Was This Atlantis? Wolter Smit  

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Platon and Atlantis.
Cayce and Atlantis.
Its inhabitants, its size.
Its disappearance.
Clues and questions.
The ocean floor.
Raised continents?
An island in the Atlantic?
The gulf stream.
The Poles.
Displacement of the poles?
The place of the impact.
The Biblical Flooding.
References of floods.
Global Warming.
The disappearance, when?
Which period?
Other events.
Planetary Alignments.
Our Planets.
Ancient Egypt.
Cultural similarities.
Astrology and Atlantis.
Memories of past lives.
The Gods went back home.
Our Religions.
Archaeological evidences.
The finding of Dr Brown.
Evidence in the myths.
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Other Information.
The Cayce Readings.
Platon, Critias.
Platon, Timaeus.
Flooding Myths.
Indian Aircraft Techology.
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Was This Atlantis?
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
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Evidence in the myths.


e all know the story of Plato, the dialogues of Timaeus and Critias, where he referred to Atlantis. Since that date, 380 years before Christ, we know the existence of a engulfed country perceived by many of us as a paradise. But Plato was not the only person who spoke of Atlantis. There are other myths and legends that are more or less explicit referencing to a country that once existed, but which no longer exist to this day.

  • A commentator of Plato, Proclus, has said that Crantor has also visited the city of Sais in Egypt, as Solon had done 300 years before him. An Egyptian priest had shown him a pillar of gold, with inscriptions in hieroglyphs, telling the story of Atlantis, just as he did to his famous predecessor.

  • The chronicler of ancient Egypt, Manetho, had confirmed the existence of these pillars and claimed that shortly before the flood, Thoth-Hermes has inscribed on a pillar the ancient wisdom, so it would not be lost in the cataclysm.

  • The contemporary historian of Jesus Christ, Josephus, says that Seth, in order not to lose the wisdom and astronomical knowledge in a disaster, had erected two pillars, a stone and a brick, on which they were enrolled. He said that these pillars existed in the country until Siriad's days. The era of Jesus Christ, then!

  • Plato tells us how the walls of the main city of Atlantis were decorated with silver, gold, bronze and other precious metals. The Atlanteans visibly possessed huge amounts of these metals. They also fully mastered the technology of alloys. Some wonder if the amount of copper and tin from the Bronze Age could have come from existing mines at the time. Legends said that tin came from mysterious islands of tin. Their existence have even been mentioned in the Bible. But if Plato was right, this mysterious island could well have been Atlantis.

  • The historian of ancient Egypt, Manetho, places the beginning of the dynasty of the “Spirits of the Dead” 5'813 years before Menes, the first Pharaoh who unified Egypt. Pharaoh Menes had reigned somewhere between 3'100 and 3'800 years before Christ, which gives us, roughly, the same date that Plato had advanced us concerning the destruction of Atlantis.

  • The Mayan codex, translated by Auguste le Plongeon, tells the tragedy of Lemuria and Atlantis. These islands have disappeared in a terrible cataclysm. They told that there had been millions of deaths and disasters that occurred 8'060 years before writing the story. The story itself was written 1'500 years before Christ, the early pre-classic Maya. Which is roughly the same date as that of the dialogues of Plato.

  • The Bolivien – German Archaeologist, Arthur Posnansky had long studied the site of Tiahuanaco, the Inca civilization of Peru, and concluded that the region was elevated to 3'000 meters in altitude. According to him, the disaster took place from 9'000 to 10'000 years before Christ.

  • The Mayans tell in their myths that they were at the root of a continent called “Atlan”, which they had to leave due to a volcanic cataclysm that had destroyed their country. Some interpretations, however, have found that this “Atlan” should be in the Pacific Ocean.

  • The Celts tell, like many other nations, that they came from a overseas country. This country was destroyed by a terrible cataclysm. This paradise is also called “Island of Glass”, “The Island of Women”, “Avalon”, “Emhain”, “Ys” and so on. The legend of the disappearance of “Ys” is very similar to the accounts of Plato.

  • There is a Greek myth, where Zeus fights furiously with Typhoon. The same myth is told in the Vedas in India, where according to Hindu myth the gods fought the giants. For many, this battle was nothing but a war with the Atlanteans. The allegory of those battles could however be the raging elements, destroying Atlantis with fire (volcanic) and water (the ocean). Even if we assume that the fire was volcanic, this fire could well be that of Zeus and could have come from heaven, so, an asteroid falling (the fire from heaven) into the ocean thus.

  • Indians of the Amazon jungle of Brazil, Tucanos, Desana, Barasanas and others, claiming to come from a paradise drown by a flood. They say they came by boat and have crossed an ocean of milk.

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