ANCIENT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Hello everyone and Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that another year has rolled by already! I don’t know about you but I had several things that were buried before they got off the ground last year. But that’s ok, I’m looking forward to 2014 and all it may bring!
We are going to continue with our series on ancient advanced technology, and this week we are going to look into buried civilizations...that is buried underwater!
I think most everyone has heard of the legends of the lost city of Atlantis. Plato first mentioned this mystical island in the books of Timaeus and Critias, written in 360 BC. According to Plato, Atlantis was city with great land and sea power and had conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa in the tenth millennium BC. But after a failed attempt to invade Athens, Greece, Atlantis sank into the ocean in just a day and night of misfortune. Modern underwater archaeology has discovered several immersed manmade sites. Could this be the lost city if Atlantis?
What could cause cities to wind up underwater? Did the ancients somehow have the knowledge to live underneath the sea? Let’s take a closer look.
First we must do a little review. Within a short time after the great Noachian Flood, the Ice Age formed in the northern and southern regions of the globe and the snow buildup in some of the ice caps was as deep as 15,000 feet. Such a build up of ice would take moisture from the oceans as they evaporated causing the sea level to be as much as 200 feet below what it is today. But remember the whole earth was not covered in snow. As a matter of fact many places today that are now deserts were at that time moist tropical or semi-tropical regions.
It was during this time that God scattered the inhabitants of the earth’s sole city, Babel, and its close surrounding population. “So within a short time after the Flood, tribes migrated all around the globe. The lowering of ocean levels would facilitate this [by land bridges] and allow settlements and cities and ‘replicas’ of Babel to be built around the equatorial regions due to the lower sea levels.”1 Then as the oceans chilled, layered, and evaporation decreased, dryer air moved over the continents, the glaciers began to melt and the climate continued to change. The ocean levels rose and what used to be dry costal regions now were invaded by the sea.
“New discoveries are showing Babel cultural sites deep underwater around the world. Predictions are that these discoveries will increase in number now that the knowledge that they exist are known….Artifacts and sites deep under sea level are suggested off Japan, Southern India, the Mediterranean, and in underwater caves off the coast of Costa Rica. Many are now suggesting
Atlantis was not just a myth or even just one city, but perhaps a linked civilization spread across the world around the equator.”2
This all fits nicely with the biblical perspective of our history for we know there was much travel around the world long before Columbus. Remember, the evidence is the same⎯underwater cities. But evolutionists and creationists come to different conclusions due to predetermined thinkings. Fortunately for the creationists, our predetermined thinking does not come from man, but from God, so we know we can count our interpretation of history as the truth.
Until next time, God bless and take care!
This week in the night skies; Wednesday in the new moon, thus a very dark night. Thursday, January 2 in the northern latitudes, “The brief Quadrantid meteor shower is predicted to peak around 19h or 20h UT (11 a.m. or noon Pacific Standard Time). This is good timing for the eastern half of Asia but broad daylight in North America. By one prediction, however, the Quads may come a few hours early and be active before dawn for the West Coast.”3
The First Quarter Moon is Wednesday January 8. The Earth is at perihelion (when it is closest to the Sun) on the 4th.
Also on Saturday January 4 in the southern hemisphere, Jupiter is in the constellation Gemini in the evening sky looking to the north-east from Adelaide in South Australia.
1-2Landis, Don, The Genius Of Ancient Man, Evolution’s Nightmare, Master Books, Green Forest, AR, 2nd edition 2013, p 35, 47-49.