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A Medici map of 1351 contained seven islands off the Portuguese
coast which were arranged in groups of three. There was the
southern group or the Goat Islands (Cabreras); there was the middle
group or the Wind or Dove Islands (De Ventura Sive de Columbis);
and there was the western island or the Brazil Island (De Brazil). On a
Catalan map of 1375, there were three Islands with the names of
Corvo, Flores, and Sao Jorge. It was thought that maybe the Genoese
may have discovered the Azores at that time and gave those names.7
These speculative sightings indicate that there was some ocean
exploration occurring, or at least, there was interest in what lay
beyond confines of continental Europe.
Originally posted by kidflash2008
I think the current thinking is if there was an Atlantis, it was most likely Minoan or Crete. There was a catastrophic volcanic eruption over 3500 years ago in that area. The societies they have found were very sophisticated and quite wealthy. This could be the Atlantis referred to by the ancients, although he added a lot of stuff to his description. He was just wrong about its location.
I find it very difficult to believe that the azores were uninhabited before the 15th century, people had been sailing out there for thousands of years.
So all the evidence points to the country of Atlantis being the americas.
The Azores are lush, green islands situated in an isolated spot of the Atlantic Ocean, where temperatures are mild and change little from season to season. Famed for their thermal springs, crater lakes, caverns, and grottoes that result from ongoing volcanic activity, these islands hold many visual attractions. Like other isolated islands, the Azores have functioned as a natural evolutionary laboratory - most of the native plant species are living fossils, phylogenetically primitive, and related to, though divergent from, the preglacial flora of Europe.