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But their most extraordinary accomplishment lay inrepparttar distant west. {N. B.} The first ofrepparttar 146681 Greeks, according to Herodotus, 'to make long voyages', it wasrepparttar 146682 Phocaeans who pioneeredrepparttar 146683 remotest and most perilous routes. It was they, for example, who followed uprepparttar 146684 first Samian contacts withrepparttar 146685 kingdom of Tartessus aroundrepparttar 146686 mouth ofrepparttar 146687 River Baetis (Guadalquivir) on south-western Spain (c.640), sailing not in merchant ships but in fifty-oared warships(so that cargo-carrying was sacrificed to speed and fighting capacity). The friendly relations that they thus established withrepparttar 146688 long-lived king of Tartessus, Arganthonius, securedrepparttar 146689 Phocaean adventurers a large share ofrepparttar 146690 bronze, tin and silver in whichrepparttar 146691 Spanish hinterland abounded.

Plinyrepparttar 146692 elder also adds a record of a certain Midacritus who is likely to have been a Phocaean. 'Midacritus', he observed, 'wasrepparttar 146693 first to import 'white lead' (that is to say tin) fromrepparttar 146694 'Tin Island' (Cassiteris),' {He notes 'Midacritus' means approved of Midas which indicates a Phrygian connection. I suggest that Midas wasrepparttar 146695 King of Lydia and part ofrepparttar 146696 Phoenician from Pont to Tyre and Hittite connection going back torepparttar 146697 Danube Kelts of Finias. Any Ionian states that were his neighbors could earn his approval. I emphasize EARN and suggest this isrepparttar 146698 person for whomrepparttar 146699 likes of today’s IMF organizers andrepparttar 146700 Fed backers are really like.} by which he meant, however, notrepparttar 146701 Scilly Islands but Cornwall ('the Stannaries'). Tin was immensely important torepparttar 146702 ancient world, since it was an essential constituent of bronze. It existed in various near-eastern countries as well as in Greece itself, but not in sufficient quantities to make supplies fromrepparttar 146703 west unnecessary. Pliny's words might merely mean that Midacritus sailed to Tartessus, in order to pick up a cargo of tin whichrepparttar 146704 Tartessians had acquired from Cornwall. But more probably he himself {Like Joseph of Arimathaea}, by way of Tartessus adventurously fetchedrepparttar 146705 tin from Britain. Onrepparttar 146706 assumption that Midacritus' expedition was inrepparttar 146707 mid-sixth century or a little earlier, he and his compatriots were choosing a good time for such enterprises, since their potential rivalsrepparttar 146708 Phoenicians were preoccupied withrepparttar 146709 encroachment of Persia.

{Where didrepparttar 146710 Medes come from? Fred Eberg ofrepparttar 146711 Univ. of Pennsylvania may have a clue inrepparttar 146712 Russian lost civilization of Turkmenistan. It is before Sumer and they say there was a language. There are dozens of large fortress like cities seen from remote sensing satellite equipment. On radio interviews I've heard he talks about re-writing history books in respect of it having a language, but before, it wasrepparttar 146713 Danube Old European. Because it is unlike nearby Mesopotamian cultures in structures and script we can draw another connection torepparttar 146714 Danube but we must wait for more details. They definitely irrigatedrepparttar 146715 desert and that shouldn't surprise anyone, but it seems to surprise these 'experts'. The nearly delph-like china and other artifacts alongrepparttar 146716 Silk Road doesn't move them to say for sure that China was part ofrepparttar 146717 trading network, yetrepparttar 146718 Kelts were there in 3,000 BC according to National Geographic; 1000 years before they findrepparttar 146719 china materials.}

The Phocaeans also createdrepparttar 146720 historic city of Massalia (Marseille) onrepparttar 146721 Mediterranean coast of Gaul, atrepparttar 146722 eastern fringe ofrepparttar 146723 Rhone delta (C.600).” (37)

The Phocaeans had established joint colonies onrepparttar 146724 Black Sea withrepparttar 146725 Milesians at Samsun (Amisus) andrepparttar 146726 fact they could go to Spain and Britain makes it clear they could have takenrepparttar 146727 short route acrossrepparttar 146728 Atlantic fromrepparttar 146729 west African Carthaginian outposts that lots of artifacts in South America seem to have come from (Amphorae, etc.). He doesn't address these probabilities but some of his numismatic friends have dealt withrepparttar 146730 coins found in America. He was President ofrepparttar 146731 Royal Numismatic Society and a medalist inrepparttar 146732 Americas. The quotes from Mr. Grant speak torepparttar 146733 necessary perspicacity and courage and his word usages seem open to this possibility but it would be academic suicide (or would have been when he wroterepparttar 146734 book) for him to address these issues of such great impact. They knewrepparttar 146735 earth was a sphere andrepparttar 146736 'Flat Earth' dogma didn't even exist until a millennium or more afterrepparttar 146737 Battle of Alalia. Massalia also gave them access torepparttar 146738 Rhone River routes to Britain, Brittany and Hallstatt Kelts. The actual time he is talking about probably sawrepparttar 146739 elite not using this valuable tin. Iron was everywhere but tin could be monopolized. The interesting point about allrepparttar 146740 wealth in these times that also might tie in with South America relates torepparttar 146741 abundance of gold. There were times when Egypt valued silver more than gold. We are convinced there were at least two millennia before this; that corporate Phoenician enterprises wererepparttar 146742 dominant issue and trade withrepparttar 146743 Americas was a key factor.

Marseilles is still important torepparttar 146744 drug trade but nearby Sardinia and its medieval castles going back torepparttar 146745 Hyksos or Shardana once housed their bank and drug manufacturing. There were more emeralds thanrepparttar 146746 Mediterranean produced andrepparttar 146747 gold from Peru along with those emeralds (which were used to viewrepparttar 146748 stars byrepparttar 146749 Queen of Sheba) made some people very rich and yet still they made potions to hook whole cultures.

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