Discover the Lost Civilization of Mu – Guardian Life – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

By Chisom Njoku

May 30, 2019 | 5:30

Mu is a legendary Lost Continent that also appears in Lost World literature. It is a term introduced by Augustus Le Plongeon, who used the “Land of Mu” as an alternate name for Atlantis. It was later popularized as an alternate term for the hypothetical land of Lemuria by James Churchward, who claimed that Mu…

Mu is a legendary Lost Continent that also appears in Lost World literature. It is a term introduced by Augustus Le Plongeon, who used the “Land of Mu” as an alternate name for Atlantis.

It was later popularized as an alternate term for the hypothetical land of Lemuria by James Churchward, who claimed that Mu was located in the Pacific Ocean prior to its destruction.

The mythical idea of ​​the “Land of Mu” first appeared in the works of Auguste Le Plongeon, after his research on the Mayan ruins of Yucatán.

He claimed that he translated the first copies of the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the K’iche’ from ancient Maya using Spanish. The Yucatán was older than those of Greece and Egypt and told the story of an even older continent.

The Lost Continent of Mu was first proposed in the mid-19th century to explain the phenomenon of similar symbols, architecture, and myths found in otherwise disparate ancient cultures around the world.

Unfortunately for adherents of the idea, there is no empirical evidence to support its existence or theories of its demise as geologists dismiss Mu’s existence as physically impossible, arguing that a continent cannot sink or sink. be destroyed within the stated short period of time. in folklore and literature.

The Lost Continent was apparently doomed from the start since the word, Mu, supposedly means “a land that had been submerged after a catastrophe”. Undeterred and confusing what he thought was the story of a lost land with the myth of Atlantis, Le Plongeon decided that his Mu had been a continent populated by an advanced civilization that had, in time old, sunk in the Atlantic Ocean.