So, You Think Our Cities are Modern?
Building a City
Today, if you were asked to build a modern American City, How would you build it?
OK, first you would probably build the buildings in sets of “blocks”
For convenience, you would probably build the roads between the blocks, North to South and East to West.
Design the buildings to permit the least dust and dirt to enter.
Spoil yourself; build part of the city, where you and your friends will live, higher than the rest. So you can look out over the city.
If you knew before hand, how many people the city was to house and what facilities they would need, you could build the city in sections or districts. A Banking district, a retail district and a district for Government departments, Etc.
Oh yes; you would certainly ensure that there was sewerage to each house and adequate drainage.
What if I was to tell you that this is exactly how two cities were built 4500 years ago?
What! that’s correct; they were built around 2500 BC.
Area of Influence
Whilst building a railway through the Indus region of India, in the 19th Century, two brothers, John and William Brunton, working on separate sections of the railway each found an ancient ruined city.
Being engineers, not archeologists, they used the bricks to help build the railway. This was not only convenient but was also cheaper.
These cities were not excavated until 1920. Up until that time, experts had not thought that “civilization” existed in India prior to Alexander the Greats expedition in 327 BC.
What the excavations showed, apart from originating in 2500 BC, were unparalleled workmanship and a level of city planning thousands of years before its time.
Further excavations in Pakistan and India, showed that this civilization, had an influence on an area even larger than that of the Egyptians, for that period.
Unlike any other excavations for this period, these cities had no statues or monuments to Gods or any other sign of religion, apart from what seems to be an empty temple.
The two cities, named Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro each covered areas of hundreds of acres and were obviously the main cities, although a further 100 have been found.
Signs and unfamiliar scripts that have been found at the sites have not yet been deciphered and so clues, as to how these ancients lived are hard to determine.
What has been found out is that the cities were built around 2500 BC to, what is thought to be, a pre conceived plan.
Who these people were or where they came from remains a mystery.
Their disappearance is also a mystery. There is no sign of a natural disaster, yet the cities seem to have been abandoned after only a short period of 500 years.
Were They Aliens?
Did aliens come, build a city, then when they had finished, what ever it was they came here to do, left?
This would have left the cities without leaders, leading the cities into disarray and eventual ruin.
This is only a theory but when there are no other theories being suggested, why not?
Let’s remember the old adage:
First investigate the probable.
If it is not that, then investigate the improbable.
If it is not that, then you must contemplate the possibility of it being, what was previously thought to be, the impossible.
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