The Proto Civilization
There have been many theories as to which civilization was the first and often these theories stand at odds with each other.
From language, archaeological digs, mythology, we do in fact have a wealth of artefacts both memetic and physical left behind by our ancestors for us to piece the puzzle together.
One ubiquitous theme in nearly all ancient texts, religious books and mythologies is that of the deluge, or as it was come to be known as the flood of noah in the bible.
Few people indeed are aware that the flood did in fact happen and that there is a fairly simple explanation as to why and when it happened.
While the Biblical record seems to suggest that the flood took place some 6000 years ago, the truth is more like 11,000.
So what did the earth look like 11,000 years ago?
We were at the end of the last ice age and indeed that inhospitable climate extend to some 70,000 before the climate shifted again.
Nearly all of the northern hemisphere was blanketed by a thick sheet of ice, at some section more than 12km thick.
Owing to the fact that the ice covering these vast expanses of land, much of the earths fresh water was frozen solid in this volumous mass.
As a consequence, the southern hemisphere was arid, extremely hot, and negated the possibility of a civilisation flourishing or indeed even surviving.
On the face of the planet there remained two ideal zones, by nature of a micro climate being able to develop owing to tectonic and geological conditions.
These two areas were the Carpthian and Turanian basins.
The reason for these two naturally formed basins developing a micro climate is owing to the thickness of the crust at the bottom of the basin.
In most parts of the world, the thickness of the crust separating the surface world with the magma below our feet is considerably thicker than that what we find at the bottom of the two basins mentioned.
Indeed the crust in the Carpthian basin is at points so thin comparatively that it could be said it almost sits directly atop the magma.
It naturally explains why in Hungary, the land of the Huns, Avars, Scithians, and most importantly the Magyar people, there are several hundred thermal springs by virtue of the underground heat sources owing to the proximity to the magma.
While this post will not seek to introduce ancient civilisations pre-ice age, it can be stated that the exsistence of speaking, advanced civilisations existed, before the ice age radically transformed the surface of the planet.
Those that could survive, sought a suitable climate to settle and the two basins mentioned served as the ideal homes of these once advanced, now climate-enforced nomadic people.
These wanderers that settled in the Carpthian and Turanian basin were the Aryan race, or as called in Hungary the Magyars.
It is believed that the Sumerians were the first civilisation to develop, and that their language and culture developed in the fertile crescent was humanity's first step into a civilised society with the writings and inscriptions produced by the Sumerians being dated back to roughly 6500 years or 4000 years BC.
In 1770, the worlds first female historian, Torma Zsófia, from transylvania, conducted an archaeological dig and found a slew of amulets enscribed with Székely-Magyar Rovasiras, the Old runic writing of the Hungarian people.
There's amulets were dated back some 8500 years and pre date the Sumerians tablets by some two thousand years.
Indeed Hungarians today have over 3000 Sumerians words in our everyday usage, and so from the climatic opportunities presented at the end of the ice, coupled with archeological and etymological findings it can be deduced that the Magyars pre-dated the Sumerians and indeed were the precursor to their language.
Some evidence to support this is in the naming of certain towns in the Fertile crescent, now modern day Syria and Iraq.
When American, British, German and French archaeologists (not Hungarian) were performing digs in the area, they named the ancient towns based on their phonetic equivalents pertaining to what they found.
Indeed there is a town called Kutya, which to this day means Dog in Hungarian. Interestingly the archeologists found the buried remains of hundreds of Hungarian Kuvasz dogs that had been bread there for their saliva for antiseptic uses.
While this extremely short post only introduces a very short overview of the proto civilisation, in further posts we will track the journey and study the remnants of the mythological, archeological, technogolical and historicsl legacy of the Magyar people, and also where they came from. We will also look at when the ice age came to an end, and the fresh water was freed up from the ice, and how the flood of noah and the planet again once transformed.