[b-hebrew] The islands

VC vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Wed Jun 9 03:51:33 EDT 2004


So that you might be more restrained in claiming others' ignorance, I
checked with an archeologist friend. The area around Tyre is normal rock and
limestone; there is no huge sand bank, as can be expected with sand and
debris' accretions.

Vadim Cherny


> Don't show your ignorance. The sea is constantly taking sand and silt from
one place and adding it to others. That is why people around here hire
dredges to take sand and silt from places where the sea constantly adds to
the land, and puts it in places where the sea takes it away. Yes, I live on
a coastline, too.
>
> So it makes perfect sense that a causeway built by Alexander the Great and
his army, by blocking the normal flow of water, would contribute to filling
in the land between the island and mainland.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "VC" <vadim_lv at center-tv.net>
>
> >
> >
> > > Actually, Vadim, until the construction of the Aswan Dam in the
1960's,
> > the
> > > Levantine coast was regularly supplied with sand and silt, washed in
from
> > > the Nile. The causeway's being filled in by sand is perfectly
reasonable.
> > I'm not sure, but from my experience of living near the sea, this does
not
> > seem probable. I doubt seashore increases anywhere.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Vadim Cherny
>
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