Was This Atlantis?|
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
all started from the year 1987, where I had after reading a few books
on this topic started to become interested in the lost continent of
Atlantis. Among the books was “The Mystery of Atlantis”
written by Charles Berliz and published in 1974 by Grosset and Dunlap
inc. (German version ISBN 3-552-02812-9). There was also another
book “Alles über Atlantis; Alte Thesen - neue
Forschungen” written by Otto H. Muck and published in 1976
by Econ Verlag Gmbh (ISBN 3-430-16837-6). It's much later in the
year 1996 that I began to study the subject a little more closely.
It was also that year that I started collecting the data necessary in
order to create a folder of records, such as images, deep sea grids
and altitude data of the continents, descriptions and myths alluding
to a natural disaster or flooding and other general information.
The theory advanced by Mr Otto H.
Muck seems in fact to be that what could have been very close to the
truth and which deserved checking with new data becoming available in
the meantime. It's obvious that since the time that Mr Otto H. Muck
wrote his book until 1997, satellite data has become commonly
available to the public.
The elevation data, available in France at the IFREMER,
allowed me to check some figures and data given by Mr Otto H. Muck.
Then we must realize so far that Mr Otto H. Muck had gathered his
data from the fifties and early sixties. Useless to mention that
those available at the time were rather limited, where some of which
did not correspond at all to today's realities. In this book I will
try to rebuild what Mr Otto H. Muck was trying to do, but giving it
Although Plato was quite accurate in some of his wordings in his
dialogues, I will still allow some margin, especially those about the
size and location of certain elements. We may eventually consider
that a feet had not necessarily the size of now, but should still be
somewhere between 22 and 40 centimeters or so.
We must also take into account evidence that Plato had made in its
dialogues about certain elements, those who are gone, and those who
should still be there. In the latter case we should know what to
look for and not, without excluding other elements from other
sources. I do, on the other hand, not want to consider things about
magic crystals, mysterious energies, black magic, purely religious
and UFO stuff or other similar subjects if they don't explain a
possible natural disaster or one caused by mankind.
I also don't believe that islands, especially large ones, may
disappear into nothingness and that they may disappear leaving no
trace. This sounds like someone trying to commit the perfect crime.
But, no crime is perfect. There must necessarily remain some traces
somewhere. It's however possible that we don't see them because our
current scientific culture does not allow us to believe it, or we
simply have not tried to look for the right things at the right place
and we have not tried to find the things there where it was needed.
However, I spent considerable time by filtering and collecting
data and images needed. I had even to make a program to produce the
maps, as well as a climate simulation program which I used to make a
simple simulation of the global climate, so that climate changes are
fairly realistic and fairly close to what is known about past
climate. It's obvious that this program should also correctly
simulate today's climate as the one of the Ice Age and possibly the
global warming to come. I also had to find a mathematical method to
get the coordinates of the Earth, such as longitude and latitude, to
be in a different location in case of displacement of poles, which
sounds fairly easy but isn't.
All maps and images shown in this book have been generated by
computer and are based on actual data. No data has been invented,
except the corrected maps, in which I had imagined possible changes
to reflect the lowering of the floor of the north Atlantic Ocean and
the rise of some other continents. I had to imagine
this data, since it remains unknown for so far and nobody has
probably a reasonable idea of what might have happened or when the
events took place. We should also see how and how much the sea
floor has been depressed and how continents could have been
moved higher in altitude following a disaster or any other reason why
they may have been brutally displaced.