Experts say that the great ancient mines of the Sierra Morena mountains of southern Spain were begun back when men first began to mine for gold, copper, tin, and silver, all which were readily exploitable in the Sierra Morena’s, by far the richest mining district in the ancient world, said to have begun circa 2000 B.C., if not before, yet the first sophisicated metallurgists said to have inhabited the Iberian peninsula, are said to have been the Phoenicians, in the 1000 B.C. timeframe, so who do they think were exploiting those mines from 2000 B.C. ’til 1000 B.C.?
You’d be hardpressed to get an answer out of them, yet there are ruins of megalithic and hormazo buildings in southern Spain from the 2000 B.C. timeframe, obviously built by the archaic Phoenicians, who were the earliest miners and stonemasons of southern Spain, as the experts will agree, they just won’t go back to 2000 B.C. ‘though, clearly in defiance of the plain evidence before them.
I suspect that they are forced to admit trans Mediterranean sailing by the canaanite Phoenicians to Spain, because of the references in the Bible of extensive trade with Tarshish, known to the Romans as Tartessos, the mining district of southern Spain, by King Solomon in cooperation with Hiram, the king of Tyre, circa 950 B.C., but Tarshish was a grandson of Japheth, who sailed to southern Spain circa 2200 B.C. to help develop that Atlantean empire, cooperating with the Canaanites, who were sons of Ham, the Khem of ancient Egypt, whose great grandson Sidon, known to the Greeks as Posidon, fathered Atlas, the namesake of Atlantis, who all lived in that 2000 B.C. timeframe, when the mines of the Sierra Morena were being dug.
The megalithic ruins of the ancient canaanite port city of Sidon are now submerged off the coast of southern Lebanon, but the new Sidon was built onshore, after the sea level rise with the end of the Ice Age, and the same is true of old and new Tyre, from what I read, the old ruins are now submerged, and the new Tyre was built on an island, after the Ice Age ended circa 1500 B.C. (when the Exodus occurred). Which makes the point; how else do you explain the presence of submerged stonemasonry ruins in hundreds of locations around the world (see category Submerged Ancient Ruins) unless the reason is the sea level rise with the end of the Ice Age?
And since Plato contradicted himself in describing bronze age warfare and civilization in the 9600 B.C. timeframe (back ‘though when humans were supposedly just “hunter/gatherers”), and considering that there are at least eight locations of submerged megalithic ruins in the Gibraltar region, clearly of the atlantean empire, it’s fairly obvious that Plato was dealing with 9,000 lunar cycles before Solon’s time, or he mistook the translated egyptian word for hundred for thousand, which look very much alike in written form, but when corrected, puts the submergence at around 1500 B.C., comporting with other plentious evidence (see category Catastrophic Climate Change).
The new Tyre became the center of canaanite power after the Ice Age, as the Hebrews were taking over the inland and coastal portions of what now is Israel, taking much canaanite land and cities, yet Canaanites retained dominance of coastal and inland Lebanon, and Syria (Hittites were Canaanites too), as the Greeks called that region by that name, which derives from the ancient name Suriyya, or Tsyrus, Tyrus, Tyre, which in hebrew is Zor or Sur (modern Tyre is also called Sur). The Greeks called the Tyrians the Phoinikos (Phoenicians), named after their purple dye, from the murex shell, and little doubt, the first syllable of the word surface, and the word surf, derive from the waterworld of the people of Sur, Tyre, there in the land of Canaan, who was a son of Ham.
And to see how Ham (Khem) and some of his progeny surveyed the dimensions for the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, checkout article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com, the same methodology used by the ice age navigators to explore and sur-vey the world with a system of very precise navigation. Be sure to run this material by your professors, it should certainly catalyze some energetic debate, and why not teach this biblical history in Sunday school classes, does it not bring the Old Testament to life, very believable?