No Evolution Here
Were our first ancestors civilized or uncivilized? Did they wander constantly, hunt and fish for a living? Could they write? Modern science once thought our first ancestors were the most ignorant barbarians. However, the recent findings of archaeologists have altered this concept. Dr. W.W. Dawson, a Canadian scientist, has this to say in his book, “The Bible Confirmed by Science.”
“Neither in Egypt nor in Babylonia has any beginning of civilization been found. As far back as archaeology can take us, man is already civilized, building cities and temples, carving hard stone into artistic forms, and even employing a system of picture writing. Of Egypt it may be said, the older the country the more perfect it is found to be. The fact is a very remarkable one, in view of modern theories of development and of the evolution of civilization out of barbarism. Such theories are not borne out by the discoveries of archaeology. Instead the progress we should expect, we find retrogression and decay. Where we look for the rude beginnings of art, we find an advanced society and artistic perfection. Is it possible that the Biblical view is right after all, and that civilized man has been civilized from the outset?”
The Map of “The Creator”
A find of Bashkir scientists contraries to traditional notions of human history: stone stabs (slabs) which is 120 million years covered with the relief map of Ural Region.
This seems to be impossible. Scientists of Bashkir State University have found indisputable proofs of an ancient highly developed civilization’s existence. The question is about a great plate found in 1999, with picture of the region done according to an unknown technology. This is a real relief map.
Today’s military has almost similar maps. The map contains civil engineering works: a system of channels with a length of about 12,000 km, weirs, powerful dams. Not far from the channels, diamond‑shaped grounds are shown, whose destination is unknown. The map also contains some inscriptions. Even numerous inscriptions. At first, the scientists thought that was Old Chinese language. Though, it turned out that the subscriptions were done in a hieroglyphic‑syllabic language of unknown origin. The scientists never managed to read it¼
“The more I learn the more I understand that I know nothing,”– the doctor of physical and mathematical science, professor of Bashkir State University, Alexander Chuvyrov admits. Namely Chuvyrov made that sensational find. Already in 1995, the professor and his post‑graduate student from China Huan Hun decided to study the hypothesis of possible migration of Old Chinese population to the territory of Siberia and Ural. In an expedition to Bashkiria, they found several rock carvings done in Old Chinese language. These finds confirmed the hypothesis of Chinese migrants. The subscriptions were read. They mostly contained information about trade bargains, marriage and death registration.
Though, during the searches, notes dated the 18th century were found in archives of Ufa governor‑general. They reported about 200 unusual stone stabs (slabs) which were situated not far from the Chandar village, Nurimanov Region. Chuvyrov and his colleague at once decided that stabs (slabs) could be connected with Chinese migrants. Archive notes also reported that in 17th‑18th centuries, expeditions of Russian scientists who investigated Ural Region had studied 200 white stabs (slabs) with signs and patterns, while in early 20th century, archaeologist A. Schmidt also had seen some white stabs (slabs) in Bashkiria. This made the scientist start the search.
In 1998, after having formed a team of his students, Chuvyrov launched the work. He hired a helicopter, and the first expedition carried a flying around of the places where the stabs (slabs) were supposed to be. Though, despite all efforts, the ancient stabs (slabs) were not found. Chuvyrov was very upset and even thought the stabs (slabs) were just a beautiful legend.
The luck was unexpected. During one of Chuvyrov’s trips to the village, ex‑chairman of the local agricultural council, Vladimir Krainov, came to him (apropos, in the house of Krainov’s father, archaeologist Schmidt once staid) and said: “Are you searching for some stone stabs (slabs)? I have a strange stab (slab) in my yard.”“At first, I did not took that report seriously, ‑ Chuvyrov told. – Though, I decided to go to that yard to see it. I remember this day exactly: July 21, 1999. Under the porch of the house, the stab (slab) with some students lied. The stab (slab) was so heavy that we together could not take it out. So I went to the city of Ufa, to ask for help.”
In a week, work was launched in Chandar. After having dug out the stab (slab), the searches were struck with its size: it was 148 cm high, 106 cm wide and 16 cm thick. While it weighed at least one ton. The master of the house made special wooden rollers, so the stab (slab) was rolled out from the hole. The find was called “Dashka’s stone” (in honor of Alexander Chuvyrov’s granddaughter born the day before it) and transported to the university for investigation. After the stab (slab) was cleaned of earth, the scientists could not entrust to their eyes... “At first sight, ‑ Chuvyrov sais, ‑ I understood that was not a simple stone piece, but a real map, and not a simple map, but a three‑dimensional. You
can see it yourself.”
“How did we manage to identify the place? At first, we could not imagine the map was so ancient. Happily, relief of today’s Bashkiria has not changed so much within millions of years. We could identify Ufa Height, while Ufa Canyon is the main point of our proofs, because we carried out geological studies and found its track where it must be according to the ancient map. Displacement of the canyon happened because of tectonic stabs (slabs) which moved from East.
The group of Russian and Chinese specialists in the field of cartography, physics, mathematics, geology, chemistry, and Old Chinese language managed to precisely find out that the stab (slab) contains the map of Ural region, with rivers Belya, Ufimka, Sutolka,”– Alexander Chuvyrov said while showing the lines on the stone to the journalists. – You can see Ufa Canyon – the break of the earth’s crust, stretched out from the city of Ufa to the city of Sterlitimak. At the moment, Urshak River runs over the former canyon.” The map is done on a scale 1:1.1 km.
Alexander Chuvyrov, being a physicist, has got into the habit of entrusting only to results of investigation. While today there are such facts.
Geological structure of the stab (slab) was determined: it consists of three levels. The base is 14 cm chick, made of the firmest dolomite. The second level is probably the most interesting, “made” of diopside glass. The technology of its treatment is not known to modern science. Actually, the picture is marked on this level. While the third level is 2 mm thick and made of calcium porcelain protecting the map from external impact.
“It should be noticed, ‑ the professor said, ‑ that the relief has not been manually made by an ancient stonecutter. It is simply impossible. It is obvious that the stone was machined.” X‑ray photographs confirmed that the stab (slab) was of artificial origin and has been made with some precision tools.
At first, the scientists supposed that the ancient map could have been made by the ancient Chinese, because of vertical inscriptions on the map. As well known, vertical literature was used in Old Chinese language before 3rd century. To check his supposition, professor Chuvyrov visited Chinese empire library. Within 40 minutes he could spend in the library according to the permission he looked through several rare books, though no one of them contained literature similar to that one on the stab (slab).
After the meeting with his colleagues from Hunan university, he completely gave up the version about “Chinese track.” The scientist concluded that porcelain covering the stab (slab) had never been used in China. Although all the efforts to decipher the inscriptions were fruitless, it was found out that the literature had hieroglyphic‑syllabic character. Chuvyrov, however, states he has deciphered one sign on the map: it signifies latitude of today’s city of Ufa.
The longer the stab (slab) was studied, the more mysteries appeared. On the map, a giant irrigative system could be seen: in addition to the rivers, there are two 500‑meter‑wide channel systems, 12 dams, 300‑500 meters wide, approximately 10 km long and 3 km deep each. The dams most likely helped in turning water in either side, while to create them over 1 quadrillion cubic meters of earth was shifted. In comparison with that irrigative system, Volga‑Don Channel looks like a scratch on the today’s relief. As a physicist, Alexander Chuvyrov supposes that now mankind can build only a small part of what is pictured on the map. According to the map, initially, Belaya River had an artificial river‑bad.
It was difficult to determine even an approximate age of the stab (slab). At first, radio carbonic analysis was carried out, afterwards levels of stab (slab) were scanned with uranium chronometer, though the investigations showed different results and the age of the stab (slab) remained unclear. While examining the stone, two shells were found on its surface. The age of one of them – Navicopsina munitus of Gyrodeidae family ‑ is about 500 million years, while of the second one; Ecculiomphalus princeps of Ecculiomphalinae subfamily, is about 120 million years. Namely that age was accepted as a “working version.”“The map was probably created at the time when the Earth’s magnetic pole situated in the today’s area of Franz Josef Land, while this was exactly 120 million years ago, professor Chuvyrov says.
The map we have is beyond of traditional perception of mankind and we need a long time to get used to it. We have got used to our miracle. At first we thought that the stone was about 3,000 years. Though, that age was gradually growing, till we identified the shells ingrained in the stone to sign some objects. Though, who could guarantee that the shell was alive while being ingrained in the map? The map’s creator probably used a petrified find.”
What could be the destination of the map? That is probably the most interesting thing. Materials of the Bashkir find were already investigated in Center of Historical Cartography in Wisconsin, USA. The Americans were amazed. According to them, such three‑dimensional map could have only one destination; a navigational one, while it could be worked out only through aerospace survey. Moreover, namely now in the US, work is being carried out at creation of world three‑dimensional map like that.
Though, the Americans intend to complete the work only to 2010. The question is that while compiling such three‑dimensional map, it is necessary to work over too many figures. “Try to map at least a mountain! Chuvyrov says. The technology of compiling such maps demands super‑power computers and aerospace survey from the Shuttle.” So, who then did created this map? Chuvyrov, while speaking about the unknown cartographers, is wary: “I do not like talks about some UFO and extraterrestrial. Let us call the author of the map simply; the creator.”
It looks like that who lived and built at that time used only air transport means: there are no highways on the map. Or they, probably, used water ways. There is also an opinion, that the authors of the ancient map did not live there at all, but only prepared that place for settlement through draining the land. This seems to be the most probable version, though nothing could be stated for the time being. Why not to assume that the authors belonged to a civilization which existed earlier?
Latest investigations of the map bring one sensation after another. Now, the scientists are sure of the map being only a fragment of a big map of the Earth. According to some hypothesis, there were totally 348 fragments like that. The other fragments could be probably somewhere near there. In outskirts of Chandar, the scientists took over 400 samples of soil and found out that the whole map had been most likely situated in the gorge of Sokolinaya Mountain (Falcon Mountain). Though, during the glacial epoch it was torn to pieces. But if the scientists manage to gather the “mosaic,” the map should have an approximate seize of 340 x 340 m. After having studied the archive materials, Chuvyrov ascertained approximate place where four pieces could be situated: one could lie under one house in Chandar, the other under the house of merchant Khasanov, the third under one of the village baths, the fourth under the bridge’s pier of the local narrow‑gauge railway.
In the meanwhile, Bashkir scientists send out information about their find to different scientific centers of the world; in several international congresses, they have already given reports on the subject: The Civil Engineering Works Map of an Unknown Civilization of South Ural.”
The find of Bashkir scientists has no analogues. With only one exclusion. When the research was at its height, a small stone – chalcedony ‑ got to professor Chuvyrov’s table, containing a similar relief. Probably somebody, who saw the stab (slab) wanted to copy the relief. Though, who and why?
W.W. Prescott in his book, “The Spade and the Bible” says,
“Not a ruined city has been opened up that has given any comfort to unbelieving critics or evolutionists. Every find of archaeologists in the Bible lands has gone on to confirm and confound its enemies.”
Life centered around the temple. The temple towers of Babylonia were of the same design, a series of vast, almost square platforms, with stairways leading up. The shrine for the god was on the top.
Th ziggurats at Ur had three to eight platforms. The shrine at the top was in blue glazed brick with a golden metal roof. The Babylonian word ziggarat means a pinnacle on top of a mountain. The theory is that the ancient conquerors of these plains, were mountaineers who, either from homesickness or from religious conservatism or both, wished to worship their god on the high places as they had always done. In Chaldea they had to make the high places with their own hands. The account of the building the tower of Babel is the record of such an event.
In Genesis 11:2-3 we read;
“And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they said one to another, God to, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and asphalt had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build a city and a tower whose top may reach into heaven.”
These temples were not only places of worship. Around their courts were store houses for the tithes and offerings brought in by the faithful worshipers, or paid as rent by tenants. There were living quarters for the priests and the temple servants. There were workshops and factories where the men and women, attached to the temple were employed, spinning and weaving into cloth the wool which the farmers brought. There was also casting and hammering into art objects the copper and silver paid as tithes by the merchants of the city.
Exhaustive accounts were kept of what was received and what was disbursed. Immense cattle yards were kept where the live stock, given to the temple, were cared for. Contracts were found setting forth their responsibilities and regulating their profits, documents referring to granaries, freight boats, etc.
The temple stood in relation to the people as the state does in modern times and the records here are of administration. The records show an efficient and well organized community. Each person had a cylinder seal, which was rolled over the wet clay and used in place of a signature. These seals are very small, some only 5/8ths of an inch long. It took great skill and very tiny tools to carve these. Various semi precious stones were used. One of gold was found in the tomb of a queen.
About 3750 B.C., the art of the seal reached perhaps its highest expression. They carved figures whose physical characteristics were emphasized realistically. At the center of the composition there was a panel containing an inscription. One inscription shows a bearded hero watering buffalo from a vase out of which flowed two streams, then it shows water and a rock border at the bottom. The inscription names Ibnisharrum as the owner of the seal and dedicates it to Shargalisharri, king of Akkad. He was a grandson of Sargon, or Cain as we know him. This whole scene was on a cylinder seal less than an inch long and perhaps the size of ones little finger. No modern jewel engraver could do better.
Because it is difficult to imagine life other than in terms of that which they knew, they assumed that man’s occupations and needs hereafter would be similar to what they have been in the past, that the next world is a continuation of this world. Whatever a man used in this lifetime he will use after death. The woman took her spindle, needle, mirror and her cosmetics. The carpenter took his saw and chisels, the soldier his weapons of war. The king must be provided with a goodly sample of his pomp on earth. It is not surprising then that the archaeologists derives most of his material from the cemeteries of the old world.
What he finds illustrates not only their beliefs and burial customs, but also their life style. From the royal tombs at Ur, dating about 3000 B.C., come some very beautiful things. The famous gold dagger of Ur, a weapon whose blade is gold, its hilt of lapis lazuli decorated with gold studs, and it sheath of gold filigree work. With it was another object scarcely less remarkable. It was a cone shaped container of gold, ornamented with a spiral pattern and containing a set of little toilet instruments, tweezers, lancet and pencil, also of gold.
The royal graves all had a harp. The most magnificent yet found, has a sounding box bordered with a broad edging of mosaic in red, white and blue. The two uprights were encrusted with white shell and lapis lazuli and red stone arranged in zones separated with wide gold bands. Shell plaques engraved with animal scenes adorned the front. Above these projected a splendid head of a bearded bull wrought in heavy gold, with a lapis lazuli beard.
Queen Shubad, on her deathbed, wore an ornate headdress of a long gold hair ribbon covered by beaded wreaths with gold pendants. She also wore heavy gold earrings and a golden Spanish type comb with five points ending in lapis centered flowers of gold. By the side of the body lay a second headdress. On a diadem, made of soft white leather, had been sewn thousands of minute lapis lazuli beads. Against this background of solid blue, were set a row of exquisitely fashioned gold animals, stags, gazelles, bulls and goats. Between them there were clusters of pomegranates, three fruits hanging together shielded by their leaves. There was a helmet of beaten gold made to fit low over the head with cheek pieces to protect the face. It was in the form of a wig, the locks of hair hammered in relief, the individual hairs shown by delicate lines. The ears were rendered in high relief and are pierced so as not to interfere with hearing.
Sir Leonard Wooley, who headed the expedition at Ur. said,
“As an example of the goldsmiths work, this is the most beautiful thing we have found. If there were nothing else by which the art of these ancient Summerians could be judged we should still, on the strength of it alone, accord them high rank in the roll of civilized races.”
THE CONTENTS OF THE TOMBS ILLUSTRATES A VERY HIGHLY DEVELOPED STATE OF SOCIETY. A society n which the architect was familiar with all the basic principles of construction known to us today. They commonly used not only the column, but the arch, vault, and the dome. Architectural forms which were not to find the way into the western world for hundreds of years. The craftsmen in metal possessed a knowledge of metallurgy and a great technical skill. The merchant carried on a far flung trade and recorded his transactions in writing. The army was well organized and victorious, agriculture prospered, and great wealth gave scope to luxury
Each and everyone of these advanced civilizations were destroyed by miscegenation; the bringing in of other races not as advanced intellectually as themselves and through the process of time, their mental abilities and intelligence was brought down, and not brought up.
Not all the world had a high culture for basically only those who have it now, had it them. Sir Charles Marston in his book, “The Bible Comes Alive” says,
“All stages of civilization exist today throughout the world, and so far as we are aware, always have existed. And where glorious monuments certify to a great past, those who now dwell around them often testify to a great decay.”
The old truths of the Bible, which are ever new, will abide. Like their author, they are “The same yesterday, and today, and forever.” They can’t be shaken. Current world history is fulfilling the Bible’s prophecies. Its truth is written on the ruins of earthly kingdoms. Neither the Bible nor Babylonian excavations know anything of uncivilized man. Life at the beginning was necessarily simple, but it was not only enlightened, it was cultured.