According to Dahl, the Denisovans had “high speed drilling,” and he knows this because—and try to follow this—the pyramids were built by advanced technology and the Egyptian gods invented such technology; therefore, the Denisovans were technological sophisticates who were mistaken for gods. This is the gigantological version of the ancient astronaut theory. He goes on to bring in all the greatest hits of ancient astronaut and lost civilization theories, from the supposed high tech construction of the Great Pyramid to allegations of ancient Egyptian light bulbs, and even the long-discredited claim from Zecharia Sitchin that the cartouche of Khufu found in the relieving chambers above the Great Pyramid’s King’s Chamber are fraudulent. He even repeats the claim that the pyramid is at the “center of the earth’s landmass,” a claim first made by Charles Piazzi Smyth in 1864, but wrong even then, as I noted in 2012.
He bases all of this on a line from a 2010 Time magazine article, which quoted researcher Johannes Krause on the discovery of Densiovan bones:
“The fossil was found with modern technology and ornaments, including a very beautiful bracelet,” he says. “It’s a big step to argue that the Denisova hominin created them — if you find a Coca-Cola bottle near a mummy's tomb, you don’t assume that the mummy invented Coke. But the coincidence is tantalizing.”
Dahl goes one to offer what seems to be a fake quote from Diodorus Siculus to support the idea that the Egyptians came from elsewhere. This quote is popular on mystery-mongering sites, but it doesn’t appear in Diodorus so far as I am able to tell:
The Egyptians were strangers, who, in remote times, settled on the banks of the Nile, bringing with them the civilization of their mother country, the art of writing, and a polished language. They had come from the direction of the setting sun and were the most ancient of men.
Diodorus actually says the following in 1.10: “When in the beginning the universe came into being, men first came into existence in Egypt, both because of the favourable climate of the land and because of the nature of the Nile.” Humans, he said, were indigenous to Egypt.
Oh, and Dahl then descends into crazy racist ideas by arguing that the Egyptians had four races, over which ruled the “Nordic” people. “The divine kings, the ‘Gods’, of Egypt were often depicted as white skinned, blond, blue eyed and very tall people with Caucasian features and a long skull.” He recognizes that this is a problem because it’s racist to say it, but he neatly solves this by arguing that the “Nordic look” is actually a sign of Denisovan heritage—that Nordic people are literally a separate and superior species!
Some speculate that the Egyptian pharaohs were a total different species than human beings. […] Our archaic cousins the Denisovans were genetically distinct from both Homo Sapiens and Homo Neanderthal but is believed to have interbred with both. A cross between a tall Cro-Magnon and Denisovans could have produced a very tall homo species with a very long skull!
[...] The mummies of the pharaohs that are found show fair skin, blond or reddish hair, and blue eyes. Not exactly Egyptian! The Nordic people of the time did not have those Nordic features either - we have to move to where the Caucasian rase [sic] came from; The Caucasus Mountains! Oh yeah, we are very close to the Denisova cave now!
These giant white super-gods failed in the end because they interbred with too many small non-white people and lost their brain power as each generation grew smaller and lost skull size and brain capacity. As a result, they instigated a catastrophic pole shift that wiped them out, commemorated as the Great Flood. Somehow this is all related to global warming, Nikola Tesla, and the 2012 Maya apocalypse.
They really ought to have disclosed Dahl’s beliefs on Search for the Lost Giants. I’d think that having on a man who argues that a Nordic elite ruled over non-white people because they are the descendants of a separate and superior species of godlike super-geniuses ought to be enough to disqualify him from the History Channel. He joins the long line of individuals who have expressed racist and anti-Semitic views but have nevertheless received exposure on History’s fringe shows. Frankly, you’d think someone at Prometheus Entertainment (the producer of Lost Giants) would have learned something from the last time this happened—just a few months ago—when In Search of Aliens accidentally endorsed convicted anti-Semite Jan Van Helsing as a serious researcher in the glorious achievements of Nazism. Now we have Lost Giants endorsing a man who argues, in effect, that white people are a separate and superior species.