Ah, how I love a good conspiracy theory, the older it is, the harder it is to disprove, making it just as likely to be right as wrong, which is perfect, because some of the most interesting ones involve multi-thousand year old artifacts.
Here are two Hieroglyphs, what do you see:
Well, some people see these things:
There are a few more comparisons over at lost civilizations.
Well, I won’t be one to judge, but I can come up with some pretty interesting theories, and I beleive some pretty interesting ones too.
For instance, I think it is true that the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are around 10,000-12,000 years old. Specifically, they were built around 10,400 B.C.E. Why do I say that, well for one, the three pyramids line up perfectly with the stars of Orion’s belt, circa 10,400 B.C.E. For another, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that there was thousands of years worth of water errosion around the bases of them.
Don’t take my word for it though, read this lovely article which goes into more detail then I have, including more things about the past of the pyramids. There’s also a whole bunch of other useful interesting information and facts about them here (gotta love the web circa 1999).
Now, say you don’t beleive a word of what was said there, you cannot deny that all around the world at pretty much the same time, pyramids were built. What’s the deal with that. If you can reasonably explain why people in South America, Northern Africa, and Eastern Asia separated by thousands of miles, all decided “hey, pyramids are cool, lets build giant ones of those” then you deserve a cookie.
Truthfully, i think that aliens did have something to do with the pyramids, there’s just too much unanswered there. If you want to go more back, I think aliens are the reason sentient life exists on this planet, but that’s another story, for another time.