The Deceptocene Era: Challenging Mainstream History

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Ralph Ellis
The Deceptocene Era: Challenging Mainstream History

With a following of thousands, author and historian Ralph Ellis needs no introduction. In an era of fake news and deception, Ralph Ellis tackles a selection of academic deceptions and burning topics that have mesmerised, but also misled students and audiences for ages.  In this interview we focus on two of the most provocative enigmas, that elicit lively debates.

Are these academic deceptions the result of intentional deceit or sheer incompetence? To be sure there are any number of incompetent scientists, historians and clerics, says Ralph, but much of this is due to deliberate falsification and fraud. The world is awash with duplicity and deceit, and it is time to break through the deception.

Dating Constructions On The Giza Plateau

Mainstream Egyptologists have traditionally estimated the age of the pyramids of Giza to circa 2500 BC, the Fourth Dynasty. The Great Pyramid of Khufu for example is dated due to the tombs of Khufu’s daughter and vizier beside the Great Pyramid and pottery dating to that period. Yet there are no hieroglyphs inside the pyramids, nor have any bodies actually been found in these supposed tombs of the pharaohs, Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Theories have been formulated regarding star shafts embedded in the pyramids, water erosion and astronomical alignment. Who built them, and did the engineers who built them have knowledge of a map of the earth, and how could they know this without spotting it from space? What is the secret of the Sphinx?

Who Was Jesus

The Bible tells Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary, who was impregnated by the Holy Spirit and he grew up as the son of a simple carpenter in Galilee. Yet he became revered as the Son of God, the Messiah, the Savour and a religion was built up around him. What was the political landscape of Rome, Parthia and Judea at the time of Jesus’ birth? Who were his ancestors, including his parents, and does he fit the profile of a royal contender for the throne of Rome, eventually occupied by Vespasian – why was Jesus, the King of Edessa written out of history? Many questions sparking many debates are: Did he marry Mary Magdalene and who was she? Why would the son of a carpenter be bedecked in a royal purple cloak and what about his capability to perform miracles for example feeding the multitude of 5,000 with a few fish and loaves of bread? Is there actually a likeness of him?

The Deceptocene Era: Challenging Mainstream History

Ralph Ellis started as a software engineer, but moved into the equally technical spheres of mineral surveying, aviation, and palaeoclimatology, but always maintained and built upon the archaeological interests and research of his father. As a historian, Ralph has toured the Mediterranean for more than three decades searching for secular similarities and parallels between the apparently disparate disciplines of history and theology. And the research has been very fruitful with many new fundamental discoveries being made, mostly in Egypt, resulting in 13 books. Ralph has also sought to understand the design of the megalithic monuments from a purely scientific and engineering viewpoint. Nevertheless, his lateral analysis of the likely possibilities for the design of these great monuments is still very novel and highly provocative. He has also launched a series of lectures under the banner of Ralph Ellis Illumination on YouTube and his own channel Patreon.

His latest book: Shards of Illumination is a compilation of questions and answers most asked on his

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