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Mysterious Atlantis – lost continent

Mysterious Atlantis - lost continent

Mysterious Atlantis – lost continent


The legend about Atlantis appeared more than 2,500 years ago. Atlantis was described as a continent-sized area with rich soil, plentiful pure water, abundant vegetation and animals, natural hot springs. Slaves performed manual labor, allowing a large elite to pursue knowledge, enjoy sporting events, and continually improve upon an already thriving society.
The idea of Atlantis was first expressed in the works of Plato, who stressed that a perfect world exists in Ideas.
In 1882, Ignatius Donnelly (1832-1901) published Atlantis: The Antediluvian World, arguing that all civilization is an inheritance from Atlantis.

Since the 1800s, Atlanteans have been credited for having had the technology to generate electricity, build flying machines, and harness nuclear power for energy and warfare.
Other claims that Atlanteans knew about secrets for levitation, pure forms of energy through crystals, and also had cosmic connections with extraterrestrials.
Many Atlantis enthusiasts firmly believe that some inhabitants of the lost continent survived and managed to impart their knowledge to other peoples of the world. The pyramids of Egypt and the Americas, the Sphinx in Egypt, and the megaliths of western Europe are among the structures attributed to the genius of Atlanteans.
According to most accounts, Atlantis was suddenly destroyed by earthquakes and swallowed up by the sea.
In 1940, American clairvoyant Edgar Cayce predicted that Atlantis would rise from the ocean floor, and this would happen between 1960 and 1970. This prediction made by Cayce shortly before his death seemed so incredible that almost no one believed him. However, another clairvoyant, Raymond Bernard, in his book The Invisible Empire, which was published in 1961, confirmed this prophecy. And in 1968 an amazing event happened. French diver Dimitri Rebikoff noticed a wide pavement made of rectangular flat stones of various sizes under water. So, the remnants of some ancient road or the foundations of buildings and walls, and possibly even the tops of buildings were discovered.

Russian Atlantis
Russian Atlantis are mysteriously disappeared settlements, and quite deliberately destroyed cities, that became victims of technological progress.
Kitezh was built by Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich, when he was fascinated by the beauty of the local nature. It was founded in a sacred place, which later saved the city from imminent death. So, Batu Khan, who wanted to seize the lands of the glorious city, had to leave with nothing: right before the eyes of the Mongols Kitezh went under the waters of Lake Svetloyar. But there is a version that Kitezh went under the ground. There is a suggestion that the city was protected from invaders by mountains. Other people say that the settlement had risen to the sky. And according to the most curious theory, Kitezh simply became invisible.

The oldest part of Kalyazin, which was of considerable historical value, had gone under water forever under the influence of a thoughtless human action: during the construction of the Uglich HPP. So, the pearl of the city was flooded – the Trinity Monastery, the Church of the Nativity of Christ, the Central Square together with the shopping malls, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the St. Nicholas Cathedral, the streets with the mansions of merchants.

Mologa was erased from the face of the earth due to the creation of the Rybinsk Reservoir. About 700 villages, 3 monasteries, 140 churches, as well as 294 local residents who refused to relocate went under the water. Today Mologa is the personification of tragedy, a ghost town. As the eyewitnesses say, in the autumn, especially after a dry summer, the city rises from under the water, reminding of what had happened.

Mysterious Atlantis – lost continent

Atlantis by artist Vsevolod Borisovich Ivanov