Archive for May 26th, 2006

Experts look for ‘Watery Kingdom’

Science, The Flood of Noah, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
May 26 2006

 

The forest can been seen at low tide in Cardigan Bay

Scientists are to carry out an underwater search for a supposed kingdom in Cardigan Bay said to have existed more than 5,000 years ago.

Legend has it that the low-lying land of Cantre’r Gwaelod disappeared under the waves during a storm or a tsunami.

Experts say the remains of an ancient forest seen sometimes at low tide is evidence that Cantre’r Gwaelod existed. Conservation group Friends of Cardigan Bay will begin the three-year project in Ceredigion this summer.

The oldest part of the submerged forest is thought to date back to 3500 BC, although other sections, at Borth, near Aberystwyth, are believed to date back to 1500 BC. It can be seen from near Aberystwyth to Aberdyfi and Tywyn up the coast in Gwynedd.

The lost civilisation of Cantre’r Gwaelod – or Lowland Hundred in English – was protected from the sea by a series of dykes and sluice gates. One stormy night, legend has it that the appointed watchman Seithennin, a heavy drinker, was at a party and left the water gates open, the land flooded and disappeared under crashing waves.

Phil Hughes, chairman of the Friends of Cardigan Bay, said: “There is a lot of evidence to suggest that Cantre’r Gwaelod existed and I believe there was land out there. “It will be the first time that it would have been seriously researched from an ecological point of view. “The make-up of the area would have provided a natural barrier against raiders and shelter from the weather.”

Mr Hughes said the most obvious sign that Cantre’r Gwaelod existed were the trees stumps that poked out of the water at low tide. He added: “The primary aim of the project is to study the ecology of the sea bed in the area.

“We expect the project will last two to three years because the area measures some seven nautical miles.”

BBC NEWS May 25, 2006

A Han Dynasty Flat Headed (Hadrosaurine)Dinosaur?

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, s8int.com, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
May 26 2006

 

This piece is a replica of a Han Dynasty, bronze cooking vessel. The Han Dynasty spanned the period of between approximately 200 B.C. to 220 A.D..

“Chinese Bronze has long been considered a treasure from ancient times.

Dating back to 4000 years ago, Chinese bronzes were not only the daily utensils, work tools and weapons of the people of ancient times, but also exquisite works of master craftsmen, which have been handed down from generation to generation. The study of Chinese bronze usually spans an extensive period of time, up to the end of the Han Dynasty (220 AD)”.

To our eyes, this piece features one of the hadrosaurine dinosaurs, also known as flat headed dinosaurs-complete with reptilian skin. Alternate descriptions or explanations of the creature could include “seals”, “dragon” or “mythical animal”.

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