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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by schrodingers dog
Why do you believe that it is not plausible to find atlantis?
That is not the case at all, though since I am of Greek origin I want to be there.
Seriously, it would be great if Atlantis was found anywhere. But you called yourself a skeptic and as a skeptic there are numerous steps between a few lines on a digital map and the declaration of the finding of Atlantis.
Don't you think?
Originally posted by b4tee4
yeh, wow, and i checked the scale on the bottom left
at about 150 X 120 kilometers, that is one Big City!
or 100 X 80 miles, or so....
i read somewhere a few years ago and then saw two pics,
one of a map, not the piri reis map, another one
a map found in 1500's or so
and then an image of antarctica without the ice
almost identical, peninsulas and all
i cannot find that picture of that map, anyone here know what i am talking about?
Originally posted by YouAreDreaming
This is very interesting, however the scale of the grid at 108 miles kind of defeats it as being an ancient city, as the scale alone is irrational to think a city of that scale could exist at that time.
Also, it's to perfectly rectangular... sonar lines does make the explanation more believable... after all... this is digital imagery, not the real thing we are seeing... all sorts of artifacts man made can exist.
A very cool google artifact, but not Atlantis, at least... not at that scale.
Originally posted by sos37
If you go this link and zoom out to where you can see the left side of Africa and the right side of the U.S. you can easily see what might cause an entire continent to vanish - there's a massive fault line running straight through the mountainous region underwater in a north/south direction.
[edit on 20-2-2009 by sos37]
right, atlantis purportedly was a circular city...maybe this one is its suburb?
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Seemingly in the right area (Plato) but a) it the layout is supposed to be concentric circles (Plato) not rectangular and b) it seems to be a very low topogrpahical area under the sea for having once been above the surface.
I recall some symmetrical (as if man-made) stone found near Bimini years ago that also suggested that Atlantis was there but those were later shown to be natural formations as I recall (similar to a "structure" found off the coast of Japan). This needs to be checked out. Some of the best other theories on the location of Atlantis (not well supported by Plato however) are that it was a city in South America or in the continent of Antartica (but that one would have to have preceded the last pole shift).