F. C. Payne
Birth Of Civilization
"Excavating near Ur of the Chaldees, Sir Leonard Wooley of
the British Museum, found evidence of a high state of
civilisation from the earliest of times.
A tablet with the names of two Sumerian rulers, period 5,000
years ago, and massive brick buildings with the builders
mark stamped on the bricks period 2,000 to 3,000 years ago.
He unearthed a large cemetery, finding many golden
head-dresses and necklaces and a golden helmet of
Mes-kalam-dug of about 3,500 B.C. and, Professor Langdon,
Oxford University, working at Kish, about 250 kilometres
from Ur, found tablets of ancient writing.
The Pennsylvania University expedition found large numbers
of inscriptions, including a series relating to the Creation
and the Flood, and excavations at Warka reveal remarkable
evidence of the advanced state of civilisation while, In
many places, the strata of civilisation has been traced back
to the very twilight of history reaching down to virgin soil
before any habitation existed.
Eight separate expeditions working for the chief purpose of
bringing to light the earliest traces of man has laid bare
the culture and writings of men who lived over 5,000 years
ago. The results have revolutionised thought concerning
early civilisation, and it has revealed much that before was
blank, and many things which were once thought to be
In their own words their finds have exceeded their highest
hopes. One of the most surprising things, and contrary to
general belief, and world-wide accepted theories, is that
whenever man appears he is already full grown.
In other words, aboriginal man is a product of today, not of
the dim ages as was supposed.
All the evidence points to the Mesopotamian plains being the
very cradle of man, yet notwithstanding this it has found
impossible to push man back beyond a few thousand years."
"The Seal Of God" Rev. Ed. (Windsor Gardens, S.
Australia: E.R. Finck) pp. 78-79