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See Where the Alleged Atlantis Text Was Found Inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Is the secret to the Lost City in a desert?

Beneath the Great Pyramid of Giza built for the pharaoh Khufu there is a subterranean chamber with a feature known as “the pit” and just beyond that is an entrance that was once believed to display what is known as the “Atlantis Text” just above it. This graffiti was also claimed to reference Apollonius Tyanaeus, a Greek philosopher, who was said to have discovered the Emerald Tablet beneath the feet of a statue of Hermes. This tablet of lore is said to be the foundation of the Hermetic tradition which then became the western esoteric tradition.  

The self styled tour guide explains this graffiti was likely the work of a twentieth century visitor to the pyramid, as many noted esotericists have come over the years such as Aleister Crowley, Rosicrucians for initiations, and others following in those footsteps. The text is now gone but remains visible is some vintage photographs. 

The Emerald Tablets referenced were thought by medieval alchemists to hold the key to the creation of the the philosopher’s stone as well as creating artificial gold. Modern occultists and esotericists attribute their expression “as above, so below” to the second verse of the tablet.

The Egyptian connection to the myth of Atlantis is traced back to Plato’s Timaeus and Critias dialogues which cite Solon as the man who spread the tales of the fabled lost city to Greece. Solon is said to have traveled to Egypt where he learned of Atlantis from pillars in Neith’s temple in the city of Sais. These dialogues are often thought to be invented allegorical tales but are actually quite specific about not only where the stories came from but very specifically described the location of Atlantis and its characteristics as well. Unfortunately, maps of the world were not very accurate at the time, which has left much confusion about how to translate Plato’s description into a physical location on a map that could be verified. Plato also uses the Pillars of Hercules as a reference point, a landmark which is of disputed location. Many believe this name was referred to a different location in Plato’s time but was shifted over time, resulting in the misinterpretation of where to seek the lost sunken city of Atlantis. 

Modern interpretations of this text combined with maps created from the travels of Herodotus have led many to believe clues lost in Egypt will point even further into the desert for the true location of Atlantis. Armchair archaeologists of the internet suspect Plato was referencing a point in modern day Mauritania known as the Eye of the Sahara, or the Richat Structure, which is a large natural formation that seems to fit the description of Atlantis eerily well, were that land to be filled with ocean instead of the current desert situation it has going on. 

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