The biblical legend about the Tower of Babel tells how human pride led to the fact that people forgot a single language, and each nationality developed its own dialect. This story has long attracted the attention of historians and linguists, since new evidence of the existence of a universal proto-language was constantly being found in the world.
Every year, many rock markers are discovered around the world. These are not always simple drawings. Often, researchers come across entire texts. Most of them belong to one period and moreover, as it turned out recently, the inscriptions are written in the same language, on all five continents. For example, strange writings discovered in the Negev Desert in Israel and dating back to around 1700 BC.
The first serious scientific attempt to establish the reality of monogenesis was made by Alfredo Trombetti in his book L’unità d’origine del linguaggio, published in 1905. Trombetti estimated that the common ancestor of existing languages was spoken between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago. In 3500 BC, Sumerian writing already existed. In 2600 – Egyptian, and a dozen more languages older than these cave paintings.
Researchers have been struggling with this mystery for many years, but in order to get any answers, they first had to decipher the ancient language. The linguist, Dr. James Harris, succeeded. A later researcher claimed that the discovered text was built on the Proto-Canaanite alphabet and included words from the Hebrew language.
Shortly before the publication of the linguist’s work, NASA engineer William McGlone almost accidentally stumbled upon similar petroglyphs on rocks in Colorado. McGlone, a long time amateur archaeologist, regularly walked the rocky terrain near the town of La Junta in search of remains of ancient settlements and camps.
His find turned out to be strikingly similar to those found earlier in Israel. Moreover, it refers to the same time period.
The engineer’s photographs posted on the site attracted a lot of attention and parallelly, supporters from all over the world began to send him their observations. Amazingly, many of their photographs turned out to be almost identical to American ones.
Amateur work resulted in a whole scientific project, which was joined by professional archaeologists, historians, and researchers of ancient languages. There was a lot of material collected.
By that time, the decoding technique from Dr. Harrison had appeared and it helped us to understand, although not entire texts, but individual phrases. In the opinion of scientists, they were enough to determine with great certainty the meaning of ancient messages. At the end, it turned out to be scary enough.
“First of all, messages from the past call for prayer to some single god, followed by a story about some kind of global catastrophe associated with the Sun.”
It is worth noting that the petroglyphs date back to approximately 1700 BC. They are identical in the most distant places from each other, and tell about the same catastrophe.
The conclusion is simple, but in no way consistent with modern historical ideas about that era. It appears that our ancestors had the opportunity to move around the planet freely and quickly enough. Moreover, they belonged to the same people, or there was a single language on Earth in those days. Both of them contradict all generally accepted canons.
The description of the disaster deserves special attention. At first, historians believed that, most likely, it was just a solar eclipse, but a more detailed decoding of the texts dismissed this version. Today, scientists do not deny that a rarer observation has been described: the release of a huge dose of gamma radiation from the surface of the Sun or an extremely large number of “sunspots”.
Work with the texts continues and perhaps the ancient message is about something completely different. Also, as usual, there are some problems with the chronology. Today no one knows the exact time of those ancient texts and it would be logical to assume that our ancestors spoke in this way about what had already happened, but there is an opinion that we are dealing with a warning.
A number of researchers have recorded turns of phrase that make it possible to think that ancient petroglyphs carry a prophecy about the future. If this turns out to be true, then science will face even more difficult questions.
One way or another, the fact of existence remains a fact, and historians will still have to look for an explanation for the found petroglyphs.