This is the story of how one man discovered a large underground village that was estimated to be 70-million-year-old.
He presented his findings to the scientific community, but no-one of the experts was interested in examining what could have been one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever.
Today, it’s too late because the place does no longer exist.
There is a vast network of ancient underground tunnels and cities beneath our feet. According to one theory there are 12,000-year-old massive underground tunnels stretching all the way from Scotland to Turkey.
Some of these mysterious subterranean worlds are famous and examined by archaeologists. Other are virtually unheard off and can never be investigated because they were destroyed.
One intriguing place is the fascinating underground village of Thébah in Belgium. It is said to be 70- million-year-old!
The discovery of the underground village took place when Robert Garcet (1912 –2001) decided to build a fantastic tower in the village of Eben-Emael, in the province of Henegouwen, Belgium.
Garcet was a true artist who was very religious, fascinated with the Bible and ancient civilizations his magnificent tower reflects his interests.
It took Garcet 15 years to finish the tower of Eben-Ezer and today it serves as a museum, dedicated to Garcet’s art and archaeological finds.
The Garcet’s tower has seven levels, five levels above ground, and two levels underground. The tower itself is of a square of 12 meters (40 feet) on each side, held up by four towers on each corner. Garcet deliberately designed the tower so its dimensions would correspond to ancient systems of measurement. Each measurement in the tower is symbolic.
Built of flint, the Eben-Ezer is and a representation of mankind as described in the Book of Revelation. On the top of the tower are four giant biblical creatures, the eagle, the oxe, the lion and Man. The tower’s interior is full of Garcet’s biblical, archaeological, paleontological and geological art.
Garcet was heavily into Biblical symbolism, and that shows throughout his entire tower.
During the construction of the building, Garcet said he discovered over a hundred “new” fossilized creatures and a 70-million-year-old village in the labyrinth of tunnels under the tower.
There are many underground tunnels in Belgium and some of them are so long nobody has ever found the end of them.
When he explored the underground flint mines and tunnels in the neighborhood, Garcet found stone toys and figurines made from flint and other material.
Some looked like stone dolls, made from rounded flat stones with engravings. They are all very primitive looking, and are unlike what conventional archaeologists are used to.
Garcet examined the underground village and discovered straight walls, tables, benches, and ornamental decorations incised in some of the walls. It was just like an ordinary village with streets, only this one was underground.
On top of the village are now three layers of ocean deposits, showing that Belgium has been covered three times by the ocean. This would mean that the underground village existed 70-million.years ago. If Garcet’s was right, it’s an extremely controversial archaeological discovery.
Garcet was eager to learn more about the underground village and he invited Belgium archaeologists to examine the place, but none of them showed up.
Garcet also unearthed mosasaur fossils from upper Maastrichtian strata in the Eben Emael area. He presented his findings to scientists, but they were uninterested in his discoveries.
Perhaps in more modern times, scientists would be interested in studying the remarkable ancient underground village in Belgium, but it’s too late.
The village was destroyed by a mining explosion before it could be studied.
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