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Lemuria and Atlantis: Lost continents and origin of the first civilizations

There are no clear records about the beginnings of humanity. The history dates back to the Sumerian era, but signs of much older civilizations have been found … Is the existence of Lemuria and Atlantis possible?

In 1912, Alfred Wagner, a renowned German meteorologist and geophysicist proposed the existence of two lost continents: Lemuria and Atlantis. These two land masses would have formed part of the 5 major continents today, however, sank in the sea.

Many theorists and researchers say it was in them where humanity was really born and that their sinking could have a reason related to their own inhabitants …

Lemuria and Atlantis: the lost continents

Map of the location of Lemuria and Atlantis. (Public domain)

It is believed that Lemuria was a continent located in the Indian Ocean which was covered by the sea, thousands of years ago. In the nineteenth century it was named by French scientists investigating the existence of the lost land.

It is believed that it was a huge continent, before Africa and, even, Atlantis, and that sank due to a great earthquake.

Lemuria was made up of South Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, Australia and New Zealand.

The most accepted theory about Lemuria was the one proposed by the University of Oslo, which suggested that the remains of a gigantic continent are confirmed with the Mauritia’s microcontinent, formed by India and Madagascar millions of years ago.

On the other hand, Atlantis is a big island mentioned in the dialogues of Timaeus and Critias, written by Plato, which has generated a lot of theories.

Some experts and researchers have concluded that Plato’s account raises impossible information and data, although its existence is still not completely ruled out by science since there is evidence of a natural disaster in areas where it is believed could exist.

Historians place it in the Mediterranean Sea or in the Atlantic Ocean and it was a unique formation that did not include current locations.

The first civilizations

Reference image of the Lemurian people, the first civilization. Credit: pxfuel

Approximately in the year 14,000 BC, until 12,000 BC, the world saw the establishment of what would be the first generation of humanity

These beings would have lived on the continent of Lemuria, being subsequently known as ‘lemurians’, some humans with great spiritual power and unique technology.

It is believed that the Lemurians were able to reach the Fifth Dimension, being able to move from the Third to the Fifth at will, something that none has been able to achieve.

According to the study of this ancient civilization, this was possible thanks to the frequency reached through the energies of their hearts.

This civilization was known by other inhabitants as the ‘Snake beings’, due to a unique feature in their eyeballs that gave them the appearance of a reptile.

In fact, it is believed that they were a mix of races that came from Sirius, Alfa Centauri and other planets that settled in Lemuria and mixed together, forming the first civilization.

It is believed that the Lemurians had reached a degree of evolution so high that Lemuria was a kind of Terrenal paradise.

However, approximately in the year 8000 B.C., another culture was born: the Atlantes, coming from the island of Atlantis.

Their civilization was equally advanced technologically and culturally, the Lemurians, however, had two essential differences: the first was their physique. Unlike the former, the Atlanteans were beings of great size and physical portent. The second difference was thei ambition.

The War between Lemuria and Atlantis

The Atlantean and Lemurian war. Credit: Pexels

For hundreds of years, both cultures lived normally, sharing the domain of the planet without any problem. However, the ambition of the Atlanteans would be a fundamental factor for this relationship to be broken.

The Lemurians had the philosophy that the rest of civilizations of the world should reach their evolution by themselves, without any intervention.

On the other hand, the Atlantes wanted to dominate the other civilizations since they believed that these, being less evolved, should be under the domain of the two most advanced.

Tensions between the two lands were escalating until a great and inevitable war started.

In Lemuria there was no talk of war, the Atlanteans were warriors. Lemurians knew that starting a war would mean the end of humanity. However, it was inevitable.

A series of wars took place throughout the world. According to researchers, this battle was of nuclear character and at the end of it, there were no winners.

A highly advanced civilization was reduced to its lowest level, until they realized that they were at the edge to ruin themselves, but the damage was already done.

After the war

The sinking of Atlantis and Lemuria as a result of the war. (Public domain)

As Lemuria sank in the waters, Atlantis began to shake, losing territory at great speed until, 200 years later, it disappeared completely.

However, for 2000 continuous years, the Earth suffered the consequences from the war; the weather, which was initially calm, had changed forever, becoming unpredictable.

The lands that did not sink were fragmented and for a fairly long period, the light of the Sun did not fall again on the planet, turning it cold, thus destroying hundreds of ecosystems where neither animals nor plants could live.

Current information

Atlantean evidence today. Credit: JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD / Wikimedia Commons

The reason why there is not much information about these two continents is simple; civilization did a restart after the war.

Whole towns were razed and the few that survived had to endure a new world that led them to live in extreme, very hard conditions.

Hunger, inhospitable weather conditions and diseases led humanity to suffer drastic changes in their way of life and they derived to the involution of the race itself.

The human species went from measuring between 3 and 3.5 meters tall, to barely overcome 1.8 meters, on average. In addition, the lack of nutrients and extreme weather, deteriorated the body, which made them more vulnerable to diseases.

Those and other reasons led humanity to forget what it once was, concentrating in living day by day and survive

However, while humanity evolves once more and as long as it goes the right way, all the features it once had will return.

Lemuria today

The new Lemuria in the Fifth Dimension. Credit: Composite / Pixabay

As we mentioned at the beginning, the inhabitants of Lemuria had the ability to reach the Fifth Dimension at will.

For that reason it is believed that Lemuria still exists between the Fourth and Fifth Dimension, so most of humanity still can’t see it since our vision and perception is only three-dimensional.

While the human being continues its evolution, that mantle that keeps it blinded will fall, revealing the answers to all mysteries of our universe and returning to the harmony in which we live in the past.

This theory continues without a solid base as there are many unfilled plot gaps. However, small evidence has been found in ancient cultures that suggest the existence of a possible previous civilization and, in fact, that is one of the reasons why science has not been able to rule out its existence.

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The Janibekov effect and other indirect evidence of the existence of antediluvian civilization

Recently, in the northeast of Siberia, archaeologists have discovered the sites of ancient people thirty thousand years old. Before that, it was believed that the first people appeared there fourteen, fifteen millennia ago, that is, approximately when mammoths, cave lions and woolly rhinos disappeared. 

People were still considered to be responsible for the disappearance of these animals. Allegedly, the ancient people, who lived by hunting and gathering, mercilessly exterminated these animals for several centuries until they completely destroyed their population.

The decline in the number of rhinos and other animals does not coincide with the appearance of humans in this region, said the professor of evolutionary genetics at the Center for Paleogenetics Love Dalen.

New archaeological data refute this theory and testify in favor of some kind of global catastrophe that happened about 13 thousand years ago.

According to one of the versions, regular global cataclysms on Earth occur due to a regular change of poles (the Janibekov effect).

The Janibekov effect is the intermediate axis theorem, or the tennis racket theorem in classical mechanics – a statement about the instability of the rotation of a rigid body about the second principal axis of inertia. (Wikipedia)

The Janibekov effect and other indirect evidence of the existence of antediluvian civilization
The Janibekov effect and other indirect evidence of the existence of antediluvian civilization

It is believed that periodically, in the interval from 600 to 650 thousand years, the earth’s poles change, which is accompanied by global catastrophes. This is usually accompanied by powerful volcanic eruptions, intensified seething of mud springs, increased degassing, earthquakes and tsunamis, which ultimately leads to fatal changes in the climate and topography of the planet’s surface.

These practically proven facts about the global catastrophe that happened on Earth 13 thousand years ago also indirectly confirm the possible existence of an ancient (antediluvian) civilization in the northern part of the planet.

There is almost no intelligible evidence of the high development of antediluvian civilizations. There are controversial and unrecognized by science artifacts, legends, myths, traditions, strange anomalous areas, the poorly explored bottom of the ocean, probable places for mining stone and other minerals. 

All of this is either poorly researched or deliberately rejected and declared falsification. There are unique ancient structures made of stone, and their design features, construction methods and quality of stone processing are so high that sometimes they even surpass the capabilities of modern civilization.

The Janibekov effect and other indirect evidence of the existence of antediluvian civilization
The Janibekov effect and other indirect evidence of the existence of antediluvian civilization

According to the testimony of some enthusiastic researchers, namely, they are trying to unravel the mysteries of history and return historical science itself to the mainstream of truth, traces of some ancient civilization have been preserved on the Kola Peninsula. 

Most likely – Atlantis, (or Hyperborea), because somewhere in this area supposedly was the legendary island of Atlantis.

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A fierce embodiment of Earth: The Mayan structure used for direct dialogue with the gods

Scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) working in Guatemala have found evidence of the ritual significance of the classic Maya pairings. They found a structure the likes of which had never been found in Mesoamerica.

According to EurekAlert, archaeologists visited the city of Ksultun, where an ancient bathhouse was found earlier. She received the name Los Sapos. Scientists have long known that the Maya built a kind of steam room – their baths, according to their principle of operation, were designed for profuse sweating.

These baths were believed to have religious significance. They also sent here for treatment, brought women in labor. However, new research showed that the importance of such structures was even more important. The fact is that the Los Sapos bath, dating from the early classical period (250-550 AD), turned out to be unlike any other ancient Mesoamerican bath.

The researchers concluded that this was not just a place for direct dialogue with the gods. The Maya considered this bath itself an amphibian goddess. Outside, near the entrance to it, scientists found an image of this little-known deity. The goddess is depicted squatting with legs on which iguanas and reed toads sit.

“No other structure in Mesoamerica – a bathhouse or anything else – is like this building,” says STRI archaeologist Ashley Sharp. the amphibian that personified this bath.”

According to lead author of the study, Mary Clarke, the name of this goddess remains undeciphered, although it is written next to the image. Preliminary analysis of the inscription led scientists to speculate that this goddess was responsible for the cycles of pregnancy. The connection between the ideas of the birth of children and the figures of reptiles is often traced in the Maya of the classical period.

She also noted that the Los Sapos baths have been actively used by the Sultun community for about 300 years. But then something important and frightening happened. The fact is that in the “doorway” archaeologists unearthed the remains of an adult man who was buried there around 600 AD.

The analysis showed that after that no one used the bath for another 300 years. Only three centuries after the funeral, someone re-entered this structure. It is interesting that this person or several people had a strictly defined goal – they dug out a burial place and took with them part of the remains.

The rest of them they put in another place, and in the vacated grave they lit a fire. Subsequently, they repeatedly put various offerings to the gods in this grave. Dogs, birds, reed toads and iguanas were sacrificed. Archaeologists found the remains of a child in this pit, as well as numerous stone tools and ceramic shards.

“Archaeologists often find clusters of artifacts that were probably dedicated to places of worship, but rarely is there such an obvious connection between artifacts and objects,” Sharpe says. “From the image on the outer wall of Los Zapos, we know it was a ‘steam room’ “It was a rare occasion for us to associate offerings with the role that this structure played in the life of the community.”

According to the authors of the work, the offerings were probably an attempt to seek help from the goddess who personified Los Sapos. Moreover, it could even be the last attempt to please a supernatural being and prevent the loss of their lands, which were abandoned shortly after the Mayan collapse in 900 AD.

“This supernatural figure is the fierce embodiment of Earth,” Clarke concludes. “When she is unhappy, she can take revenge or deny people the things they need to survive. they negotiated with this goddess for their survival. “

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Secrets of the Forbidden City are being solved by modern archaeologists

If we compare the millennia during which palaces were built and restored in China with an epic novel, then the Forbidden City in Beijing is its last impressive chapter.

An exhibition celebrating the 600th anniversary of the completion of the Forbidden City opened in Beijing on September 10.  Photo: Jiang Dong / CHINA DAILYAn exhibition celebrating the 600th anniversary of the completion of the Forbidden City opened in Beijing on September 10. Photo: Jiang Dong / CHINA DAILY

The previous pages of this story, although no less amazing, were partially or even almost completely lost during the rise and fall of dynasties and turned into ruins, similar to archaeological puzzles. Experts are still solving them. However, in the heart of Beijing, there is a 720,000-square-meter palace complex built of wood and clay bricks – the last surviving structure of its kind in the world. This area, which served as an imperial palace from 1420 to 1911 and where 24 emperors once lived, celebrates 600 years since the completion of construction this year.

In honor of this event, the Umen Gate galleries at the entrance to the Imperial Palace Museum became a kind of lobby, where visitors to the exhibition “Eternal Splendor: Six Centuries in the Forbidden City” enter. It will run until November 15th.

“There is so much that has happened in 600 years that can be said,” says Zhao Peng, director of the museum’s architectural heritage department and chief curator of the exhibition. “It is best to focus on the ‘city’ itself, that is, on architecture: to understand how this place was formed and modified … This is the crystallized wisdom and talent of the ancient Chinese. “

Yet it is not easy to select just 450 items, including structural elements and imperial relics, to reveal a panorama of such architectural splendor. In order to chronologically show how the complex originated, expanded and developed with the help of the exhibits, 18 significant years were selected from the entire centuries-old history. 

“These time periods help to see a fuller historical picture,” Zhao says.

In 1406, Zhu Di, the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), proposed to move the capital from Nanjing (today it is the administrative center of Jiangsu Province) to Beijing in order to better guard the northern borders. Zhu Di himself lived in Beijing as a prince.The Forbidden City was built according to rules derived from centuries of Chinese history.

The construction was completed in 1420, after almost ten years of preparation and three years of active work. The following year, the capital was officially moved to Beijing.

“A striking feature of the Forbidden City is how, despite the changing eras, certain architectural forms are strictly adhered to,” Zhao says. “This reflects traditional Chinese thought that emphasizes the importance of ritual and harmony between people and the sky.”

The Forbidden City was built according to rules derived from centuries of Chinese history. The exhibition presents “Notes on the Study of Crafts” (Kaogongji) – a treatise that spells out the basics of building a palace. It was published during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) and is part of the classic Chinese work Zhou Rituals (Zhouli) on rituals and notions of order.

“Notes on the Study of Crafts” regulate the symmetrical layouts of the capital cities, in the center of which on the north-south axis should be a palace. The historic districts of modern Beijing, including the Forbidden City, fully comply with this rule.

“Finally, this ideal layout, which has been guided for nearly 2,000 years, has been faithfully embodied in Beijing,” Zhao says.

Following the rituals is reflected in the architectural details.

For example, only the roof of the Hall of Higher Harmony – the most prestigious structure in the palace, where the most important ceremonies took place – can be decorated with ten figures of deified beings. The simpler the roof is decorated, the lower the status of the building.

The Hall of Supreme Harmony also has 11 rooms – more than any other building in the complex. (In ancient Chinese architecture, a room was a square space between four columns.)

Roof shape is another important indicator by which you can determine the status of a building. For example, the roof of the Hall of Higher Harmony is four-pitched and two-tier, its ends protrude and bend upwards. Only buildings of the highest status can have such a roof.

In 1734, Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) issued an official guide to the construction of palaces. The book, which is over 2,700 pages, spells out all the architectural criteria, including the size of the columns and the decoration of the roofs. According to Zhao, this is an important milestone in the history of the fusion of rituals with Chinese architecture.

The Forbidden City in Beijing has two older brothers. When Zhu Yuanzhang founded the Ming Dynasty and became emperor, he made the capital of his hometown, which is today in Fengyang County, Anhui Province. However, the construction of a huge palace complex for unknown reasons suddenly stopped, and Zhu Yuanzhang decided to build an imperial city in Nanjing.

The Gate of Supreme Harmony is one of the most visited attractions of the palace complex. Photo: Courtesy of CHINA DAILY

Both imperial cities fell into ruins, but some important details have survived to this day, such as stone fences and tiles in the galleries of the Umen Gate. They help to imagine what the early architecture of the Forbidden City might have looked like.

“The original appearance of buildings can often be seen in the paintings,” says the deputy director of the architectural heritage department of the museum, Di Yajing.

No matter how the new emperors followed the precepts of their ancestors, it is clear that they wanted to decorate their new home. “The Ming emperors preferred simple yet stately architecture, and therefore large buildings were built during their reign,” Di says. “However, the Qing emperors tended to be more sophisticated.”To understand whether the pictures correspond to historical reality, you need to conduct additional checks

Sometimes this was a forced decision, since it was difficult to find giant pieces of valuable timber to renovate the palace. However, the Qing emperors demonstrated their wealth and status with handicrafts of the most skillful work. Thanks to Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), who adored fine arts, this trend reached its peak. In 1766, he ordered the construction of the Palace of Serenity and Longevity in the Forbidden City, where he planned to live after leaving the throne. The garden of this palace has become a real treasure trove of exceptional decorative objects.

The lacquered gauze fabric, which used to be placed on the window, allows visitors to appreciate its uniqueness, because the garden has never been opened to the public before. The decor of this silk combines techniques such as paper cutting, gilding, dyeing and varnishing. This means that several artisans worked on its creation at once. 12-ply fabric is paper thin.

“We tried to replicate this decor, but even modern manufacturing techniques did not help us,” Dee says. “This lost technique reminds us that cultural heritage must be carefully preserved.”

Complex renovation of the main buildings of the complex has been going on since 2002. Although it was originally planned to be completed by a round date this year, in the end the architects decided not to rush to complete the work with full responsibility and respect for history.

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