PureInsight | August 13, 2001
1.5 The catastrophe 65 million years ago:
Sixty-five million years ago, the earth was a world of dinosaurs. Scientists estimate that dinosaurs lived on the earth for as many as 140 million years, and they have found some evidence of human beings coexisting with dinosaurs. In the riverbed of the Raluxy River in Texas, people found some footprints of dinosaurs that existed in the Cretaceous period. Archaeologists were amazed when they found 12 fossils of human footprints only 18.5 inches away from the footprints of dinosaurs. Furthermore, one of the human footprints overlaps with a dinosaur footprint. Scientists cut the fossils, and found that there were some traces of compression in the section under the footprint, which proved that this fossil couldn’t have been counterfeited. And in the same terrain nearby, scientists found a fossil of a human finger and a man-made hammer.
In a cave in Peru, people found thousands of artworks made of stones that dated back to 200 million years ago. There are surprising pictures on some of them: a pilot was operating a strange flying object above a herd of dinosaurs, and some people were attacking the dinosaur with axes!
Obviously, highly developed human beings once coexisted with dinosaurs. Scientists have found that dinosaurs died out suddenly 65 million years ago, a fact that still cannot be explained. A possible explanation would be that a catastrophe happened at that time and destroyed the human civilization and most species of animals, including the dinosaurs.
1.6 The city of Mohenjodaro was destroyed because of suddenly raised temperature.
The site of the city of Mohenjodaro was found in the valley of the Indus River in today’s Pakistan. The excavation began in 1920, but hasn’t finished until now. But from the part that has been excavated, it has been revealed that people at that time had achieved a highly developed culture comparable to the modern cosmopolitan culture. Houses were built with fired bricks. And in every household, there was an all but perfect drainage system. Water from upstairs toilets could be passed from pipes in the wall into the sewers, and there were access points in the sewers for regular cleaning! Furthermore, some households were even equipped with special rubbish bins so that they could discard rubbish from upstairs.
Many human remains were found in the site of the city. These people were not buried in the tombs but looked like they had died suddenly. One of the excavators said: “Obviously, all of them died suddenly because of some kind of abrupt change.” Some people have proposed some explanations such as epidemic disease, attack, and group suicide, and the like. But none of them could have killed all the people instantly.
An Indian archaeologist found some traces on the bodies that showed that they had been heated to a very high temperature. Scientists said they might be victims of a volcano eruption or even a prehistoric nuclear war. It can be confirmed that the ruin of the city and the death of its inhabitants were caused by suddenly raised temperature.
1.7 Site of Tiahuanaco in South America
From the site of Tiahuanaco, which lies on the boundary of Peru and Bolivia, scientists excavated many fossils of flying fish, shellfish, and other marine animals. They also found that Tiahuanaco was a harbor with well-designed docks, one of which could accommodate hundreds of boats all at the same time. However, this ancient harbor with an estimated history of 1700 years has ascended to a plateau 4000meters above sea level! It can be presumed that this harbor had been destroyed or abandoned because of intense shifts in the continental plates.
1.8 Ancient sunken cities in the Mediterranean
Egyptian and French archaeologists found several ancient cities sunken on the bottom of the sea near the harbor Alexander in Egypt. It has been estimated that these ancient cities had been built in the 6th or 7th centuries B.C., during the period of the Pharaohs. Their names were often mentioned in Greek tragedies, travelogues and myths. This was the first time evidence was found to prove their actual existence.
When the archaeologists dived to the sea bottom, they were shocked by what they saw: perfectly preserved buildings, magnificent temples, pretty modern harbors and huge statues exhibiting the life of that time. Whole cities frozen in the remote past! Judging from these underwater cities, citizens of these Pharaonic metropolises lived well. In order to enjoy life, they built spacious and bright houses with meticulously designed ventilation system, toilets and bathrooms, and also built large-scale open-air amusement parks and perfect urban drainage systems.
These cities were suddenly destroyed at the peak of their prosperity over one night 1200 years ago. Why did they perish so suddenly?
Archaeologists presume that an intense earthquake could have destroyed these cities. This earthquake might have happened in 7th or 8th century AD, because the coins and treasure found by the divers were all of the Byzantine period. Archaeologists tried to describe what happened on that disastrous night some 1200 years ago: a huge earthquake tore the city into parts, and a deep abyss appeared in the central area of the cities. Water ejected from the crack to the sky, swallowing streets, buildings and people instantly. More and more water surged into the cities, and the earth went deep into the sea. Soon the cities disappeared from the surface of the sea. Countless lives were buried at sea; almost nobody could have escaped from this disaster. (to be continued)