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(09-Aug-2004 at 18:45)


Atlantis?

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That is quite the eerie coicidence...any thoughts on the idea that Ireland might be Atlantis?

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I like the theory about an island in greece that exploded after a vulcanic erruption.

Greece was a world power those days, but I still think the city (if it excisted) was quite close to greece)

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(09-Aug-2004 at 18:55)


I don't know much about atlantis or plato whatsoever, but I do know this

Some believe it is an island near Greece or something, others say it's actually Kreta.

Others think that it can't be as the island should be in the Atlantic Ocean (following the sun, behind the street of Gibraltar)

On the Island there should be minerals and stuff, only to be found in Southern America, as the Island was the crossing of the traderouts between Europe and America

I believe Ireland is too far north to be even close

The whole story about the sinking being a mixup with another myth is beautiful, but to farfetched.

Let me stick to the idea, Atlantis sank and can therefor not be an island that still exists today, which makes the whole idea useless

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(09-Aug-2004 at 19:06)


I just think they traveled home to their own planet

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(09-Aug-2004 at 19:08)


i heard of a theory that Atlantis could have been in south america, the area they talked about is exactly like Plato described it. Its just as credible as if it were on an island near Greece or in the middle of the Atlantic!
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(09-Aug-2004 at 19:10)


Its only a theory, Plato's describtion about Atlantis ( or Was it Homer ) olaces its near spain and portugal... in 70's soviets found old city ruins there and great long wall. I think its in Atlantic ocean, its not Irelan or its not in mediterranean sea the Islan of Thera ( or wha was it ). That is my opinion...

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(10-Aug-2004 at 05:36)


I read a theory that it was the Antarctic Continent, because if you view the globe the globe from the bottom it looks just like those ancient maps, with the island in the middle, a circle of water around it (the Southern Ocean) and more land outside that - Australia, Souht Africa, and South America. The Antartic Continent has also disappeared beneath water, even if it is frozen.
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(10-Aug-2004 at 05:53)
I remember reading an article about some divers finding ancient ruins of a Greek looking city (columns etc.) under the ocean off the coast of the Bahamas or Florida.
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The island of Atlantis was as big as Africa, or Africa as know then.

But that is still large, so Ireland is ruled out by that

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(10-Aug-2004 at 08:30)


I saw a doco on TV ages ago that said that it was Cuba and that changes in the ocean (up or down i cn't remember) changed the landscape slightly. It didn't say anything about how the people died though that i can remember

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(10-Aug-2004 at 08:34)


i'd rather just say it's gone and under the water. because if it was still here. what fun would that be?

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Correct me if I missed something but they are baseing the whole idea on how big Ireland is?

That seems a bit lacking.

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Antarctica being Atlantis, well, it might be intresting idea, due whole miles deep ice coverage there cannot really be good archeological esoovations to proove anything. All we know now is that Antarcica has been in equasion a long time ago and it has once been feritle land with lush forrests.

I think in some Donal Duck strips Mickey and Goofy went antarctica with time machine and discovered it being Atlantis...

Anyway, intresting idea though... Might be true or not... Intresting anyways

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(10-Aug-2004 at 12:53)


Well, if any one have see family guy, the episode where Peter finds out that one of his fore fathers was a black slave working for Lois's faily, if you have see that episode you would know that Ireland actually was Atlantis, its a well stated fact and no one really questin it any more.
But as the legend have it, that the islenad sunk isn't really true.
This is what really happened:
All was going well on the Island of Atlantic(Ireland). Every one was happy, healthy, every one had a bit more than they needed cos they was living in the last stage of a comunistic society, anarchy.
Well, nothing of this is really important, just explaining how they could live in such a good society...
Well, what ruined the whole society and left Ireland in the state it is right now was when some one invented alcohol.
After this the society quickly diteriated, the men started hitting their wifes and the women, well all they have done since then is pray to god and giving birth to babies...
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Antarctica being Atlantis, well, it might be intresting idea, due whole miles deep ice coverage there cannot really be good archeological esoovations to proove anything. All we know now is that Antarcica has been in equasion a long time ago and it has once been feritle land with lush forrests.
It aint Antartica. Some of the Antartic ice is millions of years old. For Atlantis to be Antartica, Antartica at one point would have had to be warm enough for a civilisation to spring up. So if Antartica was Atlantis, most of the millions of years old ice (there's a shitload of it, buried very deep) would have to have been all melted around 5000 years ago up until about 3000 years ago. No.

They probably will eventually find some truth in the Atlantis mystery. Archeoligists have recently (last 50 years) found compelling evidence for many ancient myths. Troy has been found on the far western coast of Turkey, up on the northern ridge of the Dardenelles (or at least a city that's a lot like Homer's Troy, that got it's butt kicked by Greeks. Over gold but, not a hot chick). There was a plague riddled period in Egypt around 2000 BC, where a flooding of the nile caused an explosion of the Locust and Toad population. Eventually, someone will find a buried city under the mediterranean seabed the was annihiliated by a Volcanoe or something. Myths are just like Chinese Whispers. The start in truth and people turn them fanciful.

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(10-Aug-2004 at 14:09)


First time I've heard this particular theory. The most common one is that Atlantis was on the Greek Island of Santorini. It may not meet the size dimensions, but it does the appearance. There is a mural of Atlantis at Knossos and it depicts a lagoon within a crater and an island in the centre. The lagoon has a single entrance. This pretty much matches Santorini. They have also excavated ancient sites on the island, but I'm unsure what sort of timeframe these are from.

I've also heard a theory that Atlantis was somewhere on the WEST coast of South America - but don't know much about that particular theory.

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(10-Aug-2004 at 15:52)


It's an interesting theory. If they could ever find hard evidence of a great Empire, that would just make Ireland even cooler.

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(11-Aug-2004 at 20:25)


Here is my theory on Atlantis.
In the Bible it says there was a flood a few thousand years ago. Atlantis was a advanced civilization. There was a few thousand years between the creation of man and the flood.
Atlantis was covered water and buried. Plato heard these stories of the world before the flood and had a dream. He wrote down his dream and we have atlantis.

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