Steven Collins
January 3, 2007
A report posted from London (see link below) indicates that Russian archaeologists have located an ancient city whose ruins were found underwater. Preliminary indications are that it was a Scythian city with unusually high-tech characteristics.
The report indicates the city was found “at the bottom of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan,” and that it “was a metropolis in its time.”  The artifacts are deemed to be 2500 years old, and they exhibit unusually advanced manufacturing techniques. The site includes “Scythian burial mounds…well-preserved artifacts-bronze battleaxes, arrowheads, self-sharpening daggers, objects discarded by smiths, casting molds, and a faceted gold bar…” The report also indicates that “the subtlety of the craftsmanship is amazing. Such excellent quality of joining details together can only be obtained presently by metalwork in an inert gas.”
This discovery fits very well with the conclusions and information about Scythia provided in my book, Israel’s Lost Empires. My book identifies the Scythians as a large body of the displaced ten tribes of Israel who migrated into Asia when the kingdom of Israel fell. The Scythians also bore the name “Sacae” or “Saka,” indicating that they bore the name of the Hebrew patriarch, Isaac, upon their nation. Genesis 21:12 prophesies that Abraham’s birthright seed would be known by the name of Isaac, and this promise was reaffirmed in the Bible in Genesis 48:16, Romans 9:7-8 and Hebrews 11:1-8. Most notably, the New Testament references date to the contemporary Scythian period as the Scythians are mentioned in Colossians 3:11.
Notice the name of the lake in which this ancient city was found: “Issyk-Kul.” The consonants of the name of “Isaac” (or “Isaak”) are contained in the name of the lake: “Issyk.” This lake still bears a Scythian/Israelite name, and the fact that Scythian burial mounds are found in it further substantiates that this was a city of displaced Israelites living in ancient Asia. The Scythians east of the Caspian Sea were attacked by the Persian Empire approximately 2500 years ago, so the timeline and location also are entirely harmonious with the conclusions of my book. The book of Daniel was written just over 2500 years ago, and Daniel 9:7 acknowledges that the ten tribes of Israel were not all in captivity within the confines of the region of Babylon/Assyria and Persia. This verse cites Daniel as declaring some of the ten tribes were “near” (i.e. within the Persian empire), but other parts of the Israelite tribes were “far off” in other “countries.”
The fact that this ancient city was highly skilled in gold metalworking affirms its Scythian identity. The Scythians were renowned for their ability to manufacture gold artifacts with remarkable skill. This ancient city under “Lake Isaac” was one of the sites at which the Scythians made their famous golden artwork. For examples of the amazing Scythian technology in gold artwork, I urge you to check into books on this subject in your local municipal or college library. The book I own (and recommend in my books) is Scythian Art by Boris Piotrovsky, Liudmila Galanina and Nonna Grach. This book has many remarkable, color photos of ancient Scythian gold artwork of amazing craftsmanship. The artwork also confirms that the Scythians portrayed themselves as bearded Semites–exactly what one would expect of displaced members of the ten tribes of Israel!
The report in the link below cites that the ancient artwork found in this sunken city “can only be obtained presently by metalwork in an inert gas.” I wonder if electricity might be involved in such a modern process? My books, Israel’s Lost Empires and Parthia-The Forgotten Ancient Superpower document that the Scythians and Parthians were “brother tribes” from a common origin, and the latter book discusses the electric batteries which were made by the ancient Parthians. Indeed, a cutaway depiction of an ancient Parthian battery is on the cover of that book. My book concludes that the ancient Parthians used such batteries (hooked up in series) for gold electroplating, and this conclusion was echoed in a recent cable-TV documentary. If the Parthians had electric batteries, then their allies and brother tribesmen, the Scythians, likely did too. If the Parthians used electricity in the making of gold artwork, the findings at the ancient Scythian city indicates that the Scythians may have done so as well (especially if “working in an inert gas” needs an electric power-source).
As more evidence emerges from the ancient world, it is clear that ancient societies were far more technologically advanced that we were taught in our schools and colleges (I hope you have been able to see some of the “Ancient Discoveries” programs on the History Channel confirming this very fact.).  It also is readily seen that the ten tribes of Israel did not “die out” as modern mankind mistakenly has assumed. The ten tribes of Israel were “major players” in all periods of ancient history and their descendants are among the major nations today as well. The true story of ancient history (and where the ten tribes of Israel are located in modern times) is available in my 4-part series on the lost Ten Tribes of Israel. Please see the “book links” at this website or order on-line at: