The Mystery of Sinking City of Atlantis

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Plato, a famous acient Greek philosopher is the only source of all information about this lost continental race. Meanwhile, many experts make several theories about the age and position of Atlantis, but no one is really sure what really happened to civilization itself. The story of Atlantis is revealed in his dialogue about 'Timaeus' and 'Critias'. Many of Plato's works are fictional, but the story of Atlantis is revealed as a fact.

Around 600 BC, in one of his dialogues tells of a Greek scientist named Solon who traveled to Egypt to learn about the ancient world. The Egyptians are known for their knowledge and records from centuries ago, and when Solon tried to enchant his host with stories about Greek achievements, wise old Egyptian priests revealed a story about a continent and people with sophisticated technology called Atlantis which mysteriously disappeared overnight.

He described the continent in detail. The distance is about 435 miles, with mountains and nice plateaus. The central acropolis is guarded by a large wall that protects each mixed earth ring with a concentric ring of canals. A large canal connects the circular circle with the ocean to the south, and all world trade passes and follows a large waterway. At its peak, Atlantis was a noble Bronze Age civilization, with strong armies and fleets, rich in natural resources and rich in trade in nations.

Plato also described how Atlantis was created. The sea god named Poseidon controlled the sea for himself when the Olympus gods carved the world, and he shaped it according to his wishes. His children (the oldest is Atlas) became land kings and ruled according to his precepts. However, in a familiar story, they become morally corrupt and degenerate as their wealth and power increase, and therefore the gods bring disaster upon them, destroying the land with a great earthquake that causes it to sink under the waves, covered by mud and sand that inhibits free transportation between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. This abandoned foundation has caused much speculation from ancient times to modern times.

After Plato's story was widely known, entering the modern era the story of Atlantis began to be renewed in 1882 with the publication of Atlantis: The Antediluvian World by a former US congressman, Ignatius Donnelly. Donnelly's book is a mixture of conjecture, misinterpreted facts and true history. But there are some interesting ideas; He noted similarities in the science and culture of the original race that apparently never could be found. Likewise, the great ancient flood, which is said to have destroyed Atlantis, is included in ancient writings and traditions of people throughout the world.

As proof of his theory, Donnelly points to the similarities of ancient transatlantic cultures such as building pyramids and sun worship, claiming that the Maya petroglyphs and Egyptian hieroglyphs both originated from Atlantis (along with astronomy, metallurgy, glass, compass and various other attributes of civilization). Donnelly points out that many cultures share myths about the great floods and cultural heroes of migrants who founded civilizations. He also claims that many plants and animals on both sides of the Atlantic are interconnected, pointing to the existence of a land bridge that is now submerged across the ocean.

There is a theory that Sardinia in the Mediterranean, and the island of Thera in the Aegean Sea, which is thought to be Atlantis. The Nuraghi people in Sardinia and the Minoan culture in Thera, both have highly developed civilizations. Both also experienced a horrible natural disaster. But none of these islands is west of the Strait of Gibraltar, so to accept it is to doubt Plato's geography. Also, the advanced race on these islands disappeared about 900 years before Plato he claimed that Atlantis had disappeared 9,000 years before him.

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