Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Santorini - Atlantis

Last week I updated two files with potential links to Atlantis.

Santorini: The ground is moving again in paradise   PhysOrg - March 13, 2012

Santorini is a tourist magnet, famous for its breathtaking, cliff side views and sunsets. It's also a volcanic island that has been relatively calm since its last eruption in 1950. Until now. The Santorini caldera is awake again and rapidly deforming at levels never seen before. After decades of little activity, a series of earthquakes and deformation began within the Santorini caldera instruments on the northern part of the island have moved laterally between five and nine centimeters. The volcano's magma chamber is filling, and we are keeping a close eye on its activity.

Santorini caldera is a large, mostly submerged caldera, located in the southern Aegean Sea, 120 kilometers north of Crete in Greece. Visible above water is the circular Santorini island group, consisting of Santorini (aka Thera), the main island, Therasia and Aspronisi at the periphery, and the Kameni islands at the center.

"Atlantis" Eruption Twice as Big as Previously Believed, Study Suggests   National Geographic

Santorini - Atlantis   Google Images

Location hypotheses of Atlantis   Wikipedia

Archaeological, seismological, and vulcanological evidence has been presented linking the Atlantis myth to Santorini. Speculation suggesting that Thera/Santorini was the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis began with the excavation of Akrotiri in the 1960s, and gained increased currency as reconstructions of the island's pre-eruption shape and landscape frescos located under the ash both strongly resembled Plato's description. The possibility has been more recently popularized by television documentaries such as: The History Channel programme Lost Worlds (episode "Atlantis"), the Discovery Channel's Solving History with Olly Steeds, and the BBC's Atlantis, The Evidence that suggests that Thera is Plato's Atlantis.

March 14, 2012

Pi Day

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant Pi observed

on March 14 (3/14), due to Pi being roughly equal to 3.14.

Then there's Phi --