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Originally posted by Gazrok
An Advanced civilization.... I repeat... An Advanced civilization....
Plato makes no such claims....this is the product of later sci-fi authors, not Plato. Read the Dialogue and see for yourself.
Originally posted by lostinspace
I have to agree with the lunar cycle and not the solar cycle described by Plato. Humans were not on earth that early. My best guess on this Atlantis legend is that the Phoenicians settled a great outpost in the Caribbean Ocean to control their mining operation around the Americas. Their outposts were named after the sons of the Sea god, such as Gadeirus and Atlas. Wouldn't the greatest sea farers of all time put great emphasis on the sea god? It is highly possible that Ramses III captured a few of these Sea People and assemilated them into his Egyptian culture. The legend would have been passed down and possibly written down. There would have to have been many errors to the accuracy of the event.
There is possibly one biblical connection to the suffering of this western outpost. I would have to say the actions of King Solomon determined its fate. The ten northern tribes were so infected with the Phoenician (Caananite) religion that God had to sever the connection by dividing the Nation of Israel into ten and two and then punish that great sea faring nation by putting a stop to its western connection.
Originally posted by cleasterwood
If I remember correctly you told me that there were NO references to more than one flood in Critias, well, it's time to prove you wrong as I have found the reference! ... So, there were THREE floods discussed in Critias.
Basque is a language unto istself with no connections to any other langauge on the planer. I own a translatin agency and there is a book called Langauges of the World that backs up that fact.
The Pyrinnes mountains and basque people and culture, the bermunda triangle (around Bimini) and the electrical things that happen there, and my readings recently about the findings which they are calling Atlantis (Cayce stuff) and the movement of the plates and where everything used to line up has caught my attention.
He also said that 'Atlantis' was destroyed 9000 years before he was writing. Athens wasnt around at that time. Plato's story isnt true.
Onlyh in the 19th century, when far too many people were taught to read, was the idea of Atlantis taken seriously.
They also had all sorts of other things on them, such as "the men who live here have no heads and have mouths in their stomachs."
The right answers are in front of us but the 9,000 BCE date is incorrect. IF you use solar years (365 days) you get a figure of 9,000 BCE But in lunar years, which is what the priests of Ancient Egypt used in recording history, you get a much more believable date nearer to the 900 BCE mark for the date of the last cataclysm. Also, important to mention, is that if you substitute aruoras or 'side' for stadia, the dimensions of Atlantis as described by Plato, you get a much more accurate and believable picture of what Atlantis really looked like.
There is no Egyptian name for Atlantis, and no excuse for cherry-picking the convenient parts of Plato's story and ignoring the inconvenient ones.
Now with that said, lets assume they DID expand... where is the evidence of this advanced civilization in other places? MOre Importantly- where are the other legends and stories that can confirm what Plato had said?
Maybe I'm wrong here.... but I believe if they were so advanced they would have built a boat and left their mark/story else where no?
Same thing they said about Troy till they found it. Know how Schliemann found it? By following the literature to a tee.
Originally posted by MankoW
First these are not really facts, but since the evidence is not found till today we must relay on plato's story and possible visions of people who could receive information in that way.
Originally posted by CinLung
Plato's story was misunderstood, he foresaw Atlantis, people thought he saw or went to Atlantis. There is no evident Plato was travelling anywhere that time.
He was daydreaming as normal human do. Clairvoyant, foresee, fortune telling, vivid dream, lucid dream and many more to call.
It is now and future, not past!!!!!!!
Here are 2 facts about alantis:
1 Plato mentioned it once
2 Millions of people seem to think they know where is was and how it was destroyed
Speculation and collabarative fiction can be fun, but lets not bring the whole "fact" thing into it.
Originally posted by yamez
My thought of Atlantis is.... It was named such because of where it was located; the Atlantic ocean. I'm sure everyones heard of the fact that all of Earths continent's used to touch, well I was taught that Atlantis was the link. .
and if Atlantis is the missing piece
why is it that the americas fit very nicely into Africa/Europe already ?
Originally posted by Nygdan
Originally posted by malice_devious
hes psychic and i think it was in the twenties that he predicted that the entrance or at least a part of atlantis would be discovered. and he was right!
No, he was wrong. Atlantis nor a portion of it didn't resurface. People realized that there was 'beachrock' off the coast of bimini, in a formation tht seems to follow an older coastline. The structure is a naturally occuring structure.