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Dardanus lived circa 1400 b.c., he’s said to have sailed from the greek mainland after the sea level rise called the flood of Ogyges which rose up the River Rhode (Pliny) now the Dardanelles Strait (named after you know who) to help found Troy near the risen ocean shoreline.  Late in life, Plato in book three of his The Laws said that the inundation of Atlantis was the same as the flood of Ogyges, Plato changing his chronology from 9600 b.c. to 1500 b.c. for the demise of Atlantis, and Ogyges not mentioned at all in Plato’s initial telling of the story. 

I’m relieved that Plato corrected this (through the dialoguers) because everything in his initial Atlantis story was clearly bronze age, all but the date 9600 b.c., intellectually honest, eventually that Plato, good job big fella!  See more here, and know that the Arvanites of Albania, and the mysterious ancient Etruscans of Italy, and the archaic Illyrians, were Pelasgians, who helped defend Troy against the Mycenaeans circa 1200 b.c., and those Pelesgians (and others) who lost many megalithic structures to the sea level rise with the end of the ice age, it’s end circa 1500 b.c.

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