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Could Malta could be the Lost City of Atlantis?

Here are 10 reasons why Malta could be the key to the puzzle.

1. Malta has the oldest free standing temples, 35 in total in such a small area, these buildings are older than the Pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge in the UK.

2. There is evidence that a catastrophe struck the islands long ago, as Cart Ruts lead straight to the sea and off cliff tops. This could mean that in the past our islands were larger and connected to mainland Europe and/or Africa.

3. Many different species of animals, including elephants and hippopotamus, which can no longer be found in Malta were found packed in Ghar Dalam.

4. According to the Plato’s dialogues, a catastrophic eruption occurred and the island of Atlantis was submerged under the sea. It is theorized that Malta was hit by massive earthquakes and eruptions that created three different islands.

5. The story of Atlantis is engraved on a wall in the temple of Neith at Sais, in Egypt. It refers to an area in the Western Ocean, which no longer exists and is now called the Mediterranean Sea.

6. Once again, Plato’s dialogues, mention that the remains are scattered on several islands, perhaps he was referring to the temples scattered over Malta and Gozo.

7. The Greek mention that Atlantis was close to their shore. Malta is quite close to Greece.

8. A little known underwater site referred to as “Ġebel ġol-Baħar” is a possible megalithic temple located underwater off the coast of St. Julian’s, Malta. The site was identified quite recently, in 1999. It consists of a cluster of three stone circles with ‘rooms’ with a diameter of 9 to 11 metres, with parts having a height up to 6 to 10 metres. An ‘avenue’ goes up to the entrance of the structure, which faces east. Tracks on the seabed resembling cart ruts were also observed on the site. If this is real it is proof that this area was not underwater in pre-history.

9. In 2013, marine scientists at the University of Malta discovered that 20,000 years ago, the Maltese islands were indeed much larger, and were connected to Sicily with a land bridge.

10. In the book “Malta fdal Atlantis” (Maltese remains of Atlantis), published in 2002, Francis Galea writes about several older studies and hypotheses, particularly that of Maltese architect Giorgio Grongnet, who in 1854 already had proposed the idea that the Maltese Islands are the remnants of Atlantis.




#3 Malta Location for Atlantis

Malta, being situated in the dividing line between the western and eastern Mediterranean sea, and being home to some of the oldest man-made structures in the world, is considered a possible location of Atlantis both by some current researchers[31] and by Maltese amateur enthusiasts.[32] In the 19th century, the antiquarian Giorgio Grognet de Vassé published a short compendium detailing the theory that Malta was the location of Atlantis. His theory was inspired by the discovery of the megalithic temples of Ġgantija and Ħaġar Qim during his lifetime.[33] In Malta: Echoes of Plato's Island (2000), Anton Mifsud, Simon Mifsud, Chris Agius Sultana and Charles Savona Ventura catalogues the many archaeological sites and ancient remains in Malta that could be related to Atlantis.[34] In Malta fdal Atlantis (Maltese remains of Atlantis) (2002), Francis Galea writes about several older studies and hypotheses, particularly that of Maltese architect Giorgio Grongnet, who in 1854 thought that the Maltese Islands are the remnants of Atlantis.[35] Already 1828, the same Giorgo Grongnet was involved in a scandal concerning forged findings which were intended to provide a "proof" for the claim that Malta was Atlantis.[36] In Atlantis: The Super-case of Maltese islands (2005),[37] which was submitted as a research paper to Atlantis conference 2008, Al S. Nikas claims that by reading Plato in ancient Greek, he has located the lost city in the vicinity of Maltese Island. Ġebel ġol-Baħar, a site located underwater off Malta, has been identified as a possible megalithic temple by pseudoarchaeologists. There are claims which link the site to Atlantis.[38] Source Wikipedia


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