No matter how much progress we make, the world still remains full of mysteries that are unsolved. We could come across few things around us which will leave us completely clueless.
The land that we live on is indeed strange but what is stranger is the vast ocean. The ocean is home to legends, myths, and mysteries. Our scientists have done a great job in explaining some of these mysteries but still, there are a few that remain unexplained.
The marine world has stories comprising lost cities, treasures that are hidden, mystic ships, pirates, etc. Out of all these, Atlantis, the lost city makes its way to the top of the list.
The Lost City of Atlantis is among the oldest and the greatest mysteries all around the world. It was for the first time mentioned by Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher more than thousands of years ago. According to him, the utopian type island kingdom had existed around 9,000 years ahead of his time and suddenly and enigmatically disappeared one day. Having been famous for being the exhibit of the worldly pleasures that are present in the world, the city of Atlantis is very mysterious.
After quite a lot of years of research, the truth behind this city still remains undiscovered. Nobody knows whatever happened to the place or the folklores. Read on and you shall find fascinating things about this lost city.
What is the location of Atlantis? – The Mysterious Lost City
Scientists say that the city of Atlantis was just a large island that was located nearby the Rock of Gibraltar. It had a temple of Poseidon along with concentric walls and canals. Other narrations say that the city had sunk deep down in the sea after the occurrence of a tsunami or an earthquake.
According to Plato, the city should have been under the sea somewhere in region of the Atlantic Ocean. However, no technology could discover any similar city in the ocean or on the ocean bed.
Few theories suggest that the Atlantis could be located inside the Mediterranean that is off the Spain coast. But, a few argue that the city could even be somewhere under Antarctica.
The Azores was said to be the Atlantis city’s site. However, new research reveals that there is a new site that scientists have an assurance of. They believe that Atlantis could be discovered in Cadiz that is between Morocco and the Spain waters.
This story seems more of a mystery than being a true incident. Questions asked by people like where is Atlantis or does it really exist are left unanswered. Until the real truth is unfolded, scientists and researchers will continue digging information about the greatest city of all times that existed.
Size of the unknowncity
Plato had mentioned the city of Atlantis, the underwater mysterious kingdom. In which he wrote that once upon a time of navigation, in the Heracles pillars as it was called by the Greeks, an island was present that was greater than both Libya and Asia combined. At that time, the travelers could cross from it and reach whole another continent that encompassed the real ocean.
Even a Christian author who existed in earlier times by the name of Tertullian agreed with Plato that the size of the island was indeed larger than the present date Libya and Asia combined.
As many other people have stated the city of Atlantis’ location to be the Mediterranean Sea, some narrations say that with the size of the city, it could be Greece’s largest island.
After Plato’s era, many stories came up that suggested that Atlantis was a giant city but did not mention anything specific regarding the size of this mysterious city. An American Christian mystic, Edgar Cayce mentioned that the city of Atlantis and the city of Eurasia are of equal size.
God’s love tale
Legends say that this mysterious city of Atlantis was made by Poseidon who is considered as the God of Sea, storms and, also earthquakes. He built it after falling in love with Cleito who was a mortal woman. Poseidon made the city over on the hill and on an island that was isolated in the sea so he could protect her. He later gave it the name Atlantis.
As per the tale, Poseidon had walked everywhere in the world for finding the biggest island. When he arrived at Atlantis which proved to be the biggest of them all, he found that it was already inhabited by people that were more beautiful as well as more intelligent than other people from the rest of the world.
It was at this moment that he fell for Cleito who resided on this island when found it.
The Palace of ‘Captivation’
Poseidon built a new home for his love Cleito in the Atlantis city that was surrounded by land and rings of water. The 5 rings of water, with the support of five tunnels, had been connected to the land. Here, the outer water rings and the ocean were connected through the help of a huge canal.
These tunnels could accommodate ships. Every route leading to the city was secured with gates and tall towers. In addition to this, the walls surrounding the rings were made using white, red, and black rock. They were also decorated with metals that were precious.
Meanwhile, another hill is known as ‘Hill of Cleito’ was present where as per the beliefs say, Poseidon had kept his wife in captivation because he was doubtful about her loyalty towards him. The hill was covered with moats and large pillars.
The Golden Statue of Poseidon
Fables tell that with Cleito, Poseidon had five twin pairs of sons. Among them, the eldest one was named Atlas. Their ten sons lived in this city and the eldest child, Atlas, went ahead and became the city of Atlantis’ first ruler.
It is also believed their sons built a huge temple as a tribute to their father, which had a large statue of Poseidon who was riding a chariot that was carried by winged horses.
The statue was totally made up of gold and was located in a temple that had a spiral roof that was so tall that clouds drifted via the temple spirals.
The city that is rich and self-sufficient
This mysterious yet fertile as well as beautiful city of Atlantis, whose residents were half-human and half-god, is said to have been self-sufficient. In this region, people grew food on their own and also did the rearing of animals.
The city farmers grew crops on fertile plains which were situated on the outskirts. They did this through an irrigation system that was well maintained.
They also built buildings that had beautiful architecture. The materials that they used were black and red stones. Along with this, they also made use of rare metals and alloys such as brass. They even used crystals mostly with the intention of experimental purposes and leisure. Moreover, in their free time, they even played with volcanoes.
The Rise of Atlantis
Even after so many myths, fables, tales, and assumptions, the actual proven fact regarding the city remains unknown to people. Along with other historians and some researchers, the theories of Edgar Caycehadhad something unique to tell the world.
Edgar Cayce had a belief that the lost city will rise once again just like the sun that rises from the deep sea. He also predicted that a new land might appear located in North America off the east coast.
He even suggested, the souls of the people that lived in the Atlantis were incarnating to America. This was to create a new enlightened era of human consciousness.
The extra-terrestrial Atlantis’ connection
Some stories claim the people that originally inhabited the lost city are thought of as extra-terrestrial beings who travelled there around 50,000 years earlier from the star system of Lyrian.
On average, the life span that these people had was believed to be almost 800 years. They were also taller and fairer than average human beings present in these times. This made them very strong and robust among the existing human race back then.
The unbelievable powers of Atlantis people
Some people claim that Atlantis, the Lost City was on the planet Mars, or it was an alien civilization’s colony. The inhabitants are believed to possess exceptional powers that include the ability to control the weather, modifying the eruptions of volcanoes.
Others mention the inhabitants of the city had some different sort of device that made them capable of channeling energy from time as well as space.
Even if myths say the residents of the lost city of Atlantis City were superior beings to us, some opinions exist that this could be just some mythical representation of the fashion of life that is barbaric.
Is this some fable that is based on real-life events?
Most of the people consider Atlantis, the lost city being just like some of the other legends that exist but others also say that there are few conspiracy theories that suggest that this fable could have been based on real-life events too.
An explorer of the ocean, Robert Ballard thinks that there is logic in the story because it shows similarities with volcanic eruptions that occurred massively in Santorini island located in the Aegean Sea that is near Greece.
Ballard mentions that a highly advanced society that lived there vanished suddenly in a similar way to the Atlantis. Also, Ignatius Donnelly had also confirmed the existence and the disappearance of a continent in the mid-Atlantic exactly located in the place that Plato had mentioned.
The debate still goes on as some researchers claim the existence of this utopian kingdom as a real continent that had its location off the Bahamas which was swallowed by the Devil’s Triangle later. Another group also suggests that the now present Antarctica is a recent version of the city of Atlantis.
A professor of Bard College, James Romm in the city of Annandale located in New York, says that Plato himself had created this story so he could convey few philosophical theories that he had which were mostly regarding his idea of a civilization that is ideal.
These are a few ideas and discussions regarding the lost city of Atlantis. So its up to you what you feel about the lost city. Comment below about your thought.
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