10/28/2008

The Legend of Atlantis

I'm sure some of you have heard of the legend of Atlantis; a great civilization with advanced technology & possibly god-kings residing on an island only to be swept away by the sea. Let's have a look at this fascinating story & the deets on it.

Plato

Atlantis
  • Atlantis is a huge island, consisting of alternating rings of land & sea (circular moats) with a mountain at the center.
  • Atlanteans built bridges to connect the mountain with the rest of the island; a great canal was dug to the sea.
  • Tunnels were carved into the rings of rock so that ships could pass into the city around the mountain; docks were carved from the rock walls of the moats.
  • Every passage to the city was guarded by gates & towers, & a wall surrounded the city's rings.
  • The civilization was powerful: it conquered parts of Libya until Egypt & subjected the people to slavery.
  • In 9600 BC, Atlantis failed to overcome the resistance from Athens & afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea."

The city of Atlantis
Interesting myths
  • The Great Pyramid was built by Ra, a priest from the land of Dar, & engineered by Thoth (Hermes) from Atlantis. This is the supposed time capsule to warn the people of catastrophic changes in the past.
  • Atlanteans are apparently aliens who came to Earth after their planet was destroyed. Crystals play a major role in their lives; they are used for healing, energy generation, even as weapons. The Pyramids of Atlantis were 3 sided & made from crystal.
  • Atlanteans were Hypoboreans, mythical people who originated from the North Pole (I suspect the Taltos from Anne Rice's The Mayfair Witches Saga is related to this race).
Location
This is tricky; among the places rumored to be formerly Atlantis are the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, Antartica & even Mexico. Santorini is another possibility.


Atlantis in the Atlantic Ocean
Proof? Source
  • A pyramid explored by Dr Ray Brown on the sea floor off the Bahamas in 1970. Brown was accompanied by 4 divers who also found roads, domes, rectangular buildings, unidentified metallic instruments, and a statue holding a "mysterious" crystal containing miniature pyramids. The metal devices and crystals were taken to Florida for analysis at a university there. What was discovered was that the crystal amplified energy that passed through it.
  • Ruins of roads and buildings found off Binini Island in the 1960's by the photographed and published expeditions of Dr Mansan Valentine. Similar ruins were also photographed off Cay Sal in the Bahamas. Similar underwater ruins were found off Morocco and photographed 50 to 60 feet underwater.
  • A huge 11 room pyramid found 10,000 feet under water in the mid Atlantic Ocean with a huge crystal top, as reported by Tony Benlk.
  • A 1977 report of a huge pyramid found off Cay Sal in the Bahamas, photographed by Ari Marshall's expedition, about 150 feet underwater. The pyramid was about 650 feet high. Mysteriously the surrounding water was lit by sparkling white water flowing out of the openings in the pyramid and surrounded by green water, instead of the black water everywhere else at that depth.
  • A sunken city about 400 miles off Portugal found by Soviet expeditions led by Boris Asturua, with buildings made of extremely strong concrete and plastics. He said "the remains of streets suggests the use of monorails for transportation". He also brought up a statue.

Possible Atlantic ruins
  • A marble acropolis underwater across five acres of fluted columns raised on pillars.
  • Heinrich Schilemann, the man who found and excavated the famous ruins of Troy (which historians thought was only a legend), reportedly left a written account of his discovery of a bronze vase with a metal unknown to scientists who examined it, in the famous Priam Treasure. Inside it are glyphs in Phoenician stating that it was from King Chronos of Atlantis. Identical pottery was found in Tiajuanaco, Bolivia.
  • Ancient writings from the Aztecs, Myans, Greeks, Egyptians, Spain, India, Tibet, and islands in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans all speak of ancient sunken continents and their connection to them.
  • Human footprints and shoe prints, a perfectly engineered cube, jewelry, a prehistoric animal with a hole in its skull that scientists admit only a bullet could make, a remnant of a screw, and other modern artifacts have been found in layered rock strata geologists admit formed on these objects millions of years ago.
Conclusion
The legend of Atlantis is still being researched upon today; we will always be fascinated by this "mother of all civilizations" & the interesting discoveries will continue to enlighten & shed light on the cultures & beliefs of the ancients.

7 comments:

aMMerZ said...

Hey, a little toast to you, WOW! you such big fan of Greek Ancient Stuff!!
Atlantis, The lost of ancient world, haven't heard for such a long period, & if is truth that their civilization come from another world, should we just believe that Alien do exist in Human World? It must be a great topic to toast, rite??!~hehe~

Rowan said...

Yeah I really believe in aliens & that Atlantis are aliens hehe...

bebelulu said...

Oh My GOd..you Can so READ MY MIND..I was crazy about atlantis when I was in school.I remember buying so many books and read everything on what happened to that lost kingdom.I remember some had descriptions on how it happened.The chaos,the tragedy.It fascinated me a Great Deal.Something about incurring the wrath of the Greek Gods.I didn't know bout the Binini Island though..hmmm.
But that was years ago..And Now,I'm so happy that you wrote this!
Kudos Rowie,Atlantis revisited!

Daoz said...

u changed ur template!it's nice!

i love disney's atlantis.lol.one of my fav animation.

Rowan said...

Thanks Daoz...It took a LONG time to get what I wanted hehe

Sengal said...

wow!its like reading an article from national geography,haha!nice rowan!

is there a possible that the Atlantis were destroyed bcoz of pandora box?well you said it takes 1 night for the kingdom to be wipe out of the map ryt?a mythical stuff like dat oso could b possible causes,hehe,just a thought~

Rwi Hau said...

cool stuff there. i remember i read 'bout the atlantis when i was in high school. atlantis had the most advanced technology back in their days. historians and archaelogists keep pondering on their lost world, on how they could attain such level of technology and engineering. some say the atlantis never actually existed. even the location of the city of atlantis has got these very people scratching their heads. the exact location of the ancient civilization is still a question awaiting answers and has not been able to be pinpointed. one funny thing though. some theorize the lost world of atlantis could have been located on the sundaland, which if translated could mean any where stretching from indonesia to malaysia.