What caused a city of atlantis to go underwater?
- CarolOklaNolaLv 75 months ago
A volcanic eruption with a high Richter scale earthquake of the volcanic island There in 1600 to 1400 B.C. Now it is the island Santorini. It was a highly silicic, explosive eruption with very viscous lava pyrotechnic ash flow and ash cloud. There's plenty of evidence in the geological and archeological record that Atlantis was a real island or group of of islands and ancient Greek Mycenean civilization. Atlantis is a myth, but myths often have historical events at their core. Myths and fables are transmitted orally. Plato wrote the myth down.
B.A. with c-um laude honors in history of science, B.S. geology. M.S. ABT geophysics, M.S. geology
- TorukoLv 65 months ago
Myth. The caldera that blew Atlantis to cinders is presently a tourist attraction.
Waves from that ex-plosion ravaged all vessels afloat and ports between
modern day Black Sea region west past Southern Europe and North Africa.
- Robin WLv 75 months ago
It's a myth. The inspiration may have been the destruction of Crete when the volcano on Thera erupted and caused massive tsunamis.
- Anonymous5 months ago
There are known cities buried in the Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of Japan. Atlantis is a city of fable, but was most likely the twin City of Tyre that was off the coast of Lebanon (Google it). It was a vastly rich city of trade which was obliterated off the map.
The former destruction was a result of the world wide flood. The latter was destroyed because the people of Tyre had laughed at Israel when the nation of Israel was being punished by God.
The flood happened around 4500 years ago. Fossils are proof of it:
The word 'fossil' comes from the French; it means 'dug up'. The word 'dinosaur' came from two Greek words that mean 'terrible lizard'... a word made up in the 1800s to describe reptile fossils.
Under the forces of EXTREME PRESSURE everything that was engulfed in mud during the world-wide flood turned into stone.
For about a year and a half silica (mostly) permiated plant and animal tissue. The mud also became stone as it compressed under the weight of billions of tons of water.
Stone cannot be dated.
When a fish or an animal dies it rots, turns to dust or gets eaten... it does not turn into a fossil. Every fossil in the world is the result of the flood. Period.
Before the flood everything lived ten times longer - that's why tusks, antlers, fangs, trees and reptiles grew huge. I used to work with reptiles... among many things I learned about them was that they NEVER stop growing as long as they live.
Pre-flood the air had 50% more oxygen in it. Like a hyperbaric chamber, everything lived longer because of the air quality. We know this because we have air samples from before the flood; extracted from bubbles trapped in fossilized sap (amber). Adam lived until he was 930. Noah was 600 when he built the Ark (Google Noah's Ark Turkey - a tourist attraction since the 1970's A.D.).
Believing in lies about evolution makes you guilty of making God out to be a liar. This is spiritual treason.
You've heard of bacteria 'evolving'? No such thing: simply, the hardier bacteria were never killed off by the antibiotic in the first place. The weaker bacteria were. All that's left is 'resistant' bacteria. They were never subject to antibiotics to begin with. They never 'evolved'.
PS. If God wants to raise children for Abraham from the stones He can do it. He doesn't need any of us. He can change what is in the blink of an eye.... He doesn't need millenia.
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- busterwasmycatLv 75 months ago
If there was such a place, then there are two possibilities: water level rose a lot, or ground level fell a lot. A combination of the two is also possible. The tale of rapid drowning of the metropolis suggests either a very large earthquake with major vertical land motion, or the breaching of a barrier to the open ocean when the metropolis was already located below sea level. This second idea is not consistent with the description of the ring island and surrounding harbor (hard to have open ocean and be isolated from open ocean at the same time).
It is remotely possible that sea level rose significantly and effectively instantaneously, causing the inundation of the coastal city. However, sea level rises of several meters is not really possible "instantaneously". There have been documented cases of glacial lake releases that could cause sea level rises of up toward one meter in depth over periods of a few months, so this is one possible way that a coastal city could be flooded rapidly, even if not completely. Having this occur during the major glacial melting periods of 10,000 years ago or so (and there were such events in that time frame) could, along with the significant overall rise of sea level through centuries, be an explanation for the loss of some ancient city.
It is far more likely that the Atlantis tale refers to an ancient city that was in an area, like perhaps the modern Persian Gulf, that was occupied land some 10,000 years or so ago, and that the flooding was not actually an instantaneous event, but instead an inexorable flooding over centuries.
- TomLv 75 months ago
There is no evidence it existed.---Besides CONTENENTS, proper, cannot sink as they consist of lighter GRANITES that "float on the heavier Crustal rock (Gabros) that form the ocean floors. So if Atlantis DID exist, it was not an actual Continent, but perhaps an up warped area of sea floor, high enough to be above the sea surface---likely supported by magma chambers beneath-----The up warping, FELL back to the sea, along with the city and land, when the magma released or shifted.-----likely lots of volcanic activity
- PhotonXLv 75 months ago
There's no evidence that such a place exists, but there are plenty of examples of the works of man subsiding into the sea. Climate change, earthquakes, and other disasters can cause sea levels to rise and fall dramatically, by over two hundred of feet at the extreme ends of the range, and most people live near shorelines. Cleopatra's palace sits underwater off of Cairo. An earthquake submerged the Jamaican city of Port Royal in a day. Neolithic habitations have been found underwater. Virtually every human culture has flood myths It's no wonder that legends like Atlantis spring forth from our imaginations, but what we need is evidence.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Homos and queers