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'Mini-Pompeii' Found in Norway

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posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 05:29 PM

October 07, 2010

Norwegian archaeologists have unearthed a Neolithic “mini Pompeii” at a campsite near the North Sea, they announced this week.

Discovered at Hamresanden, not far from Kristiansand’s airport at Kjevik in southern Norway, the settlement has remained undisturbed for 5,500 years, buried under three feet of sand.

“We expected to find an 'ordinary' Scandinavian Stone Age site, badly preserved and small. Instead, we discovered a unique site, buried under a thick sand layer,” lead archaeologist Lars Sundström, of the Museum of Cultural History at the University in Oslo, told Discovery News.




Amazing that they found this under only three feet of sand. It is located between a river and sea
filled with shards of beaker-shaped vessels, many of which could be restored to the original state.
The pottery is dated approximately between 4000 – 3600 B.C.

It looked like the stone age settlers that left these pots and vessels had every intention of using them upon their return, but apparently something catastrophic happened before they could and obviously burid everything. It looks like the site was suddenly flooded, and covered with sand by the nearby river. There seems to be no signs of people, since they are still working on this find they may find evidence of that in the future.

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posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 05:39 PM
So its possible this civilisation was wiped out by flood
around 3600 years ago. Seems to fit in nicely with the
timeframe of Nibiru!

posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 05:46 PM
What is so amazing is that they didn't find this sooner since it was so close to the surface, as kids we dug holes in sand on the beach where I grew up deeper than three feet. The water table was very high and it filled up with water very quickly which made it difficult to built sand castles.

posted on Oct, 10 2010 @ 08:59 PM
Nice find.

Thanks for sharing. S & F

posted on Oct, 10 2010 @ 09:03 PM
reply to post by Julie Washington

Thank you Julie, hope to stay on top of this, could not find more information but will try to contact the Norwegian archaeologists, hopefully he can point me the right direction.

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