ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH 731

That day was full of shocks, – big shocks.

But I hardly suspected the news Ed would come out with…

"SUDDEN" APPEARANCE

At first I could not believe it; there was but one
pattern—the ‘sudden’ appearance of civilizations
worldwide. Five coincidences, or one pattern; call it
what you like.

1. There was Egypt. In the 3rd millenniumn B.C. Egypt
sprang into existence suddenly, fully developed—that is,
without transition from a primitive state, with a
fantastic ready-made high society.

In the remotest period of which there are records, Egypt
shows a level of civilization which is inexplicable. It
sounds crazy I know, but it’s a fact!

2. Take a look at Sumeria. The appearance around the same
time as Egypt of Sumerian civilization was likewise
sudden, unexpected and out of nowhere.

3. Then there was Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. They were the
key centers of the Indus Valley civilization. These also
appear to have suddenly sprung up with no clear-cut
traces of having evolved from primitive beginnings. Your
third coincidence.

4. And the Maya of Central America are in it, too. The
Maya go back to approximately the same time. And at the
outset of Mayan culture, their script was already perfect.

Four very odd coincidences. But there’s one more.

5. The megalith builders of northwest Europe appeared at
precisely the same time. The achievements they
demonstrated were identical, that is, the ‘simultaneous
discovery of Pythagorean triangles, a precise calendar, a
true compass-bearing for north, knowledge of the movement
of celestial bodies (possibly including knowledge that
the world was round) and a minutely accurate system of
measurement.

Well, what do you think? How was all this possible? So
many instant civilizations.

I took a map, encircled these suddenly appearing, ready-
made cultures and stared at them.

A COMMON ORIGIN?

Was there any connection between them?

I began to sift every available isolated piece of
information. Over the next few months the search would

lead through scores of countries.

Something told me there was a connection, though I knew
not where. As for a possible link between the "instant"
civilizations, eight clues emerged.

1. Symbols and hieroglyphics, identical worldwide, bore
the marks of a common heritage. Everywhere the
swastika, snake and sun combinations, as well as
numerous specialized and intricate glyphs were
repeated with no chance of coincidence.

2. Likewise, similar systems of writing were in use—
again all over the globe, even on isolated islands.
This was striking.

3. And languages had similarities. The older these
were, the more they resembled each other.
Practically all languages have connections through
both vocabulary and construction. In almost every
language are many words containing similar root
words or combinations beyond what mere chance would
allow. (Take, for instance, the names of the
constellations. I found these were substantially the
same whether in Mexico, Africa or Polynesia.)

4. The calendars of Egypt and faraway Peru both had
eighteen months of twenty days, with a five-day
holiday at year’s end.

5. I also took into account the great similarities in
buildings, not only in construction but in
astronomical alignment. Sphinxes in Egypt and
Yucatan; pyramids on every continent and on remote
islands; monoliths and stone circles also worldwide
and often quarried elsewhere in the world. I was
struck by similarity even as to original purpose.
The Tower of Babel was built (according to Josephus,
first-century Jewish historian) to provide shelter
should another Deluge destroy the earth. And
regarding the Toltec pyramids, the Mexican
chronicler, Ixtlilxochitl, states: "After men had
multiplied, they erected a very high ‘zacuali,’
which is today a tower of great height, in order to
take refuge in it should the second world be
destroyed." Now I ask you, without a common source,
why should the purpose be identical in Babylon and
Mexico?

6. Customs again were similar, as in burial,
mummification, circumcision, or in binding babies’
heads to produce an elongated skull. (The Maya,
Incas, Celts, Egyptians and Basques did this.)

7. Forms of religious observance bore more striking
similarities.

8. Finally I added to the list worldwide traditions of
early history. Traditions of a Garden of Delight, a
Golden Age, a global Flood, one original language, a
tower where sudden language confusion resulted in a
dispersal—clearly these bore the marks of a common
source.

Of one thing I was certain. The origins of cultures that
were so different and so widely dispersed could not
wholly be explained by borrowing and imitation.

The Russian poet Valeri Brussov seemed to express it
well:

"At the bases of the oldest cultures of mankind we must
look for a single influence… We must look back beyond
antiquity for an X, for a still unknown cultural world
that set the engine we know in motion.

“The Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Greeks and Romans
were all our teachers, but who were our teachers’ teachers?”

My attention was riveted. Here were several fully
developed cultures, apparently related, suddenly
appearing out of nowhere.

Well, how does one deal with such a discovery? I must
confess, my curiosity was exploding.

One more search was imperative. This time I had to track
down the common source of any footprints leading to these
cultures.

SOURCE OF THE FOOTPRINTS

Fortunately, after four to five thousand years, there
were prints still visible enough to read.

The evidence fairly tumbled out.

Language was the first clue. It was soon apparent that
root words in almost every language had their origins in
the Middle East.

Written signs added to the evidence. A single system of
signs used over an extensive area of the earth by the
Stone-writers originated likewise in the Middle East.

Anthropology provided another helpful clue. I discovered
that the best reconstructions by anthropologists located
man’s point of origin close to the center of the Europe-
Asia-Africa land mass.

Archaeological finds clinched it. Agriculture had spread
all over the world from, where else, but the Middle East
highlands. In every instance plants, shrubs and fruit-
bearing trees basic to survival and advancement came out
of the Middle East first. Botanical genetic studies
confirm the archaeological finds and leave no doubt.

There it was. Our beginnings were in the Middle East
highlands.

You ask, why did agriculture begin in the difficult arc
of mountains and highlands? Doesn’t it make you wonder?
Why was it not begun on the fertile, easily cultivated
plains and valleys?

That is a natural enough question. During my search I had
found other scholars expressing surprise at this most odd
discovery.

My archaeologist friend Ed Savage said to me, “Well, have
you considered a worldwide disaster? In fact, a worldwide
Deluge?"

"You don’t mean Noah’s Flood?" I snorted.

"Just that," clipped Ed. "It does shed some light on
things."

"Jonathan, don’t you see? Survivors of such a Deluge (an
event most scholars have overlooked) would still be in
the mountains. The lowlands were not yet dry enough
following the global Flood."

"And did you know, biblical sources not only point to
Ararat (Armenia) as the landing place of the Flood
survivors, but state that they landed ‘in the
mountains.’"

Ed unfolded a world map; I elbowed over it on the table.
He pointed out the pertinent areas.

"Artifacts uncovered suggest that settled communities
extended from the Americas in the west to Thailand in the
east by 2000 B.C. And overlaying that is a proven pattern
of high cultures from Spain to Pakistan."

I stared, somewhat intrigued, at the map. Armenia, the
dispersion point, lay almost precisely in the middle.


(I would later discover that other researchers had
reached a similar conclusion. As says Howells: "If we
look, first of all, for that part of the world which was
the hothouse of the races, we can make only one choice.
All the visible footsteps lead away from Asia. ")

"Ed," I asked, "could this perhaps be the key to your
five coincidences?"

"Oh, I hardly think so. How?"

I recited to Edgar the succession of discoveries made
since our last meeting.

1. Each of the first civilizations appeared suddenly,
already fully developed. (Ed’s find.)
2. A connection existed between them.
3. Their footprints led back to the Middle East
mountains.

The archaeologist thought a minute, eyes narrowed,
working through all the angles.

Gradually a smile formed on those weathered lips. "By
gum, man, you’ve hit it! Only one thing could explain
their high level of civilization. Those nations got their
heritage basically from the world that was wiped out in
the Deluge. They continued where the generation of the
biblical Noah left off!"

"Those Flood survivors must have carried sufficient
knowledge of the antedeluvian era to give a rapid start
to the new cultures that sprang up ‘out of nowhere’ soon
after."

He clicked his fingers. "And the timing. A few hundred
years—all it needed. The oldest civilizations appear just
long enough after the Deluge for a population density to
support a culture."

Of course we could hardly claim to be first. Sir Leonard
Woolley notched up a similar observation years before:


"It was confidently expected that the widely held view of
a gradual development would be proved, but the whole
evidence has been to the contrary; indeed, it has grown

to such proportions where we contact the most ancient
civilizations that we find the peak was reached soon
after the flood."

The sudden appearance of civilization is itself a
memorial to history’s one great catastrophe. More
importantly, the Flood is a historical event of
tremendous testimonial importance to modern man.

Our world conditions are similar – high technology,
population explosion, corruption and violence. Is there a
warning for us here?

GLOBAL ORDER FROM THE RUINS

It goes without saying that the small group of bewildered
survivors from the Deluge could hardly reproduce all of
the aspects of the pre-Flood technology.

Nevertheless they would have bequeathed to their
migrating descendants the information of which they had
personal or recorded knowledge.

We know that the very earliest grains show genetic
evidence of sophisticated manipulation; that is, they
were already uniform and highly specialized immediately
after the Flood.

In an attempt to reconstruct the antedeluvian technology,
the semblance of an integrated global civilization
emerged in various parts of the world. Its achievements
were astonishing; in some spheres, penetrating knowledge
which our science has scarcely begun to nudge.

Well, , you might already have that
astonishing report on ancient mysteries, Dead Men’s
Secrets …crammed full of surprises - more than 1,000 of
them.

Fiction couldn’t challenge your imagination more. And yet
there it all is, fact after fact, story after story,
about the lives and discoveries of a people thousands of
years ago.

Now naturally these exhibits will not be popular with
some people. The majority of the scientific community has
greeted them with deathly silence because of early
indoctrination in evolution. It tries to ignore them for
the sole reason that it cannot explain them.

Yes, you can seize the advantage – and get information
that will challenge your family and friends.

Just log into http://www.beforeus.com

Meanwhile, I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

Until next time,
Jonathan Gray

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

Please email me your questions. I am here to help
you with any questions on ancient mysteries. Just
email me at info@archaeologyanswers.com

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International explorer, archaeologist and author
Jonathan Gray has traveled the world to gather data
on ancient mysteries. He has penetrated some largely
unexplored areas, including parts of the Amazon
headwaters. The author has also led expeditions to
the bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and
desert regions of the world. He lectures internationally.
======================================================
ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH 731 That day was full of shocks, – big shocks. But I hardly suspected the news Ed would come out with… "SUDDEN" APPEARANCE At first I could not believe it; there was but one pattern—the ‘sudden’ appearance of civilizations worldwide. Five coincidences, or one pattern; call it what you like. 1. There was Egypt. In the 3rd millenniumn B.C. Egypt sprang into existence suddenly, fully developed—that is, without transition from a primitive state, with a fantastic ready-made high society. In the remotest period of which there are records, Egypt shows a level of civilization which is inexplicable. It sounds crazy I know, but it’s a fact! 2. Take a look at Sumeria. The appearance around the same time as Egypt of Sumerian civilization was likewise sudden, unexpected and out of nowhere. 3. Then there was Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. They were the key centers of the Indus Valley civilization. These also appear to have suddenly sprung up with no clear-cut traces of having evolved from primitive beginnings. Your third coincidence. 4. And the Maya of Central America are in it, too. The Maya go back to approximately the same time. And at the outset of Mayan culture, their script was already perfect. Four very odd coincidences. But there’s one more. 5. The megalith builders of northwest Europe appeared at precisely the same time. The achievements they demonstrated were identical, that is, the ‘simultaneous discovery of Pythagorean triangles, a precise calendar, a true compass-bearing for north, knowledge of the movement of celestial bodies (possibly including knowledge that the world was round) and a minutely accurate system of measurement. Well, what do you think? How was all this possible? So many instant civilizations. I took a map, encircled these suddenly appearing, ready- made cultures and stared at them. A COMMON ORIGIN? Was there any connection between them? I began to sift every available isolated piece of information. Over the next few months the search would lead through scores of countries. Something told me there was a connection, though I knew not where. As for a possible link between the "instant" civilizations, eight clues emerged. 1. Symbols and hieroglyphics, identical worldwide, bore the marks of a common heritage. Everywhere the swastika, snake and sun combinations, as well as numerous specialized and intricate glyphs were repeated with no chance of coincidence. 2. Likewise, similar systems of writing were in use— again all over the globe, even on isolated islands. This was striking. 3. And languages had similarities. The older these were, the more they resembled each other. Practically all languages have connections through both vocabulary and construction. In almost every language are many words containing similar root words or combinations beyond what mere chance would allow. (Take, for instance, the names of the constellations. I found these were substantially the same whether in Mexico, Africa or Polynesia.) 4. The calendars of Egypt and faraway Peru both had eighteen months of twenty days, with a five-day holiday at year’s end. 5. I also took into account the great similarities in buildings, not only in construction but in astronomical alignment. Sphinxes in Egypt and Yucatan; pyramids on every continent and on remote islands; monoliths and stone circles also worldwide and often quarried elsewhere in the world. I was struck by similarity even as to original purpose. The Tower of Babel was built (according to Josephus, first-century Jewish historian) to provide shelter should another Deluge destroy the earth. And regarding the Toltec pyramids, the Mexican chronicler, Ixtlilxochitl, states: "After men had multiplied, they erected a very high ‘zacuali,’ which is today a tower of great height, in order to take refuge in it should the second world be destroyed." Now I ask you, without a common source, why should the purpose be identical in Babylon and Mexico? 6. Customs again were similar, as in burial, mummification, circumcision, or in binding babies’ heads to produce an elongated skull. (The Maya, Incas, Celts, Egyptians and Basques did this.) 7. Forms of religious observance bore more striking similarities. 8. Finally I added to the list worldwide traditions of early history. Traditions of a Garden of Delight, a Golden Age, a global Flood, one original language, a tower where sudden language confusion resulted in a dispersal—clearly these bore the marks of a common source. Of one thing I was certain. The origins of cultures that were so different and so widely dispersed could not wholly be explained by borrowing and imitation. The Russian poet Valeri Brussov seemed to express it well: "At the bases of the oldest cultures of mankind we must look for a single influence… We must look back beyond antiquity for an X, for a still unknown cultural world that set the engine we know in motion. “The Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Greeks and Romans were all our teachers, but who were our teachers’ teachers?” My attention was riveted. Here were several fully developed cultures, apparently related, suddenly appearing out of nowhere. Well, how does one deal with such a discovery? I must confess, my curiosity was exploding. One more search was imperative. This time I had to track down the common source of any footprints leading to these cultures. SOURCE OF THE FOOTPRINTS Fortunately, after four to five thousand years, there were prints still visible enough to read. The evidence fairly tumbled out. Language was the first clue. It was soon apparent that root words in almost every language had their origins in the Middle East. Written signs added to the evidence. A single system of signs used over an extensive area of the earth by the Stone-writers originated likewise in the Middle East. Anthropology provided another helpful clue. I discovered that the best reconstructions by anthropologists located man’s point of origin close to the center of the Europe- Asia-Africa land mass. Archaeological finds clinched it. Agriculture had spread all over the world from, where else, but the Middle East highlands. In every instance plants, shrubs and fruit- bearing trees basic to survival and advancement came out of the Middle East first. Botanical genetic studies confirm the archaeological finds and leave no doubt. There it was. Our beginnings were in the Middle East highlands. You ask, why did agriculture begin in the difficult arc of mountains and highlands? Doesn’t it make you wonder? Why was it not begun on the fertile, easily cultivated plains and valleys? That is a natural enough question. During my search I had found other scholars expressing surprise at this most odd discovery. My archaeologist friend Ed Savage said to me, “Well, have you considered a worldwide disaster? In fact, a worldwide Deluge?" "You don’t mean Noah’s Flood?" I snorted. "Just that," clipped Ed. "It does shed some light on things." "Jonathan, don’t you see? Survivors of such a Deluge (an event most scholars have overlooked) would still be in the mountains. The lowlands were not yet dry enough following the global Flood." "And did you know, biblical sources not only point to Ararat (Armenia) as the landing place of the Flood survivors, but state that they landed ‘in the mountains.’" Ed unfolded a world map; I elbowed over it on the table. He pointed out the pertinent areas. "Artifacts uncovered suggest that settled communities extended from the Americas in the west to Thailand in the east by 2000 B.C. And overlaying that is a proven pattern of high cultures from Spain to Pakistan." I stared, somewhat intrigued, at the map. Armenia, the dispersion point, lay almost precisely in the middle. (I would later discover that other researchers had reached a similar conclusion. As says Howells: "If we look, first of all, for that part of the world which was the hothouse of the races, we can make only one choice. All the visible footsteps lead away from Asia. ") "Ed," I asked, "could this perhaps be the key to your five coincidences?" "Oh, I hardly think so. How?" I recited to Edgar the succession of discoveries made since our last meeting. 1. Each of the first civilizations appeared suddenly, already fully developed. (Ed’s find.) 2. A connection existed between them. 3. Their footprints led back to the Middle East mountains. The archaeologist thought a minute, eyes narrowed, working through all the angles. Gradually a smile formed on those weathered lips. "By gum, man, you’ve hit it! Only one thing could explain their high level of civilization. Those nations got their heritage basically from the world that was wiped out in the Deluge. They continued where the generation of the biblical Noah left off!" "Those Flood survivors must have carried sufficient knowledge of the antedeluvian era to give a rapid start to the new cultures that sprang up ‘out of nowhere’ soon after." He clicked his fingers. "And the timing. A few hundred years—all it needed. The oldest civilizations appear just long enough after the Deluge for a population density to support a culture." Of course we could hardly claim to be first. Sir Leonard Woolley notched up a similar observation years before: "It was confidently expected that the widely held view of a gradual development would be proved, but the whole evidence has been to the contrary; indeed, it has grown to such proportions where we contact the most ancient civilizations that we find the peak was reached soon after the flood." The sudden appearance of civilization is itself a memorial to history’s one great catastrophe. More importantly, the Flood is a historical event of tremendous testimonial importance to modern man. Our world conditions are similar – high technology, population explosion, corruption and violence. Is there a warning for us here? GLOBAL ORDER FROM THE RUINS It goes without saying that the small group of bewildered survivors from the Deluge could hardly reproduce all of the aspects of the pre-Flood technology. Nevertheless they would have bequeathed to their migrating descendants the information of which they had personal or recorded knowledge. We know that the very earliest grains show genetic evidence of sophisticated manipulation; that is, they were already uniform and highly specialized immediately after the Flood. In an attempt to reconstruct the antedeluvian technology, the semblance of an integrated global civilization emerged in various parts of the world. Its achievements were astonishing; in some spheres, penetrating knowledge which our science has scarcely begun to nudge. Well, , you might already have that astonishing report on ancient mysteries, Dead Men’s Secrets …crammed full of surprises - more than 1,000 of them. Fiction couldn’t challenge your imagination more. And yet there it all is, fact after fact, story after story, about the lives and discoveries of a people thousands of years ago. Now naturally these exhibits will not be popular with some people. The majority of the scientific community has greeted them with deathly silence because of early indoctrination in evolution. It tries to ignore them for the sole reason that it cannot explain them. Yes, you can seize the advantage – and get information that will challenge your family and friends. Just log into http://www.beforeus.com Meanwhile, I wish you a wonderful week ahead. Until next time, Jonathan Gray DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? Please email me your questions. I am here to help you with any questions on ancient mysteries. Just email me at info@archaeologyanswers.com --------------------------------------------- PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS --------------------------------------------- Did you enjoy this information? If you know someone who would find these facts interesting, Click the URL below now to email it to them, or copy and paste the URL below into your browser. http://www.beforeus.com You are welcome to put it on your own website exactly as it is, without change, including our email address. ====================================================== International explorer, archaeologist and author Jonathan Gray has traveled the world to gather data on ancient mysteries. He has penetrated some largely unexplored areas, including parts of the Amazon headwaters. The author has also led expeditions to the bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and desert regions of the world. He lectures internationally. ======================================================
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