Ancient civilizations were much more developed than the current society believes. One example of this is Plato’s description of Atlantis.
U.S. Congressman Ignatius Loyola Donnelly (1831 – 1901) analyzed Plato’s work and found evidence to prove that it was historically correct.
Another proof of advanced ancient civilizations is Piri Reis map discovered in 1513. According to this map, coasts of Antarctica and South America were presented with accuracy.
A book published by Brad Steiger in 1978 under the name of Worlds Before Our Own, presented evidence which is in favor of the existence of ancient advanced civilizations. According to this book, plenty of ancient artifacts were discovered in the lowest primordial geologic strata.
As it can be concluded that ancient advanced civilizations existed, the question is what destroyed them.
Some believe that ancient people brought destruction upon themselves, while others believe that it was caused by some natural force.
Uniformitarianists and cataclysmists share different views of a natural disaster. Uniformitarianists believe that the earth features are the result of a process of millions of years.
However, this view does not correspond to the carbon dating test and vertical petrification of trees. Also, myths across the world have to be taken into account. They all state that a severe flood happened in the past.
According to cataclysmists, current characteristic of earth are legacies of a worldwide catastrophe.
All these claims meet the skepticism of the modern world. Even if evidence exists, claims will be questioned by a philosophical view of the modern age. The claim that a catastrophic event took place in the past falls under the domain of pseudoscience, because the evidence is difficult to find.
One thing that skeptics cannot ignore is the fact that the mighty pyramid of Khufu is one of the tallest constructions ever built. They cannot ignore the fact that it is aligned to true geodetic North and its location is found to be the center of the earth landmass.
If the ancient civilizations did not possess the knowledge of earth geography, they wouldn’t be able to construct it.