Let's look at this part: (from Plato's Timeaus)
In this mountain there dwelt one of the earth born primeval men of that country, whose name was Evenor, and he had a wife named Leucippe, and they had an only daughter who was called Cleito. The maiden had already reached womanhood, when her father and mother died; Poseidon fell in love with her and had intercourse with her, and breaking the ground, inclosed the hill in which she dwelt all round, making alternate zones of sea and land larger and smaller, encircling one another; there were two of land and three of water, which he turned as with a lathe, each having its circumference equidistant every way from the centre, so that no man could get to the island, for ships and voyages were not as yet.
This always intrigued me, try and draw a centre hill and then enclose it with 2 circles of land and 3 of water - you can't - unless the last water one has land around it.
I know that the Sahara has been wet, more precisely a shallow ocean, called the Triton Sea. You can read all about it by Herodotus, who we also know Plato had read. As well as the rock art found in the mountains of Tassili, some dated 5000BC.
It was an ocean when sea levels rose and through Gabes the sea went over the Sahara, leaving the Atlas mountains exposed and some other high land, Tassili for one, as it fluctuated some areas were exposed as plains and then may have been covered again, this occuring until a climate change started drying out the Sahara. The sea went over the Sahara and came out where the land is at sea level, which happens to be the west coast of Mauritania. Look at an atlas, you can how this would be. Gabes is in Tunisia.
So this is the scenario 6000-10,000 years ago. Now let's look in there for Atlantis.
"All these and their descendants for many generations were the inhabitants and rulers of divers islands in the open sea; and also, as has been already said, they held sway in our direction over the country within the Pillars as far as Egypt and Tyrrhenia. (actually says in Europe in another version so this is not Tyrrenia Sea area, I believe this is in Spain.)
Leaving the palace and passing out across the three you came to a wall which began at the sea and went all round: this was everywhere distant fifty stadia from the largest zone or harbour, and enclosed the whole, the ends meeting at the mouth of the channel which led to the sea. The entire area was densely crowded with habitations; and the canal and the largest of the harbours were full of vessels and merchants coming from all parts, who, from their numbers, kept up a multitudinous sound of human voices, and din and clatter of all sorts night and day."
It says: Passing out across the three you came to a wall which went all around. This explains my conundrum before - the 3rd ring of water had to be surrounded by land. Which it is. The island is in an area that is part sea and part land. The ends meeting at the mouth of the channel which led to the sea. Look at the attached photo and you can see how the rock surrounded the rings which is the land I speak of surrounding the 3rd ring and you can see the channel that goes off to the Atlantic. When this was a channel and trading was going, but earlier when Poseidon has only made the hill and rings no one can through because their is no voyages yet. It is only after the generations of children that Poseidon and Cleitio have does trading start, so that accounts for that. When Poseidon was given the land it was when the Greek gods him, Zeus and Hades were given their lots. The land was then inhabitable by humans some time after that. Solon only knows up until the 'first man' Phroneus and the deluge - this is before that. (Between creation and Noah) An inundation before Noah would have been the sea rising so much it caused the Black Sea to become a sea instead of a lake. You have to imagine water in between the rings so only the tops of the rings are showing, the land.
I have heaps more to add to this with numerous links that will show that this is the answer. The idea of Atlantis being in the Sahara is not new but what is new is that this structure has only been seen in recent times due to satellite photographs. It can be no where else. This people, is Atlantis. The Richat Structure in Mauritania.
The Richat Structure, a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania near Ouadane, has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert. Described by some as looking like an outsized ammonite in the desert, the structure, which has a diameter of almost 50 kilometres (30 miles), has become a landmark for space shuttle crews. Initially interpreted as a meteorite impact structure because of its high degree of circularity, it is now thought to be a symmetrical uplift (circular anticline or dome) that has been laid bare by erosion. Paleozoic quartzites form the resistant beds outline the structure.
Keep in mind this: http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arc...50407richat.htm In the case of the Richat Structure, it is evident that the force uplifting the area also cut the concentric crater walls. In crater formation, the electrical forces constrain the arc to contact the surface at a 90-degree angle. Because the arc typically consists of one or more pairs of channels rotating around a common axis, a stationary arc will etch a circular crater and, in stratified terrain, will machine out concentric circles.
Plato mentioned how they are natural but look to have been cut by a lathe.
That's a Google Earth sightseeing pic that you zoom in and out of, you can see clearly the concentric rings making up a centre and then 2 of land and 3 of water then surrounded by the land and the channel that goes all the way to the sea.
Now the guys in this expedition just need me to show them where to look:
Think about it. This will do for an opening post.
" As for those genealogies of yours which you just now recounted to us, Solon, they are no better than the tales of children. In the first place you remember a single deluge only, but there were many previous ones; in the next place, you do not know that there formerly dwelt in your land the fairest and noblest race of men which ever lived, and that you and your whole city are descended from a small seed or remnant of them which survived. And this was unknown to you, because, for many generations, the survivors of that destruction died, leaving no written word. For there was a time, Solon, before the great deluge of all, when the city which now is Athens was first in war and in every way the best governed of all cities, is said to have performed the noblest deeds and to have had the fairest constitution of any of which tradition tells, under the face of heaven."
Edited by weareallsuckers, 25 April 2008 - 05:43 AM.