posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 12:18 PM
Just to reiterate what Byrd posted earlier, there is a city
that date's to around 9000-10000 yrs ago. And as i posted earlier with the
advances in marine archeaology there will no doubt be further discovery's (i hope). It is really the dating of these finds that is questionable.
Çatalhöyük, as far as i am aware is the oldest settlement/city of its size found to date, and being as this report from the OP is over 5 yrs old
and no new evidence has surfaced to confirm its validity i would not be holding my breath for any new data in the near future. Thats not to say that
it isnt an interesting find and worthy of discussion.
In regards to the flood theory's they are a mostly accepted view. Glacial lakes when they have burst are known to have caused massive flooding and
even contributed to climate change.There is also evidence of massive flooding in the Mediterranean due to volcanic eruptions, landslides and
earthquakes, purely natural occurances not some Biblical prophecy.
9,000 years ago, this place was home to one of the world's largest settlements!
At a time when most of the world's people were nomadic hunter-gatherers, Çatalhöyük was a bustling town of as many as 10,000 people.
The accompanying seismic sea-wave '...flooded in far over the land and overwhelmed the city and its surroundings, and the swell of the sea so
covered the sacred grove of Poseidon that nothing could be seen but the tops of the trees. A sudden tremor was sent by the god, and with the
earthquake the sea ran back, dragging down Helike into the receding waters with every living person.'
April 4, 2007—Were ancient Egyptian cities leveled by the massive volcanic eruption that may have inspired the legend of Atlantis?
Egyptian archaeologists Monday announced they had found traces of solidified lava on the Sinai peninsula while excavating an ancient fort. According
to Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities, the lava hails from Santorini, whose giant eruption 3,500 years ago
destroyed the Minoan civilization on nearby Crete.
A massive tsunami smashed Mediterranean shores some 8,000 years ago when a giant chunk of volcano fell into the sea, researchers say.
Mega floods are a natural occurance and can strike unexpectedly, thats why city's on shorelines are inundated. It is natural for us to locate
ourselves on shorelines to maximise the benefits of trade and food resources. It should be expected that there are city's that have been lost in
history that are buried in sediment just waiting to be discovered. That doesnt diminish how exciting these discovery's are.