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Hostility between the god-cults, epitomized by followers of YHVH and Baal, became so ingrained in human societies that the resulting hatreds outlasted the Persian Darius, Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire, the Muslim Empire, European colonialism, and modern efforts to find peace in the Middle East. Hitler's Aryan cult atrocities against the twentieth-century descendants of the Hebrew cult were the most despicable perpetration of this historic animosity between religious cults, but not the last. (113)

Fifty years later, religiocide spanned the turn-of-the-millennium globe. Christian Orthodox Serbs and Muslim Albanians engaged in mutual genocide. Russian Orthodox Christians and Muslims waged a deadly struggle in Central Asia. Muslims and Christians carried on bloody decades of religiocide in the Sudan. Intra-Christian (between sects) hatreds spilled blood on a regular basis in Northern Ireland. Muslims and Hindus fought for a disputed region between India and Pakistan. Christians slaughtered believers in native cults in Guatemala and other Latin American countries and suppressed followers of indigenous religions in North America. And the flames of a worldwide conflagration were being fanned by the actions of extremists on both sides of the Jewish/Christian-Islam split in the followers of YHVH. (113)

The story of the Titans is not a meaningless myth, as the classical Greeks supposed, but is an actual historical record of the struggle for power in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic and, above all, in the American colonies; with reverberations in all the ports of the entire world. It is a highly important legend because it gives the sequence of the sea-dynasties, expressed in homely language. We then considered the particular tale of one Titan, Atlas, a nation of white Africans and Mediterranean men akin to the Berbers, and his brush with Heracles, and dared to locate the Atlas dynasty in the white highlands of Bolivia and across the waist of America to include the ruling class of Mexico. We identify him with the great culture-hero of Mexico, Quetzalcoatl, and suggest that this Titan, Atlas, bears a name that is both Mexican and Old Mediterranean, Ad, meaning sea-people in both cases. (135)

It is false to look on human history as a simple narrative of human progress. Indeed, much of this story is one of human regression. The past is not behind us but within us like rings in a tree; this past must be recovered if we are to gain knowledge of ourselves. (135)

We have traced the journey of the ship Argo across the Atlantic coming on the current of the Gulf Stream to the West Indies; we identified the Harpies as the Hoatzin; we found the Floating Islands to be the large islands of floating sargasso weed and, as the 'islands of turning', to be the spot where a meander of the Gulf Stream turns between Cuba and Haiti, and well known Windward Passage, where Jason was told he would come to a second sea, the Caribbean; we found the famous cave inland from Cumana and the two channels of the Orinoco, the Greek Acheron, where the ship entered a northern mouth and came out an eastern mouth, into the Atlantic; we found the river of Heat - the Thermodon - in the country of the famous Amazons; we found the iron mines of northern Brazil; we found the wide-mouthed River Phasis to be the wide Rio de la Plata; we found the reeds in Lake Titicaca and the country of Colchis to be Cuzco; we found the King of that country to be Aeetes, son of Helios, Son of the Sun - and the country to have been founded by an Egyptian colony sent out by Senusert; we found their weaving likened to that of Egypt and done nowhere else in the world; we found the astronomical reference to the Great Bear to be a correct reading for the latitude of Lake Titicaca. We have found no geographical error in the record of Apollonius Rhodius - the Argonautica; we have identified each and every phenomenon recorded, in sequence, placing the range of any probable coincidence far beyond the realm of human ability. I therefore submit that this ancient document - the Argonautica - recording the voyage of the ship Argo, is no myth as has been presumed heretofore, but is historical fact - even as was the famed city of Troy. (135)

'Prehistory' itself is just the name that we give to the almost total amnesia that our species has suffered concerning more than 40,000 years of our own past. This amnesia covers the entire period from the emergence of anatomically modern humans until the first 'historical records' began to be written down in Sumer and in Egypt in the third millennium BC. (161

If contact between Old World and New is unacceptable as an explanation for why, in the Andes, the planet Saturn was conceived of as the ancient mill-bearer, Jupiter as the king who hurls, Venus as a beautiful woman with curly hair, and Mars as the ruler over warfare, then the time has come for those who reject this explanation to step up and provide a plausible alternative. The most important implication of this study is a simple one: in deference to an imperfect methodology, we are leaving nothing less than a history of the human race, unsuspected and unimagined, to gather dust on dark shelves. This history is especially important to our own time, because it is above all, testimony to humanity's enduring search for the aim and Significance of human life on earth. (167)

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The cuneiform system-with more than 100,000 excavated tablets still untranslated and many more buried in the sands of Iraq recorded the well-known Epic of Gilgamesh, Hammurabi's legal code, business records, medical prescriptions, and historical texts. These historical texts have provided us with convincing details of what can only be interpreted at least as a form of Anunnaki hegemony over, and perhaps a colonization of, the Middle East. The volume of details about specific humans and gods and concrete events susceptible to verification makes a strong case for one group of flesh-and-blood gods that had a lasting impact on human history. (113)

The writing of History began with the chronicling of the deeds of kings. At first the historical inscriptions merely give us the names of the kings and of the temples they built and the number of the canals or wells they dug. Later they added short descriptions of the wars they fought, the number of the enemy slain, and some account of their loot. But the descriptions of their building operations and the work they had done for the gods fill several columns. For information about the political events and the general condition of the country and its people our best sources are the Letters and Dispatches written by kings and governors, and private letters sent by heads of business houses to their agents and clients. The opening lines of these show that the bearers of government dispatches or private letters read the documents they carried to the persons to whom they were addressed. (113)

However, while both Phoenician and Canaanite refer to approximately the same culture, archaeologists and historians commonly refer to the people before the establishment of the Jewish nation as Canaanites and their descendants thereafter as Phoenicians. (160)

Egypt

The Voyage to Atlantis , rediscovered and tragically lost in modern times, another earlier source, composed 150 years before Plato's time by Dionysus of Miletus. A few other tantalizing fragments still exist, singed scraps from the incinerated Great Library of Alexandria, such as a fleeting reference to the second-century Roman writer Elianus, whose Historia Naturalis described how the rulers of Atlantis dressed to demonstrate their descent from Poseidon. The story was given special credence by another philosopher, Proklos, who told how Krantor, an early follower of Plato, seeking to validate the legend of Atlantis, in 260 BC personally journeyed to the Egyptian temple at Sais . There he discovered the original tablets, which confirmed the account. Translated, they paralleled Plato's narrative detail for detail.

Krantor was a prominent scholar at the Great Library of Alexandria, the center of Classical learning, where the story of Atlantis was generally regarded as a credible episode in history by the leading minds of the age, including the chronicler of the Roman Empire , Strabo. Long before its destruction, the Great Library apparently contained a good deal of supportive materials that it universally convinced its researchers that Plato had described an actual city in the "outer ocean." (61)

The Egyptian hieroglyphics comprise the second-most pervasive ancient writing system. It, too, preserved for posterity records not only of concrete items and events, but of the nuances of religion and personal emotions. The wealth of information that survived in tombs and ruins up and down the Nile River portrays a highly developed intellectual and emotional culture. The records reveal that the structure of consciousness of the ancient Egyptians would not appear to be beyond the comprehension of modem tourists who visit their land. (113)

It seems that the culture-bringers had come to Egypt across the Indian Ocean, basing themselves in Somalia, the land of Punt. (135)

\Egyptian history is a succession of periods of alternate decadence and renewal, with each peak less high than the peak preceding, like the waves of a dying storm. (172)

Indus Valley

...is there any evidence of the devastating wars spoken of in the Indian epics? When archaeologists reached the street levels of these two cities during their excavation in the early fifties, they discovered skeletons scattered about the city, many just lying in the streets and some holding hands! It was as if some horrible doom had taken place, annihilating the inhabitants in one fell swoop. These skeletons are among the most radioactive ever found, on a par with those at Nagasaki and Hiroshima. At another site in India, Soviet scholars found a skeleton with a radioactivity level in excess of fifty times that which is normal. Thousands of lumps, christened 'black stones', have been found at Mohenjo Daro. These are apparently, fragments of clay vessels that melted together in extreme heat and fused. Other cities have been found in northern India that indicate explosions of great magnitude. A city was found to have been subjected to intense heat. Huge masses of walls and the foundations of an ancient city were found fused together, literally vitrified! (164)

On 25-8-1952 the Mysore representative of the press Trust of India, Sri N.N. Sastry, sent up the following report which was publishing in all the leading dailies of India, and was taken up by Reuter and other World Press News Services: 'Mr. G.R. Josyer, director of the International Academy of Sanskrit Research in Mysore, in the course of an interview recently, showed some very ancient manuscripts which the Academy had collected. He claimed that the manuscripts were several thousands of years old, dealing .... in elaborate detail about food processing .... One manuscript dealt with aeronautics, construction of various types of aircraft for civil aviation and for warfare.' (164)

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Chart of China's development. (49)

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