Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2004
Researcher confirms Plato's assertion that the Florida Plain was once part of Atlantis. Plato not only described Harbor island (in Tampa Bay) as Atlantis, but gave detailed descriptions of the Florida plain as part of the country. His writings have been used to verify the findings that were published earlier. Here is Plato's description with explanatory notes in parentheses:
"The whole country was said by him to be very lofty and precipitous on the side of the sea (ocean), but the country immediately about and surrounding the city was a level plain, itself surrounded by mountains (Appalachian) which descended towards the sea; it was smooth and even, and of an oblong shape, extending in one direction three thousand stadia (330 miles), but across the centre inland it was two thousand stadia (110 miles)...and where falling out of the straight line followed the circular ditch (Indian River).
"The depth, and width, and length of this ditch were incredible, and gave the impression that a work of such extent, in addition to so many others, could never have been artificial. Nevertheless I must say what I was told. It was excavated to the depth of a hundred, feet, and its breadth was a stadium (600 ft.) everywhere; it was carried round the whole of the plain, and was ten thousand stadia (1,100 miles) in length. It received the streams which came down from the mountains, and winding round the plain and meeting at the city (Tampa), was there let off into the sea (gulf).
"Further inland, likewise, straight canals of a hundred feet in width were cut from it through the plain, and again let off into the ditch leading to the sea: these canals were at intervals of a hundred stadia, and by them they brought down the wood from the mountains to the city, and conveyed the fruits of the earth in ships, cutting transverse passages from one canal into another, and to the city."
Plato's description of the Atlantis Plain is the same as that of the Florida Plain, which is 110 miles across at its narrowest point. Its length is 330 miles, and the great ditch runs 1,100 miles around the coast to Tampa Bay. The terrain features and waterways can be measured and verified on a topographic map.
Florida also has many archeological sites that can only be explained by the presence of an advanced civilization. There is much more to this story. Dennis Brooks has rewritten Plato's description of Atlantis in a 48-page book that tells the complete story. The entire story can be read online.
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