posted on Jun, 15 2019 @ 06:20 PM
NO, I haven't forgotten this thread, I'm waiting for my copy of Herodotus' Histories to arrive. There is an interesting area in his discussions about
geography where Herodotus states the three great continents. Asia, Europe, and Libya it is because of this I wanted to read his thoughts about this
since Herodotus claims that the Phoenicians had navigated around the entirety of Libya, but he had doubts since the Phoenicians had stated that the
sun was in the wrong place in the sky. This would be correct if you were tracking the sun and sailed south across the equator.
Why does this matter? According to Herodotus the territory of Atlas was located near Libya. Understanding what is meant by Libya is important, does
Herodotus mean Africa or was Libya different geologically back then than it is now? A simple Google Earth view of Libya could make it look like a
possible location of Atlantis. As seen below:
If the sand was supersaturated with water, then the point Critias makes about travel being blocked by mud could be strangely true, and the flooding
could be water leaving the area rather then entering.
I'll update some thoughts after reading Herodotus' Histories. There could be something more to this Atlantis tale then we all first thought (and
before anyone asks, points out, or attacks me I already know that Herodotus never mentions Atlantis by name. This doesn't mean that he doesn't hints
at it, after all if the story is known at his time but a negative slant is taken on the Atlantean Empire then why should we expect a direct naming of