According to Plato’s dialogues “Timaeus” and “Critias” the mighty city-continent of Atlantis was a powerful and highly advanced kingdom that sank in one day and one night, never to be seen or heard from again, somewhere around 9600 B.C.
Researchers around the globe have proposed countless theories where they believe this once mighty kingdom is located. Some scholars suggest that Atlantis was located at the Greek island of Santorini; destroyed by a volcanic eruption around 1,600 B.C. But Greek philosopher Plato described Atlantis in size, as Libya and Asia Minor put together, suggesting it was located somewhere in the Atlantic, beyond the Pillars of Hercules. Others, however, believe that Atlantis might have been located somewhere near Bimini, around 50 miles east of Miami, Florida.
According to Plato, the stories of Atlantis were passed to him by his grandfather, who had heard the story about ancient Atlantis from an Athenian statesman called Solon who learned about the existence of Atlantis from an Egyptian priest who claimed that Atlantis existed nine thousand years ago before that; making it one of the oldest civilizations on Earth. But even Plato wasn’t taken seriously about Atlantis by his fellow scholars; Aristotle’s spoke about Plato saying: “He could create nations out of thin air and then destroy them…”
The underwater road was discovered by underwater archaeologist Joseph M. Valentine and his team of researchers who initially found one underwater structure and later on found two additional pathways which proved to be artificially made structures.
There, near the coast, at a depth of around six meters divers discovered a stone pathway composed of large flat rocks, composed of straight angles and arranged in a straight line and disappearing into the ocean, this is the pathway to Atlantis.
Many sustain that the beautiful crystal-clear waters of Bimini hold numerous secrets and evidence that the once mighty kingdom of Atlantis was a reality and not just a myth as many suggest.
Today, many believe that the underwater road of Bimini might be one of the most important pieces of evidence connected to the lost kingdom of Atlantis.
According to initial measurements, each of the underwater roads measures half a mile in length and is composed of huge stones that measure four meters across. It is believed that near these underwater roads, there are other hidden structures that could point underwater archaeologist towards other diving spots where they just might uncover the enigmas in the water of the archipelago.
“Through violent earthquakes and floods, in a single day and night of misfortune … [the whole race] … was swallowed up by the Earth and the island of Atlantis … disappeared into the depths of the sea.” – Plato.
Could it be that somewhere near Bimini, the mighty kingdom of Atlantis once existed? On a large island that is now long lost to the sea? Or is it possible that the Bimini road is in fact a naturally occurring underwater formation as some scientists suggest?
Interestingly, in 1933 Edgar Cayce said that near what is known as Bimini, records about Atlantis would be found, there are portions of Atlantean temples to be found. The small island was not Atlantis itself according to Cayce, but an Atlantean outpost, known in the distant past as Alta and extending all the way to present-day Florida.
95 percent of the underwater world remains unexplored, chances are that Atlantis might still be somewhere underwater, in a place we have yet to search, somewhere off the coast of Bimini, near the mysterious underwater road that points towards an ‘endless’ ocean ahead.