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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
This video is not very well researched. Stonehenge, Nazca lines are not mysteries anymore. The theory mention here about the Shroud of Turin is utter nonsense which btw is never mentioned anywhere else.
Seceral of those have explanations learned by experimental archaeology or just by the evidence, including Stonehenge, Giza and the Nazca Lines.
Also why show a Pharoah's image for the Chinese Emperor?
Honestly, there are hundreds of resl archaeological mysteries, should have gone for sone of them. Linear A for example.
Simon. I know the answer behind #9. And I have known of it for quite some time. If anyone wishs to know you contact me and ask me yourself. I will tell you. I am cerain I am correct. As long as this time. I get credit. Honestly this one is easy. Thanks Simon.
There was a kind of breakthrough regarding the Voynich manuscript. A drawing of a castle in the book has similar architecture to certain castles in Italy. It is now thought that the book was from that part of the world and was an ancient hoax, done up to make the hoaxer seem like he had mystical powers.
Puma Punku in order to make the cuts to the accuracy that is present in the stones we would need to use a CNC with is kind of like a computer-operated milling machine. We do not have a CNC large enough to accommodate the stones, nor are we capable of transporting the stones.
Just a point of geology; granite and diorite are NOT minerals, they are rocks made of minerals, primarily quartz... and quartz has a hardness of 7, and can be cut by several minerals including conundrum (rubies)
The nazca lines are visible from the surrounding hills. They could easily have been laid out using string and sticks and they are probably mandalas similar to the paths that Buddhists use for walking meditation...
The stones of Puma Punku are made of red sandstone... not granite. Two majorly different types of rock with huge differences. You could probably inscribe your name with a butter knife or dislodge a grain with a toenail clipping. 😂 No alien laser beams required. They are amazing, but so is human ingenuity. Just like the pyramids of giza. We humans are quite resourceful critters.
everyone new about the americas before europe. europe was the last to discover them. europeans have very high opinion of themselves today so they like to believe that the rest of the world was sitting around waiting for them to create& discover everything.
Puma punchu has an other quart 55 miles away over lake titticaca. They used reed boats to carry the 5 ton blocks of rocks back to thnatuku or however you spell it. Josh Gates taught me that. Destination unknown. Please Simon don’t mock him I hold you both in high regard. 😁😄😃😳🙄
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.
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