New Book Says Atlantis Could Be Just West Of Scilly
The mythical land of Atlantis could be just to the west of Scilly. That’s the theory being put forward in a new book by author Philip Runggaldier.
In Atlantis and the Biblical Flood: The Evidence at Last? Philip discusses the evidence that an advanced society living on the dry plain that once stretched from western England to southern Ireland was wiped out by a massive flood during the last ice age.
Philip says as the earth warmed, a giant lake, known as Llyn Llion or ‘the lake of floods,’ formed on what is now the Irish Sea.
And when the ice gave way, around 14,700 years ago, it produced a megaflood that swamped coastal Wales, the West Country and southeast Ireland and even reached the northern shores of Scilly.
The evidence, he says, can be seen in the tor-like rock formations off St Martin’s.
Philip says researchers have identified rings, a canal and embankments on seabed outcrops in the Irish Sea that match the physical description of Plato’s Atlantis to a remarkable degree.
And he says archaeological evidence shows there were people living in the area who used advanced tools and traded widely.
That ended suddenly, he says, and no one knows why although it coincided with the time predicted for the flood.
Philip says the theory hasn’t been proposed before because the evidence is spread over such a wide area and most archaeologists tend to focus on local sites.
Philip’s hobby is collecting legends about Atlantis, particularly those within Arthurian legend. The lost land of ‘Lyonesse’ described in the myths is often thought to be Scilly.
But he says Lyonesse is not Atlantis and is located somewhere between Scilly and Cornwall. This area flooded gradually as the channel between the two areas widened after the Ice Age rather than being swamped by a sudden flood.
Philip’s book is published by Troubador and is available on Amazon and iBooks.