reply to post by Mad Simian
Hi Mad Simian
You wrote: QUOTE - "The exact line, according to most translations I've read, is that Atlantis was an "island the size of a continent". 1)It
was literally a humongous island similiar in size to Greenland or Australia
2) It was a [ ...] big island [...] that had the equivalent political, military, and economic might of an entire continent at its disposal.
Going by the subsequent descriptions of Atlantis' societal structure ..., it seems Plato more than likely meant Interpretation 2.
Also, he later states that beyond Atlantis lies "the way to other Islands, and from these one could pass to the whole of the Opposing Continent....if
Atlantis and this landmass beyond it were BOTH continents, why would he have bothered calling Atlantis an 'Island' in the first place then
contrasting it with the 'true' continent beyond it?
[...] this is actually a pretty accurate geographical description of what lies within the Atlantic Ocean between the Strait of Gibraltar & N America
(including the existence of the North American Continent itself).
So we have some interesting facts ref 'Atlantis' stated here by Plato who seems to be speaking of a continent size Island ('larger than the whole
of Libya and Asia-minor put together') which lay beyond some islands already known (e.g. the Azores) but before 'the whole of the opposing Continent
beyond...' which sounds alot like what we call North America to-day.
Since the ancient Phoencians, the ancient Greeks and the ancient Egyptians (as well as possibly the Hittites etc.) all were familiar with the
'Pillars of Hercules' in antiquity and where they lay (we still see the remains of ancient Phoenecian Tin mines off the coast of Cornwall in the UK)
it seems that Plato IS referring to a large Island or group of large islands that lay beyond the Azores -
It is possible that many Caribbean islands e.g. Bermuda, Jamaica, and Hispaniola & Cuba etc. are the smaller remains of what were the tops of much
larger mountainous islands c. 10,500 years ago (when the ocean levels were approx. 1000 feet lower than where they are to-day) - and this would
account for many of the local modern words and place-names in central America (e.g. in ancient Mayan Central America, Guatemala & Mexico etc,) using
derivations of the root for ATLANTIS
e.g. MazATLAN, or TuTLAN or TinochtITLAN etc. where the ATL or ATLAN root is encoded into ancient Amerindian place names, gods & words.
It seems that the proto-Olmecs and cvery earliest Mayan root-cultures may have had their cultural beginnings after 10,500 BCE when the 'parent root
race' of these later peoples endured rising sea levels and other devastating natural catastrophes in antiquity (possibly several over several
thousand years with all the major earth changes taking place c. 10,500 BCE to at least 3,500 BCE).
The massive Mayan (and later Aztec) stone temples with their highly accurate 365 day solar stone steps in the form of a giant solar calendar though
physically built after 200 CE may well have been the result of later re-building of earlier pyramid like structures that may well have been originally
'Atlantean' in design - and may lay underneath the existing structures.
That plus the fact that only about 40% of these ancient central American stone monuments have actually been escavated to - date.
Edgar Cayce's infamous Bimini Stone Steps in the Caribbean seem to point to very ancient man made structures (c. 10,500 BCE) which are clearly NOT