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It is believed that the area was submerged as ice caps melted at the end of the last ice age 9-10,000 years ago
Originally posted by Evasius
The story according to the BBC webpage you've linked to is from Saturday, 19 January, 2002. Not sure why we never heard anything else about this in the past 5 years.
Maybe they found something vastly important & ground-breaking that it needed to be covered up.
Over 2000 "artifacts" have been retrieved from the bottom of the gulf. "Artifacts" resembling tools, human remains, pottery, jewels, even literature have all been recovered. Large blocks were discovered that could have been possible foundations for the twin-metropolis' that are said to exist in the Gulf. Such a city would not be impossible, but it would mean the discovery of the oldest civilization in the world, disproving the original theory that modern civilization originated in Mesopotamia (Modern Day Iraq).
Originally posted by duster
I have been trying to find other info on the subject and would appreciate any new links. I just can't help but believe that it is man made.
Originally posted by Esoterica
I think it should be pointed out that the actual article linked to is 5 years old. The study of the site is still ongoing, though.
A tell-tale warning sign is the lack of any scientific publication, and that the 'artifacts' in question have not been made available to outside investigators. We are simply told that scientific investigation confirmed their authenticity. The fact that the principle investigator is a geologist, not an archaeologist, also triggers alarm bells.
Originally posted by DDay
Say for example that this civilization were indeed over 9000 yrs old much older than we previously admit to existance of people or cities. As Grahman Hitchcock (sp) said it would literally cause a rewrite to everything we have been taught to accept as fact.
originally posted by tiranny22
Just a theory, but if the earth began to flood 9,000 years ago, and civilizations started to migrate to higher land, do you think the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu might have been their last strong hold if the waters continued to rise?