Hello fellas, hope you all are doing good! Well did you guys ever thought about the places that might exist without us being aware of them?? I randomly had such thought and so I’m here to share the information I came to know at this topic. Don’t you think this world would be a boring place without fairy tales, mythological places and hidden/secret spots that no one is aware about? So let’s get to know something interesting about the world of which we’re a part that exists within.
From Atlantis to Zerzura, we all have heard about some mythological places that seem too good to be real. The fact that we haven’t found them doesn’t necessary imply that they do not exist. Today we are going to talk about mythological places that are based on legends but no one knows the truth about their existence…
The lost city of Atlantis is one of the oldest and greatest mythological places of the world. The story of Atlantis was first told in around 360 B.C. by Plato, a Greek philosopher.
It was described as a utopian civilization that was created by half god and half-humans. It is said that the islands of Atlantis contained a lot of gold, silver and other precious metals. It is also said to be the home of rare wildlife. According to the legend (stories that aren’t stated to be real yet but believed they exist), the city of Atlantis sank into the sea as it was hit by a giant volcano, earthquake, or tsunami.
There is actually no real evidence of the existence of the so-called “Lost city of Atlantis”. There is no city remains, no walls, not even a potsherd that has anything to do with Atlantis. The sole and primary source for the legend of Atlantis is the dialogue of Plato.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon:
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were the fabled gardens that adorned the capital of the Neo-Babylonian empire. According to legends, Nebuchadnezzar II build the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to please his queen, Amytis when she missed seeing the green hills and sceneries of her native land. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as listed by Hellenic culture. Archaeologists and historians believe that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were not destroyed by an earthquake but by other minor disasters such as erosion and warfare.
Hanging Gardens did exist but not in Babylon. An Oxford researcher says she has found evidence of the elusive Hanging Garden of Babylon—but 300 miles far from Babylon. She said that Hanging gardens were never found because they were never in Babylon, they were in Nineveh. This would also explain why we can’t find any evidence of their existence. Nineveh was functionally destroyed in 612 BCE, and we have only a sketchy understanding of what the city looked like in its prime.
The legend of Shambhala can be found within the teachings of the Kalachakra of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a pure land, a circular city in the shape of a lotus flower, that exists in space between the physical and spiritual, perhaps within another dimension. Its capital is Kalapa, which is located at the very center of the realm, where the king of world awaits on his throne. According to Buddhist teaching, this paradise is only accessible to those with pure intentions and ‘karmic association’
Many have attempted to locate Shambhala — most believe it lies within Inner Asia, perhaps in the Himalayas, or within ‘an etheric plane’ somewhere in the Gobi Desert. But as far as we know, it was never found. We are left, then, with only a prophecy (a prediction of what will happen in the future) , “When our world is engulfed in war and suffering, and all is lost, it is said the King of the World will rise from within Shambhala, along with a great army, and eradicate the darkness from the Earth. An age of peace and prosperity will follow“.
We all must have heard about Dwarka, known to be the city of Lord Krishna. According to Sanskrit legend, In the Deglaciation period (post ice age), The day when Lord Krishna departed from Earth, the oceans rose and submerged the entire city of Dwarka.
Marine archaeological explorations of Dwarka have brought to light a large number of stone structures, which are semicircular, rectangular, and square in shape in water depth ranging from the intertidal zone to 36 meters (120 feet). The implications of accepting the archaeologist find as proof that the sunken city is indeed the legendary Dwarka, which would be very significant for the understanding of what the Mahabharata is. It would no longer be merely a book of myths and legends, but in fact, at least to some extent, a genuine account of past events.
It is said to be a lost ancient oasis hidden somewhere in the Sahara Desert. It is said to be located in the desert west of the Nile River in Egypt or Libya. An anonymous 15th-century Arabic treasure seekers guide, “Kitab al Kdnuz” (The Book of Hidden Pearls) describes Zerzura as a whitewashed city of the desert on whose gate is carved a bird. The treasure seeker is advised to “take with your hand the key in the beak of the bird, then open the door of the city. Enter, and there you will find great riches…” The lost desert city which is ‘white as a dove’ and often called ‘The Oasis of Little Birds’, is said to be the resting place of sleeping kings and queens.
Although some ancient authors say that it is possible to visit Zerzura, there are also some myths that say that it is guided by black giants who prevent anyone from entering and leaving Zerzura. The first European references to Zerzura are by the English Egyptologist John Gardner Wilkinson in his book “Topography of Thebes and a General View of Egypt” published in 1835. His account was based on a report by an Arab who said he found the oasis while searching for a lost camel, but Wilkinson doesn’t provide a specific location of the lost oasis. Explorers found many unknown oases mentioned in Wilkinson’s book, but they didn’t find the legendary Zerzura itself.
It is a mysterious island appearing on maps from 1325 to the 1800s. In Irish myth, it was said to be clouded in mist except for one day every seven years, when it became visible but still could not be reached. Stories about the island have circulated throughout Europe for centuries, with tales that it was the promised land of saints or a paradise where an advanced civilization lived. On most maps, the island was located roughly 321 km off the west coast of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Many expeditions have been set in search of HY Brasil. Interestingly, in 1497, Spanish diplomat Pedro de Ayala reported to the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, that John Cabot (the first European to visit North America since the Vikings) had “discovered in the past by the men from Bristol who found Brasil.” This implied someone from one of the Bristol expeditions had actually managed to find it. Nearly two centuries later Scottish sea captain, John Nisbet, claimed to have spotted Hy-Brasil on his voyage from France to Ireland in 1674. He is said to have sent a party of four ashore, where the sailors spent the entire day on the island. Today, no such island called Hy-Brasil exists on any maps or nautical charts and no historical documents were ever recorded to indicate what happened to it. Mainstream historians simply consider it a case of mistaken identity. Nevertheless, it is a peculiar riddle in history that is likely to be debated and discussed in the future.
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