|Corroborating evidence. Atlantis
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Their existence is stated in the Bible and other sources which are hard to doubt. As we detail elsewhere, Tarshish was in reality the same as Punt (Indonesia), even today the world's greatest supplier of tin. So, if Plato is indeed right, we are led to conclude that Atlantis was in fact Indonesia.
The Date of 11,600 Before Present
Plato affirms that the demise of Atlantis
took place "9,000 years before the times of Solon". Now, Solon visited
Egypt at about 600 BC, which adds to a total of about 11,600 BP (Before
Present). Now, this is precisely the date of the cataclysmic ending of
the Pleistocene Ice Age, as given by the geologic record. So, we are led
to conclude that Plato's date is correct, and that the Greek philosopher
indeed knew what he was talking about.
Strabo, the Greek geographer and historian,
tells us that 2,600 years before his time, certain navigants crossed beyond
the Pillars of Hercules, and dealt with the Tartessians. Now, these Tartessians
- who are often identified with the Atlanteans - had, he affirms, written
records of their history that amounted to 7,000 years before their own
time. Again, this adds to a date of about 11,600 BP, precisely as preconized
by Plato for the Atlantean cataclysm, for Strabo flourished in the times
Arnobius, a Christian bishop of the fourth
century AD, told in one of his sermons concerning the catastrophes that
have previously destroyed human civilization, that "ten thousand years
ago, a vast number of men burst forth from the island which is called Atlantis
of Neptune, as Plato tells us, and utterly ruined and blotted out countless
nations." Again, the date given by Arnobius turns out to be precisely the
one of 11,600 BC. Though Arnobius' relation seems to be based on that of
Plato, he had access to sources now lost that apparently confirmed Plato's
disclosure in an independent way.
Manetho, the Egyptian historian, places the
start of the dynasty of the "Spirits of the Dead" 5,813 years before Menes,
the first king of unified Egypt. Now, Menes flourished between 3,100 and
3,800 BC or perhaps, even earlier, as some specialists claim. Again, this
gives a date between 11,000 and 11,600 BC, in close agreement with the
one given by Plato. It is quite probable that the "Spirits of the Dead"
of Manetho were indeed the survivors of the Atlantean cataclysm, the same
dead ancestors that the Romans called Lemures or Lares.
The Hindu traditions on the
as well as the similar ones of the Persians, hold that the eras of mankind
last about 12,000 years each. On the other hand, these and other traditions
maintain that we now enter, in the year 2,000, the final millennium of
the present era, which started just after the demise of Atlantis. So, once
again, we are led to the conclusion that the Atlantean cataclysm took place
between 11,000 and 12,000 years ago.
Codex Troano of the Mayas, translated
by Augustus le Plongeon, the celebrated Mayanist, recounts the tragedy
of Lemurian Atlantis, which sunk away in a terrible cataclysm. It tells
that millions of people died in the cataclysm, and that the event took
place "8,060 years before the writing of this book." Supposing that the
codex was written at about 1,500 BC, the start of the pre-classic Era,
when the Mayan (Olmec) civilization sprung, we get a date for the cataclysm
of about 11,600 BP. This is in perfect agreement with the date given by
Plato. As is known, the Mayas originally came to America from an overseas
paradise called Aztlan which sunk away underseas. Aztlan in visibly no
other thing than Plato's Atlantis. Except that Aztlan was located beyond
the Pacific, rather than the Atlantic Ocean.
Ramayana - the book that tells
the destruction of Lanka by Rama and Hanumant - affirms that this war took
place some 10,000 years before its own times. Now, the experts agree that
Ramayana was written at about 300 BC by Valmiki. Thus, the destruction
of Lanka - which is no other thing than the one of Atlantis - took place
at about 12,000 BP or so, in fair agreement with the date given by Plato.
Hindu traditions affirm that the first
(poetic academy) lasted for 4,400 years. The second one for 3,700 years.
And the third and last one, which ended at about the start of the Christian
era, lasted for 1,850 years. This yields at total of 11,900 BP for the
start of the
sanghams which, tradition holds, began shortly after
the Flood. Considering that the Flood corresponds to the cataclysm that
destroyed Atlantis, this Hindu tradition on the poetic academics confirms
the date of Plato with excellent accuracy.
The end of the Pleistocene Ice Age - the date
of whose closely coincides with the one of 11,600 BP given by Plato for
Atlantis' demise - also marks the rise of agriculture, of city-building
and of the Neolithic both in the Old and the New Worlds. According to a
universal tradition, civilization was brought just about everywhere by
white, blond, blue-eyed, titanic giants. These giants are no other than
the Atlanteans fleeing their destroyed Paradise and moving into their new
homelands in order to make a fresh start. As if to confirm this worldwide
tradition, it is at this date that we start to find fossil skeletons of
Cro-Magnoid men, so often equated with the Atlanteans. And these are found
precisely the sites connected with the rise of the Neolithic and of Civilization
Arthur Posnansky - the German-Bolivian archaeologist who
long studied Tiahuanaco, the site of origin of the Incan civilization of
Peru and Bolivia - concluded that this region of the Andes was formerly
a seaport which suffered an uplift of about 3,000 meters. This cataclysm
happened at about 11 or 12 thousand years ago, precisely the epoch of the
Bruce Heezen, the famous oceanographer of
the Lamont Geological Observatory, showed that sea-level underwent a rise
of about 100 to 150 meters worldwide at about 11,600 BP. This rise resulted
from the meltwaters of the Ice Age glaciers that covered a substantial
portion of the continents in the temperate regions of the world and which
were up to a few kilometers in thickness.
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I.e. in Indonesia
. If this hypothesis is to hold water, why is there NO significant archaeological finds to show any evidence of significant metallurgy in the area at such a time. Traces of such complicated technology must have survived, as there is evidence for smelting in areas where things were far less advanced.
David, the answer to your question is quite simple. Academia is built on a house of cards when it comes to both finance and history. The accepted theory noted above, concerning civilization coming in the form of blue eyed white men is evidence of that. All the real evidence points to Abraham and Sarah being East Indian, and it's not beyond the bounds of reality that they were. But say that to any fanatical Christian, and they want to crucify you. No pun intended. fact is, it upsets the apple cart that they have created in order to have us all believe that they know what they are talking about because they attended "the right" college, or were taught by the "most respected" professor. All of that is simply crap. Any man of science who closes his eyes to the possible realities of what is evident is a self-centric egotistical fool, regardless of education. You wouldn't know anyone like that in higher education would you? *smile*
Why is it the ones who dont believe in Atlantis are usually immature and hostile towards those who do...it doesnt lend credibility to any believe system to defend it with belligerence, and ignorance. There is not radio-isotopic anything that can prove the age of a mountain as rock is virtually un-datable by any devices yet known to man. This is why geologists still date things by layers and sediments.
Besides how do you date the age of a mountain? Which are of the mountain would yield the most recent date? It's an absurd and immature idea to think you can date a mountain sample, even if you believe in the convential(and wrong) mountain building theories out there. Do you know that in 1950 roughly half of all geologists were still unconvinced that Continental drift was correct?
These are trained scientists, and in fact the man who coined the theory of continental drift later admitted it was an incorrect theory.
Three Of Five, 02/11:
Bulshit, the Andes mountains took million years to rise from the sea level, anda not just few thousnad years. Geologic radioisotope dating proves this!
In MAHABHARAT krishna had settled in aport state to escape from war.this port state was called DWARKA.Said to be most flourshed state of its time .its pillars wre studded with jewels.and astronishingly this state vanished into sea after death of krisna after mahabharat war.
Reason sea flooded into the city.