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  • (Vanity) 9th book launched

    03/24/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 25 replies
    ASB | 03/24/2016 | ASB
    Just a quick personal-joy vanity. I have released my 9th book into the wild and I feel so blessed that I live in a country and time where I can pursue a career based on my ability to entertain people through my writing. Almost four years ago, I lost my job and started this new stage of my life by releasing my first novel. Since then, I have had a few very successful books and a few unsuccessful books, but I am exceptionally proud of my newest one. With each book I become a stronger writer and story-teller, and my...
  • Mystery invaders conquered Europe at the end of last ice age

    03/23/2016 6:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    New Scientist ^ | February 4, 2016 | Colin Barras
    Europe went through a major population upheaval about 14,500 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, according to DNA from the bones of hunter-gatherers. Ancient DNA studies published in the last five years have transformed what we know about the early peopling of Europe. The picture they paint is one in which successive waves of immigration wash over the continent, bringing in new people, new genes and new technologies. These studies helped confirm that Europe's early hunter-gatherers - who arrived about 40,000 years ago - were largely replaced by farmers arriving from the Middle East about 8000...
  • Update On Deep Water Megalithic Stones and Structures Near Western Cuba

    09/30/2003 4:50:43 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 36 replies · 16,419+ views
    Earthfiles ^ | September 24, 2003 | Linda Moulton Howe
    Part 1 - Update On Deep Water Megalithic Stones and Structures Near Western Cuba © 2003 by Linda Moulton Howe   Northeast of Cabo San Antonio, marked in yellow, and down about one-half mile off the westerntip of Cuba are large stones in rectangular and pyramidal shapes. There are also huge unidentified structures that have 90 degree corners and are spread along straight corridors on the white sea floor sand.     Original high resolution side scan sonar images of large structures a half mile down on the white sand sea floor off the western tip of Cuba, received...
  • Very Detailed Update on the Undersea Discoveries off Cuba (Includes Photos!).

    08/19/2002 6:52:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies · 9,652+ views
    The Morien Institute ^ | May 28 2002 | Dr Paul Weinzweig
    Exclusive Morien Institute interview with - Dr Paul Weinzweig - Advanced Digital Communications Havana, Cuba On May 28 2002 National Geographic News reported on the many recent discoveries underwater on the coastal shelves around the world. The story focussed on the recent discovery of megalithic ruins some 2,200 ft below sea level off the coast of Cuba, interviewing geologist, Manuel Iturralde, the Director of Research at Cuba's Natural History Museum. He is the Consulting Geologist for the Canadian exploration company, Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), based in Havana, Cuba, which discovered the megalithic formations It has been suggested that what...
  • A 2nd July 2002 Update of the Undersea City off Cuba! - Involves National Geographic!

    08/12/2002 7:55:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 4,535+ views
    The Earth Files ^ | JULY 2002 | Paulina Zelitsky and Paul Weinzweig
        Update About Cuba Underwater Megalithic Research 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe A half mile down in the waters of Cabo de San Antoniooff the western tip of Cuba's Guanahacabibes marked by red X is a 20-kilometersquare area of clean, white sand punctuated by tall, megalithic stones or structures first reported in May 2001 by Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Havana, Cuba. "They (megalithic stones) are very unique structures. They really are not easy to understand and I do not have any easy explanation for them in a natural geological process." ­ Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., Geologist, National Museum of...
  • Update on the "undersea ruins" off Cuba.

    08/12/2002 7:37:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies · 4,974+ views
    VAISHNAVA News FROM REUTERS ^ | CUBA, Dec 8 (VNN) | Author: Andrew Cawthorne
    Explorers View 'Lost City' Ruins Under Caribbean FROM REUTERS CUBA, Dec 8 (VNN) — Author: Andrew Cawthorne HAVANA (Reuters) - Explorers using a miniature submarine to probe the sea floor off the coast of Cuba said on Thursday they had confirmed the discovery of stone structures deep below the ocean surface that may have been built by an unknown human civilization thousands of years ago. Researchers with a Canadian exploration company said they filmed over the summer ruins of a possible submerged ''lost city'' off the Guanahacabibes Peninsula on the Caribbean island's western tip. The researchers cautioned that they did...
  • Mystery Shrouds Underwater Structures (Off Coast Of Cuba)

    05/23/2002 4:59:38 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 8,983+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 523-2002 | Anita Snow
    Mystery shrouds undersea structures Years of study haven’t solved a puzzle found off Cuba’s coast Russian offshore engineer Paulina Zelitsky speaks on a radiophone aboard her ship docked at Havana. Zelitsky is trying to determine whether megalithic structures beneath the ocean's surface were left behind by a vanished civilization. By Anita Snow ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA, May 21 — Floating aboard the Spanish trawler she chartered to explore the Cuban coast for shipwrecks, Paulina Zelitsky pores over yellowed tomes filled with sketches and tales of lost cities — just like the one she believes she has found deep off the coast...
  • Underwater Structures Look Like Ancient Ruins

    10/22/2002 10:01:03 AM PDT · by pistola · 15 replies · 459+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 21, 2002 | By Vanessa Bauzá
    HAVANA -- Peering through her glasses, ocean engineer Paulina Zelitsky spent months studying the grainy, black and white sonar images on her computer screen, searching for a scientific explanation for the fantastic geometric patterns she found beneath 2,000 feet of water. Suddenly her eyes caught a calendar by her desk featuring Mayan ruins. Something clicked. Could the massive structures Zelitsky and her husband, Paul Weinzweig, stumbled upon while hunting for sunken treasure really be remnants of an ancient city?
  • Cubans Dismiss Underwater City

    01/09/2002 6:20:57 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-14-2001 | Andrew Cawthorne
    Cubans dismiss underwater city 14/12/2001 03:03 By Andrew Cawthorne HAVANA (Reuters) - There is no evidence a recently discovered "spectacular" rock formation on the seabed off Cuba's western tip was a lost city belonging to an unknown ancient civilisation, Cuban specialists have said. Canadian exploration company Advanced Digital Communications (ADC) had indicated the structures discovered at about 2,100 feet (650 metres) below the ocean surface might be ruins of a submerged urban centre from thousands of years ago. But local specialists warned it was too early to tell, and said the formation may have a natural explanation. "There are no ...
  • Sunken City Made By Nature, Critics Say

    12/10/2001 6:33:18 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Globe and Mail (UK) ^ | 12-08-2001 | Michael Posner
    Sunken city made by nature, critics say By MICHAEL POSNER With a report from David Keys in Middlesex, England Saturday, December 8, 2001 – Print Edition, Page A16 The discovery of what may be an ancient underwater city off Cuba's western coast is causing heated controversy in the world of marine archeologists. It was reported yesterday that a team of Canadian and Cuban researchers had taken sonar scans and videotape footage of mammoth stones submerged in 600 to 700 metres of water that seemed to be arrayed in architecturally designed formations. Paul Weinzweig, a member of the Havana-based Advanced Digital ...
  • Scientists Study Possible Submerged Ancient City Off Cuban Coast

    05/09/2002 3:33:40 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 100+ views
    Northern Light ^ | 5-9-2002 | Raquel Martori
    Scientists study possible submerged ancient city off Cuban coast -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story Filed: Thursday, May 09, 2002 12:30 PM EST Havana, May 09, 2002 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Large rock formations that could be part of an ancient city that sank thousands of years ago off the western tip of Cuba continue to be a mystery to Cuban and Canadian scientists. "You can see coastal outlines, totally separated from Cuba. We could say it's an island apart from Cuba," Canadian marine engineer Paulina Zelitzky told Cuban television. Zelitzky, of British Columbia-based Advanced Digital Communications (ADC) and a member of the Exploramar...
  • What the Margins of Spain's Ebro River Basin Looked Like 6 Million Years Ago

    06/05/2011 5:55:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 2011 | Roger Urgeles et al
    A Spanish research team, using 3-D reflection seismology, has for the first time mapped the geomorphological features of the Ebro river basin 5 to 6 million years ago. The images obtained show that the surface analysed is today 2.5 or 3 kilometres below the sea bed. "The results shed light on the way in which the sea level fell during the Messinian (between 5.33 and 6 million years ago), and imply that the subsequent inundation of the river margins happened extremely quickly," says Roger Urgeles, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Department of Marine Geology of...
  • Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea

    01/11/2010 11:13:34 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,348+ views
    livescience ^ | 09 December 2009 | Andrea Thompson
    The Mediterranean Sea as we know it today formed about 5.3 million years ago when Atlantic Ocean waters breached the strait of Gibraltar, sending a massive flood into the basin. Geologists have long known that the Mediterranean became isolated from the world's oceans around 5.6 million years ago, evaporating almost completely in the hundreds of thousands of years that followed. Scientists also largely agree that the Mediterranean basin was refilled when the movements of Earth's crustal plates caused the ground around the Gibraltar Strait to subside, allowing the ocean waters of the Atlantic to cut through the rock separating the...
  • Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea

    12/09/2009 12:16:53 PM PST · by decimon · 49 replies · 1,469+ views
    Live Science ^ | Dec 9, 2009 | Andrea Thompson
    The Mediterranean Sea as we know it today formed about 5.3 million years ago when Atlantic Ocean waters breached the strait of Gibraltar, sending a massive flood into the basin. > But exactly how the waters cut their way through and how long it took them to do so wasn't known. >
  • Mediterranean Sea Dried Up Five Million Years Ago

    02/12/2009 7:51:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,280+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, February 12, 2009 | Utrecht University
    Approximately five million years ago, the Mediterranean Sea dried up after it was sealed off from the Atlantic Ocean. According to earth scientist Rob Govers of Utrecht University, a reduction in the weight on the Earth's crust led to the Straits of Gibraltar moving upwards. Govers will publish his conclusions in the February issue of the earth sciences journal Geology. Much like a mattress springs back into shape after you get off it, the Earth's crust moves upwards when sea levels fall. Known as isostasy, this phenomenon explains how the Mediterranean Sea was sealed off from the Atlantic Ocean five...
  • The Mediterranean Was A Desert

    12/16/2003 4:26:48 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 1,043+ views
    geocities.com ^ | 3-23-2003 | Alan Feuerbacher
    The Mediterranean Was a Desert Alan Feuerbacher In the past three decades convincing evidence has been found that the Mediterranean Sea has completely dried up at least once, and probably many times. The first solid evidence came in the summer of 1970, when geologists aboard the deep sea research and drilling ship Glomar Challenger brought up drill cores containing gypsum, rock salt, and various other minerals that could only have been formed by drying up of seawater. What was remarkable was that these minerals were found on the ocean floor, one to three kilometers deep, buried under as much as...
  • The Lost City of Atlantis May Be Hiding in Plain Sight Sergio Frau

    09/02/2015 10:20:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | August 17, 2015 | Sergio Frau
    Sergio Frau suspects Plato was writing about a tidal wave on Sardinia... Writer and journalist Sergio Frau is another. After researching the island for a decade, Frau suspects a mysterious disaster that devastated Sardinia 3,200 years ago was in fact a tidal wave, which boosts the theory that Sardinia and Atlantis are one and the same, reports the Guardian. Stefano Tinti, an expert on tidal waves who recently visited the island with Frau along with a dozen other experts, says 350 tidal waves have occurred in the Mediterranean over the last 2,500 years and one might explain why all of...
  • Minister Louis Farrakhan Blames 9/11 Attacks on 'Zionist Jews'

    03/07/2015 7:05:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | March 7, 2015 | The Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    The Anti-Defamation League condemned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as the “leading anti-Semite in America” after a speech in which he blamed “Israelis and Zionist Jews” for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “At a time when anti-Semitic attitudes are at historic lows, Farrakhan’s unabashed promotion of anti-Semitism is a throwback to the intolerance of another era,” ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said in a statement issued Thursday. Farrakhan, who has a long history of anti-Semitic remarks, delivered his speech Sunday in Chicago as part of his Saviors Day 2015 sermon. “It is now becoming apparent that there...
  • Unknown metal ingots on shipwreck offer hint that Atlantis might be real

    01/10/2015 12:01:29 PM PST · by the scotsman · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9th January 2015 | Rob Waugh
    'An unknown metal said to have been used in the sunken city of Atlantis has been found on 2,600-year-old shipwreck near the coast of Sicily. The 39 ingots of ‘orichalcum’ - described by Plato in his writings about Atlantis - are utterly unique. 'Nothing similar has ever been found,' an expert said. Plato described Atlantis as glittering ‘with the red light of orichalcum’, and he claimed that it was mined there, and used to build huge, glinting temples to the sea god Poseidon.'
  • 500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered

    10/22/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 10-21-14 | Laura Geggel
    A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, mollusk shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, new research finds. The quake, likely a magnitude 9.0, sent the mighty waves toward Hawaii sometime between 1425 and 1665, the study found. It's possible that another large Alaskan earthquake could trigger a comparable tsunami on Hawaii's shores in the future, experts said. The tsunami was at least three times the size of the damaging 1946 tsunami,...
  • Tsunami Waves Reasonably Likely To Strike Israel, Geo-archaeological Research Suggests

    10/26/2009 7:24:23 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 17 replies · 630+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Oct. 26, 2009
    “There is a likely chance of tsunami waves reaching the shores of Israel,” says Dr. Beverly Goodman of the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa following an encompassing geo-archaeological study at the port of Caesarea. “Tsunami events in the Mediterranean do occur less frequently than in the Pacific Ocean, but our findings reveal a moderate rate of recurrence,” she says. Dr. Goodman, an expert geo-archaeologist, exposed geological evidence of this by chance. Her original intentions in Caesarea were to assist in research at the ancient port and at offshore shipwrecks. “We expected to find...
  • Giant Meteorites Slammed Earth Around A.D. 500?

    02/05/2010 7:31:57 AM PST · by Palter · 28 replies · 906+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 03 Feb 2010 | Richard A. Lovett
    Double impact may have caused tsunami, global cooling Pieces of a giant asteroid or comet that broke apart over Earth may have crashed off Australia about 1,500 years ago, says a scientist who has found evidence of the possible impact craters. Satellite measurements of the Gulf of Carpentaria (see map) revealed tiny changes in sea level that are signs of impact craters on the seabed below, according to new research by marine geophysicist Dallas Abbott. Based on the satellite data, one crater should be about 11 miles (18 kilometers) wide, while the other should be 7.4 miles (12 kilometers) wide....
  • The tsunamis of Olympia

    07/08/2011 7:10:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2011 | Geographical Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University
    Olympia, the Sanctuary of Zeus and venue of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, was probably destroyed by tsunamis that reached far inland, and not as previously believed, by earthquakes and river flooding... Paläotsunamis that have taken place over the last 11,000 years along the coasts of the eastern Mediterranean. The Olympic-tsunami hypothesis has been put forward due to sediments found in the vicinity of Olympia, which were buried under an 8 metres thick layer of sand and other debris, and only rediscovered around 250 years ago. "The composition and thickness of the sediments we have found, do not fit...
  • Clare Places: Islands: Mutton Island or Enniskerry (9th century catastrophe in Ireland)

    11/18/2005 11:58:58 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies · 2,044+ views
    Clare County Library ^ | prior to November 19, 2005 | staff writer
    According to the "Annals of the Four Masters" the island was once called Fitha Island and it formed part of the mainland until the day "the sea swelled so high that it burst its boundaries, overflowing a large tract of country, and drowning over 1,000 persons." This happened on March 16th, 804. Some reports describe it as an earthquake, others as a tidal wave when "the sea divided the island of Fitha into three parts." These three islands are Mutton Island, Inismattle (or Illanwattle) and Roanshee (or Carrig na Ron). There is a fourth island in the area called Carraig...
  • Hurricane or Tsunami?: North Carolina coast turns to Tar Hell around time of Magna Carta

    01/09/2012 7:25:36 PM PST · by baynut · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The Cosmic Tusk ^ | January 5, 2011 | George Howard
    I have always been curious about the lack of documented evidence for a tsunami ever occuring on my home coast of North Carolina. Some of the largest undersea land slides on earth have been documented off our wonderful Outer Banks, and earthquakes are not completely unknown in the Carolinas. Both cause big waves. And more to point for the Tusk, some very credible work has documented cosmically-induced tsunami in the New York and Hudson Valley region, not far away from NC in a regional sense.
  • Native American Oral traditions tell of tsunami's destruction hundreds of years ago

    03/16/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries ^ | Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
    At 9PM on January 26, 1700 one of the world's largest earthquakes occurred along the west coast of North America. The undersea Cascadia thrust fault ruptured along a 680 mile length, from mid Vancouver Island to northern California in a great earthquake, producing tremendous shaking and a huge tsunami that swept across the Pacific. The Cascadia fault is the boundary between two of the Earth's tectonic plates: the smaller offshore Juan de Fuca plate that is sliding under the much larger North American plate. The earthquake also left unmistakable signatures in the geological record as the outer coastal regions subsided...
  • Tsunamis in the Alps? A killer wave slammed medieval Geneva, a new study says... [500 A.D.]

    11/01/2012 7:36:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Daniel Stone
    Nearly 1,500 years ago a massive flood in Geneva reportedly swept away everything in its path -- mills, houses, cattle, even entire churches. Now researchers believe they've found the unlikely sounding culprit: a tsunami-like killer wave in the Alps. The threat, they add, may still be very much alive. (Video: Tsunamis 101.) Spurred by a huge landslide, the medieval Lake Geneva "tsunami" (technically defined as a seismic ocean wave) swamped the city, which was already a trading hub, according to a new study. Far from any ocean, the massive wave was likely generated by a massive landslide into the Rhone...
  • Sumatra coastal cave records stunning tsunami history

    12/11/2013 8:05:53 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 35 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 11 December 2013 | Jonathan Amos
    A cave on the northwestern coast of Sumatra holds a remarkable record of big tsunamis in the Indian Ocean. The limestone opening, close to Banda Aceh, retains the sandy deposits washed ashore by huge, earthquake-induced waves over thousands of years. Scientists are using the site to help determine the frequency of catastrophes like the event of 26 December 2004.
  • Did A Comet Cause The Great Flood?

    11/21/2007 2:17:23 PM PST · by blam · 120 replies · 895+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 11-15-2007 | Scott Carney
    Did a Comet Cause the Great Flood?The universal human myth may be the first example of disaster reporting. by Scott Carney11-15-2007 The Fenambosy chevrons at the tip of Madagascar. Image courtesy of Dallas Abbott The serpent’s tails coil together menacingly. A horn juts sharply from its head. The creature looks as if it might be swimming through a sea of stars. Or is it making its way up a sheer basalt cliff? For Bruce Masse, an environmental archaeologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, there is no confusion as he looks at this ancient petroglyph, scratched into a rock by a...
  • Divers find remains of six 'lost temples'

    04/10/2002 5:54:43 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 94 replies · 2,850+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 04/11/2002 | David Derbyshire
    A MYSTERIOUS settlement that sank beneath the waves at least 1,200 years ago has been discovered by divers off the south-east coast of India.Granite blocks and walls that lie 20ft below the surface may be the remains of six "lost temples" that form part of local mythology.The ruins came to light after the controversial amateur archaeologist and best-selling author Graham Hancock interviewed fisherman for a recent television series.After hearing accounts of the myth of a submerged city, he and two dozen divers searched the sea bed last week.India's National Institute of Oceanography, which was involved in the discovery, believes the...
  • Studies Prove People Of Madagascar Came From Borneo And Africa

    07/10/2005 8:31:26 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,291+ views
    Mongabay ^ | 7-10-2005 | MongaBay
    Studies prove people of Madagascar came from Borneo and Africa mongabay.com July 8, 2005 Studies released earlier this year found the people of Madagascar have origins in Borneo and East Africa. Half of the genetic lineages of human inhabitants of Madagascar come from 4500 miles away in Borneo, while the other half derive from East Africa, according to a study published in May by a UK team. The island of Madagascar, the largest in the Indian Ocean, lies some 250 miles (400 km) from Africa and 4000 miles (6400 km) from Indonesia. Its isolation means that most of its mammals,...
  • Madagascar Founded By Women[Indonesian]

    03/23/2012 7:46:23 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 20 Mar 2012 | Jennifer Viegas
    Madagascar was first settled and founded by approximately 30 women, mostly of Indonesian descent, who may have sailed off course in a wayward vessel 1200 years ago. The discovery negates a prior theory that a large, planned settlement process took place on the island of Madagascar, located off the east coast of Africa. Traditionally it was thought to have been settled by Indonesian traders moving along the coasts of the Indian Ocean. Most native Madagascar people today, called Malagasy, can trace their ancestry back to the founding 30 mothers, according to an extensive new DNA study published in the latest...
  • Human occupation of Madagascar pushed back 2500 years

    08/16/2013 1:39:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | editors
    This foraging occupation of one site effectively doubles and confirms the length of Madagascar’s known occupational history and thus the time during which people exploited its environments. The rock shelter yielded a stratified assemblage with small flakes, microblades, and retouched crescentic and trapezoidal tools, probably projectile elements, made from cherts and obsidian, some brought more that 200 km. The assemblage from the top layers of the site is well dated to 1050–1350 A.D. This was achieved using carbon dating and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL), as well as ceramic typology imported from the Near East and China. Below this layer is...
  • Did Noah's Flood start in the Carmel?

    12/10/2008 9:29:13 AM PST · by NYer · 63 replies · 1,664+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 10, 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A deluge that swept the Land of Israel more than 7,000 years ago, submerging six Neolithic villages opposite the Carmel Mountains, is the origin of the biblical flood of Noah, a British marine archeologist said Tuesday. The new theory about the source of the great flood detailed in the Book of Genesis comes amid continuing controversy among scholars over whether the inundation of the Black Sea more than seven millennia ago was the biblical flood. In the theory posited by British marine archeologist Dr. Sean Kingsley and published in the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Society, the drowning of the...
  • Did Noah's Flood start in the Carmel?

    12/10/2008 10:53:09 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 24 replies · 568+ views
    Jeursalem Post ^ | Dec 10, 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A deluge that swept the Land of Israel more than 7,000 years ago, submerging six Neolithic villages opposite the Carmel Mountains, is the origin of the biblical flood of Noah, a British marine archeologist said Tuesday. The new theory about the source of the great flood detailed in the Book of Genesis comes amid continuing controversy among scholars over whether the inundation of the Black Sea more than seven millennia ago was the biblical flood. In the theory posited by British marine archeologist Dr. Sean Kingsley and published in the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Society, the drowning of the...
  • Did Noah's Flood start in the Carmel?

    12/10/2008 9:25:29 AM PST · by BGHater · 22 replies · 852+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 Dec 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A deluge that swept the Land of Israel more than 7,000 years ago, submerging six Neolithic villages opposite the Carmel Mountains, is the origin of the biblical flood of Noah, a British marine archeologist said Tuesday. The new theory about the source of the great flood detailed in the Book of Genesis comes amid continuing controversy among scholars over whether the inundation of the Black Sea more than seven millennia ago was the biblical flood. In the theory posited by British marine archeologist Dr. Sean Kingsley and published in the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Society, the drowning of the...
  • Myths Studied For Tsunami Clues

    08/18/2002 4:58:30 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 614+ views
    ABC News/AP ^ | 8-18-2002
    Myths Studied for Tsunami CluesUniversity of Washington Scientist Probes Indian Myth for Tsunami Clues S E A T T L E, Aug. 12 — When scientists figured out that sea water drowned groves of tall trees up and down the coast of Washington state the same year a tsunami hit Japan, they theorized that a massive earthquake in the Pacific most likely triggered both events. Based on Japanese records, scientists were able to pinpoint a date Jan. 26, 1700 and estimate that the rupture of a long stretch of sea floor had caused a magnitude 9 quake, which would be...
  • Researchers Plot Course Of Ancient American Tsunami (902AD)

    10/28/2002 4:27:53 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 808+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10-28-2002
    Researchers plot course of ancient American tsunami Researchers have calculated the scale of a giant wave that devastated the north west coast of America 1,100 years ago. Japanese scientists used computer modelling to recreate the devastation from the ancient tsunami. The team from the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Kobe say the work will help planners minimise the impact of any future wave. The researchers took clues from silt deposits found in the Puget Sound, a Pacific inlet above earthquake fault lines in the Seattle area. Experts say the tsunami could have reached up to seven metres in...
  • MASSIVE TSUNAMI SWEEPS ATLANTIC COAST IN ASTEROID IMPACT SCENARIO (SURF'S UP)

    05/29/2003 9:57:14 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 33 replies · 998+ views
    UC Santa Cruz Press Release ^ | May 27, 2003 | UC Santa Cruz Press Release
    Massive tsunami sweeps Atlantic Coast in asteroid impact scenario for March 16, 2880 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANTA CRUZ, CA--If an asteroid crashes into the Earth, it is likely to splash down somewhere in the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet's surface. Huge tsunami waves, spreading out from the impact site like the ripples from a rock tossed into a pond, would inundate heavily populated coastal areas. A computer simulation of an asteroid impact tsunami developed by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows waves as high as 400 feet sweeping onto the Atlantic Coast of the...
  • WORRYING ABOUT THE NEXT BIG SPLASH

    06/17/2003 8:01:59 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 9 replies · 436+ views
    Casa Grande Dispatch ^ | 11 June 2003 | Alan Levine
    The headline read: "Massive tsunami sweeps Atlantic Coast in asteroid impact...." It was at that point that I wished that I had taken a speed-reading course, because the rest of the headline read: "...scenario for March 16, 2880." I'm really thankful for all those folks who spend countless hours each week with their eyeballs glued to the small end of a telescope as they search the skies, keeping constant vigil for anything heading toward Earth that's larger than a frozen turkey. The men and women of NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab, college professors and their student assistants and even...
  • SHIP-SINKING MONSTER WAVES REVEALED BY ESA SATELLITES

    07/25/2004 12:36:29 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 42 replies · 4,157+ views
    Ship-sinking monster waves revealed by ESA satellites   Rare photo of a rogue wave     21 July 2004  Once dismissed as a nautical myth, freakish ocean waves that rise as tall as ten-storey apartment blocks have been accepted as a leading cause of large ship sinkings. Results from ESA's ERS satellites helped establish the widespread existence of these 'rogue' waves and are now being used to study their origins.  Severe weather has sunk more than 200 supertankers and container ships exceeding 200 metres in length during the last two decades. Rogue waves are believed to be the major...
  • Indian Town Sees Evidence Of Ancient Tsunami (1500 ya)

    01/15/2005 4:03:42 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,112+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | 1-15-2005
    Indian town sees evidence of ancient tsunamiOnce-powerful city on same spot 'swallowed by the sea' Gautam Singh / APThis ancient Thirupallavaneeswaram Temple is one of the few remnants of ancient Poompuhar, which was a thriving capital city until it was "swallowed by the sea" more than 1,500 years ago.The Associated Press Updated: 2:33 p.m. ET Jan. 14, 2005POOMPUHAR, India - For generations, the people of Poompuhar have spoken of the days when their sleepy fishing town was the capital of a powerful kingdom, and traders came from Rome, Greece and Egypt to deal in pearls and silk. .
  • Tsunami throws up India relics

    02/11/2005 8:30:44 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 54 replies · 2,773+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 11 February, 2005, 13:31 GMT | BBC News
    The deadly tsunami could have uncovered the remains of an ancient port city off the coast in southern India. Archaeologists say they have discovered some stone remains from the coast close to India's famous beachfront Mahabalipuram temple in Tamil Nadu state following the 26 December tsunami. They believe that the "structures" could be the remains of an ancient and once-flourishing port city in the area housing the famous 1200-year-old rock-hewn temple. Three pieces of remains, which include a granite lion, were found buried in the sand after the coastline receded in the area after the tsunami struck. Undersea remains "They...
  • Tsunami throws up India relics - The Tides of Spirituality

    02/12/2005 6:11:11 PM PST · by Red Sea Swimmer · 7 replies · 852+ views
    BBC News, Delhi ^ | Soutik Biswas
    The relics have been buried under the sand for centuries. The deadly tsunami could have uncovered the remains of an ancient port city off the coast in southern India. Archaeologists say they have discovered some stone remains from the coast close to India's famous beachfront Mahabalipuram temple in Tamil Nadu state following the 26 December tsunami. They believe that the "structures" could be the remains of an ancient and once-flourishing port city in the area housing the famous 1200-year-old rock-hewn temple. Three pieces of remains, which include a granite lion, were found buried in the sand after the coastline receded...
  • Tsunami uncovers stone carvings (India)

    02/13/2005 2:20:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 890+ views
    MAMALLAPURAM (Tamil Nadu), Feb. 12. — The tsunami that hit the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu in December has brought to light a big block of stone carvings hidden under water near the world famous shore temple here. Some sculptures which have shot into view include that of lions, a horse, and a miniature cut-in shrine. Archaeological Survey of India has decided to conduct a detailed survey here soon, official sources said. A technical underwater survey is likely to commence around next month. A team of officials and photographers from Delhi are likely to arrive here, situated about 60 km...
  • The sea claimed an ancient capital of India. Now it has given it back

    02/13/2005 8:05:17 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 24 replies · 1,588+ views
    The Independent ^ | 14 February 2005 | Jan McGirk
    Two granite lions placed as guardians of an ancient city proved impotent before the power of the sea. But that same force has brought them to light centuries later. The Boxing Day tsunami has revealed what archaeologists believe to be the lost ruins of an ancient city off Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The 30-metre waves, which reshaped the Bay of Bengal and swept more than 16,000 Indians to their deaths, shifted thousands of tons of sand to unearth the pair of elaborately carved stone lions near the 7th-century Dravidian Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram. Indian archaeologists believe these granite beasts...
  • More Temples Pop Out of Sea-Bed (Uncovered by Tsunami)

    04/02/2005 5:39:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,326+ views
    CHENNAI, March 31. — After the excitement of discovering man made rock structures under sea off Mahabalipuram coast, the excavation team of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has now unearthed traces of two more temples on shore. Adjoining the Shore Temple, these findings could perhaps lend credence to legends about ‘Seven Pagodas (temples)’ having stood on this historic spot, once a flourishing port town under the Pallavas. “We are presently excavating the remains of two structural temples on shore, both to the south of the Shore Temple. They appear to be similar in size to the Shore Temple. And,...
  • New Pallava temple complex discovered in Mahabalipuram

    04/13/2005 11:01:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 418+ views
    Newz ^ | 4/12/05
    In a major success, archaeologists in Mahabalipuram district have discovered remains of a 4th century Hindu temple built by the kings of the majestic Pallava dynasty. Archaeologists say the uncovering is the result of the December 26 tsunami that destroyed the beaches of various South Asian countries and claimed thousands of lives. The archaeologists inform that the newly discovered temple is a complex by itself. "We carried out extensive diving offshore and there we found certain remains which suggested some human activity in the region. To confirm and correlate that, we carried out excavation on this land and during the...
  • Traces Of Tsunami In Ancient City Of Patara (Turkey)

    12/29/2005 11:58:05 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1,840+ views
    Traces of tsunami in ancient city of Patara Tuesday, December 27, 2005 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News Archaeologists claim that an ancient lighthouse located in the ancient city of Patara on Antalya's Mediterranean coast might have been destroyed by a tsunami that hit the region in ancient times. The ruins of the lighthouse were discovered two years ago during excavations that are still under way in Patara. Professor Havva Ýþkan Iþýk, head of Akdeniz University's archaeology department, which is conducting studies in the ancient city, said they believed the lighthouse was destroyed by a tsunami since a human skeleton was...
  • Asteroid Threat Demands Response, Experts Warn

    02/17/2007 11:41:10 AM PST · by blam · 67 replies · 12,232+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-17-2007 | Ivan Semeniuk
    Asteroid threat demands response, experts warn 16:26 17 February 2007 NewScientist.com news service Ivan Semeniuk, San Francisco If the asteroid Apophis hits Earth in 2036, it could slam into the Pacific Ocean, generating a tsunami that could devastate the west coast of North America (Illustration: Don Davis/NASA) Kamchatkans and Venezuelans beware. A 20-million-tonne asteroid could be heading your way. Californians have even more reason to worry - the asteroid is more likely to hit the Pacific Ocean, triggering a tsunami that could devastate the west coast of North America. These are among the scenarios projected for asteroid Apophis, which researchers...