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Coast to Coast - 2022-12-05 - Graham Hancock - Hunting For Lost Civilizations

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Monday - December 5 2022

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Graham Hancock

Recognized as an unconventional thinker who raises legitimate questions about humanity's history and prehistory, bestselling author Graham Hancock has challenged the entrenched views of orthodox scholars. In the latter half, he spoke about his new Netflix series where he travels the globe hunting for evidence of mysterious, lost civilizations dating back to the last Ice Age. The series, he explained, serves as a counterbalance to academic or mainstream archaeology, which can be very dogmatic or closed-minded on the subject of humanity's prehistory. The ancient past is truly the great unknown, he remarked, and we shouldn't look for ourselves in past civilizations.

Hancock has concluded that the Younger Dryas, a cataclysmic glacial and flooding period that lasted for over 1,000 years, around 12,000 to 13,000 years ago, wiped out a golden age and sent humanity backward or into a state of amnesia. He characterized Göbekli Tepe in Turkey (aprx. 11,600 years old) as probably the most important archaeological site in the world as it may have served as a kind of hall of records or time capsule. He is also fascinated with underground cities in Turkey, like Derinkuyu. Hancock believes such subterranean environments were not built to protect citizens from invading armies but rather served as temporary refuges from multiple fragments from a disintegrating comet bombarding the Earth.