When one thinks about the ancient world, the visions that often come to mind are of antiquated people, doing antiquated things, with antiquated contraptions. Building the pyramids with ropes and crude wooden pulleys, or sucking back fumes from a hole in ground in order to consult an oracle. These things seem laughably quaint to us with our computer programmed machines and Science™.
But what if our ancestors had actually progressed along further than we might think? I'm one of a growing number people who believe that we, as the human race, have reached a level of technology comparable to our current level long before now, and several times at least. There are many others who, for some years now, have been not been content with history as it has been reported, and are curious as to whether or not we've not reached even more advanced levels of technology before being "reset", or perhaps damning ourselves to the Stone Age again through bad decisions.
Why would anyone begin to believe such a thing? After all, our history books, our sciences, are infallible, aren't they?
Not clay pottery or stone tools. Strange artifacts, tools we can't quite figure out. Objects made from "future" material, or designed in such a way that they couldn't possibly have belonged to the civilizations we see as so quaint. Some of them we still can't figure out. Artifacts such as these:
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