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Atlit-Yam

Israel

Israel and the Sinai Peninsula are promoted(a) as the location of Atlantis by Jaime Manuschevich. His contention is based on what he claims were the different geographical perceptions of the Egyptians and Greeks that led to Plato misinterpreting Solon’s notes and erroneously placing Atlantis in the Atlantic Ocean. He presented his radical views at the 2005 Atlantis Conference.

>On his website, Manuchevich outlines the reasoning behind his theory(b) in a series of blogs. He also offers further insights in an old Atlantis Rising forum(c).<

More tangible but no more credible is the site of Atlit-Yam of the coast of Israel, which the media insist on referring to as “Israel’s Atlantis”.

(a) http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/Location_hypotheses_of_Atlantis (link broken)

(b) Background on Why Israel Was Atlantis (II) | Atlantis is Israel (wordpress.com) *

(c) Atlantis Rising: Atlantis in Israel (archive.org) *

Atlit-Yam

atlitAtlit-Yam is the name of an underwater site, 10km south of Haifa in Israel, near the present small town of Atlit in about 10 meters of water 300 meters offshore. It consists of a complex of ancient buildings and graves, which were inundated around 6000 BC. A theory has now been developed that claims that a tsunami caused by a huge eruption of Mt. Etna in 6300 BC was responsible for the demise of Atlit(b), even though it was thousands of kilometres distant. An alternative theory is that the inundation of the site was the consequence of sea levels rising as the glaciers melted following the last Ice Age. Although no connection with Atlantis has been suggested, the latter theory gives food for thought regarding the possibility of similar Mediterranean sites.

*A more extensive account of the discoveries at Atlit-Yam can be read on the Q-mag website (c)*

Nevertheless, the popular press insist on referring to the site as Israel’s ‘Atlantis’ and so a Canadian film crew visited the location to produce a documentary on the late Stone Age site to be premiered in June 2013(a).

(a) https://azrieli-institute.concordia.ca/news-and-events/news/documents/QuebecermakesfilmaboutIsrael_000.pdf

(b) https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/atlit-yam

*(C) https://www.q-mag.org/neolithic-avant-garde-village-in-israel-drowned-by-tsunami-from-mount-etna.html*