|Posted by JD Jeffrey on October 17, 2016 at 7:35 PM|
Straights on Atlantis: myth ..or long lost history?
The tantalizing story of Atlantis comes from many mystified believers, and yet it has one originator.
Is it possible with today's technology this age old riddle can be verified, and if so, will it establish a truth to what Atlantis truly really was?
The 'written-originator' of this unique tale comes from the Greek philosopher Plato.
His story of Atlantis comes to us in form of his work Timaeus and Critias.
(Timaeus being a Socratic dialogue, written in about 360 B.C.)
Plato's 'Critias' relays he himself overheard the story of Atlantis from his Grandfather, who had learned it from the Athenian statesman Solon (circa 300 years before Plato's time). Solon had learned it from an Egyptian priest, who said it had happened 9,000 years before that.
Plato describes Atlantis as a powerful and advanced kingdom that sank, in a night and a day, into the Ocean around 9,600 B.C.
The Island of Atlantis is described as:
larger then Libya and Asia put together
and was the way to other islands,
and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent -
which surrounded the true ocean;
for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbor, having a narrow entrance,
but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent.
Located in the Atlantic just beyond the Pillars of Heracles- generally assumed to mean the straight of Gibraltar. Atlantean culture was advanced and it had a constitution suspiciously similar to the one outlined in Plato's " Republic".
It was protected by the god Poseidon, who makes his son Atlas king and name sake of the Island and the Ocean that surrounded it. As the Atlanteans grew powerful, their ethical values declined.
Their armies eventually conquered Africa as far as Egypt and Europe as far as Tyrrhenia (Etruscan Italy) before driven back by an Athenian- led alliance. Later on, by way of divine punishment, the Island was beset by earthquakes and floods, and sank into the muddy sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island.
The ancient Greeks were divided as to whether Plato's story was to be taken as history or mere metaphor.
Since the 19th century there has been renewed interest in linking Plato's Atlantis to historical locations.
Atlantis has been an object of fascination among western philosophers and historians for nearly 2,400 years.
Many new-age articles written on 'where' Atlantis might be include Sundaland, Spain, Portugal or the Richat Sahara Eye.
Examining Plato's documentations verbatim, none of these suspected areas fit the criteria documented.
Following the description itemized by Plato, is it possible using today's technology to turn back time..to follow the footsteps left by our Grandcestors?
Using Google Earth as a 'search tool' we are able to investigate topographically and also oceanic floors to examine the evidence to this nearly 12,000 year old myth many today are still in search of.
Plato said 'go beyond' the Straights of Gibraltar..!
Here presented is a possible location using Ancient Agenda's personal Google Earth.
By leaving Plato's narrow entrance, within the Straits of Heracles (as only a harbor), from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent - which surrounded the true ocean;
Plato's stipulation of a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent.
Following his instructions reveals a location leading to an outer ring of islands, directly into a rectangular basin, mid-way point to the America's.
Larger then Libya and Asia put together and the way to other islands.
From these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent.
(the entire continent of Central, North & South America's)
By drawing a line through and beyond the straights of Gibraltar without deviations,
we find it unobstructed until we reach the Central America region.
Beyond these islands leads to fascinating unexplained ocean floor anomalies also bordering the infamous 'Bermuda Triangle'. (outlined triangle in Orange)
Many other than Plato have described a prior civilization that possibly possessed a technology greater than todays society enjoys. Over 2000 books have been written on this subject including speculations of a missing continent of Lemuria, a civilization missing in time with remnants of an ancient unfathomable technology left strewn across mother Earth as referred to by Donnelly, Hancock, Cayce [to name but a few] also mentioned in the book of Genesis, known as the 'Tower of Babel'.
The 'sleeping prophet' Edgar Cayce in 1933 proclaimed that "near what is known as Bimini, records about Atlantis would be found, there are portions of Atlantean temples to be found."
According to Cayce, the area known in time-before as 'Alta', extended an area including present day Florida.
Located in this area was established a small island known as an Atlantean-outpost and should not be mistaken for the true Atlantis.
Beyond this gate-way of islands presents the America's with all it's wondrous Northern Earthen effigy mounds, Central pyramids and Southern stone cast megalithic statements of grandeur creations.
The mysterious underwater road near Bimini, around 50 miles east of Miami, Florida was discovered with his team of researchers by underwater archaeologist Joseph M. Valentine. Initially one underwater structure was located leading to later discoveries of two additional pathways promoting as constructed artificial structures.
Initial measurements to each of the underwater roads measure in length at 'half a mile' each composing of megalithic stones measuring approximately four meters in width.
Other hidden structures 'believed' lost to this area of Central America are said to be contained in the Caribbean region known as “the Tongue of the Ocean.” This is the rumored location to a 'crystal pyramid' near the coastline of the Bahamas.
This area's acquired name is verified by a 'tongue-shaped' portion to the seabed floor that extends from the island before dropping sharply into greater ocean depths.
In 2001 at a depth of 2000 feet, a Canadian Team of sonar and underwater archaeologist's off the coast of Cuba (using Sonar detection) located and have since released information describing a Pyramidal City.
As the Atlantis theory has never been verified, due to Plato's description and the advanced megalith's at all Cardinal directions of Earth, the Ancient Agenda team speculates the myth was a fabrication to an advanced 'global civilization'.
In perspective, the Atlantis island mythology could actually have been an 'outpost meeting area' for the world's previous advanced Global elite NATO type establishment.
[picture reveals Yucatan subduction area with its midway point central to the Americas]
Science has provided that 95 percent of Earth's underwater world remains unexplored.
Using today's technology and the vast resources provided by past investigators of history, the Atlantean mythology may still be secured in watery depths, places yet to be searched, enigmas underwater not fully explored or yet located.
Aquatic areas where we together might uncover, distinguish and rectify the lost history of our divine planet finally piecing together the archaic monuments left by our Grandcestors that in continual silence ask our minds "What's This For..?".
“Through violent earthquakes and floods, in a single day and night of misfortune … [the whole race]
… was swallowed up by the Earth and the island of Atlantis
… disappeared into the depths of the sea.” – Plato.
Questioning the original story and following directions using modern technology allows an updated understanding to this age old myth.
Plato's dialogues, Timaeus and Critias, claim Solon visited Egypt between 590 and 580 BC where he learned the Atlantis history. Plato wrote he was quoting history he heard from his uncle...whom was told it by Solon, whom understood it from an Egyptian hi-priest. If Solon, and Plato are in fact just quoting this mythology- then it rightfully belongs to the Egyptian hi-priest.
Now if the story originates with the Egyptian hi-priest, does it make sense to go through the Straights of Gibraltar/Hercules to any suspected Atlantis location such as the Sahara Eye, which would be a straight travel across Africa to the Sahara Eye.
To venture to other suspected areas such as Sundaland, Portugal or Spain, you need to 'turn' heading out of the Straights of Gibraltar to get to those destinations. None of those directions Plato stipulated.
Atlantis; the adventure starts with ..going through and BEYOND the Straights..
Written by: JD Jeffrey