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Originally posted by Gazrok
Yes, but he also said the saze I mentioned. As for the island, the city itself was pretty much an island also.
I think the sargasso part of the tale is from Solon's ideas moreso than the account.
The Phoenicians (and likely those that came before them) pretty much had a monopoly on trade with their naval skills, so I can certainly see them trading with the people of South America all the while claiming that sea as impassable (and when other attempts were lost at sea, who wouldn't believe them?)
Originally posted by trust_no_one
i always thought it was eather a bit east of china/japan or south of india
Originally posted by blackSt33L
I read an article in the newspaper lastweek.It was on the location of Atlantas.They "claimed"to have found it in Creta,Ukraine.Im not sure why it isnt so controversal,maby its just the fact they mentioned "claim"I dont know.
Although Ukraine seems a highly unlikely candidate for Atlantis.It just does not the fit.The landscape,sea,everything.
The original was Plato, who doesn't mention fantastic technology. The legend resurfaces occasionally, but the real boost for it came from Edgar Cayce and his friends, all of whom "channeled" things about technology and the lives and times of the Atlanteans and how they used cyrstals and so forth.
...all of which were conveneintly rather like the modern American civilization and not at all like the ancient civilizations.
No, there's just one ancient source (and it is only Plato.) There is no mention of anything like Atlantis in the writings of the Egyptians, Sumerians, Babylonians, ... OR other ancient Greeks.
Unlike Troy and other vanished cities, which had multiple legends suggesting they were real.)
On this I'd have to agree...
But of course, this also predates those civilizations as well...according to Plato.
Your race has now reached the point of no return, for there are those among you who would destroy your very world rather than relinquish their power as they know it.
The myth of Atlantis has significantly more impact in your time than the reality, and the myth is that it lasted a long time on Earth. You and I know that it didn't last on Earth at all. It lasted for as long as it lasted on the planet that used to be in this orbit. It is what you call Maldek. I tend to trip over that word, because it's a being's term provided for that place, since the being who originally provided that term felt that it was important to keep the name of that planet a secret.
I'm sorry, I have not heard the word "saze" before.
Quote by celticnial
There is too much similarities in the various cultures
Think outside the box.
And of course remember the legend was centuries old when Plato wrote it down. Details were likely embellished and varied over time so his account must not be taken literally.