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Mohenjodaro
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MohenjodaroisanarcheologicalsiteofoneofthelargestIndusValleycivilizationsthatthrivedaround2000BCE.Pseudohistoriansandproponents
ofancientadvancedcivilizationsorextraterrestrialvisitationsclaimthatthereisevidencethatitspopulationwaskilledoffbyanatomicbomb
explosionaround1500BCE.Theprofferedevidenceisrifewithpseudosciencebutdespitethis,so,unsurprisingly,ithasfeaturedprominentlyonthe
HistoryChannel'sshowAncientAliens.

Thewooisoutthere

UFOlogy

Contents
1Mudbrickbuildings
2Bodies
3Radioactivity
4Vitrification
5Whatreallyhappened
6Externallinks
7Footnotes

Mudbrickbuildings
OnedifficultywiththenuclearblastclaimatMohenjodaroisimmediatelyapparentwhenphotographsofthedigsiteareexamined.Thebuildings
weremadewithkilnfiredmudbricks.Someofthewallsarestill15feethigh.Howanunreinforcedmudbrickwallwithstandsanuclearblastnever
seemstobeaddressed.

Bodies
TheprimaryevidencecitedinsupportofanatomicbombexplosionatMohenjodaroisthediscoveryofaseriesofbodiesthroughoutthecities.Their
presence,itisargued,suggestsasinglecataclysmicevent:
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DieGlocke
GordonCooper
HenryStevens
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Anunnaki
MikeBara
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Clearlyanuclearbombwentoffhere.

whenexcavationsofHarappaandMohenjoDaroreachedthestreetlevel,theydiscoveredskeletonsscatteredaboutthecities,manyholdinghandsandsprawlinginthe
streetsasifsomeinstant,horribledoomhadkilleditsinhabitants.Peoplewerejustlying,unburied,inthestreetsofthecitythereseemednooneavailabletoburythem
afterwards.[1]

Theactualevidencehowever,isfardifferent,moresubtleandmoreinteresting.Thebodieswerediscoveredduringexcavationsbetween19221931.Scholarshavecriticizedthe
approachusedduringthedigperiodandhavestatedthatthepoormethodologymakesinterpretationdifficult.[2]However,eventhoughsomeoftheoriginalexcavatorsinterpretedthe
evidenceinawaythatsuggestedthebodieswerelinkedbyasinglecatastrophicevent,theytooktheviewthatthecatastrophewasawarandnotanuclearexplosion.[3]
Atotalofthirtysevenbodieswerefound.Althoughsomewerefoundinthesamepartsofthecity,theirdistributionsuggestedthatmanycamefromdifferenttimeperiods.Mohenjo
darohadthreemajorperiods:Early,IntermediateandLate.SomeofthebodieswereclearlyEarlyperiodandsomeclearlyLate.Thetwoperiodsareathousandormoreyearsapart.
Anotherkeypointisthatthebodiesactuallyshowedclearsignsofburial.Themostinfamousgroupofbodies,ashighlightedfromthequoteabove,thatwerefoundlayinginthemiddle
ofthestreetwasactuallycausedbythefactthatthebodieswereburiedduringthelaterperiodwhentheexistingbuildingshadbeenbuiltoverearlierperiods.Thebodieswereburied
abovearoadfromaperiodhundredsofyearsearlier.[4]
Proponentsofthebombexplosionoftenliketopointtothepreservationofthebodies,particularlythelackofsignsofscavengersasproofthatsomethinglikeabackgroundradiation
hadtokeepanimalsaway.Oneimportantpointaboutthisisthatthisisoneofthedriestandhottestspotsontheplanet,perfectweatherforpreservation.Thescavengerproblemisonly
aproblemforthepseudohistorianswhoseemunawarethatthebodieswereactuallyburied.
Smallgroupsofbodiesdatingfrommultipleperiodsathousandyearsapart,withclearsignsofburial,andsomestratumcoincidences,clearlyisweakevidenceforanatomicexplosion.
Theevidenceisalsonothinglikewhatispresentedonproponentwebsitesortelevision.AninterestingfactthoughisthatthisisnotthefirsttimethattheMohenjodarobodieswerethe
subjectofcontroversy.TheoriginalexcavatorstriedtousethemasproofthattheIndusvalleycivilizationwaskilledbyinvadinghordesofAryans.Muchoftheevidencepresented
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showingthatthebodieswerenotduetoasinglelargescaleeventwaselucidated50yearsagotodisprovetheinvadinghordehypothesis.

Radioactivity
Beyondthebodiesthemselvespseudohistoriansmakeaseriesofclaimsaboutradioactivitylevelsinthearea.Theseclaimsrangefromaradioactivedustcoveringthewholecity,tothe
bodiesthemselvesbeing"amongthemostradioactiveeverfound,onparwiththoseatHiroshimaandNagasaki."[5]Theproblemwiththeseclaimsisthattheyaresovaguelysourcedit's
impossibletofindtheoriginalclaimstoverifyit.Otherradioactivitybasedclaimsareeasiertorefute.
Forexample,thosemakingthemmightrequiresomeeducationontheconceptofradioactivehalflifeanditsoperationoveratimespanof3,500years.That'sover115halflivesfor
Strontium90andCesium137,themainsourcesofradioactivityinfallout.115halflivesresultsinadilutionof4.1538x10^34toonebeyondhomeopathicdelusionsdilutions.And
that'sevenbeforedilutionbywindscattering.

Vitrification
OnecommonclaimisthatthesandaroundthecityhadvitrifiedsimilartothetrinitysiteinNewMexico.However,whatwasactuallyfoundwasthedumpinggroundforbrokenpots
thatwereoftenmadebyvitrifyingsandinakiln.

Whatreallyhappened
ThoughtheIndusValleyCivilizationmaynothavebeenanucleararmedstate,itisarguablethat,inotherways,theywerethemostadvancedcivilizationoftheirdaybyfar.For
example,wedon'treallyhaveanyevidencetheIndusbuiltPyramidsorZigguratslikethecontemporaryEgyptiansorMesopotamians,forexample,butratherbuiltandinventedthings
likecoveredsewersandflushtoilets,[6]hierarchicalgridplannedcitieswithpavedroads,effectivelyuniversalaccesstowater,[7]anoctaldecimalmetricsystem,[8]andeventhe
assemblyline.[9][10]
ThoughtheIndusPeoplehadarms,[11]theyweremostlikelyfordefenseagainstraiders,andnoconclusiveevidenceofmilitaryaggressionhasbeenshownfortheIndusValley
Civilization,thusachievingoneoflongestperiodsofpeaceinthehistoryofhumancivilization.
ThoughtheIndusScriptisstillundeciphered,itsubiquityinbothplace(atexthasbeenfoundasfarawayasSomalia!)andusagepointstothatalevelofliteracyamongtheIndusfar
higherthaninallothersocietiesexistingintheThirdMillenniumBCEbarnone.[12]

Externallinks
AncientAtomBombs:Fact,Fraud,andtheMythofPrehistoricNuclearWarfare(http://www.jasoncolavito.com/ancientatombombs.html),afreeebookbyJasonColavito
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coveringclaimsaboutMohenjodaroamongotherthings

Footnotes
1. *Bestevidenceofatomicbombinancientcivilizationessay(http://www.philipcoppens.com/bestevidence.html)
2. *ExcavationsatMohenjoDaro(http://books.google.com/books?id=4iew_THp8foC&printsec=frontcover&dq=mohenjo
daro&source=bll&ots=j1Ys3jRE9b&sig=MJ1IkkQcHihtDZpkaopJBL0zfT8&hl=en&ei=EJgTTayPMpKasAPKlMX
Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=18&ved=0CI0BEOgBMBE#v=onepage&q&f=false)
3. *ThemesinIndianHistory,page18(http://books.google.com/books?id=77P2mgEACAAJ&hl=en)
4. TheMythicalMassacreatMohenjoDaro(http://www.penn.museum/documents/publications/expedition/PDFs/63/The%20Mythical.pdf)
5. EvidenceatMohenjoDaro(http://www.hitbomb.com/evidenceatmohenjodaro/)
6. http://www.mohenjodaro.net/ancientdrains83.html
7. http://www.cpreec.org/pubbooktraditional.htm
8. http://www.tifr.res.in/~archaeo/papers/Harappan%20Civilisation/Harappan%20Weights.pdf
9. McIntosh,Jane.(2008)TheAncientIndusValley:NewPerspectives.ABCCLIO.
10. http://www.cic.ames.cam.ac.uk/pages/mcintosh.html
11. http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/indus/explore/nhr_spearhead.html
12. http://www.amazon.com/AncientCitiesIndusValleyCivilization/dp/0195779401

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