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. 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 civilisations really still exist. New discoveries are happening even as you read this.
Was Atlantis real or was it just a myth? So many attention seekers have exaggerated or distorted the story that it has become synonymous with a “Fantasy” or an impossible quest.Could Atlantis have existed as an actual country? The answer could be yes.
Atlantis, according to Plato (Critias & Timaeus) was beyond the the Pillars of Hercules or the Straits of Gibraltar. If we are to take the story literally then Atlantis is definitely not in the Mediterranean. (Sorry all you Santorini enthusiasts.)
There are plenty of problems with the legend of Atlantis and many attempts to fit the facts of the story to reality. Here we accept the problems. Instantly, we run into trouble. The archaeological record for Athens, established by Carbon 14 dating, only begins in circa 3000bc.
Pamukkale in the southwestern Anatolia region of Turkey is the finest example of cascading travertine pools anywhere in the world. In Turkish ‘Pamukkale’, translates as “cotton castle” but was originally known as Hierapolis – the sacred city and holy pools.