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“Het bewijs dat suggereert dat het verhaal van Atlantis niet louter fictie, een fabel of mythe is, stapelt zich op,” vertelt de Cubaanse archeoloog Georgos Diaz-Montexano. Hij zocht de afgelopen vijftien jaar naar Atlantis, maar is niet betrokken bij het onderzoek in Zuid-Spanje. “Atlantis bevindt zich niet precies waar de CSIC (Spaanse Hoge Raad voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, red.) nu zoekt, maar is in de buurt.”
According to Mr Sarmast the latest evidence matches exactly the detailed description of Atlantis given by Plato.
"There are about 60 specific points that match Plato's account," he said. "How can you explain away a bunch of coincidences like this?"
The finding of wooden fragment inside Ravne tunnel complex in November 2007 was welcomed with enthusiasm by the foundation APBPS. The permanent archaeologist of the foundation, Mr. Andrew Lawler, has taken two samples of the wooden fragment and has sent them to two different laboratories in Kiel, Germany and Oxford, UK; while a third sample of the wooden fragment has been sent by Dr. Muris Osmanagic and Eng. Goran Cakic to another laboratory in Gliwice, Poland. In order to assure reliable results of the laboratory analysises every team worked independently and none of the three laboratories has been informed that another laboratory is performing the C-14 dating of the same wooden fragment.
The results are:
1. The Polish laboratory of the Silesian Institute in Gliwice estimated the age of the wooden fragment 34,000 BP. The polish team was very surprised by the result, because never before the radiocarbon dating procedure of a wood fragment has obtained such result in their laboratories. The oldest sample of wood they have tested so far was 5,000 years old. When Dr. Anna Pazdur and Dr. Andrzej Rakowski visited the underground tunnel complex Ravne they have declared that according to their opinion “Ravne is the oldest underground tunnel complex in European history".
Prof. Anna Pazdur C-14 Report
2. The Leibniz-Laboratory for Radiometric Dating and Stabel Isotope Research of Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany, estimated an age of 31,000 BP. As expected, the German laboratory has achieved the C-14 dating of the sample very professionally, affordably and fast.
Andrew Lawler C-14 Report (Leibnitz-Laboratory for Radiometric Dating, Kiel, Germany)
3. The Research Laboratory for Archaeology and History of Art, University of Oxford,UK, firstly replied that they are not able to achieve radiocarbon dating of the sample because their laboratory instruments were out of use (damaged). Afterwards, even if the sample they have received was of same quality and quantity like those sent to Germany and Poland, the laboratory of the University in Oxford started to claim that the sample they have received is not organic material, but just soil and non-organic material, and later they added that nothing left of the sample they were testing…(?).
Answer of the Laboratory of Archaeology at Oxford University
Despite the “impossibility” of the Research Laboratory at Oxford University of determining the age of the wooden fragment found in Ravne tunnel complex, we are satisfied with seeing other laboratories which are very capable of doing it.
And the results are sensational:
We have the evidence of intelligent human activity in the heart of the Balkans, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Visoko, dating more than 30,000 years ago!
According to Herodotus, King Arganthonios ruled Tartessia for 80 years, from 630 BC to 550 BC. Much of this Tartessian dynasty is told in legends, so no one knows what part is actually historical. According to legend, the gods caused his birth after his grandmother, a queen of Tartessos, begged them to give her a male heir to the throne. Since the gods favored the enemies of the Tartessians, they delayed at most the petition, but after realizing she would lose faith in them, granted her request. Nevertheless, they came up with a cruel scheme. Arganthonios, as he was named, would mature every 2 years, making him live twice as much as a normal human being. His name derived from the fact his skin was silvery in color. He is said by the Greeks to have lived for 120 years while others state that he lived a longer 150 years. His empire consisted of all of Andalucía and extended to the Cabo de la Nao (a cape east of the Costa Blanca, south of the Gulf of Valencia).......
Originally posted by lostinspace
I believe the Phoenicians were the ones who promoted the Atlantis legend in Egypt and it may have come from one of them living in Egypt long before Solon’s visit.
The commerce of the ancient world was gathered into the warehouses of Tyre. "Tyrian merchants were the first who ventured to navigate the Mediterranean waters; and they founded their colonies on the coasts and neighbouring islands of the Aegean Sea, in Greece, on the northern coast of Africa, at Carthage and other places, in Sicily and Corsica, in Spain at Tartessus, and even beyond the pillars of Hercules at Gadeira (Cádiz)".