Skip to comments.Ancient Harbors Rise Again
Posted on 01/12/2006 4:56:19 AM PST by flevit
From about 3000 B.C.E., boats anchored in natural coves and bays. At Sidon, for example, the team found crustaceans typical of brackish lagoons in the cores, indicating that the bays were fairly sheltered. By about 1200 B.C.E., the Phoenicians began building artificial harbors, a period which corresponds to other archaeological evidence that ship traffic was increasing at that time. After the invention of concrete by the Romans around 300 B.C.E., sophisticated harbor engineering became possible, and the ports were at their height during the subsequent Greco-Roman and Byzantine periods, from 332 B.C.E. to about 1000 C.E. After that time, Tyre and Sidon rapidly declined in importance, and the harbors were apparently abandoned: The coring shows that the beach began to become exposed, and the lagoon species of crustaceans gave way to species typical of unsheltered coastlines and open seas.
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Sorry, just couldn't get past the initial use of "B.C.E." and "C.E.".
Not really. Actually CE stands for "Common Era" and BCE stands for "Before the common era".
I'm kinda kin to B.C. and A.D., thank you.
This PC nonsense is ridiculous.
And annoyingly pervasive
Use of B.C. and A.D. Faces Changing Times
Houston Chronicle ^ | April 23, 2005 | Michael Gormley
Posted on 04/25/2005 10:18:19 AM EDT by Irontank
But I think we all know 'zactly what's behind these seemingly innocuous attempts at secularizing everything. Before you know it, ALL text books and articles will change their references accordingly.
For example, many of the current textbooks already blame the US for everything "bad" in recent history (and, as we know, everything is "bad" to these people).
Heck, I'm a white, Christian, man ... according to many, those three characteristics damn me for everything "bad" that has ever occurred since 0001 "C.E." ... ooops, see, now they've done it.
Well if they keep pushing us, they can re-write the text books again, cause something really 'bad' is gonna happen, cause I'm bad to the bone. bbbbbaad!
Oh, I am now way off target. What was this thread about again? Ancient Harbors rising again. Stick a ship in it, put them to good use.
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