Was Europe seporated from the content of Asia 30,000, ,3,000, 300 yrs ago?
- In my last post I wasn't certain, but mentioned an ancient waterway
from the Mediterranean to the Baltic, however it is stated in part
from the Black Sea to the Baltic. Although it is somewhat hard to
grasp the entire article and the author being a british isralite there
are some quotes that many would consider reliable text; some very old
reliable text as well as interesting sense of folklore and biblical
At any rate, it's more than my stick in the mud, enjoy.
Sailing From the Black Sea to the Baltic?!
We see Gathelus reaching the BALTIC SEA from the NORTHERN AEGEAN SEA
by way of THE STRAIGHT LEADING INTO THE NORTHERN OCEAN (BALTIC SEA).
How could this be? Ancient geographers reveal that at one time THE
CONTINENT OF EUROPE WAS SEPARATED FROM ASIA BY THE SEA!
Notice what author S. Gusten Olson says: "At this point, one VERY
SIGNIFICANT topographical factor must be taken into consideration.
From the time the Phoenicians were the chief mariners until our time,
DEFINITE CHANGES HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE LAND SURFACE OF EUROPE. It
was initially a residual effect-extending shorelines, diminishing
lakes and DISAPPEARING WATERWAYS." ("The Incredible Nordic Origins."
Nordica S.F. Ltd., Kent, England. 1981. P.57).
When discussing the amber trade of ancient times, Olson notes that
"there is evidence that it [the amber] WAS TRANSPORTED FROM THE
REGIONS OF THE NORTH SEA AND THE BALTIC TO THE AEGEAN SEA. One route
traversed through Denmark and Germany, finally reaching the ports of
the NORTH-CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN....In earlier times than has
previously been realized, THE NORTH OF EUROPE has been CONNECTED BY
WATERWAYS.... Thus it was possible for merchandise to regularly have
been shipped FROM THE BALTIC TO THE LEVANT [the eastern land region of
the Mediterranean Sea-- particularly Syria, Lebanon, and Israel] AND
EGYPT!" (Ibid, p.57).
Modern scholars ridicule this idea, but the evidence abounds in the
geographical features of eastern Europe. If you look at a detailed map
of eastern Europe you will notice vast areas of MARSHLAND in a line
from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea -- from DAN-ZIG at the mouth of
the VISTULA RIVER to ODESSA at the mouth of the DNIESTER. Also, the
area southeast of DANZIG is peppered with small lakes indicating the
area, at one time, was under water.
The "Encyclopedia Britannica" comments on these MARSHLANDS:
The PEIPUS REGION on the Estonian-Latvian borders of Russia...abounds
in MARSH related to the distribution of boulder clay while FURTHER
SOUTH are the PRIPET MARSHES. Here the VISTULA-DNIEPER LOW-ZONE
north-east of the Carpathians crosses the European plain, and the
PRIPET MARSHES are the north-west part of the Dnieper basin towards
the indefinite boundary between the DRAINAGE SYSTEMS OF THE BLACK SEA
AND THE BALTIC. These great areas of marsh have had great influence in
ISOLATING CENTRAL RUSSIA, ESPECIALLY FROM THE WEST, and they determine
to a large extent the HISTORIC WAYS OF COMMUNICATION from the west
into Russia, that of Vilna-Smolensk north of, and that of Lemberg-Kiev
south of the Pripet marshes. -- 1943 edition. Vol. 8, p.831.
At the time of the Exodus the area from the Black Sea to the Baltic
was under water and deep enough to allow the shipping of the day to
pass through. Gathelus, therefore, traveled from Irena to the island
of Gothia by passing into the Black Sea through the DARDANELLES, then
to the Baltic by way of the "straight leading into the NORTHERN OCEAN."
M. Paul du Chaillu, in his early history of the English-speaking
Nations, "The Viking Age," CLEARLY brings the SCANDINAVIANS (tribe of
Dan) from the region of AR-SARETH or DACIA and GETOE -- which is a
locality to the NORTH-WEST OF THE BLACK SEA. From here, according to
Chaillu, they traveled TO THE NORTH COAST OF EUROPE THROUGH SOUTH
RUSSIA, POLAND AND PRUSSIA. This was precisely the route taken by
Gathelus and Scota.
Since "Dan abode in ships" and were a SEAFARING PEOPLE from before the
time of the Exodus, why would they suddenly beach their ships and take
a land route across Europe to the Baltic? THEY DIDN'T!! They traveled
the same waterway or "straight" which separated Europe from Asia --
following in the wake of Gathelus and his people!
Only with this knowledge can sense be made of the ritual on the island
of Samothrace. This island marked the BEGINNING of voyages to the
Northern Oceans by way of the Black Sea and the waters that separated
Europe from Asia.