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Reading Maria Elena Whishaw’s great book Atlantis in Spain, she notes that the  Pinzon brothers who mustered the small fleet for Christopher Colombus at Palos and Moguer (in the estuary of the Rio Tinto) on the coast of Spain brought with them navigator William Ayres of Galway (homeland of the Breasils for Brazil), his involvement plainly crucial because St. Brendan the Navigator, eight centuries previously, had sailed to the Americas for twenty years, known in the Americas as Manco Capac (catholic monk), his maps perhaps later in the hands of Ayres, or at least the knowledge that the distance across the Atlantic was not too great to that continent of which Plato had spoken, “across the western ocean beyond Atlantis,” certainly knowledge of more ancient global navigation.

The Rio Tinto was anciently known as the river Iber (named after Eber in the Table of Nations), flowing down from the mineral rich Sierra Nevada mountains, Palos and Moguer at its mouth where the great navigators of Columbus’ day no doubt were privy to some ancient maps by navigators who had been across the Atlantic long before, maps for instance of the Phoenicians, their evidence all over the Americas.  The phoenicans were canaanites, and one of Canaan’s sons was Sidon, who was the legendary Posidon, the town Medina Sidona an ancient town of southern Spain, and since Atlas was a son of Sidon, that the sea level rise with the end of the ice age really circa 1500 b.c. makes sense of it all explaining the demise of Atlantis, not coincidentally in the biblical chronology, read more here

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