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Message 1365868 - Posted: 8 May 2013, 21:58:52 UTC


Sub discovers signs of legendary Atlantis


RIO DE JANEIRO – A large mass of granite has been found on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, suggesting a continent may have existed in the Atlantic Ocean, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the Brazilian government announced.

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Message 1365886 - Posted: 8 May 2013, 22:50:16 UTC - in response to Message 1365868.


Brazilian 'Atlantis' found


Geologists have announced the discovery of what has been dubbed the 'Brazilian Atlantis', some 900 miles from Rio.

The legend of Atlantis, a sunken island thought to have once lay between Africa and South America, has been the subject of literary myths for centuries.

But geologists in Brazil have now added their claims to speculation over the precise location of the mysterious land mass, mentioned first by Plato in around 360BC.



A member of the Geological Service of Brazil with the rock dug out from the deep sea bed 1,500 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro


How can they tell from a rock?? Nah! Too good to be true.

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Message 1365899 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 0:06:05 UTC

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Message 1365905 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 0:24:10 UTC

I think there stretching things a bit from what I know Atlantis is in between the 2 land masses to the entrance of the Mediterranean sea approx. 100miles west of it . sorry I can't give any links as it was a doco I saw some time ago and i'm sorry again but I don't know what it was called .But you never know there are quiet a few places that are supposed to be the location of Atlantis
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Message 1365932 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 3:33:40 UTC

Just one more location to add to the list.
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Message 1365941 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 4:19:04 UTC - in response to Message 1365932.

Just one more location to add to the list.



yep +1 lol
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Message 1366076 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 15:54:16 UTC

Other than Atlantis being a complete work of fiction, Yep they found it. I recall that the writing that Homer created that included Altantis was the first mention of this fabled city. Why? because it only existed in His mind. The moral of the story basically is that no matter how great a society man builds, nature will always be greater.
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Message 1366098 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 17:56:25 UTC

I believe that Plato first mentioned Atlantis in Timaeus and Critia dialogues.
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Message 1366104 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 18:35:14 UTC - in response to Message 1366076.

Other than Atlantis being a complete work of fiction, Yep they found it. I recall that the writing that Homer created that included Altantis was the first mention of this fabled city. Why? because it only existed in His mind. The moral of the story basically is that no matter how great a society man builds, nature will always be greater.


Yep, Troy was complete fiction!

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Message 1366107 - Posted: 9 May 2013, 18:49:50 UTC

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Message 1366175 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 1:39:29 UTC

The Iliad was considered as fiction until Heinrich Schliemann, an amateur archaeologist, found the remains of Troy in the Hissarlik hill in Turkey.
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Message 1366194 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 4:31:18 UTC - in response to Message 1366107.

dead Greeks are still dead

Non-sequitur.

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Message 1366262 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 8:20:34 UTC

Traditionally Atlantis, if it exists, was supposed to be "beyond the pillars of Hercules". That of course refers to the Straits of Gibraltar, therefore somewhere in the Atlantic ocean, hence it's name. Plato wrote about Atlantis in 360BC and said it was lost about 12,000 years ago. If you look carefully at a detailed map of the Atlantic seabed, as I did when studying with the OU, there is no evidence of a sunken continent or large island, that could have previously been there.

This latest discovery of granite rock, on the basalt seabed is interesting, but at more than 8,000 feet beneath the sea in a region known as the Rio Grande Elevation, it is more likely to be as the scientists say,

The rise itself stretches around 1,000 km at the widest point, and is considered part of the continent left behind when South America and Africa split apart more than 100 million years ago. The agency said it assumes the area was above sea level until about 50 million years ago but became submerged over a period spanning several million years, based on fossils found in the nearby seabed and other data.

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Message 1366274 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 8:58:02 UTC

In my opinion the best candidate for Atlantis is still the island of Thera where a volcano eruption around 1560 b.C. covered the city of Akrotiri under meters of ashes and provoked a tsunami which destroyed the Minoan fleet of Crete, leaving it defenseless to the Mycenaean invasion. I've followed a series of TV lectures on RAI2 at 5 AM by professor Louis Godart of Naples Federico II University (also recorded them) and I have seen the beautiful Minoan paintings, well conserved by the ashes (like Pompeii paintings) after more than 3000 years.
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Message 1366292 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 9:52:28 UTC - in response to Message 1366262.

Traditionally Atlantis, if it exists, was supposed to be "beyond the pillars of Hercules". That of course refers to the Straits of Gibraltar, therefore somewhere in the Atlantic ocean, hence it's name. Plato wrote about Atlantis in 360BC and said it was lost about 12,000 years ago. If you look carefully at a detailed map of the Atlantic seabed, as I did when studying with the OU, there is no evidence of a sunken continent or large island, that could have previously been there.


You are close but maybe it wasn't a continent maybe it did not sink maybe it appeared to have sunk , when in fact the sea rose and in was flooded under a few hundred meters of ocean and maybe there is a elevated area big enough to have supported a city and was surrounded by a small channel that would have had to have been crossed by boat .And maybe Plato was correct about the area he said it was

12000 years ago was when the last ice age ended

Otherwise where Tullio said is the most likely place
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Message 1366296 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 10:14:27 UTC

All fiction! Maybe somebody in 500 years or more might come across a battered copy of one of Clive Cussler's books & end up believing that Troy is indeed somewhere in East Anglia!


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Message 1366305 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 11:09:07 UTC - in response to Message 1366296.

Damn, FICTION !!!

I was hoping to find Atlantis at the bottom of my garden.

I've been digging for years,but found nothing.I still hadn't given up hope,and thought I could retire off the income from tourists when I eventually did find it.

I'm going to give up looking now.

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Message 1366310 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 12:00:14 UTC

Sometimes myths are based on ancient facts, as has happened with the Homer poems, and Schliemann had many adverse judgments before he found Troy. Then he excavated Knossos and found what he thought to be King Agamennon's gold burial mask, It was not, but he was a pioneer all the same.
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Message 1366343 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 14:10:31 UTC - in response to Message 1366292.

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You are close but maybe it wasn't a continent maybe it did not sink maybe it appeared to have sunk , when in fact the sea rose and in was flooded under a few hundred meters of ocean and maybe there is a elevated area big enough to have supported a city and was surrounded by a small channel that would have had to have been crossed by boat .And maybe Plato was correct about the area he said it was

12000 years ago was when the last ice age [/quote]

Of cause this is just a theory with some science however until they go back and take a core sample it may never be known

12000 years is a lot of sediment to cover any evidence

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Message 1366556 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 23:44:32 UTC
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There is not a single shred of evidence for the existence of Atlantis.
There is not a single shred of evidence for the existence of God.

Since no-one would deny the believers in God, you too are entitled to your fantasies.

Not a single clay pot, or clay tablet, associated with Atlantis "The Lost Continent",
and yet "Great Weapons of Destruction, and Advanced Science" attributed to it.

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