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So what do you think about Atlantis? Is it true that Malta and Gozo once formed part of this ancient Civilization?
The Story of Atlantis is closely tied up with Ggantija and the numerous other megalithic sites, about 13 of them. Gozo could actually be the tip of the lost continent of Atlantis. The claim is supported by the exploration of underwater temple ruins at 10 meters below sea level, about 2 km off the N.East coast of Malta.
About 5,000 years ago there was a great land-cataclysm, an awesome all-round disaster. Before the subsidence that brought this rift valley into being, there was no Mediterranean Sea.
Malta was part of a large, flat, high land. After this subsidence and the related subsequent settling of the ocean waters, Malta and Gozo became an island (and at some stage islands) separated from the principal and much larger island (later known as Atlantis).
Dr. Hubert Zeitlmair states that proof exists that the builders of the megalithic clock/calendar temples knew their islands as mountain tops and that the megalithic structures may date back to the last Ice Age of 10.000 - 12.000 years ago when water level was 175-225 meters lower than today and Mediterranean Sea was a much smaller body of water.
AtlantisTempleSteps temple ruins on the seabed, Malta
The Malta and Gozo structures that are now dated as 9000 years old or older and are said by orthodox archaeologists to be the oldest stone ruins in the world. Malta is now a small rocky island that once had elephants and shows evidence of having been destroyed in a huge cataclysmic wave which filled the Mediterranean, causing the Biblical Flood.
Dr Anton Mifsud’s book "Malta – Echoes of Plato’s Island" is the product of thoughtful and profound research about the archeological sites and ancient remains related to Atlantis.
Hole for Column Base
Dr. Mifsud lays out in some detail the evidential case for the astounding hypothesis that Malta may be all that is left of Atlantis. Documentaries in the USA and Japan have given credibility to the theory of Maltese author Anton Mifsud.
From ancient times, several scholars have written books about ‘Atlantika’ (Atlantis), the mysterious island that according to Plato’s dialogues ‘Timaeus and Critias’, was submerged over the span ‘of a single day and night’
In Plato’s, ‘Timaeus and Critias’ we find a clear description of what remained of Atlantis, “In comparison of what then was, there are remaining in small islands, only the bones of the wasted body ... the mere skeleton of the country being left.”
Everyone agrees that when Plato visited the temple of Neith at Sais in Egypt and saw the story of Atlantika engraved on the temple columns, he located these remains in the western ocean – what is now referred to as the Mediterranean Sea.
Maltese ox, clue to Atlantis, neolithic Temples, Ggantija, Gozo
For years, farmers on the Mediterranean islands of Malta could be observed tilling their fields with "the gendus" a form of Maltese ox that were slow, steady, who did not trample the furrows and who provided good manure for the crops.
Dr. Mark Brincat, the Dean of the Malta School of Medicine realized that with the exception of the horns, the profile of the four oxen was identical to those portrayed 5,000 years ago during Malta’s Temple Period where the antique oxen are depicted with very long and slightly curved horns. Both are characterized by a large shoulder hump, pendulous dewlap and high rump.
Tarxien Megalithic Temple, Malta
Bas-relief carvings of bulls have been found at a prehistoric temple at Tarxien, one of Malta’s many mysterious megalithic structures. Despite the difference in horn size, which could possibly be explained by selective breeding, Dr. Brincat thought that the oxen might be an important clue to the builders of the Neolithic temples on Malta.
Malta could indeed be the island of Atlantis, the island of Temples that had a Catastrophe. Why?
Malta is an ancient island comprised of a few islands but only Malta and Gozo are large enough to support any number of people. So isn't the number of Temples for such small islands staggering?
Our islands today are fairly dry and it is hard to accept that they were ever able to support a large population that would need so many temples at a time when others had not even started to build theirs.
There is also evidence that catastrophe has struck the islands in some form. Malta's Cart Ruts lead straight off cliff tops, into bays full of sea water and they can be seen on the sea floor. The population of Malta also vanished along with a lot of old civilisations around the same time.
Ghar Dalam fossil remains, Malta, Gozo
Another possible evidence are the animal fossils found at the Ghar Dalam cave. 1000s of different types of animals, smashed to pieces, packed into a cave. These animals may have been forced into this cave more recently than is thought of at the moment.
Sir Temi Zammit states that the Temples themselves were found "pushed over" in the same direction, to the East. Could it be by the force of the catastrophe floods? Ghar Dalam has its mouth open to the West so this would fit in with the idea of the floods pushing animals inside.
Another thought worth real consideration is that all the temples were found buried. How could this happen on such a small island with no large mountains to release such an immense amount of debris? Where then did all the material come from?
It is possible that when the existing knowledge is combined with scientific evidence such as species distribution and geological features new weight will be lent to Plato’s legend about the existence of Atlantis.
The Maltese Ox may just be the first step in starting to unravel the puzzle that is The Temple Culture of Malta, and perhaps even that of the myth of Atlantis.
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