The mystery of the lost city of Atlantis still captures the imagination of millions. Was it real or just myth. Here are the basic facts.
Lost civilizations really still exist. New discoveries are happening even as you read this. Places like the Nazca Lines Google Earth can now be clearly seen. New cities have just been found in the Amazon. Just because we haven’t found Atlantis doesn’t mean we never will.
If you are genuinely interested in the story of Atlantis then the only place to start is the source – the writings of Plato and the stories of Timaeus and Critias.
Poseidon – Father of Atlantis
Solon (638 BC–558 BC) was a famous Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and Lyric poet who allegedly heard the story of Atlantis from Egyptian priests that he was visiting that claimed that the Athenians had forgotten their true history because from time-to-time their civilization had been largely destroyed by catastrophes.
The Egyptian priests referred to the “Declamation of Heavenly Bodies”, meaning meteorites, which cause devastation on the planet. —–The Egyptian priests understood that from time-to-time there were serious natural catastrophes that involved fire and water (from which they had been largely immune). They attributed these to the actions of the Gods.
When you remove the gods, the parables and the sociological interpretation from the text you are left with the following key points:
That’s it. These are the key points. The remainder of the story as recorded by Plato is lost.
So, what this means is that everything else that you have ever read, that is not a direct translation from the Hellenic (Greek), is either made-up, psychically received or conjecture. For the full transcript of the original document, click here.
While it is unlikely that the lost city of Atlantis ever existed as a single place, the description presented by Critias is remarkably precise for a narrative. Plato himself asserts that Atlantis is a real place.