Mohenjo Daro Masacre

The Mohenjo Daro ‘Massacre’

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In the 1920s, the discovery of ancient cities at Mohenjo Daro and Harappa in Pakistan gave the first clue to the existence more than 4,000 years ago of a civilization in the Indus Valley to rival those known in Egypt and Mesopotamia. These cities demonstrated an exceptional level of civic planning and amenities. The houses were furnished with brick-built bathrooms and many had toilets. Wastewater from these was led into well-built brick sewers that ran along the centre of the streets, covered with bricks or stone slabs. Cisterns and wells finely constructed of wedge-shaped bricks held public supplies of drinking water. Mohenjo Daro also boasted a Great Bath on the high mound (citadel) overlooking the residential area of the city. Built of layers of carefully fitted bricks, gypsum mortar and waterproof bitumen, this basin is generally thought to have been used for ritual purification.

However, in contrast to the well-appointed houses and clean streets, the uppermost levels at Mohenjo Daro contained squalid makeshift dwellings, a careless intermingling of residential and industrial activity and, most significantly, a series of more than 40 sprawled skeletons lying scattered in streets and houses.  Paul Bahn (2002) describes the scene:

In a room with a public well in one area of the city were found the skeletons of two individuals who appeared desperately to have been using their last scraps of energy to crawl up the stair leading from the room to the street; the tumbled remains of two others lay nearby. Elsewhere in the area the ‘strangely contorted’ and incomplete remains of nine individuals were found, possibly thrown into a rough pit. In a lane between two houses in another area, another six skeletons were loosely covered with earth.

Numerous other skeletons were found within layers of rubble, ash and debris, or lying in streets in contorted positions that suggested the agonies of violent death.

A Violent Massacre

The remains of these individuals led many archaeologists at the time to conclude that these people all died by violence. Sir Mortimer Wheeler, who excavated at Mohenjo Daro in 1950s, believed they were victims of a single massacre and suggested that the Indus civilization, whose demise was unexplained, had fallen to an armed invasion by Indo-Aryans, nomadic newcomers from the northwest, who are thought to have settled in India during the second millennium BC.  Wheeler claimed the remains belonged to individuals who were defining the city in its final hours. He was so convincing that this theory became the accepted version of the fate of the Indus civilization.

However, many of his claims simply did not add up. There was no evidence that the skeletons belonged to ‘defenders of the city’ as no weapons were found and the skeletons contained no evidence of violent injuries.   Some archaeologists suggested that the influx of Indo-Aryan people occurred after the decline of the Indus civilization while others questioned whether an Indo-Aryan invasion of the subcontinent even took place at all.

Flood and Disease

An alternative theory was put forward that the city suffered extensive flooding and that people died off as a result of water-borne diseases such as cholera.  Recent investigations revealed considerable evidence of flooding at Mohenjo Daro in the form of many layers of silty clay. The Indus River was prone to change its course and through the centuries moved gradually eastward, leading periodically to flooding within the bounds of the city. Indeed, the massive brick platforms on which the city is constructed and the fortifications around parts of it seemed to have been designed to provide protection against such floods.  Conditions would have been ideal for the spread of water-borne diseases, especially cholera, although cholera epidemics cannot be proved to have occurred.

The conclusion that many mainstream archaeologists now make is that the ‘massacre’ victims from Mohenjo Daro were simply the victims of the natural tragedy of fatal disease rather than that of human aggression.  But this conclusion also has many holes – why did the remains of individuals appear in contorted positions, almost frozen at the very moment of death? Why did they appear to have been struck down suddenly? Surely if they died of disease their bodies would have been buried and not found scattered around the city?

Evidence of Atomic War?

There exist a growing number of ‘alternative archaeologists’ and researchers who have not settled for theories that do not satisfactorily explain the conditions of the skeletal remains and who have sought other explanations.  One such individual is David Davenport, British Indian researcher, who spent 12 years studying ancient Hindu scripts and evidence at the site where the great city once stood. In his book Atomic Destruction in 2000 B.C. he reveals some startling findings: the objects found at the site appeared to be fused, glassified by a heat as high as 1500°C, followed by a sudden cooling. Within the city itself there appeared to be an ‘epicentre’ about 50 yards wide within which everything was crystallized, fused or melted, and sixty yards from the center the bricks are melted on one side indicating a blast.  A. Gorbovsky in his book Riddles of Ancient History , reported the discovery of at least one human skeleton in the area with a level of radioactivity approximately 50 times greater than it should have been due to natural radiation. Davenport claimed that what was found at Mohenjo Daro corresponded exactly to what was seen at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

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But there is growing evidence of a time when the planets of our solar system were much closer, and fought one another with lightning-bolt weapons. And we may be seeing the return of such massive, cosmic lightning-bolts. Twenty six people, most of whom were not directly in the bolt's path, were recently killed by a single strike in India. An entire herd, over 300, reindeer were killed in Norway last year. In summer. Water in the ground was blamed for spreading the power of the electricity. Where were those Mohenjo Daro victims found? What was their orientation? Water has long been the key to 'the power of God'. This is what was going on in the contest between Elijah and the priests of Ba'al. The priests of Ba'al used electrically insulating dry wood and oil, thinking that this would make their sacrifice more flammable. Elijah used green wood and water. And all this took place atop a mountain, a natural lightning-rod.

It's all about electricity.

i think the place was blone up by a nuke from the future

Look up the Oklo Natural Nuclear Disaster. In Africa in 1972 there was a 'nuclear explosion' made by natural causes. It is a possible explanation.

"What is found here, may be found elsewhere. What is not found here, will not be found elsewhere."...The Mahabharata

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The Koran , quoting God’s angels, and God ASKS “How many nations have we destroyed before you?” . I am no scholar, but I know from reading it carefully years ago, that this is so. It is, however, a QUESTION.  It does not say that they, or any divine entity ever killed anyone. It is asking you, and you would have to prove that, such that if we continue to the Mahabharata, where there are detailed descriptions of Creation- even saying who created what, and continue into those areas of text in which Siva, Krisna and Rama and others are all involved in war and mass destruction, as in the Apocalypse, confusion arises.

All of these writings, and the ones in the Bible were written by human beings. All of them. There is NO record of the Buddha having written a single word. There is NO record of Jesus having written a single word, and it is quite clearly stated that the Ramayana was written down, and the Mahabharata, by ordinary human beings, such that nobody can say what is history, and what is science fiction of the time, or “Myth” as we now call it.

Our only planet is old. We have lived on it for millions of years , possibly for hundreds of millions of years.

There are ghastly irradiated sites at Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, but there are others in Kashmir, mentioned in von Daniken- temples where the levels of radiation are very high.

But if you examine objectively recent photographs from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the physical destruction of those cities was almost total, hardly any buildings left anywhere at all. This contrasts greatly with these Indus valley sites where there is no bomb destruction whatever, NONE, at least to the buildings. Yes, there burns and glassification, and this may indicate possibly historical use of weapons such as those mentioned in the Mahabharata. Or it may not.

There is a long tradition in Hinduism that there have been at least FOUR complete destructions of all life (known to them then) . But it is a tradition.

A human tradition, just like the human scriptures, written down by human beings, by storytellers attempting to understand creation in their own sweet ways.

Please dont let’s add any more to it!!

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