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Originally posted by LEAP STICK
reply to post by Skyfloating
So why did you automatically query Atlantis, that would have
been my last thought not the first.
Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") is the name of a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias.
In Plato's account, Atlantis, lying "beyond the Pillars of Hercules", was a naval power that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune".
As a story embedded in Plato's dialogues, Atlantis is generally seen as a myth created by Plato to illustrate his political theories. Although the function of the story of Atlantis seems clear to most scholars, they dispute whether and how much Plato's account was inspired by older traditions. Some scholars argue Plato drew upon memories of past events such as the Thera eruption or the Trojan War, while others insist that he took inspiration from contemporary events like the destruction of Helike in 373 BC or the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415–413 BC.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Oh and can someone tell me when they announced Atlantis was indeed real? Source please.
Originally posted by seagrass
VERY close. If is Ming it is still worth a bunch of money!!!
Originally posted by skeptic1
Looks similar to this (designs), Ming Dynasty Bronze Vase:
For a larger image: Larger photo:
The owner of the object has already taken it to various experts and they couldnt tell him where its from. Hence this thread.
Straight from the Atlantic Ocean