Thanks to satellite photography, the locations and archaeological details of many lost ancient cities in the vast deserts of the world are causing scientists to see that these cities must have flourished when the climate was much different, obviously during the Ice Age, when (whereas now a scanty few inches of rainfall per year on these deserts) the rainfall was much greater, with lush pastures and forests, where now are seas of sand with parched craggy cliffs where streams once flowed, now known as dry wadis, and where lakes were nourished by great Ice Age rainfall amounts, whereas now, are merely vast, parched, sandy, desert basins.
The ancient bronze age cities Loulan, Subashi, and Niya, now in the huge Takla Makan (meaning Buried City) Desert of western China, flourished when now virtually dried up Lake Nop was much bigger, fed by Ice Age rains, where ancient Bronze Age coffins have been discovered with the body remains mostly intact, and the remains of pears, mutton, and grapes, now right in the middle of that vast desert, but then, when perhaps 30 inches of rain per year fell, was a rich environment with a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife.
The ruins of ancient Ubar in the Arabian Desert of western Oman were discovered by satellite photography, but yet known to the Arabs to have been a lost city of legend, under windblown sand in that sea of sand of the southern Arabian peninsula; huge megalithic walls, a citadel, where were rolling hills of streams, pastures, and forests, but now one of the driest and most desolate locations on earth.
Ancient Lothal of the Harappan Civilization of northwest India and Pakistan was a large inland riverport city during the Bronze Age, a sophisticated brick wall city with temples, plazas, and houses, but now, the river is dried up and the location is now desert wasteland, the place just turned to dust, so why this drastic dry-out? It’s because the Ice Age ended circa 1500 B.C., when the Aryan invasion of India began, because the region which is now Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan, whas drying-up then too at that time, hence the mass migrations of many people groups at that time, including the Exodus of the Jews out of Egypt.
Bronze Age megalithic ruins have recently been discovered in the Negev Desert of Israel, on the ancient road from Abraham’s city (Beer Sheva), down to the Red Sea port of Eilat, right in the middle of the desert, but during the Bronze Age, which was during the Ice Age, that region was lush with much more rainfall, and still so when Joshua spied out the land.
The lost city of Yam has been discovered in the middle of the eastern Sahara of Libya, and Kom Aushim in the desert of the Faiyum Basin, about 50 miles west of the Great Pyramid, has recently been excavated, once again raising the question about why these regions dried out so drastically to have caused the collapse of the Bronze Age, answered obviously by that it was the time of the end of the Ice Age, as confirmed by all these Bronze Age ruins now in vast remote deserts.
The classical Greeks were puzzled by the then ancient megalithic cities which dotted the coast and inland portions of North Africa, said to have been built by the tribe of Chronos, who was the biblical Ham, the Khem of Egypt, and the Cham of southern Asia, also known as the Temehu by the ancient Egyptians, renowned stonemasons, but building in what now are total deserts? Those great cities were built during the Ice Age, which ended much later than popularly advertised, so read more about this under the various categories here, and with the products available for sale, and in the free ebook download of Old Earth? Why Not!
Chronos was the time man, whose great grandson Atlas was the map man, they worked together to measure and map the earth by timekeeping by the stars, so read about how they did it in article #2 here under Ice Age Civilizations, to see that the ancients were navigating the globe, building megalithic sites (many of which are now submerged), and accessing mining opportunities (which motivated them greatly), during the Ice Age, the so-called Bronze Age, which followed the Deluge of Noah.
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