"Brit-Am Now"-628
1. Your family Name
2. Phoenicians and the Like
3. Brit-Am Updates on Tarshish
4. Ancient Britain, Phoenicians, Horses
5. Linguistics: Germanic-Hebrew Similarities
6. Atlantis and Tarshish
7. Weekly Torah Portion

1. Your family Name
Check out the following Brit-Am feature:
Your Genealogy by Betty Rhodes
Chances are that you will find an explanation  for your own surname
and discover things of interest about your own family-name that you
were not previously aware of.

2. Phoenicians,  and the Like
Did the Phoenicians Discover the New World? The Phoenician coin presumed to contain a map of the ancient world according to Geologist Mark McMenamin of Mount Holyoke College. The coin is in Dr. McMenamin's collection.

Did Atlantis lay in England?
By E.J. de Meester
The American geologist and fossil hunter Mark McMenamin claims to have found a world map on Carthagian coins from 350-320 BC. (See a page on the website Phoenicia.org.) The coin shows a horse; under the feet of the horse is a design that was first interpreted as writing, but which is a map according to McMenamin. In the middle is the Mediterranean Sea with Spain. On the left there is a blob which McMenamin interprets as America, but which looks more like Britain and Ireland in my opinion. Still a very interesting discovery! That Britain is depicted too far south is probably due to the fact that the Phoenicians used maps on rolls of papyrus. There was no space to draw Britain in the right place (compare the Roman Peutinger map). Britain is shown just where Plato said that Atlantis was situated: outside the Pillars of Hercules! The two dots above Spain that McMenamin interprets as Ireland and Britain may represent Normandy and Britanny. Tacitus (Agricola 11) writes that Britain is 'opposite Spain'; some of its inhabitants have dark, curly hair and may have come from Spain.

Interesting colored glass Phoenician of the head of a Phoenician male.

3. Brit-Am Updates on Tarshish
See also the Brit-Am Notes on Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Orjan, etc
mostly accessed from our Questions and Answers feature
Questions concerning Hebraic and Phoenician connections with the west
in Ancient Times should and do interest a great many people.
Nevertheless I would venture to claim that only on the Brit-Am site does
one find such a concentration of hard verifiable fact on the subject
and other subjects of related nature.
This is only a fraction of the actual information in our possession
mostly in the form of rough notes that (God willing) we will work through and publish
in the form of books, and articles in our magazine and on our websites.

4. Ancient Britain, Phoenicians, Horses
In Ancient Times the horse was a very valuable and much valued animal.
One can therefore expect to find the horse used as a symbol in different cultures
without there existing any connection between them.
Even so the common use of the horse as a symbol may be pertinent as an additional proof
of connection when taken into account along with numerous other pieces of evidence.

The Phoenicians are justifiably usually associated with seafaring but they also placed a great stock in cavalry.
Phoenician and Carthaginian armies fought against the Assyrians, Babylonians,
Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, and numerous peoples in Cyprus, the Middle East,
North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, France, Spain and probably other regions as well.
More often than not they were successful.
They also established colonies that built impressive structures and applied advanced agricultural
methods. It was not all sailing.

The horse was a symbol in frequent use by the Phoenicians and Carthaginian descendants of the
The horse was also a popular symbol in Britain prior to the Roman conquest
and the "Phoenicians" did exert an influence upon the British and probably settled amongst them.
Compare the following sources:

Mount Caburn
River Ouse area (East Sussex, southeast English coast)
"Also found was a Phoenician coin from Carthage (around 200BC) depicting Persephone on one side and a horse on the other, a relic of trade from far away. Phoenicians traders were one of the peoples put forward as the creators of the Long Man of Wilmington."

White Horse of Uffington (Oxfordshire)
"However others believe it represents a Celtic horse goddess Epona, known to represent fertility, healing and death. It may have been created to be worshipped in religious ceremonies. Similar horses feature in Celtic jewelry and there is also evidence for horse worship in the Iron Age."

"The [Uffington] horse is thought to represent a tribal symbol perhaps connected with the builders of Uffington Castle...It is quite similar to horses depicted on pre-Roman British coinage and the Marlborough bucket."

5. Linguistics: Germanic-Hebrew Similarities
Grzegorz Jagodzi ski
Indo-European and Semitic languages
"It is worth noticing that there exists especially much convergence between the Semitic languages and the Germanic branch"

6. Atlantis and Tarshish
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Film does exist of underwater blocks in the Bahamas believed by many scientists to be manmade
...Secondly, there is film from Spain, obtained by Dr. Maxine Asher and diver Francisco Salazar Casero that shows a submerged city with pottery, fireplaces, walls etc. that also corresponds to Plato's date of the sinking of Atlantis. Since the site in Spain corroborates to Plato's story and location for Atlantis (the Gates of Hercules-Gibraltar and Tangier), the Spain site may be closer to the truth concerning the last location of the continent which, at one time, spanned the entire Atlantic Ocean....

According to Barry Fell, in "America B.C.", there are matching inscriptions across the Atlantic. In other words, the same inscriptions found in Ireland and in the Mediterranean, correspond to inscriptions in Vermont and in other areas of the U.S. East Coast. This is also confirmed by Dr. Cyrus Gordon who, in his book "Before Columbus" also made similar linguistic comparisons. In the book "The Roots of Civilizations" Alexander Marshack shows pictures of highly developed notation writing found in the Pyrenees Mountains area and in France, which corresponds to similar inscriptions across the Atlantic. Dr. Cyrus Gordon also confirmed to Dr. Maxine Asher in a letter, that the inscriptions she found leading to the Rock of Gibraltar were indeed ancient writing and were brought down from the caves around Gibraltar by Generalissimo Francisco Franco when he was in power in order to create this roadway.

Furthermore, archaeologists have found what they believe to be the real Tarshish at Huelva in Spain...Tarshish now sits underwater near what is believed to be the site of Atlantis near Cadiz, Spain. Cadiz was originally called Gades or Kaddesh...

The indigenous people on both sides of the ocean, but particularly in the Americas speak of coming from Atlan, Aztlan and different variations of this word which means "land that was in the water"...

We also find that the Mediterranean people and the peoples of the Americas had much in common. They were Semitic in nature, they had common burial practices, many mummified their dead, they had common pyramids and many Egyptian glyphs resemble those made by the Mayans. We also know that land did cover the Atlantic in an early time period and that migrations from Atlantis occurred when people moved to the European continent and to the Americas...

7. Weekly Torah Portion
The weekly reading is from Genesis 32:3 to 36
The portion is named "VaYishlach: (And He Sent).
The portion is somewhat long and the Brit-Am Commentary makes it a bit longer.
Nevertheless it is worth reading.
Some of the subjects dealt with are:
The Identitiy of Edom.
Great men of Edom.
Jacob Wrestling with the angel.
The weakness of Israelites in matters of illicit sexual.
The German character
Future International Confontrations
The Rape of Dinah
The Revenge of Simeon and Levi and the massacre at Schechem
The later fate of Dinah in Rabbinical and English Tradition
"The Stockholm Syndrome"
Were Simeon and Levi Condemned or Not?
The Prophecy against the Altar of Ephraim and how a Biblical Anecdote Proves that God does not Change HIS mind.
Jacob and Dolmens
The order of the Tribes is a Prototypical Prophecy
The USA is Joseph yearning for Judah
The leadership or "frueher" principle of Fascism and Nazism  indicated in the Bible.

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