Atlantis Essay Questions

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Register to read the introduction… Which kind of culture and technology did it develop? It’s really difficult giving an answer because we haven’t many documents about Atlantis: we dispose only of Plato’s dialogues ‘Timaeum’ and ‘Critias’. Then we find some little references to Atlantis in ancient Greek literature, historical reports or poetry. At last the existence of a large continent in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean could be read in many ways and so Atlantis can become Antarctica or the American continent. Regarding the culture of Atlantis we know their customs from Plato but we could suppose there is more than what Plato wrote. But it is writing by Plato, and although he is old, he didn’t life in the time Atlantis was supposed to …show more content…
During nineties some studies about the great Sphinx reported that it could be older than 10000 year. Graham Hancock explains in his ‘Fingerprints of the gods’ how it could be possible and what really are the great pyramid, Nazca’s lines, pre-Colombian monuments. The answer to certain questions seems to be the same: Atlantis. So we can assume the existence of a great ancient civilisation without Plato’s help. On that way Atlantis becomes a necessary key to explain historical events, cultures, languages etc. Therefore thousands and thousands of years ago there could be more than one Atlantis, large continents called Lemuria, Hive or Mu. While Atlantis theory is supported by geological or cultural proofs, only James Churchward mentions Mu, and there is no geological evidence of its existence in the middle of Pacific Ocean. Lemuria probably existed but it surely wasn’t the land of a great civilisation. So, when the problem of Atlantis is studied, the research must consider a lot of scientific fields where we can take the proofs to build the large puzzle of Atlantis. The most surprising fact is that an exact coincidence among all these proofs comes out easily (as we’ll see). That is the great difference between Atlantis’ study and other fantastic or occult …show more content…
Especially in Alexandria’s library were kept thousand and thousand books that were continuously read by the wisest people of the time (Tolomaeum, Plato, Solonis etc.). In that library all Egyptians’ knowledge was saved and it would have contained some information on Atlantis, since Egyptians are the first civilisation after hypothetical end of Atlantis. Other writers, preceding or succeeding Plato, seem to refer to Atlantis indirectly and they often allude to a great island that were submerged in the ocean. Then, for centuries, during mediaeval age the subject was left apart and the name of Atlantis came back during 1500 and 1600. During Last two centuries small researches in all the world were made to discover Atlantis’ ruins, especially after Donnelly’ s best seller, but results are still poor and some clues were found accidentally (Bimini wall, for example). Gladstone, English prime minister, after reading Donnelly’s book, tried to arrange an expedition for finding Atlantis, but no one wanted to risk such a research. Doctor Ewing studied Atlantic Ocean for 13 years, but he never found anything and eventually concluded "Atlantis never

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