OF THE EVIL WIND
Climate Study Corroborates Sumers Nuclear
At the end of the third millennium B.C. the great Sumerian civilization
an abrupt end. Its sudden demise
was bewailed in numerous lamentation
texts that have been discovered by archeologists. The
texts ascribed the
to an Evil Wind that came blowing from the west (from the direction
Mediterranean Sea) -- a deathly cloud that caused excruciating death to all
living beings, people and animals alike, that withered plants and poisoned
In The Wars
of Gods and Men (third book of The Earth Chronicles series), Zecharia
Sitchin saw an explanation of the sudden death in a long text known to
as The Erra Epos, that described a chain of events that ultimately
led to the use of Weapons of Terror in a conflict between opposing
clans of the
from Heaven to Earth came").
Based on the descriptions of the weapons in the
Erra Epos and in the lamentation
texts, Zecharia Sitchin concluded that the Weapons of
Terror were nuclear weapons. Used to obliterate the spaceport that
then existed in the Sinai Peninsula (and some
sinning cities such as Sodom and Gomorrah), the nuclear
cloud then was carried by the prevailing winds eastward, causing death and
desolation in the Lands Between the Rivers (Mesopotamia) -- the empire of
Sumer and Akkad.
that nuclear weapons were first used on Earth not in the 1940s in Hiroshima
but thousands of years earlier in the Near East, Zecharia also pinpointed
the date: 2024 B.C.!
Corroboration Now Comes Along
That the civilization
that sprang out in Sumer circa 3800 B.C. reaching
heights under the last dynasty, the Third Dynasty of Ur (Abrahams city)
-- had come to an abrupt end near the end of the third millennium B.C. has
been an accepted and well documented fact. That the end was abrupt, was also
certain. What scholars deemed
as still lacking was an explanation: How, what caused it?
Beginning in 1999, archaeologists and scholars specializing in the
Near East saw mounting evidence that the demise of Sumer and Akkad (Sumers
northern extension) coincided with an abrupt climate change. An initial study
by Harvey Weiss and Timothy C. Wieskel of Harvard University was reinforced
by a subsequent study (Geology, April 2000) by H.M. Cullen et al from
the Lamont-Doherty Earth
Observatory of Columbia University, the University of Utah, the Lawrence
Laboratory, and the Institute fÜr Geowissenschaften,
Germany. Based on studies of
unexplained aridity and wind-blown dust storms and radiocarbon
datings, they reported that their readings indicated
a date of 4025 years ago (plus or minus a margin of 125 years).
A precise date corroborated!
Those and similar
studies, relating the climate conditions to the rise and
fall of civilizations in the Old as well as the New Worlds, were summed up
in a major study published in the prestigious journal Science in its
2001 issue. Authored by Peter
B. deMenocal of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University,
the study paid particular attention to sedimentary remains of Tephra; the
telltale rock fragments confirmed the date 4025 Years Before
And 4025 years, before the present year
A.D. 2001 -- is exactly 2024 B.C., as Zecharia Sitchin had determined in
his 1985 book!
The reliance of this latest study on the Tephra evidence is doubly
While the previous
studies spoke of wind blown dust, this latest study focuses on
a material called Tephra.
And what is Tephra? It is defined in geology textbooks
When a volcano erupts, it will sometimes eject material
such as rock fragments into the
atmosphere. This material is
pieces of blackened gravel-like rock mostly fall near their volcanic
but ashlike particles can be carried by prevailing winds over many miles
and can stay aloft for more than a year.
The area in the
Sinai Peninsula where the destroyed spaceport had been is indeed covered
-- to this day! -- with gravelike burnt-through blackened stones (for photo
evidence see illustrations 105, 106, & 107 in The Wars of Gods and
Men). But as Zecharia has pointed out in his book; there are NO
VOLCANOES in the Sinai Peninsula. In the Sinai Peninsula, the source
of the wind-carried dust remains a mystery.
And the only
explanation for these broken and blackened stones in the Sinai
windblown desolation in Mesopotamia can be the tale of the Erra
(reflected in the biblical tale of the upheaval of Sodom and
Gomorrah): not an eruption by a non-existent
use of nuclear weapons in 2024 B.C.
ZS / November 2001
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