There have been very glorious ancient civilizations in human history. Looking back at history, we will find that human civilization repeats the trajectory of creation and destruction. Many ancient civilizations were once glorious, but in the end, it is difficult to escape the fate of destruction. What is the reason? Let's take a look at the 8 ancient lost civilizations in the world.
1. Mayan civilization
The Mayan civilization (1500 BC-16th century AD) is a jungle civilization distributed in southeastern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Belize. It has great achievements in astronomy, mathematics, agriculture, art, and writing.
The Maya created a surprisingly high degree of civilization, but why the Maya civilization suddenly disappeared has not been confirmed yet. Scientists and archaeologists have made many assumptions about the annihilation of the Mayan civilization, such as foreign invasions, population explosions, infectious diseases, climate change, and peasant uprisings.
In the description of the Greek philosopher Plato, Atlantis is a beautiful and technologically advanced island, which dates back to 370 BC, but he described the specific location of Atlantis very vaguely. Therefore, many people think that it is not a real place. However, those who believe in its existence have been struggling to search globally.
A famous prophecy from the famous American prophet Edgar Casey stated that Atlantis is located near Bermuda. In 1969, a geometric stone building was discovered on Bimini Island, which some people believe validated Casey's prediction.
There are also many statements about the location of Atlantis, for example, Atlantis is located in Antarctica, Mexico, the British coast, and the Cuban coast.
The legendary lost Lemurian civilization is almost as famous as Atlantis. According to the legends of some islands in the Pacific, the Lemurian civilization is a tropical island similar to the Garden of Eden in the Pacific Ocean, where many beautiful animals live. But thousands of years ago, it sank to the bottom of the Indian Ocean with mysteries.
Like Atlantis, the debate about the existence of Lemuria has not ceased many years ago.
4. Ruins of the Japanese seabed
On the seafloor 20-100 feet deep south of Okinawa, Japan, there is a mysterious ancient structure. These include paved roads and intersections, large altars, staircase steps leading to vast squares, and double-tower-like vaulted buildings similar to signpost towers. Archaeologists say that if it is a city sinking to the bottom of the sea, it will be very large.
5. The sunken city of Cuba
In May 2001, a detection team led by the Advanced Digital Communications Agency (ADC) drew a map of the seabed topography in the Cuban waters. However, sonar technology revealed a discovery that surprised researchers: at about 2,200 feet In the area of the seabed, some stone buildings are stacked in a regular geometric shape, and they look very much like the ruins of a city.
Could it be an ancient city sinking under the sea? National Geographic Channel has a great interest in this seabed archaeological site and participated in the subsequent related exploration research.
In 2003, a miniature submarine probed this seabed site and said: "This seabed mysterious site looks like a larger ancient city center, but we cannot easily make a conclusion before we get the relevant evidence."
6. The Great Sphinx
Many Egyptian historians believe that The Great Sphinx next to the Pyramids of Giza is 4,500 years old, but some researchers believe that this is not its true age.
John Antonio West pointed out that there are signs of erosion and weathering at the bottom of The Great Sphinx, indicating that it has been exposed to rain and rain for a long time. But where is the long rainy weather in the middle of the desert?
But 10,500 years ago, the desert area of ancient Egypt now had a lot of precipitation. If this is the case, then the history of The Great Sphinx will be advanced to 10,500 years ago, before the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization.
Egyptian historians say that it is likely that the overall appearance of The Great Sphinx was formed by natural weathering and erosion, mainly due to wind and sand erosion. At that time, the Egyptians might have discovered that this huge stone was very much like a cat, and it was carved into the shape of a lion based on erosion and weathering.
7. Nazca pattern
The famous Nazca pattern was found in the desert 200 miles south of Lima, Peru. One of the clear patterns is about 37 miles long and 1 mile wide. These strange giant patterns discovered in the 1930s made it impossible for scientists to explain.
The lines of these patterns are very straight, and some lines are parallel to each other. To the surprise of scientists, these patterns look very much like ancient flight tracks when viewed from the air.
In Chariots of the Gods, the author suggests that these patterns are likely to be alien runways.
Besides, there are some huge patterns on the ground, such as monkeys, spiders, hummingbirds, and so on. What is puzzling is why it is necessary to draw such a huge figure, it can only be viewed from the air. Some people think they are related to astronomy, while others associate these patterns with religious ceremonies.
8. Discover the mystery of the Americas
The famous nautical explorer Columbus once claimed that he was the first person to discover the American continent, but he may not be the first person to land in the Americas.
Before Columbus, Native Americans lived here for hundreds of years. Also, there is some evidence that other civilizations have reached the American continent. Ancient Greek and Roman coins and pottery have been found in the United States and Mexico; statues of Isis and the gods who control the underworld have been found in Mexico; artifacts of ancient Egypt have been found in the American Grand Canyon. The history of such ancient objects predates Columbus' landing in the Americas.
Besides, ancient Hebrews and ancient Asian artifacts were also found on the American continent. In some legends native to the Americas, the bizarre experience of visitors from distant continents was described.
These stories also suggest that this may be true. An indisputable fact before archaeologists is that we currently know very little about ancient navigational survey culture.