July 30, 2008
It’s altogether too easy to underestimate the capabilities of the Ancients, and perhaps affix credit for the Pyramids etc. to ‘Off worlders’, rather than giving credit to the Ancients ability, in this case to move blocks of stone which we would have problems moving, even with our present day mechanical technology.
The Indian Ayurveda and Yoga, along with the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, which are still practiced thousands of years later, are also too much underestimated. I think it’s worth mentioning here also, that the Egyptians of the Pharaohs time, along with the Ancient Chinese, Greeks, South Americans and who knows how many others, also carried out quite complex surgical operations that, from archaeological evidence, are shown to have been successful.
I have a theory… that the ‘ancients’ were far more observant and thoughtful about what they saw or experienced, largely because of the absence of the mind numbing TV’s ‘Big Brother’ & ‘So you think you can dance’ etc.