The Wandering Mind

Mainstream Archeology

Posted in Atlantis by wandren on 1 July 2009

Contemporary archeologists suggest that Plato’s account of Atlantis’s demise is an allegorical retelling of catastrophic natural disasters known in his time.

In 1967, off the island of Santorini, Greek archeologists found the lost city of Akrotiri, buried 4,500 years earlier in volcanic ash. In 2001, archeologists unearthed the ancient city of Helike, which had been destroyed by a massive tsunami spawned by an earthquake, just 20 years before Plato wrote his chronicle of Atlantis.

Could either of these sites be the original inspiration for Atlantis? That’s what serious archeologists are seeking to determine.

From “Quest for Atlantis: Startling New Theories.”


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