“Hypothesis” of a global cataclysm, “hypothesis” of a mudslide – why should we even use the term “hypothesis” if these events really happened?
Let’s remember pearl mining in Russia and Germany, which indicates a fundamentally different climate before the global catastrophe. Science with us is built on the principle – “here I see, here I do not see”, this is “fact, this is not a fact”, what is convenient “see”, what is convenient “fact”, all the rest “unconfirmed hypotheses. Is Lomonosov a great Russian scientist? Yes, and science shouts about it on every corner, citing “convenient” excerpts from his writings, while completely ignoring the “inconvenient.”
Lomonosov, in his “Proceedings on Mineralogy, Metallurgy and Mining,” writes that in the north of the Kola Peninsula they extract natural pearls. He gives a detailed description with indication of maturity period – 3 years. In addition to this, pearls were mined in Germany in the river near Regensburg.
The climate was quite different recently – much warmer.
“The temperature change of just 2° causes the mollusk to produce a weak acid, which instantly corrodes the pearl’s outer layer, turning it cloudy and making it lose all luster.
Sudden change of temperature by at least 2 degrees would kill the mussel, while the capricious pearl matures only at the temperature over 20 degrees.
What is the climate like now in the northern part of the Kola Peninsula? And in the 18th century it was about 20 degrees there all the year round!
The great Russian scientist wrote about mining huge quantities of natural pearls near Kola in Karelia and in Germany near Regensburg. In Regensburg there were pearls “carpeted” in the river. Industrial pearl mining took place before 1787 at least since 1765, i.e. at least 20-30 years. It is also reported about pearl mining in the Baltic.
By the way, in Russia all northern pearls were called Novgorod pearls. “Novgorod “pearls are not small and good and clean”, they were mined “by our sovereign in the land, on the Dvina, on the Kolmogory and in Great Novgorod in the rivers”, – wrote, quoting Karamzin, archaeologist, historian Paul Savvaitov in the work of 1896.
“From the land of the Dvina, from the banks of the Varzuga and Ponoy Rivers, the so-called Novgorod pearls were obtained,” wrote Alexander Kizevetter, a researcher of the Russian North, in 1919.
“But those, sovereign, Danish Germans have a small town of Vargav (now Varde in Norway) on the drag on the sea on the island, and by that town, sovereign, those Germans do not allow your sovereign’s people in ships in small and in boats to the Ten River (the Tana River on the border of Norway and Finland) to fish. And that, sovereign, the Tenaya river is your sovereign’s inheritance, and that, sovereign, the Tenaya river’s mouth fell into the sea behind their town, behind Vargav. And in that, sovereign, river fishing and pearl … Veli, sovereign, let his sovereign’s people by their town Vargav in courts and in boats with stock to the Ten river to fish and to dig pearl”, wrote in a complaint in 1559 to Ivan the Terrible tributary Efim Onisimov.
And you do not know what to be more surprised: the fact that foreign places are now referred to in this petition as “the sovereign’s patrimony”, or “fishing and digging pearls…”.
Pearls were mined so much that they were even taxed.
In the tales of the Nordic peoples, there is even a description of the reasons why pearls disappeared. Yes, the description is in the style of legend, but if you take it as a description of cataclysm, then everything is very concrete and quite clear:
“Dark Whirlwind – bogatyr the fearful … all of the wind and ice, dark and shaggy imprisoned in a rock the pearl queen. That’s why there are no pearls in our rivers for many years. Ivanko the Kid defeated the Whirlwind and freed the queen. Since then our rivers have been inhabited by pearls again”.
Global cataclysm led to global climate change – global cooling. It is interesting, that thanks to “Ivanko-Male” the climate warmed up again and pearls again began to be extracted, but soon “Dark Vortex” returned and now permanently changed the climate, which led to the disappearance of pearl hunting.
You know that in pre-Petrine Russia a huge amount of pearls were used. He was the most common and favorite piece of jewelry. Everyone from peasants to the tsars wore them. Great number of pearls was used for decoration of church utensils, clothes and shoes.
Jacques Margaret, a foreign officer, who joined the Russian service in the beginning of the 17th century, wrote that he saw the tsar’s garments embroidered with pearls, as well as “frocks covered with pearl embroidery on a foot, on half a foot and on four fingers”. He was also struck by half a dozen royal bedspreads embroidered entirely with pearls.
“Pearls were used in Russia more than in all Europe,” stated Johann Philip Kilburger, a member of the Swedish embassy to Moscow in 1674.
IT WAS OUR – RUSSIAN PEARLS!
In general, pearls were everywhere. Large pearls were counted by grains, and small ones by gilts – by weight! In 1611, when the Kremlin was occupied, the Poles amused themselves by shooting large pearls with their muskets, and in 1648, during the Salt Mutiny, the rioters used to tear precious stones and pearls from the icons, pulverize them and throw them out the window with the cry of “This is our blood”.