Deluge of Atlantis

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Atlantean Sahara

How the Atlantean Lords were depicted by the Commoner class living in the Once-Green Sahara


At One Point a single Neolithic-level culture inhabited a then-fertile Sahara, from the High Atlas mountains to Egypt and South to a line from Gambia to Ethiopia: Ancient Egypt and Megalithic Europe deived from it, and the cultures of the Canary Islanders was a residual of it, (according to Anthropologust Carleton Coon).

Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period
New York Times Science ^ | August 15, 2008 | By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 7:21:39 PM by Fred Nerks
When Paul C. Sereno went hunting for dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology. The expedition found what has proved to be the largest known graveyard of Stone Age people who lived there when the desert was green. The first traces of pottery, stone tools and human skeletons were discovered eight years ago at a site in the southern Sahara, in Niger. After preliminary research, Dr. Sereno, a University of Chicago scientist who had previously uncovered remains of the dinosaur Nigersaurus there, organized an international team of archaeologists to investigate what had been a lakeside hunting and fishing settlement for the better part of 5,000 years, originating some 10,000 years ago. In its first comprehensive report, published Thursday, the team described finding about 200 graves belonging to two successive populations. ~snip The most poignant scene was the triple burial of a petite woman lying on her side, facing two young children. The slender arms of the children reached out to the woman in an everlasting embrace. Pollen indicated that flowers had decorated the grave. The sun-baked dunes at the site, known as Gobero, preserve the earliest and largest Stone Age cemetery in the Sahara, Dr. Sereno’s group reported in the online journal PLoS One. The findings, they wrote, open “a new window on the funerary practices, distinctive skeletal anatomy, health and diet of early hunter-fisher-gatherers, who expanded into the Sahara when climatic conditions were favorable.” The research was also described at a news conference on Thursday in Washington at the National Geographic Society...[The skeletons illustrated are Capsian Mediterranean Caucasians, typical of Neolithic populations everywhere in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Several of these Saharan finds were individuals buried by flood sediments equivalent in date to the end of the Pleistocene, about 10.000 years ago. Drowned by a great flood where it is now only desert-DD] ~snip Other scientists said the discovery appeared to provide spectacular evidence that nothing, not even the arid expanse of the Sahara, was changeless. About 100 million years ago, this land was forested and occupied by dinosaurs and enormous crocodiles...
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
  
Tassili-n-Ajjer>
Tassili-n-Ajjer in Algeria is one of the most famous North African sites of rock painting. Its imagery documents a verdant Sahara teeming with life that stands in stark contrast to the arid desert the region has since become. Tassili paintings and engravings, like those of other rock art areas in the Sahara, are commonly divided into at least four chronological periods based on style and content. These are: an archaic tradition depicting wild animals whose antiquity is unknown but certainly goes back well before 8500 B.C.; a so-called bovidian tradition, which corresponds to the arrival of cattle in North Africa between 8500 and 4000 B.C.; a "horse" tradition, which corresponds to the appearance of horses in the North African archaeological record from about 2000 B.C. onward; and a "camel" tradition, which emerges around the time of Christ when these animals first appear in North Africa. Engravings of animals such as the extinct [ICE-AGE] giant buffalo are among the earliest works, followed later by paintings in which color is used to depict humans and animals with striking naturalism. In the last period, chariots, shields, and camels appear in the rock paintings. Although close to the Iberian Peninsula, it is currently believed that the rock art of Algeria and Tassili developed independently of that in Europe.
 

The great Tassili Park, vast and beautiful expanse of rock and sand reaching the far southeast of Algeria presents a huge concentration of prehistoric rock art. Located in a strange lunar landscape of great geological interest, this site has one of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world. Archaeological discoveries made by Henri Loth in the 1950s made Tassili famous. According to the Tassili National Park Office, the Neolithic archaeological heritage is concentrated in the Djanet region, with more than 15,000 stone carvings and paintings., and Oued Djarat is one of the most prestigious sites in Tassili Park as itcontains 4,000 stone carvings and paintings, which have partially resisted the difficult climatic conditions. The archaeological heritage recorded up to now provides evidence of a civilisation that dates back 2.5 million years. This civilisation experienced prosperity as it evolved from precariousness to stability as it discovered pottery and how domesticate animals.
[The oldest pottery in the area once again appears BEFORE the end of the Ice Age, given as 10,000 BC. This is mentioned in older blogs here.-DD]
 
The Neolithic Saharans had cattle and goats, and depicted both in a style much the same as cattle and goats were depicted in cave art and early Neolithic art of both the Near East and of Europe. They also had hunting dogs like greyhounds, much like the Egyptian breeds. Some of the experts say they see "Minoan Influences" in the Saharan Rock Art. They have the idea backwards, the earliest Minoans were settlers FROM the Sahara moving on to the Mediterranean islands and importing their animals

The Saharans depicted themselves as Red Men much as the later Egyptians did: their noble class did not work in the fields and did not get so sunburned. In Rock Art the less tanned individuals are sometimes called "White Ladies" and such. They also had Animal-headed Gods such as in Ancient Egypt later and as shown in the example below. Some of their cattle were shown with the sun-disc between the horns, like the historical Apis Bulls of Ancient Egypt.


The Saharans were archers and depicted themselves identically to the way the ancient Iberians did. In fact the rock art of Spain is nmostly an extension of the Saharan Rock Art Tradition.


The Saharan Rock Art contains representations of ships, much like the ships shown
 in North America,  Scandinavia or indeed most of the world over. Egypt continues the tradition
 Below is just a sampling of some sources.

Scientists Explore Lakefront Property, in the Sahara
The New York Times | January 27, 2004 | BRENDA FOWLER
Posted on 02/01/2004 1:36:28 PM PST by sarcasm
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1069653/posts
[snip] someone on the team, led by Dr. Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago, spotted something dark against the tawny dunes... In search of pieces of the 110-million-year-old Cretaceous puzzle, Dr. Sereno’s team had found what archaeologists in Niger say is a large Neolithic, or Stone Age, burial and settlement site tentatively dated at 5,000 years old. [end]
Stone Age Cemetery, Artifacts Un Earthed In Sahara
National Geographic | Brian Hanwerk
Posted on 10/23/2005 4:56:10 PM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1507889/posts
[snip] Archaeologists have excavated a trove of Stone Age human skeletons and artifacts on the shores of an ancient lake in the Sahara... “They were living on a diet rich in catfish, mollusks, and shells,” said Paul Sereno, a University of Chicago paleontologist and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence... “’There are whole human skeletons just over there,’ [Hettwer] said, pointing to a low ridge,” Sereno wrote in a 2000 online dispatch from the field. “Our jaws dropped as we tiptoed among skeletons that were buried thousands of years ago. Around the neck of one, we found a series of beads — the outline of a necklace!” In 2003 Sereno returned to map the site and stopped counting at 173 skeletons, which easily made it the largest New Stone Age cemetery ever found in the Sahara. “We saw jewelry on the surface, tools everywhere, the remains of hundreds of people,” Sereno recalled. “I knew that I had to help an archaeological team get a footing out there.” [end]
US scientists find stone age burial ground in Sahara
AFP | Aug 14, 2008 | Jean-Louis Santini
Posted on 08/14/2008 12:40:47 PM PDT by decimon
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2061932/posts
Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period
NYT | 08/15/08 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Posted on 08/15/2008 1:06:10 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2062227/posts
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Prehistoric Desert Town Found In Western Sahara (15,000 Years Old)
Reuters | 8-19-2004 | Reuters
Posted on 08/20/2004 9:10:09 AM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1195560/posts
Scientists Find Fossil Proof Of Egypt’s Ancient Climate
Washington University At St Louis | 2-2-2005 | Tony Fitzpatrick
Posted on 02/03/2005 11:54:52 PM EST by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1335616/posts
Ancient lakes of the Sahara
Innovations Report | Jan 19, 2006 | University of Reading
Posted on 01/21/2006 7:14:03 AM EST by Tyche
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562135/posts
Sahara Desert Was Once Lush and Populated
LiveScience | 20 July 2006 | Bjorn Carey
Posted on 07/20/2006 3:55:53 PM PDT by Marius3188
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1669466/posts
Exodus From Drying Sahara Gave Rise to Pharaohs, Study Says
National Geographic News | July 20, 2006 | Sean Markey (no funky bunch)
Posted on 07/22/2006 6:34:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1670680/posts
Ruins of 7,000-year-old city found in Egypt oasis
Source: ABC (Australia) | January 30, 2008 - 9:47AM | U/A
Posted on 01/29/2008 9:36:38 PM PST by Fred Nerks
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1961826/posts
Egypt’s Earliest Agricultural Settlement Unearthed
Science Daily | 2-15-2008 | University of California - Los Angeles
Posted on 02/15/2008 2:27:15 PM PST by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1971126/posts
The Tassili n’Ajjer [Algeria] : birthplace of ancient Egypt ?
Journal 3 | 04-05-08 | Phillip Coppens
Posted on 04/05/2008 4:08:59 PM PDT by Renfield
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1997350/posts
Sahara dried out slowly, not abruptly: study
Reuters | Thu May 8, 2008 2:10pm EDT | Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
Posted on 05/08/2008 2:12:41 PM PDT by suthener
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2013235/posts
Once Lush Sahara Dried Up Over Millennia, Study Says
National Geographic News | 5-8-2008 | James Owen
Posted on 05/08/2008 7:08:12 PM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2013403/posts
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Adventurer crosses sands that conquered a king
The Times Online | Jan 28, 2006 | Martin Penner
Posted on 01/27/2006 11:33:56 PM PST by Tyche
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1566712/posts
Egyptologists’ palm nearly extinct.
newscientist | 3 6
Posted on 06/06/2006 8:53:33 AM PDT by S0122017
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1644323/posts
Dying Trade Of The Sahara Camel Trade
BBC | 10-22-2006 | John Pilkington
Posted on 10/22/2006 3:19:43 PM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1724004/posts
In Search Of The Lost Sahara
eitb24.com | 5-15-2008
Posted on 05/18/2008 7:00:06 PM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2017884/posts
UN vandals spray graffiti on Sahara’s prehistoric art
Times Online (UK) | January 31 2008 | Dalya Alberge
Posted on 01/31/2008 3:47:29 AM PST by knighthawk
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1962475/posts

7 comments:

  1. I would like to know, if it is possible, where cams from the engraving with ships.
    Thamk you, mikkelj.

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  2. Surely. Rock-art ships are found in the Atlas mountains area, in the central Saharan are including the Tasilli and in Upper Egypt. Around Egypt they are rather common. Rock-art ships in the central Sahara are supposed to be associated with former large lakes that had exidsted there, including a much-enlarged Lake Chad. All of these rock-art ships are of much the same design and include sails and many oars, and around Lake Chad and in Egypt they are interpreted to be Reed boats such as Thor Heyerdahl's Ra and Ra II.

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  3. Tank you for your answer Dale.
    In this moment, I am trying to discover any association between Sardinia and that kind of representation engraved on rhe rock, like ships: in a very hard hypothesis, I suggest to see in this table you let me discover and study, a precise kinde of Sardinian bronze statuette. I see it in the top of that ship, which is positioned in the top right of that figure: here the representation of the personage, with long horns, seems to be mach expressive. Also in the tables recently discovered at north of Aswan, in a site named Nag el-Hamdulab, I saw the same proposition of a Sardinian horned bronze figurine. But the ships presented here are of a sphericala kind. On the countrary the figure you showed, seems to refer to a ship going on the sea element. For this reason, I am very interested to know the precise site where has been found this engraved ship. If it is possible.
    I thank you in advance for your answer.
    mikkelj tzoroddu
    www.sardegnastoria.it

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    1. One of the markers for what I see as the Authentic Atlantean culture is the presence of these little bronze statuettes similar to the ones you find in Sardinia. To my mind, many of them look like the stick-figure people seen in Saharan and Spanish rock Art, of the kind called Capsian: little bronze figures of the sort are also found in Scandinavia and Noerthern Europe. I am pretty certain that they all come from a single parent culture. The boats in general seem to be of two twpes" a longboat with many oars and depicted with many men, probably a kind of warship, and then a shorter rounder ship which is probably for cargo.

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  4. Thank you Dale.
    In an other moment I will go deeply on the "Authentic Atlantean cultures", that I have never studied till now. I will study also connections between Europeans Epigravettians and Capsians, to discover (in case) connections with them and ship engravings in Saharian Africa.
    But, at this time I need absolutely an answer from you Dale: are you able to remember where have been found the pictures with the four ships?
    This will bee a riference for a little research, which conclusion (when achieved) I can send to your site.
    mikkelj

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  5. That one piece of rock art you mentioned was in the Egyptian Eastern Desert area but it is said to illustrate "Libyan" traits.See the last entry at:
    http://forum.egyptiandreams.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=5393&sid=1a868533b9aa399b92f99d9c68af133d

    Please write me back if I have mistaken your reference.

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  6. I thank you very much, Dale!
    I found what I need. The subjetct is on the rocks in the Wuadi el-Barramiya, just in the middle of Egyptian Eastern Desert, in front of the site of Hieraconpolis.
    mikkelj

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