26) The Bloody Birth of Civilization

~ 3700 BC According to anthropology, the Proto-Semitic peoples migrate down from the Anatolian mountains into Mesopotamia and Egypt to create the first continuous historic civilizations.

~ 3,700 BC According to the ancient preserved Hebrew records, Adam and Eve began human history.

Starting with just one set of parents, and calculating from a modest population growth rate of 2.5%, by 1,000 AM (Anno Mundi / Year of the World as we know it after Adam), or about 2,800 BC (Before Christ) or BCE (Before Christian Era), there could have been 3+ billion people, equal to the population of the entire world after WWII.

Interestingly, a map of the receding glaciers at the end of the last ice age corresponds to a population map of the earliest stages of humanity history. Archeological evidence shows that humanity spread throughout and filled the center of the earth with civilizations.  

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But there isn’t evidence of that many people in the anthropological or archeological findings!

The reason is painfully obvious.

According to the renown war historian Arther Ferril,

 …the origins of war can be traced back…to the emergence of settled life…cities develop from the beginning of the Neolithic Age…many of them are fortified sites. There was in the Near East at the beginning of the Neolithic Age a genuine burst of organized warfare…

The Stone Age from lith = rock, is subdivided by archeologists into Paleo / ancient, Meso / middle, and Neo / new. How do archeologists fix the dates of these “ancient to more recent” Ages?

Stone is impossible to date. So since archeologists can’t use an actual dating system to place stone artifacts found at prehistoric sites into a certain time frame, they invent their own system. In this case archeologists assert that the findings of more or less refined flint arrowheads, stone tools, etc. signifies a linear timeline of evolutionary differences in mental development.

Clearly this is not a scientifically grounded premise at all.

The steps of the scientific method are as follows:

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  2. Question
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Experiment
  5. Results
  6. Conclusion

Our observation of cultural differences existing simultaneously among Homo sapiens in the 20th century disproves archeologists’ baseless dating system, made solely to support the evolutionary / uniformitarianism paradigm.

Just as Israel was forced to rely on stone missiles thrown by slingshots during the Iron Age when the Philistines maintained exclusive rights to their superior metal weapons, so likewise the Cainites are documented to have achieved military superiority by developing metal weapons during the oldest age of mankind known as the Paleolithic Age.

“Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron:” (Genesis 4:22)

Farmers and herders used what was available to create sharpened tools since they didn’t have the time or expertise or resources to make their own metal tools. Research and development of technology and the arts requires living in a big enough society to enable division of labor. And one key division of labor is the military.

“The large number of Upper Palaeolithic [oldest] sites, caves, rockshelters or open settlements, provides a potent argument against the old theory of aimless wandering as a characteristic of the period. The presence of numerous rock sanctuaries in western Europe should have immediately dispelled such ideas…”

“…there was a revolution in weapons technology that has only a few modern parallels – the invention of gunpowder, the locomotive, airplanes, tanks, and the atomic bomb. Four staggeringly powerful new weapons make their first appearance, weapons (along with the Paleolithic spear) that would dominate warfare down to the present millennium:

the bow, the sling, the dagger (or the short, short sword), and the mace.

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This new, revolutionary weapons technology was combined with the invention of military tactic and, by historical standards, produced true warfare…The devastating effect of early weapons is amply illustrated by a burial site along the Nile [remember, proceeding out of Eden at this stage of history] …Signs of staggering human savagery greeted the excavators…the individuals were wounded and disabled, lying on their backs, in agony, heads thrown backwards, when they were shot through the throat with the bow and arrow…some of the multiple wounds are frightening to imagine…a young adult female, had twenty-one chipped-stone artifacts in her body. Three of them…shot into her mouth. Essentially she had been hit over her entire body. Overkill may be a modern concept, but it was an ancient practice…Altogether at the site there were skeletons of eleven children, twenty adult males, twenty-one adult females, seven adult, sex unknown…We may have at this site the first extensive skeletal evidence for warfare in prehistoric times…

The military revolution that occurred at that time – the major new weapons, the massive fortifications [i.e. cities], the creation of strategy and tactics – ultimately gave rise to the great war machines of ancient Egypt, Assyria and Persia which dominated the Near East to the time of Alexander the Great.

“A herd of blonde beasts of prey,” says Nietzsche, “a race of conquerors and masters, which with all its warlike organization and all its organizing power pounces with its terrible claws upon a population, in numbers possibly tremendously superior, but as yet formless, . . . such is the origin of the state…This violent subjection is usually of a settled agricultural group by a tribe of hunters and herders. For agriculture teaches men pacific ways…The hunter and the herder, accustomed to danger and skilled in killing, look upon war as but another form of the chase…they look with envy upon the ripe fields of the village, they invent with modern ease some plausible reason for attack, they invade, conquer, enslave and rule.” (Retrieved from Will Durant, Chapter III, Section II, The State)

Without a doubt there were plenty of people living hand-to-mouth in caves, fleeing from armies and bounty hunters. Parallel situations occur in historic times.

  • Early Christian communities fleeing persecution found refuge in the Kadisha caves in Lebanon.
  • In the Middle Ages a massive population displacement was driven by the Mongol hordes.
  • In the 16th – 17th centuries the Europeans who conquered and destroyed the complex civilizations in Central and South America forced the survivors of great empires back into subsistence living conditions.
  • From the 17th to the 19th centuries down-trodden Europeans left their cities to tough it out in camping conditions while settling North America from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
  • The UN Refuge Agency reports that a record number 65.3 million people, or one in every 113, were displaced from their homes into substandard living conditions by war or persecution in 2015.
  • In 2017 seven million Americans in the path of Hurricane Irma were rushed to evacuate their homes, with thousands forced into shelters.

The movie Apocalypto vividly portrays the violent, oppressive means of empire building and tribulation so briefly mentioned in the Bible. Brutality in empire-building is the culmination of unregenerate human nature. Any people group that rejects the complete Word of God will invariably practice evil, as evidenced by Christian nations’ treatment of:

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Anyone who imagines that humans can achieve peace on earth without a supremely powerful God is believing the lie that man can become like the gods. Humans are egotistical, covetous, and hard-hearted and will always exploit and enslave others. (Fair warning, this depiction of gang violence is too close to home for some to handle, also, some of what my granddaughter calls “private language.”  Bear in mind, what we sheltered people can’t bear to vicariously view is what too many people are forced to experience in real life.)

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Lauding archeological remains and lavish clothing and jewelry as a sign of high culture while ignoring the exploitation and enslavement of the people whose resources were used to build those palaces and monuments is a disturbing manifestation of the hardness of human hearts. The Hunger Games strips away the veneer of respectability of contemporary – yes, contemporary –  society and exposes the real face of selfishness that inevitably results in cruelty.

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The “prehistoric” cave people were not stupid sub-human Neanderthals.  Adam and Eve were made in God’s likeness, and their immediate offspring would have possessed the genius brainpower of the original sons of God. Then their exceptionally long life spans allowed these brilliant scientists and artists to build on their achievements and train millions of students in the process.

And all of them eerily similar, marking them as having common cause.

Atop a limestone plateau near Urfa called Gobekli Tepe, Turkish for “Belly Hill”, Schmidt discovered more than 20 circular stone enclosures. The largest was 20m across, a circle of stone with two elaborately carved pillars 5.5m tall at its centre…The structures were 11,000 years old, or more, making them humanity’s oldest known monumental structures, built not for shelter but for some other purpose.

Breathless media reports called the site the birthplace of religion; the German magazine Der Spiegel compared the fertile grasslands around the site to the Garden of Eden…some were calling [it] the world’s first temple.

Reshaping previous ideas on the story of civilisation, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey was built by a prehistoric people 6,000 years before Stonehenge.

Perversely, like some overlooked procedural check-off that allows a convicted criminal to walk free, it is the acknowledged unreliability of all dating methods that allows the archeological investigator to follow the conventional paradigm of backdating geology and archeology to conform with uniformitarianism. This results in a 2-5 thousand years gap in the archeological record, during which no evidence of human activity is found anywhere in the world.

Really?

And then, out of no-where,

~ 3750 BC the Proto-Semitic peoples migrate down from the Anatolian mountains into Mesopotamia and Egypt to create the first continuous historic civilizations.

Can you imagine what our world would be like if the genius innovators of the last 500 years had continued research and development for hundreds of years, or the most powerful conquerors in history had continued expanding their empires?  We can, by correlating archeological finds with the ancient Hebrew record, recognizing repeating patterns in human behavior and extrapolating from the historical records of equivalent personages.

“Between 3500 B.C. and 3100 B.C. the foundations were laid for a…complex culture, based on large urban centers rather than simple villages…what we associate with civilization.”

The following small sampling of the first emergence of civilizations follows the line of Cain, ending about 1,500 years later about 2100 BC at the flood. Bear in mind that pre-flood dates are subject to significant errors based on faulty assumptions in carbon dating and geological processes, but using a biblical frame of reference anything dated prior to 2nd millennium B.C. can be treated as belonging to the pre-flood era.

Non-biblical dates of births, deaths & events from Jasher, Enoch & Jubilees.  Archeological dates from Wikipedia ancient history timeline.  Unless otherwise referenced, interpretation of names from Bible codes.

~3700 BC: Adam lives 930 years, experiences first-hand the destructive forces of sin on all his offspring and the earth. “Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain.” (Genesis 4:1)

~3700 BC: Cain, means “Spear“, now there’s a clue. Ancient names were essentially a memorial to that individual’s notable characteristics or exploits, so “Spear” would not have been written on his earthly birth certificate but in God’s book in heaven as his unique identifier after he kills righteous Abel. Apparently using a flint tipped projectile he cleverly prepared in advance. If we accept his name as his memorial then Cain did not commit second degree murder grabbing a handy stone In the heat of anger. The report that he “rose up against Abel his brother and slew him” (Genesis 4:8) certainly brings to mind an image of stalking one’s prey. Exiled from Edenic society, this arrogant murderer is the architect of, not just a city, but a city-based empire which he continually expands for almost a thousand years, a significant time period the Germans call a reich.

Compare to what Julius Caesar would have accomplished in 900 years from his birth ~100 BC – 800 AD.  In his arrogant determination to create and rule his own world he rebels against Roman law, killing his law-abiding rivals to usurp authority and power. Although cut off from society in reality, he is, in fact, worshipped as a god and maintains his influence through his heirs and successors.

3560 BC: “And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.(Genesis 4:17). Don’t confuse this Enoch with the righteous Enoch descended from Seth, trained by God, recorded in Genesis 5 and quoted in Jude. Enoch means “Trained“, undoubtedly a reference to the technological instruction provided by the fallen angels after 3300 BC.

L.A. Waddell who studied Sumerian, and wrote “Makers of Civilization in Race and History” translated Uruk as Enoch from the Sumerian Unug. He writes, “The City of Enoch, we have seen, is admitted by all the leading Biblical experts to be identical with the City Unug or Unuk and latterly Uruk, of the Sumerians, and identical with “Erech” of the later Hebrew Old Testament texts.” [The linguistic conversions of the consonants are readily recognized by focusing on the placement of the tongue. Even today there are dialect differences in words like Gaddafi / Kaddafi.]

According to the Sumerian King List, Mesh-ki-ang-gasher was the city of Uruk’s first ruler and the man under whom it was built. If we look carefully at the name Mesh-ki-ang-gasher we may see a similarity between Cain and Kian Mesh-ki-ang-gasher.

Compare to what Augustus Caesar, the first and greatest Roman emperor, trained in the disciplines of politics and warfare by his uncle and adoptive father Julius, would have accomplished had he lived, and continued to collaborate with Julius for 900 years from 50 BC – 850 AD.  As it was, in just 45 years he accomplished his father’s plan to exterminate his rivals, waged civil war to reshape the egalitarian republic into a dictatorship, and led the expansion of Rome’s control over the known world.   As Julius Caesar’s heir, he took his adoptive father’s family name of Caesar, initially calling himself “Son of God,” but after assuming power he claimed to be a living god. Augustus founded a European dynasty that has lasted for 2,000 years, tracked through the same adoption process by his aspiring heirs taking the family name Caesar (translated Kaiser / Czar / Tsar in various languages). “The title “Caesar” is found in all the European languages. It was probably the first Latin word adopted by the Germanic language family to which English belongs.” Augustus was often taken as a title by the rulers of the Roman Empire in all its incarnations as the Holy Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Russian Empire, the German Reich, and the up-and-coming Third Rome.  As the pontifex maximum / great high priest and world leader who ushered in an unparalleled era of peace and prosperity at the time that God’s Promised Savior, Christ Jesus, son of David, King of Israel was born, he is without any doubt one of the many rival Christs / anti christs of Daniel’s fourth empire. And Cain is without doubt the first antichrist in history, guaranteeing life to those who submit to his rule by marking them with a brand or tattoo enabling them to buy and sell and protecting them from death at the hands of his roving gangs of enforcers. More on this in a later post.

~3500 BC: oldest known civilization in the Americas established in the Norte Chico region of coastal Peru, expanding by 3200 BC to 30 major population centers. Possible indication of rapid appearance of “push factors” driving migrations such as invasions, religious persecution, poverty from paying tribute to tyrants, etc. This area would have been easier to access prior to the breakup of Pangea which, according to ancient Hebrew records, began during the flood and continued thereafter for a time.

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~ 3440 BC: “And unto Enoch was born Irad” (Genesis 4:18) His name means “City of Witness or Fugitive”  i.e. protection from vengeance in an era noted for violence? Numbers 35:11-12

~ 3360 BC: “and Irad begat Mehujael” (Genesis 4:18) name means “Destroyed of God.

3300 BC: Arrival of fallen angels/ gods/ aliens on earth at ~ 3300 BC, or ~450 years from the beginning of history, according to multiple diverse sources. More on this in a later post. Indus Valley civilization begins at Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, supporting a population of over 5 million people by the time of the flood. By comparison, New York City, the largest city in the United States, has a population of about 8 million people, and Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the US, only has a population of about 4 million.

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~ 3260: “and Mehujael begat Methusael” (Genesis 4:18) name means “Man of God” or “The Man We Wanted”, possibly indicating claim to be the promised deliverer.

Imagine what Muhammad, founder of the 2nd largest and fastest growing religion in the world, would have accomplished had he lived for 900 years from ~ 600 – 1500 AD. He proclaims he is the true prophet of God and reforms what says is a corrupted version of God’s word, righteously eliminating idol worship and establishing just laws. Within 100 years Muslim armies defeated European forces to conquer and rule an empire from Spain through northern Africa to India, bringing about a Golden Age of scientific knowledge, wealth girland cultural achievements.

3200 BCCycladic culture on Greek land supports thousands of inhabitants on land, remnants of which remain above water as islands after the flood created the Mediterranean Sea. What percentage of this civilization remains submerged so unaccounted for is unknown. Known for being a settled and organized community growing wheat and barley, raising sheep, goats, and pigs, and fishing.  It is best known for flat female idols carved from marble.

3100 BC: first Egyptian dynasty, first Egyptian pyramids built.

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~ 3160 BC: “and Methusael begat Lamech “Gen 4:18) name means “Those in Despair”.  From Cain’s line but marries Adah & Zillah, daughters of righteous Cainan (Jasher 2:17,36). Possibly a believer, since he lives during righteous Enoch’s reign during a great revival, or possibly, as commonly practiced, he abducted Adah & Zillah like Hamor abducted Dinah, daughter of Jacob.

~3060 BC: “And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal…And his brother’s name was Jubal…And Zillah…bare Tubalcain.” (Genesis 4:19-22) Notice, unlike the genealogical record up to this point – these sons are NOT said to have been begotten by their father, but only that his two wives bare them. This is suggestive of “Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ…Joseph…take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 1:16) Only in the case of J, J & T the conception could not be holy. We’ve already examined how the rise of civilization contributed to warfare and the corruption of mankind. There are other clues in the record of these three men of other factors at work as well, which will be examined further in the next post.

Jabal…was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle…Jubal…was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ…Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron…” 

The statement that J, J & T are the fathers / teachers, i.e. founders, of civilized arts and crafts seems to be contradicted by the archeological record of earlier civilizations reported in this timeline. This statement can be reconciled with those records, however. J, J & T became mature adults and leaders of their people at the same time that a unique Mesopotamian civilization is recorded to have taken shape, about 2800 BC. “…note that these proverbial patriarchies [founding fathers of culture] were mysteriously not terminated by the flood of Noah.” J, J & T’s pre-flood Mesopotamian culture is what was reconstructed in the first post-flood civilization which then spread through the whole world.

3000 BCMinoan civilization begins on Crete.  Flourishing through seafaring trade between the lands bordering the Mediterranean, it grows in the next thousand years to become the first major European civilization with palaces and a hierarchy of classes with artisans producing magnificent pottery, jewelry, statues, carvings, frescoes and other works of art.

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3000 BCStonehenge begun in England, along with other mysterious megaliths throughout Europe.

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2830 BC: Adam dies, having given all recorded generations up to Noah his 1st-hand testimony of Yahweh’s creation and plan of redemption. “…the gospel of The Promised One / Christ…is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth…therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.” (Romans 1:16-19) Adam’s death may have been the first non-violent, natural death, proving that all men, in fact, must die. He is honored as the father of all living and commemorated annually.

2800 BC: Mesopotamian civilization flourishes in what is now Iran, with the plough, sailing boats, and copper metal working. Texts in an undeciphered script dated to this period are labeled Proto-(primitive) Elamite because of the many cultural similarities and because no large-scale migration to this area seems to have occurred between the earlier, i.e. pre-flood, inhabitants and these Elamites. Tepe Sialk is the site of the only remaining Proto-Elamite ziggurat / pyramid temple.

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2800 BCfirst Chinese dynasty.  The Five Emperors are portrayed having lived to a great age, introduced the use of fire, taught people how to build houses, invented farming including cultivation of silk, discovered medicine, devised the calendar and Chinese script.

300px-palenque_112785 BC: Cain dies, accidentally killed by Lamech, according to Jasher.

2659 BC: Enoch son of Cain dies

2600 B.C. Archaic Olmec Civilization , precursor to later Mesoamerican civilizations such as Mayan and Aztec. Dates are uncertain as can be noted by divergent opinions by archeologists but can still be sequenced. Similarities in pyramids world wide can’t be logically explained in any other way than world-wide communication.

The possibility exists that the pyramids served in part as power plants, transforming and transmitting solar energy in a way similar to Tesla’s wireless system. This could explain the lack of technological artifacts found in our 20th century’s energy production where there was a slow development from wind power, steam power, coal power, gas power, then a sudden escalation to nuclear power.

The approach developed in the film [BAM – Builders of Ancient Mysteries] is purely technical: faced with an apparent anachronism – the oldest stone blocks are the largest and they are arranged in the best order and fit perfectly – faced with architectural prowess and technical and artistic similarities and independent of historical constraints. BAM wonders about the possibility of a source of common [world-wide] knowledge and techniques, coming from an ancient human civilization which would have been destroyed during a cataclysm.

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The problem with power is that not only do higher levels bring more luxurious living standards but also higher threats of extinguishing all living between competing powers. It should not come as a surprise that from this time forward fratricide among the gods inevitably escalates into World War.

Ridley Scott’s updated version of the Greek classic Prometheus follows this line of thinking. The original Greek account of Prometheus aligns with the terse Hebrew and Enochian accounts. The threat of nuclear extinction during the Cold War is a contemporary parallel.

In Greek mythology, the TitanPrometheus…famously gave the human race the gift of fire and the skill of metalwork…Pro-metheus (meaning “Fore-thought”) was one of the ringleaders of the battle between the Titans and the Olympian gods led by Zeus / Satan to gain control of the heavens….

One of Prometheus’ sons was Deucalion, an equivalent of Noah, who survived a great flood by sailing in a great chest for nine days and nights and who, with his wife Pyrrha, became the founder of the human race…

In some traditions…the gods made all creatures on Earth, and Epimetheus and Prometheus were given the task of endowing them with gifts so that they might survive and prosper.

Feeling sorry for man’s weak and naked state, Prometheus raided the workshop of [gods] Hephaistos and Athena on Mt. Olympus and stole fire, and…gave the valuable gift to man which would help him in life’s struggle. The Titan also taught man how to use their gift and so the skill of metalworking began…

Surely we can connect the dots: a ringleader of the battle…skill of metalworking…fire. Prometheus was not a friend of mankind. What he brought was war.

Ancient Sanskrit accounts of weapons of mass destruction match our own atomic era.

Among the most destructive of the Astra [weapons] was the “Brahmastra”, created by the Lord Brahma.There is a mention in Bhagvad Gita that “A single projectile charged with all the power in the universe. It was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race. There was neither a counter attack nor a defense that could stop it. The weapon produced an incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns that rose in all its splendor. After, corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out; pottery broke without any apparent cause, the birds turned white. After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. Any target hit by the Brahmastra would be utterly destroyed, the land would become barren and lifeless, rainfall would cease, and infertility in humans and animals would follow for eons of time”…

The Pandavas vanquished their enemy, the Kauravas, with the devastating weapon, but the few surviving Pandavas discovered that there was nothing left to occupy, and no one left to rule. The Brahmastra had destroyed the entire Kauravas society and turned the region (present-day Rajasthan) into a desert.

There are much physical evidence of nuclear blasts that happened centuries ago, found in different parts of the world. After the Trinity test, the team discovered the green glass in the bomb craters, they named it “Trinitite”. This glass was also called as the nuclear glass or atomic or desert glass. This was formed when silica sand was heated to temperatures above 1700 degrees centigrade by the blast.

Trinity test member and engineer Albion Hart noticed that the Trinitite was much identical to the material he had seen in the African desert decades ago. Does it mean that Africa had already seen a nuclear blast? And the size of the African glass indicated that a blast was at least 10,000 times more powerful than the Trinity bomb. But all similarities were dismissed because no one wanted to believe that a blast of that much intensity could ever happen…

Mainstream science says that the desert glass is a product of ancient meteor and lightning strikes, but many have debunked these theories. Meteor strikes leave impact craters and other stuff like iron fragments, tektite stones, etc. But these things weren’t found in Africa and Egypt.

To much of this blog’s interest, there are many more radioactive sites in India and Pakistan, and they are ancient too…

Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro…were discovered in 1920 at the sites which are now a part of Pakistan. Researcher, David Davenport found an epicenter or a crater that could only be created by a blast. Chances of a meteor hit were dismissed…at least one skeleton that had 50 times the level of radiation is should have had.

Similar radioactive sites were found across the Indian Sub-continent. Like in Maharashtra, Gujrat, Rajasthan, and more.

This era was prophecied to be repeated, and we have already seen the beginning of it.

“…then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved…” (Matthew 24:21-22) 

2560 BC: Completion of the Great Pyramid of Giza. A relic of the pre-flood star-struck civilization? Safe storage and preservation of pre-flood knowledge?

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~2525 BC: Irad son of Enoch dies

~2470 BC: Mahujael son of Irad dies

~2337 BC: Methusael son of Mahujael dies

~2230 BC: Lamech son of Methusael dies

~2200 BC: Completion of Stonehenge

~2160 BC: Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain die. Last recorded generation of Cain’s line die during the era of extreme violence.

The undying legend of Atlantis is one source of information about the observable common roots of civilizations around the world, not just during this era, but in our own.

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Atlantis is said to have been founded by the god of the sea, Poseidon (Greek) / Neptune (Latin) who had 10 sons born of a human woman. The kingdom and surrounding ocean were  named for his oldest son Atlas, who was the chief of ten kings.

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having…ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns…And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings…These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” (Revelation 13:1, 17:12-13)

According to Plato’s account, written down in the 4th century BC from an oral account vouched to have been received from the Egyptians 200 years earlier, Atlantis was

a power that sprang forth from beyond the Pillars of Hercules [AKA Straits of Gibraltar, used as known existing reference point for Plato’s post-flood audience], from the Atlantic Ocean. For at that time this ocean was passable, since it had an island in it…and it provided passage to the other islands for people who travelled in those days. From those islands one could then travel to the entire continent on the other side [North and South America], which surrounds that real sea beyond [the Pacific]…Now on this Isle of Atlantis a great and marvellous royal power established itself, and ruled not the whole island, but many of the other islands and parts of the continent as well. What’s more, their rule extended even inside the strait, over Libya as far as Egypt, and over Europe as far as Tyrrhenia [central Italy]. Now one day this power gathered all of itself together, and set out to enslave all of the territory inside the strait, including your region [Greece] and ours [Egypt], in one fell swoop…

According to Plato, Atlantis’ exalted culture was destroyed when “excessively violent earthquakes and floods occurred, and after the onset of an unbearable day and a night, your entire warrior force sank below the earth all at once, and the Isle of Atlantis likewise sank below the sea and disappeared.”

2104 BC: The Flood.

Memories of a catastrophic world-wide flood have been retained in legends around the entire world.  Graham Hancock does not grant the biblical account any greater a reliability than these legends, but he does credit all accounts as having a basis in fact while presenting fascinating archeological evidence. This can enhance our understanding of the brief biblical account of a “golden”, i.e. highly civilized, age when the gods (AKA fallen angels, extraterrestrials, aliens, ancient astronauts) lived among, and brought advanced knowledge to, well, not all humankind, but to a select few collaborators at the top of the food chain. This age ended when this knowledge was used to oppress, destroy and corrupt to such a degree that God wiped the earth clean with a flood and start again with just one family.

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