Ice Age Mediterranean Fauna Syrian Elephants for Ivory Hercules Fought Lions Climate Change Bronze Age Collapse

The legendary greek hero Hercules circa 1300 b. c. was battling lions in Greece, and elephants in Syria are known to have roamed and were hunted for their ivory up the the 7th century b. c., proving that despite catastrophic climate change and loss of land to the sea risen because of the end of the Ice Age (during about a century begun circa 1500 b. c.), remnants of the ice age fauna  lingered although their food sources had been greatly diminished, even Hannibal circa 300 b. c. having mustered his army of elephants perhaps in southern Spain for his invasion of Italy, those elephants the descendants of the elephants described in Plato’s story about Atlantis.