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Is there an Atlantis?
« on: August 16, 2008, 05:45:46 PM »
The story of Atlantis is one of the best-known unsolved mysteries today.  I do not believe it existed but it is certainly possible.  The Quran talks about many lands that were destroyed.  Atlantis could be one of them.  I have not found any compelling evidence that Atlantis ever did exist.  The argument I usually see is that the Bermuda Triangle is in the same location and so many people believe the strange dissapearences must somehow be linked to an ancient civilization that had technology beyond our wildest dreams!  I don't think so, but I'm all ears if anybody says they have proof of otherwise.

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Re: Is there an Atlantis?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 11:18:28 AM »
peace be upon you,

i watched a documentary a few months ago about atlantis, and it showed some proof that there might have been a continent in the atlantic. the proof was that the construction of the pyramids in egypt and in central america were amazingly similar, and noone (except the natives) reached central america before cristofer colombus. therefore, there must have been a continent that tought out these things to both europe and america. this is only a guess made by the historicans and archeologists that made this documentary. if there was any "Atlantis" then it might have been ruined by GOD as a punishment, if there was any. and if there was any atlantis, maybe "atlantis" is Gog and Magog , and will return as a test for the belivers.

anyway....think about it


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Re: Is there an Atlantis?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 07:58:01 PM »
peace be upon you,

i watched a documentary a few months ago about atlantis, and it showed some proof that there might have been a continent in the atlantic. the proof was that the construction of the pyramids in egypt and in central america were amazingly similar, and noone (except the natives) reached central america before cristofer colombus. therefore, there must have been a continent that tought out these things to both europe and america. this is only a guess made by the historicans and archeologists that made this documentary. if there was any "Atlantis" then it might have been ruined by GOD as a punishment, if there was any. and if there was any atlantis, maybe "atlantis" is Gog and Magog , and will return as a test for the belivers.

anyway....think about it


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Ah, a very interesting point.  I've never thought about that before.

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Re: Is there an Atlantis?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 12:21:06 PM »
Below is a translation of Plato's descripion of the lost city of Atlantis, taken from his works 'Timaeus' and 'Critias'. The first extract from his work below details the layout of the land in and around this huge city, and gives an impression of the vast wealth and heritage amongst the people themselves.

'At the centre of the island, near the sea, was a plain, said to be the most beautiful and fertile of all plains, and near the middle of this plain about fifty stades inland a hill of no great size... There were two rings of land and three of sea, like cartwheels, with the island at their centre and equidistant from each other... in the centre was a shrine sacred to Poseidon and Cleito, surrounded by a golden wall through which entry was fobidden...

There was a temple to Poseidon himself, a stade in length, three hundred feet wide, and proportionate in height, though somewhat outlandish in appearance. The outside of it was covered all over in silver, except for the figures on the pediment which were covered with gold... Round the temple were statues of all the original ten kings and their wives, and many others dedicated by kings and private persons belonging to the city and its dominions...'
 

[As well as the huge architectual knowledge the Atlanteans seemed to possess, they also seem to be increadibly advanced in terms of social structure and order, as well as having access to some superb natural resources.]}not plato's account

'Two springs, hot and cold, provided an unlimited supply of water for appropriate purposes, remarkable for its agreeable quality and excellence; and this they made available by surrounding it with suitable buildings and plantations, leading some of it into basins in the open air and some of it into covered hot baths for winter use.

Here seperate accommodation was provided for royalty and commoners, and, again, for women, for horses, and for other beasts of burden... The outflow they led into the grove of Poseidon, which (because of the goodness of the soil) was full of trees of marvellous beauty and height, and also channelled it to the outer ring-islands by aquaducts at the bridges.
 

On each of these ring islands they had built many temples for different gods, and many gardens and areas for exercise, some for men and some for horses... Finally, there were dockyards full of triremes and their equipment, all in good shape...'

'Beyond the three outer harbours there was a wall, beginning at the sea and running right round in a circle, at a uniform distance of fifty stades from the largest ring and harbour and returning in on itself at the mouth of the canal to the sea. This wall was densely built up all round with houses and the canal and the large harbour were crowded with vast numbers of merchant ships from all quarters, from which rose a constant din of shouting and noise day and night.'