Global flood. Fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo's work
And the water on the earth intensified tremendously, so that all the high mountains, which are under the whole heaven, were covered; fifteen cubits water rose above them, and mountains were covered. And all flesh moving on the earth, and birds, and cattle, and animals, and all the reptiles crawling on the ground, and all people, lost their lives; all that had the breath of the spirit of life in their nostrils on land died. Every creature that was on the surface of the earth was destroyed; from man to cattle, and reptiles, and birds of the air, everything was destroyed from the earth, only Noah remained and that [was] with him in the ark.
Genesis 7: 17-23
Genesis 7: 17-23
Historical science against pseudoscience. We continue our story about the Flood, today we would like to slightly change the vector of the story and again indulge in memories of childhood and youth, and memories that are directly related to our topic. And it so happened that somewhere in the year 1964 in the almanac “The World of Adventures” I read the work of Alexander Gorbovsky “Fourteen Millennia ago” (World of Adventures. Moscow: Children's Literature, 1963. Book 9. P. 369-420). Read very seriously affected my fragile baby soul. In fact, for the first time I came across an alternative history of mankind, which was also served very skillfully, and ... became an ardent admirer of it. Where are today's supporters of the Tartarian Rus, including Fomenko and K! I saw that the truth was revealed to me in its pure form, which others ... simply do not want to see. However, the last straw to break the back of a camel was an article in the journal Technika - Youth by science fiction writer Alexander Kazantsev. I’ve already watched the movie “Planet of the Storms” by this time, I’ve already read the book “The Grandsons of Mars,” and then this article. In general, I’m like ... well, I won’t write specifically to anyone, demolished my head completely and brought out the last brains. I immediately began to collect all the facts confirming all these fabrications. I quoted Gorbovsky’s book by heart and prepared a lecture for the younger schoolchildren “The Mysteries of the Ancient Earth”. It went with a bang! And then there was Kazantsev’s novel “Faets” in the magazine “Seeker” and the film “Memoirs of the Future” by Erich von Deniken arrived. In a word, everything turned out one to one.
Here is the beginning of this article in the journal "Technology - Youth"
And then studying at a university, and giving lectures along the lines of OK Komsomol. One lecture, so to speak, “for the glory of the party and government”, but the second was allowed to be chosen at the request of the lecturer. Well, I chose! Presented all the materials, read to the "responsible employees", they approved, and things went! True, at that time these “revelatory” lectures were somehow treated with great, I would say, understanding. And tolerance, or something ... Well, there is such an opinion, and there is. Interesting, but no more. That is, no one has blamed scientists for deceiving and hiding any secrets. Here it is: “They study!” Here is a movie, here is an article, here is a book, here is a lecture. And when they asked me why “they” didn’t arrive again, I blamed everything on Einstein’s paradox and said in a grave voice: “We are still flying back!” It really worked! But then he began to study, saw that everything is banal explanation, and “put” it on the aliens completely. Still, specialized comprehensive education is a thing!
As for Gorbovsky, he wrote many books, including the Riddles of Ancient History (1966), The Abducted Minds (1969), The Year 2000 onwards (1978), and Without a Single Shot, in line with the paradoxical tradition and little-studied phenomena. From the history of Russian military intelligence ”(together with Julian Semenov, 1983),“ Closed pages of history ”(together with Julian Semenov, 1988),“ Facts, conjectures, hypotheses ”(1988),“ Prophets and seers in their Fatherland ”(1990 ), “Other Worlds” (1991), “Secret Power, Invisible Power” (1991), “Sorcerers, Healers, Prophets” (1993), and each of them them in their own meaningful and interesting. And now with his view of the Flood we will meet today.
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It is interesting that the description of the flood among many peoples coincides with the text in the Bible, although they never read it. It says that “water covered the earth for fifteen cubits”, but even in Maya the same fifteen cubits appear in the flood story. The Aztecs also had their Noah, only their name was Nata, and he also escaped because the god Titlacahuan had warned him about this misfortune in advance and advised: “Don’t make any more wine from agave, but start hammering the trunk of a large cypress and enter it when in the month of Tozontli, water will reach heaven. ” When later Nata ended, and his wife lit a fire, and they began to fry fish on it. The gods were angry that someone was saved and wanted to complete the destruction of the human tribe, but Titlacahuan stood up for them and thereby saved them a second time.
Well, in the Bible, Noah also makes a fire and, by the smell of smoke from the sacrificial fire, God finds out that some people were saved. But biblical myths are thought to date back to the Babylonian, earlier sources. And here the similarities are even greater. The gods “gathered like flies” to the smell of the victim, and just like their fellow gods from Mexico, they got angry and decided to destroy all the saved people. But the god Ea, who warned the righteous Whitnapishtim and his wife about the flood, stood up for them. Noah, to find out if the flood ended, let out a raven and a dove. And he repeated it three times. But the Indians of the West Indies and Mexico are all the same, and in the end one of the birds also brings a green branch in its beak. In clay tablets with the text of the epic about Gilgamesh there is a mention of the rainbow, heralding the end of the flood. But even in the book “Chilam Balam,” the Mayan priests wrote about the flood: “And a rainbow appeared in the sky, which meant that everything on earth was destroyed.” And here is another Toltec tradition from Mexico: “After the few people survived after the flood, and after they had time to multiply, they built a tall tower ... But their tongues suddenly mixed up, they could no longer understand each other and went to live to different parts of the earth. " For the Jews, this tower was called Ba Bel (hence Babylon), which means the “Gate of God.” But in America, this tower is also called the "Gate of God", although phonetically it sounds differently.
But this impressive picture did not leave anyone indifferent in 1968. I mean readers of TM. That's just, A. Kazantsev himself was in this case not up to par. Although he brought a drawing of a plate from the temple in Palenque, but did not arrange it correctly, one should not look at it that way. And besides, he didn’t use his own photo, but a reprint from Deniken’s book, and he ... just added a little black here with playful pens, put together the details there, and that’s how he got out ... a rocket. If Kazantsev could visit Palenque and take pictures of everything there, he would see that there is a big difference between Deniken’s drawing and the original of the stove, and then he wouldn’t succeed with the Mayan rocket!
“Even the mountains hid under the water,” the Mesoamerican Indians write about the flood. And the Indians of Peru report that "there was such a great flood that the sea came out of its shores, the land was flooded and all people died ... Water rose above the highest mountains." There are similar messages and the peoples of Africa. But the Greeks described the flood as the result of the action of two gods: Zeus and Poseidon, who worked together. But here's what is interesting: among the Persians in the Zend-Oveste book it was written that “water throughout the earth stood at the height of human growth ...” That is, its level was much lower than in America. While in China there are myths that say that when a disaster struck the earth, the waters not only did not flood the land (as it was in America), but also in Africa and Europe, but, on the contrary, sailed away from the coast in the direction southeast. That is, it turns out that something like a huge tsunami was running around the globe, and if somewhere the wave hid the mountains, then, accordingly, there was an ebb on the opposite side. And the height of the flood was decreasing all the time: in Central America it reached the tops of high mountains, in Greece it was at the height of hills and tall trees, and in Persia it stood only at the level of human growth.
About the coming Flood warned. Gods, as well as some other people who knew about him in advance. And not just warned, but advised to build towers, high towers, and to escape in them. For example, the Indians of Arizona and Mexico say that before the catastrophe, a great man named Montezuma built a tall tower, but it was destroyed by God. Legends of the Sierra Nevada Indians tell about the aliens who built high stone towers. In Hawaii, and now there are strange pyramidal mounds, called "places of salvation", where the ancestors of the Hawaiians allegedly escaped from the flood. In the Vedas, it is also written about shelters where it was required to collect "sheep, and cows, and birds, and dogs, and a red flaming fire."
Well, Arab scholars, in particular Abu Balkhi (IX-X centuries A.D.), wrote that pyramids were built specifically for protection from the flood in Lower Egypt. However, our local "sages" wrote about the same thing. So, twenty years ago, in one of our Penza newspapers it was written that a firefighter from Mokshan (one of our regional centers) was fond of history and believed that the pyramids in Egypt were built as ... breakwaters. To protect against the tidal wave, which, of course, will occur when the waters of the oceans fill the mine workings made by unreasonable people, and the voids from pumping oil, and the globe will tip over on its side. I remember, then I looked at the calendar: is not April the first hour? But no! I had to write a response material ...
This is how the tidal wave of the Flood moved, and the red circles mark the places where legendary information was most preserved about it
Well, if without laughter, then yes, the Flood could well be an echo of some global catastrophe caused by the fall of a large cosmic body, well, let's say into the Pacific Ocean, and it fell along a very gentle trajectory, going from West to East. The blow fell on the central part of the Pacific Ocean, and the resulting wave continued to move by inertia and flooded Central and South America, spread across the Atlantic and reached Africa and Europe, but was already quite low in the region of Greece and Iran. But the sea from the coast of China really "left". But is it really so, today it is unlikely to be able to confirm with a high degree of accuracy.
So, as you can see, dear readers of VO, we began to consider the problem of the Flood in our country a long time ago, back in the days of the USSR. But still not particularly advanced, so to speak, on a global scale. Mankind has had a lot more pressing tasks! Therefore, for any fantasies, today we have complete expanse!
To be continued ...