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The Search For Atlantis in Cuba - Finally, Some Answers!! - UPDATE

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« on: March 02, 2008, 08:03:10 am »

The Size of Libya and Asia Put Together?

Remember, mountain ranges do not sink out of sight simply through cataclysms such as
comet impacts. Certainly, it can be shown that the landmass was considerably smaller
than Plato would have us believe. At one point he says that it was the size of 'Libya and
Asia' put together. Yet later he reports that the island possessed a vast irrigated plain
that 'stretched for three thousand stadia [552 kilometres] in one direction, and at its
centre, for two thousand [stadia, i.e. 368 kilometres] inland from the coast'. Beyond it
to the north, west and east were `mountain ranges' that came right down to the sea as
precipitous cliffs, while the southern end of the plain, on which the city was situated,
was at sea-level. It does not take a geographer to realise that Plato was describing an
east-west orientated island perhaps as little as 600 by 400 kilometres in size.

By suggesting that Atlantis was the size of 'Libya and Asia' put together is likely to relate
not so much to its geographical extent but to the regions of the ocean over which the
kings of Atlantis were considered to hold dominion. This is verified in the knowledge that
the Atlantean empire was said to consist of a whole series of islands that lay in front of
an 'opposite continent', plausibly the American continent, reached by 'voyagers' using a
series of 'other islands', plausibly the Bahamas or Lesser Antilles, which in early colonial
times acted as stepping stones for ocean-going vessels attempting to reach the mainland.

So can we now go on to identify Plato's Atlantis?
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