PureInsight | March 25, 2002
January 16, 2002, BBC report: Oceanographic archaeologists have discovered a historic site from an ancient civilization in the Gulf of Khambhat off the Gujarat Coast, adjacent to the west coast of India. It is considered to have a history of nine thousand years and to be several thousands of years older than humankind’s previously known earliest ancient city.
The site was discovered by chance last year when oceanographic scientists of the National Institute of Oceanographic Technology were testing the severity of water pollution in the area. Their testing equipment received some strange signals, and so they placed two pieces of high sensitivity sonar equipment into the ocean to carry out detection of the source of these signals. To their surprise they discovered the historic site of this ancient city, nine kilometers square, sitting on the seabed. The artifacts discovered by the research staff at the bottom of the ocean include incomplete human teeth, animal bones, wooden artifacts and pottery fragments. Carbon dating has shown that these artifacts might have existed as long as nine thousand years ago. Pictures of the historic site showed that there are stairways, bathrooms and temples there.
People so have assumed the most ancient human city had developed in the valley of two rivers in Mesopotamia, between 4,000 and 3,500 B.C., while civilization in the valley of the Indus River appeared around 2,500 B.C. The new Indian finding negates people’s previous assumption. Archaeologists think it might possibly be a pre-historic civilization, which humans do not yet know anything about.
Looking back at the archaeological findings of the past years, we will surely notice that humankind’s understanding of the origin of humanity and the origin of human history and culture have been overturned, time and again, by new discoveries. Some theories, which have been widely accepted even until today, such as the Theory of Evolution, are actually unable to explain these new findings at all. People consistently use the old theories simply because of their inertia. More and more new discoveries are already reminding us: now is the time to open our eyes and understand ourselves and the world, anew.