The great philosopher Plato, one of the greatest minds in human history, was laughed at by his contemporaries towards the end of his career. His disappointment was so great that he decided not to complete the second of his three stories on that subject, and not even to start writing the third story. Why did the Greeks, a people accustomed to hearing all kinds of stories, and often believing them, mock no less than the great Plato?…Well, in the dialogue ‘Timaeus’ and in the partial dialogue ‘Crizia’ (which remained unfinished), Plato relates that some ‘mysterious Egyptian priests’ from the city of Sais, told the famous Athenian statesman Solon (638 BC – 558 BC) a story. Plato (428 BC – 348 BC), some 200 years later, received this story in a roundabout way, and used it as one of the sources from which he derived his tale. And so far, nothing strange….In this account Plato says many things. Among other things, he tells of the existence of a ‘Great Island’ near the ‘Pillars of Hercules’. He calls it “Atlantis” or “Land of Atlas”. The Greeks of his time knew that more than 40 years before Plato, the famous historian Herodotus (484 B.C. – 430 B.C.) called the mountain range of present-day Morocco by the name ‘Atlas’ in his ‘Histories’. Incidentally, it still bears that name today: Atlas Mountains. For a Greek of that time, the name ‘Atlantis’ or ‘Land of Atlas’ indicated a land that was evidently located at the foot of Mount Atlas. But everyone knew that there was no “great island” at the foot of the Atlas.…In his account, Plato, quoting the “mysterious Egyptian priests”, claimed that this island existed 9,000 years before Solon, thus 11,500 years ago. And on this point the laughter of his detractors broke out. And for about 2,000 years people laughed at Plato’s claim about Atlantis.…Not finding any ‘Big Island’ near Mount Atlas, various modern writers have ‘placed’ it just about everywhere: some in Sardinia, some in Ireland, some in Cuba, some in Indonesia. Honest attempts to solve the “mistery”. But “the Land of Atlas” has always remained there, where Plato told us it would be. In fact, a few years ago, a small, tiny metal object, the Japanese satellite PALSAR, did justice to the famous Greek philosopher. Whoever the “mysterious Egyptian priests” were who had told Solon (and through him Plato) that near the mountains of Atlas, in the Land of Atlas (or Atlantis) there was a huge island, they were right….The article in the journal “Nature”, dated 10 November 2015, entitled “African humid periods triggered the reactivation of a large river system in Western Sahara”, signed by C. Skonieczny and others, talks about “a large river system in Western Sahara, drawing its sources from the Hoggar plateaus and the southern Atlas Mountains in Algeria. This so-called Tamanrasset river valley has been described as a possible vast and ancient river system”. The article goes on into detail from a geological point of view. In few words, we can say that PALSAR discovered a gigantic mega river, now dried up, that started in the Atlas Mountains and cut across the entire North-West corner of Africa, flowing into today’s Mauritania. (We enclose the photo of this mega river, according to the elaboration made by the researchers)….The ‘river valley’ of the Tamanrasset is about 90 km wide. The mouth of this mega-river, now located under the sea, was 400 km wide (!!!) It was a “monster” comparable to the Amazon river, so large that in several places it is indistinguishable from the sea. This means that the Tamanrasset river could reach a similar width from coast to coast. We can imagine an observer at ground level. How would he know it was a river, or a sea, if the opposite coast was 90 km away? Except for the salinity of the water, nothing (but we do not know if the people of the ancient time would understand this difference). That is a greater distance than the Strait of Messina and the Strait of Gibraltar combined.
When the mega-river Tamanrasett was flowing, during the LAST AFRICAN HUMID PERIOD, (between about 14,500 and 7,000 years ago, with traces up to 5,500 years ago), except for a small piece in the North-East, the “Land of Atlas”, or “Atlantis”, or territories south of Mount Atlas, were really an island. To the north it was surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. To the West it was surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. To the South it was surrounded by the mega-river Tamanrasset. To the East it was almost completely surrounded by the same river, except for a small piece formed by the Atlas mountain range. Can this land really be called an “island”? In the Greek sense, the answer is “YES”….We all know what the Peloponnese, one of the most important areas of Greece, is. Well, the Peloponnese has exactly the same geographical conformation as the ‘Land of Atlas’. It is an ‘almost island’, attached to the mainland by a small ‘isthmus’. What does the term Peloponnese mean? This word comes from the Greek Πέλοπος νῆσος (Pelopos Nesos), meaning ‘Island of Pelops’. This is irrefutable evidence that for the Greeks of ancient times, a “quasi-island” like the Peloponnese could be considered a νῆσος, or “island”. No wonder then that Solon, and after him Plato, called the “quasi-island” of Mount Atlas, or Atlantis, with νῆσος, or NESOS, the term that WE translate as island in the modern sense of the word….Was that really the Isle of Atlantis? That “almost-island” cannot be considered “Atlantis” unless it passes the “Proof of the circles”. What are we saying? In his account Plato says that in the vicinity of the Isle of Atlantis there were two unique structures. According to the story, one of these natural geological structures had been created directly by Poseidon, and therefore we call it the “Island of Poseidon”. It was a central mound, around which there were 3 rings of sea and 2 rings of land, perfectly concentric. Nothing is said about its size. It is said that it was ‘sacred’, inaccessible, and uninhabited….The second structure, on which humans built a city, we can call “Metropolis Island”. It was a natural geological structure that closely resembled the previous one, but in this case its measurements are given. There was a central flat island about 900 metres wide, followed by 3 rings of sea and 2 of land, perfectly concentric. The total width was about 5 kilometres. Around this natural geological structure (in which the king and nobility resided) stretched the city of Atlantis.
…What are the chances of finding near the path of the ancient Tamanrasett River not ONE, but TWO natural geological structures formed by concentric rings, one of which must be 5 kilometres wide, and have a kind of central island 900 metres wide? You will say “none!”. Well, as we are told in the book “Atlantis 2021 – Lost continent discovered”, once again thanks to satellites, these two structures have been discovered along the path of the Tamanrasset River. We propose them in the image attached to this post….The first natural geological structure is called the Semsiyat Dome. It is located on the plateau of Chinguetti, in the Mauritanian desert, at 21° 0′ North latitude and 11° 05′ West longitude. Its measurements are exactly those given by Plato for the “Island of the Metropolis”. Its maximum width is exactly 5 kilometres. In the centre is a formation that is exactly 900 to 100 metres wide, the size of the ‘central island’ of the Metropolis of Atlantis. One can also glimpse a second inner circle, exactly the size described by Plato.…The second structure is called the “Richat Structure” and is about 20 kilometres away. It is about 40 kilometres wide and consists of a central area from which a series of ‘rock circles’ depart. There are clear remnants indicating that this was once a lake from which ‘rings of earth’ emerged. It is the perfect representation of ‘the Island of Poseidon’ described by Plato….Today, satellites have mapped the entire surface of the Earth. There are no other similar structures on Earth that have those measurements or those characteristics. They are ‘unique’. So, until something similar is discovered around the world, based on all the evidence provided by the latest technology, we can say that we have really found the land described by Plato: Atlantis….So, the ‘mysterious Egyptian priests’ had not lied to Solon, and consequently to Plato, when they told him that at the foot of Mount Atlas, some 11,500 years ago, there was ‘a Great Island’. But this raises other important questions: how did they know this? What civilisation was aware of events that took place between 14,500 and 7,000 years ago? Did this part of Africa ever sink? And what relationship does “Atlantis” have with Nan Madol and the “Sunken Continent” of Sundaland and Sahuland, recently discovered by researchers? And above all, where have the inhabitants of these regions gone?