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What Would Happen To The Person Who Discovered Atlantis

I swear I've discovered ATLANTIS!!!!?

Sure, you discovered Atlantis. And I discovered the Well of Souls today and am looking for the Lost Ark of the Covenant!

Why do we try to discover atlantis?


Oh ye of little faith!


W. H. Auden wrote a poem about searching for Atlantis which I actually think describes it very well in no small part because it describes the search as an act of faith:

Should storms, as may well happen,
Drive you to anchor a week
In some old harbour-city
Of Ionia, then speak
With her witty sholars, men
Who have proved there cannot be
Such a place as Atlantis:
Learn their logic, but notice
How its subtlety betrays
Their enormous simple grief;
Thus they shall teach you the ways
To doubt that you may believe.

Note the last line. Christians will tell you about the line, "I'm a Believer, Lord, Help me in mine unbelief" (which I forget the origin of). This Poem is actually very openly based on Cavafy's Ithaka, which describes a journey to Ulysses's Homeland as a lifetime journey. Auden peoples his poems with party boys and prostitutes but yet he ends it with:

Farewell, my dear, farewell: may
Hermes, master of the roads,
And the four dwarf Kabiri,
Protect and serve you always;
And may the Ancient of Days
Provide for all you must do
His invisible guidance,
Lifting up, dear, upon you
The light of His countenance.

In these "rational" times people are always looking for salvation, and many of the serious Atlantis hunters will claim that if we get to the "truth" of it we will have more tools for our salvation. There is a DEFINITE religious impulse in the search -- witness the role that ARE plays in it. I'm not saying that people are right or wrong to look for it, or that it exists or it doesn't exist, but it's very much a religious impulse behind it, and wrong not to appreciate that fact.

It would be no big deal, since the real Atlantis did not look like Plato described it literally. Plato's description is clearly a distorted historical tradition, so Atlantis looked like Crete or Troy or the like, and what did the discovery of Troy or the Minoan Civilization change? Well, it changed something, but it was no revolution. IMHO the discovery of Atlantis would provoke a change in a totally different area, the interpretation of Plato! And this would change more than everything else because all our Western world is based on Plato. Yes, this would really change something.

Do you think the person who discovers Atlantis will become rich/famous?

There's already enough evidence that proves Atlantis, or at least a long forgotten antediluvian civilization once existed. It will never be taught in schools nor added to the history books. The history books have already been written, despite what ever erroneous material, Scientology would sooner promote Darwinian Evolution and the concept of uniformity.

Since Atlantis has already been proven to exist, at least within the establishment of power, it's founder will neither be rich nor famous because the archeological community will not accept, or at least admit its flaws to the general public. "Forbidden Archeology" is a very exhaustive read that brings up thousands of artifacts that completely contradict the present belief system.

"Here comes somebody from way out of left field with a thoroughly well thought out, well presented, coherently described theory, full of data they can't refute and it pulls the rug out from beneath their feet. So how do they deal with it? They don't, they ignore it, they hope it'll go away."

Graham Hancock, Robert Bouval, John Anthony West, and Robert Scotch are the 4 Horsemen of Archeology, that have done many documentaries and written books that completely capsize the archeological community. Here's a good summary on how archeology works:

"Hey we found Atlantis!"
"No, you didn't."
"But we did, look it's right there!"
"You're wrong."
"How could you say that? Are you looking?"
"Doesn't matter, you're wrong."
"Then explain all these underwater structures."
"No, you're wrong, Atlantis never existed."

What would have happened if atlantis was real and never lost?

Atlantis would have taken over Greece and become more power hungry. Lumoria would have eventually stepped in and try to preach morality that global power would corrupt the Atlantians. Atlantis wouldn't listen so Mu had the 3 other civilizations join together and stike a coalition against Atlantis. Lumoria, Egypt, Eden and China would set a full scale war against Atlantis. The Atlantians would be caught in a race against Eden to develope neclear weapons. Atlantis wins and virtually bombs Eden off the planet. Egypt would be next to surrender. China and Lumoria would strike a peace treaty with the Atlantian leaders. So that works out rather well and world poulation begins to increase until China starts secretly building atomic weapons as well. Lumoria finds out about this and begs them to stop. China doesn't listen and ends up nuking Atlantis. Atlantis retaliates now have more land mass from fallen Egypt and Eden. Global nuclear warfare occurs and the whole planet gets sick from radioactive diseases and all three remaining civilizations dwindle to just a few people. Eventually humans repopulate, but because of all the radiation babies are born deformed and we pretty much evolve into a new species entirely.

I’m writing my sixth book, also on Atlantis and Lemuria, that will have the exact longitudes and latitudes of both continents.Atlantis was 10% larger than modern day Australia. It sat right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, bordered by the 47th latitude to the north and the 30th latitude (except the tail) to the south. Problem was, it sat right on top of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, and was bisected by a line of giant volcanoes. 31,000 years ago they all blew up, and most of the continent sank, drowning not only millions of the people who lived on the continent, but millions of people who lived in cities, towns, and villages on the all of the coasts of the world. This was due to the displacement of water by the land sinking. All of the oceans of the world rose 160 feet.If you look between those two latitudes, you’ll see several islands remaining. Not existing anymore were several islands—Poseidia, the size of Cuba, but round, and Aryan (size of Hispaniola) plus 5 smaller islands just below that. They’re not there anymore because they destroyed themselves in a horrific war using laser weapons. 1.5 million people died the first day of the conflict. Keep in mind that humans began populating Atlantis 60,000 years ago, and those islands sank 12,500 years ago—the actual time the story of Noah and his ark came about, when the oceans rose another 41 feet. So they had a long time to advance technologically.If you would like to read more about Atlantis, here is a link to some sample chapters of my book. The Gentle Way by Tom Moore

What would have happened if atlantis was real and never lost?

The Olympian gods and goddesses would have had a great rival in running the god world. Atlanteans were said to be supporters of the Titans, the primordial gods. There is evidence in the texts of Plato that the Atlanteans were demigods who worshiped the former sun god Helios. If it never sank in the ocean it would probably still not exist in the mortal world. It was something more of a new Kalimdor like the refuge mentioned in Blizzard's Warcraft, a world not accessible to humans.

What do you think happened to Atlantis?

Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") is the name of a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias. In Plato's account, Atlantis, lying "beyond the Pillars of Heracles", was a naval power that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9500 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune". As a story embedded in Plato's dialogues, Atlantis is generally seen as a myth created by Plato to illustrate his political theories. Although the function of the story of Atlantis seems clear to most scholars, they dispute whether and how much Plato's account was inspired by older traditions. Some scholars argue Plato drew upon memories of past events such as the Thera eruption or the Trojan War, while others insist that he took inspiration from contemporary events like the destruction of Helike in 373 BC or the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415–413 BC. The possible existence of a genuine Atlantis was actively discussed throughout classical antiquity, but it was usually rejected and occasionally parodied by later authors. While little known during the Middle Ages, the story of Atlantis was rediscovered by Humanists in modern times. Plato's description inspired the utopian works of several Renaissance writers, like Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis". Atlantis inspires today's literature, from science fiction to comic books and films, its name having become a byword for any and all supposed prehistoric but advanced (and lost) civilizations.