Nuclear Warfare - Ancient India
"When the first atomic bomb exploded in New Mexico, the desert sand turned to fused green glass. This fact, according to the magazine Free World, has given certain archaeologists a turn. They have been digging in the ancient Euphrates Valley and have uncovered a layer of agrarian culture 8,000 years old, and a layer of herdsman culture much older, and a still older caveman culture. Recently, they reached another layer of fused green glass." - New York Herald Tribune on February 16, 1947.
Possible Contamination From Modern Sources
The radioactive dust in Rajasthan - the possibility of modern contamination can not be ruled out.
The next closest potential source is at Rawatbhatta, Rajasthan. The Rawatbhatta nuclear facility, as per google maps is roughly a 7.5 hour drive from Jodphur and nearly 8 from the contamination site, aproximately 400 km away.
A third is the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station located aproximately 740 kilometeres away from the contamination site. And yet a fourth is the Narora Atomic Power Station located roughly 700 km. from the contamination site in the opposite direction.
Surendra Gadekar, a physicist and anti-nuclear nuclear activist conducted an investigation of the ailments afflicting villagers at Rawatbhatta in Rajasthan for possible correlations to the nearby power station. The same power station that is aproximately 400 km away from the contamination site. Gadekars research confirmed that there was definitely severe health issues which included deformities and cancers which he tied to the Rawatbhatta power station. He also concluded that wood that been used in the facility was used as fire wood by locals which further spread the radiation into the local populous.
The research of Surendra Gadekar is meritorious indeed and I personally share his angst against nuclear power. Debunkers and nay sayers however have seized upon his research in a limp effort to debunk the theory of ancient atomics. They have basically devised ill researched conspiracy theories claiming the ancient enigma scenario is a government ruse to mask modern day negligence of the Atomic Industry. Nobody has sufficiently explained how the radioactive dust got hundreds of miles away from any possible source and settled in a three square mile area without effecting much of anything in between.
Nuclear Weapons Testing
Ruling out the Nuclear power stations as apparent sources we are left with nuclear weaponry. In the Modern era the Indian Government conducted nuclear tests in Pokhran - which is situated a mere 130 miles away, as the crow flies, a 2.5 to 3 hour drive without wings. These tests were conducted in May 1974 - the radioactive dust near Jodhpur had already been present when these tests were being done.
Dissolved radon could possibly be found in the soil as well as contamination from Radon gas - but why just at that one particular locale ?
All alternative theories are not impossible, many are fairly close to impossible but not 100% impossible. Under our current level of knowledge, given the factual data available and an open mind, the ancient origin theory of the Rajasthan radioactive Ash seems to be perhaps the most feasible.
Mohenjo - Daro ~ Prehistoric Atomic Ruins
Other unexplained layers of green glass derived from an unknown heat source can be found in the Libyan Dessert as well a known meteor impact site in Tasmania.
Modern analysis showed, that fragments of Mohenjo Daro were melted with extreme high temperature - not less than 1,500 degrees centigrade. Scientists have also found a strictly outlined epicenter, where everything was leveled. Devastation lessened towards the outskirts.
Supporting Legend & Lore for Ancient Atomics
The Iron Thunder Bolt of Gurka
The Mahabharatra, an ancient Indian poem, tells the following tale, which may well be the tale of the ancient City of Mohenjo Daro.
Gurkha flying in his swift and powerful Vimana hurled against the three cities of the Vrishis and Andhakas a single projectile Charged with all the power of the Universe. ...An incandescent column of smoke and flame As bright as the thousand suns Rose in all its splendor..a perpendicular explosion with its billowing smoke clouds... ...the cloud of smoke rising after its first explosion formed into expanding round circles... like the opening of giant parasols... ..It was the unknown weapon, the Iron Thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis and Andhakas,...The corpses were so burned As to be unrecognizable. The hair and nails fell out; Pottery broke without apparent cause, And the birds turned white....After a few hours All foodstuffs were infected...to escape from this fire The soldiers threw themselves in streams To wash themselves and their equipment.
The Brahmastra, a weapon described in ancient vedic texts, including the Mahabharata, was a weapon which is said to be a single projectile charged with "all the power of the universe". It is considered equivalent to modern Atomic weapons.
The Brahmastra was said to cause cataclysmic environmental damage. The land where it was used became lifeless and infertile, animals in and around that area quickly died off. Those on the outskirts became infertile. There land dried, rain ceased. The Indian epics and vedas state it is a weapon of last resort and was never, ever to be used in combat.
Aircraft of Ancient India
According to early Sanskrit texts the ancients had several types of airships called vimanas. Like aircraft of today, vimanas were used to fly through the air from city to city; to conduct aerial surveys of uncharted lands; and as delivery vehicles for awesome weapons. See - Vimana: Flying Machines of the Ancients
The Epic of Gilgamesh circa 2500 BC contains a strikingly similar account of a day when "the heavens cried out, the earth bellowed an answer, lightning flashed forth, fire flamed upwards, it rained down death. The brightness vanished, the fire was extinguished. Everyone who was struck by the lightning was turned to ashes."
1. 2000 A.C. Distruzione atomica - Published in 1979 and available in Italian Only. Although it is not considered a scientific paper or treatise, but merely a work of pseudo-science by elitist establishment snobs of higher academia it brought to light some interesting facts and exposed some enigmas the establishment scientific community has been unable or unwilling to address.
2. Re: Alexander Gorbovsky. His book "Riddles of Ancient History" was published in 1966 and is currently unavailable. He is however a seasoned scholar and researcher and has served the Russian and Soviet Governments as a Munitions expert. He also has a kean interest in ancient history and has done writing regarding the possibility of ancient Atomic war and weaponry. He is credited with quoting the mahabharata in several of his works, most untranslated. He wrote the following in riddles of ancient History .... 'The Mahabharata - an ancient Indian epic compiled 3000 years ago - contains a reference to a terrible weapon. Regrettably, in our age of the atomic bomb ...'
Gorbovsky appears in a several news stories re: modern weapons including a 2001 associated press article - Russia starts destruction of weapons
4. David H. Childress - Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients.