17. THE FLOOD OF WINDS
At last! Now everything was both physically ready and signed off.
In the Hebrew account, the lords said the word … and there was light … and a mist went up … and [later] rain came and watered the ground … and every plant pleasant to look at and good for food grew again. And it was good – in the long term.
But in the near term, in the immediate region, it was not good. It was appalling. There was severe regional radiation fallout causing indiscriminate slaughter and on-going affliction of plague, famine, sickness and death.
Again in the words of Genesis … behold [there was] a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp passed between the river of Egypt and the river Euphrates … and afflicted them [for] four hundred years.
Incidentally, that was the original definition of Mesopotamia – between the Nile and the Euphrates. It was the ‘Garden of Odin’, (Old English Woden), named for the primary god of ‘winds’ and magic. But he was an evil pagan god, so the later Christians changed the phrase to the fanciful ‘Garden of Eden’.
The terrible immediate effects and after-effects were vividly recorded in both Egyptian and Sumero-Babylonian literature.  Both sources revealed a naive struggle with terminology – to find the right words for unseen and incomprehensible forces. At least in translation, the language is somewhat plainer in the Sumero-Babylonian accounts – probably because the modern translations were a little later and by different scholars who did not suffer as badly from the rabid religiosity of early Egyptologists who filled their versions with overtly Biblical language.
Where the Egyptian (and Hebrew) scholars saw ‘waves’ of rain and rising water on which Noah floated a boat – Sumero-Babylonian accounts more soberly reported the ‘waves’ as a windstorm or ‘Flood of Winds’ which Utanapishtim survived in a ‘building’.
In Egypt there was a raging fire, irresistible and unquenchable; but in Babylon, there was a cloud of blackness, of invisible blacklight which passed through walls.
All the accounts conveyed a sense of despair and helplessness … of anguish at the incomprehensibility of it all … caused by the invisible evil spirits.
In Babylon the city of Ur was destroyed by fire and ‘waters’; corpses lay in the streets. The ‘scorpion people’ kept watch over the ‘mountain of the sun’, whose radiance inspired terror and even ‘a glance from whom is death’. But the lords raised their torches, they set the land aglow, and a black cloud came up from the horizon. The evil spirits of the plague gods passed through the thickest walls … like wind they blow, no door can shut them out, no bolt can turn them back, they are the burning pain.’
In Egypt ‘great miracles’ were exposed and a ‘violent plague’ ravaged the country. A mysterious fearsome power came from the burnt offering in the ‘Mansion of Incense’ [pyramid] – Its name is ‘Dreadful of Fire’. It was terrorising, slaughtering, irresistible, enduring, inextinguishable, limitless, invisible:
Send forth light, O mountain! Let radiance arise …
I am fire, the son of fire … like unto a shining being … possessor of terrible power … the great slaughterer, greatly to be feared … the fear of me goes forth, and hath created terror of me … the fear of him shall endure for untold ages
… the blazing fire, the flame of which cannot be quenched, with tongues of flame that reach afar, slaughtering, irresistible …
… a prince ascends, a great burnt offering in the interior of the horizon … a blinding light, a flame before the wind …‘Limitless’ is thy name.
… it spread over the earth like a fire … it rules over the Nile without being seen … the fire and the flame which are not extinguished when its flame passes away, lord of blood, immolating amidst blood, destroying by flame
There was an even more heart-rending literary record from Egypt, aptly called the ‘Lamentations’, relating a terrible calamity in ancient times when the entire country was plunged into plague, famine and total civic decay. Orthodox commentators have described it as a period when Egypt was suddenly blotted out as if some great catastrophe had overwhelmed it, and from which the civilisation never recovered to its previous level. Amongst a voluminous litany of woes is a story of catastrophic physical damage and poignant personal suffering:
We know not what happened throughout the land.
… the fire will mount up on high. Its burning power goeth forth …
the land is brushwood, mankind is destroyed.
…gates, columns and walls are consumed with fire …
…women are barren, and there is no conception.
Plague stalketh through the land and blood is everywhere.
Men are few…there are no men anywhere
All goeth to ruin …laughter hath perished…
…the hair of all people is [fallen out?]]
The towns are destroyed and upper Egypt is become an empty waste
The Delta weepeth.
no fruit or herbs are found for the birds
corn hath perished everywhere
Nay, but magic spells are divulged …
Men say ‘cursed be the inaccessible place’ [the pyramid]
The land is despoiled by a few senseless people
The secret of the land, whose limits were unknown, is divulged.
The secret of the Kings is divulged.
Notwithstanding the struggle with language, the ancient authors (and translators) did capture the range of unmistakable characteristics of nuclear radiation – winds of unquenchable fire, unseen blackness, winds that passed through walls, causing death, sickness, baldness, plague, famine, barrenness … Not just from a few isolated or cherry-picked reports here and there, but volumes of it. There was a sudden major calamity that almost destroyed Egypt and afflicted the region for four hundred years.
Probably your immediate reaction is denial. It can’t be true. It just isn’t possible. Surely there must be a mistake. There must be another explanation. If it were so, wouldn’t the area still be uninhabitable? Well no, the city of Hiroshima was repopulated and thriving less than 50 years after the WWII atomic bomb. It depends on how much radioactive source material is left behind.
Wouldn’t there still be at least some traces of radioactivity left behind? Yes, that is probably why the indigenous population in Egypt for centuries remained fearful of ‘evil spirits’ in the pyramids. And in 2010 English explorer/author Robert Temple re-investigated the Giza pyramid structures carrying a Geiger counter and recorded ‘intense radioactivity’ to an unhealthy level in two locations exactly where it would be logically expected. He explored the ‘Valley temple’ (portal temple) of the 2nd pyramid (of Khafre) and recorded ‘intense radioactivity’ in the granite stonework inside the lower (basement) ‘magazine’ structures – almost totally enclosed cellular storerooms. In an odd coincidence, those cells were called ‘serdaps’ from Arabic-Persian meaning cool-room or ice-house, and the Book of the Dead explicitly related that the magic food of the gods was kept on ice in a ‘house of coolness’. Elsewhere Temple re-explored the so-called Osiris Shaft, also known as the Tomb of Osiris, a 30-35 m deep vertical shaft cut into the bedrock of the Giza plateau adjacent to the Khafre causeway. The shaft (with a mastaba style cap) was first recorded in the early-1800s when the lower part was still flooded. Robert Temple climbed down the shaft via a precarious access ladder and re-examined a massive (estimated 40 tonne) stone coffer made of dacite (an unusual igneous volcanic lava rock) which was opened by Hawass in the 1990s – it was empty! This massive, incredibly dense stone coffer was recorded as ‘intensely radioactive’, especially on the inside – as if it had stored something radioactive. 
In yet another odd coincidence Egyptian legend records that when Osiris (the son of the sun) died he was buried in a lead-lined stone coffer deep under water. Just as today nuclear waste is stored underwater.
Altogether these are just too many coincidences. There is an overwhelming range of detail that is consistent with the manifestation of a nuclear device in the Egyptian pyramids, and Sumerian ziggurats. The issue now is not did it happen, but how did it happen. How did ancient lords, monogene descendants of Aeneas, construct and manage some sort of nuclear energy device.
The answers are in the Pyramid Texts.
 Pyramid Texts; Book of the Dead; Budge, Gods of the Egyptians; Erman, Ancient Egyptian Poetry and Prose, Saggs, The Babylonians; Kramer, The Sumerians; Pritchard, The Ancient Near East
 Temple, Egyptian Dawn