atlantis many looking toward the middle of the Atlantic ocean from which the the ancient city gets it’s name. Some have suggested it may have existed in the area of the world that we now know as the Bahamas. Although there has not been any real conclusive evidence of Atlantis that has ever been found, one area that always seemed interesting to me was the area of the Sahara that was known as the Eye of Mauritania.
Perhaps at a time in ancient history this area was once home to the ancient civilization that we now know as Atlantis, with Atlas, the mythical king of Mauritania serving as the blueprint for some of the legends we later see recounted by Plato and others. Atlantis though is not the subject of this area of the story. It’s only mentioned to suggest this idea of the lost civilization to which we are still trying to understand the history of. Instead we are will be focusing on the lighter more mythical idea of the lost civilization with “Lemuria”.
Instead we are will be focusing on the lighter more mythical idea of the lost civilization with “Lemuria”. It was in 1864 that zoologist Philip Sclater first suggested his idea of a lost civilization that was located in the middle of the Indian that he called Lemuria. The theory was proposed as an explanation for the presence of lemur fossils that are found in both Madagascar and India. It is said in Tamil legend to have been civilized for over 20,000 years, with traces of the culture still surviving on the Indian subcontinent even until today. The Tamil were the great stone workers of ancient India. We see their traces all over India and spread throughout the islands of Indonesia.
Authors like David Hatcher Childress and Graham Hancock have also suggested this idea of a connection between the great monolithic sites from around the world. It is something should be considered with some merit in my opinion. I came to this information because of guy named Walter Bosley and I would suggest that if anyone that wants to dive deeper into this mystery to look into the authors I mentioned above if you find any of this remotely interesting.
David recounts this story in his work titled ‘The Lost World of Cham: The Transpacific Voyages of the Champe’ suggesting there may have very well been a connection between the Egyptians and the Hindu-Buddhists that we see all throughout India and spread across the South Pacific. It’s not to be suggested that all these were some highly advanced cultures with glowing crystal alien technology that allowed them to build the pyramids, but more of similarities that can be observed in different areas of the world that might suggest that those ancient sites were once more connected than we think and then were lost to time from which we are now starting to rediscover our own past in many ways. We can think of this today for example in major cities. Take New York and cities like Abu Dhabi or Beijing. Although the cultures that live in the cities could be considered much different, the high-rise buildings in these cities themselves are similar the world over. Others and myself contend that it is from this perspective that we must consider some of the ancient sites around the world.
We see similar Tamil/Cham style temples from the Indian mainland spread all through the area of the South Pacific islands. It has been suggested that the Tamil, instead of being the ancient inhabitants of this lost civilization that we know as Lemuria, were actually the inhabitants of a less ancient peaceful thalassocratic empire in the area we know as Indonesia. A great seafaring empire that was able to construct sea worthy ships in the ancient times that were able to transverse great spans of the ocean to isolated area of the world that their culture would then be preserved. This isolation helped preserve themselves, but also provided it’s own set of difficulties when faced with the challenges that came when more war minded cultures advanced.
Nias Island is small island off the coast of Sumatra that is home to the Nias people. This island is said to be one of the last surviving homes to a culture of megalithic stone builders. This is just one example of how a tribal society isolated from the rest of the world on an island can preserve some of the traditions of the past. There is no reason to assume that these islanders just developed their propensity to be monolithic stone workers independently.
In the ancient temple city of Borobudur on the island of Java we see reliefs on the temple walls of what is known as a Borobudur ship. It was these kind of ships that would have allowed the spread of this culture around the area of Indonesia. In the early 2000’s there was a reconstruction of one of these ships that proved that these ships were indeed worthy of open sea travel. With these ships they were able to establish trade routes throughout the entire region. They were even able to sail across the entire Indian ocean to ancient ports of Africa that was known as the Cinnamon trade route that might suggest a link back to Egyptian times. It would have been an ancient empire with thousands of these ships similar to the way we have freighter ships today. It was when these cultures we advanced on by waring people that their size in numbers began to dwindle, but not before they left their mark on the ancient world.
We are to assume that these cultures never attempted to sail eastward across the Pacific. One can look at the the scripts that were discovered on Easter Island and compare them to what we are able to observe in the Indus Valley. How could there but such similarity between the scripts if there is indeed no link to the cultures of the south Pacific to that of the other parts of the world. Mainline history even suggests that the Hawaiian islands were first settled as early as 400 A.D by Polynesian migrants that came from the Marquess Islands 2000 miles away on canoes. Given calm sea conditions why would they not have made it all the way to the coasts of the American continents?
Take for example the Tikal temple complex which is said to have been founded around the year 432 A.D and compare it to the Baksei Chamkrong temple that is located in the Angkor complex around 968 A.D. Clearly these share similar architectural designs and it is said that many ancient complexes like this are built upon the foundations of cultures that came before them. Is it really so radical to suggest that there might be some common link between these cultures even if it just common ancestry?
It was in 1493 when the Spanish were briefly given territorial rights to India by Pope Alexander VI by the bull Dudum siquidem. These rights would be removed less than a year later because of the signing of the Treaty of Tordesillas between Portugal and Spain. It was this treaty that caused Spain to never colonize India because the territory was handed over to Portugal. The treaty itself neatly divided the ‘new world’ of the Americas between the two superpowers allowing them control of most major ports around the world.
By the year 1300 King Denis of Portugal is said to have been very adamant in expanding the Portuguese maritime influence to be able to easily export it’s surplus production to areas of Europe. It should be noted that King Denis was not someone that got along well with the Catholic Church. Could he have been seeking refuge from the reach of the Church in foreign lands? Portugal was known as the Templar Nation because in 1312 Pope Clement V issued the Papal bull Vox excelso which sought to rid the influence of the knights templar throughout Europe because they were deemed to be heretical.
It was in 1289 that King Denis has made an agreement with Pope Nicholas IV where he swore to protect the Church’s interest in Portugal. After the annihilation of the templar knights in 1312, it was in 1319 that King Denis created a Portuguese military order called the Order of Christ that protected the remaining knights templar the survived the purge of Pope Clement V. This was a continuation of the Order of the Temple, another name for the knights templar. This was because they were traditionally known as the Order of Solomons Temple and would protect pilgrims via escort on their way to worship in Jerusalem. King Denis would then go on to arrange a deal with the successor of Clement V, Pope John XXII, that would cement the recognition of the order and arrange for the right to inherit Templar assets and property. We know that Templars where somewhat a kind of ancient treasure hunters and protectors. What all was included in these assets that inherited? Secret maps? Treasures from antiquity? Vaults for those treasures?
It’s been suggested by some authors that when the Spanish formally came in contact with India that they might have found ancient maps of trade routes leading to the western Americas that were previously unknown to the rest of the European world. Although officially not given territory in India until 1493, could the knights have been active in India during King Denis’ time due to his effort to expand maritime influence around the world? If so could that ‘treasure’ have been protected by the knights templar on behalf of the ruling parties of India? Could this be where we get the legend of yet another mythical island? That of the Island of California?
After all, it was by the year 1400 that Henry the Navigator was attempting to expand Portuguese influence by establishing a well known trade route to the Orient that was not over land but by sea. He was said to have been keenly interested in the legends of Prestor John the mythic Christian king of Tartaria. He was a knightly character that was clearly interested in some of the mysteries of the past. What else could the knights templar have known that went unknown to much of the rest of Europe? Henry the navigator died in 1460 and just 34 years after his death Spain and Portugal reach an agreement that seeds the western coasts of the American continents to Spain. This is only 2 years after Columbus makes his famous journey to the Americas in 1492 which forever left it’s mark on history. We are then led to believe that Spain focused the majority of it’s colonial efforts in the New World in the areas we know today as Mexico and Peru. Although their treaty seeded them claims to all the lands that touched the Pacific ocean, including California.
Did the Spanish land the in the New World to find that it was already settled by people that could have came from Polynesia centuries before? Could the Knights have made it to America before we officially recount in history them doing so? Could they have set up vaults in California to protect artifacts from the ancient world far away from the reach of the Catholic Church? Granted all of this is very speculative, but there’s a sneaking suspicion that we aren’t being told the entire story.
We know that wen Cortez came to South America it was to war with the Aztec empire and to seize control of the empire from Montezuma. Aside from the Aztecs, we also have the Olmec, the Maya, and the Inca, that all left major ruins throughout the region that resemble some of the ruins that we see thousands of miles away in Cambodia. Is it really that far of a stretch to suggest that these people were more advanced than we give them credit for. That some didn’t actually come across the land bridge to South America 20,000 years ago, but actually sailed over the ocean in the first 1000 years of recorded history? If they were advanced enough to have major cities why wouldn’t have have an extensive knowledge of sailing considering the fact that these people left ruin all throughout Polynesia would would suggest that this culture of stone workers would also be able to traverse the seas.
Enter Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. His claim to fame is to be the first European explorer to reach the coast of California. Perhaps it was Baja California that led to the legends of the Island of California, but we speculate further. In 1542 Juan Cabrillo was send by Spain to do a survey of the coast of California, but officially he said the area had no real use or purpose, which led to the focus shifting to areas of Mexico and South America. It should be noted however that Juan never returned from this trip and is said to have died in an accident during his journey. His final resting place being on Catalina Island. It’s been suggested that Juan was not simply on a expedition to map and survey the coat of California but to actually have been searching for a Spanish Mission that housed a vault of Templar artifacts that he then would have been the custodian of explaining explaining why he exited the stage of history during this period.
Could the Spanish California missions, the Abbeys from the 1700’s be older than what is currently suggested? This proverbial Abbey Road stretching along the coast of California dotting Spanish missions all along the landscape. Cabrillo and his found noted that there was essentially nothing for the Spanish to easily exploit in California as it was located the extreme limits for exploration and the trade routes of Spain. Although we know that California is much more hospitable of an area to that of the Amazon. They write it off as nothing. Was this just a cover? The expedition depicted indigenous populations as living at a subsistence level, typically located in small rancherias of extended family groups of 100 to 150 people. But was that all?
Shortly after Cabrillo’s expedition we see the ‘opening’ of a Spanish-Philippine trade route that stretched from Manila to Acapulco 1565. Are we to assume that this was a new trade route? This would have been the same exact route that Indonesian sailers would have taken if they indeed did come to the new world. Could it have existed previously as a ‘trade secret’ stemming from the early era of Spanish – Portuguese exploration and expansion. Again, could the Templars have been exploring in search of ancient artifacts to guard and protect that would lead to the supremacy of the empire during their times? Imagine yourself as a Portuguese or Spanish explorer in the early area of their expansion. They had just divided up this global realm and they are seeing similar ancient monolithic structures all over the world that might suggest some group had expanded their reach further and wide than that of themselves. If they did indeed note some connection between the megalithic sites of Indonesia and the megalithic sites of South America and Mexico could they have attempted to keep this secret until the cat was basically out of the bag?
Briefly on the subject of California there is also the legends of how the the state got it’s name. It is said there was a mythical Queen that existed in the area called Calafia that kept man eating griffins as pets. This is to suggest that California might have been home to a early matriarchal society that would not have been accepted by these early explorers. What is interesting to note is this prefix that we see ‘cali’ in words like California, Khalifa, Caliphate, Kali ect.. Khalifa or Khalifah (Arabic: خليفة) is a name or title which means “successor”, “ruler”, or “leader” and commonly refers to the leader of a Caliphate.
It’s also interesting to note the differences of Hindu cultures and Islamic cultures to that of Java and Bali. This is to say there might be some links to the question of cross compatibility of cultures that were previously Shiva/Kali cultures and to that of Islamic cultures that become militarized. We see similar sacrificial rituals between Hindu Kali / Shiva cults and sacrificial cults of South America. Even the headhunters of Borneo are similar to some of the headhunting tribes of South America. The only other thing that should be be mentioned of note here is the idea of Maya in Hindu culture as something that alludes to illusion or mystery. Could there be some link to the Mayan culture?
It’s said that several people could have made it to America legends of vikings coming to America have stemmed from the research of the Kensington rune stone. The stone dates from 1362 and from what is being presented it’s around that time period that other people might have attempted to come to the new world. The history of Leif Erikson around 1000 A.D founded the first European settlement on what we know today of as Greenland. Aside from the across the Pacific narrative, we also have some interesting stuff about about Egyptians that could have made it to America. Alexander Helios is said to possibly have came to America during the Ptolemaic of Egypt. This would then explain his absence from the stage of history. The influence of Alexander could possible be observed in some of these ancient American artifacts that we see that archeologists deem as fake.
It is something that many people connected to the Mormon church believed in this kind of narrative and spent years looking for the answer to this question. The golden tables of Jospeh Smith are wrote in a sort of refined Egyptian and there is some DNA evidence to suggest that American Indians have roots in the Mediterranean region of the world. We see some interesting connections and the Smithsonian where they even once reported finding an Egyptian relics in the area of the Grand Canyon. There are some connections between the Hopi Indians of the South West of America to that of the Dogan in Western Africa who are said to be themselves descendants of ancient Egyptians. Chohokia also might have been connected. There is alot about this we still don’t fully understand. After all, if there is no connection to Egyptians or ancient cultures in America why do we have this pyramid on the back of the dollar bill? How American is that really if we never had anything like that around. This has all been suggested not to say they are all indeed connected, but to ad some data points that people might not have previously considered. If this is interesting to you it’s recommended to research some of the authors that have went into this in more depth than what is presented here. All of this is to suggest there might be more to prehistory than what we currently understand. That humanity is truly a marvelous thing and that we might be more connected to each other than we currently give ourselves credit for.