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Gold discovered near Varna is about 3000 years older than the pyramids in Egypt; professors prove the cradle of western civilization developed along what is today Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
An image of the Black Sea as it might have looked like before the Flood A sensational hypothesis by a Bulgarian professor and two American scholars is about to shed unexpected light into the historical theories of humankind origin.
According to the aired version, the ancient civilization of the Kimerians which emerged and developed on the Black Sea coast near today Varna was the predecessor of the Sumerian culture which developed in the East after the Flood which is dated to have happened about 8000 BC. Those of the Kimerians who stayed in what is today Bulgarian land, later grew into the culture and civilization of the Thracians. The hypothesis is backed by solid facts and research results.
The authors of the hypothesis are Prof Petko Dimitrov, leader of Marine Geology and Archeology Department in the Institute of Oceanology with the Bulgarian Academy of Science in Varna and the eminent American scholars William Ryan and Walter Pitman from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in the University of Columbia.
The scholars' suggestions are based on the comparative analysis of Neolithic findings discovered near Varna and Durankulak, both in northeastern Bulgaria as well as underwater research in the mouth of the Provadiya River, northeastern Bulgaria. Prehistoric settlements were discovered there underwater. All these facts are more than suggestive that the nowadays Bulgarian Black Sea coast might have once been the cradle of the civilization which in Neolithic times colonized the European Mediterranean coasts and reached today Portuguese Atlantic coasts.
According to recent metallographic analyses carried out by engineers and archaeologists from Varna, the first tools which helped humankind go out of the cave were manufactured near Varna. The first tools found there are by centuries older than those discovered in Egypt and the Middle East. Another proof of this theory is the famous Noah's plate which Prof Petko Dimitrov discovered in the Black Sea in 1985. The most precious about the plate are the 27 unscripted symbols, which according to experts may turn out to be the oldest human script. The contrast study of the symbols and the Sumerian script shows similarity between the two.
The scholars also studied the gold findings from Varna Copper Age necropolis unearthed in 1978. This gold is by about 3000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids and evidences for the oldest civilization on the Bulgarian lands.
So far it was believed the metal founding and forging first appeared in the so-called Fertile Crescent ? the lands between the Nile Rive mouth, through Palestine and hills of Anatolia and the mountains between Iran and the Caspian Sea. The metal works found there of these ancient times are two handfuls. A truck cannot hold all the prehistoric metal objects discovered in Bulgaria. The metal works from the Crescent were made of virgin metal the moulding of which did not require special skills. The metal tools discovered in Bulgaria are products of a developed technical skills like metal forging and moulding in complex closed patterns.
The ancient Bulgarian calendar is based on observations of Jupiter (Yankul) and the Sun and is more precise than the modern Western calendar in use today. Under the ancient Bulgarian calendar system, the year had 364 counted days and 1 uncounted day, totalizing 365 days. Every four years, an extra day was inserted and corresponded to the summer solstice. The year was divided in 4 quarters, 52 weeks and 13 months, of which the 13th consists of only 1 day (New Year's Day) and it corresponded to the winter solstice. Therefore, every year, the same date always falls on the same day of the week. This calendar is considered by UNESCO to be the most accurate calendar known.
The calendar was a circle composed by twelve constellations, named after real or mythological animals, and it was used to follow the movement of the sun but most of all of Jupiter (Yankul: the master of time).
In the ancient Bulgarian chronology, there are periods of 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 30, 47, 50, 53, 300, 600, 4332, etc. ancient Bulgarian years that are used both as denominators and intervals of time. The longest one is of 6328 ancient Bulgarian years. It is mentioned in the fragmentary inscription of Khan Omurtag and refers to the year 823 AD. The text consists of 14 lines, probably the concluding part of a contract between Danube Bulgaria and the Eastern Roman Empire. The inscription is carved with beautiful letters on a marble stone most probably from the capital town of Pliska. Here is what it reads:
“[…of the ruler] the name is [Khan Omurtag Juvigi]. The year of the appearance of the true god was 6328. They made a sacrifice and they swore in the written in the books [mutual contracts]…”
This historic source may be accepted as a proof of the early beginning of the chronology of the Bulgarian calendar. According to the counts of the famous Bulgarian historian Professor Vassil Zlatarski the beginning is the year 5505 BC. Therefore, we can calculate that the year, 2001 AD, is the year 7506 of the ancient Bulgarian chronology. Thus, the Bulgarians are the people with the most ancient system of measuring time – a fact, which indicates their early civilizing force.
Originally posted by Jomina
What a great find, and if it pans out to be proven true, could really open up the history books to be rewritten!
I've always thought that the sumerians could not have been the FIRST, but a buildoff of older civilizations which had been advancing for years. It's pretty logical to think that they built up their civilization off of what had come before them, just as we have been doing all along.
So, essentially, the civilization in bulgaria was developing, then the black sea flooding occurred, and they fled into the middle eastern areas? Am I thinking that correctly?
The Mayans started their super civilization only 1000 years B.C., meaning more than 3000 years later than the Proto-Bulgarians already used their sophisticated calendar. In spite the fact that there were settlements 10,000 years BC in the same lands, where the Mayans created their civilization, nothing happened until 600 BC, when they suddenly started to build pyramids, use mathematics, astronomy, etc., just out of the blue.
What happened between the 10th millennia BC and 600 BC, and how the Mayan smarted up so brilliantly, to leave a superior civilization, including the famous calendar?
What is very interesting, is that the names of most of the Mayan
Pre-classical settlements, and classical periods, are ending in the word «can», like the Kukulkan, or «khan».
Guess what: Khan was the superior title of the Bulgarian aristocracy – from 6th Millennia BC till 9th Century AD. The forth day in the calendar (k'an) is also very similar to khan.
Itza – the name of the most ancient Mayan people, means in Proto-Bulgarian (itzhi, itzi) – holy. No wonder that the Itza people built one of the greatest holy buildings in Chichen Itza.
Many other parallels could be drawn. I leave that to the historians and linguists to sort it out.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
The evidence is far from conclusive that there was catastrophic flooding from the Bosporous into the Black Sea. There's evidence of a submerged organized society, but there's also evidence of such societies in coastal areas around the Mediterranean. They are areas that have featured human populations for millenia. Aquaculture sites are found in Africa, Australia and Europe. Naturally, wherever we live we leave evidence.
Not to dismiss Dimitrov, Pitman or Ryan's findings, but it's worth pointing out that they have sought to prove a cataclysmic flood in the area for some years. Dimitrov's 'Noah's Plate' is an undated, unidentified artifact that could be from any number of cultures and ages. It's presented as being evidence of an unknown proto-language, however there is little consensus. Pitman & Ryan have long supported the idea. Byrd would likely know, but I'm sure they've been connected to some flaky concept elsewhere. They may be associated with Creationism...not sure.
That sea-level rises had an influence on the lives of the related populations isn't under question...it's the claim that a major flood dictated the course of human history. Other studies indicate moderate sea rises...here and here. The National Geographic covered the idea of a 'Black Sea Flood'..."Noah's Flood" Not Rooted in Reality, After All?
Whereas Ryan suggests that agriculture was spread from this one 'civilization' there's evidence of agriculture occurring independently in Africa, China, India and areas of Europe. It seems inevitable that wherever humans settle, they'll begin to exploit wild seed crops and ultimately begin farming them.
The OP article is a speculative adventure in National politics. The underlying claim is that Bulgaria independently surpassed Egypt in technology 3000 years earlier. Coincidentally, the article is from a Bulgarian website written by (what appears to be) a Bulgarian journalist.
BUMBA: From the Bushongo in the Congo comes BUMBA, the African Creator God of Vomit. Yes, vomit.
In the beginning, all was dark. Then out of the darkness came BUMBA, a giant pale-skinned figure. He was not feeling well. In fact he had not been feeling well for millions of years. He was lonely, and the unbearable solitude was making him ill.
Troubled by a ballooning bellyache, he staggered, moaned and vomited up the Sun. Light burst forth into the Universe — and he choked out the Moon. The stars came next and then, with a tremendous effort, he threw up the planet Earth. We do live in a very sick world.
This nauseating display was brought to a triumphant conclusion when, as an encore, he vomited forth nine animals, an assortment of humans, and a pile of diced carrots.
Exhausted from his labors, he sat and watched as the nine creatures multiplied. After a while, they had evolved into every living thing on Earth. Which goes to show that Creationism and Evolution are both right.
Apart from a pesky critter named TSETSE-BUMBA, all his creatures were friendly and respectful. His loneliness abated and finally he was content.
Then BUMBA's three sons appeared. NYONYE-NGANA, CHONGANDA and CHEDI-BUMBA added the finishing touches and thus the world was made. BUMBA spoke kindly to his human creations before ascending to Heaven, never to be seen again. So far as we know, his stomach has never troubled him since
Originally posted by ZenOnKwalsky
reply to post by Kandinsky
So what if the Bulgarians speak about those fantastic discoveries??
There is tendency to diminish role of certain nations/tribes in our heritage. Let them speak from time to time...
Maybe to You only the big nations like Germans or Anglosaxsons are authorised to do that...and the Jews of course...
Are you jocking, dude. Germans were ruled by Bulgars and Türks, and Scythians, and beaten by Bulgarians allmost in all conflicts. The initial word for "Germans" is NIEMETC = mute. Bulgarians created 20 Empires and 56 states in both Europe, Near East and Asia. Bulgarians had world´s most accurate Calendar (more precise than todays in use), etc. You can never compare "Germans". Bulgarians can be PROUD of their history.