posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:26 PM
The idea that ancient civilisations somehow had connections with ET in the sense aliens built the Pyramids etc, has long amused me. It is well
established in archaeological circles, that the 'grandeur' of the Egyptians etc captures the imagination. The structures are glamourous. Less
glamorous archaeology like digging up ancient cities doesn't get the coverage it is due. However most archaeologists acknowledge that ancient Egypt
was not the advanced Society that somehow is accredited with being the first real civilisation.
The plains of Turkey as described pre-date Egyptian society by thousands of years. What is not generally known and is often supressed by the Church,
is that the Black Sea is 300 feet deeper than it was some 7400 years ago, where before, it was a giant freshwater lake, with a surrounding 12 mile
(ave) fertile plain. This flooded at the rate of 6ft per day and flood waters roared across it, forcing the residents to flee.
That event gave rise to the Biblical Flood myth and indeed, the known world did flood. But by no act of God. What is now the Bosphorus was a land
bridge holding back the rising Mediterranean. Eventually breaking through under the sheer weight of water, the Black Sea was inundated by sea water.
This is known, as the now sea bed, is encrusted with a species of freshwater snail still endemic to the great estuaries opening into the Black Sea.
Ballard of Titanic fame used his submersible in the 1980s to discover that Turkish lakeside plain strewn with Neolithic villages, still intact,
Pompeii style. The Soviets knew this on their side, but suppressed it until communism collapsed and people were free to exchange info'.
300ft down, the water is deoxygenated, allowing vulnerable materials like wood to be preserved for accurate carbon dating. What astounded
archaeologists then, was large quantities of linen. This meant vast areas of Flax must have been cultivated, proving organised agriculture on a
massive scale was taking place. Also confirming developed technology of weaving looms. These peoples far pre-dated anything in the Nile valley &
Those surviving the 'Biblical' flood dispersed into Europe and southwards into the south eastern Med' area. The knowledge carried by these people
almost definately kick started agriculture and technological advancement in what is now the general Middle East area.
Female deities are rife in ancient Med' cultures. The coming of organised religion as we know it killed off females in favour of males dominating the
leadership scene. In some cultures, the high priests would publicly castrate themselves to demonstrate loyalty to the female ruler.
This act was frequent in lands now also under the Med', on the plain between modern Tunisia and Sicily. Before the Med' started to fill with
meltwater, there was a giant freshwater lake on that plain, central to which was a powerful city ruled by women, which traded across the region.
Eventually, it submerged under the rising sea - but suddenly. Science has established that a sudden sea rise took place at that time and forced the
Bosphorus breach, by an influx of water from Canada. The retreating ice created a lake covering most of Canada, which ruptured the ice wall holding it
back as melting weakened it. A smaller breach occured too in the Baltic. That was the sudden 'sinking' of great cities. But, they didn't sink, the
sea rose. Tunisian fishermen still trawl up large clay pots from this area and use them as Octopus traps.
The science is there as is the archaeological evidence and gradually it is all marrying up. Much to the annoyance of the Christian churches. Noah's
Ark would have been nothing more than a boat built of straw, not wood.
Those studying languages believe the tongue spoken by the Black Sea people was proto Semtitic. And Gilgamesh's travels support this too. He crossed
the Bosphorus in a straw vessel with a submerged 'sail' (a rope and sack of rocks) to exploit currents.
[edit on 22-1-2010 by ScottX]