When looking through the historical records of unusual phenomena, one's amazing abilities and achievements, noticed an interesting pattern. It should establish some idea of the state as the dominant ideology, as an element of human life loses presence miracle stories. Mermaids, dwarves and goblins like hiding in their most secret refuge, fearing that people dubbed them the devil incarnate. Disappear and report wizards, as if they cease to be born, but at the same time, there are more reports on the punished and executed for heresy "servants of the devil."
Amazing art magic or stay abroad of such a society, and the news of the miracle only bring stories of travelers who had been in long-distance "heathen" countries. Sometimes missionaries themselves Christian Church, unable to resist the charm of mystery, was surprised to describe what they saw there.
At the end of XVII century Catholic monks who had been in China, talked about the unusual aquarium, which consisted of a glass vessel and a special clear liquid. More for him nothing was required, even fish. When the liquid is poured into the vessel, he seemed full of them. When the liquid is poured, is empty. So the Chinese repeatedly fills the tank to the monks repeatedly to verify unusual phenomenon. What was it — a miracle of optics and chemistry — we will never know.
Description of other curiosities East leads Abbot Haq, sincere and tireless missionary, in a book about his travels, which he called "Journey to Tibet". It is a story about an unusual pattern in a lamasery in Tibet. It was written in plain canvas, and only consisted of a canvas and frame, what he personally made sure the abbot. She portrayed the landscape with the moon, and there would be nothing unusual in the picture, if the moon on it ideally not repeat this behavior of the moon in the sky. New moon, full moon, or only the people of the moon, all in reality.
"You can see in the picture on this planet in the form of a half moon, crescent or full moon shining brightly, hiding in the cloud, and again looking out of it just like her heavenly sister. Short, is the most accurate reproduction of a pale and radiant queen of the night, which in the old days worshiped by so many people. "
It can be assumed that the Tibetans knew special herbal substance subtly responsive to the changing phases of the moon, and knew how to make them paint. But how to draw the moon learned about cloud in the sky, covering a prototype, and even respond to that?
…During the reign of Pope Paul III (1534-1549) in Rome on the Appian Way was discovered an ancient tomb daughter of Cicero, the Roman statesman, who lived in the first century BC. The body of a young woman floating in a clear fluid, and because of it is so well preserved that the deceased seemed to be asleep, even after fifteen hundred years of his death. But the most interesting was a burning lamp, which stood at her feet. When the tomb was opened, it goes off.
This lamp was kind of "unquenchable lamp", which are mentioned in the works of many historians and writers of antiquity. Augustine (354-430), the holy catholic Church, described such a lamp that burned in the temple of Venus. Neither wind nor rain could not extinguish it. Writer Pausanius (II century) saw the same in the temple of Minerva at Athens, and the historian Plutarch (46-120) — in the Egyptian temple of Jupiter Ammon. He, like Augustine, argued that the elements were not able to put it out *.
Roman scholar Pliny the Elder (23-79) reported that the wick of the lamp was made of asbestos, whose name came from the Greek and means "unquenchable." They said that if it be able to light, it can not be extinguished. Often the device unquenchable lamp used gold, explained by the fact that it is able to absorb a pair of fuel, which in ordinary combustion consumes more than the very fire, and the evaporation due to the heat. And the most important thing in this fixture — a special way to clean the oil that has passed multiple distillation and filtration of special substances.
The Roman historian Livy (59 BC -17) wrote that a lot of these fixtures in his time, found in underground temples and tombs of ancient Memphis in Egypt. These fires, burning, maybe not forever, but an unusually long time, protect the peace of mummies. When the tomb was opened, they went out. — From desecration, as explained tradition.
It is credited with the invention of the Egyptians ever-burning lamps, from which a student learned the secret of their priests Moses. According to the Bible, a lamp he used in marching church-tent, when walking through the wilderness years of restrained passion of its people: "And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring pure oil, brought down from olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always ". (Exodus, XXVII, 20).
There were other achievements of chemistry.
In the reign of Tiberius, Emperor of Rome (42 BC. E. — 37 BC. Oe.) In his palace one pilgrim brought the glass bowl and argued that it can not be beat. Tiberius threw it on the marble floor, and from it, to the surprise of everyone, not split off a single piece. Formed only a small dent, which we immediately corrected the hammer. ** In this regard, the emperor was told that there is a method of special treatment of ordinary glass, through which you can make it not only malleable, but also as a viscous gum that can stretch out in a long, thin thread.
But the secret of this technology has remained a mystery. Maybe because he was still fresh in the memory of the unfortunate wizard that Tiberius ordered to cut off his head for the discovery and production of metal, such as white and shining like silver, but it is extremely easy. Tiberius was afraid that the new metal to press the silver and gold, and undermine the financial well-being of the empire.
* "Lib. De Defectu Oraculorum".
** Wendell Phillips, "The lost knowledge."
Wrote about Pliny the Elder *. What was the metal? Maybe magnesium? Or aluminum? Or maybe it's fiction?
China is in the tomb of the commander-Zhu Zhou, who died at the beginning of the III century. The relief decoration on it, according to the results of spectral analysis to contain 85 percent aluminum. ** And in Poland near the city of Kielce during limestone mining workers unearthed a well-preserved sword, the handle of which was decorated with inlaid copper alloy 10 percent, 5 percent magnesium and the same 85 percent aluminum. Made sword, according to the conclusions of archaeologists, in the year 400 BC
Both metals — magnesium, and aluminum — are considered to be new to science. Magnesium as the metal was "first" discovered in 1808 by British scientist Humphry Davy, and aluminum as new furor at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1855, when the successful years of attempts to distinguish it from the alumina. "Silver Clay," as it was then called, were able to obtain only with the invention of electricity and electrolysis. Another method of extraction of aluminum from natural materials is still unknown. So, electricity already owned two and a half thousand years ago?
In present-day Iraq during the excavation of the ancient city of Seleucia, archaeologists found clay vessels, which are embedded in a copper cylinder with iron cores, the same solder alloy of lead and tin, which is used in modern electronics. Following the pattern of the time these damaged blood vessels have been made such as new experimental models, and when they poured electrolyte — bluestone, they have to give an electric current voltage of six volts. When connecting many of these vessels in the battery could get any current tension. The antiquity of these batteries — two thousand years.
But still there is something that everyone can, if desired touch, not buried under silt river silt and sand desert that is not locked in the vaults of museums and research laboratories. And worth thousands and thousands of years before by the indestructible over time.
This — megaliths, construction of giant stones. Representation of them as primitive crop calendars and clumsy traps for rhino is a thing of the past, and the more we know about them, the greater becomes our image of the unknown creators.
Their size and weight are incomprehensible, and their location planetary. In Europe, this area of their distribution — Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Caucasus, Crimea, North-West Russia, only one of the archaeologists Caucasus Institute of Archaeology of the USSR during the study period 1967-1976 counted more than two thousand. *** In the Mediterranean, the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, the Balearics, Malta, Mallorca. In Asia — Jordan, Turkey, India, Japan, the Russian Far East, Tuva and Khakassia. In Africa — Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, the Sahara desert, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt. In South America — Peru and Bolivia, in the North — the USA.
* Venetsky SI, "Tales of the metal."
** Igor Tsarev, "Encyclopedia of anomalous phenomena."
*** Chernobrov VA, "Encyclopedia of mysterious places of the Earth."
These structures, although different in detail, but are a few basic types, which were of the same builders around the world. This menhirs, rows of stones set vertically, which stretch over long distances; cromlechs — circular concentric construction; dolmens — structures in which the stone slabs placed and stacked in the walls and ceiling like "House of Cards", but details are precisely adjusted to each other, making them extremely stable. And there are just lumps, hoisted on its own center of gravity, so that they are able to swing the touch of a finger, in spite of its enormous weight.
One of the dolmens in the Caucasus today tried to move to another place. Transported by the most powerful cranes, but try as he might, could not dock at assembly stones with each other as tight as it was done in ancient times.
Then who built them? For what? And what kind of force would be the creators of all these buildings?
Single rocking stones of the ancient peoples definitely associated with the art of prediction. The Celts, an ancient people who inhabited the Western Europe, they were called the "Stone of Destiny", "stones of the court," "Prophecy stone", "stone-oracle", Phoenicians spoke of them as sentient stones. The fact that with the help of them you can get predictions, wrote in his writings, Photius (810-890-s.), The patriarch of Constantinople, an expert on ancient literature, Damastsy (458-538), Greek philosopher, Asclepiades (128-56 to BC), the Roman physician. Arnobius (3 — early. 4.), Christian Latin writer, admitted that he was never able to get past this "speaker" of the stone and ask him a question, "which sometimes gets a clear and concise answer in a low voice" *. And all the traditions agree that these stones are endowed with a special energy and able to respond to even the thought of man. Only need to be able to call them to talk.
The most ancient megaliths are dating to the fourth millennium BC. Although six thousand years are in themselves great age, archaeologists recognized that it may not be accurate, since it is determined only by age hearths, posted about them old man, and fires could burn anyone, anytime. Besides, the creators of the megaliths, gives them some sense of a cult, would be unlikely to hold dinner under the roof of their sacred buildings.
Ancient name of megalithic structures themselves revealing. In Sweden, they were called "tombs with corridors" in Russia, Siberia, Peru and Bolivia, "a place of burial," in Germany, "the graves of giants," the same way — "the graves of giants" — in Spain, Palestine, Algeria, in Sardinia. In India it is — "the grave Giants Dayita and Rakshasas." Cromlech Stonehenge in England was called "the dance of the giants." In short, everywhere — "burial" and "grave", and everywhere — "giants."
* Quoted Blavatsky in "The Secret Doctrine", Vol 2.
No remains of giants usually under them are not, but, meanwhile, the oldest and most common method of burial was burned, and if that was burned in the funeral practice megalith builders, the names they may indicate who exactly were the builders. And no wonder if many people tell stories about the period when the planet was inhabited by giants — "titans", "Atlantis", "Dayita", "Asuras". In the words of the Book of Genesis (VI, 4), "The giants lived in those days on the earth."
Even in the times of the ancient Greeks, according to the historian Diodorus of Sicily (c. 90-21 BC), lived such people tremendous growth. And, apparently, as an exception, can be occasionally found some physical evidence of their existence. Thus, the abbot Pegus, who lived in the XIX century, in his work "Volcanoes of Greece" wrote: "Next to the volcano island of Thera were found giants with enormous skulls, buried under huge rocks, construction of which, at least, must have required Herculean strength" *.
And in different places on the planet are stones, which impressed the human foot prints or hand enormous size. Katun river in the Altai blocks a huge piece of rock in which the trace of the hand of the giant imprinted as if for a boulder was volleyball ball. On the island of Ceylon, the stone with the imprint of his feet is revered as the Buddha's footprint. Wold in the plateau in southern Africa footprint, depressed by 15 centimeters in the granite rock in length is 1 meter 30 centimeters and a maximum width — 76 centimeters. In the printout of the legs are visible even stuck his fingers Mezhuyev clumps of soil. **
Next, as it were melted, and this suggests that there was some way to give the body the properties of hydrofluoric acid, softening stone. At first glance, it's incredible, but there are plants, the juice of which dissolves the stone. In Tibet, a herb called AUA duti, animal, having eaten it, he stepped on a rock, always leaves a trace. And in South America, the Indians know this plant was one of the ancient secrets that helped them build a structure of stone, perfectly adjusted to each other. Stones, processed vegetable juice, for a time acquired properties of clay, and then you can not just print in addition to close to each other, but also to make contact on the faces of convexity and concavity, as in modern children's designer, which made construction extremely resistant to earthquakes.
We are now, as we see not yet frozen concrete or asphalt, it's hard to resist the temptation to capture it for many years to stamp their feet or hands. Probably, and the giants of antiquity knew the feeling, and the more they indulged in a fun, if able to perpetuate their mark even in granite.
But the question is — why did these finds are the exception? Why utensils giants and their autographs are not planted with ancient layers of the Earth, as with broken shards and arrowheads parking lot of our not too big ancestors?
Here will help us to understand the same majestic ancient stones — dolmens, menhirs and cromlechs.
* Quoted in De Mirville "Pneumatology", "Des Esprits", III, 46-48. (EP Blavatsky, "The Secret Doctrine", v. 2).
** Journal "Unbelievable. Legendary. Obvious" № 4, 1998, p.4, Viktor Nikitin, the article "On Earth, live 10-meter men."
It is noticed that they seem to gravitate to the sea, the coastline, and the closer to the ocean, the more their size and antiquity, like their creators, moving inland, gradually shrinking and losing in force. And legends are researchers megaliths even further — to the bottom of the ocean. According to the legends of the Celts, Britain — "the land to give the" * — used to be much larger and extended far into the sea, but the water absorbed by the land, and with it, and most of its inhabitants. Then, according to the legend, and the logic of placing the megaliths at the bottom of the sea, they can be even more than the famous Stonehenge. All material traces the life of giants to be found there.
Floods, antediluvian peoples Giants — is the main, the main reservoir in the myths of most ancient peoples, telling of the creation of the world and human history. The myths of the ancestors of giants killed during the terrible earthquakes and floods, and entire countries are sea bottom. Few survivors give rise to a new human race and rule as divine kings.
But can it be that in nature? What science says about it?
And science is an interesting thing. Science — hundreds of thousands of people living in constant search. Therefore science accurately be described by the word "process" rather than "knowledge." Scientists accumulated vast store of facts and discoveries. At the same time, the view of science — it is a point of view of most scientists in a certain subject or problem. The first — the accumulation of facts and discoveries — can be compared to rushing at full speed express train. And the second — the majority opinion — with a huge, unwieldy wagon, which is not only difficult moves on rails, but slowly turns toward the new observations and discoveries. This slowness is due, most likely, the majority of scientists, specializing in which to grasp, address the issue from the viewpoints of different fields of knowledge — a difficult task. The more global the new truth, the greater the period required for its adoption. To recognition of the theory of relativity, Einstein spent half a century. The theory of the extinction of the dinosaurs due to collision with the Earth large cosmic body ten years ago was discussed as a controversial hypothesis, although based on a simple fact — the presence of "iridium anomaly," a thin layer of material in the Earth's outer layers. Now this theory has already voiced in the textbooks and popular science publications as self evident truth. For acceptance also took some time. And always, at any time, we live in a time when the process takes place of birth and growth of some theories, and — aging, death of others. What is already dying out as wrong or goes as part of a more general theory, for us, represents the past in the worldview of science and humanity. That which has not yet had time to make his way through the pile and break the old concepts, takes the name of "innovative", "crazy", "weird" hypotheses. As a young man is prone to bold, decisive innovation, in adulthood, especially in old age — to conservatism. The opinion of science as a whole define venerable men, who managed to get a solid scientific titles and gained credibility in the eyes of the majority, but to this age conservatism becomes part of their world and defines prejudice to anything new. Because of these psychological reasons science in general shows great slowness, without having to acquire a powerful stream of new observations.
* I. Tsarev, "esoteric knowledge, where are they?"
In the arguments of the flood facts and discoveries now taking bout the old theory of global plate tectonics, which began to make its way to recognition in the early XX century. She gained weight for a century and a huge momentum and now its global close to many scientists the possibility of any other major movements and shifts in the earth's crust, except that it allows.
This theory was born from a simple observation that the continents of the planet Earth, if their profiles combine with each other, well converge to form a single unit. There was a suggestion that many, many millions of years ago was one continent, which later split into several parts, and gradually dispersed in different directions, creating a modern continents. Metaphorically it can be presented as pieces of foam broke away from one large piece and blurring the water in different directions.
From a purely speculative point of view, and given the current slow "drift" of the continents, the theory is beautiful. But what if we do this speculative more accurate, punctual and more suitable for the experiment, even if only in your mind? It takes a little time, but will some surprises.
We usually, speaking or thinking about the land and the water, and relating to the size of the planet, imagine the lake and the sea as large cavities, holes and cracks in the solid earth, and the mountains — big, towering above the arrays. But let us imagine that we want to build a scale model of the relief of the planet — a globe, which accurately observing all proportion. Mountains of papier-mache, and the sea of any transparent material. For a start, we need to figure out the exact proportions and this line of mountains of paper, and the thickness of transparent material — thicker oceans.
What we choose the size of the globe? Meter, two meters, and even five meters will be very uncomfortable size. Why — will soon become clear. Pick the size that is easier to relate to the size of the planet in order to facilitate calculations.
So. The average radius of the Earth — 6371 km. Diameter, respectively — 12,742 km.
For convenience we take the size of our globe in the same figure, but not in miles, but in millimeters — 12 742 mm. In meters it — 12 meters plus 74 centimeters and 2 millimeters. And the exact relation of our globe and the earth will be one in a million. One millimeter on the globe is one kilometer on the planet. At such levels do not even have to count anything. Eleven kilometers Mariana Trench, the deepest abyss in the world's oceans — is a dimple at eleven millimeters on our globe, and the nine-hill on it — it is 8 miles 848 yards of the largest Himalayan peaks.
And here we have a globe with four stories in height. And, presenting accurate, precise proportions, we see the following picture:
Ideal ball high with four stories. Flattening at the poles in this huge area, which is so much talk of only 10 millimeters, and we will not even notice. The surface of the globe in a little rough, rough thickness of 2 to 9 millimeters — our mountain ranges and the highest peaks. Much of the globe covered by water (or imitation) the average thickness of 4-6 mm, that is — with a glass window. Under this layer a few scratches, the deepest of which — 11 millimeters — the Mariana Trench.
And all this "change" — on the ball with a four-story house. Such are the proportions.
Come on. We shall take out a piece of our globe, as of watermelon, so that you can see inside. And then we'll see: hard shell of the planet — the lithosphere — has a thickness of 15-30 cm, it is divided into chunks (lithospheric plates), which float on the asthenosphere semi — interlayer separating the hard shell from the rest of the contents of the densest planet — the mantle and core. Multimeter 15-30 centimeters thick pieces float on the surface of the ball with a four-story house, move, move, crawl under each other and crawl out from under each other. And they thin-thin layer of water in 5 millimeters.
Now imagine that we, as a cosmic force, putting a hand to these pieces on the globe, and are beginning to slowly shift. What will happen from our five millimeter ocean? Utter something. As plates move so slowly, even over millions of years to land does not change its shape, and the ocean is not splashed or out of its sides? It is the task of the incredible.
Can take any encyclopedia of geology, carefully examine all these plates and their movement and ensure that the profiles of the continents not coincide with a combination of their origin from a common piece, but for other reasons. But for us it does not matter now. What is interesting — imagine whether moving plates change landforms and oceans?
For such a change pieces of the lithosphere on our globe will have a little bit, just a couple of millimeters, or even by a millimeter, raise or lower. Not even by the pieces, and their edges, that is one of their edges slightly pripodnimut, others will sink. Only a millimeter. And to expose the bottom of the oceans and the land became the sea, raising and lowering it for the full effect to occur only on some santimetrik. For example, the African plate, which on the surface of the globe has an area of 9.5 to 11 meters, will have to lift one end of an inch, and the other lower. And this despite the fact that, in terms of proven scientific data plate can crawl on each other, collide, move up and down, forming mountain ranges and ocean trenches.
Still need to take into account the tsunami — wave height in hundreds of feet washing off everything in its path in earthquakes in marine areas. For the emergence of such a wave two lithospheric plates have shifted relative to each other by only a meter. This happens when they are moving slowly, when for hundreds of years in interfacing boards accumulated enormous power and reaching a critical point, solid earth falls or rises in an instant. On the scale of our globe a meter of this shift will be equal to a thousandth (!) Of a millimeter. The same African plate size 9.5 to 11 meters and a thickness of 15-30 centimeters lower or raise its one edge of a thousandth of a millimeter, and this planet will go on a destructive tsunami — "Flood."
On the basis of this model, it is easier to allow "easy" hang down under water ridges than diverging continents — the crown of the lithospheric plates, exposed water. If you clearly imagine a precise model, it is clear that we live in a remarkably quiet, extremely quiet geologically time with his registrable 10,000 a year tremors. The planet simply breathing, or her little chill. But if she is seriously ill and her trembling become stronger, we — microorganisms that inhabit the folds of her skin — not sdobrovat.
From these considerations and calculations fast forward to the past four thousand years ago.
At a time when there was not Greece, we are familiar with on the statues of Phidias and the writings of Herodotus, when Homer was not born yet, but already there were the events described in his poems — in the heyday of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean.
Rich and beautiful country lies under the azure sky.
…On that day, as always, the waves carried the gifts of Poseidon at the sun warmed rocks. Shellfish and seaweed, blown by the wind, gave him the flavors of the sea, and he caught up and carried them to the fields, vineyards, urban streets and markets where people generously shared his cool breath.
It seemed that nothing could stop this idyllic island paradise, far from the shores of the warlike barbarians Greeks, just beginning to civilization. With powerful Egyptian linked Minoans friendly trade relations, and there was no need even to build impregnable defensive fortresses, because no one to defend it. Life flowed islanders in nature, fragrant and blooming all the colors of eternal spring. Grown rich harvest, the whole world was built spacious, filled with light rulers palaces and temples of goddesses, rested in contemplation of sports and indulged comfort of bathrooms.
But the way life is that the seeds of misery and human suffering begins to germinate in him — in soil, heavily fertilized welfare and enjoyment. The solar facade of life, decorated with colored frescoes with birds, flowers and dolphins, lies and gaining long dark reality of new cults, impressive Temptation, blasé in the pleasures of the imagination of the Cretans.
Fine home some rich Minoans hide a strange object. Are stored in a special room vases observance. Some are empty, ready at the appointed time to refill with blood, others mixed with sea shells are already used children's bones — knuckles vertebrae. In the basement floor you can see the same attributes sinister cult. Bones teenage children to keep themselves marks of cuts from sharp knife and remove the traces of them from meat cuts on the cervical vertebrae suggest that the victims were killed like sheep by cutting the throat.
In a rich and beautiful city of Knossos, Crete, behind high walls sheltered temples where human sacrifice replaced the old rites of fertility. Ministers of the new gods and goddesses themselves gaining adherents of the local nobility, which carry to their homes and families new symbols of worship and rituals.
On that day, as it was more than once in one of these churches came the ritual of sacrifice.
The fire in the oil lamp is alive reflections on large stone slabs that serve as the walls of the temple. In the central area on the hill is a wooden idol of the goddess in height. His clothes seem to tremble in the firelight, and he seemed to tremble, looking forward to the moment when you can breathe again, the sweet smell of fresh, still warm blood.
In the next room on a low altar is bound, nice bull before slaughter, a young man of eighteen. He watches inexorably approaching it the gods night, inspiring the bodies of three priests. He was scared when the clergy — two men and a woman — were fighting in the ecstatic dance, indulging in the power of the gods, but now, under the eyes of mad people, dilated pupils are jumping the shadow of death, and the flames, fear turns into a feeling of hopelessness. His naked body was in the power of the kingdom of the dead, it beats in a fever, and the thoughts are confused, turning over the names of gods, interfering with the names of their sweethearts, loved ones. Those thought to make life full of warmth and sunshine. Who can help, who are closest to the people, or the gods? Where are they all? Cold, freezing cold, fear, anguish and unearthly. Recent experience of life — touching her throat cold bronze ritual dagger, the crunch of cartilage cut, the heat flowing to the skin …
Priest puts aside the knife and quickly inserts under running bowl depicting a bull. The other two tired and detached look at the blood running down to the vessel. The cup was full, the priest slowly gets up and carries her, going to the room of the deity. Here he is in the hallway, around the corner from the home idol, sees his face, trembling flame lit lamps. Everyone froze before the final, not a sound, not a breath of …
Suddenly, the floor went out from under his feet. Terrifying roar shook the island. Cup falls out of your hands down the wall — boulders. Fire spreads oil lamps under the rubble floor covering fire bloodstained womb sanctuary as the stomach crushed insatiable beast with its contents — the bodies of the priests, the wooden pieces of the god and ritual objects. Under the burning ruins of the temple of darkness in an instant buried victims and executioners.
Houses, churches, city of Crete in ruins. Louder audible groan and desperate cries maimed. And crashing and hitting the ground … And more. Like solid earth itself mad with these crazy rituals. And, unable to stand it any longer, taking revenge for the humiliation of human life, which she gave to him …
These events — not from the feature page of the novel. This is exactly happening on the island of Crete, three and a half thousand years ago. Earthquake in human sacrifice — a fact established Sakellarakisami archaeologists during excavations on the island in 1979 *. Bloody rites recur again and again, as soon as life was part of the Cretans its normal course, and time after time the island was shaken by earthquakes, while the Minoans civilization finally fell under the blows of the elements and the invasion of warlike barbarians.
Natural disasters have always been one of the main causes of death of civilizations. Flood, or, conversely, withdrawal of water flows into the interior of the earth. Invasion of the desert or devastating earthquake. Nomadic hordes, the army of strangers only helped work of nature, to destroy the city, among the lazy luxury, sweeping empire torn intrigues of greedy rulers. Traces of such disasters are plentiful. And the single biggest disaster that left an indelible mark in the memory of nations and in the annals of nature — the destruction of Atlantis.
* Encyclopedia "lost civilization. Amazing Aegean empire"
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