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Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by intrptr
They are never going to find Atlantis, it doesn't exist
LOL and how do you know that. There are examples of cities that people thought didnt exist and have now been found.....
Originally posted by drphilxr
reply to post by NeoVain
Cayce said that Atlantis would first rise in '68- and that's when the
Bimini Road was found underwater in the same general region.
I however subscribe to the school of thought that Atlantis is still
"operational" under the Antarctic ice, rediscovered by the 'losing side' of WW2...
Originally posted by Imagewerx
reply to post by OGOldGreg
Lots of people have "actually" found Atlantis just about every where you care to name. Wasn't it even thought to be in the Solent just off Portsmouth by one researcher?
Originally posted by IndianaJoe
If this is real it will be the most important find of all time, even if it's not Atlantis. Monumental construction dating back to the last ice age would be insane, if not totally impossible. There is some evidence of hunter gathers working on monumental communal worship sites that date to around 11,000 years ago (which is in itself astounding).
If they actually found anything the structure would so ancient that it may be the very first thing human beings ever built. They wouldn't be just old, the structures would redefine old: the last ice age was about what 11,500 (or more) years ago—a staggering 7,000 years before the Great Pyramid, and more than 6,000 years before Stonehenge first took shape. The construction would predate villages, pottery, domesticated animals, and even agriculture.
I am super skeptical. Apart from the whole lack of media coverage, rehashed story from a decade ago and non existent credentials of the people who are claiming discovery, the notion of finding a sphinx seems highly artificial. The sphinx probably predates Greek culture and probably has roots to Summerian culture, Sumer goes back to about 4,000 b.c., to be conservative lets say 5,000 b.c. I find it impossible to believe that the concept of a sphinx, lasted unchanged, for 4,500 years based on oral tradition alone. (Sumer didn't invent cuneiform to 1,000 B.C.)
The idea of knowledge being spread through documents makes no sense because though a document could transfer the concept of a sphinx, unaltered, over a greater amount of time, you would need to suppose that people could read the document. How was the knowledge transferred by written word to cultures who couldn't read or write. A system of writing would be visible, much much earlier, in the archaeological/historical record if the sumerians learned about sphinxes from ancient documents.
To illustrate my point, think of the game telephone. Do you think its logical that the description of a "sphinx" was orally transferred generation to generation, for minimum of 4,500 years without the description of a sphinx changing. I feel like the whole sphinx tagline was just added to the story to make it more appealing to people. Under closer inspection I feel that the sphinx claim actually shows how unlikely to be true this claim really is. Their claims touch on everything from the Olmec to the Cuban missile crisis, they are literally pulling at straws to grab the attention of as many people as possible. It should be noted that Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzk are married and own a company called Advanced Digital Communications, this is nothing more than a scam to have people invest into a sham company so this couple can sip drinks in Cuba without fear of extradition.edit on 19-2-2013 by IndianaJoe because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NeoVain
Atlantis Found: Giant Sphinxes, Pyramids In Bermuda Trianglewww.riseearth.com(visit the link for the full news article)
Atlantis found in Bermuda Triangle Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle.
Originally posted by Kitora
I'm very skeptical of these sources. Seemingly amazing discoveries like these always end up on shoddy blogs with poor images and written with huge leaps.
If any other websites report on this, somebody please post it.
If there are indeed pyramids and "several sphinxs" on the ocean floor, I will be completely amazed.