Talk:Atlas Mountains

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Hmm, I thought it was the High Atlas and the Anti Atlas Mountains...

The other map[edit]

Map showing the location of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco

I think that two maps are too many for a small stub like this. --tyomitch 21:44, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Oh give it a break you bore! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:29, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Atlas mountains a part of atlantis?[edit]

It turns out these two links say it was a part of atlantis. This map say europe was a strip of continents that lined africa as suprise to me, since geologists still wont admit there is a tectonic plate that lines africa on the north pole. Yep, the atlas mountains were on the bottom of Daitya, now the faroe islands. America was in the pacific. Asia was on top of the world. Dont believe me...check out these links then. 1 2 3. Plato's atlantis turned out to be daitya and the atlas mountains split in two during 85k years ago to now. Atlantis was 850,000-85000 years in age. Just proves land never really changes it just moves around. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asfd666 (talkcontribs) 13:22, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Text removed from article—restoration with elaboration or explanation may make sense.[edit]

Removed this text: "The Atlas ancient. It also plays an important role in Greek mythology."

Is this saying the Atlas mountainss are ancient? Is so, I'd suggest a more specific geologic comment.

Is this a suggestion that the origin of of the name Atlas mountains comes from Greek mythology? If so, please expalin how they link (perhaps Carthaginians?).

Thanks - Williamborg 00:36, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

See Atlas (mythology)#Variations. :NikoSilver: 15:59, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

I propose that the High Atlas article be merged into this article, Atlas Mountains, as all the information mentioned in High Atlas is mentioned here. Moreover, here is a section on the Moroccan Atlas (which includes the High Atlas), maybe the place to talk about different aspects of the High Atlas. --User:AAM | Talk 19:22, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Better to build the content of the High Atlas article than to arbitrarily merge it. Remember that the Wikipedia is built around a database structure—that is its strength—one can have multiple linked articles—and it should. Let's add material on the High Atlas! Williamborg 02:24, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
A quick look at the German site and the French site show you that there is a great deal of material to be added to the High Atlas.
Keep Wikipedia Weird. Wikipedia is about adding useful material! Resist the efforts of the folks who would prune when they should be adding new material! Williamborg 01:04, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
Articles in the entire Atlas Mountain cluster have been expanded. Williamborg 13:39, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'll try to find a time to translate the french wiki. – Szvest 09:26, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Wow, there's been a lot of work since User:AAM proposed deletion. All the Atlas related articles are improved. This is a much better set of articles. If User:Williamborg didn't already have a Barnstar for geography, I'd nominate him for one. UmptanumRedux 14:24, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Nice work. :NikoSilver: 15:54, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - the Atlas Mountains comprise several ranges, each of which deserves a separate page - MPF 10:23, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

I am also impressed by the work that has been done since my proposal! Obviously the reasons I stated at that time have disappeared. Nice! --User:AAM | Talk 20:38, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

It does the heart of a devoted inclusionist good to see a merger recommendation go away. Thanks for the kind words; this is what keeps us obssesive, cumpulsive Wikipedians going, and going and going... Williamborg 03:02, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Rif is not a part of the Atlas[edit]

It's a well known fact. Here's my sources [1] [2] . Note that the Rif is a range of mountains itself. [3] [4]. They're both different ranges. I'll update the map in this article. – Sabertooth 21:59, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Nice Satellite photo from March 2011[edit]

I am not sure where to put this in the article.

Vdm (talk) 22:31, 4 April 2011 (UTC)


any geophysical phenomenon has a social impact and this should be properly reflected in an encyclopaedia article - Wikipedia is not just a geographical encyclopaedia! Apart from a passing mention that the majority of inhabitants of the area are Berber, this article completely ignores the social, including fact that traditions and stories exist about the Atlas Mountains - including their personification as a deity in Greek and Berber myth. Surely this warrants at least a passing mention and cross-reference or two? — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Lesser Merlin (talkcontribs) 14:53, 13 January 2014 (UTC)