Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Possible Location For Atlantis

As you all know, Atlantis is the lost city of antiquity, that may or may not be a myth.

The Greek philosopher Plato mentioned Atlantis in his works Timaeus and Critias, written in 360BC. Said to have been a "naval power", Atlantis was sunk in its entirety by a natural calamity in one single night over 9 or 10 thousand years ago.

Since Plato's time Atlantis has been largely ignored as a myth although many people, including ancient and modern scholars have thought it was real. It has been searched for for over a thousand years.

Many locations on Earth have been considered to be the actual site, including the island destroyed by volcano, Thera near Greece.

Edgar Cayce, the most accurate psychic prophet to ever live, mentioned Atlantis over 700 times (out of 14,000 readings) and said it was real and was located in the Atlantic Ocean. He also said that remnants of it would surface in 1968 or 1969.

The Bimini Road was discovered in 1968. The Bimini Road consists of rows of stone blocks off the coast of the Bahamas. The longest row is about 1600 feet long. There is an ongoing dispute over whether or not they are a natural phenomena or man made. Having seen pictures of them, they stand out like a sore thumb, very unlike any other rock formations in the area.

Curiously, Cayce added that it was 3 calamities that struck Atlantis. Residents started evacuating after the first incident and continued to flee as the third disaster completely destroyed the island and sunk it like a stone into the ocean.

"On Sunday, the National Geographic Channel aired a documentary called Finding Atlantis.

It chronicles the work of a team led by University of Hartford archaeologist Richard Freund, who believes he has found the mythical advanced society of antiquity in the muddy sediment of a Spanish marsh.

The lost city of Atlantis, according to the writing of Plato, was located on an island just past the Pillars of Hercules, known today as the Strait of Gibraltar, and was wiped out when an earthquake triggered a powerful wall of water that submerged it forever.

“It just so happens that just past the Straits of Gibraltar, there is a 250-square-kilometre marsh that was inundated by a tsunami in antiquity,” said Dr. Freund on Monday. “In light of what we’ve seen in Japan, you really can understand how the power of a tsunami could wipe a place off the face of the Earth.”

We agree. This still might not be the actual city of Atlantis, for it is thought to be a continent or island located in the Atlantic Ocean and not just a city, but it's still plausible.

Now that we understand the mighty destructive forces of a tsunami, it is not without reason to finally be able to realize that an entire city COULD VERY WELL disappear overnight. And, taking it further, considering that a larger tsunami could have conceivably wiped out the entire island of Japan, that a island sized nation could be sunk overnight as well.

We do not think that Atlantis is a myth. Plato may have been drawing on earlier accounts of a nation for which Atlantis stands in, but very much a REAL civilization that was wiped out by a natural disaster and disappeared virtually overnight. Its more than just plausible or conceivable it's a statistical probability.

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