Yale archaeologist Harvey Weiss is a pioneer in the study of the drastic climate change which he is coming to realize affected the whole world, not just the Middle East (his area of expertise), he says circa 2000 B.C., but the evidence indicates it was around 1500 B.C., when the Exodus occured, and the Ipuwer papyrus was written too, about the drastic climate change at that time, when the rainfall in the middle latitudes greatly decreased, and actually, the snow packs of the Ice Age were melting in the more extreme latitudes and high elevations, because the oceans had cooled sufficiently from a geothermal heating event of the oceans which had induced greater evaporation rates to form the dense cloudcover of the Ice Age, so when the oceans cooled down to about today’s temps, the cloudcover worldwide greatly lessened, to the climate regime which has remained essentially the same for over three thousand years.
Weiss seems to be about the only mainstream scientist studying that climate change which ended what is known as the bronze age (those ancients were using iron and brass too), but it’s so obvious when you think about it. Do you suppose for instance that the ancient cities in Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and Syria, whose ruins are now in the middle of deserts, such as at Tel Leilan, which Weiss has studied in depth, were built in those areas if they were deserts back then too? Why would they have built in what were then too dry desolate wastelands, with no streams or lakes, very little water period, only a few inches of rain per year? That would have made no sense, but the rainfall in the Middle East and Egypt before 1500 B.C. was like that of Atlanta or Houston today, lots of rain, when the Nile flowed fifty feet deeper, the Sahara was a series of big shallow lakes and interconnecting streams, and the Middle East’s now desert basins were lakes which dotted the region, and many streams such as flowed by Tel Leilan.
Read on under category Catastrophic Climate Change, and be sure to read under Atlantis Revealed and Submerged Ancient ruins, to see that when the Ice Age ended, many coastal cities were submerged by the then rising sea. And to understand the geomthermal engine which caused the warmer oceans for the Ice Age, checkout the free ebook download of my first book, Old Earth? Why Not!, and to see the purposeful design of the earth and universe, as manifested in the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza, please refer to article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com.
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