• #WildIntersections
    June 22 #WhoIsTheMan who #fearsTheLORD? He will #instructHim in the way he should #choose. #Psalm25:12

    A mother #cat, #kitten on her #back, tried #crossing #NewYorkCity’s #intersection of 42nd #Street and #Broadway. #Storms of #traffic #filled the #crossroads with #chaos. The #motherCat #repeatedly #startedAcross, then #retreated after a couple of #steps. A #policeman suddenly stepped into the #maelstrom, and made #NewYork City stand still as the cat and her #kitten #crossed. The #animals had no idea that all the #authority of that huge #metropolis #symbolized in the #officer’s #badge—had been #mobilized on their behalf. #OfficersBadge #officerBadge #PoliceBadge


    #GodsPromise to #instruct us in #theWayWeShouldChoose means He mobilizes #HeavensAuthority and #resources to help us in life’s #wild #intersections. https://mailchi.mp/2161e1650108/his-image-452549?e=9cbe669f39 #YHWH #JesusChrist #Lord #God #Promises #DailyDevotion #Devotion #Devotional #DailyDevotional #BibleStudy #GodsWord #Psalm #Psalms #Inspirational #Protection #dailyinspiration #dailymotivation #victory #motivation #motivationalquote #inspiration #imagine #news #success
    #WildIntersections June 22 #WhoIsTheMan who #fearsTheLORD? He will #instructHim in the way he should #choose. #Psalm25:12 A mother #cat, #kitten on her #back, tried #crossing #NewYorkCity’s #intersection of 42nd #Street and #Broadway. #Storms of #traffic #filled the #crossroads with #chaos. The #motherCat #repeatedly #startedAcross, then #retreated after a couple of #steps. A #policeman suddenly stepped into the #maelstrom, and made #NewYork City stand still as the cat and her #kitten #crossed. The #animals had no idea that all the #authority of that huge #metropolis #symbolized in the #officer’s #badge—had been #mobilized on their behalf. #OfficersBadge #officerBadge #PoliceBadge #GodsPromise to #instruct us in #theWayWeShouldChoose means He mobilizes #HeavensAuthority and #resources to help us in life’s #wild #intersections. https://mailchi.mp/2161e1650108/his-image-452549?e=9cbe669f39 #YHWH #JesusChrist #Lord #God #Promises #DailyDevotion #Devotion #Devotional #DailyDevotional #BibleStudy #GodsWord #Psalm #Psalms #Inspirational #Protection #dailyinspiration #dailymotivation #victory #motivation #motivationalquote #inspiration #imagine #news #success
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  • #NoRetreat
    May 2 #Restore to me the #joy of Thy #salvation, and #sustain me with a #willingSpirit.” #Psalm51:12
    Listen to #todaysDevotional

    #God #neverGivesup on #HisChildren! I #wonder how many of us might #admit “I thought #God had given up on me. There was a #moment when I had gotten so far away that I no longer felt the #intimacy I once had with God. But He just kept on #pursuing me and #helped me #recapture #lostGround.”

    How #thankful we should be for this #basic #truth: God wants to bring #His #children back to #Himself #regardless how far they have #retreated, or how much #ground they may have #surrendered. https://mailchi.mp/87d046297d61/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452297?e=9cbe669f39 #YHWH #DailyDevotion #DailyDevotional #Devotions #DailyDevotions #Devotion #Devotional #BibleStudy #JesusChrist #Jesus #Christ #NeverSurrender #NeverRetreat #NeverGiveUp #GalaxyQuest #TakeAStand #StandYourGround #DontBackDown #success #motivationalquote #dailymotivation #inspiration #motivation
    #NoRetreat May 2 #Restore to me the #joy of Thy #salvation, and #sustain me with a #willingSpirit.” #Psalm51:12 Listen to #todaysDevotional #God #neverGivesup on #HisChildren! I #wonder how many of us might #admit “I thought #God had given up on me. There was a #moment when I had gotten so far away that I no longer felt the #intimacy I once had with God. But He just kept on #pursuing me and #helped me #recapture #lostGround.” How #thankful we should be for this #basic #truth: God wants to bring #His #children back to #Himself #regardless how far they have #retreated, or how much #ground they may have #surrendered. https://mailchi.mp/87d046297d61/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452297?e=9cbe669f39 #YHWH #DailyDevotion #DailyDevotional #Devotions #DailyDevotions #Devotion #Devotional #BibleStudy #JesusChrist #Jesus #Christ #NeverSurrender #NeverRetreat #NeverGiveUp #GalaxyQuest #TakeAStand #StandYourGround #DontBackDown #success #motivationalquote #dailymotivation #inspiration #motivation
    No Retreat
    God delights in restoring power and harmony to our lives.
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  • ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH 768

    Bells That Ring Under The Sea.

    During storms, so it is said, the bells of lost churches have been heard pealing as the sea currents surge through the bell towers.

    Lost churches under the sea? Bells under the sea?

    Have you read about that great city Dunwich? In the days of the British King Alfred Dunwich in East Anglia was a bustling town and in Henry II’s reign had a royal palace. Among sailors and merchants its market was known all over Europe.

    Dunwich was so important, it used to return two members of parliament.

    Imagine this great city being slowly but surely swallowed up by the greedy sea. In 1347, more than 400 houses and as many shops and windmills were engulfed. When Drake was fighting the Spaniards, scarcely a quarter of the fine old city was left.

    At last all that remained of Dunwich were the cracked and battered walls of the Church of All Saints, which for years hung poised on the very edge of the cliff – and then one day crashed into the sea beneath.

    The low cliffs are still crumbling away by 5 to 6 feet annually.

    From information we have, the coastline at Dunwich has been eroding for hundreds of years. The average loss of land here during the past 400 years is estimated at 1 meter per year. Assuming this loss has been consistent since the latter part of the Roman occupation, the Roman site would be at least 1¼ miles from the present shoreline.


    DUNWICH A ROYAL CAPITAL


    In 630 AD, King Sigebert established his throne at Dunwich, or Donmoc as it was then known. Dunwich quickly became the centre of learning in the area. In 636 AD, Dunwich was made a bishopric and a city.

    Sigebert's successor, a man called Anna, is also said to have had his palace at Dunwich.

    HALF AS BIG AS LONDON

    By the 11th century Dunwich was one of the greatest ports on Britain’s east coast. In fact, it was the tenth largest place in England, with grand public buildings, and even a mint. Dunwich also became a naval base and it was chosen as a port of departure for the crusades.

    As a religious centre also, it boasted many large churches, monasteries and hospitals.

    At that time - listen to this - Dunwich had half the population of the City of London.


    ONE OF BRITAIN'S TOP PORTS

    The city was favoured with a safe land locked harbour two miles long by half a mile wide, which had a good deep channel down the middle. There was anchorage and wharfage for a hundred ships, or more if need be. In fact, there were few better ports in the whole of Britain.

    During the 12th and 13th centuries the tides continued to cause havoc. They kept pounding and grinding against the eastern side of the town.

    Erosion continues

    Erosion was continuing year by year until a continuous cliff was formed, more or less in a straight line running north south.

    The cliff became higher as it retreated. There was nothing anyone could do about it.

    Those who built the town were like the men who built a house upon the sands, for the wind blew and the waves beat upon it and it fell. The Harbour, the ships, the streets, the churches, the palaces, the walls of stone and the gates of brass, all have gone.

    Because the site of the former city of Dunwich is now almost totally submerged in the rather murky waters of the North Sea, under meters of mud and sand, it does not lend itself to the usual form of archaeological investigation.

    In 1973, a long search was made during a period of excellent seabed visibility and the ruins of St.Peter’s Church, lost to the sea in 1688, were discovered.

    Since then, nil visibility on the seabed has hampered any significant results. But some stonework has been recovered.

    In 1979 divers reported nil visibility and thick mud. Although tree trunks and crag were detected under the mud, nothing further was found.

    In 1981 a large obstruction was located on the seabed, sticking through the sand.

    Further search confirmed the presence of a ruin. A considerable amount of hand work, stonework and part of a church window, were found. The exact extent of the site is unknown due to nil visibility.

    However, hand-worked limestone, marble and granite were recovered. Scattered over the site were flints, some being flush-work. Recovered from the mud were two 12th century imposts, one in excellent condition and the other badly eroded. About 60 meters north of what appeared to be the central mass of the ruin, part of the top of a stone tomb weighing 139 pounds was discovered.

    In 1983, divers carried metal excavators and air jets to move mud and sand. Green leaves, branches and bark were recovered from under the mud and sand. Identification of different species of trees was made.

    Large man-made items were marked, then lifted off the seabed using lifting bags. More 12th and 13th century stonework connected with doorways and arches was recovered from the site, much of it in excellent condition.

    What about the ringing bells?

    I knew you’d ask that question.

    Well, church Bells played an important everyday role in early times.

    They told the people that it was the time to start work, the time to finish work, the time for prayer, the curfew hour, and so on. The bells tolled to announce a death. The bells pealed for a celebration.

    In fact, this ancient custom continued in many rural districts until World War II. Then it was decided that all church bells should be silenced, except to announce invasion by the enemy.

    The legend of the bells at Dunwich is that the tolling of bells from a submerged church or churches can be heard at a certain turn of the tide.

    In 1856, John Day, a Master Mariner, claimed that he knew his position when making for Sizewell Bank on passage to Bawdsey Haven, by the tolling of a bell from a submerged church at Dunwich.

    As an archaeologist I have come to learn that most legends are based on fact. It is quite possible that during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries or earlier, bells could have been heard from the sea.

    In actual fact, a bell underwater makes a ‘clanging’ rather than a resonant sound. On the other hand, a bell standing on the seabed would most probably be partially filled with sand and for that reason unable to ring.

    If a bell was submerged at certain states of the tide, it could be heard ringing from the surface of the water.

    It should be understood that the masonry of early church towers was quite thick and the towers themselves were often circular in construction. This gave them great strength – enough strength to withstand the force of the waves for a considerable period.

    On a visit to Dunwich in 1573, the historian Stowe reported that he “beheld the remains of ramparts, downfallen edifices and tottering noble structures” at the water's edge.

    I have a photograph of an old church tower, Eccles Church Tower, all that is left of an old ruin, still standing erect, all 60 feet of it, firm, solid and upright, on the beach.

    Now, if such a church tower was standing this same way in the water, its bells could have been rung by the waves as they lapped at the belfry, with the rise and fall of each tide. As time went on and the tower tipped over, this might still occur, but only at very low tides.


    If you want to know the answers to these questions, and discover other amazing facts, here is where to go: http://www.beforeus.com/lcpack.html

    Best wishes
    Jonathan Gray

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    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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    ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH 768 Bells That Ring Under The Sea. During storms, so it is said, the bells of lost churches have been heard pealing as the sea currents surge through the bell towers. Lost churches under the sea? Bells under the sea? Have you read about that great city Dunwich? In the days of the British King Alfred Dunwich in East Anglia was a bustling town and in Henry II’s reign had a royal palace. Among sailors and merchants its market was known all over Europe. Dunwich was so important, it used to return two members of parliament. Imagine this great city being slowly but surely swallowed up by the greedy sea. In 1347, more than 400 houses and as many shops and windmills were engulfed. When Drake was fighting the Spaniards, scarcely a quarter of the fine old city was left. At last all that remained of Dunwich were the cracked and battered walls of the Church of All Saints, which for years hung poised on the very edge of the cliff – and then one day crashed into the sea beneath. The low cliffs are still crumbling away by 5 to 6 feet annually. From information we have, the coastline at Dunwich has been eroding for hundreds of years. The average loss of land here during the past 400 years is estimated at 1 meter per year. Assuming this loss has been consistent since the latter part of the Roman occupation, the Roman site would be at least 1¼ miles from the present shoreline. DUNWICH A ROYAL CAPITAL In 630 AD, King Sigebert established his throne at Dunwich, or Donmoc as it was then known. Dunwich quickly became the centre of learning in the area. In 636 AD, Dunwich was made a bishopric and a city. Sigebert's successor, a man called Anna, is also said to have had his palace at Dunwich. HALF AS BIG AS LONDON By the 11th century Dunwich was one of the greatest ports on Britain’s east coast. In fact, it was the tenth largest place in England, with grand public buildings, and even a mint. Dunwich also became a naval base and it was chosen as a port of departure for the crusades. As a religious centre also, it boasted many large churches, monasteries and hospitals. At that time - listen to this - Dunwich had half the population of the City of London. ONE OF BRITAIN'S TOP PORTS The city was favoured with a safe land locked harbour two miles long by half a mile wide, which had a good deep channel down the middle. There was anchorage and wharfage for a hundred ships, or more if need be. In fact, there were few better ports in the whole of Britain. During the 12th and 13th centuries the tides continued to cause havoc. They kept pounding and grinding against the eastern side of the town. Erosion continues Erosion was continuing year by year until a continuous cliff was formed, more or less in a straight line running north south. The cliff became higher as it retreated. There was nothing anyone could do about it. Those who built the town were like the men who built a house upon the sands, for the wind blew and the waves beat upon it and it fell. The Harbour, the ships, the streets, the churches, the palaces, the walls of stone and the gates of brass, all have gone. Because the site of the former city of Dunwich is now almost totally submerged in the rather murky waters of the North Sea, under meters of mud and sand, it does not lend itself to the usual form of archaeological investigation. In 1973, a long search was made during a period of excellent seabed visibility and the ruins of St.Peter’s Church, lost to the sea in 1688, were discovered. Since then, nil visibility on the seabed has hampered any significant results. But some stonework has been recovered. In 1979 divers reported nil visibility and thick mud. Although tree trunks and crag were detected under the mud, nothing further was found. In 1981 a large obstruction was located on the seabed, sticking through the sand. Further search confirmed the presence of a ruin. A considerable amount of hand work, stonework and part of a church window, were found. The exact extent of the site is unknown due to nil visibility. However, hand-worked limestone, marble and granite were recovered. Scattered over the site were flints, some being flush-work. Recovered from the mud were two 12th century imposts, one in excellent condition and the other badly eroded. About 60 meters north of what appeared to be the central mass of the ruin, part of the top of a stone tomb weighing 139 pounds was discovered. In 1983, divers carried metal excavators and air jets to move mud and sand. Green leaves, branches and bark were recovered from under the mud and sand. Identification of different species of trees was made. Large man-made items were marked, then lifted off the seabed using lifting bags. More 12th and 13th century stonework connected with doorways and arches was recovered from the site, much of it in excellent condition. What about the ringing bells? I knew you’d ask that question. Well, church Bells played an important everyday role in early times. They told the people that it was the time to start work, the time to finish work, the time for prayer, the curfew hour, and so on. The bells tolled to announce a death. The bells pealed for a celebration. In fact, this ancient custom continued in many rural districts until World War II. Then it was decided that all church bells should be silenced, except to announce invasion by the enemy. The legend of the bells at Dunwich is that the tolling of bells from a submerged church or churches can be heard at a certain turn of the tide. In 1856, John Day, a Master Mariner, claimed that he knew his position when making for Sizewell Bank on passage to Bawdsey Haven, by the tolling of a bell from a submerged church at Dunwich. As an archaeologist I have come to learn that most legends are based on fact. It is quite possible that during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries or earlier, bells could have been heard from the sea. In actual fact, a bell underwater makes a ‘clanging’ rather than a resonant sound. On the other hand, a bell standing on the seabed would most probably be partially filled with sand and for that reason unable to ring. If a bell was submerged at certain states of the tide, it could be heard ringing from the surface of the water. It should be understood that the masonry of early church towers was quite thick and the towers themselves were often circular in construction. This gave them great strength – enough strength to withstand the force of the waves for a considerable period. On a visit to Dunwich in 1573, the historian Stowe reported that he “beheld the remains of ramparts, downfallen edifices and tottering noble structures” at the water's edge. I have a photograph of an old church tower, Eccles Church Tower, all that is left of an old ruin, still standing erect, all 60 feet of it, firm, solid and upright, on the beach. Now, if such a church tower was standing this same way in the water, its bells could have been rung by the waves as they lapped at the belfry, with the rise and fall of each tide. As time went on and the tower tipped over, this might still occur, but only at very low tides. If you want to know the answers to these questions, and discover other amazing facts, here is where to go: http://www.beforeus.com/lcpack.html Best wishes 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 travelled 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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