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"In former times, the planets played a decidedly more important role in the imagination of the peoples, to which fact their religions give testimony. True, sun and moon were also numbered among the planet gods, but usually they were not the most important ones. Their enumeration among the seven planets sometimes startles the modern scholar, because these two luminaries are so much mor conspicuous than the other planets; the domination of Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, and Mars must startle us even more as long as we do not know what was displayed on the celestial scene a few thousand years ago." - Immanuel Velikovsky, Worlds in Collision, p. 301.

Ancient Knowledge of Modern Discoveries
by David Talbott

I can think of quite a number of things which were "known" in ancient times but that were not "discovered" scientifically until the rise of modern astronomy.  This includes the recentness of Saturn's ring formation, the fact that the planets were spheres, Mars as the source of meteorites, the recently-discovered "cometary" tail of Venus, knowledge of the relative sizes of planets, apparent knowledge of the bands of Jupiter, and (if I could be so bold as to assert as fact something not yet generally accepted), the electrical scarring of planets and their moons. This last I am going to address further in a response to Jim Acker:  I do not see any plausible way to escape the proof of electrical scarring when it comes to the unique rilles seen on bodies as diverse as Europa and the Martian moon Phobos.  What will (by implausible guesses) "explain" these highly unusual patterns in one context fails completely in another.  Lightning was the most popular weapon of the planetary gods.  Confirmation of the remembered events is sitting right in front of us, courtesy of NASA and space age exploration.  Only the inertia of prior theory will stand in the way of this recognition.

I must disagree, however, with the formulation of the question.  I don't think it is a matter of just finding things the ancients knew that were not "rediscovered" until the rise of modern science.  The evidence allowed should be much broader, since the ancients were not physicists. IF the hypothesized planetary interactions occurred, what are the  general physical markers we should look for THAT WERE NOT ANTICIPATED PRIOR TO MODERN ASTRONOMY?  While my personal opinion is that we have already found what we should be looking for (it's called the THE SPACE AGE PROFILE OF THE PLANETS) I believe there's an immense field for inquiry here. 

(Personally, I can not see how the longer scenario (3,000,000 year scenario rather than 10,000 years or less) could have allowed for the preservation of a pristine memory up to a few thousand years ago, then invite the wholesale fragmentation and distortion of the memory we observe over the course of a few additional centuries.  But these considerations will need to be explored from every vantage point, perhaps including vantage points we've yet to visualize.)

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