Ignatius Donnelly: Trans-Atlantic Architecture

In fact, we might just as well go back to the theory of the philosophers of one hundred and fifty years ago, and say that the resemblance between the fossil forms in the rocks and the living forms upon them did not indicate relationship, or prove that the fossils were the remains of creatures that had once lived, but that it was simply a way nature had of working out extraordinary coincidences in a kind of joke ; a sort of ” plastic power in nature,” as it was called.


Trans-Atlantic Architecture

One of the heinous heresies committed by Ignatius Donnelly was to graphically highlight the numerous architectural similarities between the Old World and the New World.

These astonishing similarities [which the mainstream prefers to dismiss as accidental coincidences] include: obelisks, pyramids, burial mounds, ornamentation, roads, aqueducts, materials and construction techniques.

The Identity of The Civilizations of The Old World and The New


Plato tells us that the Atlanteans possessed architecture ; that they built walls, temples, and palaces.

We need not add that this art was found in Egypt and all the civilized countries of Europe, as well as in Peru, Mexico, and Central America.

Among both the Peruvians and Egyptians the walls receded inward, and the doors were narrower at the top than at the threshold.

The obelisks of Egypt, covered with hieroglyphics, are paralleled by the round columns of Central America, and both are…

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