by Ellen Lloyd
ruins of a universal ancient civilization submerged?
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Despite our cultural,
traditional, religious, and linguistic differences, humans are often
alike. That is not surprising because we all belong to the same
When we study our ancient past, we find striking similarities
between cultures separated by vast distances.
Ancient people who were
not supposed to have contacted each other constructed almost
identical buildings, used the same symbols, and relied on similar
religious rites in their daily lives.
There is no doubt
prehistoric civilizations shared universal scientific and
Are these striking
ancient similarities we encounter world-wide a result of a
universal mind or rather a legacy of a universal ancient
civilization that gave birth to all other ancient cultures
across the world?
Was there once a
global mother civilization that predated all ancestral
Today, Mesopotamia is
recognized as the cradle of civilization, but in recent years, some
scholars have challenged this theory.
"More and more
evidence confirms a very brave thesis, according to which the
Balkan Peninsula, rather than ancient Mesopotamia that is the
cradle of our civilization.
The evidence of a little-known culture preceding Egyptian and
even Sumerian culture has been attracting the attention of
researchers, turning everything we know about antiquity upside
Remains of this ancient society have gradually been emerging
from the ashes of human history, taking us some 6-7 millennia
back in time when a highly-advanced unknown civilization
flourished in our lands, a period which preceded Sumer and Akkad
by at least one millennium." 1
It is true that around
8,000 years ago, people in Mesopotamia practiced agriculture and
ancient Sumerians led the foundation of what is today defined as a
We cannot dispute the
fact that Mesopotamia changed the world. Still, we also cannot
ignore that there are ancient underwater ruins that pre-date
These structures testify
to the existence of even older cultures present on our planet.
As an example, we can mention
Dwarka has long been considered a
However, the discovery of
underwater ruin in the Gulf of Cambay has confirmed Dwarka did
exist, and the vast city,
"is believed to
pre-date the oldest known remains in the subcontinent by more
than 5,000 years.
maintain that ancient Indian culture/civilization goes back some
4-5 thousand years. Yet the ruins below the Gulf of Cambay go
back at least 9 thousand years, i.e. to the time when the area
This means that the city must have existed before the flooding,
i.e. at least 9 thousand years ago." 2
We must also consider the
fact that most of our oceans remain unexplored.
This means we cannot
dismiss the possibility that even older than 9,000 years can lie
hidden in the waters awaiting our discovery.
Can remains of a
universal prehistoric civilization be submerged? It is certainly
There are so
similarities between ancient civilizations that it impossible to
discuss all of them in this article, but we can mention a few
Research of connection between ancient people reveals that pyramids
and dolmens were standard in different parts of the world.
"Most people think of
Egypt when the word 'pyramid' is mentioned.
Although the Egyptian
pyramids are today most well-known and keep attracting tourists,
we must not forget that
pyramids were built worldwide in ancient
Ancient dolmens are yet another great example of ancient
It is obvious the
ancient traditions were the same despite the vast distance
separating these cultures. Let us also keep in mind that the
builders of the dolmens were unrelated to each other.
We find hand paintings
depicted in rock art around the world and for some unknown reason,
our ancestors carved
the spiral symbol on countless rocks,
sculptures, boulders, and ancient cave walls worldwide.
There are of course different opinions,
"as to how far these
civilizations can be regarded as isolated and separate; but no
doubt history reveals large scale social unities with easily
recognized cultural characteristics.
unities exhibit periods of growth maturity and decline: this
phenomenon seems to be universal, for it is found in the
civilizations of Central America as well as in those of the old
It is indeed an
amazing panorama which history reveals; there can be no doubt
about the general nature of the course of events, however
obscure the details may be.
Civilizations go up
hill and down hill with a certain inevitability." 4
It is obvious our
ancestors on different continents had more in common than we
it is valid to ask
whether this universal knowledge was a legacy of a
mother culture whose people survived a catastrophe and created
new civilizations across the world?