Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out wooly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.
Author and historian Graham Hancock made this argument in his book Magicians of the Gods. This interview with Hancock was originally published in October 2015.
When I eventually reach Graham Hancock’s house, I am late and out of breath. The amateur archaeologist lives in a grand slab of a place halfway up one of Bath’s lung-busting hills and I have been struggling with a bag full of his bestselling books.