NEWS AND REVIEWS
A regularly updated column about the latest happenings in archaeology, science and the history of man. Includes news summaries and breaking news articles.
News and Quick Views
DIVING FOR ANSWERS
An extended book review of the massive new tome from the world's most famous alternative historian, Graham Hancock.
Diving for Answers
ATLANTIS, MU AND THE MAYA
We show how early theories attributing Mesoamerican civilization to the refugees of a lost civilization are still used today to deny Native Americans their cultural legacy.
Atlantis, Mu and the Maya
INTIMATIONS OF PERSECUTION
We explore the shadowy world of conspiracy theories that has left many alternative authors believing that their work has made them the object of investigation by secret government agencies.
Intimations of Persecution
MYTH OF THE GOLDEN AGE
In a Lost Civilizations Uncovered editorial, we offer an opinion about the way a change in society's attitudes toward the glory days of civilization has affected how generations relate to one another.
Myth of the Golden Age
FROM CTHULHU TO CLONING
This magazine's signature article. This story covers the history of the ancient astronaut and lost civilization genre from its origins in pulp fiction of the 1920s and '30s through the Paleo-SETI movement of the 1960s to the Lost Civilization craze of today. Along the way, the story traces the formation of side branches like Scientology and, ultimately, human cloning.
From Cthulhu to Cloning
A look at the life of H.P. Lovecraft, the author whose stories of alien gods like Cthulhu spawned the ancient astronaut movement. Included is an appraisal of Lovecraft's literary legacy and personal philosophy, scientific materialism.
An excerpt from H.P. Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu." The passage relates the foundation of the so-called Cthulhu Mythos, a group of stories about alien deities on earth. Presented for comparison to the ancient astronaut / lost civilization texts of today.
THE CTHULHU COMPARISON
A point-for-point comparison of Lovecraft's fiction with similar passages in the works of alternative history authors. Some of these passages are too close to have been entirely coincidental.
The Cthulhu Comparison
MYSTERIES: FACT OR FICTION?
We offer seven mysteries in an effort to sort true puzzles from ones fabricated by the alternative historians to bolster their radical theories. Topics include the half-million year old spark plug, how to move megaliths, and underwater ruins.
Mysteries: Fact or Fiction?
ZECHARIA SITCHIN'S WORLD
In 1976 Zecharia Sitchin released his seminal work, Twelfth Planet. Claiming to be the only person who could "correctly" read Sumerian, Sitchin claimed aliens created humanity as a slave race. This article shows how Sitchin's dubious scholarship created a modern myth.
Zecharia Sitchin's World
ANCIENT ATOM BOMBS?
Ancient legends speak of strange weapons that devastated the Indian country-side. Lot's wife was supposedly turned to a pillar of salt. Could these tales be memories of prehistoric nuclear war? For alternative historians, the answer is yes. The evidence, however, is not so clear-cut.
Ancient Atom Bombs?
WHO BUILT THE GREAT PYRAMID?
Zecharia Sitchin needed the Great Pyramid to be an alien monument, so he tried to explain away Pharoah Khufu's name in the Pyramid as a modern forgery. Follow the evidence as experts prove Sitchin wrong.
Who Built the Great Pyramid?
WHO BUILT THE SPHINX?
A Lost Civilizations Uncovered EXCLUSIVE. We were the first site to report on the breaking news that a stela erected before the Sphinx contains the name of Khafre, strengthening his claim of ownership of the monument. Previously, alternative authors had said the heiroglyphs lacked the designation for a formal name and therefore Khafre did not build the Sphinx.
Who Built the Sphinx?
SYMBOLISM OF THE ZODIAC
An excerpt from Edward Carpenter's 1920s study, Pagan and Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning. This excerpt clearly shows that the astronomical ideas presented Graham Hanock and other alternative authors are not unique but are in fact reproductions of earlier works.
Symbolism of the Zodiac
EASTER ISLAND EXPOSED
Alternative authors often paint an aura of mystery onto the statues of Easter Island to add credence to their theories. We explore the true history of Easter Island and show how truth is stranger than fiction.
Easter Island Exposed
One of the recent conspiracy theories has it that the Smithsonian is covering up an alien civilization in the Grand Canyon. Read how a 1909 newspaper hoax continues to be believed today.
Alternative writer Alan Alford believes that humans could not have evolved on earth. We examine his logic in a point-by-point deconstruction.
DUSTING FOR FINGERPRINTS
Graham Hancock gained fame in the mid-1990s with the publication of Fingerprints of the Gods, a work in which Hancock claimed a lost civilization from ages before Egypt spread the bedrock of culture to all corners of the globe. In part one of our two-part investigation, we examine Hancock's evidence for a lost culture in the New World.
Dusting for Fingerprints
DUSTING FOR FINGERPRINTS II
In the second part of our investigation, we take a closer look at Hancock's evidence for lost civilization influence in the Old World, and we listen to Hancock make the case for his research in his own words.
Dusting for Fingerprints II
JESUS' ALIEN ANCESTORS
Sir Laurence Gardner claims Jesus is descended from a long line of Middle Eastern rulers who ultimately came from the stars. He also said in his best-selling book that drinking alien menstrual blood gives a person immortality. Where could he have gotten such bizarre ideas? We might have an answer.
Jesus' Alien Ancestors?
We review the a slew of books that may or may not involve ancient civilization and lost cultures. This is pretty much an open forum for what's new and interesting.
Book Reviews Archive
A PERSONAL NOTE
The editor of Lost Civilizations Unvcovered shares his dramatic story of conversion from a believer in the Lost Civilization Theory to a skeptic. Included is an overview of some of the most compelling reasons to believe alternative history is wrong.
A Personal Note