Ancient Mines & Civilizations
A Lost City
The legend of Atlantis has motivated many a diver and archeologist to search for lost cities underwater. While none have found the legendary civilization, they have discovered other cities that have been lost to the seas and time.
In 1984, deep-sea divers looking for shipwrecks discovered the ancient city of Atlit Yam. This prehistoric fishing village ‘drowned’ 9,000 years ago, likely because of a tsunami or climate change. It remains one of the best-preserved submerged settlements in the world.
- Seven megaliths at the center of Atlit Yan still stand, 9,000 years later and even with the city submerged underwater. Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0
- A stone lined fresh-water well at Atlit Yam. Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0
According to The Times of Israel, excavations and surveys conducted between 1985-2000 revealed even more. Sea-level rise forced the inhabitants of this Neolithic village to abandon their homes several times for higher ground. Therefore, studying their technology and artifacts reveals how they coped with a changing climate. Additionally, within Atlit Yan, divers found the earliest-known constructed fresh-water wells with stone walls still intact.
Human remains buried at Atlit Yam also helped archaeologists uncover the earliest known cases of human tuberculosis (TB), in the bones of a mother and baby. This discovery showed scientists that the disease is 3,000 years older than previously speculated.
In 2014, Swedish divers made a unique and rare discovery in the Baltic Sea – Stone Age artifacts left by Swedish nomads dating back 11,000 years. Researchers uncovered a number of remnants that are believed to have been discarded in the water by Swedes in the Stone Age, objects which have been preserved thanks to the lack of oxygen and the abundance of gyttja sediment, which is sediment rich in organic matter at the bottom of a eutrophic lake. It is extremely rare to find evidence from the Stone Age so unspoiled. Buried 16 meters below the surface, the team uncovered wood, flint tools, animal horns and ropes. Among the most notable items found include a harpoon carving made from an animal bone, and the bones of an ancient animal called aurochs, the ancestor of domestic cattle, the last of which died off in the early 1600s. Archaeologists are continuing the dig, and are now particularly interested to see whether there is also an ancient burial site in the region.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, — South African archeologists have reported discovering the world’s old est. mine. The mine, in an iron‐ore mountain in neigh boring Swaziland, is 43,000 years old, according to radio carbon dating.
It was discovered by Adrian Boshier, field research officer for the Museum of Man and Science in Johannesburg. Mr. Boshier made his discovery at Bomvu Ridge in the Ngwenya (Crocodile) mountain range in Swaziland.
He discovered caverns extending into the mountain and stone‐age mining tools, indicating that prehistoric man had been there mining hematite—a source of iron.
The early miners had excavated for hematite rich in specularite—one of the most prized pigments and cosmetics of ancient times, he said.
Mr. Boshier was joined by another young archeologist, Peter Beaumont, who excavated deeper. Mr. Beaumont found samples of charcoal from old fires. The samples were sent to radio carbon dating laboratories at. Yale and Groningen.
Michael Tellinger has become an international authority on the origins of humankind and the vanished civilizations of southern Africa. Scholars have told us that the first civilization on Earth emerged in a land called Sumer some 6000 years ago. New archaeological and scientific discoveries made by Michael Tellinger, Johan Heine and a team of leading scientists, show that the Sumerians and even the Egyptians inherited all their knowledge from an earlier civilization that lived at the southern tip of Africa more than 200,000 years ago… mining gold in South Africa’s Ancient Annunaki Gold Mines.
These were also the people who carved the first Horus bird, the first Sphinx, built the first pyramids and built an accurate stone calendar right in the heart of it all. Adam’s Calendar, now referred to as ENKI’s CALENDAR, is the flagship among millions of circular stone ruins, ancient roads, agricultural terraces and thousands of ancient mines, left behind by a vanished civilization which we now call the FIRST PEOPLE. These settlements cover most of southern Africa, an area about twice the size of Texas. They carved detailed images into the hardest rock, worshiped the sun, and were the first to carve an image of the Egyptian Ankh — key of life and universal knowledge, 200,000 years before the Egyptians came to light.