If I understand this correctly this was how the curse of Tutankhamun was referred to by some. There is an example of something being discarded out of hand without any knowledge of the times in which he was interred. Lord Kelvin once said that there was nothing new in science or some such. He was wrong. People state as evidence no written curse was found on the physical plane in or around the Pharaoh’s tomb.
Any powerful curse would be kept secret and mostly oral, for use only amongst the initiated. They would not write something powerful down and set it in stone for all to see. A scribe might indeed write the curse perhaps in menstrual blood or semen based ink upon a papyrus. This with the appropriate ceremony and incantation would be offered to fire and hence air. This is a more likely form of ritual magic. Humanity was more polarised on the astral plane back then and it would be “there” where the work would be done, not with a chisel.
Humanity as it currently “thinks” wants physical evidence preferably which can be measured with an electromagnetism based instrument or a ruler. We accept DNA based proofs which would be considered invalid mumbo jumbo 4000 years ago. Put something into a machine, it does some magic and something counts the DNA sequence. We the plebs accept the words of the high priest biologist scientists in the special garb, with blue nitrile gloves and laboratory spectacles.
People cite the appearance of pyramids in Egypt and in South America as circumstantial evidence of common ancestry, namely Atlantis.
Written 360 B.C.E
Translated by Benjamin Jowett
“Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your state in our histories. But one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valour. For these histories tell of a mighty power which unprovoked made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end. This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits which are by you called the Pillars of Heracles; the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbour, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent. Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. This vast power, gathered into one, endeavoured to subdue at a blow our country and yours and the whole of the region within the straits; and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind. She was pre-eminent in courage and military skill, and was the leader of the Hellenes. And when the rest fell off from her, being compelled to stand alone, after having undergone the very extremity of danger, she defeated and triumphed over the invaders, and preserved from slavery those who were not yet subjugated, and generously liberated all the rest of us who dwell within the pillars. But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island.”
Humanity as ever interpolates from its own current knowledge, its own technology. We can build skyscrapers in Dubai with our modern technology. We may assume wooden slides, or trunk “wheels”, A-frames, camels, elephants and people. I am not aware of any convincing simulation of building a pyramid using what we imagine ancient technology to be, nor for Stonehenge either. It does seem that civilisation in England declined after the henge, was reinvigorated by the Romans and then fell back a bit. If people had the “technology” to build Stonehenge or Carnac why did society fail to produce more habitations, why are there not more “buildings”?
Something caused a demise.
Tales can be metaphorical and not dead letter accurate.
There are those who believe that some form of magic was used to assist in the building of these massive structure. A skill which has passed out of the human playbook. People place a lot of faith in written records especially Latin and Greek.
There is a lot of speculation and all guesses come from our own frame of reference. Things can change a lot in a thousand years. Willian the Conqueror would shit a brick if he teleported to the top of the Burj Khalifa which is only five and half times as tall as the Great Pyramid of Giza. We have cranes, satellites and laser cutting…
“He replied:-In the Egyptian Delta, at the head of which the river Nile divides, there is a certain district which is called the district of Sais, and the great city of the district is also called Sais, and is the city from which King Amasis came. The citizens have a deity for their foundress; she is called in the Egyptian tongue Neith, and is asserted by them to be the same whom the Hellenes call Athene; they are great lovers of the Athenians, and say that they are in some way related to them. To this city came Solon, and was received there with great honour; he asked the priests who were most skilful in such matters, about antiquity, and made the discovery that neither he nor any other Hellene knew anything worth mentioning about the times of old. On one occasion, wishing to draw them on to speak of antiquity, he began to tell about the most ancient things in our part of the world-about Phoroneus, who is called “the first man,” and about Niobe; and after the Deluge, of the survival of Deucalion and Pyrrha; and he traced the genealogy of their descendants, and reckoning up the dates, tried to compute how many years ago the events of which he was speaking happened. Thereupon one of the priests, who was of a very great age, said: O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old man among you. Solon in return asked him what he meant. I mean to say, he replied, that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age. And I will tell you why. There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes. There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Paethon, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father’s chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt. Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around the earth, and a great conflagration of things upon the earth, which recurs after long intervals; at such times those who live upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore. And from this calamity the Nile, who is our never-failing saviour, delivers and preserves us. When, on the other hand, the gods purge the earth with a deluge of water, the survivors in your country are herdsmen and shepherds who dwell on the mountains, but those who, like you, live in cities are carried by the rivers into the sea. Whereas in this land, neither then nor at any other time, does the water come down from above on the fields, having always a tendency to come up from below; for which reason the traditions preserved here are the most ancient.
The fact is, that wherever the extremity of winter frost or of summer does not prevent, mankind exist, sometimes in greater, sometimes in lesser numbers. And whatever happened either in your country or in ours, or in any other region of which we are informed-if there were any actions noble or great or in any other way remarkable, they have all been written down by us of old, and are preserved in our temples. Whereas just when you and other nations are beginning to be provided with letters and the other requisites of civilized life, after the usual interval, the stream from heaven, like a pestilence, comes pouring down, and leaves only those of you who are destitute of letters and education; and so you have to begin all over again like children, and know nothing of what happened in ancient times, either among us or among yourselves. As for those genealogies of yours which you just now recounted to us, Solon, they are no better than the tales of children. In the first place you remember a single deluge only, but there were many previous ones; in the next place, you do not know that there formerly dwelt in your land the fairest and noblest race of men which ever lived, and that you and your whole city are descended from a small seed or remnant of them which survived. And this was unknown to you, because, for many generations, the survivors of that destruction died, leaving no written word. For there was a time, Solon, before the great deluge of all, when the city which now is Athens was first in war and in every way the best governed of all cities, is said to have performed the noblest deeds and to have had the fairest constitution of any of which tradition tells, under the face of heaven.”
So, Plato speaks of a cyclic loss and gain of knowledge and that not everything gets written down to leave measurable physical plane traces. Knowledge can be passed on in other ways. A martial arts video or guidebook is not the same as bareknuckle one to one learning.
Each epoch thinks it knows best…they are so certain so very adamant.