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posted on Jun, 7 2003 @ 06:43 PM
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Are we ever going to find Atlantis if it ever existed and if so where?




posted on Jun, 8 2003 @ 03:32 AM
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I think Atlantis was in South America. There is hundreds of evidence that show highly advanced civilizations existed there. Here's a few...

1. Ancient water canals that used extremely advanced irrigation techniques.

2. Pyramids are somewhat similiar to Egypts.

3. Cocoa leaves, which are only found in South America, are sometimes found in Egyptian Tombs.

4. There is a circular current that exists between South America and Africa that ships can use to sail.

5.If you believe in the prophet Edgar Cayce, he claimed during one of his readings the complexion of the people in Atlantis is somewhat "reddish".

...that's some of the stuff I picked up...

What does everyone else think?



posted on Jun, 8 2003 @ 08:59 AM
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I think atlantis was already found. But becuase of the ancient myth's talking about how advanced it was, the gov is holding back info about it so they can see what technologie's, if any they can gain from it.



posted on Jun, 8 2003 @ 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by j619pinoy
I think Atlantis was in South America. There is hundreds of evidence that show highly advanced civilizations existed there. Here's a few...

1. Ancient water canals that used extremely advanced irrigation techniques.

2. Pyramids are somewhat similiar to Egypts.

3. Cocoa leaves, which are only found in South America, are sometimes found in Egyptian Tombs.

4. There is a circular current that exists between South America and Africa that ships can use to sail.

5.If you believe in the prophet Edgar Cayce, he claimed during one of his readings the complexion of the people in Atlantis is somewhat "reddish".

...that's some of the stuff I picked up...

What does everyone else think?


I think that, if there was actually a trade route between South America and Africa, it would have been more likely down to Egyptian ingenuity, as they were a highly adavnced civilisation.

The Egyptians knew about advanced irrogation techniques, as they used water from the Nile to grow their crops.

Egyptian pyramids were far more elaborate and of better quality than Myan and Aztec pyramids. The South American pyramids were little more than piles of rubble built over with rocks. The Egyptians, however, spent centuries painstakingly constructing elaborate tombs, riddled with booby traps and mazes, inside expertly constructed brick pyramids.

My theory is that the Egyptians may have traded with the Central and South American people, and taught them a thing or two, in exchange for their cocoa leaves.

Personally, I don't believe in the myth of Atlantis, but if it did exist, you might be on to something with your theory. It is, after all, quite plausible.



posted on Jun, 8 2003 @ 01:17 PM
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I dont believe in Atlantis really either, however i do believe there is alot of evidence for earlier civilizations then the Egyptians and the like at that time, dating back to about 12,000 years ago



posted on Jun, 8 2003 @ 03:32 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

See my post there for some links. This location matches Plato's writings to a T.



posted on Jun, 8 2003 @ 09:26 PM
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i would have to agree i dont really believe in atlantis eather but of course there are earlyer civilizations than ancient egypt, but in my opinon none of them are "advanced".



posted on Jun, 8 2003 @ 10:37 PM
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I'm with K-King here: we'll never find anything that matches even 1% of all the speculation and hypotheses and I continue to doubt that Plato had any more in mind than a symbol.
But I'm pretty confident that one day we shall push back our knowledge of early civilisations to dates well before Egypt and Mesopotamia.
And while, on balance, I think it possibly unlikely, I shall not be amazed if one day evidence is produced of contact between Eurasia-Africa and the Americas well before Columbus or -possibly -the Vikings.



posted on Jun, 10 2003 @ 07:41 AM
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Plato would have given precise measurements to "an idea". Nor would the other descriptive detail be necessary if it was just a tale of morality (in fact, it would have been distracting to it). Read his writings...he's describing a geographic location and giving reference points to precisely locate it. One of the biggest clues is the mining and use of orichalcum....which is only found in that part of the world... Now, did they have lasers and flying vehicles? No, I don't think so...I'm talking about a historic Atlantis (akin to how historic Troy was found). As with many Greek tales, there are always exaggerations, and connections to heroes, gods, etc. but there is more than an ounce of truth here.

[Edited on 10-6-2003 by Gazrok]



posted on Jun, 11 2003 @ 08:32 AM
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My dear Gazrok, you will find precise details in Herodotus -or, for that matter, Homer - that would satisfy the most demanding statistician (briefly).
The Greeks liked details - and who could check them (bit like Americans)?



posted on Jun, 11 2003 @ 09:10 AM
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Homer described this war, and of course, embellished it with heroes, gods, and a morality tale. Nevertheless, the city was found, and it was not just a morality tale after all. I think we're seeing the same thing with Atlantis and Plato...except that as it's older, there isn't much left but some of the wall (which matches Plato's account with the red, black, and white stone, etc.)



posted on Jun, 11 2003 @ 07:43 PM
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Actually, we have very good evidence that Atlantis was actually the island of Santorini off the coast of Italy. This was a major trading base for the Minoan Empire. Santorini turned out to actually be a volcano that erupted violently in 1640, destroying a large section of the island, which certainly left a lasting impression on the surviving Minoans.

The Minoan eruption happened around 1645 BC in the Late Bronze Age. It was one of the largest plinian eruptions in younger time. It erupted ca. 30-40 km3 rhyodacitic magma and is ranked VEI=6 (Volcanic Explosivity Index after Simkin and others, 1981). The eruption was followed by collapse of the magma chamber that enlarged an existing caldera.
The height of the plinian eruption column is estimated 36-39 km (Pyle, 1990). It dispersed tephra throughout the Eastern Mediterranean and might have led to global climatic impacts. Its deposits on Santorini consist of up to 50 m thick layers of white pumice and ash.

The eruption destroyed an inhabited and culturally high-developed island which perhaps might be the origin of the Atlantis legend as many scientists believe. Since 1969 excavations near Akrotiri have brought to light an important marine Cycladic town famous for its well-preserved and magnificent wall-paintings.

www.decadevolcano.net...

Many believe that Santorini once was Atlantis. But why ?

Atlantis is one of the oldest legends of the western civilisation. It talks about a prosperous land (or even a continent), or an island, that sunk and disappeared into the sea. Atlantis has been assigned to almost every possible place on earth (even Antarctica...) and proofs that there are virtually no limits for the human fantasy. Everyone favours 'his' Atlantis. Very few people, however, seem to know the actual sources of the legend and discern physically and geologically possible facts from pure fiction. Obviously, fiction sometimes can be more stimulating and fascinating than perhaps reality. First of all, Atlantis seems to stand for one of mankind's oldest dreams and myths, the one of the lost Golden Age.

www.decadevolcano.net...



posted on Jun, 13 2003 @ 08:01 AM
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Atlantis was a continent, a large one, not a tiny island, and is beyond the pillars of Hercules. It had a capital of the same name along the longest side of this continent. Oricalchum was mined there. There were numerous kingdoms on this continent. The walls were made of white, red, and black stone.

None of this (all points made by Plato), applies to this island, but DOES apply to the Altiplano in South America, just as South America fits the size, location, and other details given by Plato, of the continent in general. Only the capital of Atlantis was destroyed, not the continent.

www.geocities.com...

[Edited on 13-6-2003 by Gazrok]



posted on Jun, 16 2003 @ 11:44 PM
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This is a question that will, assurdly, remain a great mystery.

Postulation's of Atlantis are many and are backed with a great variety of so-called evidences.

You have:

South America
North America
Santorini
Crete
Aleutins (sp)
an area off Spain-Bay of Cambay (?)
the Bahamas
Indonesia
etc.

All documented with evidences, etc.

Who really nows? I don't.

I have found alot of good discusiion on this tho at:
www.grahamhancock.com...

mysteries forum

regards
seekerof


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posted on Jun, 16 2003 @ 11:46 PM
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I'm sorry but i think Atlantis is just fantasy a myth.



posted on Jun, 16 2003 @ 11:56 PM
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e-nonymous, why/ how would the government benefit from hiding atlantis? and why would the american government have found it, as opposed to european leaderships (or south american)?

and drunk
why do you thikn it's myth? have you ever heard the phrase "all myths have their roots in reality"?



posted on Jun, 17 2003 @ 06:23 AM
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Originally posted by goregrinder
e-nonymous, why/ how would the government benefit from hiding atlantis? and why would the american government have found it, as opposed to european leaderships (or south american)?

and drunk
why do you thikn it's myth? have you ever heard the phrase "all myths have their roots in reality"?

I think its myth cos no one has ever found it, do you really think there is a place like that on earth?

I dont.



posted on Jun, 17 2003 @ 11:18 AM
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are some of the things attributed to it, that have nothing to do with the source of the tales. (i.e. lasers, flying machines, etc.)





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