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You may not be familiar with this, but I have long argued that Terra Australis Incognita, the ‘imaginary’ southern continent which appears on virtually all medieval maps of the world, was a real continent that matches Plato’s mythical Atlantis in many respects, see here. I believe that a comet had struck the earth at an oblique angle and caused a dent of aboout 7000 m in the crust of the earth , right where TA and South America meet on the TA medieval maps, creating the Drake Passage. Some of these maps in fact show a rectangular plain surrounded by mountains, exactly as described by Plato (se