Questions about whether Atlantis existed, about the location of Plato's sunken Atlantis, but like all the secrets of Atlantis, torment the minds of many generations of seekers. Some researchers have not decided whether it was a big island or a small mainland. Many atlantologists are trying to find evidence of the existence of the island, other representatives of modern science believe that the "city" of Atlantis was in the west. While still others believe that Hyperborea has disappeared along with the disappeared Atlantis.
The first acquaintance with the continent lost more than 10,000 years ago is connected with the dialogues of Plato "Timaeus" and "Critias". This work of Plato allows some scientists to claim that they found and determined the area of the sunken island, and they know where Atlantis sank.
Places on Earth where archaeologists searched for the ancient sunken Atlantis
At least five points are known on Earth where the search for Atlantis was conducted:
- The Baltic;
- Eastern Mediterranean;
- Great Britain;
- Bermuda Triangle.
What did archaeologists find in these places?
Secrets of the Swedish Atlantis
Swedish archaeologists have discovered ancient stone artifacts at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Apparently, nearby with the place where they were found, nomads could stop about eleven thousand years ago. The press immediately named this discovery, important for science, "Swedish Atlantis".
Atlantis Eastern Mediterranean
In 2004, it seemed to American scientist Robert Sarmast that he had revealed the secrets of Atlantis. He announced the location of the lost city between Syria and Cyprus at a depth of one and a half kilometers. The expedition, which he headed, was able to find man-made structures at the bottom, as well as canals and river beds. The scientist argued that all this coincided with the delineation of the Platonic Atlantis.
History of Spanish Atlantis
In 2011, the Spanish scientists had already announced the version of finding Atlantis. They believed that the ancient city washed away the tsunami off the Spanish coast. Local scientists argued that at the bottom lies a complex of buildings that also corresponded to the descriptions of Plato. With the help of devices, it was possible to fix the concentration of methane, which in turn may indicate the death of many people.
History of British Atlantis
British scientists did not have to lag behind their colleagues. So, in 2012, they announced the discovery of Atlantis off its coast. The hypothesis was reported that the "British Atlantis" had to go under water about nine thousand years ago. According to this hypothesis, it was about the part of the land that stretched between Denmark and Scotland. In the center, this land was the size of modern France, and the whole of this land area was almost 900 thousand square kilometers.
Atlantis of the Bermuda Triangle
Canadian researchers near the eastern coast of Cuba with the help of a special robot in 2012 filmed some underwater ruins. In the photo you could see the remains of buildings similar to the pyramids, a figure resembling a sphinx, as well as engraved huge slabs. However, later archaeologists thought that this drowned city was not part of Atlantis. It turned out that it was built up to two thousand years ago. Whereas, according to Plato's instructions, the island of Atlantis plunged into the depths of the sea about 9500 BC.
What did Plato write about Atlantis?
Having found the right places in the text of Plato's dialogues, one can read what he wrote about the civilization of Atlantis, which existed thousands of years ago. The island where it originated was larger than Libya and Asia combined. Here a great and worthy association of kings arose. All their power extended over the island, to many other islands, as well as to part of the continent. Moreover, from this side of the strait, they were the masters of Libya, all the way to Egypt, and also Europe, to Tyrrhenia itself.
Some researchers have mentioned Solon, who recorded the story of the death of Atlantis. He visited the Egyptian city of Sais around 611 BC. There, from the local priests, he learned that a terrible catastrophe had happened that had occurred over nine thousand years BC. e. Then there was the flooding of a huge island, exceeding in size "Libya with Asia".
Scientists, after the necessary calculations, have placed an island of such volumes near Gibraltar. They decided that from this huge island by now only small islands could remain, such as Cape Verde, Canar, Madeira, the Azores and others. Thus, the enormous archipelago actually was, and therefore, the Platonic civilization of Atlantis.
Secret Maps of Christopher Columbus
Some people believe that the ancient Atlantic implied the Canaries, and this is complemented by the fact that Columbus had accurate navigation maps with the Atlantic ridge in all his four campaigns.
By the way, he also sought out the remains of the islands of the once-existing empire. Later, some of the maps that were at the disposal of the great commander, in one of the sea battles captured the Turks, so that they were at Piri Reis.
In the Piri Reis maps that have come down to our time, there were no details for scientists. There were no images of the sunken continent. However, this did not prevent to determine the location of Atlantis, the routes of the Columbian caravels of all four expeditions were known. It should be noted that all four expeditions of Columbus always began precisely with the Canaries.
Mystery ocean currents
In the last two expeditions, Columbus decided to take advantage of the current that brought his ships in the right direction. The navigators at that time could hardly be aware of the secret of such a current. However, this secret was well known to Columbus himself, which means that he could find him in secret sources that could get to him along with maps of the disappeared continent.
These days, little attention has been paid to these ocean currents, since the modern fleet is adapted to carry out autonomous navigation for any length. This made the secrets of currents, which in ancient times ensured the regularity of communications between parts of the world, irrelevant. However, in the ancient maps one can find unequivocal evidence that these messages existed.
However, according to some researchers, after the global cosmic cataclysm in 1528 BC the connection between the continents was interrupted. And only because of Christopher Columbus everything was back to square one. The great Genoese possessed unknown maps of science and, having surrendered to them, made his great discoveries.
The fall of the great Poseidon
According to the ancient philosophers and writers, all of its citizens were warned that Atlantis would perish. However, after nothing happened for several years, people continued to “sin” further.
The collapse of the great empire Atla began with the appearance of huge cracks, which flowed the river. Death went all over the state for three days, mountains collapsed and fell into valleys, rivers flowed into the ocean. On the fourth day such a downpour began, as if the abyss of heaven had opened up, the terrible rumbling of thunderings did not cease.
Suddenly there was a shudder of the earth, after which part of the land began its immersion into crazed streams. Everything that was on land began to sink lower and lower in the water.
Then everything calmed down. No rain, no crushing blows of the wind, no movements down — everything broke off, as if so that the survivors could take a break. A few days nothing happened. To the exhausted people, hiding in insignificant refuges, it seemed that everything was over.
All those who survived three crazy days didn’t even pay attention to the first slight tremors of the earth, after which the great continent of Atlantis sank to the bottom in one quick jerk. It happened immediately in an instant.