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Atlantis (the History)

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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 01:24:02 pm »

A Hebrew treatise on computational astronomy dated to AD 1378/79, alludes to the Atlantis myth in a discussion concerning the determination of zero points for the calculation of longitude:

Some say that they [the inhabited regions] begin at the beginning of the western ocean [the Atlantic] and beyond. For in the earliest times [literally: the first days] there was an island in the middle of the ocean. There were scholars there, who isolated themselves in [the pursuit of] philosophy. In their day, that was the [beginning for measuring] the longitudes of the inhabited world. Today, it has become covered by the? sea, and it is ten degrees into the sea; and they reckon the beginning of longitude from the beginning of the western sea.[22]
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