The mystery certainly more than 3,000 year old. Found buried 20 ft. deep, with the use of magnetic mapping. Who were they? They were more advanced than the Maya and the Aztecs. But where they come from, why they vanished one day and where they went – nobody knows..
Traditional archeology doesn’t have the answers–but if you believe that man has always been advanced you can see where they may have come from. The problem is uniformism again. Materialists want so much to show a steady and inevitable progression from cave man to advancing man but.. Bible believers understand that man began building cities right from the beginning. Man lived in caves as a result of catastrophies like the flood..that’s why for example you can find art in the caves of Lascaux technically and artistically on par with art of today –where scaffolding was built to reach the higher walls and why technologically inferior civilizations can be found on top of older civilizations with superior technology–like the Olmecs. “Readers of my books, and especially of The Lost Realms, as well as of a previous article on this website titled “The Case of the Missing Elephant,” know by now that beginning with the discovery of a colossal stone head in 1869, an advanced civilization that preceded the Mayas and Aztecs of Mexico came to light. Its leaders and bearers were unmistakably black Africans. They were arbitrarily named by archaeologists “Olmecs”; and their embarrassing enigma — of who they were, and how they had come across the ocean, and why, was compounded by the timing of their arrival in the New World. Once it was conceded (very grudgingly!) that the ‘Olmecs’ did indeed represent the earliest or even Mother Civilization of Mesoamerica, the date of their arrival was at first set at about 250 B.C.; then at about 500 B.C.; then farther back and back, until 1500 B.C. was acknowledged. But I have argued for a date twice as old!” 3000 years is now accepted……– Sitchin