posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 04:47 AM
The most believable location for Atlantis is Indonesia. The islands forming this country are the only remaining sections of a much larger land mass
that sits below less than 100m of water that is murky, and full of volcanic sediment of the type said to cause the seas after the destruction of
Atlantis to be "impassible". Krakatoa is the dominant caldera in the most volcanically active region on the planet - at the mouth of the region, so
With Atlantis described as a temperate climate in which agriculture could be practiced year-round, you must look for a place with monsoonal weather
patterns. Where rainfall can support plant growth at all times. This is not the Med and its desert climate. Additionally, you must look for a region
where elephants were indigenous and capable of being domesticated, because the Atlanteans used them as beasts of burden as shown in their artwork.
There are only two places on the planet where the elephant is native - Asia and Africa, and the only ones domesticated are Asian.
People look at the swallowing of Atlantis as being from a mega-tsunami. It is more likely, since the destruction is placed at the end of the last Ice
Age, that it was caused by a rising sea level caused by the melting of polar ice caps and glaciers set upon by a layer of ash sent into the air by a
massive volcanic explosion - a Supervolcano. This was an extinction level event, destroying many species including the Wolly Mammoth and the
Sabretooth Tiger. The aforementioned land mass, larger than Libya and Asia Minor, South of Asia, has been proven to have been above sea level before
the Ice Age, and would have required less than a 75m rise in sea level to have completely vanished into the ocean. A continent swallowed by the sea,
in other words.
Plato's description of the "Ocean of the Atlanteans" is misleading, because in those times, the "Atlantic Ocean" referred to the entire body of
water surrounding the Earth from the Pillars on around. There was no recognized split into Atlantic and Pacific. This causes one to have to completely
reconsider the geographic directions Plato was describing.
The Atlantic civilization, like any empire destroyed, led to its surviving citizens traveling the world in all directions and doing what humans do
after losing their home - recreate it somewhere else. The similarities in building design, temples and worship, irrigation systems and art styles
between what is portrayed as Atlantis and Egypt point to Atlanteans having set up there. The depiction of the elephant on totems in Incan and Aztec
societies, where the elephant is not indigenous, worshipped, or used as a beast of burden, seems to suggest that these civilizations have icons,
building design, and ideology directly in line with that of Atlantis. That, and the use of futuristic technology such as the sundial and the first
calendars, which would be consistent with the ahead of their time nature ascribed to Atlantis, can only mean that these civilizations came about as a
direct result of the castaways of Atlantis recreating their civilization wherever they went.