Plato wrote that at the time of Athens’ rivalry with Atlantis, the hills of Greece were rich with forests and fields, because of much more rainfall, born out by hundreds of bronze age sites found next to now dried-up streambeds, and the islands of the Aegean were hilltops of land now submerged by the sea, obviously indicating that the rivalry was during the Ice Age, and ended at the time that the Ice Age ended, when sea level rose to consume vast tracts of land, submerging the aegean sea port structures of the Athenians, whose hilltop fortress at the Acropolis in Athens was not a port, but inland during the Ice Age, their port facilities now submerged, with many submerged ruins found off the coast of Greece, ‘though diving and photographing them is discouraged, among other reasons, because the Ice Age ended much later than popularly advertised, so mainstream academia would prefer that the submerged ruins not be discussed.
With all that rich land, bearing huge trees and easy agriculture, the population of Greece was surprisingly great during the later-than-advertised Ice Age, probably well over a million by its end circa 1500 B.C., and Canaan, also known as Syria (from Tyre/Tsyrus, Suriyya, Syria), the land of the Phoenicians: the erwhile Sidonians of Sidon, Tyre and Yarmuta, and the city of Baalbek, with many other towns and cities along the coast and inland, was in the millions too by 1500 B.C., when the “bronze age” Hebrews came out of Egypt to take the Holy Land when the Ice Age ended, with catastrophic climate change at that time, as the sea level rose and the middle latitudes dried out, leaving Greece, Canaan, Egypt, and southern Spain.
The land of Tarshish, later known as Tartessos, on the southern edge of the Sierra Morena mountains of southern Spain, the richest mineral source in the ancient world, was exploited by the Atlantean Empire during the Ice Age, the port cities of which are now submerged off the coasts of southern Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Malta, because Plato said the Atlantean Empire extended both inside and outside the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar), from Spain to Italy and Libya, with the City of Posidon, within concentric canals, having been the island city which submerged, and Plato having meant that coastlines of the Atlantean Empire were greater than Asia (Syria) and Libya combined, consistent with that he said the Empire extended inside Gibraltar to Libya and the Tyrrhenian Sea (Italy).
And the Tyrrhenian Sea was obviously named after the Tyrians, also known as the Tyrrhenians, from Tyre, a great port city of Cannaan, and the namesake of Tsyrus/Suriyya/Syria, with the city of Tyre now called Sur (from Suriyya), so the Canaanites who settled Atlantis (led by Sidon/Posidon, a son of Canaan, son of Ham) did so settling even to Italy, just as Plato said, and the Greeks of Plato’s time said that the abandoned megalithic ruins along Africa’s coast were built by Chronos (the time man), who was the Ham of the Bible, indicating the biblical timeline fits perfectly with the historic record, as many millions of people were inhabiting the globe within centuries of Noah’s Flood genetic bottleneck.
Tarshish was a son of Javan (son of Japheth), who apparently was one of the first, with Posidon (Sidon) to exploit the rich mineral deposits of the Sierra Morenas of southern Spain, the founders of theh Atlantean Empire, one lineage through Ham, and another, through Japheth, showing that the ancient tribes of the Bible certainly intermarried and shared cultural identities from the earliest times after the Flood, even after the confusion of language at the Tower of Babel, from which the 72 basic language groups emerged, with that number 72 having played a big role in how the earth was navigated by six-sided hexagon geometry and astronomy, simply explained for you in article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com. And be sure to checkout http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.