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Wed, Aug. 17th, 2005, 09:59 am

This is a hobby I've not indulged in a while, great enigmas about ancient civilisations. I do so love alternative [1] theories.

[1] Also know as "Wacko" and "Conspiracy" but this particular article reads quite well to a complete pleb like me.
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Wed, Aug. 17th, 2005 09:43 am (UTC)

That one sort of bothered me too, I mean *I* knew that and I'd hardly be considered particularly educated on the topic of ancient history. Mistakes/Omissions like that just discredit the rest of the article.

Hell, *maybe* it was a searing dustbowl when Sumer was on the go, then it became a swamp and THEN Saddam dried it out but that would have been worth mentioning in a footnote.

Wed, Aug. 17th, 2005 10:05 am (UTC)

Maybe it only became a searing dustbowl when their own mica-shielded solar fusion power station failed and there was a resulting huge, searing, destructive fireball... the incontrovertible proof for this theory being that there is no remaining evidence of an "ancient powerplant" in the area whatsoever!

In all seriousness, I'm somewhere in the middle... these sort of guys do ask very interesting questions and "traditional" archeaology/anthropology doesn't seem to have answers - or to be too interested in hearing the questions, sometimes :-) It's a pity that the more rational of the more, well, rational of the former tend to get overshadowed by the likes of Von Daniken...

Wed, Aug. 17th, 2005 10:11 am (UTC)

Between this and www.abovetopsecret.com I'm never left wanting for bizzare and insane theories that make the weekly world news look like the Sunday Times.

Wed, Aug. 17th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)

Cool article with interesting ideas. BTW when we move you're going to have to take a look at my "wierd ass theories" book collection!

Wed, Aug. 17th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC)

I really should, I can't find anything decent in the bookshops anywhere so I'm pretty starved of theories that aren't (obviously) written by internet kids.