The ancient atlantean columns which held up the roofs of the archaic temples of the bronze age world were the namesake of Atlas, the map man, as was the Atlantic ocean, Atlantis (Aztlan), and the word for water in spanish, african berber, and hebrew, atl, as in Atlit, Israel, which is on the water. And this legendary Atlas, a son of Sidon (a son of Canaan), who obviously was an ocean navigator and cartographer, was said to have held up the sky (or the earth on his shoulder), meaning that he had mastered the sky and earth, which is to say, he knew how to measure and map the earth by the stars, with the method described in article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com, the same method used to survey the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the City of Sidon, who was Poseidon, described by Plato in the Timaeus and Critias accounts about the Atlantean empire.
Some of the atlantean ruins have been discovered on the seafloor, such as off north Bimini island, Alexandria, Egypt, and Nan Madol of Pohnpei island, Micronesia, which indicates that they were built during the Ice Age, to then have been submerged when the sea level rose when the Ice Age ended; bronze age buildings consumed by the sea, when also, vast swaths of prime pasture and forest land became the deserts of the world, with the greatly decreased precipitation when the Ice Age ended (see category Catastrophic Climate Change).
Some of the atlantean columns submerged off Nan Madol, of the ancient city called Khanihmweiso, are still upright, rising up from the bottom to 20 feet, encrusted with much coral growth through 3,500 years, and with bulbous heads on the top, much like the atlantean columns found onshore on Guam, Tinian, and Rota islands, called Latte Stones, erected by the ancient navigators of the Pacific, who utilized the same method as Atlas, measuring precession with instruments such as Maui’s Tanawa and the Celtic Cross (archaeometer), to locate positions on earth, like a global positioning system, but according to the slow wobble of the earth’s axis.
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