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[From April 25, 2016] 4 Ancient Civilizations That Mysteriously Crumbled and Have Scientists Puzzl
mic.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Claire Lampen

Posted on 10/02/2016 1:44:14 PM PDT by LouieFisk

History is full of mysterious disappearances — of people, of places and even of entire civilizations. In many cases, time has not told us what happened to the populations that have vanished en masse, all over the world. Archeologists unearth ruins and uncover clues as to the demise of ancient cultures, but the fates of many inexplicably evaporated peoples remain question marks. Here are four mysteriously vanished civilizations that keep scientists scratching their heads.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: ancient; civilizations; collapse; godsgravesglyphs; mystery
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Now, where did I put that civilization? It was here just a minute ago.
1 posted on 10/02/2016 1:44:14 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: LouieFisk

LOL!


2 posted on 10/02/2016 1:47:38 PM PDT by generally ( Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: LouieFisk

If you sacrifice virgins to moon gods, you might need to be extinct. islam is only alive because they use force on the innocent.

All others likely got mixed up in a natural disaster.


3 posted on 10/02/2016 1:48:09 PM PDT by soycd
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To: LouieFisk

My guess would be that ancient muslims did them in.


4 posted on 10/02/2016 1:48:33 PM PDT by MCH
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To: LouieFisk

It’s what happens when the ‘progressive’ DemocRATS start stealing elections and rise to power.


5 posted on 10/02/2016 1:50:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Forget the media's "endorsements" of Clintoon. They are unfit to be Americans. Vote Trump!)
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To: MCH
My guess would be that they invented central planning and redistribution.
6 posted on 10/02/2016 1:50:47 PM PDT by snarkpup (Hillary gets flak because she's being exposed; Trump gets flak because he's over the target.)
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To: LouieFisk

I think the first 3 were not really civilizations but groups of people who did some very interesting things.

I don’t think Crete really disappeared as much as came under the thumb of Mycenaean Greeks.


7 posted on 10/02/2016 1:50:52 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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To: LouieFisk

1) The Maya
2) Cahokia - The relics of an entire civilization are sitting underneath East St. Louis, Illinois. According to Gizmodo, Cahokia once housed up to 40,000 people and contained some 100 mounds made of dirt.
3) Easter Island
4)The Minoans


8 posted on 10/02/2016 1:52:58 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

Thanx for adding the civs names!


9 posted on 10/02/2016 1:53:49 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: LouieFisk

I’m not saying it’s aliens...


10 posted on 10/02/2016 1:55:14 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: LouieFisk

I thought I had some evaporated people in the
cupboard.

I like the condensed better.


11 posted on 10/02/2016 1:56:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Easter Island is fairly well understood. They starved themselves when they over used the land to the point where it became useless for growing things.

My understanding of the Minoans is that they might have been wiped out by an outside force, similar to the Turks if not the Turks themselves.


12 posted on 10/02/2016 1:56:55 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: PIF
Easter Island was a civilization? Not hardly.
13 posted on 10/02/2016 1:57:06 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: LouieFisk

See what happens when you don’t control your borders. Either that or all four of these societies came up with their own ancient versions of the Great Society, became welfare states, and eventually disintegrated.


14 posted on 10/02/2016 1:58:30 PM PDT by dowcaet (.)
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To: LouieFisk
I wonder what archaeologists will think when they examine Furguson,Missouri in 500 years.
15 posted on 10/02/2016 2:03:42 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables' Lives Matter)
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To: LouieFisk

They left out the 12,000 year old ruins in Turkey, which is fairly large.


16 posted on 10/02/2016 2:04:21 PM PDT by stockpirate (OBAMA MUST BE ON THE PAYROLL OF THE CLINTON FOUNDATION.)
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To: LouieFisk

By presidential order Barak Obama has ordered that the Statue of Liberty be destroyed because she only represents green people.

17 posted on 10/02/2016 2:06:07 PM PDT by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)
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Cahokians -- my guess is the guys from E St. Louis did them in.

I went to high school west of St. Louis and, funny thing is, we never studied this civilization at all.

The Google satellite image shows a horseshoe lake adjacent to the burial mounds site. Maybe they were wiped out in one of the big Mississippi floods that routinely sweep through the area.

Ancient civilizations were brutal:

Mound 72 might just be the most significant archaeological discovery at the site. During an excavation, human remains were discovered: a man in his 40s experts believe might have been an important Cahokian chief.

Below his burial site experts found more than 250 other skeletons, sixty percent of which are believed to have been sacrificial killings or ritual executions. This was estimated due to countless bodies missing hands and skulls, more than fifty 21 year-old women found in neatly-separated layers, and finally a mass burial grave with over 40 men and women who appear to have been violently killed.

In fact evidence supports some were alive when they were buried, attempting to claw their way out of the mass of dead bodies.


18 posted on 10/02/2016 2:11:55 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: LouieFisk

You forgot the Southwestern United States AND the Anastazi.


19 posted on 10/02/2016 2:14:01 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: LouieFisk

No mystery. They let libtards run things.


20 posted on 10/02/2016 2:14:39 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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