Exploration of the earliest Human civilization, China?Egypt?Atlantis?Reincarnation?

2022-05-11 0 By

When we think of ancient civilizations, we might think of Egypt as a starting point for all civilizations.The Egyptians were so successful and ingenious that when it came to organizing humans into a functioning society, it seemed they wrote a rule book.But is this really the case?Today we answer an extraordinary question: was there a civilization before ancient Egypt?Ancient Egypt is not only one of the oldest civilizations in the world, it is also one of the most impressive.There have been many — often small groups of organizations throughout history, but ultimately Egyptian civilization has proved to be so rich and awesome.So much so that it created for itself an entirely separate branch of academic study called Egyptology.There is so much to know about The Times and the people.But that’s not to say we know what they’ve been through.For example, many of the building techniques used in ancient Egypt, including the iconic pyramids, remain somewhat mysterious.There are some theories, though, that the mystery may have been intentional, since the Egyptians don’t seem to have left any clear records of how they accomplished many of their most spectacular feats.Which means that thousands of years later, we’re still confused about some of these questions.Ancient Egypt, which first developed as a civilization around 3100 BC, has been one of the world’s leading examples of social cohesion for some 30 centuries.But while the overall image of ancient Egypt is the inspiration for all civilizations, it is not generally considered the first recorded advanced society created by humans.Basically, historians and anthropologists have listed several key characteristics that a given group needs to rise to the status of a civilization: the need to settle down (to some extent);Need advanced social features (e.g., government);Some kind of technology needs to be developed — writing systems are often considered particularly important.All in all, at the same time, even before ancient Egypt, there were other civilizations.One is the Indus Valley Civilization, which formed in Asia around 3300 BC, hundreds of years before the rise of Egypt.And, while there may be some disagreement about exactly when different civilizations were founded, studies suggest the Indus Valley could be thousands of years older than that, which could make it even older.Spanning a vast area from modern-day Afghanistan to Pakistan and India, it was larger than most other ancient empires, including Egypt.At its peak, the Indus Valley had at least 1,000 towns and cities, home to more than five million people.Among other things, it developed early drainage systems, brick houses, the all-important writing system, and standardized weights and measures to ensure the smooth running of society.Just as the Egyptians did on the Nile, the people of the Indus Valley owe much of their success to their strategy of building along a major river, the Indus.Older than the Indus valley, however, was Mesopotamia — a vast civilization made up of several major groups, including sumerians and Acadians.Mesopotamia emerged from the fertile land of the Middle East, spanning modern countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey and Syria, around 3500 BC.Not only was ancient Mesopotamia perhaps the oldest civilization ever recorded, it also developed what is widely believed to be the first ever writing system — the use of clay blocks to preserve records.In addition to the obvious invention of writing, Mesopotamia also invented the wheel, the first map and the first ship, and the first ever method of measuring time.Both the Indus valley and mesopotamian civilizations are thought to have existed hundreds of years before the ancient Egyptians, but were there any confirmed groups that preceded them that we haven’t found yet?We certainly know of smaller groups formed earlier, such as the Jiahu settlement in China, which is tentatively dated to 7000 BC.Although the number of people involved there is in the hundreds, not the millions in Egypt.There are other stories that more seriously (or famously) question the dominant narrative of human civilization.The legend of Atlantis is perhaps the most famous example of a story from a bygone era.If this is true, atlanteans would have existed sometime between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago — around 10,000 BC.But, of course, the story of Atlantis is still widely regarded as allegorical rather than a true record of past events.In fact, some explanations for the story’s origins can be traced back to an Egyptian myth that eventually reached the ears of Plato, the Greek philosopher and chief provider of Atlantis.In terms of physical evidence of later civilizations, the mysterious megalithic ruins are perhaps the greatest chronological challenge facing Egypt and Mesopotamia.Mount Gobekeli is a large archaeological site in modern Turkey and home to the oldest known surviving monolith, thought to date back to 9,500 BC.We are now thousands of years ahead of even the beginnings of ancient Egypt.The boulders also have carved images that look like people in clothes, animals roaming the land, and possibly even religious practices of the time.Still, researchers debate whether megalithic sites can be classified as evidence of another whole civilization.Much about it is still unknown, and only a small part of the site has been excavated.Stone tools were found and possible workshops were found near the megaliths, but this may still have been a small, isolated community rather than part of a wider civilization.But if the megalithic site proves to be part of a larger civilization, it could become the new “oldest civilization in history.”But we haven’t mentioned the more unconventional theories.One such theory – or at least one such thought experiment – comes from space scientists Gavin Schmidt and Adam Frank.They created the Silurian hypothesis in the hope of sparking debate about whether other non-human civilizations on Earth developed earlier than our own.The general idea is that the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old, while any human civilization is only a few thousand years old.Taken as a whole, then, we have left little mark.So the Silurian hypothesis unthinkingly asks us to imagine a civilization that might not be thousands of years old, but hundreds of millions of years old.It is quite possible that we will never find any evidence of such a group today, here and now.Over time, the earth’s tectonics and geology buried it and recycled it.So, the Silurian hypothesis makes us curious;How can we be sure of a past that we may have forgotten?This line of thinking has also inspired ideas such as the widespread impact hypothesis.The hypothesis proposes that about 12,800 years ago, a comet hit Earth — supposedly destroying an advanced civilization and acting as a reset button for life on Earth.However, this theory is not widely supported by traditional scientists or historians.It is clear that our accounts of the past, while considered reasonable and reliable, are subject to change.History cannot be rewritten, of course, but our understanding of it can be.As a result, we may be missing out on something really important.Think about what we know about dinosaurs so far, and while we’ve been trying to understand it, it’s only partial at best.Even though dinosaurs, these gigantic creatures, roamed the Earth only 66 million years ago (in the blink of an eye compared to the entire age of our planet).They also existed on Earth for about 165 million years before dying (which is much longer than humans have been on Earth).But we’re still very limited in what we can learn, even about dinosaurs.Dissecting our path to modern society and civilization is therefore an extremely difficult task.Perhaps no wonder so many compelling theories have been mixed in.But even if we stay in the most widely supported areas of science, history and archaeology, we know that ancient Egypt was never independent.Of course, it’s one of the oldest civilizations we know of and a pioneer of human progress, but there are other civilizations next to it and probably before it.And, as research and discoveries continue, older groups may be found.So what do you think?Leave your thoughts in the comments