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Underwater explorer Franck Goddio, who has photographed the extensive megalithic ruins submerged near the mouth of the extinct (and most western) Canopic branch of the Nile, three miles from shore, in the Mediterranean, about ten miles east of Alexandria, and Dr. Amos Nur, professor of geophysics at Stanford, are in agreement that those submerged cities of Menouthis and Heraklion/Thonis were consumed by the sea circa 800 A.D. because of “sediment failure,” which supposedly caused those cities to slide three miles out to sea; say what?  And if those port cities were thriving until that time, then why are they missing from history, and why did Alexander the Great feel compelled to build the port city of Alexandria if Menouthis and Heraklion nearby were already dominating the shipping trade there?

Herodotus (circa 400 B.C.) is often quoted as saying that he’d been to the city of Heraklion, but actually, all he said was that he had been to long ago abandoned ruins of just a temple in the area (not a whole city), which was obviously built near the ocean shore after the big port cities of Menouthis and Heraklion had succumbed to the sea,  but rendered there by a roller coaster ride, three miles out to sea, on “loose sediments” in the Nile Delta region which is of very low relief?  At Goddio’s website, he boldly states that the sediment ride and/or excessive Nile flooding was the cause of the submergence of those cities, demonstrating their clear oversight (or deliberate avoidance) of the fact that Nile flooding would not push megalithic cities, intact, three miles out to sea (measured from a small peninsula east of Alexandria, rendering the proposed path of the roller-coaster ride of sediments actually perpendicular to direction of the now-submerged Canopic branch river channel, not parallel to it).

According to Homer’s Odyssey, when Helen of Troy sailed to Pharos Island, just offshore from where (900 years later) Alexander the Great would build Alexandria, no mention is made of either Heraklion or Menouthis, which would have been onshore just a few miles away, east down the coast, huge megalithic port and temple complexes which obviously had been submerged before then, actually about 300 years before then, when the Ice Age ended, when sea level rose to consume hundreds of bronze age sites worldwide, when also, Atlantis went under too.  Plato got the date wrong, for with the 1500 B.C. date, the rest of the story makes sense, the same flood as the Flood of Ogyges.

The end of the Ice Age at circa 1500 B.C. is corroborated by the Ipuwer Papyrus, the book of Exodus, and the libyan leg of Jason and the Argonauts’ voyages in the Mediterranean, when they sailed into Lake Tritonis, now in the north Sahara desert, near Syrtis, where the then-diminshing but still vast ice age lake of Triton outletted into the Mediterranean, through a gap in the coastal ridges, reflective that at Jason’s time, circa 1300 B.C., the Ice Age had ended, with ever declining rainfall which had fed the vast network of lakes and streams which composed the Sahara and the other now-desert regions.

It’s very noteworthy that the ancient Greeks’ earth commensurate measure, the olympic foot (12.16 inches), was apparently derived by the same method used by the ancient Egyptians to establish the length for the royal cubit, by the earth’s wobble rate, 72 years per degree, as five greek stadia (of 600 olympic feet each) equal the base perimeter length of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is half a nautical mile, certainly not coincidentally, as explained in article #2 at, all this demonstrating that the God of the book of Genesis has revealed the true ancient history, actually recorded by eyewitnesses (except the six days of creation), see article #13 at

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