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The Lost Civilization of Atlantis: Buried beneath the Ice of Antarctica

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The Lost Civilization of Atlantis: Buried beneath the Ice of Antarctica

Using the dating method of Dr. W.D. Urry. from the Carnegie Institution in Washington D.C., scientists discovered that Antarctica’s rivers, sources of fine-dispersed deposits, were flowing as depicted on The Orontius Finaeus map, about 6,000 years ago. About 4000 years B. C., glacial sediments started to accumulate.


In 1949, Admiral Baird’s expedition bore holes into the Ross Sea in three spots, where Orontius Finaeus marked river-beds. In the cuts, fine-grained layers were found, obviously brought to the sea with rivers whose sources were situated in temperate latitudes. Image Credit

Is it possible that the lost civilization of Atlantis is buried beneath the Ice of Antarctica?

Antarctica and Atlantis are two words commonly used in the same phrase. It’s not a mystery that many people firmly believe that Atlantis did, in fact, exist on Earth, and Antartica might just be the right place where we should search for Atlantis.

But while Plato was the first to write about the lost city-continent of Atlantis, its noteworthy to mention that many Native American legends are reminiscent of what Plato sustained in the distant past, reinforcing suspicion that Atlantis could have existed.

The legends of Native Americans come from different cultures separated by vast distances and isolated from one another. However, all of them tell a similar story of a once fallen civilization that existed in the distant past. In Central America, this ancient culture lived in Aztlan. According to legends, Aztlan was located to the south, on a white island and perished without warning as a result of natural catastrophic events. Many researchers maintain that Aztlan means “place of whiteness.” This is why it has commonly been connected to Atlantis and Antarctica, suggesting that Aztlan might have been the mythical Atlantis, the mythical place located to the south.

Depiction of the departure from Aztlán in the 16th-century Codex Boturini. Image Credit

Depiction of the departure from Aztlán in the 16th-century Codex Boturini. Image Credit

It is said that after the catastrophic events, the survivors of Atlantis fled to different continents where their ancient civilization ultimately merged with others and disappeared.

Skeptics will rush to discredit any theory linking Atlantis to Antarctica mostly because Antarctica today is a completely inhospitable and frozen environment where civilizations could not flourish. However, in remote antiquity most of Antarctica was hospitable. Proof of that is a number is enigmatic and ancient maps that depict the continent of Antarctica free of Ice. The most famous cartographical chart is without a doubt the famous Piri-Reis map, drawn by an admiral who served in the Navy of the Ancient Ottoman Empire.

Interestingly, the Piri Reis map was based on a number of even older maps which accurately trace the coastline of Antarctica WITHOUT the layer of ice that covers it today. This indicates clearly that whoever had the technology and ability to survey the continent of Antarctica must have done so thousands of years ago before the continent was frozen.

But how can a continent located to the south be free of Ice? Well, it turns out that Antarctica wasn’t always located where it is today. In fact, in the distant past, the continent of Antarctica wasn’t located at the South Pile, but instead somewhere between it and the Equator of our planet. This means that  Antarctica was located farther north and experienced a tropical or temperate climate, meaning that it was covered in forests, and inhabited by various ancient life forms. What does this mean? Well… given the little we know about the life on our planet in the distant past, it is likely that people might have lived on this now, icy continent and developed as a society just like people did in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

But how was this even possible? Thanks to a scientific theory called crustal displacement.

According to mainstream scholars, and the theory of continental drift, the crust of our planet is in fact divided into several tectonic plates that literally ‘float’ over a molted inner layer, Over the ages, these plates slowly bump against one another.

However, the theory of crustal displacement which expands the theory of continental drift, approximately every 40,000 years, the entire crust of our planet shifts as a single unit. After each ‘shift’ all the land masses on our planet, including entire continents are relocated to a new position on the planet.

Many researchers believed that this happened the last time around 10,000 B.C. and caused the continent of Antarctica to move from its position near the equator to its current position, on top of the South Pole.

“I still find the idea that Antarctica was once forested absolutely mind-boggling”,

“We take it for granted that Antarctica has always been a frozen wilderness, but the ice caps only appeared relatively recently in geological history,” told Jane Francis of the University of Leeds.

Today, Antarctica is composed of around ninety-eight percent ice which is over a kilometer thick. So imagine, if in the distant past, ancient people inhabited Antarctica when it was covered with vegetation and forests, all of their “heritage” is now buried under a thick layer of ice. Even though it is uninhabitable today and only scientists venture out to Antarctica, in the distant past it might have been the perfect place for an ancient civilization to develop.

Interestingly, according to reports from

In 1949, Admiral Baird’s expedition bore holes into the Ross Sea in three spots, where Orontius Finaeus marked river-beds. In the cuts, fine-grained layers were found, obviously brought to the sea with rivers whose sources were situated in temperate latitudes (i.e. free of glaciers).The samples were taken from three different locations.  70 deg. 17′ S 178 deg. 15′ W 2,990 M deep, 69 deg. 12′ S 180 deg. S. at 3,130 M. deep, 68 deg. 26′ S 179 deg. 15’W at 3,292 M. deep. (1)

The fine-grained sediment that was found is the sort that is carried by rivers from ice-free continents.  Also during the Byrd expedition of 1935 geologists made a rich discovery of fossils on the sides of Mount Weaver (Lat. 86 deg. 58’S) which included leaf and stem impressions and fossilized wood.  In 1952 they identified two species of a tree fern called Glossopteris once common to southern continents (Africa, South America, and Australia.)

Core samples taken from the Ross Sea during the Byrd expedition of 1947-1948 shows glacial marine sediment from the present to 6000 years ago.  From 6,000 to 15,000 the sediment is fine-grained suggests an absence of ice from the area.  Then there is a zone fine-grained sediment from 30,000 to 40,000 years ago, again suggesting that the area was ice free.  From 40,000 to 133,550 years ago there are two zones of coarse and two zones of medium-grained texture.  While comparing the three samples, two of them show that the end of the temperate period and the beginning of the most recent glacial period started 6,000 years ago and the third just 1,000 years after that.  So Antarctica has had recent period of temperate climate.  (Source) (Source)

All of this points to the undeniable fact that sometime between the 4th and 12th millennium B.C, there was an extremely advanced civilization on Earth, with great knowledge of navigation, cartography, and astronomy. Their technological advancements were way ahead of other cultures that would appear after them. This ‘lost’ civilization, most definitely preceded our modern civilization by tens of thousands of years. And many people firmly believe that this civilization could have been Atlantis, and evidence of their existence will be found beneath the thick layers of ice that currently cover the continent of Antarctica.

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  • graham

    over the last few years technology as made massive strides especially with satellites and scanning, discovery of large meteor strikes thousands of years ago have been found with these scans out of these strikes one or two have made a big enough impact to possibly put the earth on a different axis thereby breaking up the land masses that were present at that time and a nearly total wipe out of what ever type of life that was on the surface of the planet at the time, the one I am thinking about is the meteor that hit the northern part of the planet, that scans and a deep sea submersibles have recently discovered the crater of. If there was an advanced race of people on the planet at the time that had built mega structures of habitation and had a technology that we have nowhere come near to matching yet would have been nearly wiped out with such upheaval of the earth and the few that managed to survive would possibly have been put into a stone age situation and salvaging what ever they could to survive started to live again but over the millennia certain technology’s were slowly lost as the survivors and there offspring who understood these technology’s slowly died away putting the rest of the people into a kind of dark age. It’s like today if something totally catastrophic happened and 3/4 of the human race were wiped out a few of those survivors would be engineers, scientists ect the rest would just be ordinary people who can use the modern technology but wouldn’t know how to make that technology so over a long period of time the knowledge would fade away. So story’s were told and the people who could still write and read started putting these story’s of an ancient people from a place called Atlantis on clay tablets ect but to the scribes and the people telling these story’s in there minds the ancients had become Gods who had great powers hence readings like the book of Enoch ect…..These are just some of my thoughts of trying to understand the past they could change next week if some fantastic archaeology is found you have got to keep an open mind

    • Robert D Williams

      I think you had oughta follow the evidences being brought forth by Randall Carlson & Graham Hancock, regarding analysis of the 2+ miles of Greenland ice-core drillings. I’m not gonna try to tell you ANYthing about those analyticals. Just, keep an open mind.

      • graham

        never frightened to learn new things I have always had an open mind thanks for the reply I will have a look at what you mentioned

  • Savatage64

    I get that Antarctica was lush and tropical at some point in its history, so where then, are the core and sediment samples that contain any pollen? Hasn’t there been pollen found hundreds of millions of years old? Start searching for pollen, begin finding answers to the type of flora, and age of ice on Antarctica. And that might give clues to when this continent began to ice over.

  • Big_Louie

    Antarctica was warm because prior to the flood. The earth was protected by a water canopy or thin ozone layer. This created a worldwide tropical environment. During the flood, the protective layer collapsed. Immediately after the flood, the oceans were still very warm, while the land cooled off very quickly. Basic chemistry that water holds its temperature longer than air.

    After the flood, people scattered all over the earth. Some went to Antarctica.

    Places near the north and south poles cooled off very quickly, while the oceans remained warm. This caused massive snowfall over these landmasses that lasted for hundreds of years. Glaciers accumulated over North America, Siberia, Antarctica, etc. The few humans on the island of Antarctica either died or fled, and their home was known as Atlantis. Eventually, the oceans cooled off, ending the massive temperature difference between the land and sea, then gradually the glaciers melted, leaving behind large pools of water that we know of today as the Great Lakes and many smaller lakes that dot North America.

    There are also the stories handed down from the survivors of the great flood that told of the glories of the past civilization. Those stories told of the ancient civilization prior to the flood. There may have been a capitol of some sorts on Antarctica. I’d be interested to see some excavation there since it’s been largely untouched since the flood.

  • Chris B

    I recall seeing evidence that the earth has tipped over more than once as evidenced by the polarity in different layers of magnetite. Noahs flood was one such recent event. If this is actually the case then Antarctica would have been on or near the equator at some point. Atlantis on the continent would then seem realistic.

  • Paul

    This really does not come as a surprise if fully found to be true. Humans have been here for more than 100,000 years just in North America. There are fossils that show this, and for what is now covered with ICE to be where our ancestors were is not surprising. Also what machines that we have build could have been built in the past. After all if a Greek can open temple doors using steam, the same that we just started using again little more than 100 years ago. What would be very much a surprise is if we were not rediscovering our steps in the past because of all the books that have been burned and lost to history. We are a very self destructive species that is a predator to ourselves.

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