posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 02:07 PM
Originally posted by RedShirt73
Just a theory but what if atlantis was above water during the last ice age. Once the ice dams broke a tsunami of water destroyed any and all
civilizations that lived on these islands. This would explain the story of atlantis getting wiped out in one day.
We know that large scale catastrophes can happen. We're a lot more used to that idea these days, since we've seen what can happen with earthquakes
and tsunamis and meteorite strikes. Even Plato knew about asteroid and meteor strikes, since he himself says in Timeas
Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father's chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was
upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt. Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving
in the heavens around the earth, and a great conflagration of things upon the earth, which recurs after long intervals; at such times those who live
upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore.
If I was going to guess, I tend to agree with those scientists who say Earth was hit by a pretty good meteorite strike at the beginning of the Younger
That caused all kinds of problems, including a shake-up in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which essentially shifted a large magma pocket and dropped
the large island there down into a pocket, leaving nothing much but the mountain tops. Tsunamis rushed in from all sides and flooded everything, but
resulted in surprisingly little damage to the lands surrounding the Atlantic. Perhaps the most damage was caused to the islands in the Caribbean,
which curiously have a surface layer only about 12,000 years old. Just the age of the catastrophe.
Just a guess. And the culture of Atlantis didn't have laser beams and pyramids. Just some basic agriculture and animal domestication, and a
rudimentary legal structure. Advanced for the time, but not at space man level. Then the story was essentially lost for thousands of years, except
for tiny fragments of myth here and there.
In my opinion. Any identifying artifacts would be extremely difficult to find at this point, buried under mud for eons.
edit on 18-4-2013 by Blue Shift because: (no reason given)