Discover ancient city roads under the sea?
In 1938, a well-known American mystic predicted that Atlantis was located on the sea floor near Bimini in the Bahamas, and part of it would be discovered between 1968 and 1969. The miraculous thing really happened in 1968. When American submarine archaeologists were diving in the sea near Bimini, they found some long strips or nearly circular stones on the seabed about 6 meters deep. The blocks seem to have been processed, no matter what shape they are, adjacent stones can be joined together well. The stones followed by the stones formed a stone road about 800 meters long, extending from the coast to the depths of the ocean. At the end of the stone road, the pavement also showed the appearance of a curve. The discoverers believe that they may have found the remains of an ancient city sunk under the sea, and that stone road is called the “Bimini Road.” This reminds people of the prophecy involuntarily, and some people speculate that it may be part of Atlantis City.
This is undoubtedly a news that shocked the archaeological community. For more than two thousand years, people have been searching for the whereabouts of Atlantis all over the world and learned that it may have appeared near Bimini in the North Atlantic. The focus of people. After that, archaeologists, geologists, explorers, anthropologists, etc. flocked in and they dived under the water to find out. Some people claim that two other smaller stone roads parallel to the Bimini Road have been discovered. According to the curve of the Bimini Road, the extension of the curve may be connected to the two stone roads. It was part of the road network of the ancient city that sank under the sea. It is also said that dozens of anchor stones have been found near the Bimini Road, and carved patterns and traces can be seen on some of the stones. Is the Road of Bimini really part of the remains of Atlantis?
Speak with scientific evidence
From the description, it seems that the Bimini Road really seems to be the remains of an ancient city. However, after an American archaeologist inspected the site, he believed that someone had exaggerated the facts. The Bimini Road was simply It’s not like a man-made facility.
A diver is diving into the waters of the Dominican Road
First of all, the stones that make up the other two stone roads are loosely arranged, and they are not clearly arranged to form a road, and judging from their relative position to the Bimini road, there is no such thing as the three previously described. Road connections form part of the urban road network.
Secondly, through careful inspection, the artificial traces found on the rock may indeed be left by humans, but not ancient humans, but modern humans. Since the discovery of the Bimini Road, many scientists have collected samples from the rocks, and some tourists will “snap sheep” when diving and take away some “souvenirs” from the rocks. These traces have been mistaken for ancient humans.
The American geologist John Gifford and his colleagues studied the rocks on the Road to Bimini and determined that these rocks are natural seabed rocks. They also used radiocarbon dating and uranium thorium dating to detect the rocks that make up the Bimini Road, surrounding sediments, and nearby seabed rock formations to determine their respective formation times. The results show that the age of the sediment between the rocks of the Bimini Road is about 1,300 years, while the age of the rock core of the Bimini Road is about 3,500 years. Research on the surrounding seabed rock formations shows that the latest rock formations are approximately formed Before 2000. Therefore, they believe that the Bimini Road should be part of the seabed rock formations. These rocks were formed about 3,500 years ago, and the rocks were exposed to the surface about 2,000 years ago due to geological movements. Due to erosion, the exposed rocks are arranged on the bottom of the sea like tofu cut into pieces. At the same time, various sediments are gradually attached to the rocks, turning into the Bimini Road that people see today.
However, it has also been suggested that even if the stones of the Bimini Road come from the seabed, it does not mean that the Bimini Road is a natural structure, because there are some buildings on Bimini Island built with stones from the sea. So, how did the Bimini Road form?
A quiet change
In order to clarify the formation process of the Bimini Road, a research team from the University of Geneva in Switzerland conducted a detailed study on the beaches of Bimini. They combined the environment around Bimini in ancient times from the coastline of Bimini. Some evidence was found on the website.
Through research, they found that during a certain period of the Holocene (about 10,000 years ago to the present), the northern coastline of Bimini, where the Bimini Road is located, once contained shallow subtidal zones and tidal zones. The carbonate sedimentary layer in the interzone and the supra-tidal zone is a rock layer formed by the cementation of carbonate rock and is easily eroded. Over time, the rock formations above the intertidal zone turned into tidal flat rocks, while the rock formations below the subtidal zone were scoured and decomposed into large blocks of rectangular or nearly circular shapes and fell onto the seabed.
Part of the stones on the road of Bimini
Some people may wonder why these rocks can be kept neatly arranged when they are washed down and fall on the seabed. Scientists have discovered through experiments that when large solids are washed and settled, if they encounter erosion-resistant sediments, they may move down only a few meters, and there will be no obvious lateral movement in the falling position. This is exactly the case of the Bimini Road. The Holocene rock formation that formed the Bimini Road is the more corrosion-resistant Pleistocene (about 2.6 million to 10,000 years ago) limestone. It is the Pleistocene limestone that limits the decomposition. The stones in the area were washed away from the coast, and the position of the stones that slipped into the water did not move much, thus creating a landscape where the stones and stones of the Bimini Road are better connected.
The Giant’s Causeway in Ireland looks like it was hewn by man, but it was actually formed naturally.
Accordingly, many geologists and archaeologists believe that the Bimini Road is a natural landscape shaped by time and nature, rather than a relic of human civilization.
In fact, there are many magical natural rock structures similar to the Road of Bimini in other places on the earth, such as the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland and the chessboard road in Australia. The Giant’s Causeway in Ireland is a continuous eruption of volcanoes, flowing to the ocean. The lava encounters seawater and rapidly cools. During this process, the surface of the newly cooled lava bursts. Because the contraction force is very uniform, it splits into regular geometric patterns, such as Prismatic. As the magma below the surface gradually cools, the cracks will propagate downward, making the originally connected lava lined up into columnar structures. And multiple volcanic eruptions have formed a spectacular, scattered stone pillar landscape on the cliff. These landscapes are regular and peculiar, and are often mistaken for man-made structures. It can be seen that the magical workmanship of nature is far more powerful than we thought.