Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains.
Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. The people who live at Shangri-La are almost immortal, living years beyond the normal lifespan. via
Atlantis – According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying ‘in front of the Pillars of Hercules’ that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years or 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean ‘in a single day and night of misfortune’. In 2009 images were discovered showing perfect rectangle the size of Wales lying on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean nearly 3Â½ miles down. The site lies 620 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands â€” a location for Atlantis seemingly suggested by the ancient philosopher Plato. via
Seven Cities of Cibola were seven legendary cities that is now the area of Southwestern United States. There were rumors among the Spanish explorers that these, fabled cities, were rich in gold, silver, and precious jewels. Indians in northern Mexico fueled this belief as they told stories to the Spanish explorers about a rich civilization to the north. Atzlan is the legendary homeland of the Aztec people, and the Seven Cities of Cibola or sometimes referred to as the ‘City of Cibola’ was the location where the Aztec’s supposedly began life. via
Lemuria was an ancient civilization which existed prior to and during the time of Atlantis. Physically, it is believed that Lemuria existed largely in the Southern Pacific, between North America and Asia/Australia. However, the concept of Lemuria has been rendered obsolete by modern theories of plate tectonics. Although sunken continents do exist â€“ like Zealandia in the Pacific and the Kerguelen Plateau in the Indian Ocean â€“ there is no known geological formation under the Indian or Pacific Oceans that corresponds to the hypothetical Lemuria. via
Kingdom Of Mu – Mu is the name of a hypothetical continent that allegedly existed in one of Earth’s oceans, but disappeared at the dawn of human history. The concept and the name were proposed by 19th century traveler and writer Augustus Le Plongeon, who claimed that several ancient civilizations, such as those of Egypt and Mesoamerica, were created by refugees from Mu â€” which he located in the Atlantic Ocean.
Today, scientists universally dismiss the concept of Mu as physically impossible, since a continent can neither sink nor be destroyed in the short period of time required by this premise. via