Stephen Moss interviewed British author Graham Hancock recently in The Guardian newspaper. Graham Hancock has spent the past 10 years writing books saying that everything we know about ancient history is wrong: civilization didn?t start in Sumeria and Egypt around 3,500 BC — it began 10,000 years before that in great cities which were destroyed by a cataclysm.
?We have 600 flood myths around the world,? he says. ?Archeologists tell us these are meaningless; all they represent are psychological archetypes — memories of birth, in the case of the flood — or exaggerations of local river floods. I thought, OK, we can say that, but suppose they are true — that they are our memory of what happened at the end of the Ice Age?