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Originally posted by Essan
Plato's Atlantis is a myth in the same way that Tolkien's 'Middle Earth' is a myth.
Should we be seeking the real Mount Doom? Did the Elves leave Middle Earth - Europe - for a new life in North American? And is this the origin of the Clovis culture?
edit on 26-9-2010 by Essan because: typo
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by SLAYER69
Considering that there are Portuguese oral traditions that kept the original names (confirmed in written accounts) for 1000 years or more, that some Portuguese villages have names that go back 2000 years or more (with some story behind it), I think that there would be a relatively large number of versions of such an old story, with variations according to the place where those versions started.
Originally posted by Ruffian
I have read that Plato took his story of Atlantis from secret knowledge given to him as an inititate into the Egyptian mysteries. We also have Madame Blavatsky, and countless others that claim the true knowledge of prehistory. I guess this will all remain shrouded in mysticsm and psuedo speculation for a long while.
Originally posted by Dr Cosma
I had an idea. You know what if Atlantis never existed at all.
What if Atlantis is an ideology of something TPTB want to create.
Its a thought.....
Jeffrey Rose, an archaeologist and researcher with the University of Birmingham in the U.K., says that the area in and around this "Persian Gulf Oasis" may have been host to humans for over 100,000 years before it was swallowed up by the Indian Ocean around 8,000 years ago. Rose's hypothesis introduces a "new and substantial cast of characters" to the human history of the Near East, and suggests that humans may have established permanent settlements in the region thousands of years before current migration models suppose.