Direction of natural pathways and migratory routes.
Although the subject of Atlantis is primarily a seafaring story about our trans-Atlantic maritime heritage, it is also a topic about nautical migrations and how our New World ancestors colonized the shores of eastern and southern Asia by sailing across the Pacific Ocean.
1/ Every since the "New World" was found by
seafarers from the "Old World", historians have
consistently under estimated the cultural achievements of
American human history, for example: Anthropologist have assumed
for many generations that the native human inhabitants of the New
World came from the Old World by walking across the ice near the
Bering Sea during the last ice age because the mongol features
found in both the "older" East Asian region and the
"newer" New World natives are similar - therefore,
according to conventional calendrical history, American human
history - and any creative artwork, evolved from Old World
(The fact that mongoliod features are found in humans throughout the Pacific Realm does not necessarily mean that they, as a separate "variety" of humans, originated within East Asia)
2/ Is it possible that the mongol race of humans originated in
the New World and nautically ventured across the Pacific Ocean to
the Orient - via Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Indonesia?
(Much of early anthropological literature is written from a land-lubber's perspective - which consisently undermines the nautical achievements of ancient maritime cultures, such as the seafaring ability to voyage over vast distances)
3/ Only now are professional historians beginning to realize the navigational skill of the trans-Pacific native and their remarkable seafaring abilities.
4/ With their fast multi-hull canoes, some of which were over
sixty feet in length, they sailed the waters of the Pacific Ocean
almost as if it were an inland sea.
(A crew member aboard Captain Cook's ship in the Pacific once documented certain native canoes were so fast that they sailed rings around Cook's ship while they were traveling at eight knots "with the same ease as if we were at anchor")
5/ Both the Tahitian catamaran and the Polynesian/Malaysian "flying proa"
employed a mast and sail configuration almost identical to the Phoenician lateen rig.
Sailing west across the Pacific Ocean.
With speeds as fast as modern sailboats, ancient Pacific Proas and catamarans, once sailed vast distances between Pacific Islands.
6/ Even the successful Kon-Tiki expedition led by Thor Heyerdahl proved that New World natives were capable of "drift sailing" to Polynesia aboard balsa rafts with simple square sails.
7/ It is very likely that since the prevailing wind and water
currents of the tropical Pacific Ocean run from east to west,
prehistoric natives sailed from Middle America to the orient long
before any oriental sailors were capable of reaching the New World
by way of the north Pacific realm.
The Trans-Pacific Connection.
If one compares the pre-Columbian artwork of Middle America with ancient Oriental artwork, it becomes apparent that the style of certain items are almost identical - therefore, because the major navigable currents of the tropical Pacific run from the New World to the Old World, perhaps much of the cultural history of the Orient is based on ancient stories from the New World continent of Atlantis.
8/ Perhaps much of the art and science associated with
oriental Asia can be traced to prehistoric Middle America -
perhaps sun following sailors from the New World brought to
oriental Asia certain social customs and religious beliefs, like
the Buddha system of philosophy and ethics.
(There exists an "interesting coincidence" in which the mother of Gautama Buddha was known as Maya, and the first name given to the Mayan region of Middle America was "Guatemala")
9/ Could the Mayan culture have anything to do with the
building of an ancient shrine at Miya-Jima near Hiroshima in what
is now Japan?
(The Miya-Jima shrine is dated to the same time period in which Sino-seafarers embarked to the east in "junk ships" to answer tales of treasure "beyond the sunrise")
10/ Is it merely a "numerical coincidence" that the
Mayan counting system and the Indo-Oriental counting device,
known as the Abacus, share the same quintuplet unit value of five
when calculating "bars" and "beads"?
(According to early mathematical concepts among ancient cultures, the unit value of the number "0" (zero) was known by Mayan mathematicians centuries before it was ever realized by any Old World merchants)
[Regge music is also based on a syncopated five-tone number scale and is found throughout many ancient maritime cultures - particularity on the Caribbean isle of Jamaica]
11/ Another prehistoric trans-Pacific "coincidence" can be found by comparing the similarity of an ideographic alphabet from Easter Island in the southern Pacific to that of a character script system found "down-stream" in the Indus Valley of India - wherein the vowel letters of "I,O and U" exist adjacent to a human figurine holding the symbol.
According to conventional Greco-Roman mythology, the Hesperian Heavens could be found in the "far western realm" - where the daughters of Atlas grew "the golden apples of youth" in a wondrous garden that was protected by a dragon-like apparition.
If Atlas, the Titan seafarer and grandson of Oceanus, was ever a real person that lived in a garden seaport located in the western Caribbean Sea on a unstable fault-line, then perhaps Plato's sea-story about a lost place in the western Atlantic named Atlantis is a true account of our maritime heritage.
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