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The Ancient 15th Century BC When Global Sea Level Rose 125 Meter

By Jonathan Gray

A HIGH-SPIRITED FILLY, WAS THE PRINCESS. 

She could down alcohol with the best of them.  The binge had gone on all afternoon. I don’t know what triggered the idea.  It may have been a dare.  Or just plain and simple curiosity.  In any case, what I shall relate to you shortly is almost beyond belief…

GRADUALLY RISING SEASimg_01L

For 4,000 years, the world’s sea level has been inching up. The Hadji map of 1559, whose original source dates back thousands of years, shows a land-bridge between Siberia and Alaska, which existed when the original map was drawn.  If the ocean between these two land masses were lowered 100 feet today, there would be a dry-land path between them.

According to some oceanographers and geologists, the ocean level may have been as much as 500 feet lower than today. Ireland was connected with England; the North Sea was a great plain;  Italy was joined to Africa, and exposed land cut the Mediterranean into two lakes. Continue reading The Ancient 15th Century BC When Global Sea Level Rose 125 Meter