Atlantis Essay

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ATLANTIS, the lost city. The legend of the lost city of Atlantis has been popular for centuries it appears to have originated with Plato in his tale Critias. Even today Atlantis still holds a significant place in the popular imagination and continues to inspire books, movies and even TV series. Thousands of years ago Plato wrote about a city that seemed almost magical. In one day and one night it vanished forever under the Atlantic Ocean. Was Atlantis just a myth or a real place? Or perhaps it was really just invented by Plato? No-one knows. Around 350 BC, Plato wrote about a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean that went under the ocean waves in one day and one night. It took two books to describe the history and details of this almost magical island. For years people have been looking for this mysterious lost city, Atlantis, possibly an entire continent. It is said to have been submerged beneath the sea, possibly as a result of volcanic activity or a huge earthquake. According to Plato this happened around 9,000 BCE. What makes the idea of Atlantis so appealing is that it wasn't just any city; it was the rich heart of a great civilization. Over the centuries this Atlantean civilization has been credited with everything from cultural superiority through to secret, ancient wisdom, unusual powers and connections with aliens. Some people have even suggested that Atlantis was in reality an alien colony. But Where Could Atlantis Be? The exact location of the lost city of Atlantis has been questioned by many people; some are convinced they are near the Andes Mountains, in Bolivia. Others believe it could be found off the coast of Florida near Bimini Island. Also they think it's lost somewhere in Central America, the China Sea or Africa. Plato said it was located around the Straits of Gibraltar whilst. Others believe that Atlantis is nothing more than a myth.

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