Graham Hancock Tells An Alternative History Of Civilization


The modern definition of civilization, as per Merriam-Webster, is the condition that exists when people have developed effective ways of organizing a society and care about art, science, etc. a relatively high level of cultural and technological development;specifically: the stage of cultural development at which writing and the keeping of written records is attained. The current accepted understanding of the origins of civilization date to between 8,000 and 5,000 BCE. Many historians hold the belief that prior to this time, mankind was comprised of largely nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes, citing the pyramids in ancient Egypt as the first signs of modern civilization. While history cannot change, our interpretation of new evidence can shine a light on misconceptions and put to bed old myths. A new book by alternative historian Graham Hancock entitled, Magicians Of The Gods, The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilisation, hopes to do just that.

Graham Hancock, from Edinburgh Scotland, spent his early professional years as a journalist, writing for publications such as The Independent, The Guardian and the Economist. In the early 1980s, Hancock turned to writing books on the topics of Africa, Hunger and AIDS. In 1995, Hancock released Fingerprints of the Gods. Fingerprints of the Gods set out to challenge the currently accepted notions that civilization was born only some 6,000 years ago and show that a mysterious and advanced civilization walked the earth going back at least12,000 years ago. Hancock first traveled to South America and Mexico where he investigated the the legend of Quetzalcoatl “who came from a drowned land bringing knowledge of farming and culture after a great flood.” Ancient stories of world wide floods and catastrophe were backed by evidence uncovered by Hancock. This led him to the conclusion that some 12,000 years ago, a great world wide disaster occurred wiping out a previously advanced civilization.

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Hancock cites examples such as Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, which dates back to a construction date some 13,000 years ago. Gobekli Tepe, an archaeological site thought to be a “mountain sanctuary” was then covered up by another ancient civilization some 10,000 years ago. Other examples dating civilization back to the same era include the layout of the Giza Plateau in Egypt. The Giza Plateau is said to maintain the alignment of Orion’s Belt, however, that only works if the patterns in the night sky are 12,000 years old. Hancock also cites water erosion from rain on the Sphinx, which could have only occurred after years of downpour, as evidence that the Sphinx is much older than believed.

Hancock finally set out to complete his work in Fingerprints, with Magicians of the Gods. In Magicians, Hancock concludes, “Near the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier, broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. At least eight of the fragments hit the North American ice cap, while further fragments hit the northern European ice cap.” Essentially, right after the last ice age, a world wide impact catastrophe killed off the last advanced civilization and erased them from history, forcing us to start over. Graham doesn’t stop there. He leaves us with a foreboding message. A fragment from that comet may still be lurking in our solar system waiting to finish the job.

Graham Hancock is currently on the road promoting his new book Magicians of the Gods with stops in Denver, Boulder, Sedona, Seattle, Portland and more. For more information on Graham Hancock and his alternative theories of history, please click the link below.


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  1. Hard to believe that within 2 Million Years this should be the only time that mankind advanced to this point. What we call civilisation can crumble any moment either by natural or manmade disaster. Since we all stuck on this planet it would be about time to leave some of our heritage to be denied by future societies.

    • You make a valid point, a point Graham Hancock is trying to make himself. We have advanced to that point, and we have forgotten. What would we do now if faced with an extraterrestrial or cosmological threat to our way of life? We would crumble and be forced to begin anew in the unspoilt corners of the earth. That’s why we see what we see in our archeological records, that’s what explains some of the mysteries in our beginnings, that is what I fear will ultimately be our undoing. History always repeats itself!

  2. there have been more advanced civilizations in the past – Egyptians and Greeks. while far from perfect, both adopted the scientific method and made many great advances only to be undone by mystical thinking… not unlike this guys scam to sell books. a completely unprovable master race wiped off the face of the earth by comet fragments – and a remaining comet frag with our name on it? i bet he has several bridges on sale too. why do people waist their time with nonsense when reality offers more than enough mystery to research and investigate?

    • @talos, you sound like such a tool. Have you done any research yourself? Let’s see the data you’ve collected or analyzed that contradicts Graham and other’s findings. Have you even read his new book or are you just another fool talking shit?

    • Did you read it Talos? Until now archeology shaped our history-interpretation-model. Archeology digs in dirt, finds pottery and maybe writing, and tries to make up a civilization of it. In this model mankind gradually develops from hunter-gatherers to the planet destructing malice which we are now. When you bring real technicians, geologists, mathematicians and scientists in the picture, you will see that we cannot continue to mold reality into a thought model, but should be doing vice versa. The answer ls not in science fragmentation but in synthesis. The proof Graham is showing is undeniable, it is not an ideology. Same accounts for what you call the ‘master race unproved’, the evidence is everywhere, found in huge megalithic constructions. all around the planet, bearing the same symbols, built by same still today- unmatched technology. According to archeologists, built by chisel and stone. sure. I invite you to watch or read the works of Chris Dunn, Robert Beauval, Robert Shoch, Brien Forster and Anhony West. Skip David Icke 🙂 If you are intelligent, and i think you are, you will be entering an intriguing new view on our history and you wil find that, yes, it is quite different from what we are told, but sounds much more logical. Enjoy!

  3. Yeah I definitely need to chat with Mr.Graham. If he’s looking for Noah’s Ark he is looking On the wrong Continent. The real Mt. Ararat is actually in America. How do I now this is because it’s on American One dollar bill and I might now the exact location too.

  4. This is the mysterious manuscript authored by a U.S. Government insider. It describes, in amazing detail, the inter relationship between the U.S. Government and several extraterrestrials societies with whom we have working agreements. I’ve been told this information was once classified as “Above Top Secret” and that this information was never intended to be released to the public! The Blue Planet Project Book contains all the amazing notes and drawings made by the scientist. The scientist visited various UFO crash sites, and the notes and drawings were allegedly made from those visits.


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