Graham Hancock

Robert Schoch Replies

By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.

The notion that the Great Sphinx of Egypt has its origins in extreme antiquity, dating back to at least circa 5000 BC, and quite conceivably 8000 BC or earlier, is an argument that I have developed over two decades based on painstaking analyses of the geology of the Giza Plateau (where the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramid are located). Conventional Egyptological thinking dates the Sphinx to 2500 BC, during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. My dating plac­es its oriågins long before the rise…

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Cities of the Deep

By William B. Stoecker

The legend of Atlantis has such a powerful hold on the human imagination that it has defied all attempts by the de­bunkers to eradicate it. We are told that continents cannot sink (true enough; see below) and that there were no ad­vanced civilizations prior to our own, which began some 6,000 years B.P. (before the present). This is not true. Pro­fessional archaeologists and physical anthropologists used to believe (on the basis, really, of nothing) that fully “evolved” homo sapiens only appeared on Earth perhaps 50,000…

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Putting Atlantis in its Place

BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER

In his dialogues, Plato said very clearly that Atlantis was in the Atlantic (hence the similarity in names) beyond the Pillars of Hercules and described the Mediterranean as a relatively small, closed-in body of water. But that hasn’t pre­vented a great many writers and researchers from postulating that it was located almost anywhere except where Plato said it was. People have suggested that it was actually in the far northern Atlantic, or the Sahara Desert. A more rea­sonable suggestion is that the legend actually refers…

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Counting Down to 2012

By Marsha Oaks

Numbers are central to this issue’s DVD selections. The most significant of them for our first two films is 2012. What do the experts think we can count on? And after that, the musical frequencies to be found in a celebrated Scottish chapel. Could it change the tune of some people? 2012: Science or Superstition? Disinformation Company; directed by Nimrod Erez On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar ends, at least according to anthropologists and archaeologists. A new cycle will begin at that point. Whether…

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