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Where Is Atlantis
Where is it?
Atlantis was an ancient civilization which was destroyed in one
massive explosion. Many people have searched for Atlantis but it has still
not been found. According to Plato, a Greek philosopher, Atlantis was
located in the Atlantic Ocean past the pillars of Hercules, the Strait of
Gibraltar. Plato has been credited with many scientific discoveries, but
Atlantis’s existence is still unproved. “Plato, one of the fathers of western
thought, is out sole direct source for the legend of Atlantis. His
fragmentary account of the continent that was swallowed up by the sea
still excited the modern mind.” (Reader’s Digest)
The story of Atlantis began about 11,000 years ago. Atlantis was the
dwelling of Poseidon, the sea god in Greek mythology. Poseidon fell in
love with a mortal woman, Cleito. He built an island, Atlantis, and he
constructed a elaborate house in the center of the island. Poseidon built
rings of land and water surrounding his house with walls on either side of
them. Poseidon and Cleito had five sets of twin boys who would become
the rulers of the island. Once the boys were old enough to
rule each was given a section of the island to rule. Atlantis had a huge
plain and very high mountains. Many exotic animals and plants inhabited
the island. As the story goes the highly advanced inhabitants slowly
became corrupt. The gods called a meeting and discussed what should be
done. They decided to destroy the island to punish the Atlanteans. In one
massive explosion beautiful Atlantis was gone.
Atlantis has been mentioned in hundreds of readings, but none give
the exact location of the destroyed island if it really once existed.
Even though the Atlanteans were advanced in technology they lost
contact with their religion (Edgar Cayce)surrounding countries. Even
though Atlantis was destroyed the survivors probably fled to nearby
advance civilizations. Egypt did become one of the most advance
civilizations in the World.
Plato gives a vivid description of what Atlantis looked like in his
wrightings. There was a 300 foot wide, 100 foot deep canal on Atlantis. 5.5
miles from the ocean was where the rings of water and land were located.
there were three sets of rings. Each of the land rings were surrounded by
walls which were coated in precious metals. On the continent of Atlantis
there was a huge plain 330 miles long and 110 miles wide. To the north of
the plain there were very high mountains.
The search for Atlantis has been narrowed down to three places.
First, the Azores Islands. These islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean
and are roughly where Atlantis was supposedly located. These islands
could be the tops of Atlantis’s very high mountains, or they could just be a
group of islands in the Atlantic. Time will tell. The only problem with
this theory is that there is no evidence of a highly advanced civilization, on
the island or under the sea. The second location is the Bimini Islands of the
coast of Florida. These islands have huge roads of stone blocks they lead
off into the ocean. These islands are close to the Bermuda Triangle, which
is a source of countless mysteries. These islands could also be the tops of
the mountains that were on Atlantis, or they could be the remnants of the
continent itself. The third location is the Greek island of Thera. A highly
advanced civilization lived on this island until its destruction, the survivors
fled to neighboring countries and merged in with the other societies. On
Thera there are many artifacts and buildings left, but much of the island is
gone or sunken into the Mediterranean. Three fourths of the island was
destroyed in the explosion destroying or sinking most of the islanders
Thera is a volcanic island and was completely destroyed by and explosion
about 900 years before Christ. There is one problem though, Plato stated
that Atlantis existed 9000 years before Christ.
Although Atlantis has still not been found the search continues.
Many expensive high-tech devices are used in the search. Some of the
tools are: remote operated submarines, radar equipped boats, and high
tech mini-submarines driven by humans. Even with all of the technology
Atlantis still remains a myth. “It was not
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