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    Lost continent under Indian Ocean?

    Did they just find the Lost Continent of Kumari Kandam, also known as Lemuria?

    Source: EarthSky

    Scientists at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa say they’ve discovered evidence of a “lost continent,” leftover from the breakup of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, whose breakup began some 200 million years ago. The evidence takes the form of ancient zircon minerals found in much-younger rocks. If these scientists are right, the lost continent may be located under the popular island destination of Mauritius and its remains may be scattered widely across the Indian Ocean basin. Their study was published January 31, 2017 in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications.

    Geologist Lewis Ashwal of Wit University led a group studying the mineral zircon, found in rocks spewed up by lava during volcanic eruptions. Zircon minerals contain trace amounts of radioactive uranium, which decays to lead and can thus be accurately dated. Ashwal and his colleagues say they’ve found remnants of this mineral far too old to have originated on the relatively young island of Mauritius.

    They believe their work shows the existence of an ancient continent, which may have broken off from the island of Madagascar, when Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica split up and formed the Indian Ocean. Ashwal explained in a statement:

    "Earth is made up of two parts – continents, which are old, and oceans, which are ‘young.’ On the continents you find rocks that are over four billion years old, but you find nothing like that in the oceans, as this is where new rocks are formed.

    Mauritius is an island, and there is no rock older than 9 million years old on the island. However, by studying the rocks on the island, we have found zircons that are as old as 3 billion years.

    The fact that we have found zircons of this age proves that there are much older crustal materials under Mauritius that could only have originated from a continent.

    Geologists have named a proposed supercontinent – thought to have existed more than 200 million years ago – Gondwana. It contained rocks as old as 3.6 billion years old, before it split up into what are now the continents of Africa, South America, Antarctica, India and Australia. Illustration via Wits University.

    Mauritia is the name given to the proposed ‘lost continent,’ whose remains may exist today beneath the Indian Ocean. Scientists picture it as a microcontinent that broke away as what’s now India and Madagascar separated some 60 million years ago. Image via CNN / Nature Communications.

    This isn’t the first time that zircons that are billions of years old have been found on the island Mauritius. A 2013 study found traces of the mineral in beach sand, but received some criticism, including the idea that the mineral might have been either blown in by the wind, or carried in on vehicle tires or scientists’ shoes. Ashwal said his recent study confirms the earlier study:

    "The fact that we found the ancient zircons in rock (6-million-year-old trachyte), corroborates the previous study and refutes any suggestion of wind-blown, wave-transported or pumice-rafted zircons for explaining the earlier results."

    He said he believes that there are many pieces of various sizes of “undiscovered continent,” collectively called Mauritia, spread over the Indian Ocean, leftover by the breakup of Gondwanaland. He explained:

    "According to the new results, this break-up did not involve a simple splitting of the ancient super-continent of Gondwana, but rather, a complex splintering took place with fragments of continental crust of variable sizes left adrift within the evolving Indian Ocean basin."

    A large zircon crystal appears as the brightly coloured grain just right of center. Image via / Wits University.

    Geologist Lewis Ashwal of Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa led the recent study on the “lost continent” beneath the Indian Ocean. Via Wits University.

    Bottom line: Three-billion-year old zircon minerals in 6-million-year-old trachyte rocks provide evidence for the lost continent of Mauritia, beneath the Indian Ocean.

    Source: EarthSky

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    I think there are multiple "mothers" seeding civilization but we KNOW that to have a lineage there must be mothers!!!! Looks like this "continent" is much older than we think to have a civilization? Millions of years? Was Mu a long ago ancestor of Lemuria who was the long ago grandmother of Pan who was the motherland of China, Egypt, India, Mexico, and Peru?

    These groups MUST have come from a common family because they share similar values and culture.

    Maybe "Atlantis" was a different branch off a very early global civilization, becoming a northern family line....with a lineage that shares also common character (think of the descendents close to us: steppe warriors scythian, dacian, sarmatian, hun, var-hun, türk, bulgar, magyar.) That "mother" maybe coming out of Hyporborhea?


    James Churchward, in books such as The Lost Continent of Mu (1931), wrote that the Motherland stretched from the Hawaiian Islands to Fiji and from Easter Island to the Marianas. Churchward considered the Nan Modal site on Pohnpei Island one of the seven sacred cities of Mu. Today its ruins sit on a swampy lagoon filled with mangrove trees. Rising about 30 feet in height, black volcanic stones weighing many tons are stacked crisscross like a child's frontier fort.

    It's one of the more enigmatic sites in the entire Pacific, yet archaeologists cannot explain how it got there.

    Indeed, stone monuments of mysterious origin dot the entire Pacific, from Japan's spectacular underwater site at Yonaguni to cryptic Petroglyphs on Hawaii's Big Island. Menehune Ditch on Kauai is built from dressed and fitted stone slabs like something ancient Romans would have erected, very different from typical Polynesian style. And of course there is Easter Island, centerpiece of many Lemuria theories. Its hundreds of colossal stone statues and written language point to an advanced culture, yet it appeared on the world's most remote spot. Why?

    The legends of Easter Island speak of Hiva, which sank beneath the waves as people fled, while Samoans called a similar place Bolutu. It was stocked with trees and plants bearing fruits and flowers, which were immediately replaced when picked. On Bolutu men could walk through trees, houses, and other physical objects without any resistance. The Maoris of New Zealand still talk about arriving long ago from a sinking island called Hawaiki, a vast and mountainous place on the other side of the water.

    There's yet another puzzling piece of evidence. A map of the lost continent published by the Lemurian Fellowship corresponds almost exactly to boundaries of the Pacific Plate. But the map first appeared long before geologists even knew of the plate's existence.

    Their detailed map places the capital just north of present day Maui, near the center of a vast continent stretching from Australia to the Rocky Mountains!
    Susan Martinez reveals the Pacific Ur-culture that seeded the ancient civilizations of China, Egypt, India, Mexico, and Peru

    • Shows how the Pan diaspora explains the similarities between Gobekli Tepe and Toltec carvings and stone towers in Japan and on Easter Island

    • Reveals the mother tongue of Pan hidden in shared word roots in vastly different languages, including Quechua, Sanskrit, Japanese, Greek, and Sumerian

    • Explains the red-haired Caucasian mummies of China, the Ainu of Japan, the presence of “white” humans in early Native American legend, and other light-skinned peoples found in Southeast Asia and the Middle East

    The destruction of the vast continent of Pan–also known as Lemuria or Mu–in the Pacific Ocean 24,000 years ago was the greatest catastrophe that ever befell humanity. Yet it resulted in a prehistoric Golden Age of arts and technology thanks to the Sons of Noah, who, forewarned and prepared for the disaster, escaped in 5 organized fleets. Theirs was the masterful Ur-culture that seeded China, Egypt, India, Mexico, and Peru, explaining the sudden injection of the same advanced knowledge and sophisticated arts into those widely separated lands.

    Examining the diaspora from the sunken continent of Pan, Susan B. Martinez finds traces of the oceanic Pan civilization in arts and technologies from canal-works, masonry, and agriculture to writing, weaving, and pottery, but most importantly in the art of navigation, the hallmark of the survivors of the catastrophe. Using archaeo-linguistic analysis, she reveals the mother tongue of Pan hidden in strikingly similar words for royalty, deities, and important places in vastly different languages, including Quechua, Maori, Sanskrit, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, and Sumerian, as well as English through the prefix “pan” which denotes “all-encompassing.”

    The author reveals how the Pan diaspora explains the mound builders on each continent, the presence of “white” humans in Native American legend, the red-haired mummies found in China, and the Ainu of Japan. She shares recent genetic studies that reveal Polynesian DNA in central Europeans, Mesopotamians, South Americans, and the 9000-year-old Kennewick man and shows how Pan provides the missing link. She reveals why carvings at Gobekli Tepe are similar to Toltec artistry, why stone towers in Japan and Easter Island are identical, and how the Pacific Ring of Fire was activated.

    Moving the Garden of Eden from the Fertile Crescent to the South Seas, Martinez strikes down the pervasive view of Atlantis as the source of ancient knowledge and exposes the original unity of mankind on the ancient Pacific continent of Pan.
    link to podcast

    The Lost Continent of Pan: The Oceanic Civilization at the Origin of World Culture
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