posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 10:30 AM
Originally posted by mamasita
Just throwing some questions around - obviously no one can answer with absolute definaty, so just theories would be interesting.
Was Atlantis a city for the "gods" the Sumerians talked about and gained their independence from?
Quite a bit is known about that area of the world and there are some very good resources son the gods of the Sumerians. Here's an excellent site
that answers many questions:
Wikipedia's summary is also good:
As to your first question, the answer to this is "no" -- as you can see when you read the tablets about their religion and cosmology. They had no
concept of a city, Atlantis, and no legends about a city that sank under the waves... particularly a city of gods. Nor did they have legends about
attacking ancient Athens (because the Sumerian civilization ended almost a thousand years before Athens rose.)
You might also go back and read Plato on Atlantis. I think that some of the things you are talking about are "channeled information" on Atlantis
that came into vogue after 1920 -- quite jarringly wrong when you compare them with what Plato said.
Where are the ancient goldmines and evidence of aliens being here for I think it was 445,000yrs - does anyone have any ideas?
Absolutly none. And you'd have to ask yourself why aliens with vastly superior technology and robotics suddenly swoop down to Earth and create
lifeforms to mine gold ... lifeforms that aren't durable and are cranky and cantankerous and have to be fed... rather than using robots to mine many
of the stars who have a core of gold (true fact!) or picking planets with higher concentrations of gold.
Mines really were sort of "open pits" and "short tunnels" until fairly recently.
Does anyone know the name of the other Atlantis?
There wasn't one. There's no evidence in any ancient writing (other than Plato's fable) that it existed.
I am trying to find the origins of Sumerian language and writing but I can not find anything - it seems to have just appeared. This goes for
the whole civilisation.
You're probably hunting the wrong sites. There's a lot known about them and about previous cultures of the Levant (search for "Levant").
Meanwhile, you can start with the Wikipedia article, which gives a nice summary:
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