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HeLivesInUs
April 3rd, 2009, 05:57 AM
Yep, so the huge army can pass through....but I think its a little early in the time line for that.....I think...:thinking
Yes it is a little early. However, I did a little research on this a few years ago. There are 4 dams on the Euphrates in Turkey. Makes me wonderif those will be used for the army.

JY11
April 3rd, 2009, 06:37 AM
Interesting indeed! Thanks for posting.

CakeDecorator
April 3rd, 2009, 07:54 AM
Isn't there some prophecy in the bible about the Euphrates river drying up?


Yes, that thought came to mind. It might not be too early. Who knows. The battle of Armaggedon is not until the latter part of the Great Tribulation, but the Euphrates can dried up way before and nothing has to have happen until the war starts.

Interesting.

4EverHis
April 3rd, 2009, 10:32 AM
Yes it is a little early. However, I did a little research on this a few years ago. There are 4 dams on the Euphrates in Turkey. Makes me wonderif those will be used for the army.

Yes, this is true. Turkey has a series of dams, and can shut off the flow of water to the Tigres and Euphrates rivers when ever they want. Example, they used water as a weapon against Syria in 1989.

"Water Is Behind Turkey Syria Border Tension"
6 October 1998


In 1989, when President Assad increased his support for the PKK, Turkey turned off the water flow to Syria and Iraq under the pretext it needs 30 days to fill the Attaturk Lake and test the dam.


Only in the Tigris and Euphrates is there some surplus and Turkey controls this vital resource.

http://www.mideastnews.com/water001.html

felixthecat
April 3rd, 2009, 12:17 PM
2009 Iraq is suffering one of the worst droughts in decades. While this is bad news for farmers, it is good news for archaeologists in the country.

The receding waters of the Euphrates River have revealed ancient archaeological sites, some of which were unknown until now.

For Ratib Ali al-Kubaisi, the director of Anbar province's Antiquities Department, the drought has opened up a whole new land of opportunity.

He explains that civilization began in Anbar, next to the Euphrates River.

"Everyone thought that Anbar was only desert with no historical importance. But we discovered that this area is one of the most important archaeological areas in all of Iraq. This part of Iraq was the first to be settled," he says.

Flooding Covers Sites

In the mid-1980s, Saddam Hussein's government dammed the Euphrates in the area, flooding a 120-mile-long stretch of land near Iraq's border with Syria.

What once was an enormous reservoir that stretched as far as the eye could see has shrunk an astonishing 90 percent since summer, officials say.

Ratib says that at least 75 archeological sites had been partially excavated before the area was flooded. They ran the gamut of civilizations from 3,000 B.C. to the Sumerian and Roman periods. Ancient Jewish settlements were also submerged in the area. But because of the receding waters, Ratib has been able to access some sites for the first time including, for instance, a cliff with a series of pre-Christian tombs carved into its face. Though they have been heavily damaged by the water, Ratib says they still have value.

"I wish we could excavate these sites again. If we had the money and the resources, we could complete the work we began all those years ago," he says.

Exciting New Finds

But it's not only previously discovered archaeological sites that the drought has made accessible.

Ratib and a colleague are suddenly excited by something they've seen on this particular day. They kneel next to what looks like an old stone wall, shards of pottery everywhere. Ratib says he believes it is a Roman-era irrigation ditch.

"I've never seen this site before," he says. "When we excavated this area decades ago, this was all buried underneath the soil, but the receding waters uncovered it."

Area Vulnerable To Looters

It's an unexpected discovery, but on the heels of their elation comes concern.

Ratib says he is worried the area will be looted. In all of Anbar, just 10 guards protect vulnerable archaeological sites.

"The area is rich with things. You can find jewelry, coins and documents all these things are temptations for professional thieves," he says.

Or others who are just struggling to survive.

While the drought has been good for archaeologists, it has been terrible for the fishermen who rely on the Euphrates for their livelihood.

"The river level is very low, it's the lowest it has ever been that we can remember," says fisherman Sa'ad Naji. "It's frightening. The fishermen have no work anymore."

The river here is only about 3-to-4-feet deep. Sa'ad says strange structures now jut out of the water. He points to what looks like a stone arch that stands crumbling, lapped by muddy waves. He says those aren't the only things archeologists have discovered.

"About a year ago when the waters started to recede, these artifacts began to show up. We began looking around the area, and we found clay jars and old bones, coins and even some gold jewelry," he says.

For now, he says, the looting is confined to mostly local people who don't know the value of what they've taken.

Money Another Challenge

Back on shore, Ratib says excitedly he will ask Baghdad's central government for money to begin new excavations and to protect the sites.

"I will demand that we rescan the whole area. And if they have the budget, we will start work on it immediately," he says.

But he acknowledges there will probably not be enough money. If we can't excavate, he says ruefully, we can at least announce our new discoveries.



Rev 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
Things are really happening folks

Do you have a link on this?

I'd LOVE to see some pictures if they have them at the link.

This is fascinating.

It's almost as though God is teasing us with physical evidence that His Word is true. Many folks want to believe that civilization started in Africa :doh This is not what the Bible claims. I side with the Bible.

felixthecat
April 3rd, 2009, 12:24 PM
Drought reveals archaeological treasures in Iraq
March 23rd, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI -

I found this link on it:

http://www.archaeologynews.org/story.asp?ID=412389&Title=Drought+reveals+archaeological+treasures+in+ Iraq

I'm going to see if other links have pictures.

This kind of thing fascinates me.

LadyJ
April 3rd, 2009, 12:25 PM
Do you have a link on this?

I'd LOVE to see some pictures if they have them at the link.

This is fascinating.

It's almost as though God is teasing us with physical evidence that His Word is true. Many folks want to believe that civilization started in Africa :doh This is not what the Bible claims. I side with the Bible.


I was just about to ask the same thing.

Biblenuggetlady
April 3rd, 2009, 12:31 PM
Just a note...The 4 angels loosed in the Euphrates lead a demonic invasion, not an army of "men". This is the second "woe" and the 6th Trumpet judgment. The first "woe", the 5th Trumpet unleashes one fallen angel who leads demons that can torture but not kill. The second woe, 4 angels lead a demonic invasion and they kill 1/3 of mankind-so these are the 5th and 6th Trumpet Judgements and the two woes. Now, the "Kings of the East" who come across the dried up Euphrates is the 6th Bowl judgment, the Euphrates is dried up by God so men can cross and gather at Armageddon for the final battle. :candle

felixthecat
April 3rd, 2009, 12:32 PM
I am more fascinated than ever ...

:rapture soon?

Look what Muslims believe about this:

Euphrates River Dried Up - Armageddon On The Way

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Some of the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad suggest that the Euphrates will dry up (drop off), revealing unknown treasures that will be the cause of strife and war.

* "Soon the river Euphrates will disclose the treasure [the mountain] of gold. So, whoever will be present at that time should not take anything of it." Sahih Bukhari.

* The Prophet Muhammad said: "The Hour will not come to pass before the river Euphrates dries up to unveil the mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of one hundred will die [in the fighting], and every man among them will say: 'Perhaps I may be the only one to remain alive'." Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim.

* The Prophet Muhammad said: "The Euphrates reveals the treasures within itself. Whoever sees it should not take anything from it".[5]

* "It [the Euphrates ] will uncover a mountain of gold [under it]." Sunan Abi Da'ud.

Also From The Book Of The Revelation:

Chapter 16, Verse 12

And The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates ; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.

Chapter 16, Verse 13

Then I saw three disgusting spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Chapter 16, Verse 14

They are demonic spirits that perform signs. They go to the kings of the whole earth and gather them for the war of the great Day of God Almighty.

Chapter 16, Verse 16

The spirits gathered the kings at the place that is called Armageddon in Hebrew.

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Cliffs that were once submerged now reveal pre-Christian tombs built into the rock face.

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No pictures yet.

candlelight
April 3rd, 2009, 12:37 PM
Just a note...The 4 angels loosed in the Euphrates lead a demonic invasion, not an army of "men". This is the second "woe" and the 6th Trumpet judgment. The first "woe", the 5th Trumpet unleashes one fallen angel who leads demons that can torture but not kill. The second woe, 4 angels lead a demonic invasion and they kill 1/3 of mankind-so these are the 5th and 6th Trumpet Judgements and the two woes. Now, the "Kings of the East" who come across the dried up Euphrates is the 6th Bowl judgment, the Euphrates is dried up by God so men can cross and gather at Armageddon for the final battle. :candle

Thank you for clarifying that BNL. As we all wish for things to hurry, God does have his own timeline.