Oldest cities in the world?

Scientific challenges to the beliefs promoted by the Brahma Kumaris so called "World Spiritual University"
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Oldest cities in the world?

Post16 Feb 2015

The Brahma Kumaris and there so called World Spiritual University grew out of a cloistered cult of 60 or 70 uneducated women whose lifestyle was paid for by a wealthy but equally uneducated businessman they believed was their god. Their Krishna, their Vishnu, their Prajapati God Brahma.

Separated from the rest of the world, he was their only source of education about it and its history. On that foundation, he led them to believe in a fabulous, simplistic world view ... of an identically repeating cycle of 5000 years into which all our known history - right back to the dinosaurs they knew nothing of - fits into the last 2,500 years.

Real history, studied by real universities disagree. The BKs' godman's response? They are limited universities of limited benefit, his is the unlimited university and of unlimited benefit. All that is required is unquestioning acceptance and total surrender of you mind, body ... and, particularly, your wealth.

For the most part, the BKs continue to exploit the uneducated and vulnerable all across India ... but how do we account for the Westerners and educated middle classes?

From an article, 'What is the oldest city in the world?' let's look at a few known histories and ask the BKs how they fit into their theory?

    Jericho, West Bank. 6800 B.C., evidence of other habitation in the area dates back about 11,000 years.

    Athens and Argos in Greece, and Byblos in Lebanon. Inhabited since 5000 B.C. Urban settlements for about the last 7,000 years. Byblos has been a continuous city for about 5,000 years.

    Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Inhabited since 4000 B.C., has settlements that date as far back as 6000 B.C.

    Gaziantep in Turkey, used to be called Antep, one of the oldest cities of the world which has been continually inhabited. Records have been found of Gaziantep as far back as 3650 B.C. or 5665 years.

    Jerusalem in Israel, Kirkuk in Iraq and Zurich in Switzerland have been continually inhabited since around 3000 B.C.

    Luoyang in China has been inhabited since Neolithic times, with a continuous habitation for at least 4,000 years.

    Giza in Egypt dating back to well before 2568 B.C.

    Xi’an in China. One of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China since 2205 B.C.

    Asyut in Egypt. Reliable records date back to around 2160 B.C. or 4175 years.

    Luxor, Egypt was founded sometime before 2160 B.C.

    Lisbon, Portugal founded around 2000 B.C. ... and so on
All of which existed on lands which the BKs say did not exist at those times.

Of course, there are many ancient cities which are no longer inhabited and even the region of their birth has a few, e.g. Harappa and Mohenjo Daro which were expertly planned cities that flourished more than 4500 years ago, but lived lives far more worldly than the BKs would have us believe their heaven had.
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Re: Oldest cities in the world?

Post25 Apr 2016

Discovery of 4,500-year-old female mummy sheds light on ancient Peru
Archaeologists in Peru have discovered the 4,500-year-old mummy of a woman buried near one of the most ancient cities of the Americas.

Dr Ruth Shady Solís said the mummy was probably a noblewoman who died aged 40 to 50 years old and was buried in the coastal ruins of Aspero, about 14 miles away from Caral, a city with some of the most ancient pyramids in the Americas. Both sites stand about three hours north of the modern capital of Lima.

She also suggested that the objects revealed “gender equality, a kind that let both women and men hold leadership roles and achieve a high social status”.

“The place in which she was buried and the form of internment show the high social status that this person achieved about 4,500 years ago.”

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