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Did Atlantis Really Exist?
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
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)
Do you believe?
Do you believe Atlantis was real?
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
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differences between Atlantean and other histories; why Plato's narrative of the realm was not allegorical; the numerous historical references to and proofs of the reality of Atlantis; the geography of Atlantis; the inhabitants of and early human society in Atlantis; the kings of Atlantis;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?
- Japan's Underwater Ruins?
In 1995 there was a discovery of underwater streets, altar-like formations, and broad plazas in 20 to 100 feet of water off the coast of Okinawa.
The riddle of the ancient Antarctic maps: detailed maps before man had officially "discovered" it.
- Andes Mountains? Bolivia?
Discovery of site of Atlantis by lake Poopo at Pampa Aullagas on the Bolivian Altiplano
- In the middle of the Atlantic?
Argues that findings point to Atlantis as a large continent that was located on the Atlantic Ocean.
- Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula?
Could Atlantis have been in Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula?
- In the Indian Ocean?
This site presents a new theory on Atlantis by a Brazilian scientist, Prof. Arysio Santos, which he discovered in the Indian Ocean. It presents a series of articles, periodically renewed.
- The Bahamas?
Bimini Road in the Bahamas, predicted road to Atlantis, by Edgar Cayce...
- In the Mediterranean?
The purpose of the foundation is to promote the study of archaeology, geology, art history and other cultural events as they pertain to Greece and Santorini in the context of the Mediterranean.
Please share your thoughts about Atlantis. Have you read anything interesting on the topic? Do you have any theories?