Treatise On Prehistoric Engineers
Human Beings started constructing and using underground tunnels many years ago. However, a discovery, and recent related discourses on the same in Brazil have revealed that other species, too, had built underground tunnels! An unknown world beneath the ground has recently been discovered in the Latin American country.
In Brazil, there have been discoveries of many underground tunnels that were hidden for millions of years. One of those was revealed in 2000, when Geologist Heinrich Frank accidentally discovered the tunnel, while travelling from one place to another. Majority of these tunnels are 2000ft-long, and their height is more than 6ft. These wide tunnels have multiple entrances and exits. Some entrances are more than 15ft wide.
Professor Frank of the University of Rio Grande do Sul was driving by a construction site when he noticed a strange hole that had been revealed by the site’s excavators. A couple of weeks later, he visited the place again, and entered the hole. After crawling down the 15ft-long opening, the Geologist noticed claw marks across the ceiling of the cave. He became convinced that those, who had made the tunnel, were not human beings.
It was then the geologist started performing his researches on those tunnels. He came to know that there were around 1,500 such tunnels in Brazil, and each one of them bore a common feature. Each tunnel is like a cave with multiple entrances. On the basis of his experience, Professor Frank realised that these tunnels were made by a prehistoric creature. He opined that Dinosaurs or Mammoths had made those tunnels in the prehistoric period. According to Frank, this prehistoric creature could also be Ground Sloth or Armadillo.
This is an important issue, as it is widely believed that animals, such as Dinosaurs or Mammoths, used to live under the open sky in the prehistoric period, and Professor Frank is the first person to claim that some prehistoric creatures used to live in houses! He has said that the subject is worth conducting research, as the tunnels, made by the prehistoric creatures, could be carefully preserved. He has stated: “This is so important because you can reconstruct the home of a prehistoric animal. This research doesn’t exist in any branch of paleontology. You have the dinosaurs. You have their bones. But, you don’t know where they lived. Not us. We find their home.” He further said: “Our group is on the new frontier in this area. And, we wish there were others working with us.”
Professor Frank believes that just like man-made architectures, tunnels made by prehistoric creatures could become heritage sites, as well as tourist destinations. At the same time, he has said that the tunnels could be damaged because of construction works, if neglected. The geologist has also started the work of conservation, on his own initiative. However, Time has become a great challenge for him, as it is not an easy task to document the features of each of those 1,500 underground tunnels in Brazil. Professor Frank has stressed that he and his colleagues are trying their best, expressing hope that others would come forward to help them protect those tunnels.
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