Strange traditions from pre-history

Graham Hancock, author of ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ continues:

“What are we to make of other strange traditions that have come to us from the dark vault of pre-history?

What are we to make, for example, of the ‘Popol Vuh’, which speaks in veiled language about a great secret of the human past: a long-forgotten golden age when everything was possible – a magical time of scientific progress and enlightenment when the ‘First Men’ (who were ‘endowed with intelligence’) not only ‘measured the round face of the earth’ but ‘examined the four points of the arch of the sky.’

… the gods became jealous … Divine retribution quickly followed … all the wisdom and all the knowledge of the First Men … were destroyed.

The secret of what happened was never entirely forgotten because a record of those distant First Times was preserved, until the coming of the Spaniards, in the sacred texts of the original ‘Popol Vuh.’ … but now its sight is hidden to the searcher and to the thinker …

On the other side of the world, among the myths and traditions of the Indian subcontinent, there are further tantalising suggestions of hidden secrets. In the ‘Puranic’ version of the universal flood story, shortly before the deluge was unleashed, the fish god Vishnu warned his protégé that he ‘should conceal the Sacred Scriptures in a safe place’ to preserve the knowledge of the antediluvian races from destruction.

Likewise, in Mesopotamia, the Noah figure Utnapishtim was instructed by the god EA ‘to take the beginning, the middle and the end of whatever was consigned in writing and then to bury it in the City of the Sun at Sippara.’

After the waters of the flood had gone, survivors were instructed to make their way to the site of the City of the Sun’ to search for the writings …

Strangely enough, it was the City of the Sun in Egypt, Innu, known by the Greeks as Heliopolis – which was regarded throughout the dynastic period as the source and centre of the high wisdom handed down to mortal men from the fabled First Time of the gods.”

Comment: Could these civilisations be wrong about their own history?