posted on Dec, 4 2007 @ 03:00 AM
I know all the references about the Pillars of Hercules which existed from before Plato and post also. And I have copies of the manuscrits and codices
of the original authors, from the times before to Solon, and the conlusion is that no exist none doubt of which the Pillars of Hercules of the
Atlantis narration from Plato's Timaeus and Critias are the same Gibraltar Strait.
No is important if have existed (or no) other Pillars of Hercules, before the Homer's times, in other sites from Mediterranean or Sea Black, the only
really important is which in the Solon's times, the Greek located the Pillars of Hercules en Gibraltar. The proofs? are several...
1. Hecatheus, in the Solon's times (very little after death of Solon) located to Pillars of Hercules in Iberia, in his description about the regions
and lands of the Iberia, were he located Tartessus and others cities as Mastia, together to Pillars of Hercules.
2. The Timaeus and Critias description located to Pillars of Hercules in the Atlantic Pelagus (Atlantikous Pelagous).
3. Poseidon divided the Atlantis Nêsos (island/peninsula/delta/insular-land/alluvial-land/fluvial-land, etc.) in ten regions or provinces and one of
the ten regions was called Gadeira and was very near to Pillars of Hercules.
1. The Greek presence in Iberia is well know from the Mycenaeans times, and after, from the centuries VIII-VII because the quantity of the archaic
Greek potters and other archaeological evidences is very big in several ancient cities as Gadeira (Gades) and Onuba (Huelva).
2. Around the ends of the century VII and beginings of the century VI (almost 70 years before the visit of Solon to Sais), the Greeks founded in
Iberia the colony Emporiôn (Ampurias, Gerona).
Conclusion: If was true which the Greeks are moving the Pillars of Hercules towards the Western regions, according they discovered news regions, then,
is evident which the Greeks, from before the Solon's times, have already moved the Pillars of Hercules towards Iberia.
The myth of the Pillars of Hercules, ocurred in the ends of the Mycenaens times, is pre-Homer, and in these times, the ancient Greeks had frequent
contacts with Iberia, as have appeared sufficient archaeological evidences of origin Mycenaean in several places Iberia, and interestingly, most of
the evidences have been found in regions that are after the Gibraltar Strait, as Seville, Cordoba , Extremadura and Portugal.
The Egyptian priests, referring to the place where the Pillars of Hercules (besides them in the mouth of the Atlantic pelagus) told Solon: 'you named
as the Pillars of Hercules', and the facts, ie palaeographical proofs , and the archaeological proofs show that these Pillars of Hercules that the
Greeks of Solon's times knew, they could only be the Pillars of Hercules between Iberia and Maourousia (Morroco), ie, the current Gibraltar Strait
because, in addition to being located at Atlantic Pelagus, and be very near a region of the Atlantis Nêsos, which was called Gadeira (Cadiz), the
Greeks of Solon's times, possessed colonies in Iberia, at least from some 70 years earlier, and their businesses extended until the parties or
regions Iberia after being close, as evidenced by the archeology.
Therefore it does not matter at all whether it may have existed other Pillars of Hercules, before the Hesiodus or Homer's times, or even if there
were other Pillars of Hercules in times after Plato, the only thing that really is important for proper identification Atlantis is the geographic
location of the Pillars of Hercules in Solon's times, and the facts show that this location was the same that the classical tradition has left until
today, through the vast majority of references, ie the Gibraltar Strait...