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    ‘Tis remarkable that there are at least 150 “stone age” towns, now in the desert of the Kara Kum, north of Iran, over the Kopet Dag mountains, in southern Turkmenistan; ruins of clay brick buildings, streets, agriculture, bronze metallurgy, temple worship, all that was of “bronze age” towns, and so they were, circa 2000 B.C., when the region was much wetter, with streams flowing out of the mountains of the Kopet Dag and Hindu Kush (into Uzbekistan), where now, the ruins of these bronze age towns are left buried under the blowing sands of this vast desert, the Kara Kum, and the Kyzyl Kum in Uzbekistan, on the other side of the Amu Darya river, one of the few flows of water which still does run down from the Hindu Kush range, the most western portion of the Himalayas.

    In his fabulous academic paper “A Central Asian Village at the Dawn of Civilization” (available on google-book), archaeologist Fredrik Talmage Hiebert of the University of Pennsylvania reports the extensive excavation work which has occurred at Anau, anciently known as Gathar; named after Gather, a son of Aram, a son of Shem, a son of Noah (which Hiebert didn’t report).  The site is miles from water, in the desert of the Kara Kum, yet it thrived with temples, agriculture, metallurgy (with minerals from the Kopet Dag); a city of perhaps 10,000 people, complete with even astronomical measuring structures, no doubt learned from the Chaldeans of Nimrod (Ninus), who defeated Oxyartes (according to Cteias), the apparent namesake of the Oxus river (now known as the Amu Darya), the Oxus now being the archaeological name for the bronze age culture, over 150 sites (such as Djeitun), now in the deserts there Hiebert describes.

    The Murghab river still flows out of the Hindu Kush mountains into the Kara Kum, but dies out in the Kara Kum, where once it fed a great marshy lake, where nearby, the city, now known as Gonur Depe, was built, left in the desert sands since the Ice Age ended.  It was a large metropolis; a fortress, temples, many dwellings, all made of fired clay brick, bronze age weaponry, wall-painting, very sophisticated, from back when Uz, Mash, and Gather, were running the show in Central Asia, no doubt influenced by the Kushites to the south, sons of Kush, with Nimrod (Bacchus, Merodach, Marduk, Ninus) among them, as a tributary of the Murghab river is the Kusht, flowing down from the Hindu Kush mountains.

    This is one of the best kept secrets in the world of archaeology (but not nearly as much as the ignorance of the hundreds of Submerged Ancient Ruins sites around the world), that there was world changing climate change circa 1500 B.C., when the Ice Age actually ended, not circa 10000 B.C. as the mainstream scientists would have us believe.  And some of figurines at these sites, just north of Iran, are of Ishtar, the sumerian goddess (who was Naamah/Naamu, the greek Athena), so the astronomical measuring stations discovered in the ruins there, I would bet, allowed the sons of Gather, Uz (among them Job in Uzbekistan), and Mash (the namesake of ancient Mashhad in northern Iran) to measure the stars for earth measuring distances, to determine the length for the ancient cubit, as carried out in Nimrod’s Sumer, and in Egypt, see article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com.

    And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.

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