reply to post by Anonymous ATS
Its great that there is all this discussion about atlantis and the potential location of the lost civilisation and what could have become of it but I
think the important thing to remember is the source.
Plato is the ONLY original source for any information relating to Atlantis and he uses his story of atlantis to describe a war, and to depict the city
state of Athens as leading an alliance against the atlantians who were intent on invading the lands east of the pillars of hercules.
He explains that the atlantians divine nature began to fade away, this we assume led to the start of the war and the demise of Atlantis due to the
displeasure of Zues etc etc.
Plato is describing a clash between a wealthy and powerful civilisation against an alliance led by his native Athens, it has been deemed likely that
he was merely making a point about displeasing the gods through immoral living, greed and excess.
I think what is interesting though is that when you actually start to look for a potential Atlantis there is a surprising number of candidates,
Santorinas probably being the likliest (btw for those who posted before its not that an extra 0 was added to the years passed intentionally, its a
common mistake made when translating eqyptian to greek).
I think what it shows is our current level of civilisation and social structure is by no means unique or by any means limited to recent history, the
earth is 5.5billion years old and has reportedly been able to sustain (early)life for the last 4.2 billion years if not longer. We can reliably trace
back history to 3300bc provided by the egyptians and hebrews.
Humans or homo sapiens are beleived to have been around for 100,000yrs and before that hominids (or a human like species) have been dated back 4 - 6.6
million years... so quite simply we have had plenty of time to build our pyramids and cities.
Anyway the point i'm actually getting to is having read page upon page of idea's, fantasy and fact about Atlantis, coverups and alien visitors i'd
think about the following...
If in 200 years we have gone from using sailboats and horse and carts to present day space flight and electric cars what exactly happened in the
96,700 years prior to that? Surely there is scope for many Atlantis's over many tens of thousands of years? Ice ages, impact events, super eruptions
and earthquakes have all shown that they have the ability to disrupt and destroy species/civilisations, are we not naive to beleive that we, in this
age, are the first to accomplish the social and technical position we currently enjoy?
I'd be surprised.