Milos Conference Review &
International Atlantis Conference, Milos, Greece, July 11-13, 2005
Most travel to Milos goes via Athens either per
ferry or per plane. A day off in Athens gives the
opportunity to see the Acropolis.
Ulf Richter (both right)
Adamas is a major city
on Milos (information about Milos) where also the conference center is located.
(from sea/from air/from land)
The island of Milos is very
interesting from a geological point of view. Even today the resources are
widely used for mining. As early as 12,000 BC Stone Age people began trade with
obsidian stone obtained from Milos.
Mining on Milos
Stone from Milos
The conference center:
We stayed in the Hotel Santa Maria Village which indeed
was very clean and green and up to date with regard to technical equipment
Some impressions from the 2005 Atlantis
Atlantis Conference 2005
Marc-André Gutscher (Brest/FR) presented his
findings about the Spartel Bank Hypothesis (detailed report see here).
Axel Haussmann (Trier/DE)
presented his theory about Atlantis on a former Sicily/Malta plateau in the Mediterranean. This theory
would require the Strait of Gibraltar to be closed
and the Mediterranean to be separated from the Atlantic Ocean as late as
Dr. Ulf Richter (Schwabenheim/DE) gave a presentation of the Jonas
Bergman (Uppsala, SE) theory of
Atlantis in Marocco.
presented his theory of Atlantis in Tartessos (Spain) based on satellite images. This theory had received a
lot of international attention after a publication of this theory in Antiquity, BBC News
and finally National Geographic by Dr.
Rainer Kühne (Braunschweig, DE).
Ulf Richter (here talking with Ronnie Alonzo from the Phillippines) presented his own theory in a poster session
only. He proposes that Atlantis was located in a river-delta. Further, he presents the Richât
structure in Mauretania as an example
how the circular structure may have been formed. The content can be found here (.pdf).
Wright (Columbus, USA) - here temporary
chairman of the conference - had reviewed the way back from the Greek names to
the potential Egyptian original meaning.
He comes to the conclusion, that the review indicates a time slot for the
Atlantis account at the time of the sea peoples (13th century BC).
Manuschevich (Santiago, Chile) presented his
theory of Atlantis in Israel. He proposes
that the Natufien Shrine people who first
domesticated plants and animals as early as 9,000 BC are the holder of the
Atlantis culture. Details can be found here (en espanol).
Finally, we were presenting our theory about Atlantis in the Black Sea.
Prof. Siegfried G. Schoppe
Christian M. Schoppe, MBA
July 23, 2005