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Vladimir Pakhomov


“There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.” – Ecclesiastes, Bible.

Underwater photo


On requests my friends and for all, who is interested Atlantis, its powerful civilization, I place here, in the abbreviated form, the fragment from one chapters of my book “The Message to the Unborn”.

This article is based on the data received from decoding of the ancient cryptogram. To find any conformity to the information contained in the cryptogram among kept on all continents, isolated remainders of the ancient myths, architecture, sculptures, figures, national clothes and so on, is very difficult. There is an impression, as though whose hand diligently and everywhere has erased all mentions of a great civilization existing on the Earth, preceded of our civilizations and exceeding our civilization.

Any story about Atlantis begins with mentioning of two dialogues of Plato: “Timeaus” and “Critias”. I shall use here those citations from his dialogues which help to identify one of the images got from the data of the ancient cryptogram. I was interested in looking for any hints about the arrangement of Atlantis,  the number of its islands, their size, form and relative position.



Plato (427-347 B.C.) ancient Greek philosopher, alongside with Pythagoras, Parmenides and Socrates — ancestor of European philosophy; the chapter of Academy, a school of science and philosophy. In 366 B.C. in Academy appears Aristotle and remains there up to death Plato. The family of the father Plato, Ariston, on legend, ascended to mythical king Codrus; among ancestors of the mother, Perictione, — lawmaker Solon, one of seven wise men of Greece. Solon (639– 559 B.C.), Athenian statesman, lawgiver and poet. Occurred from outstanding family Codrus, at one time reigned in Athens. In twenty years’ age Plato has acquainted with Socrates, began regularly to visit his conversations. In 387 visits Southern Italy, a native land of the most ancient recorded laws.



Plato writes:


“I have before remarked in speaking of the allotments of the gods, that they distributed the whole earth into portions differing in extent, and made for themselves temples and instituted sacrifices. And Poseidon, receiving for his lot the island of Atlantis, begat children by a mortal woman, and settled them in a part of the island, which I will describe.

Looking towards the sea, but in the centre of the whole island, there was a plain which is said to have been the fairest of all plains and very fertile. Near the plain again, and also in the centre of the island at a distance of about fifty stadia, there was a mountain not very high on any side.” /Critias/


(1 stadia – approximately 193 meters)

Unfortunately, in the different editions of the same dialogue of Plato there are very essential differences in the translation. It changes the sense. For example:


From the sea and up to middle of island, there was a plain…”


Compare these two translations and be convinced, that they are not compatible. I compared four different translations! In Greek mythology, Poseidon – one of the gods of the Olympic, the god of the sea, the son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Zeus and Hades, with which he has divided domination above the world. The Trident of Poseidon – certain ancient fetish, vested by magic power.


“And he named them all; the eldest, who was the first king, he named Atlas, and after him the whole island and the ocean were called Atlantic. To his twin brother, who was born after him, and obtained as his lot the extremity of the island towards the Pillars of Heracles, facing the country which is now called the region of Gades in that part of the world, he gave the name which in the Hellenic language is Eumelus, in the language of the country which is named after him, Gadeirus.”


This not that titan Atlas, which support in far west a firmament, in punishment for war with the gods. In the revolt of the Titans against the gods, Atlas stormed the heavens and Zeus punished him for this deed by condemning him to forever bear the earth and the heavens upon his shoulders. In mythology, Poseidon – the father of set of children, among which was also giant Orion.

In Plato’s time, ancient Greeks used the name of Gadirus for the city which was situated where modern Cadiz stands now, on the Atlantic coast of the Pyrenean Peninsula, not far from Gibraltar.

Diodor of Sicily in his “Historical Library” writes about Phoenicians as follows:

“…started going beyond the Pillars of Hercules to the sea called the Ocean. And shortly built a city called Gadirus on the peninsula in Europe, close to the strait situated at the Pillars…”


Let’s look at the ancient image of Poseidon referring to the times of Plato. I think that this sculpture is only one of many reproductions of the ancient original, a symbolical embodiment of Atlantis and its famous mountains. Thus art records the history of mankind.


Look at the image of Poseidon and his trident. What is the origin of the trident of Poseidon? The trident of Poseidon accompanies all of his images and sculptures. Why does Poseidon always appear with this trident?

In many languages of the ancients, the sign of trident designates the mountains. The trident symbolically represents three mountain tops towering above the sea. These three mountain tops were seen from afar. When a ship approached Atlantis, three mountain tops appeared on the horizon as the trident of the potentate of the seas and of Atlantis.

It looked like the main island Poseidia (the island of Poseidon) and beside it, three mountain tops of two smaller islands (the trident) towered from the sea.

The appearance of the three mountain tops on the horizon announced to the seafarers that they were arriving at the capital of Atlantis.

Poseidon The Roman marble copy from the Greek original, 4 centuries B.C., Rome, the Vatican museums.


Now we shall look at that Plato writes about the sizes and form of the islands.


“For these histories tell of a mighty power which unprovoked made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end. This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and 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 in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia.” /Timeaus/


In this quotation, Plato writes about Atlantis (in which many people do not believe) and about the American continent (which is difficult not to believe). Though in the times of Plato, as show the modern presentations, Atlantis and America were equally unknown.


“…which, as was saying, was an island greater in extent than Libya and Asia, and when afterwards sunk by an earthquake, became an impassable barrier of mud to voyagers sailing from hence to any part of the ocean.” /Critias/


Even if we presume that Asia here stands for what is now called the Near East – just a small part of the Asian continent, and Libya – for a small part of North Africa, that nevertheless was the large island.

Now we shall look at characteristic attributes of the island.


“The whole country was said by him to be very lofty and precipitous on the side of the sea, but the country immediately about and surrounding the city was a level plain, itself surrounded by mountains which descended towards the sea; it was smooth and even, and of an oblong shape, extending in one direction three thousand stadia, but across the centre inland it was two thousand stadia. This part of the island looked towards the south, and was sheltered from the north. The surrounding mountains were celebrated for their number and size and beauty, far beyond any which still exist,…” /Critias/


The plain by the size 2000 on 3000 stades is approximately 370 x 550 kilometers.


“It [plain] was for the most part rectangular and oblong, and where falling out of the straight line followed the circular ditch.” /Critias/


Perhaps, that it is everything, that it is possible to learn from dialogues of Plato about the island or islands of Atlantis. Now we will look that else possible use, as certificates of existence this legendary land.



It is meaningful to pay attention and to that memory of the missed ground, which the people have not kept, but the nature has kept. For example, the study of ways of seasonal migration of birds can much tell.


Picture of the artist GrevKafi




The Birds, annually flying from Europe in South America, always long whirls on certain places in Atlantic ocean. Probably they still had genetic memory that earlier in these places there was a land, where they grew nestlings and returned in Europe…




One more fragment of the information on Atlantis was saved.


In 1665, German priest – jesuit, Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), has published “Mundus Subterraneus”, the massive book which include the reproduction of the ancient Egyptian map of Atlantis. The map was taken away by the Romans from Egypt, probably after the rule of Cleopatra. Cleopatra was the last pharaonic ruler of Egypt before it fell to Rome in 30 B.C. Here it is necessary to add that Athanasius Kircher was an outstanding man and the contemporaries compared him to Leonardo da Vinci. His works are very interesting.


Map of Atlantis from «Mundus Subterraneus» of Athanasius Kircher (1665)


I have flipped this map vertically. Inscriptions on the map show: America, Atlantic ocean, Atlantis, Africa, Spain.


Situs Infula Atlantis, a Mari ohm abforpte ex mento Egyptiorum et Platonis deferptio. This Latin inscription on the corner of the map of Atlantis translates:

“Site of Atlantis now beneath the sea according to the believes of the Egyptians and the description of Plato.”


On the main island of Atlantis, an arrow in a circle is drawn (compass) indicating true north. The Ancient Egyptians believed, that the south, instead of the north, is at the top of the world. It was meaningful, because it was a direction whence flows of Nile. And as Nile was very important for them, its source should be on top of the world. Probably there is also other explanation to this fact.



Famous “the Sleeping Prophet” – Edgar Cayce in “readings” informs such names of three islands of Atlantis: Poseidia, Aryan and Og. It is possible to tell these names already became standard. Read two citations:


“(Q)  What were the principal islands called at the time of the final destruction?  (A)  Poseidia and Aryan [?], and Og [?].

“The origin of the Atlantean continent is obscured in the misty period of prehistory.  Indeed, even psychic records are hard to understand, for the earth’s surface has changed many times during even this cycle. When man entered this earth as man, Atlantis was a great continent lying in what is now the Atlantic Ocean between the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea. In area it can be compared with what is now Europe and Russia.  The north and south poles did not occupy their present positions, nor were the land surfaces now existent then above water except as follows: The eastern seaboard was the coastal region of Atlantis; the region of the Carpathian mountains and the Mongolian Desert were habitable, as was the northern part of what is now Africa, as was the southeastern portion of Atlantis. The Andean coast of South America were covered by water, while the plains of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona were above sea level.”


So, what is possible to tell about Atlantis proceeding from the adduced information? This there were three islands, with standing out three mountain tops. In average part of island there was approximately square-wave valley locked with north by mountains.

Well, drawing of an unknown land received from decryption of ancient cryptogram satisfies to all these conditions.



ATTENTION! For the first time you can see the genuine map of Atlantis! This mathematical model enables to consider Atlantis from different directions,  is constructed under the data, which was left to us by a Great Civilization.

Now you have the exact image of Atlantis and you should it find!



This image gives the exact enough and full information for search of the lost land and our history. The islands are extended on a line from northeast on a southwest. Large island Poseidia very long. The data, available at me, allow to make the assumption, that its length was approximately 2000 kilometers. It corresponds to the description of Plato. But I do not know an exact scale of the image.

The general view from above reminds huge caldera of volcano.

Sea level I has chosen approximately, as I do not know while what it was. If a sea level to lower, all three islands will merge in one island of annular structure.

I study this map many years. By search of conformity of this map to a modern kind of a surface of the Earth, it is possible a map to turn, to overturn, to scale and so on. I can not tell precisely, what scale of this map, in what projection it is made. Therefore possible to do the different assumptions about sizes of these islands. It can islands on the river. For example, on old maps of Nile possible to find the similar islands. And it can all surface of the Earth is represented what it was before catastrophe. That is, it “the map of world “. In this case, it is possible to notice, that smallest “island” reminds by the form Antarctic continent.

The mathematical model allows to look at Atlantis and on the part of. That the seafarers swimming up to Atlantis from northeast saw.


The view of Atlantis from the sea (approximately from northeast)


It is a kind from the narrowest side. At the left – large island, on the right – two islands of the smaller size. On a large island the large mountain ridge is visible, behind which there is that valley about which wrote Plato. The inclination for horizon -1°, simulates appearance of Atlantis because of horizon at approach to it on the sea.

The kind of Atlantis from the sea shows sense of the sculptural images of Poseidon with his trident.  Itself Poseidon symbolizes a main large island Poseidia, and the trident reminds a kind of two other islands, appearing because of horizon, with three mountain tops. Even the form of the tines of trident copies the form of these mountains. They tilted in the different sides from central tine. I was very glad to find out this symbolical similarity with the restored image of Atlantis.

Where such relief exists on the Earth? Probably somebody saw something similar? It would be interesting to exchange results of search.



The Great pyramids of Egypt by the kind remind mountains of Atlantis and probably it is not random similarity.



When I have looked at model of Atlantis approximately from northeast and the outlines of mountains have reminded me great pyramids of Egypt, I have recollected, that three great pyramids are located on a line from northeast on a southwest. And it already two analogies.

I constantly search among all kept monuments of ancient civilizations for such connections, analogies and hints. It allows better to understand the main document – “THE MESSAGE TO THE UNBORN”. And on the other hand, the Message allows better to understand sense and interrelation of kept monuments, myths and legends of ancient civilizations in all angles of the Earth. It has enabled, for example, to restore an initial kind of a great Sphinx on the Giza plateau. So, as it look else before alteration by pharaoh and destructions by time. His kind is unusual and is beautiful, such will not think up.





Ancient hieroglyphs, Temple in Abydos, Egypt.

Can you see anything else there?


Updated: December 19, 2013 © Copyright 1999 by Vladimir Pakhomov




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