Deluge of Atlantis

Deluge of Atlantis
Deluge of Atlantis

Monday, September 9, 2013

Algerian Paleolithic, Azores Pyramids and Atlantis


Since we do have the remains of pyramids both above and below the sea at the Azores we have pretty good confirmation there was formerly a fairly large island in that area during the Ice Age, and that it had been inhabited at the time it sank. The chart above shows the most likely source for the inhabitants, the Saharan area during the height of the Last Ice Age and on until the end of the Ice Age. The Mechta people were the older inhabitants in this area, as of the CroMagnon stock but locally using the Aterian Culture. The Solutreans are supposed to have derived from the Aterian and the Canary Islanders were the remnants of the Mechta people. Donnelly, Spence and others have also specified that two contrasting peoples lived on Atlantis: the larger Barbarian Cro-Magnons (Mechta) types and the smaller, slighter and shorter Capsians, which were more of the Mediterranean type physically and were more civilized, including the miners, metal-workers, farmers and herdsmen. On the chart the Saharans of 15000 BC split into two waves, one headed to Egypt and the other head up to the Western Mediterranean: Signs of cultivation occur in the Archaeological record of Egypt at tis date and so that part makes sense: Spence has it that the Capsians went over to Atlantis and started upo the Empire at this time, which fits the chart above. They returned to Egypt and their descendants also moved to the Near East as the forerunners of the Neolithic cultures. The chart indicates a date of 8000-9000 BC for this second wave of Capsian-Saharans headed Eastward along the Mediterranean to Egypt, which is a good match for Otto Muck's date for the Atlantean War as mentioned by Plato and this too is in agreement with Spence.There is a pretty good chance this wave ends up at Gobliek Tepe and that it is their work, there are other evidences it introduces a very old Megalithic culture and connected to the very oldest pyramids (Because of the ones on the Azores)
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The various colours indicate movements of peoples associated with Atlantis. North and South American arrows indicate the spread of both Paleoindians and Archaic cultures as spreading outwards from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, in two movements separated by a few thousand years: the red arrow represent local growth, development and history in the Atlantis of Empire between those Capsian dates of approx. 12000 BC and 9000-8000 BC (Muck says the catastrophe which ended Atlantis was in almost  8500 BC) So pretty much everything fits.


 
The main primordial deity of Atlantis was the Goddess whose body made up the land of Atlantis itself (hence the local "Mother Earth" much as in the case of the Goddess of Malta) only she was understood to be the goddess of the volcanos that built the land up. She was the female counterepart to the "Earth-shaker" Poseidon and she was the one Plato gives the name of Cleito. She was actually more along the lines of the Hawaiian volcano Goddess Pele and her sacred place was a conical hill: her school of Priestesses were vestal virgins that tended sacred fires and who would all sacrifice themselves in times of national emergency. On Atlantis they may actually have practiced that form of sacrifice so popular in fiction, throwing beautiful young princesses into the volcano to stave off the destruction of the land. The vestal virgins tending fires and sacrificing themselves was something common to both Rome and Peru, and both Donnelly and Spence draw attention to this  The sun king religion was subsequent to and additional to the original religionand probably introduced by the later Capsians along with Lion-symbolism regalia of obviously African origin.
 
Ignatius Donnelly in Atlantis the Antediluvian World p. 396, mentioning commonalities between Peru and the Old World. Point number 5: "They had an order of women vowed to celibacy-vestal virgins-nuns; and a violation of their vow was punished, in both continents, by their being buried alive." The whole of the book's contents are freely available on the internet at:
 
 
The passage about the two races reads: "The people represented at least two different races: a dark brown reddish race, akin to the Central Americans, the Berbers and the Egyptians; and a white race, like the Greeks, Goths, Celts, and Scandinavians. Various battles and struggles followed between the different peoples for supremacy. The darker race seems to have been, physically, a smaller race, with small hands; the lighter-colored race was much larger--hence the legends of the Titans and Giants. The Guanches of the Canary Islands were men of very great stature. As the works of the Bronze Age represent a small-handed race, and as the races who possessed the ships and gunpowder joined in the war against the Giants, we might conclude that the dark races were the more civilized, that they were the metal-workers and navigators" in the conclusions, page 473 bottom. And Spence says substantially the same thing but not exactly in the same words..
 
SUBMERGED PYRAMIDS FOUND OFF OF THE AZORES ISLANDS


 Published on Sep 24, 2013
"Researchers have discovered an underwater pyramid 60 meters high and 8000 meters square base near the Bank De João de Castro, between the islands of Terceira and São Miguel. The structure was identified by the sailor Diocleciano Smith based on bathymetry readings. The author does not believe that the pyramid is of natural origin. The Government says that the matter is already being investigated with the support of the Portuguese Navy."

Before it's news. Category:        


UPDATE FROM GRAHAM HANCOCK:

Update. An apparently man-made pyramid oriented to the cardinal directions has been identified by sonar at a depth of approximately 40 metres (130 feet) under water off the Azores islands. See here for a video (Portuguese commentary) of the discovery: http://videos.sapo.pt/9j3fd6z5h8cVMiBr5sUa. The location is between Sao Miguel and Terceira (the biggest Azorean Islands) and it also lies close to ...this underwater volcano: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_João_de_Castro_Bank.

Many thanks to Pedro Branco, Eduardo Costa, Viviana Lopes, Daniel Mendes, Jo Anne Taisbin and others who have messaged me to tell me about this. The name of the discoverer, featured in the video, is Diocleciano Silva. According to the video the discovery was made five months ago but there has been minimal international coverage up to now. Eduardo Costa and Daniel Mendes both sent me a link to this short article on the subject in English: http://gregdougall.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/an-undersea-pyramid-has-just-been-discovered-in-the-azores/.
The latter story states that the Portuguese navy is investigating.

Looks like I might need to get my wetsuit on again! I wasn't planning any further diving research for the sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods but if this checks out I'm there! In general what we know about rising sea levels at the end of the last Ice Age (see my book Underworld for detail) tells us that lands now under 40 metres/130 feet of water were submerged more than 12,500 years ago
SOME NOTES ON THE AGE AND COMPOSITION OF THE CURRENT AZORES VOLCANOES:
 
The basal portions of the volcanoes of the Azores Plaform is built on deep lying oceanic basalt rocks. However at about ~3 km down, the lava rocks are fractionated and differentiated in a different pastern
                     The volcano comprises several dominantly basaltic pre-caldera eruptions, a trachytic caldera-forming stage and a post-caldera stage consisting of alternating trachytic and basaltic eruptions. The post-caldera flank lavas are more primitive (>5 wt % MgO) than the pre-caldera lavas, implying extended fractional crystallization and longer crustal residence times for the pre-caldera, shield-building lavas. Thermobarometric estimates show that the ascending alkali basaltic magmas stagnated and crystallized at the crust–mantle boundary (∼15 km depth), whereas the more evolved magmas mainly fractionated in the upper crust (∼3 km depth). The caldera-forming eruption was triggered by a basaltic injection into a shallow trachytic magma chamber. Lavas from all stages follow a single, continuous liquid line of descent from alkali basalt to trachyte, although slight differences in incompatible element (e.g. Ba/Nb, La/Nb) and Sr isotope ratios imply some heterogeneity of the mantle source. Major and trace element data suggest similar partial melting processes throughout the evolution of the volcano. Slight geochemical differences between post- and pre-caldera stage lavas from the Sete Cidades volcanic system indicate a variation in the mantle source composition with time.

The current Azores islands are volcanoes built up in a series of eruptions mostly from 8 million years ago up until 750,000 years ago, with a more recent stage of erruptions lasting until 210,000 years ago

Stratigraphic observations of Moore (1990, 1991b) and our own field work (Figs 2 and 3) show that Sete Cidades developed through three major phases of volcanic activity: (1) a dominantly alkali basaltic, pre-caldera, shield-building phase; (2) a trachytic caldera-forming phase; and (3) a mainly trachytic, effusive, post-caldera phase associated with small basaltic flank eruptions (Figs 2 and 3).The pre-caldera stage appears to dominate the volcano evolution, covering a time span from >210 000 years and lasting until the caldera-forming eruptions, which comprise a sequence of explosive eruptions that occurred 36 000, 29 000 and 16 000 years ago (Pacheco et al., 2005). The post-caldera stage thus covers the shortest time-span in the volcano's evolution. Hence, the thicknesses and volumes of the three stages differ accordingly. The thickness of the subaerial pre-caldera stage deposits is estimated from coastal outcrops at Mosteiros and Ponta da Ferraria to be at least 200 m, covering an age range from 74 000 years (oldest unit at Ponta da Ferraria) to 36 000 years (first caldera-related eruption; Fig. 3). However, the maximum thickness of the pre-caldera stage is thought to be significantly larger, because most of the volcano's pre-caldera deposits are either submarine or were covered by younger eruptions. The stratigraphy of Sete Cidades shows several fractionation cycles from basaltic to trachytic compositions over the last 210 000 years (Moore, 1991b) of subaerial activity. For example, the upper stratigraphic section at the sea cliff of Ponta da Ferraria (Fig. 3) shows four changes from basaltic lava flows to trachytic pumice, suggesting that the volcano regularly erupted magmas of different compositions during the pre-caldera stage. The intermediate and evolved magmas erupted from Sete Cidades volcano show ∼11 changes between a basaltic to intermediate and an evolved composition in the last 16 000 years.  
 I case that is all Greek to you, the oldest levels represented at the Azores are massive flows in all directions making low-domed islands, which frequently occurs in oceanic islands such as Hawaii, although such flows do occur in continental landmasses. The intermediate levels are made up of aerated tuffs which can look like pumice and characteristically form in eruptions above sea level. Lava flows of this type in the Azores are like the ones from Tertiary volcanoes in Europe and even in South America (*Andesites)
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trachyte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andesite

A more recent set of explosive eruptions in the Azores formed calderas (craters) and these typically occur from explosions above sea level. In the area around the Azores several of these calderas are now submerged to great depths below sea level. Some of the events which were dated at the Sete Citadaes volcano and mentioned in this article were dated at  36 000, 29 000 and 16 000 years ago (Pacheco et al., 2005). and that last date probably includes the same date as Graham Hancock's given date of 12,500 years ago, when other lavas from explosive eruptions are found all over the North Atlantic sea floor. Lava fragments from this event are thus dated from 16000 to 12000 years ago (actually less than that, the date was given as a maximum estimate), average 14000, and this roughly corresponds to the date of the end of the Clovis in the USA .Once again there is a general problem for ALL dates in this period owing to a sudden disequilibrium of atmospheric carbon levels.

On several of the Azores there is a Pleistocene/Holocene boundary eruption layer or Brecchia, which has been traditionally dated to 10000 years ago or just befdore. And there are interesting records of Holocene (Geologically Recent) levels, too: one article detailing dates for such events is at
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RADIOCARBON DATING RECENT VOLCANIC ACTIVITY ON FAIAL ...

by J Madeira - ‎2006
And the layers of interest above the boundary layer are as follows:
The second event is represented by a white (yellow when weathered) trachyte pumice fall deposit which, in places, overlies the mudflows containing fragments of the oldest pumice. At an exposure (Fig. 2A, profile b) where the three pumice events are preserved, one sample (FA14) from the paleosol fossilized by the second pumice gave an age of 9570 ± 350 BP. A fall deposit, in which pumice grades upwards from white to gray, represents a third trachytic eruption. A sample (FA15) from the paleosol underlying this deposit yielded an age of 6490 ± 200 BP.
A white trachyte pumice deposit, usually weathered to an orange-yellowish color, containing syenite lithic blocks not found in previous pumice falls, characterizes the fourth pumice event. As the base of this deposit is not exposed, and the deposit did not contain any organic material for dating, we can say only that its age is in the interval limited by the age of the third pumice deposit (6940 ±200 BP) and the age, 3140 ± 100 BP, of a paleosol (FA18) underlying a thin pyroclastic surge deposit identified in a roadcut between the Caldeira road and Lomba dos Flamengos (Fig. 2A, profile d). We
believe that an explosion breccia older than 3940 ± 50 BP (FA4-A1), exposed near the caldera rim (Fig. 2A, profile f), may be a correlate of this pumice fall event.
The fifth pumice sequence includes several events associated with the deposition of at least five breccias, several phreatomagmatic pyroclasts, pumice flows and surges. Pumice fragments show a white and gray banding. Samples from paleosols underlying the first (second block in profile f, Fig.2A) of these explosion breccias (a proximal facies) and a pyroclastic surge deposit (distal facies-Fig. 2A, profile d) yielded equivalent ages, 3320 ± 90 BP (FA4-A2) and 3140 ± 100 BP (FA18),
respectively, suggesting that both deposits represent the same eruption.
A second undated volcanic breccia rests directly on the breccia dated at 3320 ± 90 BP (Fig. 2A, profile f). A paleosol (FA17) underlying an alluvial (or perhaps pyroclastic?) deposit, exposed at the roadcut between the Caldeira road and Lomba dos Flamengos, was dated at 2360 ± 70 BP, which may be equivalent to the undated breccia. 
 So that there were significant eruptios in the Azores Islands (included as Island-building events for the islands in their current conformation) at about 7500BC, 6500BC, and 4000BC. More interestingly there was a major catastrophe during the Bronze Age with uncertain dating but presumably in the realm of 1100 to 1300 BC and presumably related to Historical events going on in the Mediterranean at the time (Movements of the Peoples of the Sea included) There is an indication of some activity equivalent to Classical Greece in age and then some later events during the Roman Empire up to the Dark Ages (detailed in the article). At this point I was more interested in the Bronze age dates.

The rise of the islands during these eruptions is assumed to have gone up several thousand feet in cumulative altitude. (From another source). So we have great eruptions and great vertical movements up and down documented in the Azores in the Latest Pleistocene and early Holocene periods (See also Zhirov)

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