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Five Shockingly Advanced Ancient Buildings That Should Not Be Possible

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:13
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We know that today, the United States as well almost every other major economic country in the world, has been massive underground military bases or shelters of some kind for well over decade. I’ve even caught that on mainstream television has caught that a few times, but I’m wondering how many of those bases go 18 stories under ground? Can you imagine? Before Christ, an 18 story underground city that was capable to housing up to 20,000 people. Wow! 

The achievements of ancient cultures tend to be woefully unappreciated — we think of the people as loincloth-wearing savages, and when we’re proven wrong by some impressive feat of engineering, we just make a bunch of documentaries about aliens. But the engineers of times past were nothing to sneer at, and some of their accomplishments make ours seem slightly embarrassing.

In keeing with the theme of many of my recent posts that people have really enjoyed liek 10 Mysterious Ancient Civilizations Modern Science Cannot Explain, or What If Everything You Were Ever Taught Was A Lie, this post touches on the question of what we’ve been taught… and what we are learning is the truth. For example, scientists found a structure very similar in design, and believed to be similar in purpose that dates back to 9000 B.C. What is that like 7000 years before Stonehendge? History books don’t teach that. After less than a generation, the truth gets lost. Need proof? Look at the “politcally correct” version of history being taught in the public indoctrinatin centers today! It is replaceing the one that ACTUALLY happened.  What are people doing about it? Why the lies? Why the lies? 

Bjorn Christian Torrissen

#5. Derinkuyu’s Massive, Ancient Underground City

Derinkuyu’s underground city was discovered in the 1960s in Turkey, when a modern house above ground was being renovated. Much to the relief of everyone present, the 18-story underground city was abandoned and not swarming with mole people.

Master Tourism

“Do you want to flood it again, just to be sure?”

Hidden for centuries right under everyone’s noses, Derinkuyu is just the largest of hundreds of underground complexes built by we’re-not-sure-who-exactly around the eighth century B.C. To understand just what’s so phenomenal about this feat of engineering, imagine someone handing you a hammer and chisel and telling you to go dig out a system of underground chambers capable of sustaining 20,000 people. And not one of those fancy modern chisels, either — we’re talking about something dug with whatever excavating tools they had 2,800 years ago.

Dutch Art Institute

“Get the Jim-digger. He still has some fingernails.”

The city was probably used as a giant bunker to protect its inhabitants from either war or natural disaster, but its architects were clearly determined to make it the most comfortable doomsday bunker ever. It had access to fresh flowing water — the wells were not connected with the surface to prevent poisoning by crafty land dwellers. It also has individual quarters, shops, communal rooms, tombs, arsenals, livestock, and escape routes. There’s even a school, complete with a study room.

The Straits Times

And doodles of boobs on the desks of the study room.

Even now, the site hasn’t been fully excavated, so we haven’t found the golf course or the football stadium yet.

#4. Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni Has Bizarre Acoustic Properties


On the island of Malta is a prehistoric underground megalithic structure known awesomely as the Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni, which sounds like the title of Terry Gilliam’s next movie. It was discovered by accident in 1902 when some workers were digging a hole and broke through the ceiling. Oh, and they also found about 7,000 skeletons all clustered near the entrance. So, that’s creepy.

Since most humans inherently lack common sense, the workers decided to take a look around, instead of fleeing from whatever it was that 7,000 people clearly died trying to escape. Luckily, rather than having their faces melted off by some Indiana Jones MacGuffin, they found something truly astonishing.

The Malta Experience

“Holy sh**, there’s a Waffle House down here!”

The three-level underground structure is made entirely out of megalithic stones, and was built who knows when. What surprised people even more was when they found out that male voices could reverberate throughout the entire complex if the person was standing in a certain spot. But here’s the kicker — the effect only worked if the speaking voice was in the 95 to 120 Hz range, so women’s voices don’t usually generate the same effect. Whoever built the Hypogeum actually invented sexist architecture.

It gets weirder: If you’re a man chanting at roughly the 110 Hz frequency, the entire temple complex turns into this bizarre trance-inducing room that seems able to stimulate the creative center of the human brain.

The Malta Experience

And if you really want to mess with people, just chant “rhubarb.”

Simply put, by merely standing inside that temple complex while someone was chanting in the proper location, you actually enhanced your religious experience. And that’s all we really know about this place. We have no idea who built it or how they pulled it off. All we know for certain is that they had a knowledge of acoustics that is still baffling scientists to this very day. Our modern attempts at recreating the effect in our own basement have varied in success, depending on how much whiskey we’ve consumed beforehand.

#3. The Ancient Marib Dam Worked for 1,000 Years

Bernard Gagnon

Yemen is a country rich in dust and poor in water, which is why in ancient times the empire that controlled it, the Sabaens, built a great dam in 750 B.C. Because subjugating a populace is thirsty work.

Kelly Mecham/Panoramio

Which, coincidentally, is also the slogan of the failed sports drink Stalinade.

The dam, which was cheated out of being one of the “official” Seven Wonders of the World, was nevertheless regarded one of the greatest feats of engineering of the pre-industrial age. After all, building a dam isn’t like putting a bunch of stone monoliths in a big circle. You have to have canals, gates, sluices, and spillways, and the whole thing has to be waterproof, or else everybody living on the wrong side of it might wake up drowned one morning.

The Sabaens managed all this before the existence of concrete, and their dam stood for over 1,000 years. In comparison, modern dams built with our advanced technology last for around 50 years, or 100 if they’re really something.

Nabataean Travel & Trade

Even with the Best Buy extended warranty, it’s just not worth it.

The Great Dam of Marib was about 2,000 feet long (almost twice as long as the puny Hoover Dam), and while it stood, it converted ancient Yemen into a fertile oasis, what was then known as the kingdom of Sheba (of “Queen of Sheba” fame). Because everything has to fall down eventually, the dam finally burst around A.D. 600, bringing down much of the agriculture system and converting the area into the sandy fun park it is today.

#2. Pumapunku Is Made of Bizarrely Complex Interlocking Stones


Pumapunku is a city built by the Tiwanaku people of ancient Bolivia. What sets it apart from just any old ancient city is the almost weird precision of the stonework that would make modern builders envious. Look at this shit:

World Mysteries

Herbert Eisengruber/

Worst box of Alpha-Bits ever.

Using crude technology, they pioneered a kind of construction that used hundreds of large, identical building blocks to make buildings like you and I would make a house out of LEGO. To make cuts as straight and precise today, we’d reach for some kind of laser cutter. They used chisels and rulers.


No word on whether they had interchangeable snap-on hair.

To keep the buildings structurally sound, they even used a form of metal I-cramps similar to what we would use today to keep the giant blocks in place in case of an earthquake.


Or really rough sex.

These aren’t just little cinder blocks, either. The largest of the stones is 25 feet long and 17 feet wide, and has been estimated to weigh around 130 tons (for comparison, that’s only around 20 or so standard semi trailers). Yet somehow, with no technologies like wheels, cranes, or even a writing system, the Tiwanaku people moved these giant rocks to the Pumapunku site and shaped them into perfect, complex forms.

Like all good mystery civilizations, the Tiwanaku eventually vanished, but their work was so impressive that the next empire to come along, the Inca, thought they were gods and that Pumapunku was the center of the world. It’s a shame we can’t ask them what they think of America.

#1. Gobekli Tepe Was Built Before Humans Knew How to Grow Food

Berthold Steinhilber/Smithsonian Magazine

Back in the 1960s, surveyors in Turkey found an ancient buried complex composed of huge stone pillars arranged in a circle like Stonehenge, some of them 30 feet tall. What really knocked the monocles out of their eyes, however, was that this was much older than Stonehenge … 6,000 years older.


The hieroglyphics translate to “First!”

So those massive, ornate limestone pillars were carefully carved from a nearby quarry using hunks of flint rock and their bare hands.

Having been dated to around 9000 B.C., Gobekli Tepe is thought to be the oldest human construction. That’s further back than any of the ancient sites you learned about in history class. In fact, it’s in the Stone Age, where the only things we knew how to build were likely to fall over in a stiff breeze.


It was truly the golden age for Big Bad Wolves.

In fact, the site even predates agriculture, which means that the people who built it were still chasing mammoths rather than planting crops. Discovering that this complex of massive stone pillars was actually built by Encino Man, as National Geographic puts it, “was like finding that someone had built a 747 in a basement with an X-Acto knife.”


While riding a unicycle.

And this doesn’t make much sense, because conventional knowledge has always been that humans didn’t start building things until after we learned how to farm. You know, because we were finally able to settle down in one place and suddenly had a hell of a lot of free time.

Given that excavations turned up a whole lot of bones at the site, probably from animal sacrifices, archaeologists are pretty sure that it was a religious site, which seems to indicate that it was religion, not agriculture, that first inspired people to build giant shit. And given that they did all this before they even had metal tools, they must have been pretty scared of those gods. We just hope none of the archaeologists are dumb enough to go reading aloud any ancient inscriptions about awakening the Great Old Ones.

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  • Interesting read, thanks for sharing.

  • Considering that it is believed that sea levels rose at least 200 feet when the last Ice Age ended, who knows what lies beneath the oceans waiting to be discovered? I’m not saying that it would be some super-advanced Atlantis, but maybe early Egyptian or Greek tech level structures. The megaliths are from about that period and suppose if Gobekli Tepe was the other way around, not the beginning, but was where people fleeing very rapidly rising sea levels ended up, if it wasn’t an already existing site far out in the hinterlands. If a very advanced stone age or even early bronze age society had existed but most of their archaeology is deep under the ocean, that would explain a lot. It would also make sense that their technology and so forth got lost after the catastrophe. After all, a fair amount of technology and/or methods have been lost over the last 100 years alone and it if weren’t for written records, most of them would likely be gone forever.

    • When you understand that the making of bronze is more technically demanding than the making of iron, it begins to become apparent that civilization has regressed and degraded, rather than advanced, over time.
      We, of course, being the ultimate fulfillment of this tendency, a truly barbarian civilization which knows the price of everything and the value of nothing, as Oscar Wilde pointed out.
      Everything written here fits neatly into the Biblical account of men before the Flood. They were advanced from the Creation, hence their abilities in these various areas. But they worshipped evil; as is implied by the thousands of skeletons found in Malta; and thus were obliterated by the Most High.
      Gobekli Tepi was buried beneath thousands of tons of rubble; this, it is claimed, was by deliberate intent; the truth however is that this infilling was the result of a global flood.
      Noah’s Ark itself, of course, has been shown to have been built with laminated timbers, made out of “gopher wood” ( or “kopher”, ie pitch, hence the mistranslation found in the KJV; “g” and “k” being letters with a very similar shape in the Hebrew. )
      Its rivets and bolts were made of an iron-aluminium-titanium alloy; which speaks again of early man’s metallurgical abilities.
      It is clear that what we are told about Ice Ages is in error. The Siberian mammoths unearthed with bellies full of autumnal vegetation, and yet flash-frozen and buried beneath tons of a unique kind of ice, attest to the fact that the earth was originally tropical everywhere, from north to south, and that this state of affairs ended cataclysmically when the fountains of the deep erupted subterranean waters which burst forth into space, froze, and fell back to earth.
      Some water remained in space and began the orbital phenomenon experienced today as comets; if we wind back the orbital periods of these comets we arrive at a date of 2348 BC, when all of them were in earth’s vicinity, thus we have a probable date for the Flood.
      The sea level rise referred to by others here was a result of this sudden increase in the amount of water on earth’s surface, rather than the result of the melting of previous ice sheets.
      “Yea, let God be true, and every man a liar”.
      Romans 3, 4.

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