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This is the Atlantis thread.
April 21, 2009
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See this is why I miss the old forum.

Ok Atlantis where is it, and will we ever rediscover it?

April 20, 2020
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Now Atlantis is a fun topic to get into. I do not believe that we will ever find it, as I am certain it does not physically exist. The first mention of Atlantis is in the book Timaeus which was written by Plato. Inside of the book he mentions of civilization lost to the sea due to Earthquakes.

 

This sounds familiar in a way if you know anything about Ancient Greece. There was an island civilization in the Mediterranean that perished due to a Volcano that erupted and half of it fell into the sea around 1642-1540 BCE. This is how the empire of the Minoans fell. You can visit the island now, which is now called Santorini. I honestly believe that if we were ever to find Atlantis, Santorini is probably the closest to the legend that we can get to.

 

The Minoans were very elaborate in the things they did, from architecture, to art, and beautiful frescoes on the palace walls. From the outside looking in, it would seem that they were pretty advanced. Its cities were as elaborate as their art and they were well known traders on the seas. Though, it is safe to say that they never saw the volcanic eruption coming.

 

I do believe that the myth of Atlantis is a belief built on top of an already known civilization and that we have already found it in that retrospect.

 

Do I believe that we will find the Atlantis that the media portrays? Probably not. Humans love ideas of ancient civilizations and the mysteries of the deep, why not combine the both? If we lower our expectations maybe something will be found, but I am not holding my breath. As cool as it would be for it to have existed in the way the myths describe it, it does not seem plausible to me.

 

But judging by what we know, I’d say it is in the Aegean Sea where the Minoans fell and the myth of Atlantis rose.

June 9, 2009
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Hello EM!

Yes, they do say that the old Atlantis is submerged under water and it may very well be. I ran across some site or something a while back that was talking about Atlantis was Antarctica. I kind of doubted the idea until this guy mentioned that Atlantis was known to have water on every side of it and was also the focal point of the Earth. If you ever look at Antarctica, it is the center point of the rest of the land masses on Earth.

June 9, 2009
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TSX, i see you got the site up and running. Great. As for Antarticia, it seems to far south to be Atlantis. If Atlantis IS submerged, then the Sea level must have been hundreds of feet lower then it is today. If so then the Mediterranean wouldn't hardly have exsisted. Or for Atlantis to have just sunk is hard to believe.

Most Myth's are based in fact some where down the line. But story's are made up and facts are twisted for the story. I say Atlantis WAS real, but not as some think it was, Hi-Tech and powers of amazing strength. Just a bit more advance then the rest so there stuff and ships and all seemed "Magical" of a sort, helping creat the legend.

I like the Caribbean area as the spot. If seas were lower, Bimini, and the other islands and Cuba south could be it. Then a big strike in the polar region could have caused the seas to shoot up ending Atlantis and could be "Noah's Flood" also at the same time. Noah was instructed to build the ark by God. Or someone, or thing. Atlantis was warned also, that is why the "12" were sent out. They were probibly all fleeing actully. Then boom, it hits. Atlantis gone. Seas rise big time. Now they say the Noah was probibly in the now Black Sea area and it filled when the Mediterranean broke through and filled in the Black Sea. Could this have happend at the same time, Atlantis and Noah? Now as it goes Noah's ark landed on Mt. Ararat, that would have the seas Higher then what most life on earth could survive, thus killing the "12" of Atlantis and about everything else. Thus again, Noah is a myth also and might not have been as deep as thought. The story of both of these goes back thousands of years before the bible so time has changed these storys to a legend status.

Myth's start out as fact in the begining, but after thousands of years, and passing through a time in our history when basic writin language was just getting underway, we must read between the lines a bit and speculate on what it could have been.

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June 10, 2009
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It's worth remembering that if taken at face value, Plato's account is actually a re-telling of an old egyptian story, and that until an egyptian priest told it to Solon, the ancient greeks had no version of the story within their own mythology. It makes me wonder if Atlantis is nothing more than old egyptian folk tale used to humour greek travellers, then later used as political allegory by Plato, which has then snowballed out of all proportion from its humble beginnings.

June 12, 2009
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You are right on track, Atlantis is a complete fiction based on various disaster that preceded Plato. Even Plato knew this because his writings of Atlantis are in his own words are 5th hand its a story told by a friend of friend of a friend of friend of a friend who heard it happened 10000 years ago. By telling you this upfront he's saying its a fiction he created for a morality tale.

June 18, 2009
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Atlantis was in the middle of Atlantic Ocean, between Mexico and Africa, right in the confluence of 3 mayor geologic plates.

This confluence produced a volcanic island, which was eventually "sinked" in a massive earthquake, due to the "swallow" effect that the displacement of the plates caused while pushing one another in direction of the center of the confluence.

This tendence is still taking place in actual times with the same plates (don't remember the names, i think is Caribean, African, and some other. Get a map and look for them)

The island has been already "swallowed" by the confluence, after thousands of years, so getting local archeological evidence is pretty hard.

June 18, 2009
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Atlantis was in the middle of Atlantic Ocean, between Mexico and Africa, right in the confluence of 3 mayor geologic plates.

This confluence produced a volcanic island, which was eventually "sinked" in a massive earthquake, due to the "swallow" effect that the displacement of the plates caused while pushing one another in direction of the center of the confluence.

This tendence is still taking place in actual times with the same plates (don't remember the names, i think is Caribean, African, and some other. Get a map and look for them)

The island has been already "swallowed" by the confluence, after thousands of years, so getting local archeological evidence is pretty hard.

June 20, 2009
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This theory only explains how an island in the atlantic might disappear, but is not in itself evidence that one existed in the first place.

June 21, 2009
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Sumerians, egyptians, mayans, just to mention a few, they all tell the same story about a "lost world" in the middle of the atlantic ocean (yes, they give directions too) and that it was sinked after the great deluge. Platon is just a popular source in our days, but he was influenced by egyptian teachings.

According to the tales, a few atlantes survibed, and then they built ancient Egypt, building Sakkara at first, then other pyramids. The most massive pyramids (the ones we see in TV all the time) where built thousands of years later.

This sounds just like a tale, but it's interesting that the tales used as reference for Genesis and other religious text (like in Islam and Judaism) are the same that tells this story. Biblical and other texts are excerpts or interpretations of more antique and extent texts (like Ghilgamesh) and the full story in those texts (not only biblical reference ones like egyptian and sumerian, but mayan, asian, and olmeca as well, between others) tells us exactly the same tale about Atlantis, with different names in different languages, obiously.

Want to do some research? (so you can set your own picture):

- The tales of Ghilgamesh (or however it is spelled)(ancient tales of former Sumeria, today's Irak).
- Sacheria Sitchin: Lost Book of Enki (Translation of tales wrote in clay tablets in Sumeria, thousands of years ago, total mindblower).
- The Eye of Orus, ancient egypt school of mistery (Books: "Kybalion", probably the first book ever wrote. "The Egyptian Book of the Dead". Personalities: Imhotep. Documentary series: "El Ojo de Orus" look for english subtitles in youtube, total mindblowing too).

If your mind gets caught by those, you should check these out:

- Merkaba (Ancient school of mistery).
- Flower of Life (Ancient school of mistery).
- Rosae Crusis (Rosacruz, Rose cross) school of mistery.
- Freemason school of mistery.

You think you know real world?

Do some homework and you'll see...

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