When Plato told the tale of an empire called Atlantis he based it on historic traditions from the megalithic culture, the builders of large stone tombs in the European Stone Age. This scientific study was well received at the Atlantis conference on Milos, Greece.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2005 -- The conference "The Atlantis hypothesis —
the search for a lost land" brought together scholars and Atlantis researchers
to the Greek island of Milos. The conference, which ended yesterday, discussed
how to interpret myth, how to apply science to the Atlantis tale, and a possible
location of Atlantis.
Among the many hypotheses presented for the location of Atlantis, only one was supported by a scientific study.
In a well received presentation, Dr. Ulf Erlingsson showed that Plato based the description of Atlantis on the megalithic culture with centre on Ireland. The Irish passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth were built in the fourth millennium BC, while Plato lived in the fourth century BC.
Dr. Erlingsson, a physical geographer and specialist in under-water exploration and natural disasters, originally presented the study in the book "Atlantis from a Geographer's Perspective".
The early part of the postglacial time was a very dramatic period. The past 7,000 years or so represents one of the most stable periods in the last quater million years.
The new results shed light on prehistory. Geologic events can be proven to have taken place using scientific methods. At this conference it was discussed how historic memories from those catastrophies may have come down to our own time.
For more information see http://atlantisinireland.com
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