by Brad Steiger
December 31, 2007
Ancient Indian Epics
Ancient Indian Epics, especially the Mahabharata,
pre-historic nuclear devastation and destruction,
that is being
verified by diverse scholars.
“Then the Lord rained
down fire and tar from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah,
and utterly destroyed
them….” Genesis 19:24.
previous article in The Canadian , in
which I reflected upon my book Worlds Before Our Own, provoked
dozens of inquiries from readers. LINK
Some stated that one of the cable
channels - some thought it was the History Channel; others,
Discovery; still others, National Geographic - had presented “proof”
that the “fused green glass” to be found in various areas had been
created by meteoric air blasts rather than prehistoric nuclear wars.
I remain open to many theories of Earth‘s prehistory.
One of those individuals prompted to
write to me, who had the advantage of having actually read Worlds
Before Our Own, stated that I present,
“in a clear and lucid style,
information concerning anomalous archeological finds without the
hyperbole usually associated with this type of material.”
While patches of “fused green glass” may
in certain instances have been caused by air blasts from meteors, I
wonder if such a natural phenomenon could have created all
twenty-eight fields of blackened and shattered stones that cover as
many as 7000 miles each in western Arabia. The stones are densely
grouped, as if they might be the remains of cities, sharp-edged, and
Experts have decreed that they are not
volcanic in origin, but appear to date from the period when Arabia
was thought to be a lush and fruitful land that suddenly became
scorched into an instant desert.
What we know today as the Sahara Desert was once a tropical region
of heavy vegetation, abundant rainfall, and several large rivers.
Scientists have discovered areas of the desert in which soils which
once knew the cultivated influence of plow and farmer are now
covered by a thin layer of sand.
Researchers have also found an enormous
reservoir of water below the parched desert area. The source of such
a large deposit of water could only have been the heavy rains from
the period of time before a fiery devastation consumed the lush
vegetation of the area.
On December 25, 2007, it was confirmed by a French scientist that
excavations at the area of Khamis Bani Sa’ad in Tehema district of
Hodeidah province have yielded over a thousand rare archaeological
pieces dating back to 300,000 B.C.E. Before a dramatic climate
change, the inhabitants at that time had been fishermen and had
domesticated a number of animals no longer to be found in the
region, including a species of horse currently found only in Middle
The Red Chinese have conducted atomic tests near Lob Nor Lake in the
Gobi Desert, which have left large patches of the area covered with
vitreous sand. But the Gobi has a number of other areas of glassy
sand which have been known for thousands of years.
Albion W. Hart, one of the first engineers to graduate from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was assigned a project in the
interior of Africa. While he and his men were traveling to an almost
inaccessible region, they had first to cross a great expanse of
At the time, he was puzzled and quite
unable to explain a large area of greenish glass which covered the
sands as far as he could see.
"Later on during his life," wrote
Margarethe Casson in Rocks and Minerals (No. 396, 1972), "he
passed by the White Sands area after the first atomic explosion
there, and he recognized the same type of silica fusion which he
had seen fifty years earlier in the African desert."
In 1947, in the Euphrates valley of
southern Iraq, where certain traditions place the Garden of Eden and
where the ancient inhabitants of Sumer encountered the man-god Ea,
exploratory digging unearthed a layer of fused, green glass.
Archaeologists could not restrain
themselves from noting the resemblance that the
several-thousand-year-old fused glass bore to the desert floor at
White Sands, New Mexico, after the first nuclear blasts in modem
times had melted sand and rock.
In the United States, the Mohave Desert has large circular or
polygonal areas that are coated with a hard substance very much like
exploring Death Valley in 1850, William Walker claimed to have
come upon the ruins of an ancient city. An end of the large building
within the rubble had had its stones melted and vitrified.
Walker went on to state that the entire region between the Gila and
St. John rivers was spotted with ruins. In each of the ancient
settlements he had found evidence that they had been burned out by
fire intense enough to have liquefied rock. Paving blocks and stone
houses had been split with huge cracks, as if seared by some
gigantic cleaver of fire.
Perhaps even more than the large areas of fused green glass, I am
intrigued by the evidence of vitrified cities and forts, such as
those discovered by Walker.
There are ancient hill forts and towers in Scotland, Ireland, and
England in which the stoneworks have become calcined because of the
great heat that had been applied. There is no way that lightning
could have caused such effects.
Other hill forts from the Lofoten Islands off northern Norway to the
Canary Islands off northwest Africa have become “fused forts.”
Erich A. von Fange comments that
“piled boulders of their circular
walls have been turned to glass… by some intense heat.”
Catal Huyuk in in north-central Turkey,
thought to be one of the oldest cities in the world, appears,
according to archaeological evidence, to have been fully civilized
and then, suddenly, to have died out.
Archaeologists were astonished to find
thick layers of burned brick at one of the levels, called VIa. The
blocks had been fused together by such intense heat that the effects
had penetrated to a depth more than a meter below the level of the
floors, where it carbonized the earth, the skeletal remains of the
dead, and the burial gifts that had been interred with them. All
bacterial decay had been halted by the tremendous heat.
When a large ziggurat in Babylonia was excavated, it presented the
appearance of having been struck by a terrible fire that had split
it down to its foundation. In other parts of the ruins, large
sections of brickwork had been scorched into a vitrified state.
Several masses of brickwork had been rendered into a completely
molten state. Even large boulders found near the ruins had been
The royal buildings at the north Syrian site known as
Atchana had been so completely burned that the very core of the
thick walls were filled with bright red, crumbling mud-bricks. The
mud and lime wall plaster had been vitrified, and basalt wall slabs
had, in some areas, actually melted.
Between India's Ganges River and the Rajmahal Hills are scorched
ruins which contain large masses of stone that have been fused and
hollowed. Certain travelers who have ventured to the heart of the
Indian forests have reported ruins of cities in which the walls have
become huge slabs of crystal, due to some intense heat.
The ruins of the Seven Cities, located near the equator in the
Province of Piaui, Brazil, appear to be the scene of a monstrous
chaos. Since no geological explanation has yet been construed to fit
the evidence before the archaeologists, certain of those who have
investigated the site have said that the manner in which the stones
have been dried out, destroyed, and melted provokes images of Sodom
French researchers discovered the evidence of prehistoric
spontaneous nuclear reaction at
the Oklo mine, Pierrelatte, in
Scientists found that the ore of this
mine contained abnormally low proportions of
U235 such as found only
in depleted uranium fuel taken from atomic reactors. According to
those who examined the mine, the ore also contained four rare
elements in forms similar to those found in depleted uranium.
Although the modern world did not experience atomic power until the
1940s, there is an astonishing amount of evidence that nuclear
effects may have occurred in prehistoric times leaving behind sand
melted into glass in certain desert areas, hill forts with vitrified
portions of stone walls, of the remains of ancient cities that had
been destroyed by what appeared to have been extreme heat-far beyond
that which could have been scorched by the torches of primitive
In each instance, the trained and
experienced archaeologists who encountered such anomalous finds have
stressed the point that none of these catastrophes had been caused
by volcanoes, by lightning, by crashing comets, or by conflagrations
set by humankind.
(1985) devotes an entire chapter to a discussion of
nuclear warfare in ancient times in Mesopotamia and the
In this book he also
suggests the destruction of the Sinai “space facilities”
by nuclear weapons.
Sinai peninsular area of apparent nuclear war
He offers as evidence:
“…the immense cavity in
the center of the Sinai and the resulting fracture
lines (above image), the vast surrounding flat area
covered with blackened stones, traces of radiation
south of the Dead Sea, the new extent and shape of
the Dead Sea – is still there, four thousand years