Originally Posted by Spudulika
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.
Originally Posted by VeganBarBro
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
2. Starting from a distant point in the Atlantic ocean
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
5. Mountains in the northern portions and along the shore
6. Great plain in an oblong shape in the south
7. Bridges northward from the mountain, making a route to the rest of the island
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.