Top 10 Mysteries of Ancient or Lost Civilizations
There are many, many, many theories as to the true location of Atlantis. We get the legend of Atlantis from Plato who wrote about the beautiful, technologically advanced continent-sized island back in 370 B.C., but his description of its location was limited and vague. Many, of course, conclude that Atlantis never really existed. Those who think it did exist have sought evidence or at least clues in almost every corner of the globe. Edgar Cayce’s famous prophecies said remnants of Atlantis would be found around Bermuda, and in 1969, geometric stone formations were found near Bimini (a.k.a. The Bimini Road) that believers said confirmed Cayce’s prediction. Other proposed locations for Atlantis include Antarctica, Mexico, off the coast of England, possibly even off the coast of Cuba (see below). The controversy and theories will likely continue until someone uncovers a sign saying: “Welkommen zu Atlantis! Eat at Joe’s.” For a more indepth article on Atlantis, go here.
There’s been a lot of hoopla over the supposed prophecies of the Mayan calendar. More people fear it, perhaps, than feared the predicted catastrophes of the year 2000. All the fretting is based on the finding that the Mayan “Long Count” calendar ends on a date that corresponds to our December 21, 2012. What does this mean? The end of the world through some global cataclysm or war? The beginning of a new era, a new Age for mankind? Such prophecies have a long tradition of not coming to pass. But the only way we’ll find out for sure is to wait and see. Just in case, however, in 2012 you might want to do your Christmas shopping early.Read More
10 Peradaban Kota Yang Hilang
1. Machu Picchu (Peru) : the lost city of Incas
Machu Picchu (Gunung Tua) adalah sebuah lokasi reruntuhan Inca pra-Columbus yang terletak di wilayah pegunungan pada ketinggian sekitar 2.350 m. Machu Picchu berada di atas lembah Urubamba di Peru, sekitar 70 km barat laut Cusco.
Situs ini sempat terlupakan oleh dunia internasional, tetapi tidak oleh masyarakat lokal. Situs ini kembali ditemukan oleh arkeolog dari universitas Yale Hiram Bingham III yang menemukannya pada 1911.