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« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2010, 03:25:54 am »

Atlantis never sank and the Egyptian Neith priest identified by Plutarch as Sonchis of Sais never said it did.

What he actually said is that the Pelasgians of Athens "sank into the earth" whereas Atlantis "disappeared in the depths of the sea."

"But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea." -- Sonchis of Sais, priest, ~600 B.C.

I don't understand your logic on this, Ostanes. If anything disappeared in the depths of the sea, I would consider it to have "sunk." That seems to be compatible with the definition of sinking.

Atlantis, if it existed, was not a continent, but uplifted oceanic plate (likely from convergent compression -- two tectonic plates colliding). Atlantis may have become weakened from plate rotation (Africa rotating around the Atlantis region with respect to the Eurasia plate), and was likely sucked down to compensate for the massive, post-Ice Age uplift (glacial isostatic rebound, or adjustment) of North America and Northern Europe.

Check out my short Mission: Atlantis video on the geology of Plato's lost island. And then check out the articles on the geology of Atlantis, including diagrams, maps and source references. If Atlantis, existed, this may well be how it was formed and later destroyed.

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