Walk into any modern
museum, or open any history textbook, and the picture of the past
presented is one in which humanity started from primitive
beginnings, and steadily progressed upward in the development of
culture and science. Most of the artifacts preserved in
archaeological and geological records have been neatly arranged to
fit this accepted linear view of our past.
Yet many other tantalizing bits and pieces unearthed offer a very
different story of what really happened. Called out-of-place
artifacts, they don't fit the established pattern of
prehistory, pointing back instead to the existence of advanced
civilizations before any of the known ancient cultures came into
Though such discoveries with their inherent sophistication are
most historians would like to sweep these disturbing anomalies
under the proverbial rug. But the rug of true history is getting
very lumpy, and hard to step across without tripping over such
obvious contradictions to the conservative picture of antiquity.
What's more, the mysterious artifacts confirm ancient legends and
stories which describe human history not as linear, but cyclic.
Forgotten ages and former worlds rose and fell in great cycles of
life and death over millions of years, lost to our memory except in
myths, and now, through a few amazing pieces left to us.
the top eight out-of-place artifacts and what they reveal to
us about our missing legacy:
The Enigma of the Ashoka Pilar
An out-of-place Computer from Antikythera
Flight in Ancient Egypt
A Jet from South America
Crystal Skull from Atlantis
Who shot the Neanderthal Man?
The Incredible Stones of Dr. Cabrera
Manufactured Metals Millions of Years Old