Was This Atlantis?|
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
At what place was Atlantis?
was the island Atlantis? At what place was it, if it ever was an
island? We may also ask if Atlantis ever existed outside the mind of
Plato, who could have used the dialogues to describe his students an
ideal state. The latter is however contradicted by the assertions of
the American medium and seer Cayce, who described many times in his
lectures a technically advanced society, but in moral decline. It's
precisely Cayce who, or rather those who have the task of
interpreting his readings, located the island Atlantis north of Cuba
and east of Florida, in other words in the area of the Grand Bank of
Bahamas, where some old remains were found near the Bimini Islands in
It's among others that in 2004 a scientist of the University of
Wuppertal thinks to have found a city, or the remains of a city in
Spain, in the Gulf of Cadiz, on the coast of Andalusia. The
satellite photos, released by NASA, indeed show some structures
belonging to a city destroyed between 800 and 500 years before
Christ. But I don't think that here it could be a question of
Poseidon, the main city of Atlantis, because neither the location nor
the time of its destruction do match. Then we must also consider the
fact that Spain is not an island. It's is however not excluded that
there was a city, which was monitored by one of the kings of
Atlantis. It's a fact that Plato had mentioned that the country's
first king whose name was Eumélos, twin brother of Atlas, had
control of the coast of the island towards the side of the columns of
Hercules, up to the region taht is now known as Gadir (Cadiz).
It was nowhere, Plato used it to illustrate his dialogues.
There, among the places where Atlantis could have existed, is also the
possibility that Atlantis has in fact never existed. This claim is
often made and advanced by many scientists, who say that Plato had
invented the story of Atlantis to describe his students, and
indirectly the Athenians, an ideal state. We can, on the other hand,
ask us why he had brought as much details if he had only wanted to
describe an ideal state. Such details would have been meaningless if
he would have used the dialogues only as an illustration. And in
case that Plato had wanted to describe a hypothetical ideal state, he
certainly would not have insisted on the fact that the story was
true. The assertions of the American medium and seer Cayce on the
island Atlantis contradict also the contention that Plato had only
described in his dialogues a hypothetical ideal state.
It was the island Thera, which was destroyed 3500 years ago.
The island Thera, which today is located 120 km north of the island
Crete, halfway between Turkey and Greece, is that what remains of a
disaster occurred in 1500 BC. It was a volcanic island, or rather a
large volcano, which, like the Vesuvius, tended to have explosive
eruptions. So it was 1500 years before Christ that the cap closing
up the volcano, could not pop out and it's the volcano, and the whole
island with him, which was completely blown.
Many scientists believe that the dialogues of Plato on Atlantis
were originally a volcanic explosion. They manage to prove it by
dividing all the figures forwarded by Plato by ten, hundred or
thousand whenever needed. But this is a bit far-fetched, as divided
by ten, the plain is still 23 km to 35 km, far greater than the size
of the island. We can also ask where they could cram the 126'000 men
of the army on an island as small. Another fact that does not hold
water, is the one that the plain should have been surrounded by
mountains, protecting it from the cold winds from the north. Then
the fact that the island should be in front of the columns of
Hercules, does not fit either.
It was there where is now the Indonesian archipelago.
There are a number of scientists who feel that the engulfed
part, as the picture shows, since the end of the Ice Age of the
Indonesian archipelago would be a good candidate for having harbored
Atlantis. If we look at the area, we can see that the Indonesian
archipelago is formed by the highest parts of a continent which has
since been swallowed up by the melting ice of the Ice Age. The area
is actually large enough to have hosted the Atlantis, especially as
there was and still is volcanic activity. It's also certain that
there were and always are sources of hot and cold water in this
region. What is against the theory of Atlantis in the area of the
Indonesian archipelago, is that this area has obviously been immersed
slowly by the melting ice and not by a brutal decent. Especially
since this area, once emerged, is not an island and no strait can be
seen somewhere which could be called columns of Hercules. We can
also doubt that either Plato or the Egyptian priests may have
confused the Atlantic Ocean with the Indian Ocean. Because we must
be a today's scientist to attribute them such stupidities.
Especially as the Egyptians had a very good knowledge of the Earth
and would certainly not make that mistake. It's on the other hand
very well probable and even certain, that this area was once, at the
time of the existence of Atlantis, the home of a society or even an
It was below the ice of the current continent of Antarctica.
Antarctica has also been mentioned a place where Atlantis could have been
located. On the other hand, the fact that Antarctica was covered by
a thick layer of ice for at least a few hundred thousand years,
excludes the possibility of locating Atlantis there.
It was somewhere on the Celtic plate.
The British Isles and Ireland are part of the Celtic plate which formed,
with the parties now submerged, ten thousand years before Christ one
and vast country. This area is frequently mentioned as a potential
place of the location of Atlantis. Against this plate is that it was
once in a rather cold climate zone, ie with a climate that was more
like Siberia today. We can therefore doubt that this climate could
be good enough to allow two harvests per year. In addition, this
area isn't located in front of the columns of Hercules.
It was in the area of Madeira.
There is in the area north of the island Madeira, 700 km west of Gibraltar,
a number of islands and shoals, which are part of the
Azores-Gibraltar Ridge and could have been the island Atlantis, or at
least a portion of Atlantis. These islands and benches are actually
in front of the columns of Hercules. What is, on the other hand,
less sure, whether this islands could have been brutally drowned in
the sea. The area, ie the backbone, is 200 km wide and 600 km long
and would have actually been able to accommodate the island Atlantis
with its main city Poseidon. What is however lacking in this area is
a mountain chain to the north that could have protected a plain south
of it. Although it's unlikely that this could have been Atlantis,
this area was certainly part of their empire. It's less likely that
the backbone could collapse suddenly several thousands of meters so
near the coast, without having rupture zones emerged in the vicinity
of the backbone. There is, in fact, just the rupture zone of the
Eurasian plate, which passes close to the area and for the rest, the
bottom of the ocean does not show other signs of failure, or abnormal
It was in the area of the islands of the Bahamas.
It's about a hundred kilometers south-east of the coast of Florida, up to
a hundred kilometers north of Cuba that we find the so-called “Grand
Banks of the Bahamas”. It's on this bank that some
scientists want to have found the island Atlantis. This bank
measures roughly 550 km long and 250 km wide and the sea is not very
deep at this location. Indeed, it's also here that the American
medium and seer Cayce had located Atlantis, at least that is what
some of his followers believe, those who are in charge to interpret
his readings. This belief is reinforced by the fact that we
discovered in 1968, according to the predictions of Cayce, ruins near
the Bimini Islands. What argues against the hypothesis that it could
be Atlantis, is that this bank is barely large enough to accommodate
the plain of the city of Poseidon, leaving little room for these
mountains in the north (also not visible at all) to protect the plain
against the cold winds from the north. We should not forget that
Plato had described, according to his statements, only one of the ten
sections of Atlantis and that they should also find their place
somewhere. The Grand Bank of the Bahamas may just be large enough to
have hosted the famous plain of the city Poseidon, but it will never
be large enough to accommodate both the plain, mountains and the rest
of the nine other states which Atlantis was composed of. We can,
considering the facts mentioned above, neither pretend that this bank
is right in front of the columns of Hercules. It's almost certain
that the Great Bank of the Bahamas once formed a large island which
was certainly under the control of one of the kings of Atlantis, like
one of them once controlled the area ranging from the coast of the
island Atlantis to the Cadiz region of the Andalusian coast of Spain.
It's still there where it once was: on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
If we take a look at the profile of the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, we can
clearly distinguish a large island, or even a small continent,
located in the corner formed by the fault junction of the American
and Eurasian tectonic plates one hand and the fault junction of the
African and Eurasian tectonic plates on the other. This island, even
this small continent lies halfway between the Spanish coast and the
American coast, in the area of the Azores Islands, which are indeed
nothing but the tops of a chain of seamounts. They are perhaps these
islands that Plato had spoken of when he said that there was nothing
left of Atlantis but the bare rock and islands there where were once
mountains, like the bones of a wasted body washed by rain and licked
by wind. It's a fact that the North American, South American,
Eurasian and African tectonic plates meet in the middle of the
Atlantic Ocean. This center is a sort of bowl, with areas of great
depth. It's especially on the side of Bermuda, or rather the area
that we call the Bermuda Triangle, that the Atlantic Ocean shows a
great depth. It lends itself to believe that the floor of the North
Atlantic Ocean has been lowered from the line Ireland -
Newfoundland up to the line Liberia - French Guiana. In all
probability it's likely that in the event of a major disaster, the
floor of the Atlantic Ocean has been lowered up to several thousand
meters. In doing the reverse as we can see a very large island in
the place where now the islands of the Azores are. If we raise the
floor of the North Atlantic Ocean at the same average
level as the South Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, we have a
trapezoid-shaped island, almost rectangular, of 1'400 by 3'000 km.
This island has not only place for a plain, with a size as Plato had
indicated us to the south, but it could also be surrounded by
mountains to the north, protecting it from cold winds from the north.
Another observation we can make is that this island is actually in
front of the columns of Hercules. From this island, we could indeed
navigate to the continent which covers the entire ocean from north to
south. Just to give an idea of the size of this island, it could
cover Europe from southern Italy to northern Sweden and then from the
Atlantic coast of France up to the East border of Slovakia. The area
of this island was therefore double then that of the Europe Union of
Of all the places described above, there is only the last, which
could accommodate Atlantis, because this place has everything that
Plato said that we should find. There are even hot springs which
continue to flow up to this day, except now they flow at the bottom
of the Atlantic Ocean. It seems that even a pyramid as big as a
building of eleven floors has been found in the middle of the
Atlantic Ocean, but no other details or exact location is available
on the moment. Regarding the area of the island Madeira and the area
of the Grand Bank of the Bahamas, they were certainly the equivalent
to that we call today here in France the overseas departments. We
should be willing to believe that the Kingdoms of Atlantis controlled
much of the Earth, just as England did in 19th century.
There exists also a very interesting story coming from ancient India,
which refers to a war, worthy a war of the 21th century,
that the empire of Rama would have had with the people of Atlantis,
including atomic weapons!
This war should have, according to these stories, taken place
between 10'000 and 15'000 years ago. Looking very hard, we may
encounter surprises leaving us stunned with our beliefs of
Next you will find a computer generated image, a simulation
where the depth of ocean floor has been reduced to the same level, ie
at the same average than all the other oceans. We see therefore
appear an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
The North Atlantic with Atlantis.
produced using a constant angle!
What is curious to observe is that the East profile of the island is the
negative profile of the rest of the Eurasian continental plate. It
shows everything, up to the hump of Africa. Then remind that this
picture is an image based on actual data, and no arrangement has been
made to obtain this result.
The only difference with a possible reality is that in this
picture the poles were not placed in their presumed locations and the
climate adaptation for the Ice Age has not been done either. The
previous image is only there as an illustration to give us an idea
where Atlantis should have been located in the current context.
During the Ice Age, Atlantis was certainly between thirteen
and seventeen degrees further north. And then the northern
part of the island should have been rather cold and should have an
atmosphere as the climate of the Nordic countries today. Unlike the
southern part, which should have been a rather unique climate,
warm and dry summer and cool and wet in the winter.