Lost City of Atlantis – Plato’s Writings and Theories
The Lost City of Atlantis was thought to be one of the most advanced civilizations of the ancient world, before it magically vanished and became the holy grail of modern archaeology. Many generations of scientists and explorers have set out in quest of the 4,000 year old city, but all have failed, thus far.
The legend comes from Plato The Great Philosopher, who wrote of this mysterious city, and is the only ancient source for the myth of Atlantis. Plato’s descriptions of Atlantis was incredibly intricate, even down to the measurements.
Atlantis was described by Plato as a city founded by Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea and earthquakes and was an island kingdom with land rings and circular harbors, situated just beyond the pillars of Hercules. The pillars of Hercules were known by every ancient writer as being located in, what we call today, the straits of Gibraltar, between the coasts of southern Spain and northern Morocco.
Some believe the lost city of Atlantis to be buried in a huge marsh in Southern Spain, under the mudflats of Doñana National Park.
In 2004, a young German physicist, Rainer Kuehne, who had researched Plato’s writings, discovered strange circular patterns in satellite photographs of the mudflats. Comparing the photographs to Plato’s description, Kuehne believes the measurements Plato gave match the circular patterns he sees. Further more, Kuehne noticed a rectangular anomaly within the circular patterns which match the exact dimensions Plato gave for Poseidon’s temple. Kuehne’s discoveries have spawned a full scale investigation backed by the latest technology to search and try to discover if the lost city of Atlantis really lies there.
Plato’s final chapter claims Atlantis was destroyed by earth quakes and severe flooding in a single day and night. If that is true, and Atlantis was where the tsunamis attacked, the lost city could have been washed into the sea and onto the sea bed.
The Crete Theory
This suggests that Plato’s writings point to the lost city of Atlantis being located much farther east, on the islands of Greece, namely Crete. Though there have been many extensive searches, it has still not been found.
The Silves Theory
Another credible theory is that Atlantis has already been found in the city of Silves, Portugal. The area is prone to flooding and a historic flooding event coincides with the date of Plato’s writings when Atlantis was said to have been destroyed. Further more, a large stone egg, approximately 6 feet in length, was found in Silves.
It has marking of what we know now to be DNA (see picture to the side). The double Helix DNA model, which is clearly embossed on the stone, was only discovered in 1953, but this huge stone egg was carved over 7,000 years ago, suggesting that a civilization with knowledge of DNA created it. The final observation is that the stone egg is embossed, not engraved, meaning whoever made it would have used tools not available at that time in history.
The Alien Theory
Most people consider Greek gods as mythological figures, but the ancient Greeks considered them real. However, if the story of the greek gods was true, then them being from an advanced civilization or an ancient astronaut species is logical due to the control they had over matter and energy.
Maybe Poseidon, and the other mythical gods were real. This could mean Atlantis was built by an extremely advanced civilization that visited earth thousands of years ago.
If it was indeed built by an advanced civilization, it may not have been a island or complex, but a beautifully engineered spaceship in the form of a seemingly stationary alien structure, far beyond what we can even conceive possible today.
If Atlantis went up to the skies, instead of down under the water, the thrust from the structure taking off could have caused a tsunami which destroyed the surrounding area with flooding.
This also coincides with Plato’s belief that the city was washed away.
It could have even caused an earth quake as the power needed to take off would have been astronomical. Having said that, it’s unlikely that an alien ship of that caliber would use fuel, but instead, it use energy. This could suggest they purposely caused an earthquake/tsunami after take off to hide traces of their existence. Another logical answer, if you believe in the alien theory, would be that the highly advanced civilization had foreseen the natural disaster and taken off prior to it hitting.
With many things pointing towards an advanced civilization building Atlantis, and the fact it has been reported in different locations, it seems fair that Atlantis was in fact an alien structure that could have taken off. Though, the hunt for Atlantis is definitely a fun one, there is more evidence to suggest it is somewhere on earth, it’s just a matter of finding its true location and unraveling the mystery of the lost city.
It’s yet to be discovered and remains one of the biggest unexplained mysteries of our time. However, we have a much more mind-boggling disappearing island that people have actually visited. It was even on maps until recently, when it seemed to have vanished off the face of the earth. You can click here to learn about Hy’Brasil.