This is why.
Numenor--or Atlantis--was, and IS real. In some parts it lies at the bottom of the sea floor, only now being explored by brave Azorean and Portuguese researchers and scientists. The crystal pyramid, I believe, is in actuality the Holy Mountain of Eru Iluvatar, Meneltarma. After all, the Azores are even named in Portuguese for eagles or similar diurnal birds of prey--the sacred birds , it turns out, of Manwe, chief of the Valar. Christians might call him Saint Michael...or, in Portuguese, Sao Miguel.