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New Netflix series finds evidence that will 'demand a rewrite of history'

Shola Lee

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New Netflix series finds evidence that will 'demand a rewrite of history'

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Netflix's newest series explores lost civilisations and challenges our current understanding of history.

Check out the trailer here:

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Look, we love hearing about lost, advanced cities; from Atlantis to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, there's something magical about the idea of people thriving long before we realised the universe didn't revolve around us.

Now, journalist Graham Hancock has taken a deep dive into archaeological phenomenons, like the pyramids, to understand whether there's more to the history of humans than we currently have on record.

And, as one guest on the show claims, the evidence will 'demand a rewrite of history as we know it'.

For those not familiar with the series, you're in for a wild ride, as the synopsis explained: "What if everything we know about prehistory is wrong? Journalist Graham Hancock visits archaeological sites around the world investigating if a civilization far more advanced than we ever believed possible existed thousands of years ago."

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Sounds like everything you want for a series to battle away the Sunday scaries, right?

And the investigation sees the journalist 'picking a fight with academia', as the trailer puts it, and proposing that there was a lost, advanced civilisation of the ice age that we've completely forgotten about.

The journalist explores new theories about human civilisation. Credit: Netflix
The journalist explores new theories about human civilisation. Credit: Netflix

And, as you can imagine for a series that asks us to question our current understanding of history, there were some pretty mixed reviews.

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Some loved the new hit, saying: "The new Graham Hancock documentary on Netflix "ancient apocalypse" is one of the most insightful documentaries ever. Susan perb [sic]."

Another said that it made them think of a loved one: "Watching #AncientApocalypse on Netflix. My dad would have absolutely loved this! He had his faults, but always encouraged me to think deeply, question everything, and keep an open mind. I credit him for all my weirdness. I miss our conversations."

It had mixed reviews from viewers. Credit: Netflix
It had mixed reviews from viewers. Credit: Netflix

And to be fair, it does give us massive Indiana Jones vibes.

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However, others weren't convinced, with one person asking people to boycott the entire thing out of 'respect': "if you have any respect for the work me and my colleagues do, you will not watch “ancient apocalypse” on netflix. it appears to be pseudoarchaeology and ego rolled together. the theories are soundly disproven by contemporary science, and the worldview is one of white supremacy."

While another added: "Please rate #AncientApocalypse a thumbs down on Netflix to prevent them from making any more similar shows or additional episodes."

But one viewer stuck to the middle ground and asked for people to watch the series for themselves and draw their own conclusions: "Highly recommend this show if you are into History, Archaeology, Paleontology or Archaeoastronomy. Some consider his theories Pseudo-Archaeology.

Watch and draw your own conclusion."

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Have you watched the new series yet? What are your thoughts?

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Netflix, News, Viral, Social Media

Shola Lee
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