The legendary Ships of Tarshish commissioned by King Solomon circa 1000 b.c. from Jerusalem no doubt were in cooperation with King Hiram the great navigating phoenician leader of nearby coastal Tyre, king Hiram who ordered algum (sandel) wood for the building of the First Temple at Jerusalem, from far away Ophir (Gunung Ledang Malacca), Ophir who was a son of Joktan, and Joktan a son of Peleg (pelasgians) in the biblical Table of Nations of the book of Genesis. Heber was the other son of Peleg listed there, Heber the namesake of Iberia (and farther north and west Hibernia), so those ships sailed the all over the world during actually the ice age, born out with the evidence in the great book Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings by Charles Hapgood.
Yet the great mystery to Hapgood and others through the last several centuries is how the Great Pyramid of Giza was surveyed demonstrating a precise knowledge of longitude and its very accurate measure, thought impossible ’til the advent of Harrison’s chronometer about three hundred years ago, yet here (article #2 at http://iceagecivilizations.com) is the way the ancients did it, by the earth’s wobble rate, and so were the dimensions of the First Temple at Jerusalem in that royal cubit unit of length surveyed. King Solomon, over a thousand years after the building of the Great Pyramid in Egypt, tapped the rich mininng districts of Tarshish which are now the prolific mines of southern Spain during his reign of Israel, a Hebrew, yet so too were the progeny of Joktan, Hebrews, now Joktan claimed as the real father of the Arabs.
See the big picture of ancient history with the bibical template here http://genesisveracityfoundation.com, making sense of the submerged ruins found around the world, the Atlantis story of Plato, what caused the ice age, the naming of geography in the Americas by ancient tranoceanic navigators, and much more, corroborative of the Genesis account, really irrefutable when you honestly analyze the evidence, so pass it on, and hope that Rick Perry or Sarah Palin begin to defend their faith in Genesis with such information, wouldn’t that be something? And why not? Should they not be anxiously looking for ways to silence their bibliophobic critics in the left wing media?