Why is the climate changing. (Page 9)
ghostgeek: Seeing that Santorini and the Pillars of Hercules are at opposite ends of the Mediterranean I'm not sure there's any way the two could be confused.
kittybobo34: To an Egyptian who weren't big on long distance voyages, I can see how they would. Remember this story came from an Egyptian historian Solon.
The 900 year date would also tie in with the Biblical story of the Exodus. Their plagues could easily be volcanic in origin.
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ghostgeek: Er, no, Solon was a famous Greek who travelled to Egypt. The story of Atlantis, according to Plato, was related to Solon by an Egyptian priest.
ghostgeek: Dates, of course, can get muddled but it seems strange to me that there seems to be no mention of Atlantis in the Egyptian record we have.
kittybobo34: To Egypt that would have been ancient history, In a country where no one reads or writes, only the priests keep up with it, then the whole thing burned down
kittybobo34: We may get lucky , they keep finding middle class tombs that have historical stuff on the walls
ghostgeek: Think how much we know about their history, yet not a squeak about Atlantis or the Exodus.
ghostgeek: Really? From what I can see in the story nothing unusual happened. A usual spring in Egypt and a few footloose workers on a building site.
kittybobo34: Lets see, from what I remember it went something like: Pharaohs will was sorely tested by the Hebrew workers, dirty and worthless Pharaoh bid them to leave. They left in mass and pillaged every village they past on their way to the Sea of Reeds. Pharaoh sent his army to punish them, but the great general (???) bid them to stop as the water was gone.
kittybobo34: in his wisdom he knew that the water would return as a great wave. When the wave came it was certain that the hebrews were destroyed.
kittybobo34: No reports from the Egyptian forts on the other side and on the way to Isreal saw them at all.
ghostgeek: The Plagues of Egypt are suffered yearly by the inhabitants of that country, except for the last one. As it happens, the tenth plague is the easiest to explain. It never happened. Moses lied about it. Read the account and you'll see the Israelites were shut up in their houses when it was supposed to have happened and were reliant on what Moses told them happened.