The Day The Gods Came To Town
It’s interesting how many cultures have similar stories of how the gods first visited them. It makes one wonder if perhaps they’re not the very same gods.
Take the ancient Egyptians for example. Their history indicates that “in the beginning” the gods came to Egypt. They referred to this period as Zep Tepi (The First Time); it was a time when the Sky Gods descended from the stars and the “waters of the abyss” (the Great Flood) receded. Our understanding of Zep Tepi comes from the Palermo Stone, among other sources, which date back to almost 3000 BC. However, Zep Tepi occurred in a remote epoch prior to ancient Egypt. Based on the kings’ list of Manetho, an ancient Egyptian historian, Zep Tepi might have actually been some 25,000 years ago.
So how was it that the ancient Egyptians built those incredible structures, including the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid? Under the circumstances, how was it possible that such a backward country (ancient Egypt) had any technology at all? There was no formal education system in ancient Egypt and what little education existed was limited to boys studying to become a scribe or a priest.
James Fergusson, in his work the History of Architecture, describes the Great Pyramid as “the most perfect and gigantic specimen of masonry that the world has yet seen.” The Great Pyramid incorporates advanced technology and very advanced mathematics/geometry. Even by today’s standards it is a miracle in engineering. The builders of the Great Pyramid understood the mystical number Phi, the Golden Ratio, that was not “discovered” until the great Greek Civilization, at least one thousand years later (if not much more). Civilization like that just doesn’t pop up out of nowhere. It takes time, and lots of it, for a group of people to progress from being hunters and fisherman to being farmers to building small buildings (rather than mud huts) and then cities to having an education system to finally developing technology. There are no writings or archaeological evidence in Egypt of any of that. Besides, just how did the knowledge disappear, anyway?
Let’s not forget that some researchers have challenged the conventional idea of exactly when the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx were built. Geologist Robert Schock, for example, studied the weathering effects on the enclosure of the Sphinx and came to the conclusion that the weathering could have only been caused by rain, rather than wind and sand. If that’s true, one would have to go thousands of years further back in time to find an era of large rainfall that would account for such weathering, since the Sphinx is currently situated in the Sahara Desert. With regards to the exact time of the construction of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, any placement further back into antiquity makes the whole discussion problematic as modern man presumably was just then crawling out of his cave at the end of the last ice age.
Egypt was an illiterate country in ancient times and certainly did not have anything resembling the know-how that would have been required to construct the Great Pyramid. Even today, Egypt has a literacy rate of only 72%, which is no better than some Third World countries. Ancient Egypt was like a bright flame; admired by all, understood by none…and apparently the flame came into existence without a candle or a candle maker…and then the flame mysteriously blew out.
So, then who were the pyramid builders? If you’re interested, I’ll let you pursue that question. If you do go down that path, here are some things to consider:
- Like the advanced Egyptian civilization, which appeared out of nowhere and disappeared just as mysteriously, another civilization had a somewhat similar history in somewhat the same timeframe in close approximation to Egypt (in what is now modern-day Iraq). That civilization, referred to as Sumer, left detailed records (including drawings) of their living gods.
- Pyramids were constructed in ancient times all over the world. Some of these pyramids are bigger and/or older than the Great Pyramid.
- Some of the pharaohs who ruled ancient Egypt have rather interesting mummies. Their hair, which has been carefully preserved, is light-colored (brown or blond) and their skulls are clearly Nordic, rather than African.
A recent genetic study on the pharaoh King Tut revealed that he is related to 70% of the males who currently reside in Britain. The inconvenient truth is that those pharaohs were not of the same ethnic/genetic lineage as the natives of ancient Egypt that they ruled over.
The ancient Egyptians supposedly believed that humans were meant to evolve beyond their present terrestrial form and are destined to become as gods, which is echoed in the Bible with Jesus saying, “Ye are gods” (John 10:34). According to them, the gods return at the beginning and end of each time cycle, or half of the solar system 26,000 year orbit around the galactic center. So does the Vatican know all of this? Of course, they do. Then, are they anticipating the return of the gods?
P.S. Please check my prior posts for the answer.
“The study of prehistory today is in a state of crisis. Archaeologists all over the world have realized that much of prehistory, as written in the existing textbooks, is inadequate: some of it quite simply wrong… prehistory as we have learnt it is based upon several assumptions which can no longer be accepted as valid.”
– Colin Renfrew, prominent archaeologist