nuclear blasts - By Alexander Pechersky
great ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata,
contains numerous legends about the powerful force of a
archaeological expedition, which carried out excavations near
the Indian settlement of Mohenjo-Daro in the beginning of the
1900s, uncovered the ruins of a big ancient town. The town
belonged to one of the most developed civilizations in the
world. The ancient civilization existed for two or three
thousand years. However, scientists were a lot more interested
in the death of the town, rather than in its prosperity. Researchers tried to explain the reason of the town's destruction with
various theories. However, scientists did not find any
indications of a monstrous flood, skeletons were not numerous,
there were no fragments of weapons, or anything else that could
testify either to a natural disaster or a war. Archaeologists
were perplexed: according to their analysis the catastrophe in
the town had occurred very unexpectedly and it did not last
Davneport and Vincenti
put forward an amazing theory. They
stated the ancient town had been ruined with a nuclear blast.
They found big stratums of clay and green glass. Apparently,
archaeologists supposed, high temperature melted clay and sand
and they hardened immediately afterwards. Similar stratums of
green glass can also found in Nevada deserts after every nuclear
hundred years have passed since the excavations in Mohenjo-Daro.
The modern analysis showed, the fragments of the ancient town
had been melted with extremely high temperature - not less than
1,500 degrees centigrade. Researchers also found the
strictly outlined epicenter, where all houses were leveled.
Destructions lessened towards the outskirts. Dozens of skeletons
were found in the area of Mohenjo-Daro - their radioactivity
exceeded the norm almost 50 times.
great ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata, contains numerous
legends about the powerful force of a mysterious weapon. One of
the chapters tells of a shell, which sparkled like fire, but had
no smoke. "When the shell hit the ground, the darkness
covered the sky, twisters and storms leveled the towns. A
horrible blast burnt thousands of animals and people to ashes.
Peasants, townspeople and warriors dived in the river to wash
away the poisonous dust."