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Lost City of Atlantis found again this time in Guatemala
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 17 April 2011 | Will Evans

Posted on 04/19/2011 9:17:29 AM PDT by Palter

Retired German math teacher Joachim Rittstieg says ancient Dresden Codex and Mayan priests guided him to the legendary Atlantis in eastern Guatemala.

A retired German math teacher has spurred a national hubbub in Guatemala by claiming to have discovered an ancient underwater city laden with treasure.

Joachim Rittstieg grabbed headlines in March with his visit to Lake Izabal in eastern Guatemala. Buried there, he claims, are eight tons of gold tablets in Plato’s legendary Atlantis.

Instead of being dismissed, Mr. Rittstieg has garnered a lot of interest. Guatemalan newspapers called him a “German scientist” and followed his expedition with enthusiasm.

Rittstieg arrived with a reporting team and a scuba diver sent by a popular German tabloid.

The buzz over Rittstieg is “very strange,” says Oswaldo Chinchilla, a Guatemalan archaeology professor and Mayan museum curator. “This is complete fantasy,” he says.

Meanwhile, a group of German Mesoamerican scholars called Rittstieg’s claims “absurd” and damaging to Germany’s reputation.

Rittstieg says he can’t help the fact that he found the city and the experts didn’t. He says the ancient Dresden Codex and Mayan priests guided him, and claims the US Navy helped detect the exact location. “They say it cannot be. But I have the basic information now,” says Rittstieg, who is seeking funding for an excavation.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: atlantis; dresdencodex; guatemala; mayan
His website.
1 posted on 04/19/2011 9:17:31 AM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter

Can’t be. Atlantis is located just north of Independence, Missouri... right next to the Garden of Eden.


2 posted on 04/19/2011 9:22:55 AM PDT by ixtl (You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: Palter

It is not avery interesting web site, is it?


3 posted on 04/19/2011 9:23:07 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ixtl
"I lift things up and put them down" ...

... sometimes in Guatemala

4 posted on 04/19/2011 9:24:38 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Red_Devil 232
Yeah, circa 1994. Not exactly eye catching, but any viking dude looking for Atlantis in S. America doesn’t have time for html.
5 posted on 04/19/2011 9:25:39 AM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: Palter
Figure this one out:

Lake Titicaca is a lake which has the figure of a jaguar chasing a small animal- located on the border of Peru and Bolivia-

6 posted on 04/19/2011 9:28:09 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Palter

“But these things come not into the tale of the Drowning of Numenor, of which now all is told. And even the name of that land perished, and Men spoke thereafter not of Elenna, nor of Andor the Gift that was taken away, nor of Numenore on the confines of the world; but the exiles on the shores of the sea, if they turned towards the West in the desire of their hears, spoke of Mar-nu-Falmar that was whelmed in the waves, Akallabeth the Downfallen, Atalante in the Eldarin tongue.”

JRR Tolkien, “The Silmarillion”, “The Akallabeth”


7 posted on 04/19/2011 9:30:39 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Minn sez your feets stink...)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“In 1937 My birthday (2-23-37) consists of 3 prime numbers.”

Wow! That’s amazing, isn’t it!


8 posted on 04/19/2011 9:35:01 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: Palter
Lost City of Atlantis found -- Again


9 posted on 04/19/2011 9:35:01 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Palter
I thought Atlantis is the capital of Georgis!
10 posted on 04/19/2011 9:39:41 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Constitution Day

Atlantis has been found more times than Idi Amin died.


11 posted on 04/19/2011 9:40:26 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Palter

Nah, Atlantis is at the bottom of Lake Lewisville.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 9:41:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red_Devil 232

Very interesting. He’s telling us where 8 tons of gold are buried.

Wait a minute! Why is he telling the world were 8 tons of gold are buried. Mightn’t someone go there and dig it up first?


13 posted on 04/19/2011 9:45:04 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Palter

``It is believed that the name Titicaca means “Rock Puma” derived from the Aymara language titi: wild cat and karka: rock. Legend tells that titis used to live on the rocky islands of the lake and that they swam from the islands to the mainland in search of food. Nowadays the titi cat or the Andean cat is the most endangered cat species in the Americas.``

http://www.discover-peru.org/lake-titicaca/

Why would the natives name an island after a large cat when the lake is shaped like a cat and its shape can only be seen from the air or satellite?


14 posted on 04/19/2011 9:45:32 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: bunkerhill7

Bolivia, the Rhode Island of South America says about the Lake: “We got the Titi, Peru got the Caca.”


15 posted on 04/19/2011 9:50:23 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Qadafi and Obama share a common advantage. No organized opposition.)
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To: Palter

Atlantis is in the Bahamas with a well-stocked gift shop.

16 posted on 04/19/2011 9:51:34 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: bunkerhill7

As if the name wasn’t enough.


17 posted on 04/19/2011 9:53:33 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Palter

Wait an minute, another lost city. What you can buy franchises?
“Lost City, Corp”, franchises only 50K, get one soon.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 9:56:30 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Palter

bttt


19 posted on 04/19/2011 10:01:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: bunkerhill7
You said, "Titicaca". ;-)
20 posted on 04/19/2011 10:04:52 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (True Hope and Change comes only from Jesus Christ.....not some demagogic empty suit politician.)
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21 posted on 04/19/2011 10:06:13 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Palter
I thought Atlantis is in the Pegasus galaxy?


22 posted on 04/19/2011 10:12:03 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: ixtl

Headline should read, “Lost City of Atlantis, and Elvis, found in Guatemala.”


23 posted on 04/19/2011 10:14:29 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Palter

How many times has Atlantis been found so far this year?


24 posted on 04/19/2011 10:15:46 AM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: DPMD

Elvis? I didn’t see anything about Elvis. Where was he found?


25 posted on 04/19/2011 10:18:37 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Palter

Must be a mistake; I’ve had reincarnated former Atlanteans tell me Atlantis is down a chute in my back yard which leads to a tunnel in which there’s an interdimensional space warp to the site.


26 posted on 04/19/2011 11:05:08 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: bunkerhill7
Atlantis In Bolivia
27 posted on 04/19/2011 11:28:30 AM PDT by blam
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To: Palter

Man, that city sure gets around.


28 posted on 04/19/2011 11:34:59 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: 6SJ7
I thought Atlantis is in the Pegasus galaxy?

Actually, it's been moved to this galaxy!
In fact, it currently is floating (cloaked of course) off the coast of California, don'tchaknow!

29 posted on 04/19/2011 11:56:53 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (I'll show their president the exact same respect and loyalty that they have shown my president.)
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To: Palter

So Socrates and Plato knew of the existence of Atlantis, but somehow totally missed that whole America thing?


30 posted on 04/19/2011 12:08:01 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Down south, ping.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 12:10:50 PM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: Rebelbase
Atlantis has been found more times than Idi Amin died.

LOL, is that even possible?

32 posted on 04/19/2011 12:14:45 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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