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I'm a semi-retired Editor. I have been a newspaper and magazine Journalist since 1982. The study of Ancient History is one of my greatest passions, and in my life's experiences I've learned at least one very valuable lesson, about history and myself: One must finally reconcile what is real in the heart and the nonsense that comes out of our mouths, our pens and our keyboards.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Introduction additions - "Truth of Man's Ancient History"

By D. "Deuke"   © 2015

In this blog section, I have written an Introduction to a treatise titled, "The Truth of Man's Ancient History." As more information becomes available related to this treatise, I've made additions. In these days, information comes in at nearly the speed of light, and each byte ought to come with a tag-line that should read, "Must be vetted," instead of the toe-tapping jingles and whistles that claim veracity. It takes a bit longer to post updates. For those of you waiting on baited breath, forgive the delays.

This addition, which speaks of man's travels on this small blue planet in the Milky Way Galaxy, relate to shipping trade routes and cultural exchange, including religious beliefs, and of course, boats, which relate to shipbuilders, which relates to the origins of ships, which relates to....and so on; and hopefully back again to the 21st Century AD, where we are today.

In each of the blog entries, I have attempted to preface everything with a starting point, the Bible. This has not changed. The Bible is the “Beginning," for me. The words found therein, in my belief system, is the “Word of GOD.”
Much can be written about how the Bible itself was compiled, by whom and for what purposes, even how it traveled from one part of the world to another, but none of which could ever preclude what GOD Himself was saying to man, about their origins, and their best path through life. 
It is no fault of GOD’s that man has corrupted the “Way.” But this is no religious or doctrinal treatise, though one might view it from that prospective, if they think too narrowly.
What I’m attempting to disseminate is a view from a scholar of humble origins that decided early in life to study a book and its subsequent alternate sources, with a passion that has exceeded just about everything else in life. As I wrote earlier in a previous blog, the journey has indeed been exciting. But I would add, not only exciting, but absolutely amazing at the profound ways in which GOD has been revealed throughout my life, as I have studied His book and history.

According to "Archaeology expert," K. Kris Hirst, “Coastal communities along the Java Sea and in the Malacca Strait were tied into an Neolithic period maritime trade network. An Indian Ocean network was established at least as early as 2000 BC," Hirst wrote. "The first evidence of Indian merchants in Arabia; and it remained the main connection between societies on three continents, from southeast Asia to the medieval Swahili Coast communities on Africa's eastern shore, until the arrival of Europeans in 1498." 
Hirst continues: "The most iconic artifact of the maritime silk road--certainly the one most widely traded--was intricate beads, of amazonite, beryl, lapis lazuli, ruby, glass, quartz, 
onyxagate,carnelian, jasper, amber; of all shades and shapes, traded throughout Asia and beyond. 

The south China Sea network included trade in siliceous stone, (Siliceous stone, is made mostly from silicates, minerals composed of the two most common elements in in the Earth's crust – oxygen and silicon). glass, high-content, tin bronze bowls, and other metals; nephrite, artifact types including lingling'o or "interrupted rings", a type of earring; double-headed ornaments, carnelian and agate beads, glass ornaments, metallic vessels. There was a recognizable shared idiom of sytlistic and formal similarities found throughout the system.
"Other known trade includes grains like sorghum and millet from Africa to India; zebu cattlefrom India to Africa; iron and Wootz steel from India; and spices like cinnamon andnutmeg from South Asia to Israel and Egypt; raw glass ingots from India, shipped to the Malaysian peninsula; and cotton (based on the presence of spindle whorls) from India to Southeast Asia as early as 500 BC." 

Evidence has been gathered that definitively show a network of travel by ship around the Middle East; from the Indian continent and south in the Indian Ocean all the way to China and South Asia. This trade route lasted from beyond 2000 BC and into the 15th Century AD, up until Europeans got into the game around 1498. Only a few years after Christopher Columbus made land fall in the South Atlantic seeking a water route to China. 
More Later...................