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He is surrounded by well-known figures of antiquity such as Plato, Aristotle and Homer. This theory was revived by Spyridon Marinatos in 1950, Angelos Galanopoulos in 1960 has expanded the asserted connection of Crete, the island of Santorini, and the Minoan civilization with Plato's description of Atlantis.Most theories of the placement of Atlantis center on the Mediterranean, influenced largely by the geographical location of Egypt from which the story allegedly is derived. (Recent arguments for Akrotiri being Atlantis have been popularized on television in shows such as The History Channel show Lost Worlds episode "Atlantis" Modern archaeological discoveries have revealed a Mycenaean-era drainage complex and subterranean channels in the lake.The geocatastrophic event led to the neolithic diaspora in Europe, also beginning 5500 BC.

Plato's dialogues locate the island in the Atlantic Pelagos "Atlantic Sea", "in front of" the Pillars of Hercules (Στήλες του Ηρακλή) and facing a district called modern Gades or Gadira (Gadiron), a location that some modern Atlantis researchers associate with modern Gibraltar; however various locations have been proposed.

A 17th century artwork of Olof Rudbeck dissecting the world and revealing the secret location of Atlantis (which he believed to be hidden in Sweden).

German researchers Siegfried and Christian Schoppe locate Atlantis in the Black Sea.

Before 5500 BC, a great plain lay in the northwest at a former freshwater-lake.

Malta, being situated in the dividing line between the western and eastern Mediterranean sea, and being home to some of the oldest man-made structures in the world, is considered a possible location of Atlantis both by some current researchers In the 19th century, the antiquarian Giorgio Grognet de Vassé published a short compendium detailing the theory that Malta was the location of Atlantis.

His theory was inspired by the discovery of the megalithic temples of Ġgantija and Ħaġar Qim during his lifetime.

Location hypotheses of Atlantis are various proposed real-world settings for the legendary island of Atlantis, described as a lost civilization mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 B. In these dialogues, a character named Critias claims that an island called Atlantis was swallowed by the sea about 9,200 years previously.

According to the dialogues, this story was passed down to him through his grandfather, Dropides, who in turn got it from Solon, the famous Athenian lawmaker who got the story from an Egyptian sanctuary.

They gave no explanation how the ships of the merchants coming from all over the world had arrived at the harbour of Atlantis when it was 350 feet below global sea-level.

They claim Oreichalcos means the obsidian stone that used to be a cash-equivalent at that time and was replaced by the spondylus shell around 5500 BC, which would suit the red, white, black motif.

This area all was flooded when a ridge collapsed allowing the catastrophic flooding through the Straits of Gibraltar. Hübscher of the Institut für Geophysik, Universität Hamburg, Germany, and others of the salt tectonics and mud volcanism within the Cyprus Basin, eastern Mediterranean Sea, demonstrated that the features which Sarmast interprets to be Atlantis consist only of a natural compressional fold caused by local salt tectonics and a slide scar with surficial compressional folds at the downslope end and sides of the slide.

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