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Ancient Aliens

This challenge closed about 4 years ago.

The Challenge

~ and other mysteries from the past ~

In this challenge once again we focus on The Unexplained.

Were we visited by travellers from the stars in the dim reaches of the long-ago?

Is it possible that myths and artwork from the ancient world which we interpret now as references to deities, angelic entities and even devils might have been visitors from other worlds in space, or possibly in time?

When it comes to ancient history, does mainstream science really know the sequence of events ~ or is it possible they have the timeline wrong, and humanity is far older than we usually assume?

Were the ancient artifacts we see today (like the Pyramids of Giza, the remains of Angkor-Wat, the Moai on Easter Island and the Mayan temples) really built by stone-age Man with stone-age tools ~ or is there valid reason to believe something more advanced had to be involved?

Who really built Golbecki Tempe ~ a recently uncovered ruin said to pre-date the Pyramids by 5,000 years (when, according to the mainstream archeologists, no civilization existed at the time capable of such a feat)?

How, or why, have there been human skulls and human footprints found in sedimentary layers much too old for humans to have been around ~ some, apparently with dinosaur fossils formed at the same period of time?

What about the legends of Atlantis, Mu and Shangri-la? Only entertaining stories? Or did they actually exist?

What’s with the giants?! There have been scores of skeletal remains unearthed ~ definitely human, but they’re much too big. One such skeleton, uncovered at Lucerne in France, towered 19 feet! Another, discovered in the Bosphoros, was said to tower nearly 40 feet in height! Why? Who were they? Where did they come from?

Why do dragons populate the ancient myths of every culture in the world despite the fact that they were thousands of miles apart, and archeologists insist there could have been no contact ~ therefore, no information shared? Is it possible these ancient peoples witnessed something , whether animal or not, they misinterpreted?

The riddles are many, the answers are few!

For this challenge, we’re inviting art relating to these mysteries of the ancient past.

All media is welcome (drawings, paintings, Bryce, Photoshop etc). Style and approach are up to you, whether humorous or serious, whether you’re a skeptic or believer.

Remember, we don’t ask you to believe! Just report.

As always, entries must comply with our challenge theme and group requirements. Anything we deem unsuitable, or which does not, will be removed at the discretion of the hosts.

(Need some inspiration, or ideas? Check these links)

Forbidden Archeology

Anomalous Artifacts

Giants on the Earth?

Ancient Astronauts: the Evidence

Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the World

10 Most Amazing Ancient Mysteries

ARTWORK ONLY, please! No shirts, no phone covers. And remember, we accept no fan art in the group. You may refer to documentaries on TV, but please don’t base your work on fiction such as Star Trek, Dr. Who, etc.

Older work is fine… newer work is better yet! Hope you’ll have some fun with this!

Judging / Voting Criteria

Choose your faves! Vote for more than one. Base your votes on creativity, artistic merit and how well the image fits the challenge theme.

As always, No Soliciting of Votes. Any member caught padding the ballot box either via Bubblemail, Facebook or any other venue will have their work removed.

VOTES are IMPORTANT! If you enter, please participate!

Rewards & Prizes

Winner gets a Winner’s Banner, spotlight-feature on our Group Home Page and a Special Presentation in our Forum. He or she will also be a Featured Artist in our Hall of Fame!

Ties will be recognized.

If we have more than 20 entries, runners up (Top 10) also get a Banner and a mention in the Forum. If we have less than 20 entries, we will recognize the Top 5 provided each gets some votes.

Additional Information

Work must be accepted in the group by voting time to qualify!

Again, be sure your work adheres to the focus of the challenge and the rules and requirements at Wonders & Weirdness of the Universe. In fairness to the other members, all entries deemed otherwise will be removed at discretion of the hosts.

We’re looking forward to some cool, thought-provoking work!

Thanks to shadowlea for our fantastic cover-image, Meeting with the Ancients!

Cover Image: lost civilisations by shadowlea


The Top Ten

lost civilisations by shadowlea

lost civilisations by shadowlea was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

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