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Terra Australis Incognita
1. Description of Atlantis, the sunken continent
2. What one would be looking for ...
3. Ancient maps showing a vast continent that no longer exists
4. Terra Australis on the ocean floor
5. How did Atlantis sink?
6. The main obstacle - ice core dating
7. The lakes in the middle of the Sahara desert
8. The arbitrary discovery of islands in the Atlantic Ocean
9. Greenland ice free?
10. The Atlanteans and the Jews in Egypt
11. The Burka and the Original Sin?
12. The Garden of Eden in Egypt
13. Conclusion
14. References
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12. The Garden of Eden in Egypt

In the Bible the Garden of Eden or Paradise is depicted as a place with an abundance of trees, fruit trees and water, hardly consistent with the harsh desert that is Egypt today. The four rivers which supposedly ran through the Garden of Eden were the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Pishon (the Ganges, according to Josephus) and the Gihon river, which transversed the land of Cush (ancient Nubia, which was also known as Kush in ancient Egypt and Ethiopia in Classical Greek), or according to Josephus, the Nile (see Figure 37). This implies that the entire region, from Egypt to the Tigris and possibly “all of Asia”, as far as the ancients knew, was once green with ample rainfall and associated plant life.

Figure 37. The rivers of the Garden of Eden

That this was indeed the case is supported by evidence of a so-called Green Sahara, which existed 11,000 to 5,000 years ago, or roughly from 9,000 to 3,000 BCE. According to Plato and Solon, Atlantis disappeared under the ocean ca. 9,500 BCE, which is very close to this date. Further evidence is presented in my Ancient Enigmas and Anomalies section (The age of the Sphinx), which clearly shows the effect of thousands of years of rain erosion on the Sphinx (Figure 38 below). A number of ridiculous alternative theories for the weathering mechanism have been proposed to counter the inevitable conclusion that the Sphinx was not created by the Egyptians ca. 2500 BCE.

Figure 38. Rain erosion of the Sphinx enclosure

The body of the Sphinx had been covered by sand for thousands of years (i.e. when the Sahara had already become dry and sandy), with only its head remaining visible above the sand. That the Sphinx is many thousands of years older than what orthodox Egyptologists believe is suggested by the fact that the head of the Sphinx had been recarved from the shapeless lump of rock that must have remained visible above the sand, following thousands of years of wind erosion. Figure 39 below (see also my Enigmas section) clearly demonstrates how small the size of the head of the Sphinx is, even as compared to the general shape of a Sphinx as indicated on the so-called Dream Stela between its legs (i.e. that was the Sphinx’s original shape), not to mention an actual lion. And then we have the absurd notion that the Great Pyramid was constructed as a tomb for a king. Really.

Figure 39. Overlay of Sphinx drawing and Sphinx on Dream Stela


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