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Inspired from papers and writings on the existence of the lost civilization of Atlantis by Plato, I made a research for over 5 years. Indonesia in recent years have seen an increasing number of supporters for the idea of Atlantis being located in the vicinity of today's archipelago, prior to the ending of the last Ice Age, on the submerged continental shelf now frequently referred to as Sundaland.

My research evidences that the majority of Plato's phrases are true supporting that the lost civilization of Atlantis is in Sundaland, and the capital city was most probably at the Java Sea off the coast of Kalimantan, as follows (updated October 27, 2017).

1. At a distant point in the “Atlantic Ocean” (ancient Greek understanding)
(Timaeus: 24e)
2. The way to other islands
(Timaeus: 24e)
3. Might pass to opposite continent encompasses true ocean
(Timaeus: 24e)
4. Larger than “Libya” and “Asia” (Asia Minor) combined (ancient Greek understanding)
(Timaeus: 24e – Critias: 108e)
5. The landscape of the whole country, at the region on the side of the ocean, was very lofty and precipitous.
(Critias: 118a)
6. Two-season climate – “summer” (dry) and “winter” (wet)
(Critias: 112d, 118e)
7. Abundant of water benefit of the annual rainfall
(Critias: 111c)
8. Excellently attempered climate
(Critias: 111e, 112d)
9. Fertile, best soil for carpenter, agriculture and farming
(Critias: 111e, 113c)
10. Abundant of food supply for every animal, wild or tame, to sustain a civilization and to create an army (about 20 million people)
(Critias: 111e, 118b, 118e, 119a)
11. Vast diversity of flora and fauna
(Critias: 114e, 115a, 115b)
12. Elephant, horse, “bull” and dolphin
(Critias: 114e, 116e, 117c to 117e, 119b, 119d to 120a)
13. “Fruits” having a hard rind, affording drinks and meats and ointments
(Critias: 115b)
14. “Fruits” which spoil with keeping, consoled after dinner
(Critias: 115b)
15. Roots, herbage, woods and essences distilled from “fruit” and flower
(Critias: 115a)
16. Cultivated “fruit”, dried, for nourishment and any other, used for food – common name ‘pulse’ (grain)
(Critias: 115a)
17. “Chestnuts and the like, which furnish pleasure and amusement
(Critias: 115a)
18. All of them were wondrous and in infinite abundance.
(Critias: 115a)
19. Gold
(Critias: 114e, 116c, 116d)
20. Silver
(Critias: 114e, 116c, 116d, 116e)
21. Tin
(Critias: 116b, 116c)
22. “Brass”/“bronze” (copper, tin and zinc)
(Critias: 116b, 116c)
23. “Orichalcum”, more precious mineral than anything except gold, flashing, red color
(Critias: 114e, 116c, 116d)
24. “Orichalcum” was dug out of the earth in many parts of the land.
(Critias: 114e)
25. Immediately about and surrounding the city was a level plain.
(Critias: 118a)
26. The plain was smooth and even.
(Critias: 118a)
27. The plain was surrounded by mountains which descended towards the sea.
(Critias: 118a)
28. The plain looked towards the south, sheltered from the north.
(Critias: 118b)
29. The mountains surrounding the plain celebrated their number, size and beauty, with many wealthy villages of country folk, rivers, lakes and meadows.
(Critias: 118b)
30. Plenty of wood of various sorts on the plain – abundant for each and every kind of work.
(Critias: 118b)
31. The general shape of the plain was rectangular and oblong.
(Critias: 118a, 118c)
32. The plain was extending in one direction 3,000 stadia (± 555 km), across the center inland 2,000 stadia (± 370 km).
(Critias: 118a)
33. The perimeter ditch was incredible in size, unexpected that they were artificial.
(Critias: 118c)
34. The perimeter ditch was 100 ft (± 30 m) deep, 1 stadium (± 185 m) wide, 10,000 stadia (± 1,850 km) long.
(Critias: 118c)
35. The perimeter ditch received streams from the mountains.
(Critias: 118d)
36. The inland canals were straight, about 100 ft (± 30 m) wide, 100 stadia (± 18.5 km) intervals and let off into the perimeter ditch.
(Critias: 118d)
37. Transverse passages were cut from one inland canal into another.
(Critias: 118e)
38. The inland canals and transverse passages were means for transporting wood and products in ships.
(Critias: 118e)
39. Irrigation streams were tapping from the canals.
(Critias: 118e)
40. The irrigation streams supplied water to the land in “summer” (dry) but rainfall in the “winter” (rainy) yielding two crops in a year.
(Critias: 118e)
41. The island city was in a sea surrounded by a boundless continent, the other is a real ocean.
(Timaeus: 25a)
42. The city was in front of a strait.
(Timaeus: 24e, 25a)
43. There were some islands in the sea.
(Timaeus: 24e – Critias: 114c)
44. Immediately about and surrounding the city was a level plain and all the canals met at the city and drained into the sea.
(Critias: 118a, 118d)
45. A small hill (the central island) and a vast level plain near the sea were accessible by ships, vessels and boats from the sea.
(Critias: 113c, 113e)
46. The sea at the Atlantis city “is now” (Solon’s time) impassable and impenetrable because of a “reef of clay/mud” (coral reef), caused by “subsidence” of the island (sea level rise).
(Timaeus: 25d)
47. The ruin of the city is now under the sea.
(Timaeus: 25d)
48. The city was beyond bordering monuments, the (ancient) Greek called them “the Monuments of Heracles”.
(Timaeus: 24e, 25c – Critias: 108e, 114b)
49. Hot and cold springs
(Critias: 113e, 117a)
50. White, black and red stones
(Critias: 116a, 116b)
51. Hollowed out rock for roofs of double docks
(Critias: 116a, 116b)
52. “Poseidon” (sea or water god, law founder, driving sea creatures, supreme god in earlier time)
(Critias: 113c to 113e, 116c, 116d, 117b, 119c, 119d)
53. “Heracles” (son of the supreme god, outrageous birth, has insatiable appetites and being very rude, brutal and violent)
(Timaeus: 24e, 25c – Critias: 108e, 114b)
54. “Bull” sacrifices
(Critias: 119d to 120c)
55. Temple or pyramid
(Critias: 116c, 116d, 116e, 117c, 119c)
56. Maritime activities
(Critias: 114d, 115c to 116a, 117d, 117e, 119b)
57. Advanced civilization in the era
(Timaeus: 24e, 25a)
58. Destructed 9,000 years before Solon (about 11,600 years ago)
(Timaeus: 23e – Critias: 108e, 111a)
59. Earthquakes and “floods” from the sea (tsunami)
(Timaeus: 25c, 25d – Critias: 108e, 111a, 112a)
60. Sunken ceaselessly (post-glacial sea level rise)
(Timaeus: 25d – Critias: 111b, 111c)

I am authoring the book discussing the above matters, now available in Amazon's Kindle eBook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WCLEF1U or http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6027244917.

A brief summary of my research, the latest one, is published in a website here: https://atlantisjavasea.com. This publication is periodically updated as per new findings.

A Youtube video here summarizes all of those.

To refine my research further, if anybody could give me inputs or comments, I will highly appreciate. These are for open-minded people who can think "outside the box"!

Thanks.

Best regards,
Dhani Irwanto



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Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 5908 Dhani Irwanto 22-Apr-15 05:15
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 1248 D-Archer 22-Apr-15 09:49
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 1169 Dhani Irwanto 22-Apr-15 11:04
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 1045 Porta 22-Apr-15 17:57
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 1076 Dhani Irwanto 22-Apr-15 18:16
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 995 Porta 22-Apr-15 19:26
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 1003 Dhani Irwanto 22-Apr-15 19:46
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 711 Harte 25-Sep-16 17:58
Re: Evidences of existence of Lemuria 779 molder 27-Sep-16 11:15
Re: Evidences of existence of Lemuria 542 Harte 30-Mar-17 21:14
Re: Evidences of existence of Lemuria 686 Dhani Irwanto 31-Mar-17 03:11
Mod Note > Cut & Paste 710 Dr. Troglodyte 31-Mar-17 19:41
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 926 D-Archer 23-Apr-15 09:26
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 916 Dhani Irwanto 23-Apr-15 10:47
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 917 D-Archer 24-Apr-15 12:30
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 898 Dhani Irwanto 24-Apr-15 13:05
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 826 D-Archer 24-Apr-15 15:51
Re: Evidences of existence of Atlantis 831 Dhani Irwanto 25-Apr-15 12:08
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 848 Dhani Irwanto 22-Apr-15 17:46
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 881 Skatha 23-Apr-15 01:50
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 849 Dhani Irwanto 23-Apr-15 04:18
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 899 k-mo1967 23-Apr-15 04:23
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 817 Dhani Irwanto 23-Apr-15 11:14
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 973 Corpuscles 23-Apr-15 04:52
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 890 Dhani Irwanto 23-Apr-15 11:30
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 864 Corpuscles 23-Apr-15 12:02
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 1008 Dhani Irwanto 23-Apr-15 13:13
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 799 Corpuscles 23-Apr-15 14:08
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 775 k-mo1967 23-Apr-15 16:59
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 826 Dhani Irwanto 23-Apr-15 18:00
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 939 Aine 26-Apr-15 17:24
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 749 Dhani Irwanto 26-Apr-15 20:59
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 802 Peter Daughtrey 23-Apr-15 22:47
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 780 Lobsang 25-Apr-15 16:36
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 809 Dhani Irwanto 25-Apr-15 17:10
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 774 Lobsang 25-Apr-15 19:08
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 1219 Dhani Irwanto 25-Apr-15 19:25
This is Dr. Arysio Santos' Theory and Research 1025 Deep1 26-Apr-15 17:06
Re: This is Dr. Arysio Santos' Theory and Research 947 Dhani Irwanto 26-Apr-15 20:51
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 895 Doc Cartwright 13-May-15 02:53
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 817 Dhani Irwanto 13-May-15 04:49
The geography of Atlantis as described by Plato 878 Dhani Irwanto 14-May-15 16:55
A brief summary of my research, the latest one 880 Dhani Irwanto 26-May-15 23:43
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 839 pennylane 27-May-15 21:21
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Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 813 Dhani Irwanto 21-Aug-15 21:54
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 775 drrayeye 24-Aug-15 20:29
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 826 Dhani Irwanto 24-Aug-15 23:11
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 861 Doc Cartwright 04-Sep-15 11:33
Occam's Razor 870 AndyBlackard 08-Sep-15 11:32
Enneadecaeteris 771 Dr. Troglodyte 08-Sep-15 13:19
Re: Enneadecaeteris 691 Eddie Larry 09-Sep-15 12:59
Re: Enneadecaeteris 717 AndyBlackard 12-Sep-15 17:31
Re: Enneadecaeteris 740 Dr. Troglodyte 12-Sep-15 20:43
Re: Enneadecaeteris 740 AndyBlackard 12-Sep-15 21:17
The Biblical Garden of Eden was in Kalimantan Island 1159 Dhani Irwanto 13-Sep-15 05:28
Re: The Biblical Garden of Eden was in Kalimantan Island 826 AndyBlackard 13-Sep-15 13:22
Re: The Biblical Garden of Eden was in Kalimantan Island 999 Dhani Irwanto 13-Sep-15 14:05
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Re: The Biblical Garden of Eden was in Kalimantan Island 796 drrayeye 06-Oct-15 19:44
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Taprobrana and The Search for Atlantis 1133 Dhani Irwanto 25-Sep-15 22:29
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 729 molder 06-Oct-15 22:06
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 914 Dhani Irwanto 06-Oct-15 22:27
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 684 molder 07-Oct-15 04:47
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 729 Dhani Irwanto 07-Oct-15 06:54
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 684 molder 08-Oct-15 10:43
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 886 Dhani Irwanto 08-Oct-15 15:26
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 799 molder 11-Oct-15 10:33
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 784 molder 29-Oct-15 10:23
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 771 Dhani Irwanto 30-Oct-15 08:32
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 671 molder 30-Oct-15 10:25
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 751 molder 30-Oct-15 10:30
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 707 Dhani Irwanto 30-Oct-15 10:56
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 641 molder 30-Oct-15 11:04
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 825 Dhani Irwanto 10-Nov-15 10:19
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 711 molder 10-Nov-15 11:23
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 693 molder 11-Nov-15 23:33
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 746 Dhani Irwanto 12-Nov-15 03:47
Re: Cave found by George Grey 1838 645 molder 12-Nov-15 21:25
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 360 Dhani Irwanto 17-Dec-17 01:23
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 357 molder 17-Dec-17 02:34
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 369 Dhani Irwanto 17-Dec-17 07:25
Re: Odoric of Pordenone 407 molder 17-Dec-17 11:01
Land of Punt is Sumatera 1237 Dhani Irwanto 15-Nov-15 05:11
Conference 904 Dhani Irwanto 12-Dec-15 20:20
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 614 Dhani Irwanto 09-Sep-16 00:15
Athens 581 Heron 15-Sep-16 18:23
Re: Athens 691 Dhani Irwanto 15-Sep-16 22:13
Re: Athens 557 Heron 16-Sep-16 19:18
Re: Athens meteor strike 538 molder 16-Sep-16 21:12
Re: Athens meteor strike 665 Dhani Irwanto 16-Sep-16 23:11
Re: Athens 652 Dhani Irwanto 16-Sep-16 23:05
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 708 molder 16-Sep-16 08:48
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 651 Dhani Irwanto 16-Sep-16 16:27
Why Atlantis will not be found here 835 David L 01-Oct-16 15:42
Does Sundaland fit the bill? 600 Dr. Sunil 27-Mar-17 23:49
Re: Does Sundaland fit the bill? 526 Dhani Irwanto 28-Mar-17 23:20
Re: Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea 579 Fsbirdhouse 28-Mar-17 17:31
Youtube video 535 Dhani Irwanto 27-Oct-17 05:00
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Re: Youtube video 544 Dhani Irwanto 29-Oct-17 14:45
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