by Moe Mandelkehr


This book presents a story of a devastation that the Earth experienced at about 2300 BC.  If one was inclined to issue dramatic statements, it could be said that the event was the most significant in all of man’s history -- and that the course of history might have been changed.  All advanced civilizations at that time were terminated, and did not recover for hundreds of years. 


The advanced cultures were located in Anatolia (Turkey), Greece, Egypt, the Middle East, India and Central Asia.  Two geophysical events happened at 2300 BC – 1) most settlements were violently destroyed by earthquake; and 2) the climate became abruptly dry in these regions, inhibiting agricultural activity that was essential for survival.  Journal papers have been written on the event and symposia have been held – without answers. 


Analogous conditions occurred for all regions of less sophisticated cultures – Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Arctic, the Far East and the Pacific Ocean.  Strong climatic and geological transients at this time were noted in all regions.  Previous cultures disappeared at this point, and new cultures appeared.  Sites over wide areas were destroyed or abandoned. 


The causal event for the earthquake destruction and climatic changes was the encounter of the Earth with a dense clustering of space debris, the early Southern/Northern Taurid meteoroid stream.  There is general acceptance in the astronomical community ot the likelihood of a giant comet entering the Solar System within the past ten to twenty thousand years.  The comet very likely fragmented, and one of the pieces was the progenitor of the major meteoroid stream existing at 2300 BC.


The important effect of this stream was to inject dust over the Arctic region, and trigger it into a stable ice-covered configuration which severely changed climatic conditions over the globe.  Glacial growth and corresponding load changes over both land and ocean areas resulted in crustal stresses, surface movements and the destructive earthquakes.


The immediate experienced effect of the encounter was an intense fall of meteoroids, some of them sufficiently large to cause surface damage.  Simultaneously with the meteoroid fall was a downpouring of water from ice particles in the stream, causing flash flooding.  As expected, there was loss of life.  An astonishing aspect of the event was the formation of a ring surrounding the Earth, reflecting sunlight during the day, hiding some stars at night, and moving around the sky through a 24-hour period, as the earth rotated beneath it.  The experience was commemorated even up to the present time in terms of fire and the remembrance of the dead.


New religions in response to the event appeared at 2300 BC in all regions.  The mythologies embedded in the religions have survived for four thousand years, and form the preponderance of the mythologies that we know today.  The religions and associated mythologies described the experienced event – strangely, even though the texts describe the bombardment and flooding, the dominant aspect was the observance of the ring surrounding the Earth.


The evidence for the event exists in a tapestry of interwoven information, comprising patterns in the fields of archaeology, geophysics, astrophysics, and the study of ancient traditions and early mythology. 



The investigation involved many different fields of inquiry


     Patterns within the Tapestry


          About the Author


Roadmaps are provided in the book to guide the reader through the different areas of evidence --


     Archaeological and Geophysical




               Mythology (eye-witness)


The Earth and its inhabitants were very different after 2300 BC --


     Destruction, Deterioration and Disappearance


          Cultural Changes


The mythology is a strong supporting element --


     The Appearance of Mythology at 2300 BC


          The Orientation of the Ring


Nuts and Bolts


     Purchasing the Book


          In Memorium