- Dec 24, 2001
- Albuquerque, NM
Atlantis has long bedeviled western folks. Plato is the only source and his story is fraught with confusing details. @Berzerker mentioned it in the conspiracy thread and I thought there is enough stuff on it to have its own thread. Opinions certainly vary.Berzerker said:The YD ended 11,700 years ago with an incredibly fast and strong warming trend, Plato's Atlantis was submerged 11,600. According to the story Atlantis was west of Gibraltar, could be NW Africa or SW Spain/Portugal. Might even be a bit further north, before the North Sea ice sheet melted and flooded the English Channel many people would have called it home. Possibly the Canary Islands, I don't think it was across the Atlantic, according to the story Atlanteans were at war with eastern Mediterranean cultures.
All we know about Atlantis comes from Plato's two stories: Timeus and Critas. Timeus provides the summary of the Atlantean Saga and Critias all the details of Atlanean and Athenian society. Plato further claims that he heard the story from his ancestor Solon who heard it from Egyptian priests.
So the question at hand is: Was Plato's story of Atlantis made up or did he base his Atlantis writing on actual places and events?
- Mycenaean Culture: ~1600-1100 BCE
- Greek Dark Age: ~1100-800 BCE
- Homer's Illiad: ~750 BCE
- Solon visits Egypt: ~600 BCE
- Plato's writings: ~360 BCE
- Atlantis story grows legs after 1552 when Spaniard Lopez de Gomara suggest that Native Americans are descendants of Atlanteans.
- 2021: Berzerker claims that the YD were responsible for the destruction of Atlantis about 11,600 years ago but at an unknown location.
More to come, but you may post.