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Did a comet wipe out an entire civilization ?


Posted on Monday, 18 May, 2015 | Comment icon 282 comments

Hancock's new book will be published in September. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Cpt.Muji
Author Graham Hancock claims that he has found new evidence to support his controversial theory.
Published in 1995, Hancock's book 'Fingerprints of the Gods' explored the idea that there existed an advanced civilization at around the end of the last Ice Age.

This ancient culture lived in what is now Antarctica but was ultimately wiped out after a comet smashed in to the Earth.

The survivors, Hancock contended, spread across the planet and later founded the Olmec, Aztec, Maya and Egyptian cultures.

Despite criticism from academics over the lack of evidence to support these theories his book went on to sell more than three million copies around the world and helped establish him as a prominent figure in the field of alternative history and archeology.
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Now two decades on from the book's original publication Hancock is set to return with a follow-up entitled 'Magicians of the Gods' in which he will present new evidence that he believes supports his theory that this ancient and advanced culture was wiped out by a comet 13,000 years ago.

"In 1995, I wrote a book about all the clues - the fingerprints - that pointed to the existence of this lost civilization," he said. "But what I lacked was a smoking gun. Now we have it."

"A series of papers in geophysics and geological journals have been bringing forward evidence that the Earth was indeed hit by a comet 12,800 years ago, which is exactly what I proposed in my book."

Hancock's new 500-page volume is set to be published in September.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (282)

Tags: Graham Hancock, Comet

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #273 Posted by Hanslune on 30 June, 2015, 15:44
They are calling it a 9000 year old pyramid now. :wacko: The word 'pyramid' has special meaning to some - to be special you need to be a pyramid.
Comment icon #274 Posted by Hanslune on 30 June, 2015, 15:47
Are you implying that people of the day didn't think heavier than air travel was possible ? (Hint: they had birds back then !) Rockets had existed for almost a thousand years when Goddard made his tests and liquid rockets had been known about for a while too. Konstantin Tsiolkowski had made the theoretical basis for liquid rockets decades before. They were simply applying known physical principles and not trying to push some weird alternative science ! The difference between a wild unscientific pseudo intellectual tale and a new discovery (in archaeology) is the fact that the discovery can be ... [More]
Comment icon #275 Posted by Hawkin on 30 June, 2015, 22:27
Are you implying that people of the day didn't think heavier than air travel was possible ? (Hint: they had birds back then !) Rockets had existed for almost a thousand years when Goddard made his tests and liquid rockets had been known about for a while too. Konstantin Tsiolkowski had made the theoretical basis for liquid rockets decades before. They were simply applying known physical principles and not trying to push some weird alternative science ! People like Graham Hancock are comparable to Martin Luther. They are Heretics so to speak, They don't always go along with the Status Quo and g... [More]
Comment icon #276 Posted by Merc14 on 30 June, 2015, 22:41
snip
Comment icon #277 Posted by Hanslune on 30 June, 2015, 22:57
People like Graham Hancock are comparable to Martin Luther. They are Heretics so to speak, They don't always go along with the Status Quo and go out on a limb. Even Galileo paid a price for standing up to the SQ of the time. Martin Luther launched a major revision of the existing culture, Galileo added much to our scientific knowledge, Graham made himself rich and created nothing of value. Hawkin can you list for us the scientific points that you believe GH had created?
Comment icon #278 Posted by docyabut2 on 30 June, 2015, 22:58
I seem to recall both all those mentioned were told "good luck and God speed, you magnificent lunatics" rather than scoffed at. At least you didn't trot out the "they laughed at Columbus when he said the Earth was round" fallacy as well. Nope, there is no evidence of a comet.
Comment icon #279 Posted by kmt_sesh on 30 June, 2015, 23:23
People like Graham Hancock are comparable to Martin Luther. They are Heretics so to speak, They don't always go along with the Status Quo and go out on a limb. Even Galileo paid a price for standing up to the SQ of the time. Oh, please. If we are to search out more accurate comparisons, there would be Charles Ponzi and any other famous conman. Luther and Galileo had profound and lasting influences on religion and science, respectively. Hancock might not bilk you out of your life savings, but he'll chip away at you twenty or thirty bucks at a time. It's your choice. Free will. But Hancock does ... [More]
Comment icon #280 Posted by Hanslune on 30 June, 2015, 23:59
Oh, please. If we are to search out more accurate comparisons, there would be Charles Ponzi and any other famous conman. Luther and Galileo had profound and lasting influences on religion and science, respectively. Hancock might not bilk you out of your life savings, but he'll chip away at you twenty or thirty bucks at a time. It's your choice. Free will. But Hancock does not stand up to the status quo because, quite obviously, he has done nothing to challenge or offset real-world historical research and our greater understanding of ancient cultures. Neither he nor his fringe brethren have eve... [More]
Comment icon #281 Posted by jaylemurph on 1 July, 2015, 1:56
People like Graham Hancock are comparable to Martin Luther. They are Heretics so to speak, They don't always go along with the Status Quo and go out on a limb. Even Galileo paid a price for standing up to the SQ of the time. Well, Luther was a devious little lying, hypocritical anti-Semite happy to do whatever he needed to to keep power. Hancock is also a devious little liar, happy to say anything as long as it nets him more money from simps. So, yeah, actually, the comparison's not that off. But you're probably far too busy being all aloof and smarter than everyone else in the forum to read t... [More]
Comment icon #282 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 1 July, 2015, 4:30
People like Graham Hancock are comparable to Martin Luther. They are Heretics so to speak, They don't always go along with the Status Quo and go out on a limb. Even Galileo paid a price for standing up to the SQ of the time. Less Luther and more Joesph Smith.


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