posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 12:43 PM
No atlantis wasnt a pennisula of africa.
Once again, the civilization that was the basis for atlantis was the minoan civilization on thera.
Just read about the therans,and how amazingly advanced they were for thier time and it is readily apperant that they are who plato was writing
The therans had a thiving trade relationship with the egyptians before they dissapeared. It was over a thousand years after the destruction of thera
that plato wrote about atlantis in his allegorical tale.
In the ancient world that thousand years might as well have been the 9000 that plato talks about.
platos tale of atlantis, in the criteas dialogue, has many of the clues to lead to thera.
The ringed harbor he talks about existed on thera. The main harbor was in the cauldera of a previous eruption, and consisted of a central island
surrounded by a concentric ring of islands. This has been attested to by a mosaic found at excavations of akrotiri, the surviving city of thera.
The minoans worshiped the bull in festivals, just as the mythical atlanteans were said to have done.
They had hot and cold running water into their houses as was mentioned in platos story.
They fought with greek pirates, which fits in with platos assertion that they went to war with "athens", an athens that did not exist 9000 years
prior as the dialogue tells the story.
The minoans were so well known as craftsmen, that pharoes of egypt commisioned them to make fine objects for them.
There is even an archeologist that thinks he has found a plaque that indicates that the minoans made the second, formal, ark of the covenant.
i suggest evryone read as much as you can find about the minoan city of thera, and you will likely come over to my point of view.
[edit on 28-8-2009 by punkinworks09]