Fascinating. This brings up the point of the origin of the Atlanteans. I do not believe Mars itself was Atlantis. Plato is quite specific in his
directions to Atlantis
: West of the Strait
. Take a chart and draw an arrow due west of the Strait. See what piece of land it hits.
Plato states he received this story from
Now here is the interesting part. Cairo, al-Kahira al Mahrusa in Arabic, means 'The Guarded City of
. An argument can be made that, while Graham Hancock has pointed out the Pyramids map Orion, they could also be said to map the
So what does this have to do with Atlantis? The legends of many of the Peoples of the Americas
) state that their Ancestors arrived 'from the
Stars'. Exactly what this means is not known. If these legends represent a survival of an Atlantean legend, then the Atlanteans claimed an
extraterrestrial origin. Could this mean Mars? Or farther, among the stars
I am curious if a prior civilization survived asteroid bombardment (natural or intentional) to be repopulated partly by survivors from bases on the
Moon or Mars. This could explain the Biblical references to the Nephelim
and the Sumerian stories
of the Annunaki.
It could be just a legend. Or maybe this really is The Fifth Sun
There is official interest in possible extraterrestrial origins. See Open Seti's SETV sections
for clues. There are curious co-incidences in the structure of the Earth, Moon, and Solar System that raise the question:
was it designed
As for Plato's statement that Atlantis sank, I think this was his explanation for why the ships quit coming. The truth, I believe, is hidden in his
own words: the Atlanteans suffered a terrible military defeat. Maritime empires often lose interest and disperse (cf.
The End of the British Empire
) when the Empire proves unprofitable and unpopular. Empires often
spread new plagues to peoples with no resistance. This could be what brought about the demise of the Mound Builders of the Mississippi valley.
You have raised a fascinating thesis. Please continue to investigate and share your findings. Bravo!
[edit on 25-11-2004 by Chakotay]