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18-9-97030 Documentary evidence from the 3rd millenium

Dear friends,

Marking the 95,000 anniversary of the end of days, we take a look back at recent findings from the archeaological team mpg000010.

mpg000010 includes two experts in the field of archaeology. Dr. Kay, with her background in propheteering of the 3rd millenium, teamed up with Dr. Kanaan, an informatic archeaologist, to discover just exactly what the world was like before the end of days.

The field, one of the hottest in archaeology now, is full of debates.

"To be fair, no-one can really say they're more of an expert than anyone else," says Kay. "However, there is a pretty wide ranging group of theories about what exactly went on in the period preceding the end of days. Team 10 [her shorthand for mpg000010] is only one of 300 or so teams studying the area. But we were one of the first, so I suppose that gives us a little bit of a lead in the pecking order."

propheteers

And what, if anything, have they agreed on?

"Well, we're pretty sure, at this point, that there were a large group of people who knew what was coming." The propheteers? "That's my pet name for them."

How did she come up with the name? "Well, prophets seems to be a little bit off the mark when describing this group of people. Basically they were a real mix of people: artists, politicians, scientists, a real mixed bag." So why 'propheteers'?

"I think it just describes the level of realism these people had, compared to their compatriots, who basically had their heads buried in the ground. Prophet implies some kind of visionary. In a way they were visionary, but when the future was just beyond the horizon, they could more readily be charactized as realistic or 'seeing'. They were also great leaders, although few managed to command any significant authority."

the finds

fig 1:exhibit a63:Invitation to Project Futureproof

The find which, for me, charactizes the presentation is exhibit a63:"Invitation to Project Futureproof" from which this presentation takes its name. The exhibit is, as the name suggests, an invitation to a show called futureproof held by a group of artists in the area ll43.297612-5.381042 (once refered to as Marseille, France). The invitation (fig 1) displays a plant-pod (not the ones which were later ejected into space, but what appears to be an early prototype) undergoing some kind of nuclear thermal disintegration. The invitation brings home with some emotion the reality of the pre-EOT era.

Plant-pod prototype

An interesting find discovered at site ll43.297612-5.381042 is a prototype of the plant-pods which were ejected into space in the year 2023 as a prophylaxis against genetic degradation that was hypothesised (and which we with the benefit of hindsight have confirmed) to occur with nuclear fallout. The history of the plant-pods is so well known that it need not be discussed here (see wiki:8846623994477a94878f74abebf for a full discussion). What is interesting is to see the earliest known prototype discovered at the location. The prototype, the work of Daniel Kanaan (no relation) was unearthed by team 10 after Dr. Kanaan traced an early weblog entry pinpointing the site of the prototype as well as its creator. Dr. Kanaan dates the weblog entry to 2010, well before the earliest known prototype created in 2018.

"It was a shocking find, really. Of course, the prototype as it was would not have worked. The true prototype included thermal-hydrolytic-plastic coatings that protected the pods on re-entry. They were also significantly lighter. These pods are concrete and steel pods surrounding various hardy plants. But the idea is clearly there that something like this would need to be done."

An excerpt of the weblog entry which Dr Kanaan used to trace the route can be found at url:archive:59637793746352877739:mpg000010:1:a

Selected Exhibits

We've got examples below of some of the files which were colelcted on site. They are information files on each of the artists who took part in the futureproof project.

 

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