In our article The Flat Earth Myth,
we discuss five points raised by Jeffery Burton Russell in his
book, Inventing the Flat Earth (1991). His last point
emphasizes that cultural myths have a life of their own and often
reinforce each other. The Flat Earth Myth has been entangled
with other erroneous ideas, such as the Dark Age of Europe, and
the opposition of religion to science and so on. Cultural myths
often conceal a deeper agenda. Russell suggests that advocates
of the Flat Error as he calls it, may be struggling with
deeper issues. They often believe the cultural myth that our
generation is superior to those that have gone before. This myth
is based on the belief that progress gives meaning to life. Facing
up to the implication that the ancients may have been quite advanced
in many areas challenges their entire world view. While we may
have advanced in many technological ways, perhaps we aren't so
different from those that have gone before us.
In the web pages of Nabataea.net we have explored some aspects
of the ancient world that surprise many people. These include
Below we have listed a number of web pages that provide additional
information about how advanced the ancient people really were.
- Ancient Battery
- Were there really ancient batteries that date back to 248
BC to 226 AD? Many believe these small pots were batteries, but
others remain skeptical.
- Ancient Flying Machines
Would you believe that models of airplanes have been found
in ancient tombs?
- Antikythera Mechanism
Was this a device for navigation?
- Time Upside Down
Odd things that have been found in wrong places around the
- The Catalan Atlas
Dated at 1375 this Atlas demonstrates the portolan maps that
suddenly became available.
- Celtic Crosses
Discover an ancient method of navigation.
- Sparky's Astounding Ancients
A collection of wierd and wonderful, and sometimes fanciful
- http://all-ez.com/ or our redirect http://www.allez.f2s.com/