The Vedas collectively refers to a collection of ancient Indo Aryan religious literature that are considered by adherents of Hinduism to be revealed knowledge. Many Hindus believe the Vedas existed since the beginning of creation. The oldest text found, the RigVeda is now dated to around 1,500 BC, but most Indologists agree that a long oral tradition possibly existed before it was written down.
Robert Oppenheimer quoted the Bhagavad Gita of the Vedas after the world's first atomic bomb test. But was it really the first? Let's remind ourselves of what we have done to each other in our own past as described in the Vedas and hope it doesn't happen again:
Huge elephants burnt by that weapon, fell down on the Earth all around, uttering fierce cries loud as
those of the clouds. Other huge elephants, scorched by that fire, ran hither and thither, roared aloud
in fear, as if in the midst of a forest conflagration. The steeds, O King, and the cars also burnt by
that weapon looked, O Sire, like the tops of trees burnt in a forest fire."