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#1 Old 05-08-2016, 10:45 AM
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Pictures of Atlantis?

Just to compare, pictures with added Pyramids and Stonehenge. These sunken islands are placed where Atlantis was supposed to be. What do you think? All details from Plato fit It can be find in Google Maps, GPS: 31.980123, -27.949219
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I don't know anything much at all about Atlantis, I realise that it's a prominent fantastical place in historical popular imagination. However just because there's a huge amount of fantasy surrounding the idea of Atlantis, I wouldn't poo-poo the notion that there have may have been fairly evolved civilisations located on areas of land that have long since been lost beneath the sea due to the way the earth's tectonic plates move, and that memories of such places may have been passed down in oral history.

I recall watching a documentary about the library of Alexandria, which was destroyed, and that it was said to have contained a ten volume history of the world, with each volume being the size of the Bible. Whoa! One can only wonder at what may have been contained therein.

That said, I have no opinion on these images.

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I checked it out on google maps. Honestly, it looks like some nondescript land formations in the middle of the ocean. I'm all for speculation about Atlantis folklore, but what makes you so sure these islands are anything special?
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I recall watching a documentary about the library of Alexandria, which was destroyed, and that it was said to have contained a ten volume history of the world, with each volume being the size of the Bible. Whoa! One can only wonder at what may have been contained therein.
Well, I think it would be discrimination assuming that only we are able to advance civilization. For example, people 40 000 years ago were the same as we are now from genetic point of view. In the worst case, it took us 10 000 years to advance civilization from zero to the point we have now, so there's a place for 4 such civilizations in this time. There's only hope some of that books survived buried deep in the sand.

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what makes you so sure these islands are anything special?
Well, if you look closely, you can see completely straight lines, some more than 18km long, and at right angles, see attachements (I marked the entrance to the haven also). Nature simply can't do that, it's too long.

Things that can be discernible, according to Plato works:

1. Beyond the Pillars of Hercules
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2. Starting from a distant point in the Atlantic ocean
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3. "But that yonder is a real ocean, and the land surrounding it may most rightly be called, in the fullest and truest sense, a continent"
Checked. Plato mentions America more than thousand years before it was supposedly discovered by Europeans, so it's a good indication it's not just Plato's fantasy.

4. Haven having a narrow entrance
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5. Mountains in the northern portions and along the shore
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6. Great plain in an oblong shape in the south
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7. Bridges northward from the mountain, making a route to the rest of the island
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8. Occurred portentous earthquakes and floods
it's near the Atlantic Ridge, so the earthquakes definitely happened. According to Plato's timing, it was the end of the last ice age, so one possibility is that earthquake caused some huge iceberg to fall off, what in turn caused a mega tsunami, and this could sunk the island in no time.

9. Swallowed up by the sea and vanished
Now it's below the sea level.
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I have another curious thing, zoomed out it looks like Triskelion - very popular symbol, its oldest known appearance can be found on the prehistoric monument Newgrange in Ireland (around 3000BC). This example below is from a Greek coin (picture taken from Wikipedia).

This brings some hypothesis about the purpose of monuments like Newgrange, Stonehenge, etc. They could be the reference for calibrating clocks. If builders were advanced sailors they would need very precise mobile clocks (probably not available at that time) to know where they are. With such reference clock they could see the difference between their clocks and real time, and count the needed patch, so for their purpose it was enough if they had not so precise but a stable clocks. And it could explain why they were set to Winter Solstice, it was the hardest time for sailing, so they could all be at home at that time.
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