Destruction

 Vandalism och förstörelse av dokument och historiska monument under århundradena är något som invaderande imperier, religioner eller kulturer alltd försökt göra. Utplåna tidigare historik, seder och kultur.

Islamisterna i Mali bränner historiska dokument innan dom flyr från de franska trupperna.
http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/franskledda-styrkor-nara-kidal

Islamisterna i Afganistan spränger Buddah statyer.

Vandalism and destruction of documents and historical monuments during the centuries.

 The destructive affects of the descending Yuga, pluskarma (from the previous 2 armageddons).   <t.b.a.>

The destruction of the libraries of knowledge/
{Vandalism and the effects of the Kali Yuga}.

In the ruins of Tiahuanaco, in Bolivia:
as recently as the 16th century there still stood immense
walls with massive rivets of silver in the stonework as well
as lifelike statues of men and women in a thousand
animated poses.
Even until last century, travellers could admire and sketch
imposing colonnades.
Of these there is no trace today. The Spaniards and more
recently the Bolivian government plundered them for building
materials.
Again, many scale replicas of ancient apparatuses probably
perished when the Spanish conquistadors melted down all the
gold artifacts they could find in Central and South America.
The scale of destruction over the centuries will never be
known.
MOST ANCIENT RECORDS HAVE ALSO BEEN DESTROYED
The destruction of printed records has been much greater than
was originally thought.
 

Library of Alexandria
The great library of Alexandria once contained one million
volumes in which the entire science, philosophy and mysteries
of the ancient world were recorded (including a complete
catalogue of authors in 120 volumes, with a brief biography
of each author).

 In a single act of vandalism, Julius Caesar destroyed
700,000 priceless scrolls in Alexandria

 In the seventh century, the Arabs completed the wipeout.

 Do you know how they did it? They used the books as a fuel
supply to heat the city’s 400 public baths for six months.
 
Totally destroyed also were the papyri of the library of
Ptah in Memphis.

Carthage, with a library of 500,000 volumes, was razed
in a seventeen-day fire by the Romans in 146 B.C.
 
The library of Pergamos in Asia Minor (with 200,000
volumes) likewise perished.
 
When the famous collection of Pisistratus in Athens was
wiped out (in the 6th century), surprisingly Homer’s
writings escaped.
 
In the 8th century, Leo Isaurus burned 300,000 books
in Constantinople.

In China, Emperor Tam Shi Hwang-ti issued an edict
(213 B.C.) to destroy innumerable books.
 
Thousands of Druidic scrolls in Autun, France, on
philosophy, medicine, astronomy and other sciences,
were obliterated by Julius Caesar. Not one survived.
 
Much classical literature was systematically destroyed
by the papal Inquisition.
 
Spanish conquerors searched out and destroyed the entire
Mayan literature (except for four documents now in
European museums).

It was related that Mayan scholars screamed in agony as
they saw their life’s purpose go up in flames. Some
committed suicide.
 
The Council of Lima (1583) decreed the burning of the
knotted cords (”quipas”) on which the Incas had recorded
their history and that of their predecessors.
 
What a story of carnage, in which the greatest
depositories of knowledge from the ancient world are
lost forever!

(Yet somehow the Indian books escaped.)

Did you know that even of the Greek and Roman literature,
less than 1 percent has come down to us?
 
Is it any wonder we are ignorant of our early heritage?

 

I agree with Andrew Tomas that ”we have to depend on
disconnected fragments, casual passages and meagre
accounts.

”Our distant past is a vacuum filled at random
with tablets, parchments, statues, paintings and various
artifacts.

”The history of science would appear totally different
were the book collection of Alexandria intact today.”
 
3. EVEN WHERE NOT LOST, MUCH REMAINS A MYSTERY
 
Undeciphered still are writings at Easter Island,
tablets at Mohenjo-Daro in Pakistan, and Mayan scripts.
Some finds will remain unsolved forever.

There are no inscriptions awaiting us at Tiahuanaco or
Machu Picchu.
 
Then there are many museum relics, whose significance
may have eluded us.
 
A methodical reexamination of pieces labelled ”art
objects,” ”cult objects” and ”unidentified objects”
would yield much new data.

So would a systematic exploration of museum vaults.
 
It is a well-known fact that museums are in the habit of
”burying” objects that do not coincide with current
theories, or that are not beautiful to look at.

The vaults of the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum
of Prehistory of Saint Germain-en-Laye are full of crates
of incomprehensible objects that nobody is studying.
 
Could it be that many objects we have discovered had a
purpose that we do not yet understand? The ancients may
have achieved results similar to ours by quite different
processes. 

(For instance, look at what happened to German technology.
It diverged tremendously from that of other countries in
just twelve years, from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was
progressively isolated from the rest of the world.)
 
Then again, is it possible that some of the antedeluvian
artifacts we have found cannot yet be identified, simply
because they are ahead of our technology?
 
A point to remember. As any technology advances, its
methods and equipment do not become more complex; they
become simplified.

(Take, for example, printed circuits, silicon chips. Nano
technology.)

Such equipment may not be recognizable to a civilization
of inferior knowledge.
 
The point is we may be looking at objects—quite exciting
objects—without recognizing them.

Who would have expected that items in Baghdad Museum,
long labelled as ”ritual objects,” would prove to be
components of batteries? Do you see what I mean?
 
4. OTHER RELICS STILL AWAIT DISCOVERY
 
Here is a tantalizing thought. Some authentic and
incredibly ancient documents are known to be safely
locked away. We may never see them.

These forbidden treasures are known to be concealed in
four places:
 
1. Catacombs beneath the Potala in Llasa, Tibet
 
2. Vaults in the Vatican Library, to which even the
pope does not have access
 
3. Morocco, where Moslem leaders are fiercely opposed
to making them public
 
4. A secret place known to a few initiated rabbis
(believed to be in Spain)
 
But this is not all. There must be numerous lost cities
undiscovered.

Hold it, I hear you say. That’s overdoing things, isn’t
it? An occasional ruin, maybe, but numerous lost cities?
There aren’t any unknown areas in this day and age!
 
On the contrary, there are many totally unexplored areas
left about.

Quite a lot of things occur in out-of-the-way corners of
the world—and some not so out-of-the-way—that most persons
never hear of.
 
Still not explored from the ground are immense expanses
of the interior of Central and South America, New Guinea,
Asia and Australia.
 
Although Europeans have lived and worked in India for
some centuries, building bridges, railways and modern
cities, the jungles have scarcely been investigated.

 

There are remote villages that have never seen a white
man.
 
In the trackless Central Australian desert, a structure
from an unknown civilization was discovered when vehicles
from a nearby atomic test site drove into it purely by
accident.
 
The largest unexplored jungle area in the world is the
Amazon Basin. This region is so little known that a river
tributary 200 miles long was only recently discovered —
and then only by satellite.

 

The Amazon system comprises 50,000 miles of navigable
”trunk rivers” and an estimated 16,000 tributaries.

 

The jungle on each side of the rivers is almost totally
impenetrable, at least for a European.

 

I know of settlers who have lived on riverbank clearings
for forty years and never ventured more than a mile back
into the jungle.
 
The Amazon contains some of the most solid jungles and
hostile environments to be found anywhere.

 

Surprisingly, this now mysterious region was once the
center of a very intense and highly active population.

 

Large cities flourished here, with high volume commercial
traffic to the Andes.
 
Despite satellite technology, we face almost insurmountable
problems in locating any remains.
 
A pilot over the Amazon may spy towers, villages or ruins,
pinpoint them and report them. A few days later, someone
setting out to verify the data will find they have already
vanished—swallowed again by the jungle since that forest
fire or whim of weather that exposed them.
 
Karl Brugger mentions that the ”Transamazonica spur of the
road between Manaus and Barcellos on the lower Rio Negro,
built in 1971, was overgrown by tropical vegetation within
a year.

 

”The technicians even had difficulties locating the
approximate direction of the road. It is not surprising
therefore that there are no more signs of ‘white cities.'”
 
Again, there are vast stretches where the fog never lifts,
and in others it doesn’t clear until late afternoon.
 
There is an area in Eastern Ecuador from which natives
have been carrying out thousands of artifacts belonging
to what they describe as giant pyramids and immense
deserted cities.

 

But don’t get carried away. This is a forbidden region;
local Indians still massacre inquisitive outsiders.
 
Intruders in the Matto Grosso region of Brazil can expect
a similar welcome. Yes, believe it! Documented accounts
are numerous.

 

Once an entire patrol of 1,400 vanished in the jungle
without trace.

 

This trackless, unexplored ”green hell” swallows visitors.
The ruins clasp their secret.
 
Think of it. Five thousand years ago (when our forefathers
were supposed to be existing in caves or crude settlements)
a highly advanced culture reached over the whole globe —
from Siberia to Antarctica, from Greenland to Africa.
 
This super world vanished so completely we thought it never
existed.

 

It is not unlikely a whole empire could disappear like this.
The more advanced the culture, the more easily it could
vanish without a trace.

 

If it were so advanced, then its powers of destruction must
also have been enormous.

 

What an epic! The wonder is that despite wholesale
obliteration of evidence, many thousands of pieces do survive
— written records, oral traditions and physical remains.
More Vandal savages, vandal savagery of the Kalii Yuga.

 

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