John Anthony West: Pioneer of Ancient Civilization Theories Passes Away

John Anthony West: Pioneer of Ancient Civilization Theories Passes Away

John Anthony West was not a man interested in legacy or fame. Like many of his peers, he dedicated his life to the pursuit of uncovering hidden truths, sparking a flame to our collective story where historians and scientists had turned a blind eye.

For 40 years, his perseverance led to ground-breaking discoveries, including the controversial claim regarding the Sphinx’s ancient origins (Sphinx water erosion theory), which was presented in the award-winning documentary Mystery of the Sphinx. His radical fearlessness in the face of criticism also led to the popularization of Klaus Schmidt’s work, exposing the oldest religious site known to man, Göbekli Tepe. West referred to this discovery as, “the ‘smoking gun’ against which orthodox academics have no defense.”

 

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West was unapologetic in his efforts and paved the way for generations of seekers to participate in changing the course of history, regardless of the credentials or degrees that follow one’s name.  A true pioneer, his work lives on through those impacted by the knowledge he brought forth, such as Robert Shoch, whose research and contributions were instrumental to the awareness and progression of West’s work. 

John Anthony West was one of the main reasons I began work on the possibility of a lost civilization. This is a man who has immersed himself in the mystery of ancient Egypt for decades. To get this wisdom shared about Egypt, the love and the passion, is something that no one else can replicate.” – Graham Hancock

 

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Teotihuacán: City of the Gods or Ancient Spaceport?

Teotihuacán: City of the Gods or Ancient Spaceport?

The time: The first century. The place: Teotihuacán, one of the largest Mayan cities in ancient Mexico. Its name means “City of the Gods,” or “the place where men become gods.” Despite the ancient time period, the civilization was a bustling metropolis, housing sophisticated infrastructure, engineering, and technology.

Suddenly, the residents of the great city disappeared in 7 A.D., leaving behind their once-thriving civilization. Where did they go, and why? No one is entirely sure of what happened, but a few key pieces of evidence tell us that the residents of Teotihuacán were more advanced than once thought.

Both mica and mercury — minerals that play an integral role in today’s aerospace industry — have been discovered in Teotihuacán’s ruins. Is it possible that the city’s residents departed their beloved city to establish breakaway civilizations elsewhere?

Other questions arise concerning the ruins that were left behind. The Teotihuacán pyramids turn out to be very similar to the ancient pyramids found in Egypt. How and why did that happen? The Mayans left behind mysteries that scientists, archeologists, historians, and interested people are still trying to unravel even after all these years.

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