Atlantis Never Lost, Cubans Just Hiding It
Just off the coast of Cuba, 600 feet below the waves, sit four pyramids and the remains of a city. Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, the two scientists who discovered and documented this amazing discovery, say that what they found is none other than the lost city of Atlantis.
From the stylus of no less than Plato himself, we know that Atlantis was “an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; and it was possible for the travelers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean.” Later on we learn that “the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished; wherefore also the ocean at that spot has now become impassable and unsearchable.”
So, a large island located near other islands and a whole other continent? Situated in an ocean large enough to swallow it up? That is now “impassable and unsearchable”? Sounds a lot like the Caribbean or even the Bermuda Triangle.
And that is precisely where Weinzweig and Zalitzki found their underwater ruins. They hypothesize that at the end of the last Ice Age the waters rose so swiftly that the island nation was irrevocably submerged.
The ruins of Atlantis is a place where ancient and modern history collide. Purportedly, in the early 1960s, one of the largest pyramids in the Atlantis complex was discovered by a doctor and then independently verified by a team of French divers. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, however, access to the waters around Cuba was severely limited. Research at the site was effectively halted for 50 years and the only people who saw the fabled lost city of Atlantis were Soviet submarine crews.
Today, however, there is hope that the (re)discovery of this amazingly advanced city will rewrite the history of the ancient world. Further study is needed to ascertain whether the Caribbean, rather than Egypt, is, in fact, the true cradle of civilization.
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