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Is Santorini Really The Lost City of Atlantis?

From Audio: Episode 59: The Lost City of Atlantis - Haha Jk...Unless?

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Listen to the Mystery Team Inc. hosts as they discuss whether or not Plato's lost of city of Atlantis really exists and tackle the unsolved mystery of its location.
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Listen to the Mystery Team Inc. hosts as they discuss whether or not Plato's lost of city of Atlantis really exists and tackle the unsolved mystery of its location. Was Santorini, Greece once Plato's ideal state in The Republic or are the similarities just a coincidence? You decide!
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great. And he noticed that some of the ancient structures looked like they had been shifted by some kind of a huge force. There were stone blocks that had been torn from their foundations and strewn about. So marranitos theorized that Crete had been completely ravaged by the eruption of Thera, the volcano that once sought where Santorini is now, Which is about 70 miles away from Crete. The explosion would have completely pulverized part of the island, burying most of it in 100 ft of ash, 100 ft 100 ft of ash. Dude, This thing is fucking insane. That's insane. It would have unleashed tidal waves that moved up 200 mph. No, the eruption is dated back to around 1500 BC. And then in the 19 sixties greek, seismologist Angelo's gallon ah Poulos built on marin Otto's theory. They were digging around on Santorini and they found minoan pottery under the ash there, which showed that there had been a relationship between Crete and sarah and gallon. Oculus was like, oh my God, what if Crete and Thera were actually part of one single political entity? And that single political entity was Atlantis. Well yeah, so Santorini, the island has a distinct bull's eye shape which matches the concentric circles. Kind of, it's not enough circles. But when Thera exploded it blasted a hole in the island basically. So in Santorini there is that famous like called Era And that Shit's 1000 ft deep. Yeah because it got blown up and now there's like a baby volcano in there. So it's possible that it had three concentric rings of alternating Landon C. And it got completely blown up. So in this theory, Santorini before it was, Santorini was the city of Atlantis. Like the island of Atlantis. The theory is Santorini which was the home to the volcano Farrah was the capital island of Atlantis. And that Santorini and Crete and the surrounding baby islands were one kingdom known as Atlantis or whatever it was called. Okay, I buy a gallon. Ah Poulos has a unique explanation for the discrepancy between the 1500 Bc date for the eruption and the fact that Plato said that the submersion of Atlantis occurred 9000 years ago, so long as time. Go on. He claims that in translating the story for Salon, The high hieroglyphic symbol for 100 was mistakenly replaced with the symbol for 1000. How similar are they? This is I spent two hours trying to figure this out because in meet me in Atlantis, he says I that he went to someone who was like the foremost scholar on ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and asked them and that person said, oh well the nine, The symbol for nine and 909,000 would be similar. But what makes the difference between 100 and 1000? It's like a little tail that you add on to the end and the expert was like, well I mean I guess to a plebian it would be pretty easy to make that mistake, but the priests wouldn't. So then Mark was like, okay, I'll go look. And he went to look and he said it was like pretty much indistinguishable for him. So then I was like, well I want to look and what I found was something completely different where it was like basically like a Mario flower and you just drew like however many Mario flowers you wanted to make that many 1000. So like if it was 9000 you would draw nine Mario flowers. And if it was 100 you would draw like nine swirlies. And I was like, well that's not tales, that's a very different system of higher graphics. And then I looked for more high hieroglyphics and there were some that kind of looked like maybe they were tales. It was like a different dialects. So the end of the story is I don't know, we don't know. Stay in your lane. Good night kids. I trust Mark Adams. He did his due diligence and I believe him when he said to a normal person who doesn't speak the language, it does, it looks the same the same. I get it, you know. Yeah. Anyway, so who's to say? But changing it from 100 to a 1000 would place the disappearance closer to the time. It would also it would mean that the main plane of Atlantis is not 200 by 300 miles, but it's actually 20 by 30 miles, which fits very neatly into central crete or censor any, sorry. But so you're saying that if that were true, it would fit in the middle of Santorini. Is that the takeaway that I mean, that's what I was told. I didn't go measure. Yeah, Yeah. So that's his area. He's like they were off by a power of 10. So who's the side? So then In 1967, Marina Toes was surveying an ash covered field near the fishing village of Akrotiri when he found some Minoan architecture and pottery and a distinct absence of human remains. He says that the absence of human remains implies that the citizens had heated some sort of seismological warnings and escaped the eruption of Thera. Now Akrotiri, which you can still see. And I really want to go had been a thriving port city with maritime trade at the time of its burial. They had a sophisticated plumbing system which is bananas and they found neat piles of debris and evidence of recent structural repair, which implies that the people of Akrotiri were in the process of cleaning up from an earthquake when the volcano erupted. My God, I know. So something to note about the Minoan hypothesis is that eventually it was shown that the Minoan culture actually survived The eruption for the next couple of centuries and it was like in an ever diminishing state, but it survived and it actually finally died out in 1200 BC in the late bronze age collapse when everybody else collapsed. So it has the cataclysm, it has the giant flood, it has the, you know, sophisticated architecture and technology and whatever. Um but it didn't actually die out. So.
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