Mainstream archaeologists and climatologists are quite shocked to know that mycenaean greeks on horsedrawn chariots were riding across what now is the western sahara desert circa 1200 B.C., as that is what the rock art in the region indicates, along ancient roads, now under the shifting sands of the sahara, from the mediterranean coast down to the Ahaggar mountains of southern Algeria, and from there on south to Timbuktu and the Niger river.
And with these artistic depictions in the sahara desert of bronze age visitors from the mediterranean are others showing fishermen with nets, waterfowl, wild game, and domesticated cattle, in what now is about the driest place on earth, a great swath of desert, leading one to ask, why was it so much wetter back then during the time of the greeks’ first expansion into Africa?
The people of the Atlas mountains were known to the ancient greeks as the Atalante, or Atlantes, noted by ancient greek writers such as Herodotus, previous to Plato (who wrote the Atlantis account), and those ancient people living near the Pillars of Hercules were great horsemen and stone builders, as descendants of Uenor, the earliest ancestor of the Berbers, who now inhabit that region, this Uenor the Euennor in Plato’s account about Atlantis, which apparently went undersea much later than Plato indicated at circa 9600 B.C.
When the Ice Age ended (when sea level rose), the climate dried out in the middle latitudes, having become already much drier by 1200 B.C., begun to dry circa 1500 B.C., when the Ipuwer Papyrus of ancient egypt was written, describing the disastrous anarchy and disease because of the drought in Egypt which never ended, leaving the most ancient ruins now in the shifting sands of the sahara, from the time when the Nile lapped at the paws of the Great Sphinx, next to the Great Pyramid, which was surveyed by the stars according to the wobble rate of the earth’s axis, explained simply in article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com.
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