Lost City Of Atlantis By Benjamin Radford

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Source 1

Origin
This article labelled ”‘Lost’ City of Atlantis” was written on the 31 October 2014 by Benjamin Radford who is a science columnist for an online science website that covers pseudoscience, psychology, urban legends and the science behind "unexplained" or mysterious phenomenon. He has a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Purpose
The purpose of this article is to enlighten readers about the history and background of Atlantis and where the story came from – Plato’s dialogues.

Value (Usefulness)

The source opens up a very valid argument against Plato’s description of where Atlantis is situated as well as the original legend of Atlantis that Plato described.

Value (Reliability)
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buried under mud flats in Spain?” written by a Daily Mail reporter (unknown) on the 15 March 2011. The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-market tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust.

Purpose
The purpose of this article is to inform readers that leads in the Atlantis mystery are progressing with a possible destination of the city surfacing.

Value (Usefulness)
The value of this source is that it offers a definitive destination for the possible location of the Lost City of Atlantis – submerged north of Cadiz in Spain. The source is also useful as there are maps and photographs included to aid in ones understanding of where the researchers were looking and what they were doing.

Value (Reliability)
The research was conducted by a University professor, Richard Freund, and there is photographic evidence in the source of Freund and his team in the field. There is also video graphic evidence as the team’s underwater cameraman, Sebastian Giner, filmed the underwater sight.

Limitations
The source does not mention any hard evidence of Atlantis residing beneath Cadiz as there are no found ancient artefacts, only the new knowledge that the mud flats could be concealing the hidden
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Source 6

Origin
This source is from an article titled “Santorini Eruption and the legend of Atlantis” written by an unknown author.

Purpose
The purpose of this source is to give readers an overview about the legend of Atlantis and inform readers about the Minoan civilisation and the Bronze Age volcanic eruption and how the two link with the Lost City of Atlantis.

Value (Usefulness)
The value of this source is that there is mention of Solon (who was a great sage and lawgiver from Athens) and the role Solon played in enlightening Plato about Atlantis. The source is also valuable it too talks about the Minoan Civilization and its links with Atlantis.

Value (Reliability)
The source is reliable as everything mentioned regarding the placement of Atlantis in terms of tectonic plates are substantiated by photographic evidence.

Limitations
I found this source to be very helpful in all aspects it had to offer.

Source 7

Origin
This source is a photograph with the title “Is this Atlantis?” that was reported in The Sun Newspaper by Virginia Wheeler and Rhodri Phillips in May 2009. The Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland that was founded in

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