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Title: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:45:44 am
Stone Code from Zambales Mountains:
A Link to the Atlantean Myth


R. Alonzo Keystone Research , Philippines
J. Quines Keystone Research , Italy 

ABSTRACT


A stone tablet from Zambales Mountains found in 1985 shows the location of the lost island of Atlantis . The lines on the artifact when plotted in a world stress map being developed by USGS falls along the compression zone (causing mountains) and spreading centers (creating rifts and basins) around the globe thereby giving impression that these lines represents the “force” that reshapes the surface of the earth and creating geological stresses around the entire planet.

The attributed location of Atlantis discovered on the overlying surface of the stone map when projected in a dynamic earth map using Vector Graphics Editor, falls along the geographical locations of Iceland, Ireland, the British Isles, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and the Azores. These islands have stories recounting their ancestors descending from a mighty race that inhabited an island in the Atlantic believed to be the legendary Atlantis.

Recent discoveries on both sides of the Atlantic revealing submerge structures like walls, buildings, pyramids, roads and sometimes outline of a complex urban development is a clear proof of Atlantis- an island that was destroyed by natural forces and finally resting at the bottom of the ocean floor 11,000 years ago after a world-wide catastrophe.

This paper analyzes data from seismology, oceanography, underwater and satellite photography during 17-year study and comparing with information from the stone map resulting to a hypothesis presented herein.

The analysis shows that the Atlantis figure at the stone map is in the same geographical location as described by Plato in Critias and Timaeus, thereby giving credence to the cartographic sketch of Atlantis drawn by Athanasius Kircher in 1665.

 
http://www.keystonecode.net/research.htm


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:46:27 am
1. INTRODUCTION

Since the time of Plato up to the present, many thinkers and historians have been debating as to where the true location of Atlantis- an island that sunk to the ocean floor in “ a terrible day and night “ according to the accounts given by Plato in Critias and Timaeus. In the eyes of Donnelly, Berlitz and countless historians and thinkers of our time, Plato serves as an authority, a philosopher who wrote a great work that started the most elusive quest of modern history - the search for the lost island of Atlantis .

While the works of Plato are always quite intriguing, scholars have generally accepted that certainly not all of the written accounts stated in Critias and Timaeus were true. Though these dialogues contain some similar subject matter about Atlantis, accordingly it was a product of the inventive and speculative mind of Plato (Lee, 1977). Lee proposed a theory that the lost island of Atlantis is within the Mediterranean and speculated that the Minoan Crete was Atlantis. This influential theory was derived from the earlier works of Frost, Luce and Carpenter citing seismological, climatic change and archaeological evidence.

Over the past 35 years, renewed interest on Plato's lost island has caused some scholars to search not only the Atlantic ocean floor but also the Bahama Banks, the Ampere Seamount, Thera and other parts of the world looking for evidence that could reveal the exact location of the legendary Atlantis. Interestingly, scholars like Valentine, Collins and other who have taken this task have reached contradictory conclusions ranging from the belief that Canary Islands is the lost island to Bimini as part of Atlantis and recent speculations suggesting Cuba as the lost island with the discovery of the underwater structures by Paulina Zelitsky in 2000.

http://www.keystonecode.net/research2.htm


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:47:32 am
2. THE CODED STONE MAP

In 1985, the authors with a group of amateur fossil collectors discovered a stone slab with geometrical lines on its upper surface along the slopes of Zambales Mountains , a range thrust upwards due to the subduction of Asian Plate into the Manila Trench. It was first thought that the lines are of a fossilized insect but when it was brought to the National Museum in Manila for identification, it was known that the stone was made of basalt- a hard, dense, dark volcanic material usually composed of augite, plagioclase and magnetite. This type of material is not easily weathered thru the passing of time.

Table.1 Stone Map Measurements

Dimensions
 (In meter)
 (In inch)
 
Length
 0.27 m.
 10.65 in.
 
Width
 0.17 m.
 6.75 in.
 
Height
 0.05 m.
 2.0 in.
 

Weight 4.9 kg. (10.78 lbs)
 

For 3 successive years, the authors consulted geologists, seismologists and archaeologists to ask their opinion regarding the possible interpretation of the geometrical lines on the overlying surface of the stone slab. A geologist from National Museum based in Manila gave an opinion that the lines are “veins”, a regularly and lengthy occurrence of an ore or lode. Another researcher of the same institution insists that the lines were natural formations due to the exposure of the stone to different weather conditions in the past. These ideas does not conform to the theory put forth by the authors because they believe the following:

•  The discovered stone slab is indeed a map showing topographical features.

•  The embossed lines on the upper surface of the stone represents the “force” that reshapes the surface of the earth and creating geological stresses around the entire planet.


The stone map shows different geographical features of the world including the location of the legendary lost island of Atlantis .

http://www.keystonecode.net/research3.htm


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:48:31 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:49:35 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:50:07 am
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Features on the upper left portion of the stone map showing Hawaiian Islands, Aleutian Trench and Queen Elizabeth Islands


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:50:53 am
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Comparison of the two features (i.e. Hawaiian Island and Aleutian Trench) using relief map of Pacific Ocean Floor



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:52:05 am
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Comparison of the Queen Elizabeth Island feature of the Stone Map using relief map of the Arctic Ocean Floor



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:53:55 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:54:45 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s23-24-25/24.jpg)

Features on the left side of the stone map showing Bay of Bengal, Ninety East Ridge and Philippine Island


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:55:40 am
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Comparison of the First Group features using relief map of Indian Ocean created by National Geographic Society based from Bathymetric Readings



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:56:39 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:57:25 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s30-31-32/31.jpg)

Feature of the Stone Map showing Wrangel, Fletcher, Pole and Barents Abyssal Plains, and the Islands of Svalbard, Franz Joseph and the October Revolution Island.


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:58:07 am
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Comparison of the features using the Arctic Ocean Floor Map created by National Geographic Society



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 12:59:09 am
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Feature of the Stone Map Showing Ural Mountains, Great African Rift Valley and the African Magnetic Anomaly Zone.



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:00:09 am
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The Ural Mountains feature of the stone in comparison with the position of the Ural Mountain in the Dynamic Earth Map created by United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Smithsonian Institute.



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:01:01 am
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Feature of the Stone Map in comparison with their position in the Dynamic Earth Map.



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:02:08 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s38-39-40/38.jpg)

A human like feature of the Stone Map at the lower right portion (Could this human like figure symbolizes the Greek Mythological god, Poseidon?)



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:02:56 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:03:32 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:04:30 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:05:14 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:06:01 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s42-43-44-45-46-47/44.jpg)

The human like figure can be verified using Satellite Altimetry Reading of National Geographic Data Center based from studies made by US Navy and the European Space Agency


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Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:06:44 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:07:24 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s42-43-44-45-46-47/46.jpg)

The human like figure is the outline of the Kerguelen Island beneath the ocean floor.



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:08:13 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s42-43-44-45-46-47/47.jpg)

The human like figure with an outline showing the head, hair, arms, legs, tail and horn. (The figure was twisted 90 degrees upward to show the figure vividly.)


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:10:15 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:10:53 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:12:04 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s48-50-51-52-53-54-57/50B1.jpg)

The Bermuda Triangle feature of the stone map when projected in the World Map. Note that the red dot in the middle of the Triangle is where aircraft, sea going vessels and crews disappear into thin air without a trace.


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:12:44 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:13:18 am
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Comparison of the Bermuda Triangle feature of the stone map when projected in a world map and the location of Bermuda Triangle according to researchers shown on the upper left portion.


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:14:32 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s48-50-51-52-53-54-57/53.jpg)

Location of the Lost Island of Atlantis in the stone tablet.



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:15:22 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s48-50-51-52-53-54-57/54.jpg)

Bathymetric Map of Azoro - Gibraltar Zone where pyramids, temples, roads and other underwater structures were discovered.


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Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:16:03 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:17:00 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s58-59-60-61-62-63-64-65-66-67/58.jpg)

Side scan sonar of the underwater structures found by Paulina Zelitsky in Cuba.



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Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:17:49 am
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Artist's sketch of the Cuban structures on the upper left portion compared with the Yonaguni underwater structures in Japan.


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Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:18:34 am
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Description of Plato about Atlantis.



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Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:19:24 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:20:15 am
(http://www.keystonecode.net/feat/images/cimgcor/s58-59-60-61-62-63-64-65-66-67/62.jpg)

The comparison of Kircher's Map that was inverted with the Atlantis frigure in the stone tablet.



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Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:21:04 am
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The Atlantis figure on the left side as compared to the location of Atlantis described by Plato in Critias.


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:22:21 am
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Location of Atlantis at present indicated by a circle using the Paleo-reconstructed continents done by Christoper Scotese.


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Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:22:51 am
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:23:37 am
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Author's theory on the location of Atlantis in the past and at the present



Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:25:12 am
2.1 Similarities from the Past

If one is to look at the shape of the discovered coded stone map and compare it with the flat limestone artifact used by the pre-historic people of the eastern Spanish coast of Valencia (Garcia, 1942) and those found in the caves of Parpallo, one would think that the makers of these slabs came from the same school of thought because they have striking resemblance.

According to Prof. Wilfredo Ronquillo, head of Archaeology Division of the National Museum in the Philippines , the stylistic use of “geometric compositions” was already a tradition among the people in that area. Anthropologists interpreted the geometrical compositions found on the Parpallo objects as lunar phasing, which means that the ancient people of Spain were astronomers (Marschack, 1972).

This eastern Spanish culture of the Upper Paleolithic shows evidence of cultural contact with and even the intrusion of groups from northern Franco-Cantabrian cultures.   


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It follows that the geometrical lines on the upper surface of the stone slab was somewhat similar to that of the Parpallo objects found in a cave about 5 miles (8 km.) inland from the Mediterranean. Though the sites of the discovery for both the coded stone map and that of the Parpallo objects are more than thousand miles apart and belonging to different time frame and culture, their striking resemblance is notably clear as to their shape and geometrical compositions.

http://www.keystonecode.net/research4.htm


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:26:53 am
   
2.2 These Lines Represents "The Massive Force"

With knowledge derived from the geometrical compositions of the artifacts from Parpallo, the authors perceived that the lines could mean something very important. Citing a hypothesis that the stone slab is a map, looking for supporting evidence is an arduous task since it is not yet determined as to what kind of map it represents. Pouring over the voluminous reading material available at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS) library, the investigators stumbled upon a book that became the groundwork to dig deeper into the subject. The book contains information about hot spots, volcanic mountains and the Mid-ocean ridges. When the data were transferred to a Mercator projection map using paper cut-outs that represents hot spots and volcanic mountains, most of the geometrical lines fall along the compression zones and spreading centers and near the known hot spots around the globe thereby confirming the idea that these lines represents a subject matter well worth studying. This later became the basis for submitting an abstract to the organizing committee of International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior International Conference on Continental Magmatism held in Santa Fe, New Mexico in June 25- July 1, 1989.

 
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In August 21, 1989 , one and a half month after the conference, an article entitled “Quake Stress Map Being Developed” claimed that scientists from 20 countries around the world are developing a quake stress map aimed at identifying patterns of geological stresses around the entire planet (Dye, 1989). Mari Lou Zoback who is coordinating the project, points out that establishing this pattern will help define the enormous forces that drive the giant slabs of the earth's crust- so called tectonic plates-around the globe.

This proved to be the most important data ever gathered prompting the investigators to focus on this map being developed by USGS in coordination with different scientists and institutions around the world. The quake stress map contains keys to the meaning of the geometrical lines on the upper surface of the stone map. When the embossed lines were plotted in the World Stress Map, they fall along the compression zones (creating mountains) and spreading centers (causing rifts and basins) around the globe thereby giving impression that the lines of the stone tablet represent the “force” that help reshape the surface of the earth and creating geological stresses within the entire planet.

In many areas of the world, localized stresses are caused by such things as the weight of mountains on the earth's crust or removal of oil and water triggering devastating earthquakes. If the primary forces are clearly understood, it will be easier to pinpoint secondary forces that will be helpful in establishing better seismic potential identification in any given area and greater chance of understanding localized stress that does not fit the overall pattern.

It was generally thought that the primary geological stress patterns ran in a north-south direction, however, studies show that primary stress is at right angles to the fault. An example of this is the movement of North American plate that is inching south while the Pacific plate is moving north, crunching California along a northwest-southeast axis. The stress caused by the two plates pushing against each other is far greater than the stress caused by one plate moving as it tries to slip pass the other.
 
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After the devastating Dec. 26, 2004 killer earthquake that destroyed almost 300,000 lives and billions worth of properties, some scientists predicted the possibility of more quakes ahead in the tremor-prone Sumatra and its adjacent areas. By using a Slip and Displacement Map created by Chen Ji, seismologist from California Institute of Technology, McCloskey and colleagues found that the so-called Sumatra-Andaman earthquake increased the stress on adjacent sections of the Sunda Trench and the nearby Sumatra fault that runs the length of Sumatra (Roach, 2005).

According to Ji's work, portions of the ocean floor along the Sunda Trench moved as much as 65 feet in an area stretching north from the epicenter for about 310 miles. Subsequent calculations by McCloskey and colleagues show that slip and displacement resulted to a large build-up of stress in a 31-mile stretch of the Sunda Trench just south of the rupture zone.

The epicenter of the magnitude 9 killer quake that wipe out almost 300,000 people in Asia and East Africa according to United Nations, falls exactly within the plotted lines on the Dynamic Earth Map earlier presented. We have confirmed from this natural disaster in recent times that the effects of stress build-up can cause devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. This catastrophe was a clear proof that the lines do represent massive forces underneath the earth's crust.

Uncovering the meaning of the geometrical lines in relation to the “lines of force” beneath the earth's crust was withheld for more than 15 years because it was the authors opinion that the discovery of linear meaning do not constitute the totality of the project but rather a mere fragment of the figures on the coded stone map. Knowledge drawn from the quake stress map confirms that the geometrical lines on the upper surface of the stone map was indeed related to the enormous forces of nature not yet fully understood by many scholars. This brings the project closer to the hypothesis raised earlier.

 http://www.keystonecode.net/research5.htm
 


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:27:55 am
3. LOST ISLANDS IN THE ATLANTIC

Stories and memories of a vanished continent seem to be instinctively shared even by some animals. Twice in their lifetime, eels swim from European rivers to mate in the seaweed forest of Sargasso Sea , where a great underwater river still flows along the ancient bed beneath the Atlantic . Birds on their seasonal migration fly from Europe to South America circle over an area in the Atlantic perhaps looking for a place where birds once rested.

Why does the European eel make it's hazardous two-year journey just to mate in Sargasso Sea ?

One probable answer is that, ingrained in the minds of the eels is a genetically maintained memory that an island once existed in that area. Instinctual animals cannot learn from experience and eels have been ruled by instinct since the Cretaceous period. The eels are aware that the island no longer exist but they could not change their instinctual lifestyle of going to Sargasso Sea to mate. An eel it seems has a better memory than man (Muck, 1978).

The Sargasso Sea is in itself a huge enigma. It teems with small fish, crabs, prawns and mollusks when very few of these creatures are natural inhabitants of the open sea. It is almost as if a massive landmass submerged at this point leaving behind a floating platform of debris that is constantly being added to.

A memory of the island of Atlantis was being recalled by the discovery of massive and unexplained ruins on both sides of the Atlantic . These structures are so huge that their construction by “ civilizations ” before written history seem inconceivable and consequently according to the generally accepted timetable of history, the “ruins” of a civilization that once existed in the Atlantic indicates the use of mechanical devices thousands of years before these were invented by us.

Within the last 35 years, the discovery of buildings, temples, walls and roads at the seafloors indicate civilization that once existed on land now under the ocean floor. Massive “stone ruins” that were photographed are now being explored off the coasts of United States , Mexico , Cuba , Venezuela and in the sunken banks of the Bahamas . Underwater ruins are also investigated off the coast of Spain , Canary Islands , Morocco , Portugal and Azores . These ruins do not only resemble one another but are also similar to the megalithic structures that were discovered in the mountains of South America, the coast of Europe and Asia and in some islands in the Pacific belonging to a prehistoric civilization.

Could these structures on both sides of Atlantic remnants of lost civilizations or are they colonies of the once mighty Atlantean empire?

According to Plato, Atlantis was located “not in the Mediterranean but far out in the Atlantic beyond the Pillars of Hercules ” ( Gibraltar on the southern coast of Spain and Mount Atlas on the northern tip of Africa ). He specified that, “The Island was larger than Libya and Asia put together and was the way to the other islands. From this island one will pass thru the whole of the opposite continent that surrounds the true ocean; for this sea (Mediterranean) which is within the Straits of Hercules is only a harbor having a narrow entrance (the Straits of Gibraltar) but the other is the real sea and the surrounding land may be most truly called a continent”. (See Image 1)
From this account of Plato about the legendary island, we were given a hint as to where Atlantis can be found.

http://www.keystonecode.net/research6.htm


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:28:53 am
3.1 Ruins Under the Ocean Floor

From various underwater discoveries, people have already known that curious underwater formations on the shallow waters of the Bermuda Banks were turning out in the Western side of the Atlantic . Pilots flying at low altitudes deemed that the underwater formations could be the tops of buildings, which were submerged under the seafloor. Dr. Manson Valentine, an underwater archaeologist from Miami , Florida , investigated this indication of ancient constructions within the Bahama Banks. According to him, during one of his trips in an undisclosed area within the Bahama Banks, he took pictures of a network of modular straight lines intersecting at right, obtuse and acute angles that resembles an architect's complex urban development (Valentine, 1976). By comparison, they look like those Nazca lines in Peru where geometrical mélange of triangles, quadrangles and trapezoids can be found (McIntyre, 1975). Valentine even suggested that the pyramidal structures along the Bahama Banks looks like those of the pyramids in Egypt .

Further exploration of the Bahama Banks was made in 1970 by Dr. Ray Brown, a diver and a lecturer from Mesa , Arizona during one of his expeditions in the Berry Islands . His group were looking for a sunken galleon treasure ship, however, what they discovered in the area are outlines of buildings. Their group went down to a depth of 135 ft. where they found some pyramidal structures surrounded by ruined buildings.

Dr. Brown strongly believes that the pyramids and other edifices in the area were extended below the seafloor with only their upper parts visible. Others who have seen it the air said that these are 5 miles wide and slightly larger in length (Berlitz, 1984).

One of the pyramids found at a depth of 22 fathoms is 120 ft. high with only 90 ft. visible protruding from the shifting sand of the seafloor. The surface of the structure is smooth and mirror-like with indiscernible joints between individual blocks. This pyramid has a rectangular room with a pyramid shape ceiling that contains no algae or coral growing on the inner walls. It is in this room that Dr. Brown discovered a 3-½ inch crystal sphere, which he exhibited in 1974 (Joseph, 2003). Experts from Smithsonian Institute in Washington noted that the technology for cutting quartz stone to the perfection exhibited in the crystal sphere was not accomplished by our civilization until 1900.

It is worth noting that most of the underwater discoveries in the Western Atlantic were within the Bermuda Triangle (a section of the Atlantic lying roughly between Bermuda, southern Florida and a point past the Antilles at 60 degrees west longitude) where hundreds of ships and planes with their crews and passengers have disappeared without a trace.

In modern times the phenomenon has been closely investigated and that ships and planes encountered unusual conditions in this mysterious zone like compass going berserk, sudden power failure, malfunction of navigational equipment and sometimes glowing fogs over small area at sea level or as cloud in the sky accompanied by strong magnetic pulls on planes and ships. It is being suggested that electromagnetic forces or stresses emanates from the sea and causing the disappearance in that zone (Berlitz, 1984).

But Professor Joseph Monaghan and honor student David May of Monash University claimed that massive methane gas bubbles raising from the sea might be the culprit behind the disappearance of ships and aircraft in the Bermuda Triangle (Dowling, 2003). It is a known fact that methane gas hydrates beneath the ocean floor when disturbed erupts or explodes if internal pressure is too large. In the Bermuda Triangle, methane gas is known to be present and so sudden release of this gas could cause explosion if it came in contact with hot engine of a plane. Personnel in oilrigs are aware of the potential dangers of ocean floor gas bubbles so they have to follow safety procedures if they hit a methane gas pocket.

Since Bermuda Triangle is within the converging plates of North American and South American plate, the Nazca and Cocos plate the authors opine that low-intensity ocean floor quakes could trigger the release of the pockets of methane gas into the surface and appearing as clouds or sometimes glowing fog within the danger zone before the disappearance of ships, planes and crew occur.
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:30:09 am
 
3.2 The Discovery of the Russians

It is suggested that Atlantis did not sink into the sea but rather was “drowned” by the ocean due to the rising waters brought about by the melting of the glacial ice. There is an implication that the present small islands where Atlantis once existed might be found on seamounts, plateaus and marine valleys surrounding it and in underwater traces of buildings or walls indicating the existence of an advance culture in the past. Russian underwater research provided certain measure of corroboration for this theory.

Russia , although far from the Atlantic Ocean maintained interest in the Atlantic and in the tradition of the lost continent of Atlantis. An expedition carried out by the Academician Petrovsky, a Russian research ship, photographed seafloor topography and archaeological relics where legendary Atlantis was supposedly located. The aim and the result of the expedition, which took place in the early part of 1974, was summarized by Barinova and appeared in Znanie-Sila (no.8, 1979).

On board the ship were geologists, biologists and an underwater photograph specialist named Ivanovich Marakuev who studied the sandbanks of Mediterranean Sea shallow waters and of the Atlantic Ocean not far from the Northwest Africa . It is the origin, structure and population of the sandbanks, the peaks of underwater mountains that are the prime scientific interest of those specialists.

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Photos taken at the Horse Archipelago (300 miles west of Gibraltar ) especially at the summit of Ampere Seamount, an underwater plateau that was thrust upwards from a depth of 10,000 ft. to 200 ft. below the sea level showed unexpected features. These pictures show masonry on an upper edge of a wall. It is about 1.5 meters high and slightly longer in length. Its width is approximately 75 centimeters (Berlitz, 1984).

The Russian discovery at the Ampere Seamount was not published for several years until worldwide publicity came in 1978 via an interview of Prof. Andrei Aksyonov, then the deputy director of the Institute of Oceanography of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Aksyonov while cautious on the Atlantean identification of the ruins believed that the objects in the picture once stood on the surface of the land . An AP release issued by Alexander Nesterenko, then the director of the Fleet Department of the Institute of Oceanography , confirmed the report that the Russian research ship has taken pictures of “ what might be ruins” but denied reports that Vityaz, another research ship was investigating the same site. (See Image 4) 


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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:31:12 am
3.3 The Pyramids of Paulina Zelitsky

In the summer of 2000, Paulina Zelitsky, a Russian-born oceanographic engineer together with her husband Paul Weinzweig, discovered a huge plateau with clear images of an urban development partly covered with sand while scanning the seafloor of Cuba looking for sunken treasures while employ by Cuban government. Satellite-integrated oceanfloor positioning systems, echo sounders and high precision side-scan double frequency sonar used by the couple detected figures resembling pyramids, roads and building. Reuters reported that the deep-sea city is located on a huge plateau lying at a depth of around 2,200 feet. High-resolution sonar images reveal limitless white sand plains and man-made large-size architectural designs (Reuters, 2001).(See Image 5)

Aboard the Cuban research ship Ulises, Zelitsky with a team of trained researchers discovered “extensive series of structures” over a several-mile wide area using sonar images. The site is close to the edge of the underwater geological feature known as Cuban Shelf, which falls off sharply in a series of shelves going down to several thousand meters. It is at one of these shelves around 600-700 meters deep that these structures were found within the vicinity of an extinct volcano, a geological fault and a riverbed.

According to Paul Weinzweig, the sonar imagery shows pyramids, roads and buildings that look like those found in the Yucatan Peninsula and further points out that they resemble like an urban development. Apart from the actual shapes, there are similarities according to American geologists and pointed out that the dark shadings in the image suggest metal roofing.(See Image 6)

Could this discovery of Paulina Zelitsky give us hint as to where the legendary island once existed?

In Gateway to Atlantis, Collins concluded that the most likely location of Plato's sunken empire was Cuba . He pointed out that Plato's description of Atlantis was derived from stories and rumors reaching the ancient world via Phoenician and Carthaginian seafarers crossing the Atlantic Ocean . Furthermore, he proposes that the mechanism behind the Atlantis destruction was a comet impact that devastated the eastern Atlantic coast of America sometime around 8,500 B.C. Fragments of this comet falling in the Western Atlantic basin just north of the Bahamas, created hundred-meters-high tidal waves drowning large part of the Bahamas and the Caribbean as well as low-lying regions of the eastern United States (Collins, 2000).

However, studies conducted by the authors from recent discoveries within the Bahama Banks and adjacent areas including the Eastern side of the Atlantic, strongly refute the conclusion of Collins about the location of Atlantis because his only basis for the claim was the belief that the land area of Cuba's great western plain matches Plato's description of Atlantis having a measurement of 3000 by 2000 stadia or approximately 552 kilometers by 368 kilometers.

If only 200-300 meters of water recede from the present sea level, an island bigger the size of Florida will rise from the Bahama Banks!!! We strongly believe that the structures found by Zelitsky are remnants of an Atlantean colony and it is expected that in the future there will be more underwater structures to be discovered on both sides of the Atlantic because of the state-of-the-art instruments now being employed makes the ocean floor look more transparent.

As early as 1950's, pilots of light aircraft reported seeing underwater “stonework” within Cuban waters. Similar sightings of “ submerged building complex” covering over 10 acres on the northern part of Cuba have persuaded Cuban government to explore and discovered a veritable underwater city. Unverified reports speculate that the “building complex” was explored with the assistance of Russian submarines based in Cuba during the 1960's. (See Image 7)

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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:32:34 am
4. AMAZING MAP OF KIRCHER

In 1665, a German Jesuit priest named Athanasius Kircher drew a fairly detailed map of Atlantis as he thought it once existed. This map has an inscription on the upper left portion that reads “Site of the island of Atlantis , in the past swallowed by the sea in the belief of the Egyptians and Plato's description”. If one look at the map, it is upside down since Africa and Spain are on the left side while the American continent is on the right. The arrow pointing downwards on the lower portion of the supposed location of Atlantis in Mid-Atlantic indicates that this map is inverted. Topographically speaking an arrow indicates north, therefore, if this map is inverted it will more accurately show the shape of the Mid-Atlantic plateau, north and south of Azores Islands, an unusual coincidence considering the lack of knowledge of oceanographic depths at that time.

Did Kircher found a reference where he derived his fairly detailed map of Atlantis?

The authors believed that Athanasius Kircher based his map from a reference.

As mentioned earlier the stone map does possess a figure that we put forth as the one representing the lost island of Atlantis . In Figure 1, one can notice an encircled figure representing the lost island of Atlantis that when plotted into a world map falls along the geographical locations of Iceland, Ireland, the British Isles, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and the Azores, all of which have stories recounting their ancestors descending from a mighty race that inhabited an island in the Atlantic. The two islands between America and the Atlantis figure in Kircher's map represents the islands of Azores .

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The resemblance in the shape of the Atlantis figure found in the stone map as compared to the one drawn by Kircher was very striking and the only slight difference between them is that, in Kircher's cartographic sketch, the southernmost tip of Atlantis is shorter in length while it is slightly longer in the coded stone map. If one would stretch the upper side of Kircher's Atlantis figure, invert it and compare them with the Atlantis figure on the stone map, one can notice their striking similarities and even be tempted to think that the stone map is very precise, made by ancient people with scientific knowledge in oceanography, cartography, seismology and satellite altimetry. (See Image 8)

Kircher's map proved to be an important contribution to the data we gathered because based from this, we were able to establish evidence supporting our claim that the Atlantis figure on the coded stone map reveals the location of the legendary island and this can be verified thru cartographic sketches, bathymetric charts, relief maps and satellite altimetry readings.

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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:33:34 am
CONCLUSION

Basing from the evidence that we have gathered, presented and comparing them with the other theories put forth by several scholars and researchers in the field, we can now conclude that the stone tablet that we discovered in August 11, 1985 along the slopes of Zambales Mountains is indeed a 3-dimesional world map showing geological and topographical figures of the earth and also revealing the location of the legendary Atlantis. The embossed lines on the upper surface of the coded stone map is a geometrical composition representing the lines of force that reshape the surface of the earth and creating geological stresses around the entire planet. This gargantuan force causing volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tidal waves coupled with other destructive forces of nature like comet impact might be the culprit behind the disappearance of the Atlantean empire. The process, which Atlantis has undergone before finally resting at the bottom of the sea 11,500 years ago during the sudden melting of the glacial ice, is a natural process that may take place again in the future.

Atlantis we believe, sink to the ocean floor on a “ terrible day and night ” during a phase in a worldwide cataclysm that took place in the distant past. Series of catastrophic events might have took place- a comet impact in the Atlantic Ocean rupturing the thin crust at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge might have triggered earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other seismic activities causing the sudden melting of glacial ice that brought the deluge. These series of violent events complicates earths' environment and finally destroying most of the planet's inhabitants leaving behind few human race and structures that withstand the test of time. The worldwide catastrophe that took place in the remote past is well documented in myths, legends and tales around the world. The chain of catastrophic events gradually took place not only tens and hundreds of thousands of years but rather millions of years before recorded history.

Reconstructing the former position of the Atlantis using the paleo-reconstruction maps developed by McElhinny, Scotese and others, we found out that the island is already in existence 240 million years ago!!! This island was part of Pangea during the early Permian period according to geologic and tectonic evidence (Scotese, 1984).
(See Image 9, 10 and 11)

The location of Atlantis we have presented here that falls along the geographical locations of Iceland, Ireland, the British Isles, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and the Azores supports the theories of other researchers in the field, however, in our study Atlantis is far wider in terms of total land area than others have proposed. Most, if not all scholars are very selective in locating the site of Atlantis not taking into consideration the description of Plato that the island is “bigger than Libya and Asia put together”.

Truly the location of Atlantis is far out in the Atlantic . According to Plato, “this island was the way to other islands passing the whole of the opposite continent surrounded by a true ocean”. The continent mentioned by Plato is North America and the ocean he was referring to is the Atlantic Ocean . Looking at the Atlantis figure we presented derived from the coded stone map, Atlantis's southernmost part is the Western Sahara in Africa and its northern most tip is Iceland .(See Image 12)

Thru painstaking work for the last 17 years, we have established that the location of Atlantis truly lies in the Atlantic as written in Critias and Timaeus - two of Plato's greatest works. The cartographic sketch of Athanasius Kircher was a very important element in our ongoing work and we do hope that in the near future more maps of this type shall be discovered and serve as additional evidence.

Against the background of all available evidence, the sum total of the proof we presented regarding Atlantis points to a glimpse of history in complete variance with the established view of some scholars in the field. In the course of time as more and more finds come to light, our connection to Atlantis is sure to grow brighter and clearer in the passing of time

Already the proof of its existence is approaching the point of being irrefutable and before long we are sure to have an even clearer image of an island that refuses to die. An island that sooner or later must regain its place in established history.

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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 15, 2007, 01:34:38 am
 
REFERENCES

Berlitz, Charles (1984). Atlantis The Lost Continent Revealed, London LTD, Macmillan, p.85, 105, 106

Collins, Andrew (2000). Gateway to Atlantis, London

Dowling, Jason (2003). Bermuda Triangle Solved? It's a Load of Gas, www.theage.com.au

Dye, Lee(1989). Quake Stress Being Develop, Science/Medicine section, part2, Los Angeles , L.A. Times

Garcia, Luis Pericot (1942). La Cueva De Parpallo, Gandia

Joseph, Frank (2003). Underwater Pyramids, www.crystallinks.com

Lee, Desmond (1977). Timaeus and Critias , New Zealand , Penguin, p. 165, 166

Marschack, Alexander (1972). The Roots of Civilization, New York , McGraw-Hill Book, 106

McElhinny et al (1981). Fragmentation of Asia in the Permian, Nature 293, 212-216

McIntyre, Loren (1975). Mystery of the Nazca Lines, National Geographic, p.716

Muck, Otto (1978). Secrets of Atlantis, Book Club Associated

Reuters (2001). Looking for Lost Riches in Cuba 's Sea: Underwater Surveyors Said They May Have Found Sunken City, MSNBC

Roach, John (2005). Tsunami Region Ripe for Another Big Quake, Study Says, National Geographic News

Scotese, Christoper (1984). Paleozoic Paleomagnetism and the Assembly of Pangea, Geodynamics Vol.12, p.8

Valentine, Manson J. (1976). Underwater Archaeology in the Bahamas , New York , Explorers Manual
 
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Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: Qoais on June 16, 2007, 02:51:49 pm
Hi Dhill
I for one, am very glad to see these posts.  I have been gradually coming to the conclusion that Atlantis had to have existed so much farther back in the past than what people would believe, but have been a little afraid to come out and say so directly.  I'm not a scientist and certainly don't have any proof, but I've been gently hinting that this might have been the case.  First, I cut up a world map and stuck it back together again, and then I went looking for something on the web that shows how the land masses might have changed over the years.  I did post those maps in "My theory" but did not post the time line as I thought people wouldn't accept that a civilization could have flourished that long ago.  The Tibetan Lama, Robsang Lampa said this civilization existed when the earth was young.  Therefore, I wanted to check out what the earth looked like when it was "young".  I have great respect for the people who have the education and the wherewithall to actually go out and search these things out.


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: Bianca on June 16, 2007, 06:54:28 pm


DHill,

First, let me thank you for this, your latest contribution!  It puts the "finishing touch" to what

has been coming together in my head.  The last piece of the puzzle came together for me a

couple of months ago, when I read David King's biography of Olof Rudbeck, "FINDING ATLANTIS".

These posts confirm it.

I could add a lot more, but none of it is "scientific", just observation, common sense and a good

dose of 'gut feelings" and psychic impressions.

Love and peace,
b


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 18, 2007, 02:23:02 am
Hi Dhill
I for one, am very glad to see these posts.  I have been gradually coming to the conclusion that Atlantis had to have existed so much farther back in the past than what people would believe, but have been a little afraid to come out and say so directly.  I'm not a scientist and certainly don't have any proof, but I've been gently hinting that this might have been the case.  First, I cut up a world map and stuck it back together again, and then I went looking for something on the web that shows how the land masses might have changed over the years.  I did post those maps in "My theory" but did not post the time line as I thought people wouldn't accept that a civilization could have flourished that long ago.  The Tibetan Lama, Robsang Lampa said this civilization existed when the earth was young.  Therefore, I wanted to check out what the earth looked like when it was "young".  I have great respect for the people who have the education and the wherewithall to actually go out and search these things out.


Hi Qoais,

I wouldn't downgrade what you see as a lack of education on your part.  That is certatinly not a detriment!  There are no courses in Atlantology, and moreoften than not, academics are good at closing your mind to certain possibilities as opposed to opening them.

I have always said that we know very little about the past, in fact, the picture we have is actually pretty incomplete  We have the debris of the ancient civilizations left behind, we know very little about what those civilizations were like at their peak.  I like to follow archaeology, but it is actually one of the most incomplete, far-reaching sciences oiut there.  Archaologists, by their very nature, tend to presume a lot about ancient people that they know very little of.


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: dhill757 on June 18, 2007, 02:25:56 am


DHill,

First, let me thank you for this, your latest contribution!  It puts the "finishing touch" to what

has been coming together in my head.  The last piece of the puzzle came together for me a

couple of months ago, when I read David King's biography of Olof Rudbeck, "FINDING ATLANTIS".

These posts confirm it.

I could add a lot more, but none of it is "scientific", just observation, common sense and a good

dose of 'gut feelings" and psychic impressions.

Love and peace,
b

Hi Bianca,

I'm glad that you liked it.  I ran across all this the other night when I was researching Atlantic Ocean Volcanism (which I will get back I have yet to read Olof Rudbeck's book.  What did it confirm for you?


Title: Re: Stone Code from Zambales Mountains: A Link to the Atlantean Myth
Post by: Bianca on June 19, 2007, 07:02:07 am



DHill,

Sorry I took so long in answering you.  I think Atlantis and/or a great landmass was in the

Atlantic, whatever name we want to give it.  Whether it was one or more "islands" - an

Archipelago (?) - I am not sure, but it was close enough to Scandinavia for the "Atlanteans"

to colonize it.  Rudbeck may have been obsessed by his quest, but he was not a fool.....

I am sure that the Atlanteans operated pretty much like the Romans did with their "Pax Romana"

Wherever they went they taught how to build in the same manner that worked well in the Homeland.

Shortly after I read the book, this discovery hit the news:

http://atlantisonline.smfforfree2.com/index.php/topic,984.0.html


Anyway, that's as well as I can put it right now.  Let's face it, there is so much that has already

been found in the Atlantic (that we know of ) and more being found almost every day (see Greg

Little) that there is little doubt that a great civilization DID exist in the Atlantic Ocean.

The other locations, like Cyprus, Malta etc. are way too small and insignificant to be the real thing.

It was also close enough to Central and South America to enable the survivors to escape there before,

after or during the cataclysm.

Love and Peace,
B