In I Kings 10 of the Old Testament in the Bible, King Solomon sent ships to Ophir for the finest gold and almug wood (for the Temple’s pillars). The ships sailed from the Red Sea and headed east, to the Malaysian Peninsula, where the gold mountain there, east of the town of Malacca, which is just down the coast from Kuala Lumpur, was named Ophir, now known as malaysian Gunung Ledang, where very ancient mineshafts honeycomb in that mountain from which huge amounts of gold ore was extracted by methods now unknown to the natives there, nor to the Chinese who have also exploited the region through the centuries.
And corroborative of this, that the mines of Ophir were across the vast Indian Ocean, is that also in I Kings 10, the almug (algum) tree, now known as red sandalwood, which grows only in southeast Asia, was sought by Solomon’s fleet to construct the pillars of the First Temple; but how could they have by measure navigated safely there and back, when it is commonly considered that such voyages were impossible because they could not accurately chart their course across a vast ocean?
Read article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com, to understand how they accurately measured time by the stars, with a simple mechanical instrument, and so could measure direction and distance, commonly thought to have been impossible before the invention of Harrison’s chronometer in the 1750’s.
You can see that the evidence is solid that Malaysia is the location of Ophir, and now you can know how the ancients actually did navigate the globe in ancient times, exploiting the mineral deposts available, such as in the ancient mysteriously complex mines of Mount Ophir, so check it out, and read further in the other categories to see how solid science and archaeology corroborate the Bible.
And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.