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« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2009, 08:00:50 pm »

I would be more than happy for you to be devil's advocate Sungate.  Nikas, you too.  I'll just post this here - it's the second last post I made over in my thread.

However, and I should have remembered this from the last time I went this round, that Plato did mention not just the Pillars of Heracles, but the STRAITS of Heracles, so I suppose we have to admit just from that sentence, that he WAS talking about the Straits of Gibraltar.

..there was an island situated in front of the straits which are by you called the Pillars of Heracles; the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbour, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent.

Now unless the waterway between North Africa and Sicily was once named the Straits of Herakles I think we have to go with it being the Straits of Gibraltar.  So we're back to square one with Atlantis being outside the Med.
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