Chinese professor: There were no ancient western civilizations; just modern fakes made to demean China

A Chinese professor claims that the Egyptian pyramids, the Parthenon, and other remnants of ancient civilizations in the West, were all faked by Western scholars in order to fabricate an ancient history, and diminish the glory of China.

Hong Kong News outlet Hong Kong 01 is just one of many Chinese language media who reported on the farcical claims after Professor Huang Heqing broadcast one of his lectures live to the internet recently.

While ultranationalist conspiracy theories are not rare in China (or indeed, in any other country), what makes this story even more bizarre is that Huang teaches in the School of Arts and Archeology at Zhejiang University – one of the oldest, most selective, and prestigious universities in China.

Huang Heqing, professor at zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Huang Heqing stated in his lecture that from the 19th to 20th centuries, the West was rampantly forging historical and cultural relics, and spending huge sums of money everywhere from the Mediterranean to India, fabricating fake ancient artefacts.

The Pyramids of Khufu, and the Great Sphinx of Giza, were made of concrete, and constructed in the 19th century, Huang claims.

“A well-known French chemist and material scientist conducted physical and chemical analysis on the Khufu pyramid in the 1980s, and confirmed that other than a small amount of natural stone, it mostly consisted of concrete,” says Huang, referring to the controversial theories of Joseph Davidovits, who posits that the Egyptians built the pyramid using a limestone-based cement invented thousands of years before the Romans invented concrete.

“Another materials scientist from the United States came to a similar conclusion,” Huang says.

“In addition, the stones at the bottom of the Pyramid of Khufu have a “lip shape”, which is obviously a sign they were cast,” Huang said. “The ancient Egypt we know today is actually a fairy tale fabricated by the Western orthodox historians since the 19th century.”

Artists depiction of the Sphinx in 1802 compared with picture today
An artist’s depiction of the Great Sphinx of Giza compared with an actual photograph today proves that the Sphinx was constructed in modern times, according to Huang’s theory.

Western scholars elevated the status of ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Indian civilizations at China’s expense, Huang argues.

The intention of this vast occidental conspiracy in fictionalizing these three civilizations to appear to be older than Chinese civilization was to “weaken the glory of Chinese civilization. Chinese civilization is more ancient,” Huang said

The now 63-year-old Doctoral supervisor obtained his first degree, majoring in French, at the People Liberation Army’s Luoyang Institute of Foreign Languages, studied Western Art History at Zhejiang University, and eventually gained a PHD at the The Sorbonne, University of Paris. Huang has been a professor at Zhejiang University since 2000.

The Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University ranks among the top three in China, and its motto is: “Seeking Truth, Pursuing Innovation.”

Professor Huang’s theory is truly innovative, and he claims that he can prove his theory with pictures.

Huang said that he had found (online) the sketches of Denon, the first curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris, and others who were part of a delegation of scientists on Napoleon’s 1798 expedition to Egypt. They published pictures in Description of Egypt after they returned home. Both show that the pyramid was built on a land of hills and gullies, completely different from the landscape we see today.

A artist’s depiction from 1809, used by Huang Heqing in a lecture denouncing western history as a fabrication.

“Whether it is the pyramids and the Sphinx in Egypt, or the Parthenon Temple in Athens, they are all actually modern forgeries by Western countries, with the purpose of “depreciating Chinese culture,” Huang emphasized.

“This is a historical conspiracy, so I have to make a stand for rectification for Chinese culture.”

“The West is always making up history and falsifying ancient relics. The main purpose is to belittle Chinese civilization. I want to justice for Chinese civilization!”

The lecture is just a small part of his efforts to “reverse history”. In the past few years, he has been committed to correcting the “mistakes of the West”.

If Huang’s were only one voice, well may people laugh the story off, but unfortunately, Huang is only one member of a school of thought developing in China which aims to re-write the history of the world to put China at the center.

Huang wrote the preface for the book “The Fictitious History of Western Civilization: Research on the Ancient and Modern West Copying China” (虛構的西方文明史–古今西方「復制中國」考論), published in 2017. In this book, author Zhu Youzhi asserts that “Primitive Europe was brought into the “civilization of the world” by China, from which it obtained writing, navigation, technology, economy, bureaucracy, democracy, philosophy, and history.

In the book “Fictitious Ancient Greek Civilization,” published in 2015, author Dong Binsheng, claims that ancient Greek civilization does not have any credible philology or archeologically credible proof.

The history of ancient Greece is a cultural movement. This movement began around the 14th century, Dong argues. Rather than a “Renaissance” of classical western civilization, the Age of Enlightenment was a product of contact with Chinese civilization.

In “The Source of Civilization and the World of Great Harmony” (2012), author Du Gangjian explains how human civilization originated in the southwestern region of China, and ancient Chinese people moved westward, creating ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

What all these books have in common is that world history as we know it is merely a Western fabrication. There were no ancient civilizations outside of China. Civilization is a Chinese characteristic, and others only became civilized after coming into contact with China. Therefore, today’s “world civilization” is Chinese in origin, and in nature.

Cover picture: Jean-Baptiste Auguste Leloir, Homère, 1841

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46 thoughts on “Chinese professor: There were no ancient western civilizations; just modern fakes made to demean China

  • February 12, 2021 at 3:13 pm
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    All I can say is that he is a brilliant idiot

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    • February 12, 2021 at 9:50 pm
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      It will be really interesting if experts can review the construction materials and forensic analysis of all famous ancient structures and remains around the world, irrespective of religious and fairy tale stories about those structures. I guess there may be a need to see both sides of the coin.
      Asia certainly has older history of civilisation and construction over Europe.
      Regards.
      Salahuddin Ahmad
      Pakistan.

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      • February 13, 2021 at 11:13 pm
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        Yes, we must seriously relook at all those facts and fables from the European conquerors, colonists, marauders and scholars alike. About time we wake up and find out the truth and not continued being spoon-fed with debris or half-truths. ⅞

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        • February 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm
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          The Chinese making these claims are either lying or incredibly stupid and ignorant. The west has overwhelming evidence of its ancient civilizations. Such stupid chinese claims are as stupid as claiming the world is flat or that the moon is made of cheese.

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      • February 14, 2021 at 8:48 pm
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        soo.. then the CCP wiped out the indigenous people of the Americas as they were already there before the nords and Spanish.. weird flex but ok..

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    • February 12, 2021 at 11:46 pm
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      Since when Egypt, India or Mesopotamia are western countries? First, don’t make stupid assumption before read some books, and to think the moron who said this is a professor, what did he study in his college? Diapers? Every single country got their unique cultures, china can’t just deny the other countries’ existence. And China is not the only country in the world. And don’t say that in front of the world, everybody would think whoever says that is narrow minded.

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      • February 14, 2021 at 9:05 am
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        I agree totally with all that you say here but would personally like to add that historical facts whichever way they lean are just historical facts. To claim the word civilisation is a strange thing though, when your countries culture seems to defy the very essence of the word, civilised.

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    • February 13, 2021 at 6:49 am
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      This proves that one can have the best education the world has to offer but still be…… stupid.

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      • February 14, 2021 at 9:21 am
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        Unbelievable. Such arrogance. Not really interested, but he better prove his points. To prove Ancient Egyptian as Western civilization is a lil bit of a stretch though.

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    • February 14, 2021 at 8:02 am
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      China is the number one producers of fake items. No doubt that there is also a fake professor behind this products like him who is making accusation, to make their fake history more real than the others…

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    • February 16, 2021 at 1:13 pm
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      Or just a plain old idiot

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  • February 12, 2021 at 3:46 pm
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    The Chinese professor with PHD ( Permanent Head Damage ) is hallucinating ! Egypt Pyramid of Khufu has been modern concerete casted ? Haha …. Is this the quality of Chinese Scholars in China ? Blinded by arrongance ?
    China Chinese Culture and Ancient Civilizations was acknowledge around the globe and the west as one of the most superior civilization mankind has ever accomplished. Period.
    But to say that western ancient civilization is fake ?
    The Chinese professor really deserve his titile of PHD or Permanent Head Damage.

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    • February 14, 2021 at 5:46 pm
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      Absolutely true. Because of too much arrogance and greed of china. Even the minds of their professors are too corrupted and mentally ill people..

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  • February 12, 2021 at 5:56 pm
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    First someone invents the Homeric epics the Illiad and the Odyssey (and all their derivate works like the Aeneid and the Divine Comedy), then invents the ruins of Troy AND then let someone like Schliemann start digging – ALL in some few years with the purpose of degrading China. Without anyone in the European cultural elite objecting to this? Sure.

    That Huang Heqing grew up during the Cultural Revolution, where those that couldn’t doublethink were executed, explains a lot of his “reasoning”.

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    • February 12, 2021 at 8:45 pm
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      on the contrary most of china know how were stolen from neighbouring india and took it as their own..still continues with their expansionist mindset till today grabbing areas around them..and continue to generate lies and ccp propaganda

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    • February 12, 2021 at 8:46 pm
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      china fake claims fake history all ccp propaganda

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      • February 14, 2021 at 8:59 am
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        As my dearly departed father would gleefully have opined ” The man is an educated idiot. “

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    • February 14, 2021 at 6:03 am
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      Yes this is true, this will follow: all of the continent s, including Philippines and Taiwan, Burma, and all lands in Asia belongs to us, Chinese imperial army

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  • February 12, 2021 at 11:11 pm
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    I will paraphrase my recent Twitter post herein: “Wonderful! We now have confirmation we aren’t the only ones who have people with fermented bean curd for brains.” If I didn’t get it right….. I’ve thought we don’t have enough archeology digs all over the world. Had the silly thought we may have evidence going back 10,000 years or more. According to one item I had come across recently, there were habitations in Jordan, Syria that where 12,000 plus years old.

    I’m certain there’s evidence in China pointing to over 10,000 years old habitations (not my field) but from what I’ve read many sites are destroyed over time – a reuse of materials, &c. or even deliberate erasure a’la Carthage. Perhaps the good Professor can find these? Just a thought….. PS – my use of “habitations” is alluding to gatherings of more than single family, &c. Thank you.

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    • February 13, 2021 at 3:17 am
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      This professor is racist ultrsright. He is blinded by prejudice. Some one should take him to look at the pyramids and greek o roman civilization and ask him are the mummies china dolls.? He should be brought to courtcase to prove what he says like what happend to Eric Von Deniken. However I do agree that chinese civilization has impacted upon Europe and mideast via Arab Muslims in the middle ages not before. Gautama Buddha was chinese not Indo nepalese .

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    • February 14, 2021 at 12:32 am
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      Hahaha coming from a chinese who knows nothing but to copyand make fake things, oh wait is he even a professor check his diplomas it might be fake, it made in China hahaha

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    • February 19, 2021 at 10:53 am
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      It is a valid question. The romans used to do concrete better than what we can do in modern days. And it solves the mistery of how they where built so precisely with so primitive tools

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  • February 13, 2021 at 12:28 am
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    Why would the West promote Africa (Egypt) and the Middle East (Sumeria, Babylon) as the earliest civilizations? Clearly Greece, then Rome developed from them, just follow the Latin alphabet. If you’re inventing civilization from scratch why not make Europe central to the story from the start? Asia certainly needs to be written into the world histories more, but this is ridiculous. The books cited above need to be translated and then refuted point by point by talented undergraduates ASAP.

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  • February 13, 2021 at 1:05 am
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    I proclaim these statements to be made by a fake professor

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  • February 13, 2021 at 2:50 am
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    Fun fact: china isn’t ACTUALLY a country all the people there are paid actors and their history were fabricated

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  • February 13, 2021 at 10:04 am
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    yes they were concrete but ancient concrete 8000 to 10000
    year old concrete the theory posits that the pyramid was made using high technology and advance construction technic.One of the technic is use inthe construction of the current tallest building in the world.

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  • February 13, 2021 at 5:52 pm
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    Why so much uproar on this simple assertion of an individual? You can laugh at or ponder for a while on his assumption. After all, history is a something written by the victors and it changes, constantly, with development of a society. What is “TRUTH” is really difficult to find when nationalism, patriotism and unnecessary pride prevail over fact.

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  • February 13, 2021 at 8:46 pm
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    When archaeologists dig up china a thousand years from now, they will find remnants of factories and warehouses that were once filled with fake poop, cheap plastic items and half arsed construction materials – because the US wanted the chinese to make them, and the chinese being lemmings with no independent thought of their own – did what they’re told and made them LOL. China is filled with cucks

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  • February 13, 2021 at 10:11 pm
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    Rediculus. When Chinese built their 1st Kingdom, Egyptian Pyramids had been ancient monuments. Chinese copied their culture. Shame Chinesr.

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  • February 14, 2021 at 12:33 am
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    Hahaha chinese hahaha

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  • February 14, 2021 at 12:45 am
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    Was the phrase – “Delusions of Grandeur” developed or invented in China too ?!

    Was the term Psychotic Grandiosity also developed or invented in China ?!

    An American friend of mine, summed up the Great Chinese Civilisation as follows :

    Perfecting the Art of picking up two buckets of faeces with one stick’ and one grain of rice with two sticks !!!

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  • February 14, 2021 at 12:52 am
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    Why not?

    If Joe and Kam think they won
    and
    East European-Turkic Yiddish folk think
    Palestine is theirs by some small god
    then this is just as true.

    The prof is telling you we can
    make things up like you.

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  • February 14, 2021 at 2:41 am
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    To think the Western Nation’s had the capability of constructing the wonders of India, Egypt, or Mesopotamia is outrageous and extremely disrespectful. The difference between the Western Powers and China is one acknowledging they have systemic issues of racism, xenophobia, sexism, and queerphobia, and the other outright does not.

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    • February 17, 2021 at 6:37 pm
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      That is a fine way of setting the scene; the West is aware of many of it’s failures and discusses them in embarassing plain sight while China covers up. I’ll save the wording – thanks!

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  • February 14, 2021 at 3:27 am
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    I’ve been asserting lately that the CCP is just the 21st century version of the 1930s – 1940s German Nazi Party. Just replace German with Han Chinese. Genocide, Han ethnic nationalism – hell, downright Han supremacy, dreams of territorial expansionism, and a massive military buildup, it’s all there along with appeasement polices from the world democracies. And the nazis also tried to rewrite German and world history, just like this article says is now happening in China. I just hope this won’t result in another world war to depose this despicable regime.

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  • February 14, 2021 at 4:34 am
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    what a karen is that guy that motherfricker

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  • February 14, 2021 at 5:30 am
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    Conspirationist!

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  • February 14, 2021 at 7:04 am
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    If you mean poops on streets and eating bats are considered as civilization I’d rather time travel and live in stone age.

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  • February 14, 2021 at 10:39 am
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    I didn’t know that China was into cancel culture spirit.

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  • February 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm
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    If this goes unchallenged in China it will really make Chinese academia look bad. There are crackpots, and even nationalistic crackpots around the world, but usually their institutions take some actions to distance themselves from rubbish.

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    • March 8, 2021 at 1:11 am
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      Too late. Their research is full of hoaxes. When it comes to the scientific community, they don’t even bother with Chinese papers. There’s way too much fakery in them.

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  • February 28, 2021 at 3:53 am
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    we need to prepare for the future war !! The enemy is clear !!

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