Originally posted by Hanslune
It isn't in Sumerian
Nicotine is available in small amounts in other plants in Europe, Africa and Asia. Retesting of the mummies found that the detection of coc aine
was in error
But what does this have to do with 'Atlantis' being in SA? A culture of the size Plato described would 'covered' an immense area and produce a
great deal of archaeological debris
The Fuente Magna may not be Sumerian, is a true possibility. However, yes, or no, the piece is indeed anomalous, such so it was considered a hoax for
a long time and according to some sources not put on display until 'recently' in 2000.
The scripts depicted are of a style of cuneform and semitic dating some 4000 years.
How does such show up in South America?
Granted, as an anomaly, it could very well be indication of just that; an anomaly, possibly of a bronze age ship lost to sea, ending it's days on the
shores of South America.
It could however, indicate the existence of world trade well before common paradigm.
Thank you for the update on the mummies. I was unaware of findings with nicotine in the old world, nor of any mistakes occurring regarding the coca
You've given me incentive to follow up and verify your detraction. I'll look into following up and post further should I find anything recent
contradicting your statements.
These being examples of 'Atlantis'? Please note my stress of interaction between the Old World and South America. I'm all for the existence of
the mythical Atlantis as described by Plato, but, my expectations are set more to the level that Atlantis = South America/New World as opposed to a
concentrated and organized cultural civilization its own. Thus, I stress examples of supporting evidence of interactions between New World and Old in
antiquity beyond current paradigms as indication that there was indeed such occurring.
'We're sailing for Atlantis', if the statement was ever made in old world antiquity, may have been a broad term for this really huge target of a
continental landmass as far West as could be sailed as opposed to a more precise telling of a specific pinpoint city/empire/culture.
As to questions about the lack of other artifacts in the area; some of this may be accounted for by the several thousands of years of all the things
that happen to things over several thousands of years, plus looting/recycling by later residential cultures, plus all that further looting and hauling
off of gold and silver to be melted down without consideration of historic value by all the wonderful Spanish and Portuguese and other 'explorers'
out for conquest from ~1500 onward.
It's still a very valid question. Why hasn't there been anything found such that would indicate this supposed culture of Atlantis?
Not digging, and not asking questions, and not looking won't find anything, for sure. Looking, digging, asking questions, on the other hand will
find something. What gets found in the course of searching may not be anything related to Atlantis, sure, but, the act of looking alone could produce
significant finds of other cultures that could expand on what we already know about the Maya, Inca, Olmec, Toltec, and/or the many others.