Mysteries of Ancient History :The Ancient Mystery of Atlantis

When it comes to mysteries of ancient history, the island of Atlantis has been the most talked about and discussed.

For thousands of years, this has been considered to be one of the most mythical cities in the world. People have been looking for evidence of any kind to prove its existence. The reason that Atlantis has not been dismissed as strictly a legend is that there have been small bits and pieces found throughout the world which actually do insinuate that the great city did indeed exist.

There have also been ancient legends from ancient civilizations which have been passed down for centuries by word of mouth about powerful people coming to their land in ships and great flying machines; to live among them. For instance, the Egyptians, who were among another mysteries of ancient history, were nomads for thousands of years until one day they suddenly for no reason at all became more intelligent than any other civilization in the world. There are even hieroglyphics which have etchings in stone inside the pyramids, of flying machines; there was a toy bird that was found also. The Egyptians are credited for discovering the water level which is so precise it almost surpasses out own technology today.

The legend states that the people of Atlantis were so intelligent that they were thousands of years ahead of the rest of the world. This brings up a super question. If the Atlantians were here on Earth before any other civilizations, where did they originate from? Athanasius Kircher's map of Atlantis, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean This, too, is one of the great mysteries of ancient history; they apparently did not obtain their knowledge from any civilization which was already in existence on our planet. Yet there are stories which tell of people coming to ancient Athens in Greece who brought great knowledge to the leaders of the city; in exchange to live among their cities. Ancient Greece was the first civilization to use paved or graveled roads, as well as the first to have an advance aqueduct system, and an advanced sewage system.

The survivors of the great city’s disaster used every means at their disposal to escape certain death. They fled in any direction which the wind would take them so to speak. Some of the inhabitants ended up on Easter Island; an island that had almost no so called population. This small island near Chili shows signs of huge statues which were carved from stone, yet people cannot explain how the statues came to rest there, since the closest island was well over 2,000 miles away in Tahiti, or 1400 miles away from Pitcairn Island. Easter Island’s 2000 permanent inhabitants are known as the remotest population on Earth.

So there are many such cultures around the world who tell the same legend in their own way. Such as Plato an ancient philosopher who was taught by Aristotle, also an ancient philosopher, and leader among the Athenians. Plato wrote stories which he used to bring about a point to his students. Two of these stories were about the great city of Atlantis and its location in the world of that time. Although the city had vanished centuries before Plato’s birth, he shows a picture of a vase of that ancient time with the continent of Atlantis between North America and the Pillars of Gibraltar.

During a more modern time; during the early 1900’s a man called Edgar Cayce, who was a very popular man that was also known as the sleeping prophet; went into daily trances and had a reputation for his insight to be 80% accurate. Cayce tells of seeing the city of Atlantis rise from the sea, and shows remnants of ancient temples which have been hidden from mankind for such a long time. However, this prediction has not come to pass yet. As you can see, when it comes to mysteries of ancient history, the city of Atlantis is considered to be one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time.

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