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Robert Schoch: The Solar-Induced Dark Age

Earth Ancients

A new expanded edition of the groundbreaking investigation into early high cultures and ancient solar outbursts• Updated throughout with recent developments and additional illustrations• Reveals how solar outbursts caused the end of the last ice age, unleashed catastrophe upon ancient advanced civilizations, and led to six millennia of a Solar-Induced Dark Age• Includes evidence from solar science, geology, oceanic circulation patterns, the Sphinx, the underground cities of Cappadocia, the Easter Island rongorongo glyphs, and the Göbekli Tepe complex in TurkeyIn this newly revised and expanded edition, updated throughout with recent developments, geologist Robert Schoch builds upon his revolutionary theory that the origins of the Sphinx date back much further than 2500 BCE and examines scientific evidence of the catastrophe that destroyed early high culture nearly 12,000 years ago.Combining evidence from multiple scientific disciplines, Schoch makes the case that the abrupt end of the last ice age, circa 9700 BCE, was due to an agitated Sun. Solar outbursts unleashed electrical/plasma discharges upon Earth, triggering dramatic climate change as well as increased earthquake and volcanic activity, fires, high radiation levels, and massive floods. Schoch explains how these events impacted the civilizations of the time, set humanity back thousands of years, and led to six millennia of a Solar-Induced Dark Age (SIDA). Applying the SIDA framework to ancient history, he explores how many megalithic monuments, petroglyphs, indigenous traditions, and legends fall logically into place, including the underground cities of Cappadocia, the Easter Island rongorongo glyphs, and the Göbekli Tepe complex in Turkey. He also reveals that our Sun is a much more unstable star than previously believed, suggesting that history could repeat itself with a solar outburst powerful enough to devastate modern society.Weaving together a new view of the origins and antiquity of civilization and the dynamics of the planet we live on, Schoch maintains we must heed the megalithic warning of the past and collectively prepare for future events.Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., a tenured faculty member at Boston University, earned his doctorate in geology and geophysics at Yale University in 1983. Known for his research on ancient civilizations, he is the author of numerous books, including Origins of the Sphinx. Catherine Ulissey, a 20-year ballet and Broadway dance veteran, earned her B.A. from Emerson College in 2002. Married to Dr. Schoch in 2010, she enjoys contributing to his research while teaching her art, formerly for Harvard University’s dance program and more recently for Wellesley College.

1hr 54mins

10 Dec 2022

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92. Our Civilization is a Restart – Robert Schoch

Mind the Shift

In the early 1990s, Dr Robert Schoch was able to confirm John Anthony West’s theory that the Great Sphinx must be much older than the fourth Egyptian dynasty, judging from the visible water weathering (there was more, but this was the crucial ”smoking gun”). The huge sculpture must have been there during the wet African period, which ended long before the dynastic Egyptians. ”I am a classic academic in many respects. When I first went to Egypt in 1990, it was not to prove that civilization goes back further than we are told. I was convinced it would be my only trip to Egypt”, says Schoch. But that trip was to be followed by many more. It changed his career and life. Re-dating the Sphinx to a much earlier period than in textbook history gave Robert Schoch a global reputation. At first, he was fiercely attacked by archaeologists and Egyptologists. Today, the notion that the Sphinx may be 12,000 years old is a bit more widely accepted. The discovery of the megalithic site Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, which the mainstream has dated to at least 10,000 BCE, was a game changer. ”It confirmed everything I had said about there being a civilization much earlier than what we are told”, says Robert Schoch. To talk about a ”civilization before civilization” is still far from uncontroversial, however. As late as in August of this year, there was a bit of a buzz around a study that was interpreted in a way that made Schoch’s / West’s dating of the Sphinx look impossible, but it turned out to be over- and misinterpretations. Schoch is convinced that the Sphinx, Göbekli Tepe, probably the base elements of the Giza pyramids and many other megalithic structures worldwide were originally constructed by a civilization that was wiped out by cataclysmic events at the end of the last ice age, events that reshaped the face of the earth. The geological period in question is called the Younger Dryas and lasted from ca 10,900 BCE to ca 9,700 BCE. Many other researchers also adhere to the Younger Dryas cataclysm theory, but when it comes to the cause of the cataclysm, Robert Schoch still walks a different path. According to Schoch, the available evidence does not primarily point to impacts by comets or asteroids, but to huge solar outbursts. The sun is more unstable than we think. We know of several dramatic solar events during the last few millennia, like the Charlemagne event in 774-775 CE and the Carrington event in 1859. But these would appear like a walk in the park compared to what happened at the end of the last ice age. The solar outbursts some 12,000-13,000 years ago melted the ice sheets and even melted stone. They caused huge wildfires, floods, catastrophic climate change and lethal radiation. A solar induced dark age ensued, which lasted six thousand years. Survivors sought shelter underground for centuries or even millennia. Ancient city-wide tunnel and cave systems can be found in many locations around the world, for example in Cappadocia in Turkey. There is also biological evidence, like the mass extinction of megafauna at precisely this point in time. This mysterious disappearance makes sense when accounting for large solar outbursts, including high levels of dangerous radiation. And there is cultural evidence, in the form of strange petroglyphs and other depictions all over the world that look like plasma formations in the sky.  ”The truth is that we have incredible hubris. Natural events can devastate us”, says Schoch. ”All the astrophysical evidence is leading up to another really devastating solar event. We’d better learn from what happened.” Robert Schoch’s website ORACUL website The book Forgotten Civilization (revised and expanded edition)

1hr 40mins

5 Oct 2022

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Dr. Robert Schoch & Robert Bauval: The Origins of the Sphinx

Earth Ancients

New research and evidence that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than previously thoughtContrasts what Egyptologists claim about the Sphinx with historical accounts and new research including reanalysis of seismic studies and updates to Schoch’s water weathering research and Bauval’s Orion Correlation TheoryExamines how the Sphinx is contemporaneous with Göbekli Tepe, aligned with the constellation Leo, and was recarved during the Old Kingdom era of EgyptReveals that the Sphinx was built during the actual historical Golden Age of ancient Egypt, the period known in legend as Zep TepiNo other monument in the world evokes mystery like the Great Sphinx of Giza. It has survived the harsh climate of Egypt for thousands of years and will remain long after our own civilization is gone. According to orthodox Egyptology, the Sphinx was built around 2500 BCE as a memorial to the pharaoh Khafre. Yet this “fact” has scant to no supportive evidence. When was the Sphinx really built and, most importantly, why?In this provocative collaboration from two Egyptology outsiders, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., and Robert Bauval combine their decades of research to show how the Sphinx is thousands of years older than the conventional Egyptological timeline and was built by a long forgotten pre-Pharaonic civilization. They examine the known history of the Sphinx, contrasting what Egyptologists claim with prominent historical accounts and new research, including updates to Schoch’s geological water weathering research and reanalysis of seismic studies. Building on Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory, they investigate the archaeoastronomical alignments of the monuments of the Giza Plateau and reveal how the pyramids and Sphinx were built to align with the constellations of Orion and Leo. Analyzing the evidence for a significantly older construction phase at Giza and the restoration and recarving of the Sphinx during the Old Kingdom era, they assert that the Sphinx was first built by an advanced pre-Pharaonic civilization that existed circa 12,000 years ago on the Giza Plateau, contemporaneous with the sophisticated Göbekli Tepe complex. The authors examine how the monuments at Giza memorialize Zep Tepi, the Golden Age of legend shown here to be an actual historical time period from roughly 10,500 BCE through 9700 BCE.Moving us closer to an understanding of the true age and purpose of the Great Sphinx, Schoch and Bauval provide evidence of an early high civilization witnessed by the Great Sphinx before the end of the last ice age.Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., a tenured faculty member at Boston University, earned his doctorate in geology and geophysics at Yale University in 1983. Known for his research on ancient civilizations, he is the author of numerous books, including Origins of the Sphinx. Catherine Ulissey, a 20-year ballet and Broadway dance veteran, earned her B.A. from Emerson College in 2002. Married to Dr. Schoch in 2010, she enjoys contributing to his research while teaching her art, formerly for Harvard University’s dance program and more recently for Wellesley College.Egyptian-born Robert Bauval began studying Egyptology in 1983. His first book, The Orion Mystery, was published in 1994, becoming a number-one bestseller translated into more than 25 languages. His research has been featured in documentaries throughout the world. He lives in Torremolinos, Spain. Thomas Brophy, Ph.D., is an astrophysicist who has worked with NASA, including as a member of the Voyager II spacecraft instrument teams. The author of several books, including The Origin Map, and numerous published articles in scientific journals, he lives in Encinitas, California.

1hr 47mins

1 Oct 2022

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Robert Schoch: the Original Head of the Sphinx & the Secret Chamber Beneath

Megalithic Marvels

Derek Olson of Megalithic Marvels breaks down a few clips of Dr Robert Schoch (Director of the Institute for the Study of the Origins of Civilization at Boston University) recently discussing three of his ground breaking discoveries relating to the Great Sphinx of Giza, which he first began to reveal to the world back in the 1990s. In this episode we cover: The true age of the Sphinx  The original head of the Sphinx The evidence for cataclysmic damage to the Sphinx  SHOW NOTES Egypt Tour Previous episode "Maya Mysteries" Full "Truth Be Told Interview" Follow Megalithic Marvels on the following platforms: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/megalithicm... Blog - https://megalithicmarvels.com/ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpiP... Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/megalithicma... TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@megalithicmarvels Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/10186... Twitter - https://twitter.com/MegMarvels

14mins

13 Aug 2022

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New Discoveries on Forgotten Civilizations with Robert Schoch

Truth Be Told

Tony will interview Dr. Robert M. Schoch about his latest updated on Egypt and Forgotten Civilization: New Discoveries on the Solar-Induced Dark Age. Updated throughout with recent developments and additional illustrations• Reveals how solar outbursts caused the end of the last ice age, unleashed catastrophe upon ancient advanced civilizations, and led to six millennia of a Solar-Induced Dark Age . Go to www.robertschoch.com for more information about our amazing guest. Be sure to like and share this episode! Subscribe to never miss a new episode! Tune into TRUTH BE TOLD, hosted by Tony Sweet, live on Fridays at 3P PT/6P ET, and check out TRUTH BE TOLD TRANSFORMATION hosted by Bonnie Burkert, live on Wednesdays at 3P PT/6P ET. Learn more about TRUTH BE TOLD online at www.truthbetoldworldwide.comBe sure to stop by the SHOP page to get official TRUTH BE TOLD merchandise!

1hr 4mins

21 Nov 2021

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Science Club: Dr. Robert Schoch, PhD, Part III

Yung Flamingo Club

Dr. Robert Schoch, PhD  is an associate professor of Natural Sciences at the College of General Studies, Boston University. Since 1991, Schoch has been a proponent of the Sphinx water erosion hypothesis, with tons of evidence Dr. Schoch has provided to the Scientific establishment, Montana Mendy & Justin Purser ask Dr. Schoch, with all the evidence you've provided, why has the scientific community still called your erosion theory pseudoscience, when in reality it seems like you’ve made a great discovery. In the third and last episode of this three part mini series Montana Mendy, Justin Purser and Dr. Robert Schoch talk about the great time this conversation was, but the conversation isn't over just yet! We get even more deep into theories, academia and more.  Dr. Robert Schoch's latest book: https://www.amazon.com/Origins-Sphinx-Celestial-Pre-Pharaonic-Civilization/dp/1620555255 If you're interested or whatever: www.yungflamingo.club

19mins

9 Jul 2021

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Science Club: Dr. Robert Schoch, PhD, Part II

Yung Flamingo Club

Dr. Robert Schoch, PhD  is an associate professor of Natural Sciences at the College of General Studies, Boston University. Since 1991, Schoch has been a proponent of the Sphinx water erosion hypothesis, with tons of evidence Dr. Schoch has provided to the Scientific establishment, Montana Mendy & Justin Purser ask Dr. Schoch, with all the evidence you've provided, why has the scientific community still called your erosion theory pseudoscience, when in reality it seems like you’ve made a great discovery. In the second episode of this three part mini series Montana Mendy and Justin Purser ask things like "What is the most compelling theory about telepathy is?" With that, what is some of the logic behind it.  Dr. Robert Schoch's latest book: https://www.amazon.com/Origins-Sphinx-Celestial-Pre-Pharaonic-Civilization/dp/1620555255 If you're interested or whatever: www.yungflamingo.club

13mins

25 Jun 2021

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Science Club: Dr. Robert Schoch, PhD, Part I

Yung Flamingo Club

Dr. Robert Schoch, PhD  is an associate professor of Natural Sciences at the College of General Studies, Boston University. Since 1991, Schoch has been a proponent of the Sphinx water erosion hypothesis, with tons of evidence Dr. Schoch has provided to the Scientific establishment, Montana Mendy & Justin Purser ask Dr. Schoch, with all the evidence you've provided, why has the scientific community still called your erosion theory pseudoscience, when in reality it seems like you’ve made a great discovery.  In the first episode of this three part mini series Montana Mendy and Justin Purser ask things like what does it take for the scientific community, after all the evidence Dr. Robert Schoch has provided, to accept it as a scientific discovery? Dr. Robert Schoch's latest book: https://www.amazon.com/Origins-Sphinx-Celestial-Pre-Pharaonic-Civilization/dp/1620555255 If you're interested or whatever: www.yungflamingo.club

16mins

19 Jun 2021

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Forgotten Civilization with Robert Schoch - Host Dr. Bob Hieronimus

Night-Light Radio

In this newly revised and expanded edition, updated throughout with recent developments, geologist Robert Schoch builds upon his revolutionary theory that the origins of the Sphinx date back much further than 2500 BCE and examines scientific evidence of the catastrophe that destroyed early high culture nearly 12,000 years ago.Combining evidence from multiple scientific disciplines, Schoch makes the case that the abrupt end of the last ice age, circa 9700 BCE, was due to an agitated Sun. Solar outbursts unleashed electrical/plasma discharges upon Earth, triggering dramatic climate change as well as increased earthquake and volcanic activity, fires, high radiation levels, and massive floods. Schoch explains how these events impacted the civilizations of the time, set humanity back thousands of years, and led to six millennia of a Solar-Induced Dark Age (SIDA). Applying the SIDA framework to ancient history, he explores how many megalithic monuments, petroglyphs, indigenous traditions, and legends fall logically into place, including the underground cities of Cappadocia, the Easter Island rongorongo glyphs, and the Göbekli Tepe complex in Turkey. He also reveals that our Sun is a much more unstable star than previously believed, suggesting that history could repeat itself with a solar outburst powerful enough to devastate modern society.Weaving together a new view of the origins and antiquity of civilization and the dynamics of the planet we live on, Schoch maintains we must heed the megalithic warning of the past and collectively prepare for future events.Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., a tenured faculty member at Boston University, earned his doctorate in geology and geophysics at Yale University in 1983. Known for his research on ancient civilizations, he is the author of numerous books, including Origins of the Sphinx. www.21stcenturyradio.com

1hr 26mins

10 Jun 2021

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Forgotten Civilization with Robert Schoch - Host Dr. Bob Hieronimus

NIGHT-LIGHT RADIO

In this newly revised and expanded edition, updated throughout with recent developments, geologist Robert Schoch builds upon his revolutionary theory that the origins of the Sphinx date back much further than 2500 BCE and examines scientific evidence of the catastrophe that destroyed early high culture nearly 12,000 years ago.Combining evidence from multiple scientific disciplines, Schoch makes the case that the abrupt end of the last ice age, circa 9700 BCE, was due to an agitated Sun. Solar outbursts unleashed electrical/plasma discharges upon Earth, triggering dramatic climate change as well as increased earthquake and volcanic activity, fires, high radiation levels, and massive floods. Schoch explains how these events impacted the civilizations of the time, set humanity back thousands of years, and led to six millennia of a Solar-Induced Dark Age (SIDA). Applying the SIDA framework to ancient history, he explores how many megalithic monuments, petroglyphs, indigenous traditions, and legends fall logically into place, including the underground cities of Cappadocia, the Easter Island rongorongo glyphs, and the Göbekli Tepe complex in Turkey. He also reveals that our Sun is a much more unstable star than previously believed, suggesting that history could repeat itself with a solar outburst powerful enough to devastate modern society.Weaving together a new view of the origins and antiquity of civilization and the dynamics of the planet we live on, Schoch maintains we must heed the megalithic warning of the past and collectively prepare for future events.Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., a tenured faculty member at Boston University, earned his doctorate in geology and geophysics at Yale University in 1983. Known for his research on ancient civilizations, he is the author of numerous books, including Origins of the Sphinx. www.21stcenturyradio.com

1hr 27mins

10 Jun 2021

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