Location of the “Lost City of Atlantis”

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Hidden History: Ancient Map suggests the “Eye of Africa/Eye of the Sahara” might also be the Lost City of Atlantis

New theory of location of the
“Lost City of Atlantis”

Browsing the Internet yesterday, I “stumbled upon” a video on thetruthseeker which has caused me to re-examine some of my long held views.  In the video above, a young man “Jimmy” connects the dots between ancient history and the geological mystery that is “The Eye of Africa”.  The theory he has come up with is that the “Eye of Africa or Eye of the Sahara” formally known as the Richat Structure may have been the location of the ancient “Lost City of Atlantis”.

Here is the ancient map of the then known world, which has been attributed to the “first historian” Herodotus.  Please look at it closely and in particular the far western coast of what is now Mauritania, Africa.  You will see references to “Atlas” and “Atlantis”

Reconstruction of Herodotus World Map (ca. 450 B.C.)
The Richat Structure is located to the far left
near where it says “Atlas”
(click on photo to enlarge)
In his video, Jimmy says there are compelling similarities between the geological formation called the Richat Structure and the drawings from ancient descriptions of what the City of Atlantis looked like…including a series of concentric circles [water-filled canals]…a central “pupil” to the Eye and the City Centre of Atlantis.
It seems that the Richat Structure, located in what is now known as Mauritania, was once a wet, swampy area and may have devolved over millions of years due to volcanic eruptions/upheavals.  In spite of sporadic efforts by experts to solve the mystery of why such a perfectly formed series of rock circles evolved in such an arid and formidable location, even the Wikipedia entry concludes that the origin of the “Eye of Africa/Eye of the Sahara” is largely still a mystery.  One of the biggest anomalies is the variety of rare rocks located within the Richat Structure.  Please look at the series of photos of the Richat Structure below and I will have more thoughts to follow:
Richat Structure – photo taken from Space
Topographical rendition of Richat Structure
Richat Structure seen from Space
Richat Structure seen from earth (tiretracks are manmade)
Greencrow says:  After viewing the video above in its entirety, the first question, of many, that occurred to me was “Why didn’t I already know this?”  That question, in and of itself, is a big red flag.  At my age, I know about most major anomalies on this planet that I’ve called home for going on seven decades now.  To have such a major geological anomaly come as a total surprise, truly made me wonder…was I not supposed to know this?!  I asked my husband if he knew about the “Eye of Africa/Eye of Sahara” and he also did not know about it.  Growing up in Sweden, my husband had a far better primary education than I did, particularly concerning geography and geology.
Why is there so little known, even today, about this anomaly? And why are there so many misconceptions out there, like this link, which points the reader who is searching for the lost City of Atlantis in the direction of Bolivia, of all places…whenthere already is an Atlantis/Atlas on the first ancient map of the known world.
Here are some artist’s drawings of what Atlantis may have looked like, according to the descriptions of Herodotus and other ancient scribes:
Drawing of the City of Atlantis
Drawing of the City of Atlantis
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