"City" beneath the Dead Sea
Straight Line of formed blocks with
perfectly straight angled corners. First seen by Dr. Zvi Ben
Avraham, Director of the Dead Sea Research
Center at Tel Aviv University
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"Block Wall" seen for the first time
Marble like striations seen under the salt. *
| At first glance this feature reminds one of the
sediment layers from which we dug large sulphur balls on the Lisan.
Similar structures can be found below Masada and at other points around
the Dead Sea.
The problem is that it is visible at the bottom of the Dead Sea which
should be totally covered in salt after hundreds of thousands of years.
Yet it is completely visible and at an angle to the fault lines thus
ruling out tectonic activity.
Further problems arise in the straightness of the lines as if they
were cut blocks of sedimentary limestone. This material however is very
soft and flaky, easily worn by
weather and presumably water.
Satellite Images of Area
When Dr. Zvi Ben Avraham, the
Director of the Dead Sea Research Center at Tel Aviv University made
his first dive in the mini-sub Delta, he described a straight
line of formed blocks with perfectly straight angled corners. His
first reaction was that they could NOT possibly be natural
structures at least not in his wide experience of geology.
So adamant was he that he had a vociferous argument with our Swedish
graduate student diver and archaeologist who wanted to be much more
cautious. "What do you know" he stated "you are not a professional
geologist as I am!"
On another occasion sitting at a table and being filmed, Professor Ben
Avraham described to Michael Sanders, Director of the Expedition
Dive why they could not be a natural tectonic formation. He drew a
clear diagram of the fault lines in the Dead Sea and showed that the
straight line of blocks that he saw were at an angle to those faults
thereby proving categorically that they had to be something other
than a natural formation.
Not only were both these scenes not included in the documentary
produced by Channel 4, but they knowingly and willfully tried to
give the impression that I was badgering Dr. Ben Avraham to agree to
something that he did not believe.
After having the heated debate with Pia Andersson (our diver) and
discussions with his assistant Michael Lazar who was preparing his
thesis on the results of the dive, Dr. Ben Avraham became more
cautious and these straight lines of stone were forgotten.
The Director of the Expedition never saw these stones during his time
at the bottom of the Dead Sea and did not know of the existence of
this sequence until quite recently. Channel 4 in the UK must
have much more of it but refuses to release anything. Because Mike
Sanders never saw them, he did not feel he was in a position to
debate Dr. Ben Avraham in Israel. Mike Sanders of course saw the
multitude of mounds in the 0.8 x 0.8 kilometer square many of which
were topped with a small amount of red substance which nobody has
yet been able to identify. The red material did not appear at the
side of the mounds nor between the mounds and only Pia claims to
have seen them anywhere on the flat surface of the Dead Sea. As far
as I know, no video of those confirming her sighting has been taken
but Channel 4 has 170 hours of film plus hand held video material
from within the submarine which again they refuse to release.
Of course Channel 4 included such falsehoods in the documentary that
we only could do five dives. In fact we did dozens with even a 12
year old daughter of the President of our Foundation going to the
bottom of the Dead Sea in one of them.
Many other misrepresentations were made including the
"Orion" anomaly which we KNEW before we dived could not be an
underwater structure but rather a mirror image of another structure,
the twin of which can plainly be seen on the satellite image on the
land just north of the Dead Sea.
All attempts to have these errors and others corrected have been
rebuffed by Channel 4.