Climate change in history
Ancient maps show the amazing story
The information on this page is From Both Secular and Biblical histories Pliny, Herodotus, Josephus....etc etc.......
All the opinions expressed in the sites I give links to are that of the authors.;You may disagree with some of the conclusions or opinions!!! Don't throw out the wheat with the cha !
Written/ compiled by Lewis Brackett
There have been vast climatic change throughout history. Despite the current frenzy about "global warming", it has all happened before!!!!! The ancient world was much colder than today. Archaeology has shown that the sea levels were some 20-30 feet lower than today. the entire middle east was covered by dense forests with abundant rain. this continued through the Roman period. North Africa was the fertile fields where most of the grain was grown for the Roman Empire. From 600-800 there was a period of Earth upheavel resulting in a 200 year period of ice age, plague and famine
Jerusalem: The Topography, Economics and History from the Earliest Times to A.D. 70 By George Adam Smith see page 64 http://books.google.com/books great+earthquakes+syria
M1 Quotes: In King Uzziah’s day the Mount of Olives broke in half and rolled 4 furlongs…. Great earthquakes in BC62 ad17, 117ad “””But Socrates and Sozomon describe an earthquake in 362ad which tore up the stones of the foundation of the temple of Jerusalem and threw down the houses and porticos near its site The Christians interpreted this as anger of GOD at emperor Julians attempt to build the temple””” (((now was this Emperor Julian's foundation stones or Herod's foundation stones??? ))) Syrian quakes 631 658 713 718 746 856 1016 1034… …. The last two 1016 and 1034 caused great havoc in Jerusalem
About 900ad until about 1350ad there was a warming trend that caused the seas to rapidly rise displacing people; including the Vikings who then invaded England. The Norse records indicate that They were able to grow vineyards in Iceland, Labrador, Newfoundland. For hundreds of years the world temps were much warmer than today. As suddenly as the world had warmed, in 10 years it cooled off again sending Earth into a mini ice age with the 1700's the coldest in 1000 years. it even snowed in New England in June 1814! All of a sudden about 1890, the climate suddenly started getting much warmer and has been increasing in the last century. The world has warmed allmost 2 degrees since the 19th century.The world would have to warm up ANOTHER 12 degrees to reach the temps of the 6th to the 13th centuries.
Climate in ancient Israel :rain; Psalm 68:9 Prov 28:3 Ezra 10:9,13
forests Zech 11:2 2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.
Isaiah 17:6, 2:3 2 Samuel 17:24 18:8,9 in the Negev: Ezekiel 20:46,47 In the Sinai Deut 32:10 one Egyptian dynasty had their capital there! In EgyptGenesis 13:10 Jeremiah 46:22,23 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood. They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable. The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north. In Arabia:; Job 20:17 He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.5:10 12:15, 28:26 many more http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/texts/pliny_geography.htm="return color=#0000cc>Pliny the Elder: The geography of Egypt
Pliny's and Herodorus' Apis are the formerly the citadel ofthe kings of Egypt from thence ... birth in its course to dense forests of trees
nefertiti.iwebland.com/texts/pliny_geography.htm - href="http://orion.mscc.huji.ac.il/orion/archives/1997b/msg00040.html" > statements reconsidered described the Mediterranean coastal areas from Egypt to Syria ... Engada oppidum fuit
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Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests ...
... conifer and broadleaf mixed forests. Forest stands of considerable size occurred
in this region in Roman times (as it is reported by Strabo, Herodotus and Pliny ...
www.worldwildlife.org/wildworld/ profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa0513_full.html - 38k - Cached - Similar pages
Once tropical north pole area before Noahs Flood!
Some more evidence:
June 1st 2006 Network News story tells about core samples from the Artic ocean seabed showing the area was once a tropical swamp!!!
The Eva Creek forest
The Axel Heiberg Island frozen forest
The Ellesmere Island forest
and how about the fresh Dinosaur bones found in Canada also?
Index of Cartographic Images illustrating maps from the Ancient Period: 6,200 B.C. to 400 A.D. http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/AncientWebPages/AncientL.html
University of Toronto http://prod.library.utoronto.ca:8090/maplib/docs/mapintro.pdf >>>>>>>>>>
Ancient Maps University of Berkley http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/dsheh/heh_brf?Description=&CallNumber=HM+45 >>>>>>> University of Minnesota http://farshores.org/a04map.htm >>>>>>>>>
9,500-Year-Old City Found Underwater Off India http://www.spiritofmaat.com/announce/oldcity.htm >>>>>>>
OOPARTS (out of place artifacts) & ANCIENT HIGH TECHNOLOGY --Evidence of Noah's Flood? http://www.s8int.com/water1.html >>>>>>>
Engineering the Pyramids http://www.materials.drexel.edu/Pyramids/ >>>>>>>>
Internet Medieval Source Book http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook2.html >>>>>>>>
Ancient Maps http://iam.classics.unc.edu/map/map_idx.html >>>>>>>>
World Wide Web Sites Relating to the Ancient Mediterranean Compiled by Dr. K. C. Hanson Fortress Press Minneapolis, MN 55440 © 1997, 1998, 1999 http://www.kchanson.com/ARTICLES/ancweb.html >>>>>>>>
several ancient maps
Piri Reis map ((1513) more than 5000 years old), south America, Africa with great precision
includeing the King Hamy World chart (1502)showing the present Sahara desert as a fertile land with lakes, rivers, cities.... 7th itim down the list , #HM45
Many Ancient Maps
Orontius map of Antarctica, (1531)mostly ice free. Only recently has been shown to be exact. http://www.science-frontiers.com/sf036/sf036p01.htm
glaciers retreating from Sweden, Germany......http://www.tamilnation.org/tamileelam/boundaries/ptolemyworld.htm
Ptolemy's map of the north shows Greenland only partly ice covered.,