Re: Theos-World Another Submerged City
Feb 04, 2002 12:22 PM
by Larry F Kolts
That's an amazing find! If you would, I'd like to see you post this to
BN-Study also. This would be a good scientific study to run along side of
our seven fold constitution study.
On Mon, 04 Feb 2002 19:32:55 -0000 "danielhcaldwell"
> (From: http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=1176)
> See also BBC News link:
> "The whole model of the origins of civilization with which
> archaeologists have
> been working will have to be remade from scratch..."
> Another Submerged City
> The remains of a huge underwater city off the western coast of India
> may force
> historians and archaeologists to radically reconsider their view of
> human history. It's believed that the area was submerged when ice
> caps melted
> at the end
> of the last ice age, 9-10,000 years ago.
> Marine scientists say archaeological remains disco
> vered 120 feet underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western
> of India
> could be over 9,000 years old. The vast city - which is five miles
> long and
> two miles wide - is believed to predate the oldest known remains in
> subcontinent by more than 5,000 years.
> The site was discovered by chance last year by oceanographers from
> National Institute of Ocean Technology who were conducting a survey
> pollution. Using sidescan sonar - which sends a beam of sound waves
> down to
> the bottom of the oce
> an - they identified huge geometrical structures at a depth of 120
> Debris recovered from the site - including construction material,
> sections of walls, beads, sculpture and human bones and teeth - has
> carbon dated and found to be nearly 9,500 years old.
> However, archaeologist Justin Morris from the British Museum says
> more work
> will need to be done before the site can be said to belong to a
> year old
> civilization, since there can be errors in carbon dating.
> in that part of the world there were no civilizations prior to
> BC. What's happening before then mainly consisted of small, village
> settlements," he says.
> Strong tides make investigations in the Cambay difficult. Marine
> led by the Madras-based National Institute of Ocean Technology are
> this problem by taking acoustic images off the sea-bed and using
> equipment to extract artifacts.
> The Indian Minister for Ocean Technology, Murli Manohar Joshi, says
> the images
> ndicate symmetrical man-made structures and also a paleo-river, with
> containing artifacts, such as pottery. Carbon dating on a block of
> brought up from the depths suggests it dates back to 7,595 BC. "We
> have to
> find out what happened then ... where and how this civilisation
> vanished," he
> The city is believed to be even older than the ancient Harappan
> which dates back around 4,000 years and is the oldest on the
> Although Palaeolithic sites dating back around 20
> ,000 years have been found on the coast of India's western state of
> before, this is the first time that man-made structures as old as
> 9,500 years
> have been found deep beneath the ocean surface.
> Marine archaeologists have used a technique known as sub- bottom
> profiling to
> show that the buildings were built on enormous foundations. Graham
> author of "Fingerprints of the Gods," says, "The [oceanographers]
> found that
> they were dealing with two large blocks of apparently man made
> Cities on this scale are not known in the archaeological record
> 4,500 years ago when the first big cities begin to appear in
> Nothing else on the scale of the underwater cities of Cambay is
> known. The
> first cities of the historical period are as far away from these
> cities as we
> are today from the pyramids of Egypt."
> Hancock feels this discovery could have a major influence on our
> of the
> ancient world. "There's a huge chronological problem in this
> discovery. It
> means that t
> he whole model of the origins of civilization with which
> archaeologists have
> been working will have to be remade from scratch," he says.
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