posted on Oct, 6 2010 @ 10:23 PM
As for the Plato story of Atlantis it goes like this. Egyptian priests told Solon who was visiting Egypt at the time and who I think I'm not positive
was Platos grandfather. Once Plato heard it he wrote it down in his own words.
Plato said that the "Civilization" of Atlantis not country, not city but civilization lay outside the Pillars of Hercules not next to it. That
would mean anything that did not touch the meditterranean would be considered outside the pillars of hercules, from north and south America, Africa,
and the north and south poles. Plato also mentioned that Atlantis was a highly advanced culture with advanced mediciene, very gifted architects, and
even had the technology for flying or hovering vehicles. It lay in the Atlantic for which the civilization was named and its capital city was
contructed in a circular fashion that would out to most proficient for irrigation and trading by boat. Yes the Atlanteans traded with many other
cultures besides themselves, the Atlanteans were very adept with boats and seagoing, it was said they even had their own Navy with which had no equal
on the planet. Like someone else mentioned before Atlantis was not just a city, there many cities spread out among country roughly the size Australia
maybe a little smaller. The Atlanteans worshipped Poseidon the God of the sea and had many Statues of him in Atlantis. Also the outer rings of capital
were adorned in precious metals, the outtermost ring being coated with Tin, the next Gold, and the palace itself made out of an ore called Orichalcum.
Which is like a reddish granite and being extremely rare, being worth around $2,000 an ounce.
Now I've gotten this from many books on Atlantis from Plato's account to books from Erich von Daniken, Edgar Cayce, Ignatius Donnelly, etc.