With the recent concern over the threat of a possible World War III being waged with nuclear weapons, one has to wonder if we are once again repeating the errors of not only our past, but the blunders of ancient civilizations that came long before us. Evidence supports that our current weapons of mass destruction are very similar to weapon technology that may be the cause of some past civilizations mysteriously disappearing.
On February 16. 1947 the New York Herald Tribune ran an article about some unusual archaeological anomalies that had surfaced. They explained that when the first atomic bomb exploded in New Mexico, the desert sand turned to fused green glass. When digging began in the ancient Babylonian Euphrates Valley (current day Iraq), archaeologists uncovered a layer of agrarian culture 8000 years old, and a layer of herdsman culture much older, and a still older caveman culture. Under the caveman culture there was a layer of fused green glass.
Scientists speculated that fused glass could be caused by powerful lightning strikes during thunderstorms and this is what must have happened. The problem was apparent that this did not explain why whole areas of the desert had a uniform and a circular;y distribution pattern of green glass. They also tried to explain it away as the aftereffects of a very large meteor impacting the desert which generated enough sufficient mechanical energy to fuse the glass. The problem with this theory was that meteors leave craters and there were none.
Researchers were left with the only other astounding conclusion—the area had to have experienced blasts caused by nuclear and thermonuclear detonations in some long fought ancient atomic war. Atomic explosions are normally air bursts whose tremendous heat fuses the silica of desert sand and dirt, leaving green glass. This is exactly what happened in the desert of New Mexico when they first tested the atomic bombs that were later used on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.
If you think this discovery is a onetime anomaly, then think again. There is further evidence that atomic weapons were once deployed against Ancient Egypt, the Near East, and the Indian sub-continent. In the Southwest Egyptian desert, near the borders of Libya, Chad, and Sudan, there is sea of the same fused green glass, known as “The Libyan Desert Glass.”
In 1996, in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Italian mineralogist Vincenzo de Michele spotted an unusual yellow-green gem in the middle of one of Tutankhamun’s necklaces. The jewel was tested and found to be glass, but intriguingly it is older than the earliest Egyptian civilization. Geologists traced its origins to unexplained chunks of glass found scattered in the sand in a remote region of the Sahara Desert. But the glass is itself a scientific enigma. Pieces of Libyan Desert Glass weighing as much as 16 pounds are found in an oval area measuring approximately 130 by 53 kilometers. The clear-to-yellowish-green pieces are concentrated in sand-free corridors between north-south dune ridges. No one knows how it got there or what made it. Ancient texts may provide some answers to this mystery…
The Ramayana and Mahabharata, ancient Hindu epics that are said to originate more than 24,000 years ago, describe massive “fireball” weapons from the sky during a war with the Rama Empire and “Atlantis.” Consider these verses from the ancient Mahabharata:
“…a single projectile charged with all the power of the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as the thousand suns rose in all its splendor… a perpendicular explosion with its billowing smoke clouds… …the cloud of smoke rising after its first explosion formed into expanding round circles like the opening of giant parasols… ..it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, which reduced to ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas. …The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. The hair and nails fell out. Pottery broke without apparent cause and the birds turned white. After a few hours all foodstuffs were infected… …to escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves in streams to wash themselves and their equipment.”
Modern mankind had never heard and/or experienced such horrific descriptions until the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Yet they accurately describe the effects of an atomic explosion and radioactive poisoning which makes hair and nails fall out. In light of this, these Hindu epics may not be as mythological as some people think. In the ancient remains of the India city of Mohenjo Daro, archaeologists found clear evidence of vitrification by intense heat. Human skeletons lie in streets of stone, oftentimes holding hands with each other or engaged in normal human activity. Something must have taken them surprise and caused them to be burnt and fused with the molten stone.
Skeptics tried to dismiss the evidence. David Davenport, a British Indian researcher, spent 12 years studying ancient Hindu scripts and evidence at the site where the great city once stood. In his book Atomic Destruction in 2000 B.C. he reveals some startling findings: the objects found at the site appeared to be fused, glassified by a heat as high as 1500°C, followed by a sudden cooling. Within the city itself there appeared to be an “epicenter” about 50 yards wide within which everything was crystallized, fused or melted, and sixty yards from the center the bricks are melted on one side indicating a blast. A. Gorbovsky in his book Riddles of Ancient History, reported the discovery of at least one human skeleton in the area with a level of radioactivity approximately 50 times greater than it should have been due to natural radiation. Davenport claimed that what was found at Mohenjo Daro corresponded exactly to what was seen at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Davenport’s theory was met with intense interest from the scientific community. Nationally known expert William Sturm said: “the melting of bricks at Mohenjo Daro could not have been caused by a normal fire,” while Professor Antonio Castellani, a space engineer in Rome said: “It’s possible that what happened at Mohenjo Daro was not a natural phenomenon”.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, the modern-day “father of the atomic bomb,” was known to study the ancient Hindu and Vedic texts. Upon the first atomic test detonation, Oppenheimer was asked if this was indeed “the first” nuclear explosion. His significant response was, “Yes, in modern times.” Later when Oppenheimer saw the destruction his work had caused upon the people of Japan, he remarked that it brought to mind words from the holy book, Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” He would eventually come to express a deep wish to see all atomic weapons banned and the end to future nuclear wars.
There’s that old proverb: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Are we doomed to repeat the past, again?? With the world’s growing nuclear arsenal, you would think this would be a deterrent to anyone thinking about a “first strike” nuclear war. But today, we live in a world of extremists who shoot now and think later, if at all. God help us all.
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