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10. The Voynich Manuscript
9. Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
8. Cocaine and Tobacco Residue On Mummies
7. Baltic Sea Anomaly
6. China’s First Emperor’s Pyramid and the Terra Cotta Army
5. Interlocking Stones as Puma Punku
4. Shroud of Turin
3. Great Pyramid of Giza
1. Nazca Lines
Once I hear archeologists say it is impossible for humans from the past to do architecture, I feel like they only read books and have not use skills with their hands while using their head to be creative.
The shroud. Wasn't that proven over and over to be made somewhere in the 1400's? ANd were there not multiple ways to archieve such a 'face' on fabric, using old techniques?
As fake as that spear point?
But hey-one who 'believes' does not need 'evidence'. That would make it 'science', after all.
I really enjoy your videos usually but please in the future keep any ancient alien BS scrap from even being mentioned in your videos and I will be a lifelong subscriber. In fact just please be a little more skeptical in general a lot of this stuff makes you look a little more naive and gullible than I know you truly are. You're a smart guy and I've heard you talk a lot of sense before. You are better than this. Sorry for the negative tone in this comment but I do enjoy your videos and hope you all the success in the world.
There is nothing spectacular about stonehenge. It's just some rocks that they couldn't even get to stand up. But I guess Europe needs something like everyone else, but don't compare that rumble to other real monuments from around the world.
It is kind of stupid to debate whether the Africans(Egyptians) or Europeans discovered the Americas, when the people who were there first actually discovered the land. And, Egypt is in Africa. Why compare a country to a continent. Stop being racist. I know you're not trying to, but you are doing it very successfully!
Thank you. You have just succeeded in destroying every credibility in anything you have ever done. This is a random pile of stuff that quack researchers have babbled without any attempt at even superficial research. Here's some help: regarding nicotine in egyptian mummies - all museum objects in the world that are made from perishable materials and were collected before the 1940s are drenched in nicotine. Because museums deliberately drenched them in nicotine. Because all perishable museum objects are threatened by insect infestations (look up museum beetle) and until the 1940s nicotine was THE standard insecticide. While cocaine was found in the mummies in such tiny concentrations that in a police case it would not have been admitted in court as valid evidence. Beyond that: Puma Punku (a part of tiwanaku) has nothing whatever to do with the oldest monument in the Americas. Tiwanaku is very clearly dated to roughly the time of the Roman Empire. Everything you said about it is dirty hot air produced by the quacks. Congrats on wasting everybodys time and ruining your reputation.
5,3 & 1 are easily explained.
5 diorite can absolutely be cut without diamond and quite precisely.
Watch the YouTube documentary “ancient aliens debunked”
It explains that some say puma pucu isn’t understood but how they are lying and academics clearly know how it was made.
Stone hammers that made it are still found there and half shaped stones can be found as well.
The great pyramid can be explained near perfectly with the internal ramp theory.
And I have no idea what the mystery or nasca is.
They simply clearly the top soil to create pictures.
Quit getting information from Ancient Aliens. Puma Punku is made with red sandstone and andocite which are both easily worked, and if you actually go there you'll see partially worked stones that make it clear how it was done.
Stonehenge was supposed to have been re-constructed during the early part of the Twentieth Century. If this is correct, the configuration of the current version of Stonehenge could have more to do with ideas generated much later than the original.
Pumapunku building stones are made from red sandstone. Not granite or diorite. We know how they carved stones. Is this misinformation by "Ancient Aliens" show?
Seriously. I looked it up. Even Wikipedia (which isn't reliable), stated this. As is the archeological survey.
Bunk. Something 'found' by one guy who's keeping it a secret is not archeology, or even interesting. The Shroud of Turin has long been debunked. Explaining away the carbon dating? "Interest of scientists and astrologers" Stonehenge: "Salisbury valley"? You're accent indicates you could've easily visited the site and seen that it isn't a valley, it's label on the Ordnance Survey maps and in everyday conversation as 'The Salisbury Plain.' You undermine every other video you make when you make this sort of junk promoting easily discredited nonsense.
On one of your other videos, about the Ancient Aliens show, you contradicted yourself about Puma Pinku(sorry for my spelling). Or it's the other way around. I mean, you are pretty much quoting that idiot on AA.
NONE of the building stones of Puma Punku were Diorite or Granite, they were and are Sandstone and Andesite.
There is no mystery as to how the stones were worked because there are a number of unfinished stones lying around and also the tools used to work the stones have also been found lying around the site.
I would ask you to stop just repeating the garbage of UFO nuts.
That picture used for the pyramids bit... It looks amazingly like a picture from a magazine I used to get as a small boy, back in the sixties. World of Wonder was the mags name. Can anybody confirm or refute?
nr 5, the stones are not made of granite but sandstone... they are much lighter then 800 ton and easier to be worked on. So there is no mystery there...
Also you don't need diamond tools to work on granite as you can use sand to get the same results.
This round stones can also be a symbol of wealth, power or respect. The bigger a stone is, the more work you have to put in, and people all across the world, in all cultures show their wealth by paying for expensive stuff that they don't need, just because it's expensive.
Literally, the bigger "Las Bolas" you had, the more respected you were.
I thought that the Voynich manuscript had recently been partially translated by an East European as it is similar to some obscure dialect.
With regard to the balls of Costa Rica, the Spanish seemed to have dome far more cultural destruction across the world than any other race, with the possible exception of moslems and Catholics in general.
When the shroud of Turin was tested for Carbon 14, the threads tested were from a more recent repair, which offers the possibility that the shroud is much older then we think.
The current positioning of the stones at Stonehenge may not be where they were originally situated as in the recorded past, all the stones were lying down. It was either a Victorian or Edwardian who had them erected where he thought they should be, and in the 1920s they were moved around.
Interesting video but not your finest hour.
Simon, I respect you and the fact that you usually are on point about your facts. But it REALLY bothered me that you suggested that the Egyptians "discovered" the Americas. As an Indigenous person, let me say this, pretty sure we were here before that......
Okay love you lists about history and ancient civilizations. I usually don't comment YouTube, but #7 on this list had my ears perked up. I don't believe in UFOs but nature doesn't usually carve 90 degree angles and straight edges, especially in details like that.
Actually, nature does that all the time. As an archaeologist who has worked in regions where sharp, straight angles and edges do occur naturally, I can tell you it makes our job harder sometimes, but a basic knowledge of the geology of the region usually clears things up pretty fast.
What a load of misinformation on many of these, im going to pick on pumapunku though, where did you get your facts for on this, ancient aliens? you present several of the falsehoods perpetuated by that show as if fact.
stone tools were used to cut sand stone,there were no diamond tools. yes they are made of sandstone, and claiming it is one of the oldest ruins on Earth's surface? are you literally joking? Put down revisionist historical fiction like chariots of the gods and read a Wikipedia article on pumapunku and fact check the nonsensical, nonscientific nonsense you are subjecting your audience to
Clickbait! I'm disappointed with this channel.
Voynich Manuscript: new languages can create a language,mJRR Tolkein created languages of the elves and dwarfs. The United Nations/League of Nations attempted a universal language.
Stone spheres can be made and have been demonstrated by recent scientist
Baltic Sea Anomaly claimer is doing what all scam artists do... Be vague and refusing to show physical proof.
Puma Punku stones are made of red sandstone. Diamond tools were not needed. There were many stones on the quarry that were partially finished as further proof.
Stonehenge was re-erected from 1901 through 1959 - concrete foundations were poured and modern cranes were used to repair fallen stones.
@TopTenz As of 2017 we've actually managed to determine the language of the voynich manuscript as being an custom form of Turkish based on spoken Turkish rather than written Turkish (which have numerous differences). With that knowledge scholars have managed to decipher some 200 words from the manuscript so far which is more than any other attempt made so far. I'll leave a link to a video that summarizes parts from a documentary covering of this recent discovery.
The tobacco and cocaine was not a residue found on the mummies. It was found in the hair, skin and deep within the body which means they were actively using cocaine and tobacco on a regular basis while they were living. This also proves that some way they were communicating with the people of South America and trading with them which also explains similar stone work in both continents because whoever taught one culture most likely taught the other one. This also matches up with a hat was described in the story of Toth as he was the builder of the pyramids and the one who taught the ancient civilizations everything they knew. These civilizations also share the same similarities in architecture, sciences, art and so on.
Im not shore why you didnt mention it when talking about stonehenge as you described its layout. Believe it or not but a while ago between 60-100 years ago stonehenge was a heap of knocked over stones. When we found it we rearranged the stones to their own design.
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