Friday, November 23, 2007

Did Atlantis actually exist? This is a topic that has baffled many throughout the years.

Plato's dialogues are the only written recordings which specifically refer to Atlantis. Though many view it as a mythological tale created by a philosopher's imagination to illustrate an argument. While some believe
that the story of Atlantis is an accurate representation of a long lost civilization, others would dispute that its story was actually inspired by the catastrophic events which may have destroyed the Minoan civilization on Crete and Thera.

Arguments over whether Atlantis actually existed, has led to approximately 25,000 volumes being written on the subject. Plato was convinced that Atlantis existed though Aristotle believed this was a myth that Plato had created. But before the time of Plato and Aristotle, the ancient Egyptians were aware of a civilization that inhabited a continent in the middle of the ocean. Crantor, who was a student of Plato, traveled to Egypt to verified his master's claim. With ancient inscription's describing the history of the people of Atlantis, the Egyptian priests appeared to prove Plato's claim.

9000 B.C.: according to Plato's writings, a cataclysm destroys Atlantis.
1500 B.C.: A volcano erupts, destroying Thera and possibly brings giftan end to put the Minoan civilization.
360 B.C: Plato writes Timaeus and Critias.
188A.D.: Atlantis-The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnell is released.
1960 A.D.: A.G. Galanpoulos discovers the ruins of ancient cities and Thera.
1968 A.D.: The Bimini Wall is discovered.