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People knock themselves out trying to pinpoint where was Atlantis, when Plato, in his dialogue of Timaeus, reported that Posidon’s son Atlas controlled the city of Atlantis (originally known as the City of Posidon) and the surrounding region, and said that another son, Gades (Gadirus), is the namesake of the region of Cadiz, Spain, which he said was a promontory of the “island of Atlantis,” making the mainland of Spain that island, which it is in a sense, being a peninsula, so Plato has told us exactly where the submerged ruins of the city of Atlantis must lie, near Cadiz, very probably near the mouth of the Guadalquiver River, which empties into the Atlantic near Cadiz, flowing down from the Sierra Morena mountains, the richest mining district in the ancient world, the moutains in Plato’s story which were said to shield Atlantis from the cold north winds.

Submerged megalithic ruins have been photographed in at least five locations off the coast of southern Spain, near Chipiona, Rota, Cadiz, Huelva, Tarifa, and Ceuta, with an interesting find of what could be the foundations of an ancient temple, discovered by Rainer Kuhne, in the estuary of the Guadalquiver, with some ruins apparently visible even from the causeways of Cadiz, so there was Atlantis, right where Plato said it was, extending both inside and outside the Pillars of Hercules.

And Plato, in reporting the Atlantis story, said that the sinking of Atlantis had blocked the Straits of Hercules (Gibraltar, which means fire altar) from passage, which was known to not be true, as the remains of greek colonies in southern Spain have been discovered from the 500 B.C. timeframe, and so surely, Plato must have been aware that the Straits were passable, particularly since perhaps half of the ancient mediterranean world’s gold, silver, and copper, came from the Sierra Morena mountains, where archaic megalithic fortress’ ruins are found, for instance, at Niebla and Ronda, and the megalithic buriel tombs found there boggle the mind at the engineering skills needed to have placed the mammoth stones, built by the Atlanteans.

A legendary Atlantean leader was Geryon, who is the namesake of Algeria, and Elasippus, another son of Posidon, was the namesake of ancient Olisippo, now called Lisbon, Portugal, so you can see that it’s quite obvious Plato knew what he was talking about regarding where was the center of the Atlantean empire, in the region of Cadiz, near Gibraltar, in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and the Sierra Morenas in the north.  Read on under category Atlantis Revealed to see that the evidence is overwhelming that Atlantis, and the other ice age port cities, were inundated by the sea level rise with the close of the Ice Age, actually circa 1500 B.C., when catastrophic climate change turned lush regions to sand in the middle latitudes of the world (see category Catastrophic Climate Change).

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