1969 begins

1969 begins

The Site of Atlantis, By E. Sykes

I have always held that the best chances of finding traces of Atlantis and of its capital The City of the Golden Gates was off the Azores and I am very glad to see that Dr. Malaise in his new book thoroughly agrees with me as does also M. Framdsen, a Danish Engineer who mapped out the Atlantean plain near the Azores. Here to my mind is the only possible chance of finding Atlantean remains, the site of the wonderful metropolis of Plato is now within easy reach thanks to standard commercial underwater equipment of today. The cost of an expedition using television should not exceed $50,000 and would probably be far less. When one realizes that there must be literally hundreds tons of gold and silver lying about, provided that one knows where to look, the idea certainly has some attraction. Obviously remains will be found all over the place as the range of Atlantean influence was wide. But there were but a couple of cities: The City of the Golden Gates and the City of Transparent Walls, if history has not managed to forget the names of any other. But the only one we can site with accuracy is the City of the Golden Gates. E.S. 1969


What Paul le Cour said about the Corvo Equestrian Statue in 1935. E. Sykes 1969

Translated from Atlantis, Paris No. 60 for July August 1935.

"I was recently asked by one of our readers, Dr. Gibault, about a passage in Book 6 of "Memories d' Outre Tombe" by Chateaubriand which runs as follows:

"It is probable that the Azores were known to the Carthaginians; it is certain that a Phoenician Coins were found on Corvo. The first modern seamen to reach the island found there, it is said, an equestrian statue, with the right arm outstretched and pointing to the West, provided, however that this statue is not the type of fabrication, which adorns the earliest portulans….I supposed, that in the manuscript of Natchez, that Chartas, returning from Europe (Book 7 of Natchez), made landfall on Corvo and came across the mysterious statue." Dr. Bibault continued: "Do you not think that perhaps on reality? In that case what kind of monument is in question? Of what period is it? What did it represent? Does it still exist? Why did Chateaubriand query the picture which might well have been reproduction of the statue??" Le Cour stated that at that time he had nothing which would confirm the story or not. However in the 33 years which have elapsed since the article was written we have managed to turn up quite a lot of fresh data. But what one would like to see would be the portulan in which was included the drawing of the statue. Le Cour continued by referring to the stela depicting an Atlantean Temple which was discovered on San Miguel, and of which a photograph was seen shortly before the writing of the article, by M. Matila Ghyka. During his stay on the island he endeavored, without success, to see the photograph in the museum at Los Angeles, but instead learnt from M. Vasco Benisaude that in the multi volume set of the Archives of the Azores which was in his library, there was a mention of the discovery of the grotto containing the stele, on San Miguel. The article concludes that le Cour was still awaiting the receipt of a copy of the photograph from M. Ghyka. He had also heard that the stele was in a museum in Bombay but had no idea how it got there. Inquiries made in 1966-67 to Bombay produced no result, while the son or grandson of M. Benisaude was unable to help us about the records. It seems evident that if it is desired to make a cross check on this story as against that told in the manuscript of Thevet, the only way will be to visit the island of San Miguel. I have no idea who M. Ghyka was or whether he left any papers behind. That the information is still to be found there seems reasonably certain. E. Sykes 1969

A New Deal in Geology, By E. Sykes (a summary)

Dr. Malaise published two Swedish editions on the subject of Atlantis and his main point was:

"Geologically it is impossible for Atlantis not to have existed." And here is the Chapter points-

  1. Our Knowledge of the interior of the Earth.
  2. The Constriction Theory of Nils Odhner.
  3. The Last Ice Age, its causes and the Geographical Effects.
  4. The bed of the Ocean and the submerged land region.
  5. The Mediterranean and the Atlantean Continent.
  6. The Significance of Atlantis in Early Human Culture and its relationship of Early American Man.
  7. Unsolved Problems of the Permo Carboniferous and Earlier Ice Ages.

"His work has no emotional background of any kind, every source can be verified and checked and, what is more he was able to make full use of the sources available at through the Swedish Museum of Natural History during a long and distinguished career there."

The Egyptian Pyramids Egerton Sykes (a summary)

" Form the first source it appears that the names given to the three pyramids, in descending order of magnitude, were the Eastern, The Western, and the Colored. The Eastern or Great Pyramid contained astronomical data, and models and copies of sacred books. The Western Pyramid had numerous treasure chambers filled with jewels, rustproof (bronze) weapons, unbreakable glass, drugs, etc. The Colored Pyramid was used for the burial of priests. Its entrance was guarded by an idol made of baht (a stone found in the Western Atlantic Ocean) which crushed intruders to death. "

He goes on to write:

"As for entrances, the Sphinx according to my mss, was already known as the Father of Terror at the time when the pyramids (at Giza) were built and therefore it would appear that any entrance should be sought elsewhere." E.S. 1969 these are excerpts.

Webmaster Note- I realize on the Internet web this is the first time this information online has been addressed, and no one to my recollection as made references exactly to this information at this time. So, if you put this information on another sight you must give my website link connected to this source, and Atlantisite.com as well as credit to E. Sykes and D. Clarke for providing this serious clue to the public for free. Lastly, The fact that Dr. Hawas found an already broken into tomb of the supposed said 'Osiris' in supposed 'Kephren' Pyramid might explain that some of the trinkets where already taken, but my friends that is just one room. The second pyramid has a myriad of other spots.

Dated July 28th 2000 By D. Clarke your open and revealing webmaster. Please note me in your writings and sources as well as website i.e. http://atlantisite.com I also give credit to the family of Sykes as well who do still live in England.

Atlantis and the Caribbean, By E. Sykes.

"The great difficulty about the Atlantean underwater remains is that with the new types of equipment available and, particularly, the immense advances in aerial photography, sunken buildings are cropping up all over the place. In Europe it is fairly easy to date them as one usually finds associated with them coins, known and datable types of pottery, or better still, historical references to now vanished ports. But in the Caribbean area and off Florida coast we have no framework of reference for the pre Colombian objects discovered. Pirates treasures can always be dated to within ten years or so, as can sunken vessels, whether Spanish or English. But for the moment the dating of structure made of stone is not really possible. At a depth of twenty feet or more they are relatively free from the actions of storms. This depth of seawater will ward off practically any form of hard radiation from atomic explosions or natural disasters, provided that the shock wave does not push it away from its place. The recent discovery of a building underwater near Andros brought about the suggestion that it might have been a turtle pen, which seems to have overlooked the fact that turtles swim and that any depth of water over the tops of the enclosing walls would have enabled them to escape with ease. However a recent communication from Dr. Manson Valentine suggests that the shape and dimension resemble those of the Turtle Temple at Uxmal."

(Webmaster Note- This is a very important parallel to the recent Cuba find off the western coast by Paulina and ADC Group, that the buildings they scanned do resemble also the Turtle Temple at Uxmal. I believe I am the first one to note these comparisons, and do feel they will find some great resemblance's to the other regional Yucatan sites (Sept. 2002 with National Geographic off the Cuba Coast) such as compared with Cozmal, and Palanque.)

"Nobody locally could recollect any time when this portion of the sea bed had been above water, the usual comment being "from time long ago". He observes that the sea bed between Bimini and Nassau is slowly rising to an extent such that a sea captain friend of his no longer dares to bring a tug let alone a loaded barge between these two points. The same thing may be said of the Bahamas Bank, but here the depth is greater so the immediate effects are lacking. He also points out that as the bed rises and structures on the sea bed are washed by tidal currents sponges and black ascideans attach themselves to the stones thus outlining them to an extent as to make them visible. Many vague outlines have been noticed which are not yet clear enough to become visible. Obviously what is needed here is one of those one-man submarines with a good camera. Here I should be most interested to know about the carved rectangular stone pillars, which Mr. Gouvieva of Midland Texas discovered some years ago and which were reported both here and in New World Antiquity. Unfortunately he suddenly dropped out of the picture and I have no idea what happened. Another problem is that of dating finds. Radiocarbon and Potassium Argon dating are both expensive and slow and I am not certain if exposure to seawater might not throw them out when it comes to mortar. But if the whole seabed in the region is rising this problem will have to be dealt with soon. In general we shall have to keep on looking until we have enough finds to build up a reasonable picture. I think that what we are finding are buildings which Maya or their cousins built before the sea level sank."

(Webmaster Note- Not only do we have the supposed turtle pen, the western Cuba find, but we have the pyramid near Andros that Dr. Brown found in 1968-70. So the evidence is not decreasing with a rising of Bahama lands, it is increasing in aqua lung, submarine, video, computer, and many other sciences involved. ) (To all those who made fun of my interest in subject as foolish and those who steal credit from others, as well as to the academia, political institutions, tourist lobbyists, beware the subject of Atlantis is not for your personal popularity or conveniences 'it is a world wide treasure' not for the few nor for any treasure seekers it is for archaeology, we have had enough of Egyptian treasures stolen, Assyrian treasures stolen, and many others to destroy our knowledge of ancient culture presently. Also, I do not want to hear from lifelong academia skeptics who in an instant will change their mind or departments, to steal the credit from others, most of you should be ashamed since your very father of archaeology your 'Darwin of culture' found Troy based on a myth, when you called him a nut, when you called him a mythologist and he found Troy i.e. Heinrich Schlimann. He was the one who believed in Atlantis back in early 1900's when most of you did not want to hear it? He also did not believe Crete was it, he felt it was beyond the Mediterranean in the Atlantic, so you Greek and Crete scholars who study Atlantis and that are actually rejecting your 'father of archaeology' who had already proven his success based on a 'myth' of finding Troy. If we find Atlantis in the Atlantic, I promise we won't forget your Crete and Greek archaeology work nor detract from your precious tourism. Just give Bimini, Canary's, Azores a break, ok. They need tourism to……and if found in the Atlantic I will bet it will be more tourism for Crete, Egypt and Greece not less, because they will want to go through all the manuscripts and references to Atlantis around the world to make other new Atlantic finds. See? I will never understand why they have ego's equal to their work, because no average kid will sit and even listen to them. Dumbing down to the public stories is also getting old, same stuff repeated for unending times, which seems to indicate a coverup to begin with. Sorry, the public is not that stupid, and I will not insult their right to learn for free all the issues. On this whole site this is the only time I have made a lengthy appeal to academia to stop releasing unproven theories over and over again, especially if they are borrowed from someone who did not know what they were talking about in the 1960's. Isolationism in archaeology is the 'poison of avoiding' one basic fact man either, moves or dies. It is like a-duh! The Dna is also revealing those scientists as absolute fools…….. Thank God for that, now we can conclude man was a big mover more than the Darwinists thought. This is only natural, evolution is not just adaptation, it is exodus based so in order to escape any catastrophe and dear skeptical scientist if you had a chance to avoid that catastrophe you would run to. According to some of their theories man just stood and died. Sorry, give him or man credit he was primal, and smart enough for that because he had seen it many times before. I know that I have got a academic degree, but I did not let the lack humbleness and greed effect my awareness of the value of myth as a plausible record of mans own historical doings. Nor let my tooth and comb studies blind me from the rest of the world's scholarly information. It is my friends a fine balance between truth and politics, but if I had to choose it would be the truth over politics not vice versa. I basically say Edgar Cayce over dis-information-ists, and Dr. Brown over Cretean-ists. )

"Dr. Heezen of Lamont considered that this discovery showed that a continent formerly existed under the eastern Caribbean and that these rocks might represent a portion of its core. Dr. Deitz said that he thought the region where these rocks were found is going down to offset the emergence of new material at the Mid Atlantic Ridge, i.e. the site of Atlantis. I am not certain whether I agree with either of these experts. To my mind Aves Ridge is but a portion of the Mountain wall that separated the Caribbean from the Atlantic, which was pierced at a fairly recent date and that the granite rocks are relics of the time when the region was hit by a large Meteorite (30 to 50 miles in diameter which penetrated deep into the earth. However this is but an opinion, we shall know more when the find has been studied more closely. To state that this is the site of the fabled Atlantis is going much further than the evidence so far to hand might warrant. The discovery of Atlantis has had far to many false starts in the past to encourage me to jump on every passing bandwagon. Some help might be obtained from organizations like the BOMEX (Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment) which is being run by General Electric through their Mississippi Test support Department, in conjunction with a dozen Federal Agencies plus the Military Services. They plan to investigate a square of a quarter of a million kilometers lying off Barbados, St. Vincent and Grenada. Had it only been one agency concerned the chances of securing any form of co-operation would have been small, but with a dozen of them plus the army, there is a reasonable chance that somebody might be willing to do something, provided that some official does not declare all sunken ruins to be classified information. The Miami Herald for the 8th of March carried an article by Richard Pothier on the news brought by the Duke University ship Eastward, which had just returned to Miami after a three month marine geology expedition during the course of which they dredged up more than a ton of granite rocks off Aves Ridge which runs northwards from Venezuela to the Virgin Islands. E.S. 1969

Webmasters Note: You can see it is not basaltic rock it is granite therefore up lifted from a deeper region then basalt would normally be, unknown if meteor induced or not?

Churchward's MU To Day, By E. Sykes 1969

"In 1931 Colonel James Churchward first published his 'Lost Continent of Mu", a book which was, to my memory, attacked with even more enthusiasm than Velokovsky's Worlds in Collision", published only a few years ago. One of the numerous illustrations pictured the probable position of the gas chambers underlying Mu before its submersion whilst another gave a map of Mu itself. At the time neither of these made much impression on me as I was uncertain of the accuracy of the Colonel's statements on the Pacific Continent. However on reading through the mss of Dr. Rene Malaise's book on geology, mentioned elsewhere in this issue, it occurred that there is considerable resemblance between the shape of one of the Pacific continents postulated by the constriction Theory, as also of the underlying zones of activity, and the two illustrations in Churchward's book. Bearing in mind that Churchward was not at all scientifically inclined and that none of the modern theories on the subject could have been known to him at the time it is remarkable how close he managed to get to the best modern theory. Coincidence? Perhaps. It is of interest to note that in a recent work published by the Soviet Academy of Sciences on Early American Cultures, Churchward is quoted as one of the authorities." E. Sykes 1969

Odd Happenings in the Pyramid of Cephren, E. Sykes 1969 cont.



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