King Solomon was the richest in the world circa 1000 B.C., and much of his wealth was through cooperation with the Phoenicians who were of the tribe of Canaan (a son of Ham), one of whose sons, Sidon, would become known as Posidon, a great founding king of Atlantis (as explained by Plato in Critias and Timaeus). And Posidon, which means Father Sidon, along with Atlas (his son), and Tarshish (namesake of Tartessos/Seville), a son of Japheth, were quick to discover the biggest ore deposits in the ancient world in the Sierra Morena Mountains of southern Spain, now known as the Rio Tinto Mines, where the metals extracted were barged down the Rio Tinto (Iber/Eber/Heber) River to the sea, to the port cities of Atlantis, some of the ruins of which are now on the shallow seafloor off Huelva, Chipiona, Rota, Cadiz, Zahara de los Atunes Beach near Cadiz, and Tarifa (near the Rocks of Gibraltar), submerged when the Ice Age ended.
King Solomon ruled in Israel about five hundred years after the coastal cities of Atlantis went under when the Ice Age ended, in cooperation with the Canaanite Phoenicians of current day Lebanon (who also lost port cites to the sea when the Ice Age ended), Israel traded extensively with Tarshish, the city which would be known to the Romans as Tartessos, now known as Seville, where today the ruins of the ancient sun temple of Hercules (Nimrod/Melkart) are found. And King Solomon was a full partner in the Rio Tinto mining project, as Cerro Salomon, which means Solomon’s Hill, is a section of the Rio Tinto mining region, and Zalamea Real and Zalamea La Vieja, meaning Real Solomon and Old Solomon, are nearby ancient towns, so you can see that Solomon’s business with Tarshish was certainly the real deal, and when you consider that Plato’s account about Atlantis jibes with the biblical account, secular history again corroborates the Bible.
Of course, megalithic building, such as the paving stones, flagstones, fallen temple and citadel wall blocks, and fallen columns, which are found submerged off southern Spain (as well as in many other parts of the world), and found still on land, began circa 2300 B.C., as agreed by most all archaeologists and archaeometrists, so the Ice Age ended after that date, and when you consider that Egypt had no verifiable history before circa 2300 B.C., the egyptian priests’ statements to Solon, the greek academic, circa 600 B.C. (later passed on to Plato), that atlantean, greek, and egyptian bronze age civilization went back 9,000 years before their time, is clearly specious, but when you see they should have related 9,000 lunar cylces, not solar cycles, before 600 B.C., you can see that 1500 B.C. for the end of the Ice Age matches the evidence, and so, Solomon was trading with those who continued mining the southern Spain region after the coastal cities were submerged at the end of the Ice Age.
Posidon’s son, Atlas, was the mapman, credited with the navigational know-how to make the Atlanteans dominant in the eastern Atlantic and western Mediterranean during the Ice Age, and he certainly utilized the methodology described in article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com, as did the Athenians, Egyptians, ancient Hindus and Dravidians, and the ancient Lapida (which means keel board) people of the Pacific. And Solomon’s fleets with the Phoenicians, who sailed even to Ophir in Malaysia for gold, were obviously knowledgable of this method, as the First Temple of Jerusalem, built by Solomon and Hiram, was surveyed with the astronomically derived royal cubit, the same unit of measure for the design of Noah’s Ark.
See too http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.