ATLANTIS found in West Africa. The evidence is overwhelming!
You have to give credit to the amateur archeologist/historian that goes by the name of Bright Insighton YouTube, as he has a knack for assembling highly relevant facts and evidence to demonstrate that history is not always what we think it is or what has been recorded.
He recently crafted, very skillfully I might add, three documentary videos which leaves little doubt that the lost city/civilization of Atlantis is not in the places that most have determined it to be, but rather in a seemingly unlikely location – West Africa, or in Mauritania to be precise.
He provides a very thorough list of solid historical, geological, and archaeological evidence that not many experts in these fields can easily deny.
He begins where most historians have – with Plato’s account (the dialogues of the Critias and the Timaeus) which he got from Solon (638 – 558 BC) – a Greek statesman who had visited Sais (in Egypt) around 590 BC and got the information from an Egyptian priest who stressed that it was some 9,000 years old.
Here is one excerpt:
There were alternate zones of sea and land, larger and smaller, encircling one another, there were two of land, and three of water, which were turned as if with a lathe each having its circumference equidistant every way from the center.
The image above illustrates this schematic quite well. And the following image was taken of the site – named the Richat Structure, or the “Eye of the Sahara”, in Mauritania:
This is the closest resemblance to the description offered by Plato of any archeological site that claims to be that of Atlantis. There is no denying it. Even its size is almost precisely the same as Bright Insight describes in his videos.
In addition to the striking similarities about the description of Atlantis in Plato’s account and the site located in the West African nation, there are many topographical attributes that corroborate it.
Although no formal (or at least publicly acknowledged) archeological excavation has taken place at this very remote site, there has been a team that has explored it in situ, namely George S. Alexander and Natalis Rosen from VisitingAtlantis. Here are a few pictures from the website which show the location and topographical nature of the site:
Map of Mauritania with the ‘RICHAT’ today
The Richat structure today
There is a lot of additional evidence presented, but there was one in particular that had caught my attention. An ancient map by the famous historian Herodotus (484 – 425 BC) from around the same time period which had an inscription ”ATLANTES ?” labeled on it with the location that appears to be in the same general vicinity as the site of the Richat Structure in Mauritania. Amazing.
I will leave you with Bright Insight’s three videos along with a few additional resources whereby you can form your own judgement and conclusions about whether this is indeed Atlantis.
It will certainly be interesting to see in the years (or decades) to come with more exploration and archeological work at the site to see what other evidence may corroborate that this is indeed the lost city of Atlantis.
Bright Insight’s three videos:
FIRST: The Lost City of Atlantis - Hidden in Plain Sight - Advanced Ancient Human Civilization
SECOND: This is How We Know Atlantis Existed…AND Where – Lost Ancient Civilization Hidden in Plain Sight (2)
THIRD: Ancient Map PROVES The Lost City of Atlantis is The Eye of The Sahara – Ancient Civilization
Visiting Atlantis (official site - group that explored in situ)
Plato's Critias (via MIT)
Plato's Timaeus (via Stanford)
ThoughtCo. - Atlantis as It Was Told in Plato's Socratic Dialogues
Plato's Atlantis, Excerpt from "Timaeus"
Bibliotecapleyades - The Atlantis Secret: A Complete Decoding of Plato's Lost Continent
A History of Mystery - Lost City of Atlantis – Plato’s Writings and Theories