Evidence of The Great Flood – Real or a Myth? Part II
The story of a “Great Flood” is a widespread account shared by many religions and cultures around the world, and dates back to our earliest recorded history. From India to ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and even among North American Indian tribes, there is no shortage of such tales that often enough sound very much alike. Some of these stories truly sound so similar that one could wonder whether all cultures around the planet had experienced such an event.
To challenge this theory, at least until recently, anthropologists insisted that 10,000 years ago humans were way too primitive to have been aware of such an event. So, in essence, as there were no known civilizations around at the time that could have been affected by this natural catastrophe, the Great Flood story was thought to be a myth or a disaster that have taken place later in time, during our recorded history. Of course, as there are no clues of global cataclysms during our recorded history, this once more led to their eventual conclusion that the Great Flood was either a myth or a much smaller regional incident like the flooding of the Black Sea.
For many years, this was the general “logic” that dominated many academic minds and the greatest challenge to the Ice Age Flood theory, when this hypothesis was brought up.
NOAA archaeologist does underwater research using specially a constructed sled mounted with a high-resolution camera. Representational image. (Flickr/ CC BY 2.0 )
All this changed in 1994 with the archaeological discovery of Gobekli Tepe, a 12,000-year-old mega site in southeastern Turkey, as well as in 2002 with the discovery of a 10,000-year-old city found submerged under 130 feet of water off the coast of West India in the Gulf of Cambay. In this case, several generations of fishermen insisted on stories of an underwater city in that area, but their claims went unnoticed until the site was accidentally discovered during pollution survey tests conducted by India’s National Institute of Ocean Technology.
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There are similarities between the Hindu flood legend of Manu and the Biblical account of Noah. Here the fish avatara of Vishnu saves Manu during the great deluge. ( Public Domain )
With the use of side-scan sonar, which sends a beam of sound waves to the bottom of the ocean, scientists found huge geometric structures at the bottom of the sea, at a depth of about 40 meters (130 feet). Debris recovered from the site, including construction material, pottery, sections of walls, beads, sculptures, and human bones were carbon dated and found to be approximately 10,000 years old.
Scientists now estimate that this 26-square-kilometer (10-square-mile) city was sunken after the last ice age, when melting ice 10,000 years ago caused the oceans around the globe to rise significantly. This was an incredible find. Not only does this discovery help rewrite some of the early pages of our history, but most importantly, it confirms ancient testimony around the planet in regard to past lost civilizations (including that of Atlantis which, according to Plato, was drowned by the sea during this period).
Artist’s representation of Atlantis. Source: BigStockPhoto
Early Advanced Civilizations
In addition to the ancient city of Jericho, which long ago was established to have some of its structures date back to the 10 th millennium BC, we now have two additional remarkable discoveries that conclusively prove mankind had advanced much earlier in time than the scientific community was previously aware of. In light of these latest findings, is it possible today to assume that a worldwide flood, roughly 10,000 years ago, may have been the one our ancestors labeled as the Great Flood? Certainly we can.
The submerged city off the west coast of India, not only confirms that 10,000 years ago humans were more advanced and thus aware of this particular natural catastrophe, but it further proves that the rising waters, particularly between 8000 BC and 7500 BC, devastated those civilizations and destroyed all evidence of their existence.
Photo of ancient sculpture submerged beneath the Red Sea. (Flickr/ CC BY-SA 2.0 )
In a study published in Current Anthropology (December 2010), titled “New Light on Human Prehistory in the Arabo-Persian Gulf Oasis,” Jeffrey Rose, an archaeologist and researcher with the United Kingdom’s University of Birmingham, pointed out that sixty highly advanced settlements arose out of nowhere around the shores of the Persian Gulf about 7,500 years ago.
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These settlements featured well-built stone houses, long-distance trade networks, elaborate pottery, and signs of domesticated animals. With no known precursor populations in the archaeological record to explain the existence of these advanced settlements, Rose ultimately concluded the dwellers of these new settlements were those of displaced populations who managed to escape the Gulf inundation around 8000 BC.
‘The Deluge’ by Francis Danby, 1840. ( Public Domain )
As more and more evidence points towards such an assumption, is it so difficult to imagine that such a worldwide cataclysm could have been what erased our early history? If not, how else can we justify the rise of several advanced civilizations around the planet which, since the dawn of our recorded history seem to mysteriously appear out of thin air? Overnight, these people turned out to be masters of architecture, astronomy, and somehow possessed incredible technological skills that neither historians nor anthropologists can quite explain. Is it possible that due to the lack of tangible evidence, early scholars failed to make the connection and to recognize that many of these people had advanced thousands of years earlier and prior to the Great Flood?
Is it so difficult to accept that the incredible megalithic structures and technological achievements of our early recorded history were essentially part of an earlier “renaissance" era that began once the rise of the oceans ended?
Christos A. Djonis is author of the book “ Uchronia? Atlantis Revealed ”.
Featured image: The Deluge (1834). ( Public Domain )
Since the 1800’s mainstream scientists have had an arrogance that they alone hold the only knowlegable answers to all questions. They have approached what they condiser to be lesser civilisations either current or historical as unlearned savages who only know myth and madeup unscientific views of the world. Because of this arrogance that they are superior they attribute all race memories to imagination and mark it as mere fiction.
This first comes from a racial bias, that these who lived so long ago were uncivilized, that they were less intelligent, that they because they are less than a mainstream PHD have absolutely no reasoning powers. Indeed this bias is taught in our learning institutions. Only those from our school our little click are right. That other schools of thought haven’t a clue of what is right; that idea because we didn’t originate it must be squashed’ we need to go to the length of preventing that so-called scientist because he isn’t from our heady society from being able to even get his ideas published.
Hollywood hasn’t helped with its stereotype native holding a spear wearing a loincloth standing next to his obviously superior in intelligence while the native just grunts. Natives have always been protrayed as ignorant, dirty, unintelligent, sneaky, and ungodly.
But does mainstream even consider what it was like 10,000 years ago? Do you really think humans had time to sit around and invent fiction? My personal opinion of our former selves is that if we knew today even a 10th of what they knew we would be humbled. That ancient man knew very well the difference between a comet or a flock of birds blocking out the sun. Their very existence depended too much on correct observations. And when they did write something down, no matter a petroglyph or lanuage, does anyone think they spent their precious time going through the tedious process of making clay tablets and incribing them just so they could have a best selling ficional account?
Its time we stop calling everything ancient a myth or a fable or fiction. These people were eyewitnesing and recording what they saw as accurately as they could. Stop looking at things through the eyes of Hollywood and mainstream corkscew lenses and see these accounts for what they really were.
Official Science=Pseudoscience in very many basics. They deceive us about extraterestrials, that there are not official contact, that people, groups of people who had seen UFOs,..are only charlatans,...though even Romans (Julius Obsequinus-Liber Prodigorum, Titus Livius,..) wrote books about sightings of UFOs, extraterrestrials in Roman Empire time. They lie us about ancient history,..that there wasn't advanced civilisation before 5000 years, or older. though we have 8000-10000years old Jericho, 12000 years old Gobekli Tepe, submerged Maltas temples, Dvaraka,..and many artefact which doesn;t fit to official dating, to technological level for that time. They lie us about human souls,.that nothing such exist, that there is only flash,..thoug many had experiences from after death, clinic death time. Or there are many,..I have such two friends who after Joga training were outside their bodies. Even american pilots who were during, after training on centrifuges unconscious,..found themeself on particular time behind their bodies. They lie us about who are the richest, that it is Gates, Slim or sultan from Brunei,..though nearly everybody know that Rotchilds, Rokefelers own banks, funds, that they earned mony even on Napoleon wars, 1st.,2nd World wars,..and have 10-50x more money ,..than Gates,.. and so on, so on,..
"Native" people of south and central america also have oral traditions that tells about a great flood;
And there are many others, basically each one of the fourteen etnic groups living today in Xingu reserve in Brazil has their own account of the flooding.
Accounts about the Deluge in south american "native" societies:
H.Staden 1974-(1557): 174,
J. de Léry 1974(1578): 165-6,
A.Thévet 1953(1575): 39-40,43-45
and also on the letter from Pero Vaz de Caminha to the King of Portugal D. Manuel.
Tupi-Guarani Account - "Sumé and the global deluge"
Sumé is the name of an ancient entity of Tupi’s mythology. He is a white man.
His description varied from tribe to tribe. Would have been among the Indians before the arrival of the Portuguese and have them would broadcast a series of knowledge, such as agriculture, fire and social organization. His children have been Tamandaré and Ariconte, which would have caused the worldwide deluge.
The ancient native brazilian mythology talk about a worldwide deluge.
There is allways a pseudo-science guy that must make us laugh and giggle.
The Great Flood,..what happened cca 11500 before us stayed depicted in many myths, legends, or in serious texts,... (Enuma Elish,Popol Vuh, Mayan codexes, Bible,...). There is exact depiction how n that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. So flood lasted nearly 1 year. There are also some hints, direct descriptions that responsible was planet X-Nibiru comming to perihelia. I calculated from ancient sky maps (senmut astronomical map, funneral banner of markisa Tai,..),..that Nibiru (from-floodgates of the heavens) has perihelia cca 100-400 milions km from Sun, so nibiru gravitationaly sucked watwers from South hemisphere-oceans (springs of the deep ) on North on particular time, shifted poles,..even overturned Earth. When Nibiru was far enough from perihelia after cca 10 months water receeded.We are now in half time of precession cycle (26000 years-Earth axes spinning motion period-also period of more distant Nemesis,..what existance probably astronomers Mike Brown with Konstantin Batigin also partly proved recently). I have also detailed astronomical depiction on ancien carpet,.prob. Atlantean or Pre-Atlantean origin pattern,... There is depicted cca till 20 years of Nibiru arrival from cca constelation Orion to perihelia on sky map. There is depicted also final part of how Nibiru is sucking oceans to gigantic flood. All astronomicaly precise on sky map. senmut.webs.com/orioncarpetandmilagro.JPG Pavel Smutny