Breaking News: April 9 2003

PROOF OF ATLANTIS?

"We may at last have discovered evidence that proves the existence of that most fabled and mysterious civilisation: Atlantis"

So says Professor Winwood, a British researcher, who claims to have unearthed a mysterious crystal-domed medallion at an undisclosed ancient archaeological site. The professor approached our agency, asking for assistance in letting the world know that he had found an ancient artifact that he believes may prove the existence of that most fabled and mysterious civilization of Atlantis. He is reticent about giving too many details and will not publicly reveal his full identity or the location where he found the medallion until next week, because he believes the government of that country will demand that the relic be returned immediately. He is determined to share his discovery with the world before he hands it over."Otherwise," said the professor, "it will be relegated to the dust-ridden storage room of 'Forbidden Archaeology', where discoveries always end up that do not fit within the accepted protocol and beliefs of archaeological hierarchy.

After telling his story he pulled out an extraordinary golden disk-shaped object from his pocket, about four inches in diameter. When asked about the "glass dome", the professor was quick to correct the presumption. "It most certainly is not glass. It is made from some kind of hardened crystal."

On the rim that surrounds the dome are eight distinct symbols. Professor Winwood claims that they do not match any known culture. He specialises in paleography - the study of ancient writing - and has concluded that it predates the oldest Vedic writing known; a plant-like, trident-shaped writing discovered on fragments of pottery at Harappa, Pakistan, in 1999, which was dated at more than 5500 years.

Because the medallion is decorated with crosses, floating on a golden spiral-like wire behind the dome, the professor initially thought it to be from an early period of Christianity. But as he delved deeper he realised that it indicated more of a universal message. "It certainly relates to the heavens above," he said, "but not in a religious way. I am convinced the symbols are linked to the movement of celestial bodies. Many ancient civilisations used the cross as a symbol to indicate the Sun."

Professor Winwood contemplated the possibility that the large blue central cross on the concave background, with a sapphire-like gem at its centre,
was a depiction of our solar system. As there were planets missing, he soon concluded that it was more likely a celestial map depicting some kind of galactic alignment of stars. "At this stage I am not sure what the clear golden crystal segment that crosses the spiral and the blue gem at an angle represents, but I am confident the medallion will soon reveal its secrets. If you look closely at the blue gem, you can see that it has been fashioned in the shape of a pyramid."



"There are arrows at each point of the cross that divides the cycle into four quarters," the professor said. "The top and the bottom of the cross points to the outer edge of the mysterious golden band at either side."




Professor Winwood believes that the age of the medallion is well over 13,000 years. "I discovered it inside a small sealed black granite box," he said. "I do not as yet know what kind of alloy the medallion is made of, but there was no noticeable tarnishing on any part of it. Carbon dating done on material found with the medallion suggests it was made somewhere between 11,000 and 11,500 BC." Due to the location of its discovery and some of the inscriptions, the professor is of the opinion that the medallion may be connected to the time of Atlantis.

"The ancient philosopher Plato, spoke at length about Atlantis in his writings. The age of the medallion is in keeping with the timing that Atlantis was supposed to have existed. I believe that the message of the medallion is a warning that relates to the ending of a galactic cycle."

"The crosses floating on the golden wire would suggest the stars are in some kind of spiralling orbit around a gigantic blue star," said the professor. "One gets a sense that they are moving clockwise, and if this is the case it would seem that the second star out from the centre and the seventh star at the top of the cross are about to enter an energy field of some kind. If one of those stars represents our Sun, I believe that message of the medallion is a warning of something that will affect our planet and the entire solar system in the near future."

Professor Winwood tells us there are also symbols and text on the back and the inside of the medallion which he is confident represents some kind of calendar system. This will be displayed in a future posting. He has given us some examples here.

Further findings and photos will be posted during the coming weeks, as the enigmatic professor deciphers more of the symbols and text on the medallion. We anticipate that the location where the professor found the relic, will be revealed in the next posting on this internet site. The purpose behind this publicity event, will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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