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Did Atlantis Really Exist?

Updated on October 7, 2014
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Atlantis: The Lost Continent - Did it really exist?

The legend of Atlantis has long been discussed, researched, and even actively sought. It is a grand tale of a continent sinking into the ocean, wiping out a great civilization.

Could it be that this happened? where? when? Many have asked those questions, and some even think they have answers.

I believe Atlantis did exist and just because we can't agree on its location doesn't change that.

Was Atlantis Real? and if so, where was it? - Was Atlantis Just A Myth?

The Great Atlantis Debate

Was Atlantis real or is it a myth?

Ancient Mysteries - Atlantis Documentary on DVD

Ancient Mysteries - Atlantis: The Lost Civilization
Ancient Mysteries - Atlantis: The Lost Civilization
This is a great overview documentary that goes into what Plato described Atlantis to be, and the many theories as to its whereabouts. Seeing for yourself the beautiful underwater findings that have led to Atlantis theories is quite an extraordinary experience.

Atlantis: The Lost Continent

Athanasius Kircher's map of Atlantis - 1669 (oriented with South at the top)

Athanasius Kircher's map of Atlantis - 1669 (oriented with South at the top)
Athanasius Kircher's map of Atlantis - 1669 (oriented with South at the top)

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Do you believe Atlantis was real?

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About Atlantis

The first known record discussing the legendary island of Atlantis was by Plato, in the dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 BC.

According to Plato, Atlantis was located "in front of the Pillars of Hercules" and that it was "an island greater in extent than Libya and Asia".

He wrote that over 9000 years earlier there was a great war, in which those inside the Pillars of Hercules, led by the City of Athens, fought those outside the Pillars of Hercules led by the kings of Atlantis. Thought the Atlantis force was strong, the extreemly brave fighters from within the Pillars of Hercules overcame then. However, as Plato wrote "But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. "

The History of Atlantis

The History of Atlantis
The History of Atlantis
A renowned scholar of the Atlantis myth, Lewis Spence wrote five books on the fabled land, and this is considered by many to be his best work. Replete with the magic and romance of that fantastical lost land, this replica of the first 1926 edition includes all of the original maps, photos, charts, and illustrations, and discusses: the differences between Atlantean and other histories; why Plato's narrative of the realm was not allegorical; the numerous historical references to and proofs of the reality of Atlantis; the geography of Atlantis; the inhabitants of and early human society in Atlantis; the kings of Atlantis; corroboration of the existence of the realm in British literature.

So then, where was Atlantis? - If Atlantis was real, where was it?

In his writings, Plato stated that Atlantis was located on the Atlantic Ocean "beyond the pillars of Hercules". So, if Atlantis was a real continent, then WHERE was it?

Where do YOU think the lost continent of Atlantis is?

Where do you think the lost continent of Atlantis is?

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Please share your thoughts about Atlantis. Have you read anything interesting on the topic? Do you have any theories?


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