Atlantis

Atlantis, the mysterious continent, buried somewhere on the ocean floor, was the reason for writing a considerable amount of scientific works and adventure works. More than 1700 theories have been put forward about its location and the causes of its death. Some traces of its existence Atlantis left... in human memory.

Atlantis, the mysterious continent, buried somewhere on the ocean floor, was the reason for writing a considerable amount of scientific works and adventure works

The first and only source of information that Atlantis existed are the works of the outstanding scientist of ancient Greece Plato. Plato also refers to his teacher Solon, to whom an Egyptian priest told that the country of Atlantis existed and even fought with the Greeks for 9 thousand years before Plato.

In the works of Plato, Atlantis was located in the west, somewhere beyond the Heracles Pillars, that is, beyond the Gibraltar Channel.

As Plato wrote, the state of Atlantis was large and rich with a very developed economy and crowded cities. Atlantis was a federation of ten kingdoms that subdued the whole west of Europe and wanted to subdue the ancient Athens and Egypt. But the Athenians defeated the troops of the Atlanteans.

And only for a day, from the terrible power of the earthquake, about 12 thousand years before our era, the powerful Atlantis forever disappeared underwater...

Is there Atlantis one of those fictional stories, to which the ancient Greek legends are so rich? First of all, modern science tries to solve this problem. Most scientists believe that Atlantis existed. But if it existed, then where exactly should it be sought?

A significant number of scientists claim that Atlantis is now at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. In its central part between Europe and North America. Their conclusions are confirmed by the unity of many species of plants and animals in Europe and North America. In addition, in 1970, near the Bahamas archaeologist D. Rebikof noticed the remains of some buildings on the ocean floor near the North Binimi Island. These were huge walls a few hundred meters long. The walls consisted of huge blocks. The weight of each block was 25 tons. Archaeologists believe that the age of these structures is 8-9 thousand years.

However, for another group of scientists Atlantis was in the Mediterranean Sea. The remains of the Atlantean country are considered by scientists as the island of Crete and numerous small islands located to the north of it. It was in those distant times that the islands of this part of the Aegean Sea, together with Crete, were owned by the Minoans, the people, who achieved outstanding successes in the development of sciences, economy and handicrafts. But due to the eruption of the volcano 3500 years ago on the island of Tire, this state ceased to exist. Obviously, scientists repeat, it is this event, the echo of which through the centuries has reached Plato, and was reflected in his story about Atlantis.

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