The Lost City of Atlantis
A historic site, or Plato's imagination?
History Behind the Mystery:
Plato's description of Atlantis in the Timaeus and Critias summarized that Atlantis was a large and separate continent (Radford, 2014).
Plato was a Greek philosopher, mathmetician and author of two dialogues in 360 B.C. (Abrams, 2012).
Evidence from Cuba
Paulina Zelitsky found symmetrical structures a 1/2 mile down off of Cuba ("Where was Atlantis?", 2016).
Modern Day Research:
Bahamas: An ancient stone formation was found that had straight edges and corners and included regularly spaced blocks for 90 feet ("Lost City of Atlantis", 2016).
Coast of Cuba: In 2000, an oceanographer named Paulina Zelitsky found symmetrical structures a 1/2 mile down ("Where was Atlantis?", 2016).
Although possible evidence may have been found, there have been multiple locations where items have been found, and there is no other evidence before or after Plato's dialogues that definitely proves or mentions Atlantis (Abrams, 2012).
~ Atlantis was a historical place destroyed by naturally occurring events (Stewart, 2011).
~ Atlantis doesn't exist and is only a story made up by Plato to convey a moral message (Drye, 2016).
~ Atlantis doesn't exist and is truly in the imagination of it's readers (Radford, 2014).
Abrams, Dennis. The Lost World of Atlantis. New York: Chelsea House, 2012. Print.
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Radford, Benjamin. "'Lost' City of Atlantis: Fact & Fable." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 31 Oct. 2014. Web. 10 May 2016. <http://www.livescience.com/23217-lost-city-of-atlantis.html>.
Stewart, Iain. "Echoes of Plato's Atlantis." BBC History. N.p., 2011. Web. 10 May 2016. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/greeks/atlantis_01.shtml>.
Where Was Atlantis. History.com. N.p., 2016. Web. <www.history.com/topics/atlantis/videos>.