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January 30, 2009

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, 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?


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January 30, 2009

Ancient alternative historian, David Hatcher Childress, while being interviewed for my second documentary,  Atlantis: Secret Star Mappers of a Lost World, called biblical young earth creationists, such as myself, accolytes of “compressionist theory,” being that the history recorded in Genesis corroborates the obvious catastrophism in the geologic record, and it places the Ice Age contemporaneous to the so-called Bronze Age, both of which followed actually the global Deluge of Noah’s time.

So Childress is intellectually open-minded, one of the reasons I respect him, whereas others, such as Graham Hancock (who also participated in the documentary), see young earth creationists as clownish intellectual wimps, never considering a respectful moniker like “compressionist theorist” for a young earth creationist, but the new ager Hancock and mainstream scientists are rapdily coming to realize that biblical history is real history, and so, the textbooks will have to be re-written, giving Genesis history its rightful place at the table of theories about the history of the earth and cosmos.

In the documentary, Childress mentions that the “Sea Peoples,” who began to invade the eastern Mediterranean circa 1400 B.C. by naval onslaught, should be associated with a sea level rise which inundated much coastal land of western Europe, however, he didn’t go right out and say that was the end of the Ice Age, but it was, clearly, as there are hundreds of submerged sites with ruins of stone masonry, rock-slab paved streets, temples, and warfage structures, the seaport cities of the archaic Bronze Age, now submerged in many parts of the world.

And our “compressionist theory” also comports with the biblical names of ancient civilizations, far flung civilizations which reveal the that they were global navigators, the etymologies of their group names clearly having come from the record in Genesis 10, such as Canaan, whose son Sidon was the namesake of a now-submerged megalithic city (southwest of Beruit, Lebanon), who also sailed to western Europe to begin mining in the Sierra Morena mountains of southern Spain, the lifeblood of the Atlantean empire, with Atlas (according to Plato) having been one of the sons of the biblical Posidon, Sidon, with southern Spain’s Count of Medina Sidona being name after that son of Canaan.

Another son of Sidon was Antaeus, reputed to have built the cyclopean (megalithic) structures at Lixus, Morocco, in the shadow of the Atlas mountains, with submerged ruins reported offshore nearby at Tangiers too, near the Straits of Hercules, Gibraltar, and Antaeus is probably the namesake of the ancient Antisuyos of the Andes mountains, having sailed there by the method described in the the link provided below.

Tarshish, a grandson of Japheth, founded the ancient kingdom which later was called Tartessos, now Seville, Spain, just south of the mountains Sierra Morena, the richest mining deposit in the ancient world, where the ruins of the sun temple of Hercules (Nimrod), who is reputed to have built it, along with Atlas, according to the southern Spaniard’s, who anciently called themselves the people of Tharsis, which was an inland portion of the Atlantean Empire (named after Atlas), the seaport cities of which are now submerged off Huelva, Palos, Rota, Chipiona, Cadiz, Zahara de los Atunes beach, Ceuta, and Tarifa.

The Persians in the Middle East called the ancient Cimmerians, who lived the Black Sea region (certainly see category Black Sea Research), the Gimmira, also known as the Gomera, of Gomer, a son of Japheth in the biblical record.  And this Japheth is listed as Seskef or Iafeth in ancient british records, some of these records which trace all the way back to Noe, Noa, Noah, so it’s obvious that this is all much more than a bunch of “bronze age hebrew shepherds” dreaming up Genesis 10, which just happnns to accurately outline the clans which began the great civilizations of the post Deluge ancient world, and so, even the likes of Graham Hancock must surely be taking note, as I’m pretty sure David Hatcher Childress is.

Old Kingdom Egypt, known anciently as Khem, was named after Ham, who no doubt helped survey the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza, because he later was known as the Time Man by the Greeks, see why in article #2 at, to know that they were well able to precisely navigate their way around the oceans of the world, in pursuit of mineral riches, during the Ice Age, the massive worldwide volcanics during which caused the measured exaggerated C14 dates  in organic samples from that time period.

Read about it in chapter 12 of the free ebook download of my first book Old Earth? Why Not!, and to see that carbon 14 actually helps prove the timeline of Noah’s Flood (along with the information in chapter 9 in my book), please refer now to, to know that biblical history is not nearly as far-fetched as the egghead down at the university says.  See too please

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January 29, 2009

Christians are roundly mocked for believing the book of Genesis in the Bible, but who should really be doing the laughing?  The Big Bang Theory, the commonly accepted theory for the orign of the universe, is predicated upon two mutually contradictory notions; that the universe is boundless, yet had a beginning centerpoint of mass, which actually necessitates an edge to the expanded-from-the-center matter of the universe, so if the Big Bangers would admit this internal contradiction in their theory’s basis, then in order for consistency, they would have to admit gravitational time dilation during the expansion of the universe (until the “event horizon” had collapsed), and therefore, the universe actually must be much younger than the “experts” say it is, even six thousand years old.

The darwinist experts jeer that “creationists don’t believe in evolution,” when in fact, we do, in natural selection, that is, within respective gene pools known as syngameons (biblical kinds) of animals, such as the syngameon including the “species” of big cats, lions, tigers, and leopards, which can interbreed, proving that species is a meaningless term, with the burden of proof still remaining on the darwinists to demonstrate how goo morphed into you, and why over 99% of the fossils in the geologic record are of marine creatures, not what you’d expect from continental sedimentary deposits, but certainly corroborative of the catastrophic geologic history recorded in the book of Genesis, which means origins, recorded by eyewitnesses, except the six days of creation, see article #13 at

And when you realize that Noah’s Flood did not cover the high mountain ranges we see today, but that those mountains rose at the close of the Deluge, as the mantle below pushed up on the continental crust because of the displacement of mantle material by the then-deepening ocean basins (see chapter 9 of the free ebook download of my first book, Old Earth? Why Not!), the sedimentary layers up on the continents make sense, biblically, and scientifically, but not according to the uniformitarin lyellian geologic theory espoused in our institutions of higher learning.

Radioisotope dating of rocks, causing mainstream scientists to say the earth is billions of years old, is actually laughable, when you realize that C14 is consistently yet “unbelievably” found in diamonds, oil, gas, and coal (, proving that they were formed only thousands of years ago, and when you learn that “good samples” for radioisotope rock dating are routinely thrown out when the results don’t comport with the darwinian timeline for the paleontological “appearances” of types of creatures in the fossil record (but there are many “out-of-place” fossils), then you can know that the jury is rigged against the evidence for biblical young earth creationism; but the tide is turning, as the public becomes aware of the relative strengths of the two models for earth history.

And lest you guess that the ancients during the Ice Age were not very accurately measuring and mapping the globe, then checkout article #2 at, to know how the dimensions for the Great Pyramid of Giza were determined by the wobble rate on the earth’s axis, and how other ancient navigation cultures, such as the Atlantean League, were able to return to the mining areas which they had discovered in many parts of the world, during the Ice Age, as the ruins of the “bronze age” seaport cities are now on the shallow seafloor, in hundreds of locations, all around the world.  See the big picture here

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January 27, 2009

In Elena Maria Whishaw’s classic book, Atlantis in Spain, she notes the legends about Atlantida, the lost land of Atlantis, in the ancient ancestral lore of the people of southern Spain, specifically in the port towns of Moguer and Palos (from where Columbus sailed to the Antilles), the ancient legend about port cities which were lost to the sea.  And not coincidentally, as many of the locals well know there now, are the submerged ruins of Atlantis, stone block ruins now submerged off Huelva (near Palos), and on down the coast off Cadiz, Zaharas do los Atunes beach, and Tarifa (near Gibraltar), ruins now documented by many divers, some of them on film.

But these ruins are inconvenient to mainstream scientists because they would have us believe that Plato’s story of Atlantis is a fairytale, that bronze age ships, weapons, and builidings (described by Plato) could not have been in the 9600 B.C. timeframe (which is when Plato said the maritime empire of Atlantis went under), because those weapons and constructions were of the 2000 B.C. timeframe, not the 10000 B.C. timeframe, and so, the submerged ruins indicate that the Ice Age ended after 2000 B.C., putting a real crimp in their darwinian timeline.

However, the submerged bronze age megalithic ruins confirm the reality of Platos’s Atlantis, so scientists must deal with their date for the end of the Ice Age, as Plato obviously had it wrong too, perhaps writing 9,000 solar cycles before Solon’s time for the submergence of Atlantis, rather than 9,000 lunar cycles, because the egyptian priests were the ones who told the Greeks the story, and they were certainly prone to great exaggeration.  (And the greek flood of Ogyges, known by Plato from greek legend, was in the 1500 B.C. timeframe, with the reign of Cecrops beginning 189 years later, so Plato really should have reconsidered 9,000 “solar” cycles back .)

Very interesting is the fact that the Greeks learned of the atlantean gods, Posidon, Atlas, and Chronus, from the Egyptians and Libyans, those gods incorporated into their greek pantheon, but the ancient Spaniards, whose cities now are submerged there off the coast of southern Spain certainly, didn’t need to learn about it from the Egyptians nor Libyans, as they were there, and if fact, the ancient libyan empire, circa 2000 B.C., was part of the atlantean empire, which Plato said extended both inside and outside the Pillars of Hercules (the Straits of Gibraltar), so effectively, it was the Libyans (Temehu, Atlanteans) who supplied the information for Plato’s Atlantis story, perhaps themselves exaggerating the backtime to when the sea level rose to submerge the ancient ruins now found in hundreds of locations in various regions of the world, including off the coast of Egypt and Greece (see category Submerged Ancient Ruins).

It’s shocking enough to mainstream scientists that the Atlantis tale (except the date) is true, so that (therefore) the Ice Age ended much later than they have been saying is a real tough pill to swallow too, and the fact that Chronus/Saturn, Hercules, Posidon, and Atlas, were respectively the biblical characters Ham, Nimrod, Sidon, and a son of Sidon (Atlas), makes it just about enough to drive them mad, particularly when they realize that Atlas and Chronus (the time man) were master navigators, having measured the earth accurately, by the methodology described in article #2 at, the same methodology utilized the survey the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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January 27, 2009

There is no doubt that gold, silver, and copper, mining has been ongoing in the fastastically mineral rich Sierra Morena mountains of southern Spain since circa 2000 B.C.; the old scholars of Spain have rightly called the ancient ruins of fortresses such as at Niebla of hormazo walls (rock chips and stones mixed with water and lime packed within two boards ’til dry), megalithic stone dolmens (for religious cermonies), and sun cult worship, of the Phoenicians, who were navigators who had sailed there from Canaan in the eastern Mediterranean, as this timeframe does in fact jibe with the timeframe for the beginning of metallurgy in the ancient world, and the prolific worldwide navigation which is now acknowledged by most seriously honest scholars to have been ongoing at that time (see article #2 at

Elena Whishaw wrote a great book, Atlantis in Spain, back in the 1920’s, describing the ancient ruins of the civilization which mined the Sierra Morena’s many centuries before the classical Greeks and Romans arrived there, it was the civilization of Tharsis, the Tarshish of the Bible, Whishaw noting that the southern Spaniards call their ancestors the Tharsins, with the ruins of the Temple of Hercules (Melkart) now under the city of Seville, which was called Tartessos in Roman times.  Whishaw rightly opines that these were ruins of the Atlanteans (Phoenicians), but she wrongly opines that the civilization goes back 10,000 years, because metallurgy, as we know, did not begin in earnest ’til circa 2000 B.C. (and the mines of the Sierra Morena were the richest in the world, with over a thousand ancient mine shafts having been discovered there, some of them having been further exploited in modern times).

And Wishaw was apparently unaware of the many submerged megalithic ruins now found on the shallow seafloor off southern Spain, at Huelva, Chipiona, Rota, Cadiz, Zaharis de los Atunes beach, Ceuta, and Tarifa (at Gibraltar), so she could not conceive of the fact that the Ice Age ended during that megalithic building era, when original Baalbek, and the Great Pyramid of Giza, were being built, circa 2000 B.C., when Tarshish (a son of Javan, a son of Japheth), and Atlas (a son of Sidon, a son of Canaan), were beginning to tap the mineral riches of the Sierra Morena’s, building their megalithic and hormazo citadels and temples, some of which are now submerged offshore, because the Ice Age ended actually circa 1500 B.C., comporting perfectly with the evidence (see category Submerged Ancient Ruins).  See too

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January 26, 2009

With the massive ancient building near Memphis in Egypt, the Great Pyramid of Giza, built circa 2200 B.C., one would expect evidence of ruins of the ancient egyptian oceanport cities of that time, where the Nile delta meets the Mediterranean Sea; Egypt’s gateway to the relatively fast transit of the oceans, achieved by the navigational method described in article #2 at

But on the mediterranean shoreline there are no ruins of ancient ports from the days of Old Kingdom Egypt, because they are submerged on the seafloor out to five miles from shore on the now submerged banks of the extinct canopic branch of the Nile, that branch which ceased to be a navigable waterway from the Mediterranean up to Memphis by around 600 B.C., because the rainfall had been declining for centuries (since about 1500 B.C.) by that time, having left the riverport city of Naukratis, half way between Canopus and Memphis, no longer navigable to the sea, only a trickle by the time of Alexnder the Great.

The ruins of ancient Heracleion and Menouthis are there now submerged on either side of the mouth of the ancient canopic branch, ruins five miles from shore, about twenty miles northeast from Alexandria; huge ruins, with megalithic walls reported up to ten feet thick, temple ruins too, one megalithic temple structure said to be a hundred feet square, and statues, and paved streets, and dock facilities, major port cities from Old Kingdom times, now submerged since the end of the Ice Age, when sea level rose prodigiously to consume the port cities of the archaic bronze age world.

It is recorded that Alexander the Great took the sacred egyptian artifacts from Canopus to Alexandria when he built his city nearby, so why were not the the sacred relicts located in Menouthis or Heracleion if those cites actually submerged  around 800 A.D. as mainstream scientists opine?  And why was not that catastrophic submergence, ostensibly since the Muslims have been ruling there, not recorded by them?  And why did the invader Alexander never bother to march on those important port cities, Heracleion and Menouthis, since they were ostensibly the coastal hubs at that time?  The answer is that the Ice Age actually ended circa 1500 B.C., confirmed by many ancient legends, and by the now submerged ruins in hundreds of locations around the world.  And be sure to checkout see

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January 22, 2009

In the Old Testament, at the time of King Solomon (circa 950 B.C.), mention is made of the great sailing ships of Tarshish, global navigators who controlled far-flung mining interests, preeminent among them the rich gold, silver, and copper deposits of the Sierra Morena mountains of southern Spain, the richest mining area, by far, in the ancient world; those intrepid bronze age people there who are remembered by the Spaniards as the Tharsins, the same as the Tarshish (grandson of Japheth) in the Bible, who built temples and fortresses there in the 2000 B.C. timeframe, shipping the bronze they made with their copper combined with tin from Cornwall, Britain, to the bronze hungry eastern Mediterranean, in the phoenician ships you’ve seen in the movies.

Mainstream archaeologists are finally coming around to admit that much oceanic seafaring was ongoing during the “bronze age,” circa 2000 B.C., but they aren’t yet coming around to admit that the lack of evidence of port facilities for the bronze age trading cultures in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean is explained by the fact that those ancient coastal trade cities, many of them of megalithic construction, are now submerged offshore, off southern Spain for instance, off Huelva (ancient Onuba), Rota, Chipiona, Zaharas de los Atunes beach, and Tarifa, as well as, off the coast of Tangiers, Morocco; all right where Plato said they should be, near the Pillars of Hercules, acknowledged to be Gibraltar, in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, and the Sierra Morena’s to the north.

Plato said that the empire of Atlantis extended both inside and outside the Pillars of Hercules, confirmed by the many submerged ruins along Africa’s Mediterranean coast; and off Egypt, the ancient ruins of Herakleion and Menouthis, and off Canaan (son of Ham), the native homeland of the Phoenicians, are the submerged ruins of ancient Sidon and Yarmuta, also not yet acknowledged by mainstream archaeologists, but now having been fully documented on film (so why doesn’t National Geographic show us these pictures on their channel?)

The plain of southern Spain fits the description of Plato’s Atlantis, with the mountains to the north, where extensive mining was carried out, this was during the Ice Age, when sea level was lower, when the ruins now submerged off southern Spain were coastal trading hubs, exporting the minerals of the Sierra Morena to the big civilizations of the eastern Mediterranean.  And when you realize that the Ice Age actually ended circa 1500 B.C., sense is made of the megalithic constructions now on the shallow seafloor, and the dramatic climate change which devastated the middle latitudes of the earth, when ancient Egypt, the Middle East, and northwest India, became deserts, where before, during the Ice Age, they were well watered lands with much more rainfall, as mainstream scientists are coming to realize.

And to see how the ancients measured and mapped the earth by the wobble rate of the earth’s axis, which is 72 years/degree, as corroborated by the Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings (Hapgood), see article #2 at, to understand the real reason for the length of the universal ancient cubit, and why all those precession numbers pop up in ancient legends and architectures.  And be sure to checkout

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January 21, 2009

The nation of Israel appears to have some very good news on the energy front; Noble Energy, Inc., Houston, Texas, in cooperation with israeli partners, has announced the discovery of a huge natural gas field, 50 miles out in the Mediterranean from Haifa, in 5,500 feet of water, drilled to a total depth of 16,076 feet below the seafloor, with three pay zones totally 460 feet.  President Davidson of Noble Energy says the field could well exceed three trillion cubic feet of production, and they are planning two more wells in this virgin field, never before explored, so the potential is really quite remarkable, which would enable Israel to be a net exporter of energy for many decades to come.

Noble Energy stock is hovering now at fifty bucks per share, having been a bit lower than that since it’s high around a hundred about a year ago, so this stock should go through the roof, if the play pans out as indicated by the early reports.  Noble Energy says this find could easily double their reserves, by their 36% ownership of this Tamar #1 project, in the Matan license, and with two more wells (at least I’d think) being planned, Israel could be an energy powerhouse in the very near future.     

And to know how nautical miles were measured in ancient times, by the wobble rate of the earth’s axis, then checkout article #2 at, and to read about how the oil and gas deposits of the world were formed, refer to chapter six of the free ebook download of my first book, Old Earth? Why Not!

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January 21, 2009

‘Tis remarkable that there are at least 150 “stone age” towns, now in the desert of the Kara Kum, north of Iran, over the Kopet Dag mountains, in southern Turkmenistan; ruins of clay brick buildings, streets, agriculture, bronze metallurgy, temple worship, all that was of “bronze age” towns, and so they were, circa 2000 B.C., when the region was much wetter, with streams flowing out of the mountains of the Kopet Dag and Hindu Kush (into Uzbekistan), where now, the ruins of these bronze age towns are left buried under the blowing sands of this vast desert, the Kara Kum, and the Kyzyl Kum in Uzbekistan, on the other side of the Amu Darya river, one of the few flows of water which still does run down from the Hindu Kush range, the most western portion of the Himalayas.

In his fabulous academic paper “A Central Asian Village at the Dawn of Civilization” (available on google-book), archaeologist Fredrik Talmage Hiebert of the University of Pennsylvania reports the extensive excavation work which has occurred at Anau, anciently known as Gathar; named after Gather, a son of Aram, a son of Shem, a son of Noah (which Hiebert didn’t report).  The site is miles from water, in the desert of the Kara Kum, yet it thrived with temples, agriculture, metallurgy (with minerals from the Kopet Dag); a city of perhaps 10,000 people, complete with even astronomical measuring structures, no doubt learned from the Chaldeans of Nimrod (Ninus), who defeated Oxyartes (according to Cteias), the apparent namesake of the Oxus river (now known as the Amu Darya), the Oxus now being the archaeological name for the bronze age culture, over 150 sites (such as Djeitun), now in the deserts there Hiebert describes.

The Murghab river still flows out of the Hindu Kush mountains into the Kara Kum, but dies out in the Kara Kum, where once it fed a great marshy lake, where nearby, the city, now known as Gonur Depe, was built, left in the desert sands since the Ice Age ended.  It was a large metropolis; a fortress, temples, many dwellings, all made of fired clay brick, bronze age weaponry, wall-painting, very sophisticated, from back when Uz, Mash, and Gather, were running the show in Central Asia, no doubt influenced by the Kushites to the south, sons of Kush, with Nimrod (Bacchus, Merodach, Marduk, Ninus) among them, as a tributary of the Murghab river is the Kusht, flowing down from the Hindu Kush mountains.

This is one of the best kept secrets in the world of archaeology (but not nearly as much as the ignorance of the hundreds of Submerged Ancient Ruins sites around the world), that there was world changing climate change circa 1500 B.C., when the Ice Age actually ended, not circa 10000 B.C. as the mainstream scientists would have us believe.  And some of figurines at these sites, just north of Iran, are of Ishtar, the sumerian goddess (who was Naamah/Naamu, the greek Athena), so the astronomical measuring stations discovered in the ruins there, I would bet, allowed the sons of Gather, Uz (among them Job in Uzbekistan), and Mash (the namesake of ancient Mashhad in northern Iran) to measure the stars for earth measuring distances, to determine the length for the ancient cubit, as carried out in Nimrod’s Sumer, and in Egypt, see article #2 at

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January 18, 2009

Expansive from the western Himalayas in the east, to the Caucasus Mountains and the high steppes of southwestern Russia in the west, is the basin of the Caspian and Azov Seas, a huge geographical basin with no outflow for the rivers which flow into it, from the Himalaya mountains in the southeast, the Caucasus mountains to the west, and the Urals in the north, with the Volga flowing into the Caspian Sea from the north; Moscow far upstream.  This huge desert region, looking mostly like central Nevada, was pastureland and forest during the Ice Age (as it was in central Nevada), where now, the few rivers which flow out of the mountains disappear and dry-up in the sands of the dry basin.

To the southeast of the Caspian Sea is Turkmenistan, which shares a border with Iran to the south, separated by the Kopet Dag mountain range, the eastern extension of the Alborz Mountains (along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea), which more or less hooks up with the western edge of the Himalayas, in eastern Uzbekistan, which shares a border with Afghanistan to the south, where are the Hindu Kush mountains, the western end of the Himalayas.  Into the Kara Kum desert of southern Turkmenistan flow a few streams, from the Kopet Dag range, on its border with northern Iran, but which quickly dry-up flowing out into the sands of the Kara Kum.

And out in those sands have been discovered the building ruins of a big town, Anau, most anciently known as Gathar (Gather in Genesis 10, a grandson of Shem), with clay brick buildings, sumerian figurines, and bronze age tools of war and building, of the ancient mining culture which took ore from the nearby Kopet Dag mountains, the ruins now under sand, built back during the Ice Age, when the area was rife with lakes and streams, pasturelands and forests, when rather than less than 10 inches of rain per year fell, it was more like 30 inches per year, making the terraine look more like that of easthern Kansas than southern Arizona, a completely different place.

The ancient name for this place is Ashkhabad, which means habitation of Ashkenaz, who was a son of Gomer, a son of Japheth, a son of Noah.  And on the other side of the mountains, in Iran, are the ancient ice age ruins of Meshed, also known as Mashhabad, the habitation of Mash, son of Aram, son of Shem, son of Noah.  This also was a mining town, both of which traded with Sumer, Elam, Canaan, and even with the Minoans, probably through Canaanite intermediaries, during the Ice Age, when the climate of the Middle East was not desert, but of grasslands, lakes, streams, and stands of forest, not at all what it looks like today, and so, we can understand why so many ancient ruins are now within vast expanses of desert sand; they flourished during the Ice Age, and then it all began to end circa 1500 B.C., when also, the sea level rose a few hundred feet to submerge hundreds of seacoast port towns (see category Submerged Ancient Ruins).

North of Afghanistan, in Uzbekistan, which stretches westward to the Caspian Sea, are also ruins of ice age towns, now out in the desert sands, but then, it was an environment of grasslands and stands of forest; the ruins in the deserts of western Asia reveal advanced clay-brick building techniques, unique in type, but clearly bronze age, with the evidence of such tool making there, the copper and bronze having been mined from the nearby Hindu Kush (Cush, son of Ham) range.  This land, Uzbekistan, was the land of Job, in the kingdom of Uz, who was another son of Aram, a son of Shem, a son of Noah.

Read the Book of Job in the Bible to see what Uzbekistan, there in the Caspian basin, was like during the Ice Age.  And far to the south, also during the Ice Age, the old kingdom Egyptians, instructed by Ham and Kush, were surveying dimensions for the Great Pyramid of Giza by the wobble rate of the earth’s axis, to derive the length for the royal cubit, the same cubit (20.632 inches) with which King Solomon’s Temple was surveyed in Israel over a thousand years later.   For the surprisingly simple explanation, see article #2 at  And certainly peruse