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Valbruna (N)

Valbruna is reputed to be a sunken city near today’s town of Gabicce Mare on the Adriatic coast of Italy, south of Rimini. Various artefacts have been recovered from the sea there by local fishermen. However, attempts to link it with Plato’s Atlantis are probably just efforts to beef up the local tourist industry!

Fuente Magna Bowl (N)

Fuente-MagnaThe Fuente Magna Bowl is a remarkable artefact sometimes called ‘the Rosetta Stone of the Americas.’ It was discovered accidentally near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. The bowl’s claim to fame is that it has been inscribed with cuneiform writing, similar to Sumerian.

It is claimed that thermoluminescence dating has shown the object to be quite ancient and not a forgery. The same site(a) quotes at length a translation of the text by Clyde Winters, but a German website(b) denounces his translation as nonsense, although it accepts that the Bowl as genuine. Another site(c) offers a selection of detailed images of the Bowl.

Jim Allen and his supporters have sought to link the Bowl with the theory of Atlantis in the Andes(d).

(a) http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_8.htm

(b) http://www.palaeoseti.de/doku.php/suedamerika/fuente_magna

(c) http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~legneref/biados/fuentmag.htm

(d) http://www.realatlantis.com/atlantisboliviapart4.htm

 

d’Avezac, Marie-Armand Pascal (N)

dÁvezac2Marie-Armand Pascal d’Avezac (1798-1875) was a French archivist and geographer. In his Isles Africaines de l’Océan Atlantique he placed Atlantis in the Atlantic (p.5-8). His book can be read on the Internet(a).

(a) http://archive.org/stream/ilesdelafrique00chargoog#page/n11/mode/1up (French)

Aldamiz, Luis

Luis Aldamiz (aka Maju) is an independent Basque researcher who has 666concluded that the Atlantean Empire was at the centre of the VNSP (Vila Nova de São Pedro) culture in modern Portugal(a)(b).  Its capital Zambujal was situated near the modern city of Torres Vedras, just north of Lisbon. He bases his idea on a number of topographical and historical parallels between the VNSP region and Plato’s description of Atlantis.

In order to have Plato’s account of the Atlantean War conform to his location theory, he suggests that the Mycenaean Greeks fought alongside the El Argar people in southeast Spain against VNSP Atlanteans! The evidence for such a military alliance is at best tenuous or more likely, purely speculative.

VNSPHowever, the idea is not as farfetched as it might seem when combined with the views of W.Sheppard Baird who claims that Minoans had been the colonisers of Los Millares  in andalusia as early as 4000 BC. In due course the culture of Los Millares was superseded by that of El Argar.This begs the question as whether the Mycenaeans who had succeeded the Minoans on Crete also replaced them in their Andalusian colonies!

Nevertheless, no matter however interest the theories of Aldamiz and Baird may be, they have still to explain Plato’s claim that the Atlanteans ‘controlled’ the western Mediterranean as far as Tyrhennia, before their eastward invasion! Furthermore, the part of Egypt in this alliance in the war with Atlantis is totally ignored by them.

(a) http://www.allempires.com/Forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=8257&PN=1

(b) http://www.geocities.ws/luis_aldamiz/Atlantis/Atlantis.html

Mushketov, D.I. (N)

mushketovdiDmitrii Ivanovich Mushketov (1882-1938) was a Russian geologist who expressed the view in the 1930’s that the Atlantis had been situated where we now have the Atlantic, which he believed was created in recent times by “subsidence and caving”. Mushketov, along with some of his colleagues, was executed as part of Stalin’s purges.

Klenova, M.V.(N)

KlenovaMaria Vasilyevna Klenova (1898-1976) was another Russian marine geologist cited by Zhirov as expressing the view, in 1948, that Atlantis being located on a huge continental block in the region of the Azores, Canary and Cape Verde Islands.

Mazarovich, A.N. (N)

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Mazarovich (1886-1950) was Russian geologist who according to Zhirov[458.317]  believed that Atlantis had existed in the Atlantic west of Gibraltar.

Sánchez de Ocaña, Manuel (N)

Manuel Sánchez de Ocaña (1859-1937) was the Spanish Lieuenant General Sanchez de Ocanaduring the 1909 war in Africa. In a rare 1935 book, Accion de España en Africa(a)  (Spanish Action in Africa) he refers to the ancient isthmus that linked Spain and North Africa as well as landbridges linking Europe and America on which he believed Atlantis had been situated.

(a) http://www.alconet.com.ar/varios/mitologia/griega/mito13.html

 

Firman, George (N)

George Firman published a 1978 speculative map of Atlantis[913], which he located in the Atlantic. Firman’s ‘portolan’ is allegedly based on “ancient charts drawn during the Ice Age circa 15,100 BP.”) He included Mediterranean details based on Angelino Dulcert’s 14th century charts.

In 1985 Firman published Atlantis, A Definitive Study[914], a 125-page offering with 45 maps, photos and diagrams. The author touches on Phoenicians, dolphins(!), Edgar Cayce and of course ancient maps.

 

Firman portolano

Pauwels, Jacques & Bergier, Louis (N)

Jacques Pauwels (1920-1997) & Louis Bergier (1912-1978) were the authors of the bestselling The Morning of the Magicians[910] and its sequel Impossibilities Possibilities[911]. Their books rush from subject to subject like a train going from station to station without stopping long enough to pick up passengers. Uncharacteristically, they devoted quite a number of pages to Hörbiger’s strange lunar theories. This in turn led on to Tiwanaku that the authors refer to as ‘Atlantis of the Andes’ having great antiquity, but suggest that there was second Atlantis in the Atlantic that was destroyed later by “waters from the north”, which inspired the story of the Flood of Noah in the Bible.

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Pauwels

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Bergier