Thursday Theories – Atlantis

Could the world of Atlantis, actually be based on a real place? Like a lot of Myths and Legends, every Myth and Legend are usually based on a person, or a real event. So where could Atlantis possibly be then?

Too discover that, we have to go back all the way to Athena’s and the Philosopher Plato.

Who was Plato?

Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

What’s the connection between Atlantis and Plato?

Plato’s writing are the writings that most people and explorers used to try and find the world of Atlantis. They’ve all believed that Atlantis must be based on a real place. With modern technology, they’ve gone and taken a look into it. So what if Atlantis a real place?!

Isn’t modern technology brilliant!

There’s a program, where you can scan text (so Plato’s writings), and from that look up any algorithms of places that come from Atlantis. So this machine can match any similar features from Plato’s writing too features from places on Earth. So there is one place on Earth that would have been a active civilizations around that time and had at least 51 specific features to Plato’s writings about Atlantis.

The region is about 200 meters by 200 meters. It’s in Morocco and the little place is called Souss Massa . Around the time, about 12,000 years ago, the desert that is and sand that is now known to be there. Would have been, thanks to soil exploration. It would have been completely different. It would have been a green Sahara and full of fertile plains.

What about the water though?

Well, the sad thing about this area is that it actually called a “red zone”. What’s a red zone. Meaning no one’s allowed to visit there. Which of course means that people wanting to visit the potential “Atlantis” can not go. This is because the spot is rife with beheadings, kidnappings…Scary stuff!

So what did they do then? They literally took to the skies! They used space satellites to track over the land. Guess what they found!

They found a place where water USED to be 25 miles in diameter. There would have been a water, but with a volcanic plug underneath, with possible rings of water. I believe it would have been called a “pyle lake” or “pile lake” (I am still trying to figure out how to spell that. If anyone please put it into the comments!). It is also known as Richat Structure

At first they didn’t think they saw anything…However! … After they looked more closer, they could see shapes that looked like temple and housing structures, as well as large animal pens. Animal pens that they believe would have been big enough to suggest that it was a town, where people would place their animals in these pens for a night or two.

Again though, because it is a red zone. It means that people cannot get out there to explore it further. So who knows, what else could be there waiting to be discovered! Could that volcanic plug exploded one day? Sinking the villages, the people into the ground?


Share Your World Week 20

Share Your World – 2015 Week #20

Share Your World

What is the most important thing that you ever learned? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)

No matter how genuinely nice you are and want to help others. For every nice genuine person, there is probably two or three “crazy” nasty type people and most people will let them win. You have to learn to be your own best friend and realise that sometimes you need to take a step back and take a step out and that is absolutely more than okay.

What feeds your enthusiasm for life? 

The goodness in people and the beauty that is in nature. I think that I lost that for a while to be honest. I was so lost and trapped in a whole heap of darkness a few year backs that it was a real struggle to see any goodness. In all honesty, I think it was watching the live feeds on the birth of a baby Ostrich, that brought me back. It’s hard to explain to people.

What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane commercial or private flight?

I have not really had a good flight experience, I get all the motion sicknesses so every flight I have to the drugs that make me sleepy so I sleep right throughout. Except for the one time I flew to America, it was over 12 hours and I woke up a few times during the flight. I always have an urge to kiss the ground whenever I fly and we land.

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?

I would love to explore and try to find the great city of Atlantis, but if that was impossible. I would love to explore Greece, Rome and Egypt. The ancient stories just do something for me.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?