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Was This Atlantis?
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
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Archaeological evidences.


ince the release of “Atlantis - The Antediluvian World” written by Ignatius Donnelly in 1882, one of the main arguments against the theory of the physical existence of Atlantis was that there was no proof or evidence, that highly advanced civilization could have existed as far back in time. Yet, researchers and scientists must each time, when they again found evidence that humans existed at an earlier date as they thought, archaeologically review their calendars and postpone the time of the early civilizations. Our ancestors were obviously more advanced than we thought. A good example was the man that was found in the Alps between Austria and Italy. He had tools on him that he was not supposed to possess. Another discovery was made in 1940 in North America, where we found a mummy, whose age was originally estimated at 2'000 years, but a recent dating situated it to 7'400 the years before Christ. The most astonishing aspect of this finding was that the mummy was wearing moccasins and clothing woven mechanically with plants growing in marshy place. This finding shows that there were people in North America who could make clothing mechanically. It also shows that we should stop assuming that we would be the only civilization which existed; stop assuming that every previous civilization was necessarily less advanced than ours. We must, in addition, keep in mind that each civilization is going to decline after having reached its height. In addition it's not impossible that events, such as those who had caused the disappearance of Atlantis, are much more frequent then they want us to believe.

There was a group of 70 researchers, scientists and adventurers of the “Pepperdine” university of Los Angeles, which had published some years ago, a document called the “The History of the Golden Ages.” In this document1, from which follow below some short excerpts, they revealed the existence of more than thirty ruins, pyramids, domes, paved roads, rectangular buildings, columns, canals and other constructions at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, from the Moroccan coast to the Bahamas.

Ruins and traces found:

  • A pyramid, explored by Dr. Ray Brown, in the region of the Bahamas in 1970. Mr Brown was accompanied by four other divers, who did find not only roads, domes, rectangular buildings, but also instruments made of unknown materials. The pyramid contained a crystal ball, having a property at least strange; it contained miniature pyramids in the interior.

  • A city was found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Spain by the expedition of Dr. Maxine Asher in 1973.

  • Ruins of roads and buildings have been photographed off the Bimini Islands in 1960 by an expedition of Dr. Manson Valentine. Similar ruins were found off the coast of Cay Sal in the Bahamas.

  • Similar ruins were found at a depth of twenty meters off the coast of Morocco.

  • In Tiajuanaco, Bolivia, a calendar was found which showed the exact position of the planets of 27'000 years ago, which represents 20'000 years before the writing of current history books started.

  • Dr. David Zink found in 1957 off the Bahamas, a stylish marble block embedded in a building and pierced by a wick and a column of stone that looked issuing energy.

  • Captain John Alexander had found a port complex offshore islands of Bimini.

  • The deep sea exploration submarine, the “Aluminaut” has discovered at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean a well maintained road whose surface was made of magnesium oxide, which ran from Florida to South Carolina.

  • Captain Reyes Miranga took video of buildings in the form of temples, statues, wide curved boulevards, with smaller boulevards leaving perpendicular like the spokes of a wheel.

  • A pyramid, high as a building of eleven floors, had been found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of over three thousand meters. Furthermore, this pyramid would have a summit of crystal.

  • Several thousand square meters of white marble ruins, or materials like it, were found by Liecesaer Hemingway on the sloping bottom of the ocean off Cuba.

  • Several pilots reported seeing a mysterious dome in the clear waters of the Straits of Florida.

  • Russian expeditions would have found ruins on the Bank of Ampere, which would have been destroyed by lava.

  • The expedition of P. Cappellano in 1981 had discovered mysterious ruins with strange symbols on the bottom of the Atlantic off the Canary Islands.

  • A huge pyramid had been found by the expedition Marshall at a depth of 45 meters off Cay Sal, Bahamas. The surrounding waters were mysteriously lit by a white and transparent water leaving openings in the pyramid, surrounded by green water, instead of dark water as elsewhere in the region.

  • A foundation of twenty by thirty-two meters was photographed off the Andros Island.

  • The expeditions of the Russian Boris Asturna found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, 650 km from Portugal, a submerged city. This city had buildings made of extremely strong concrete and a kind of plastic. Then there were remains of roads, which seems to have been designed for transport by monorail.

  • A column of two meters in the form of a spire from a double base, which had the shape of a spiral, was found on the ocean floor by Dr. William Bell in 1958. Photos of this column showed a light leaving perpendicularly from the base of this column.

  • Pillars were found on the ocean floor by Robert Fero and Michael Grumley in 1969. A part of it had been cut from a non identified rock type and that exists nowhere on Earth.

  • It's Dr. Manson Valentine who have explored a road off the Bahamas.

  • Rebikoff Dimitri had observed, using a submarine platform equipped with a special lenses, ruins surrounding a source of fresh water.

  • The ruins of an ancient city have been found off the island Ponape.

  • Other similar remains were found 45 miles off Easter Island.

  • A road in ruins on the island Rarotonga goes lost several miles into the Pacific Ocean, then seems to emerge in a straight line on another island!

  • Professor Menzies, from Duke University, had photographed the ruins of an ancient civilization at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, between Peru and Tahiti. Among these ruins there was a column equipped with unknown hieroglyphics.

  • Professor Menzies had also found in 1966 ruins at a depth of 2'000 meters on the Nazca Ridge off the coast of Peru in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Cores made in 1957 southern of islands of the Azores, where the Atlantic Ocean has a depth of over three thousand meters, noted the existence of freshwater plants in this area, which grew normally in the marshes.

We have among these findings made by serious people, unfortunately also a black sheep, named Paul Schliemann, little son of Heinrich Schliemann, discrediting all others, and archeology in particular. This gentleman, enjoying the fame of his grandfather, said in an article published in 1912 in Hearst newspapers, that his grandfather, who was interested in Atlantis long ago, would shortly before his death in 1890, left a sealed envelope to the family member who was interested in the cause of Atlantis. Paul Schliemann had said that his grandfather had an hour before his death added to this envelope a non-sealed annexe with the mention: “Break the vase with the owl head! Study the content! It concerns Atlantis.” Paul said that he had opened the letter, which was filed with a French bank, in 1906. He had learned only then that the vase would have an inscription: “Belonging to the King Chronos of Atlantis.” This vase contained bones, clay tablets and some objects made of an unknown metal. According to Paul Schliemann, his grandfather would also have examined a vase coming from South America, which contained items of an unusual metal alloy. All these objects, on the other hand, were identified as being false, once the article by Paul Schliemann had been published.

Another rather strange find was a crystal skull. Although we can not give its age, nor give it any connection with Atlantis, the Atlantean way of using crystals for about everything still leaves the question open whether the skull is not of their time.

The crystal skull:

In ancient times, our body and mind were highlighted in a crystalline structure and this is why they copied parts of the body and especially the skull in crystal. The most intriguing piece that has ever been discovered so far, is the skull found by Anna, daughter of the British explorer Mitchell-Hedges. She was the one who found the skull on the day of her 17 years, when she had been entitled to participate in excavations in the Maya city of Lubaantun in Belize. In this skull was missing, however, the lower jaw, which was found three months later 8 meters away. There is some gossip however which claims that the skull was purchased at Sotheby's in 1943 for the sum of 400 pounds.

The skull itself, made from a single block of pure rock crystal and unusually large, measures 17 centimeters long, 12 centimeters wide and 12 centimeters tall and weighs about 5 kilos. Its dimensions are about the same as that of a human with perfect and astonishment details. Then according to the characteristics of the eye orbits, it would be a female skull. It was in 1970 that the museum curator Frank Dorland was granted by Mitchell-Hedges to analyze the skull. It was then analyzed by a team of scientists specialized in crystallography from the laboratories of Hewlett Packard in California. These tests, which still had lasted six months, showed that the skull and lower jaw were not only cut from the same block of crystal, but had been without taking account of the natural crystal axes. Even to this day in crystallography, it's essential to first determine the crystal axes, because cutting a crystal without taking into account the axis, as the former had done, will with our today's technology result in the destruction of the crystal. The former, who had made this crystal skull, apparently mastered a technique such that they apparently did not need to take account of such criteria. The unknown artist did not use metal tools, there was no trace of metal tool, nor traces of metal, not even after a microscopic analysis. The crystal used was too hard to have been carved with metal tools. Very fine traces suggested to Dorland that the skull was first cut in a comprehensive manner from a block of crystal by means of diamonds, then he was worked with sand. This theory poses however a problem, the work should have taken at least 300 man-years! That is precisely why a further analysis were made in 2004 with an electron microscope. This demonstrated that the skull had been mechanically machined and remains for the time being classified as a forgery. The microscopic marks are straight and perfectly spaced out and not at random as the result of a manual action should have. Executed as is, even to this day, working with a diamond grinding tools is not as perfect, not to mention the accuracy. Because the possibility of reproducing such a skull today, identically with the same optical characteristics, is still to be classified in the domain of unlikely even in the impossible.

This skull does not only focus the light entering through the eyes, but it contains small holes through which you can hang it in perfect balance, such as the slightest breeze balances it. In addition, from time to time, the skull becomes for some unknown reason, cloudy, or a black dot appears in it for a few minutes.

So far, there are altogether 13 of these skulls, which would once united, according to a legend of American Indians, have mystical powers and contain information about the future.

Looking at the list of hits a little closer, we see that there are many regions where the sea has a depth of less than hundred meters. A region where the number of hits is particularly high, is the Grand Banks of the Bahamas. This region has because of this fact been classified for the whereabouts of old Atlantis. But we must however remember that the waters of this region are not very deep and is also very popular for holidays and especially for scuba diving. The large number of amateurs and seasoned professionals in this region, is one of the reasons for these findings. It's well known for finding something, we must seek it first!


One reason among many why there are so many ruins in the waters up to a hundred meters is that the sea level was once over a hundred to hundred thirty meters lower. It should be clear, in the event of rising waters over a hundred years, that the population living in these regions had been forced to move elsewhere and leave their cities behind.

We can easily identify those areas where there should have been cities, towns, villages, ports and other traces of civilization. We can cite among them the Danube delta, which is largely submerged in thousands of square kilometers. Then the other parts of the Black Sea are not to be outdone too, dozens of ancient cities were found almost everywhere on its shores. It's for this reason that some would have found Atlantis in the Black Sea region. It's clear that with a level of the sea a hundred meters down, the one of the Black Sea would also be so and allow the emergence of a large amount of land. In the Danube Delta, we should also expect several thousand square kilometers. This region had, however, not been immersed in twenty-four hours as was the case with Atlantis, but would have had to last a hundred years. It should be clear that people forced to move, could not bring with them the most heavy constructions and should have let them on the spot. It's precisely these abandoned buildings that currently remain there today. We have on the other hand a very large number of coastal regions that remain in the same case as the Black Sea region and the Bahamas, but which are not explored. An example of a poorly explored region is the one of the Indonesian islands. Again we may find traces there of ancient civilization swallowed by the rising waters.

There are however among the clues mentioned above, three who could attest without any doubt that the area of the Azores had emerged and that it was at least three thousand meters higher in the past. There is first a pyramid, secondly the lava solidified in the open air, then the cores showing freshwater plants. On the other hand, this area is today, because of its great depth and its large surface to explore, virtually inaccessible to any meticulous research.

1I, as author of this work, have not been able to verify the existence of this document which is commonly available on the Internet. The information is nevertheless interesting and short excerpts has been included int his book.

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