"As a child, Klaus Schmidt used to grub around in caves in his native Germany in the hope of finding prehistoric paintings. Thirty years later, a member of the German Archaeological Institute, he found something infinitely more important: a temple complex almost twice as old as anything comparable on the planet."
Wow, this article is from 2008, how have I not heard of this before?
This find is incredibly significant because it means that the orthodox view of the history of human civilisation is, quite frankly, wrong.
The article doesn’t include any pictures so I grabbed some off the Wikipedia article:
Fancy Old Buildings
While commenting on the ISIS beheading of American journalist James Foley, Fox host Andrea Tantaros suggested that the extremist group represents all Muslims. Her remarks only got worse:
“They’ve been doing this for hundreds and hundreds of years. If you study the history of Islam … They’ve been doing the same thing. This isn’t a surprise. You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head. Its the only thing these people understand.”
Speaking of “history,” Tantaros is quite the fan of revising it. Perhaps her most epic performance was when she complained that Americans don’t know their history:
"They don’t even know why some guy in Boston got his head blown off because he tried to secretly raise the tax on tea. Most people don’t know that."
Why don’t most Americans know this? Because IT NEVER HAPPENED.
Fox News is a hate group.
The 14,000 members of this Association, however, know that revision is the lifeblood of historical scholarship.
History is a continuing dialogue between the present and the past.
Interpretations of the past are subject to change in response to new evidence, new questions asked of the evidence, new perspectives gained by the passage of time.
There is no single, eternal, and immutable “truth” about past events and their meaning.
The unending quest of historians for understanding the past—that is, “revisionism”—is what makes history vital and meaningful. Without revisionism, we might be stuck with the images of Reconstruction after the American Civil War that were conveyed by D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation and Claude Bowers’s The Tragic Era. Were the Gilded Age entrepreneurs “Captains of Industry” or “Robber Barons”?
Without revisionist historians who have done research in new sources and asked new and nuanced questions, we would remain mired in one or another of these stereotypes.
Ukraine, a far away country of which we know almost nothing about.
History seems to repeat himself. According to Marx the first time as a tragedy, the second time as a farce. Lets hope he was right.