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Many are firmly convinced that atlantis should no longer just be considered a myth and the city is waiting to discovered, full of hidden secrets and mysteries. Some believe they know the exact location of atlantis are preparing a trip to get there. Many will dismiss atlantis as a pseudo historical city but was plato just making everything up? Or was there an advanced civilization that met a catastrophic end
9. Atlantis Description
This legendary city is described in Plato’s Timaeus, describing a vast powerful empire that could easily conquer all of europe and asia if they tried to. It was surrounded by mountains and rivers and was made up f 3 rings of land each one covered by water. A narrow straight led to a harbor which made for easy access to the atlantic ocean. The atlanteans were set on conquering land around them and enslave all who stand in their path. Atlantis head plenty of trees, an abundance of elephants and fine temples. The lavish temple of poseidon was made from gold ivory and silver which was found in the center island. The whole complex was surrounded by a wall made from pure gold. They had a massive fleet of warships and a calvary consisting of 10,000 chariots. However the gods have not been too appeased because a total collapse of the city was about to take place. The story goes that when the atlanteans had began their invasion on athens, atlantis was swept away with severe floods, earthquakes never to be seen again… or has it…
8.. Where Could it Be?
Many have spent countless hours trying to figure out where exactly Atlantis could be! Our best known clue of uncovering this mystery is Plato’s description. Plato as didn’t really seem to make up a bunch of things just to prove some type of point. He was a philosopher who primarily relied on factualMany believe that there’s no way his description could be false since it seems to detailed. In the Atlantis Dialogues he describes a vast, war waging empire to the west, that was far ahead of their time technologically. The civilization was devastated by an enormous flood and earthquakes that lead to their demise. Some are beginning to believe that the Italian Island of Sardinia matches the description quite well. Much of it was underwater at some point in ancient history and was home to an advanced civilization known as the Nuraghes. This civilization has often been overlooked and their enigmatic towers were built more than 5000 years ago. Could Sardinia be home to the lost empire of Atlantis?
7. The Yonaguni Monument
Some believe that atlantis is near japan and that not all believe that these rock formations are completely natural. Yonaguni island is found near the island of okinawa but if you decide to scuba dive off the coast you’ll find this mysterious object not too far away. In fact Kimura from Ryukyu University said that these are definitely man made and no bizarre coincidence. What’s even more interesting about this site, is that geologist believe that this area of land would have been above ground about 8-10,000 years ago, which would have been around the time atlantis was said to exist. . This certainly helps support the theory that the smooth flat edges are no strange coincidence. If it were actually constructed by humans, which people are still debating, it would be the oldest known structure on earth! This would drastically change many theories about the first civilization being in Sumeria and people’s minds would be simply blown and history books rewritten! Is it too far from ancient greece to possibly be the atlantis that plato was referring too?
6. Minoan Crete
Some believe the civilization plato is referring to is that of the ancient minoans who inhabited the island of crete a little while before the greeks began to flourish. The Minoans were an advanced civilization that during the Bronze age, sometime between 3650 to 1400 BC. The mentioning of sacrificing bulls was mentioned by plato and we shouldn’t forget that this civilization is known for doing just that, as well as being the setting for the famous play theseus and the minotaur. Archaeologist Will Durant claimed that the Minoans were the first link in the European chain and is the earliest civilization of their kind in Europe.Their language was entirely different from the Greeks and are responsible for some beautiful artwork and left behind the beautiful ruins of Knossos, considered to be Europe’s oldest city. So what happened to the people that inhabited the island of Crete? No one really knows for sure but some theories extend from a volcanic eruption, earthquakes and even flooding, similar to the description of the fall of atlantis.. The Minoan period seemingly disappeared in 1,400 BC. This powerful and intelligent civilization were simply wiped from history during their peak, which lead many to believe it was a natural disaster, possibly a giant flood.