I found this article today in the Mercury, published in Hobart Tasmania. I got it from a ship passing by here on the island of Tristan da Cunha.
“Reports are coming in from Europe where a team of archaeologists have found a vast underground temple near the Swiss alps. The team speculate that this is some kind of temple to the materialistic gods which dominated thought before the nuclear winter. They postulate that this temple was designed to collide particles and in so doing worship the godless creation myth called the big bang. It must have cost a lot of money and effort to build so it was clearly a major place of worship. Others have found on radiation hardened computers vast scrolls pertaining to this creation myth often written in a strange script using even more ancient letters.
The team are excited because this is the first real evidence of the scale and extent of the pre-winter civilization. We have long speculated that the population of the planet was far higher then than it is now. The sophistication discovered suggests that the pre-winter dwellers were intellectually capable and further poses the question if they were that intelligent why did they nearly destroy the plant with the nuclear winter.
As you know there are two leading theories about the cause of the nuclear winter. The fossil fuel hypothesis and the global warming hypothesis. One theory suggests that the nuclear war was fought to control the dwindling fossil fuels. The global warming hypothesis suggests that the nuclear detonations were set off so as to combat the fast accelerating global warming and there was a miscalculation.
The mystery deepens. If two thousand years ago they were aware of what was going on why did they do nothing to stop it?”