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In 1947, there was an archeaological probe conducted in the Euphrates valley of Southern Iraq. There were several ancient layers excavated, including some from before the time of Sumer; remarkably, below these layers was discovered a stratum of fused glass.

This fused glass was virtually identical to the desert floor at Alamogordo NM (test site for the first A-bomb: Los Alamos, Manhattan Project) after the atomic blasts. Intensive heat had melted the rock and sand into glass.


"Albion W. Hart, one of the first engineers to graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was assigned a project in the interior of Africa. While he and his men were traveling to an almost inaccessible region, they had first to cross a great expanse of desert. At the time, he was puzzled and quite unable to explain a large area of greenish glass which covered the sands as far as he could see.

'Later on during his life,' wrote Margarethe Casson in Rocks and Minerals (No. 396, 1972), 'he passed by the White Sands area after the first atomic explosion there, and he recognized the same type of silica fusion which he had seen fifty years earlier in the African desert.'"[1]


"French researchers discovered the evidence of prehistoric spontaneous nuclear reaction at the Oklo mine, Pierrelatte, in Gabon, Africa. Scientists found that the ore of this mine contained abnormally low proportions of U235 such as found only in depleted uranium fuel taken from atomic reactors. According to those who examined the mine, the ore also contained four rare elements in forms similar to those found in depleted uranium."

Gobi Desert

"The surface of the Gobi desert near Lob Nor Lake is covered with vitreous sand which is the result of atomic tests conducted by China. But the desert has certain other areas of similar glassy sand which have been present for thousands of years. The source of the intense heat is unknown."[1]

Mohave Desert

In the Mohave Desert, there were discovered huge circular or polygonal plies which are covered by a hard substance like opaque glass. Once again, there is no known natural source of such intense heat that could produce this.[2]


"Twenty-eight fields of blackened and shattered stones cover as many as 7000 miles each in western Arabia. The stones are densely grouped, as if they might be the remains of cities, sharp-edged, and burned black. Experts have decreed that they are not volcanic in origin, but appear to date from the period when Arabia was thought to be a lush and fruitful land that suddenly became scorched into an instant desert."[1]


"Catal Huyukin in north-central Turkey, thought to be one of the oldest cities in the world, appears, according to archaeological evidence, to have been fully civilized and then, suddenly, to have died out. Archaeologists were astonished to find thick layers of burned brick at one of the levels, called VIa. The blocks had been fused together by such intense heat that the effects had penetrated to a depth more than a meter below the level of the floors, where it carbonized the earth, the skeletal remains of the dead, and the burial gifts that had been interred with them. All bacterial decay had been halted by the tremendous heat."[1]


"When a large ziggurat in Babylonia was excavated, it presented the appearance of having been struck by a terrible fire that had split it down to its foundation. In other parts of the ruins, large sections of brickwork had been scorched into a vitrified state. Several masses of brickwork had been rendered into a completely molten state. Even large boulders found near the ruins had been vitrified."[1]


"The royal buildings at the north Syrian site known as Alalakh or Atchana had been so completely burned that the very core of the thick walls were filled with bright red, crumbling mud-bricks. The mud and lime wall plaster had been vitrified, and basalt wall slabs had, in some areas, actually melted."[1]

[1] "Worlds Before Our Own", Brad Steiger, (G.P. Putnam‘s Sons, 1978)
[2] Erich A. von Fang, "Strange Fire on the Earth", Creation Research Society Quarterly, December 1975, p. 131. [Supporting references are given in the article.]