Underground Earth Sheltered Homes, Past, Present and Future
The benefits of living underground is not only an environment-friendly and energy saving idea but has been done by many civilizations throughout the known history of humanity. Only just recently has this unique idea become recognized in our mainstream media by the discoveries of archeologist's of entire cities buried beneath the surface of our planet. This article Underground Earth Sheltered Homes, Past, Present and Future will explore new discoveries of ancient man living beneath our feet, the technology that allows for Green Energy Earth Homes to be built now for a very low cost and how this technology could shape the future of our living experience on this planet.
The benefits of living underground appeal to this author for a variety of reasons but the one I find most appealing is that after the initial construction is complete the roof of your home can be returned to the natural settings of the land surrounding it, blending in with the landscape and allowing nature to return to its original form. As an artist and conservationist, I find this is an aesthetically pleasing idea.
Beyond this idea though it allows for some cost effective and energy efficient ways of heating and cooling your home, preventing your house from having to endure the normal wear and tear of weather related exposure and giving the home owner a measure of privacy unparalleled in our modern construction practices.
However what might appeal to most folks considering building such a home is that new technology has been invented that allows for compressed earth blocks (CEB) to be made on-site from damp soil. This incredibly inexpensive construction material allows home builders to create the materials used for construction on the site, minimizing transportation costs while maintaining a high stability, strength and water resistant block with a quick drying time.
The advantages of using this technology is listed below but stems from technology created in 2002 by the International Institute for Energy Conservation for developing countries for mobile semi-automated CEB production machines to be used in on-site construction.
Short drying time because the soil is damp but not wet. Some soil conditions allow the block to go straight from the press to the wall with no drying time needed.
A single CEB press can produce 800 to 1,200 blocks per day, enough to build a 1,200 foot square home in one day.
Suitable soil can be used from the construction site itself reducing the need for transportation entirely, thus reducing cost.
The CEB press provides uniform tight fitting (flat-sided) 90 degree angled blocks (3,000 psi) to be created, while obtaining strengths that exceed the ASTM standard for concrete blocks of 1,900 psi.
Because of the inorganic material used for CEBs they're uniformly non-toxic, natural and do not out-gas.
These blocks (CEB) are highly sound, water and fire resistant, they do not burn.
Because CEBs are made from earth and are highly compacted they offer no nutritional value to insects and the solid density discourages burrowing.
Since these blocks are made from inorganic earth materials such as clay and aggregate with no wood or other fibrous ingredients they are mold resistant, which is a common problem attributed to Earth Homes.
Also the flexibility and water resistant nature of this material while maintaining a high structural integrity has made it the preferred building material in under developed nations that endures frequent tectonic stress and flooding, such as India and South America.
Because construction methods are simple, less skilled labor is required, lowering costs and encouraging self sufficiency and community involvement.
Last and certainly not the least comparative advantage is the thermal performance, which reduces heating and cooling costs significantly and CEBs have been shown to reduce the ambient temperature by more than 20 degrees or more.
Of course one of my favorites is that depending on how you construct your Earth Home your only outside maintenance might be the need to mow your roof. All joking aside, CEBs are not the only method of building an Earth Sheltered Home by clicking on this link it will take you to website that offers not only financial help but offers a variety of floor plans, photos and its own guaranteed construction technique.
Having talked to the owner of the Earthlog Equity Group, Inc., about what is required to get my own Earth Home built, one of the greatest advantages he impressed upon me was the solid construction technique and the fact that not one of the hundreds of homes his group has built all over the world has ever collapsed and that they will withstand tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes.
I suggest that this city complex was designed and built around the time of Noah’s Ark and the ‘Sinking of Atlantis’ for humanity to survive the coming deluge that was obviously a well known fact. Noah would not have been able to design and build an Ark (submarine) of the dimensions written about in the Bible without advanced knowledge and highly technical assistance. So it is not a stretch to imagine that a city complex on the scale of the U.S. Deep Underground Military Bases (D.U.M.B.s) could be built as well in the same region.
The advanced technology and knowledge needed to build an underground city of such complexity would require architects and stone masons, capable of building such megalithic structures as the Giza Pyramids and Gobekli Tepi, while moving tons of rock. The thousands of tons of rock that would need to be moved to create this city complex has never been found, perhaps the flood swept it away.
Perhaps the most famous Earth City is the newly discovered underground city complex of Derinkuyu in the Cappadocia region of Turkey which is open to the public for tours. This city complex of more than eight levels (possible 11 or more) going down over 250 feet was first mentioned in known history in the Anapabsis by the Greek historian Xenophon, which was written in the fourth century BC.
Although the date of its construction is yet to be determined the general consensus is that it was built by the Phrygians around the seventh or eighth centuries BC. However Graham Hancock in his latest book Magicians of the Gods creates a convincing argument that this Earth City complex is far older, perhaps even of anti-diluvian origins.
Omer Demir, the Turkish historian and archeologists and author of Cappadocia: Cradle of History is of the opinion that Derinkuyu dates back to the Paleolithic era, mostly based on the stylistic differences in construction between the older (upper) levels and the newer (lower) levels and the fact that none of the rock removed or tools used in its construction have been found.
While no definitive date or time in mankind's history can be attributed to this underground city due to the problematic nature of trying to date solid volcanic rock or by any other objective archeological techniques or reasoning, Hancock's theory coupled with Demir's is that Phrygians only expanded upon an already existing underground city complex and were not in fact the original architects.
Hancock goes further in expanding the idea by showing that this Earth City was set up to be completely self sustaining with each floor or level having the capability to be sealed off from the one above it by water tight half ton doors of solid rock and was constructed much like the famous Noah's Ark to not only survive a flood but allow for livestock to be housed within it.
When you consider the location of this city, very close to where Noah's Ark came to rest after the flood, on Mt. Arafat and its proximity to ancient megalithic site of Gobekli Tepi and the fact the Derinkuyu is only one of the smaller of over 200 Earth Cities in the region, linked by miles of underground tunnels, discovered so far but had the capacity to house as many as 50,000 people, then it becomes easier to imagine that this vast Earth City complex was designed and created by an ancient race capable of building the pyramids and other ancient megalithic sites.
So the question then becomes, why build such a vast Earth City complex capable of housing perhaps as many as a million people and animals, completely self contained with each floor able to seal itself from the next like compartments in a ship or submarine?
The mystery has deepened with the newly discovered Earth City complex under the modern city of Nevsechir an hour's drive north of Derinkuyu. The Mayor of Nevsechir, Hasan Unver said that Derinkuyu is little more than a 'kitchen' in comparison to this new site and that it is not a historically 'known' underground city. Tunnels in this new previously undiscovered Earth City run for over four miles in all directions and that it is estimated to be far older and capable of housing five to ten times as many people.
I’m reminded of ancient Iranian traditions concerning Yima (the Iranian equivalent of Noah) and precautions taken to preserve human life during an episode of sudden and intense cold that gripped the world in remote prehistory. Could this cold episode have been the Younger Dryas (from 12,800 years ago to 11,600 years ago) and if so might the underground ‘cities’ be much older than archaeologists imagine?
Ellora Cave Temples, India
Ellora Caves, India
The Ellora Cave/Temple complex of India is one of the most intricately built testaments to ancient architecture in the known world. Most historians agree that the Ellora temple caves were carved in the fifth through seventh centuries AD but their predecessors the Ajanta Caves in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India were carved in the second century BC.
However, according to Wikipedia the Ellora Cave Temples system does show evidence of having architecture of Buddhist temples similar to that constructed during the Ajanta period which would suggest that they were constructed at the same time period. While many of the inscriptions are dated to the seventh century, that doesn't necessarily prove what time period the temples were built, just when the inscriptions were transcribed.
The Ajanta Cave Temples were built in such as fashion as to allow for monks to live, teach, worship and learn on site such as a monestary, while the Ellora caves were designed more as a place of worship. Both cave systems display intricately carved sculptures, statues and later some paintings were added to the Ellora Caves Temples in the 7th century.
Ajanta Temple Caves
Ancient Underground Cities
Many ancient underground cities have been located through out the world, most but not all linked to extensive natural cave systems. Although archeologists can accurately date the era in which some of the inhabitants lived there, it is difficult to ascertain when the first humans lived there or built some of the inner structures. Some of these ancient cave cities are known only through myth and legend while others can be found in ancient historical records, such as Derinkuyu, in Turkey.
One such city known only by myth and legend is Xibalba (Shee-bal-ba) which is recorded as existing in the Maya records of the Popol Vuh. The Popol Vuh is a modern translation of ancient Maya origin stories and was originally written hieroglyphic script on long scrolls. Xibalba is known as the 'city of fear' and was supposed to be a large multi-level cave city inhabited by the ancient Maya gods of the underworld.
An article, in 2008, in Reuters (Portal to mythical Mayan underworld found in Mexico) describes an extensive cave complex of tunnels and temples stretching for miles that archeologists believe might be the entrance to this mythical city. They have found pottery that dates back two thousand years.
"Different Mayan groups who inhabited southern Mexico and northern Guatemala and Belize had their own entrances to the underworld which archeologists have discovered at other sites, almost always in cave systems buried deep in the jungle."
Although this ancient city has never been 'official' recognized or found by mainstream archeologists and it is still considered a myth, the Mayan people know it exists. In the book The Mayan Ouroboros by Drunvalo Melchizedek, the sequel to The Serpent of Light, Beyond 2012 he describes in chapter five (The Candelaria Cave Ceremonies, pg. 77) being lead by Mayan elders to the secret entrance to Xibalba, part a 24 kilometer tunnel, to perform an ancient Maya Earth Healing Ceremony.
Petra (Rose City)
Another ancient city, this one hewn from solid rock is majestic city of Petra (meaning rose) in Jordan. This spectacular city, that Wikipedia suggests was created in 312 BC but considering it was mentioned in the Armana Letters that are known to have existed as early as 1,300 BC and possible are closer to 6,000 B.C. because they use the ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform letters, was carved from solid rock and is known for its extensive water system and tombs.
This intricately carved city of stone is most often attributed to the Nabateans a loosely organized trading nation that controlled oases along the trade routes of Arabia. Although archeologists consider Petra as the capitol city of Nabia there is evidence of an established settlement as far back as 7,000 BC. Which suggests that, just like the Phrygians with Derinkuyu, they may have simple inherited the Rose City from the original architects.
The first known Westerner to recognize this ancient city of stone was the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812, which he described as "a rose-red city half as old as time."
Because Petra is mentioned in the Exodus and Dead Sea Scrolls and in other ancient Babylonian and Egyptian text there is considerable disagreement as to the true age of this ancient stone city carved from solid rock . Since the Nabateans were not known for their architectural prowess it suggest that this city existed long before they arrived on the scene in the third century BC.
Mesa Verda, Home of the Anasazi
Anasazi (Ancient Ones)
While a great mystery shrouds the legend of the Anasazi. what the Hopi, Zuni and Pueblo Indians of the American southwest call the 'ancient ones', they left behind many small cities built into the cliffs of this region. This sophisticated architecture included half million gallon reservoirs, 800 room apartment houses and large storage rooms carved from solid rock. One huge, sunken kiva in New Mexico supports a 95 ton solid rock roof supported by just four wooden beams.
While the consensus of archeologist believe that this group of people began to build their sophisticated dwellings around 50 to 500 AD, again due to the problems of dating solid rock dwellings and architecture, they can only support these theories based on organic artifacts and tools found at these sites. Other evidence suggests that tribes lived in this region as early as 10,000 BC and that the 'basket-weavers' as historians have labelled them, existed from 8,000 to 6,000 BC.
Many explanations have been bandied about as to why this sophisticated race simply disappeared from history, some suspect a drought that happened in 1300 AD could be the reason other archeologists and historians suspect they were driven from their homes by another aggressive, war-like tribe.
One of the more fascinating ideas that I have come across and read about in one of Dolores Cannon's books, involving past life regression therapy, was that the Anasazi were a very spiritually advanced people that eventually evolved to the point that they were able Ascend to the next level of human evolution and still remain on Earth, just in the next dimension, so we are unable to see them. The Tibetans call this achieving the 'rainbow body' and that when this happens the human body is able to move into the next dimension, through what is known as a Star gate.
This method transformation and travel is not unprecedented and has been documented throughout history by many advanced civilizations such as the highly spiritual Mayans, Aztecs, Tibetans and Egyptians. As a matter of fact Corey Goode in the GaiaTV show Cosmic Disclosure says that there are dozens of Star gates located on Earth and that the true reason for every major conflict or war in the last century, has been fought for control of these Star gates.
Of course the public isn't aware of these Star gates but have been introduced to the idea through the highly popular Sci-Fi TV series Star gate SG1, Star gate Atlantis and Star gate Universe and the many movies associated with this series.
The Longmen Grottos, China
Another spectacular archeological site of ancient cave temple dwellings and temples are the Longmen or Dragon's Gate Grottoes of Henan province, China. These amazing testaments to ancient architecture, display over 100,000 statues within 1,400 caves. This complex of temple caves contains 2,500 stelae and inscriptions with over sixty Buddhist pagodas.
Most historians agree this temple complex carved from solid limestone rock were constructed from 493 AD to 1127 AD in four distinct phases. Many of the interior caves were made artificially on both the East and West banks of the Yi river. The East bank caves were constructed for monks and stone masons while the Western bank were designed more as temples and pagodas.
Nuclear Powered Drill in Tunnel
Deep Underground Military Base
Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBs)
There are two main reasons I wrote this article Underground Earth Sheltered Homes, Past, Present and Future, the first is because I want my readers to realize that many ancient civilizations recognized the benefits of building cities underground and the second being that our modern day leaders have also recognized this.
The real question I have is why they have decided to keep the importance of building entire self contained cities right under our feet a big secret?
During World War II, the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) realized the best way to build facilities that could be kept secret from the public, foreign spies and even our own allies was to go underground. The facility for the Manhattan Project (A-Bomb) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee was mostly underground and later after the war Los Alamos was built beneath the New Mexican desert and after that Area 51.
Currently there are over 150 Deep Underground Military Bases in the United States alone with an estimated 15,000 world wide. Many of these bases were built using nuclear powered drilling machines able to melt solid rock and create seven miles of tunnels a day. These DUMBs as they are commonly referred too, on average are 4 miles deep, with populations ranging from 20,000 to 150,000 (thousand) people. ALL of these bases (underground cities) are connected with magnetic levitation trains able to travel at speeds upwards of 1,500 mph, meaning they can cross the United States in less than two hours.
Our leaders have created these secret underground cities for the same reasons that our ancient ancestors did, to evade their enemies, withstand cataclysmic events on the surface, be able to endure extreme weather events and to create a completely self sustaining society free from the political, economic and moral laws that mankind is subject to on the surface with no oversight what so ever.
In other words our own world leaders have created their own breakaway civilization right under our feet and we surface dwellers are the ones that have paid for it. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense, Global Warming or Climate Change is not an issue, extreme weather events, drought, nuclear war, pollution and even the changing of the seasons are not anything an underground city need concern itself with.
Our world leaders have taken a page out of history and created for themselves a completely New World Order and once you have made the descent into these cities, that are relatively unknown on the surface, you may have no way of leaving.
Right before President John F. Kennedy was murdered on November 22, 1963, a memo was issued by Robert McNamara on November 7, 1963, from the office of the Secretary of Defense.
There is a very grave danger that an announced need for increased secrecy will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit, to the extent that it is in my control. We are opposed around the world by a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.
What is important to recognize about this memo is that it goes on to discuss the topic of a National Underground Command Center and it was addressed to McGeorge Bundy (special assistant for National Security Affairs to Kennedy), Kermit Gordon (Director of the Bureau of Budget) and Dr, Jerome Wiesner (Presidential Science Advisor). The memo asks that a meeting be set for the end of November to discuss this issue.
Because the biggest question concerning anyone aware of these bases is secrecy and what exactly is the nature of keeping these instillations secret from the public let alone what goes on in them. Only by becoming aware of their existence can we have any hope getting these questions answered. However what maybe of even more pressing concern is that the above memo was issued in the early 60s, over fifty years ago, imagine the technological advances that have been made since, with no competition or oversight to contend with.
Underground Naval Bases (UNBs)
Earth Sheltered Homes
Just as Underground Earth Sheltered Homes offer the public privacy and protection from extreme weather events unprecedented by modern above surface dwellings, so to do military bases built deep beneath the Earth's surface.
To this writer the conclusions seem obvious, the Military Industrial Complex, Cabal, Illuminati or whatever you wish to call them, have learned that for them to survive the coming Earth Changes they need to be below ground in self contained and self sufficient cities or bases.
What disturbs me the most about this information is the unwillingness to share it with the rest of the World. When you consider that most of the ruling elite of any ancient civilization would be the religious sect or priest class and then recognize that many of the ancient underground cities of antiquity were decidedly built with more of a temple type design, it makes you wonder if history maybe repeating itself.
When talking to the owner of Earthlog Equity Group, Inc., he told me that, for a modest additional cost, my Earth Home could be built to withstand an Electric Magnetic Pulse (EMP).
What I wish to impress upon my reader is that the obvious advantage of living underground was known in the past, is known now and may well be the answer to survivability in the near future. This article Underground Earth Sheltered Homes, Past, Present and Future was written to make my readers aware of alternative ways to ensuring a reasonable chance to survive the extreme weather and geological events that maybe coming and at the very least providing you with information which would allow you to build an inexpensive environmentally friendly home for the future.
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