(ORDO NEWS) — “They realized that people had rebelled and decided to exterminate them. Thousands of cougars came out of the cave and ate a man who prayed to the devil for help.
But the devil remained indifferent to their pleas. Seeing this, Inti, the god of the sun, wept. Her tears were so plentiful that in forty days the valley was flooded” – the legend of the Incas about Lake Titicaca.
Consider one anthropological hypothesis that allows for the possibility that prehistoric mankind had a high degree of technological development.
Some evidence suggests that ancient people seem to have created a technology that is much more advanced than we can imagine. To a large extent, this idea is supported by the discovery of dozens of ancient cities submerged under the oceans around the planet.
Incredible cases such as the Yonaguni structures off the coast of Japan or the submerged “Mega City” accidentally discovered off the northeast coast of Cuba continue to give researchers clues to what was once thought to be mere geographical mythology – tales of Atlantis, Mu, or the earth. Thule. Every few years, long-sunk finds support the hypothesis of a prehistoric empire.
A typical example of the archeological ruins described above was found in waters 120 feet deep at Kabai Bay, off the western coast of India. According to experts, a huge city, accidentally discovered during an investigation of environmental pollution, could have arisen about 9,000 years ago.
Using sonar, the researchers were able to identify geometric structures at a depth of about 120 feet. From this place they recovered building material, ceramics, parts of the walls, pools, sculptures, bones and human teeth. Carbon tests have shown that the age of these objects is 9500 years.
Prior to this find, anthropologists believed that there had been no civilization in the area prior to 2500 BC. Thus, this ancient city was even older than the Harappan civilization, which was once considered the most ancient in the subcontinent.
Another amazing event occurred in 1967, when the Aluminaut research submarine, capable of diving deeper than any other vessel of the time, accidentally discovered a “road” off the coast of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Discovered at a depth of nearly 3,000 feet, this road ran in a straight line for over 15 miles.
More surprisingly, the road was paved with a complex cement composed of aluminium, silicon, calcium, iron and magnesium. Despite its age, the road was free of debris thanks to an undercurrent that kept it clean.
This forgotten road turned out to be a worthy route, as the Aluminaut’s special wheels allowed the submarine to actually move along the mysterious highway.
Later, scientists who explored the area found a number of monolithic structures at one end of the road. What technology could build a long paved road that would remain in good condition for 10,000 years?
A more recent discovery of this kind occurred in 2004, when the same tsunami that hit the coast of Southeast Asia carried tons of sand from Tamil Nadu, India. The storm cleared years of dust, leading to the discovery of the mythical city of Mahabalipuram.
According to local legend, the city of Mahabalipuram suffered from a great flood that flooded it in one day 1,000 years ago, when the gods became jealous of its beauty.
Local residents said that six temples were covered with water, but part of the seventh remained on the shore. A team of 25 divers from the Archaeological Survey of India explored a vast area covered with man-made structures 15 to 25 feet underwater.
The extent of the submerged ruins covered several square miles up to a mile from the shore. Conservative estimates of the age of these structures range from 1,500 to 1,200 years, although some researchers claim that they appeared before 6,000 years ago.
Some scholars call them the archeological find of the century: structures accidentally discovered off the Japanese coast of Yonaguni represent ancient architecture in the form of columns, hexagons, stairs, avenues, arcades and even a step pyramid.
Although the most conservative hypothesis is that the Yonaguni structures are the result of seismic activity in the area, the exact angles of the stones and their placement in relation to each other suggest that the site may be the remains of a flooded city.
Evidence in favor of this view includes the chemical composition of chalk rocks (which do not occur naturally in this region), two holes about 6.5 feet deep near the buildings – which no archaeologist would dare to classify as a natural formation – and an oval-shaped stone, which does not seem to belong to the complex, but has a clear north orientation. The entire flooded city of Yonaguni is estimated to be at least 10,000 years old.
Maritime archeology has only become academic in the last 50 years with the advent of diving equipment. According to marine archaeologist Dr. Nick Flemming, at least 500 underwater objects have been discovered around the world containing the remains of various man-made structures or artifacts. According to some calculations, almost a fifth of these objects are over 3,000 years old.
Of course, some of these places were washed away by floods, but others may have ended up at the bottom of the sea as a result of tectonic shifts.
Since many of these places were originally built on solid, dry land, the Earth may have been geographically very different from what we know today. Likewise, these people may have come from a more distant era than what we understand as the dawn of civilization.
So, is our current civilization the greatest that mankind has ever known, or is it just one small pinnacle among many others in a cycle that stretches far into the distant past? The answer can be found at the bottom of our oceans.
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