Regardless of the outstanding achievements in technology and science, humans remain clueless about so many mysteries around the world. Mystic ships, hidden treasures, and lost cities all make this world a lot more mysterious than earthlings can ever dream about in the deep blue sea. One such mystery that tops the list is the lost city of Atlantis.By Cleopatra
The city was first mentioned in Greek philosopher Plato’s text about 2300 to 2600 years ago. According to Plato, Atlantis was situated somewhere outward from the Gibraltar Strait and in the Atlantic Ocean. This city was considered the utopia of the time, rich in wealth, and resources, and famous for having all the world-class pleasures of sin.
The mystery starts with the fact that there was no written record of Atlantis’s existence, except for its mention by Plato. Although the location of this city is still unknown and needs more evidence, modern aerial views captured by satellite imagery suggest otherwise.
All the vivid descriptions of Atlantis are written by Plato only where it was described as an island consisting of mountains. Keep on reading to discover more about what happened to the lost city of Atlantis.
Where is the Lost City of Atlantis?
This question boggles every scientist as there are different locations like the Azores, Malta, the Sahara Desert, and South America that have been proposed to be possible sites of Atlantis. However, none of these sites have been proven. The only narratives are found in Plato’s texts.
Plato described this city to be an oblong-shaped place that was spread 370km wide and 555km long in the south. Plato also added that Atlantis should be in the Atlantic Ocean. However, no such technology has revealed such a town under the marine world. Nonetheless, using these narratives researchers have continued their excavations.
Previously, it was proposed that this mysterious city was located on Santorini Island, Sardinia Island, or it could be Cyprus. Recent research showed that the city could be located between Morocco water in Cadiz and Spain. Since Tsunamis have been documented in these regions for centuries, it’s believed that this city got wiped out.
Did This City Even Exist?
Some theories consider this city a conspiracy theory. James Romm, a well-known professor at Bard College, says that Plato created this theory to convey his philosophical points or his vision of ideal civilizations. Plato described the details of what a state would look like in his work. Yet, the debate continued.
Few researchers and explorers like Robert Ballard found logic in Plato’s story as there were similarities with a volcanic eruption on the Santorini island near Greece. So, according to Ballard, there were advanced human beings who lived there who disappeared suddenly.
Moreover, others also confirm the existence and disappearance of an entire continent in the mid-Atlantic region in the same location where Plato mentioned it.
The History of Atlantis
According to Greek literature, Atlantis City is believed to be built by Poseidon. He is considered to be the God of storms, seas, and earthquakes. After a while, Poseidon fell in love with Cleito, a mortal woman. Hence, he built this city on a hilltop around an isolated island to protect his wife and named the city Atlantis.
A couple of months after, Poseidon and Cleito gave birth to ten children and all of them were boys. The eldest of all, Atlas was considered the King of the island and the ocean while others were given some parts of the lands to take care of.
However, a huge war broke out after a while between Athenians and Atlanteans in which Atlanteans were defeated. Before this war could continue, the Atlantis sank to the bottom by a Tsunami or earthquake. Along with the city, all the earthlings, their memories, and everything were swallowed by the gigantic sea.
Is There Any Evidence of The Tsunami?
Recently, a US-led expedition team located the City of Atlantis in southern Spain. The head researcher Freund said, “It’s hard to believe the Tsunamis wiped out 60 miles inland.” This is the true power of Tsunamis.
The team consisting of geologists and archaeologists used digital mapping, deep-ground radar, and underwater technology to survey the possible site of Atlantis. Basically, the searchers have focused on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea as they could be the best possible sites as per Plato’s detailed narratives of the city.
Freund’s team discovered some strange “memorial cities” in central Spain, and it gave the team added proof. Freund also said that Atlanteans who didn’t die in that Tsunami possibly fled inland and built a new city. Therefore, why many humans debate and it’s so difficult to tell with certainty that the site in Spain is the lost city of Atlantis.
However, Freund said those memorial cities made him more confident that Atlantis and all its memories were buried in the intertidal zone. Further excavations are getting planned by the archaeological team to know more about the existential truth of this mysterious city.
Top 10 Documented Facts By Mankind: Atlantis
As mentioned above, Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher first mentioned this lost city about 2,300-2,600 years ago. By all textbook and legendary standards, it is perhaps, the greatest and oldest mystery to ever baffle mankind. Plato claims that the lost city of Atlantis dates back some 9000 years ago, then one day disappeared.
Noted for having been the Utopian Island Kingdom that exhibited every worldly pleasure known to humans, it also was an enigmatic city that was very inviting for those looking for some excitement but like in any great city of pleasures, going in was always easier than leaving.
Here are the top 10 facts documented by credible humans about this lost city of sin:
1. Massive Size of Atlantis
The mysterious underwater kingdom writer Plato wrote that there was an island that was more robustness than Asia and Libya together and called its entrance “The Pillars of Heracles.” Since the oceans were navigable by wooden boats at the time, any travelers from nearby islands found the whole of the continent and Atlantis in the veritable ocean.
2. True Origins of Atlantis
Again, Plato has suggested that the lost city of Atlantis is submerged somewhere and encapsulated by time in the Atlantic Ocean. While some human researchers suggest that Atlantis is in the Mediterranean Ocean off the jagged coastline of Spain, some claim it’s located under the Antarctic but new technology tends to agree with Plato.
3. Is Atlantis a Conspiracy Theory?
Many earthlings still consider Atlantis a conspiracy theory; however, many studies and modern technologies such as satellite imagery suggest the legend of the lost city is based more on actual events. Ocean explorers have discovered many similarities in logic with the volcanic eruption of Santorini near Greece in the Aegean Sea.
4. Extraordinary Power of Atlanteans
Folklore claims that Atlantis was a colony on Mars but any human with half of a brain cell left over after the Big Bang Theory would know that there’s no life on Mars. They also believed that the inhabitants of the lost city of Atlantis possessed exceptional powers like the ability to modify volcanic eruptions and control weather patterns.
Some even claim that they possessed devices that allowed them to communicate with the Gods above and even space and time but any earthling on earth who has read the bible knows there’s only one God. Therefore, these are just myths as the inhabitants of Atlantis often made themselves idols and are nothing but smoke in the mirrors.
5. Extra-Terrestrial Connections
Believe it or not, some stories say that the indigenous people of Atlantis are of extra-terrestrial origin and they came from a star system called the Lyrian and arrived about 50,000 years ago. Despite being much more masculine and taller than the average human being today, they had a robust lifespan of 800 years.
6. Rising of Atlantis
There are many legends that encompass the lost city of Atlantis and unknown facts about the city. With that said among many researchers and the best historians, Edgar Cayce’s discoveries had something different to say. Case believed that the lost city of Atlantis rises like the sun from the sea.
His predictions also stated that new land would appear like magic on the eastern coastlands of North America. He also believed that the souls of people from the lost city of Atlantis were meant to incarnate the souls that died in the 10-story Tsunamis to usher in a new creation of enhanced human beings and consciousness.
7. Self-Sufficiency and Prosperity
The beautiful and fertile city of Atlantis where half-human and half-God lived is also reported by many prophets to have been an autonomous region where inhabitants reared animals and grew their food. They were known to be hunters and gatherers and produced fertile crops on the outskirts with a well-designed irrigation system.
They also constructed amazing architecture and structures from black and red stone materials. The earthlings of Atlantis also had rare alloys and metals at their disposal such as brass and crystals that were used extensively for experimental and leisure purposes. They also had lots of extra time to study and play with volcanos.
8. Poseidon’s Golden Statue
As legend has it, Poseidon had five sets of twin sons with Cleito, their mother and the firstborn was Atlas. The 10 sons of Poseidon inherited the robust city and Atlas become the ruler and erected a golden statue on top of a massive temple in honor of their late father Poseidon carried by winged horses riding a chariot.
They built the statue with pure gold and constructed a spiral roof in the enormous temple, and it was so high that the clouds in the sky drifted through the temple’s spiral roof. The scale of such a structure of such a building is hard to imagine by today’s standards but as history has shown us with the pyramids in Egypt, it was possible.
9. The Palace of Captivation
Many call Poseidon’s new home the “Palace of Captivation” due to his love of the great city which is surrounded by rings of land and water. The five rings of water connected via the earth and added five tunnels that were used as an elaborate canal system and connected to the five rings of water in the deep blue sea.
These tunnels accommodated ships and sailboats and every entrance to the city of Atlantis was heavily guarded by towers and gates. Further, the massive walls that surrounded the five rings were constructed using black, red, and white stones and decorated with the best and most precious metals.
Moreover, Poseidon built another structure and called it the “Hill of Cleito” because he distrusted his wife and her adultress behavior. Enormous pillars and moats were erected to protect this hill and surrounded it.
10. Stories of God’s Love
At large, the stories of God’s love take place between a half-God known as Poseidon, the God of the Sea, and a mortal soul and female Goddess named Cleito. Poseidon loved Cleito so much that he built a kingdom and fortress on a hill to protect her and called it Atlantis.
Legend has it that Poseidon walked alone in that ancient world in order to find the biggest island and mountainous regions that he could and behold, he found it inhabited by humans that were the most intelligent and beautiful creatures than anywhere else in the world. It was on that enchanted island where he met Cleito and fell deeply in love.
While there are many more documented facts aside from the ten mentioned above, these ones tend to give the validity of the lost city of Atlantis the most weight much like the weight of the world on the shoulders of Atlas. However, as the second generation of Titans, he carried the sky or celestial sphere of God.
The End Demise: The Great City of Atlantis
According to many mythological accounts, the lost city of Atlantis and its end demise fell as the inhabitants become immoral and greedy, which angered God. He sent them a night of earthquakes and hellish fires that caused the city to be flooded in world-record time and lost forevermore.
In the end, the best-known accounts of the existence of Atlantis were documented by Plato. He claims the lost city of Atlantis existed some 9000 years before his time and the stories that kept its history alive were passed on to him by poets, artists, and writers.