Cutter wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 17:27:
Unless there are dinosaurs and ancient ruins like Atlantis 'n' stuff - like in movie like The Land That Time Forgot than it's not a real 'lost' continent.
there are plenty of underwater ruins that have been discovered all over the place that are either outright ignored or rationalized into oblivion (as "natural formations").. mostly because they are simply too hard to research properly, but all the other standard reasons apply as well (namely: threats to established orders based on status, funding, etc.)
apparently the location of this particular lost continent does correspond more or less to the legend of Mu, which is another lost civilization story most people probably arent familiar with
James Churchward (1851–1936) claimed that "more than fifty years ago", while he was a soldier in India, he befriended a high-ranking temple priest who showed him a set of ancient "sunburnt" clay tablets, supposedly in a long lost "Naga-Maya language" which only two other people in India could read. Having mastered the language himself, Churchward found out that they originated from "the place where [man] first appeared—Mu". The 1931 edition states that "all matter of science in this work are based on translations of two sets of ancient tablets": the clay tables he read in India, and a collection of 2,500 stone tablets that had been uncovered by William Niven in Mexico.This comment was edited on Feb 18, 2017, 17:44.
Churchward claimed that the landmass of Mu was located in the Pacific Ocean, and stretched east–west from the Marianas to Easter Island, and north–south from Hawaii to Mangaia. He claimed that according to the creation myth he read in the Indian tablets, Mu had been lifted above sea level by the expansion of underground volcanic gases. Eventually Mu "was completely obliterated in almost a single night" after a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, "the broken land fell into that great abyss of fire" and was covered by "fifty millions of square miles of water."
Churchward claimed that Mu was the common origin of the great civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Central America, India, Burma and others, including Easter Island, and was in particular the source of ancient megalithic architecture.