Thursday, April 10, 2008

Earthquakes Probable Cause of Widespread Destruction

Earthquakes are the likely cause of the destruction of much of the Afro-Asiatic Dominion, according to 2 leading geologists, Amos Nur and Dawn Burgess.

“Earthquakes might be detected in the archaeological record, by analysing geological formations, faults, structural movement, human remains, the collapse of pillars and walls, and inscriptions. Nur wonders if earthquakes played a part in the collapse of ancient civilizations. Might they explain the enigmatic and quick disappearance of so many Bronze Age civilizations in the eastern Mediterranean during a mere 50 years around 1200 BC.

Most archaeologists today say that earthquakes have had little to do with historical demises. They prefer to attribute the collapse of civilizations to human agency: war, invasion, social oppression, environmental abuse and so on. The conventional explanation of the Bronze Age collapse involves maritime invasion by the mysterious Sea Peoples, whose identities have long eluded scholars…”

Nur and Burgess point to numeorus recent examples of earthquakes decimating civilizations and cities. They cite the 1755 destruction of Lisbon, an earthquake in 1812 that contributed to the collapse of BolĂ­var’s Venezuelan republic, and the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake that decimated most of Tokyo.

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