What springs to mind when you hear someone mention the word Atlantis? Do you conjure up images of underwater cities and mythical characters or remember the latest TV or film to hit our screens that depicts the lost city under the sea? So is Atlantis merely just a myth or did this now submerged city once look out over the ocean that surround it.
Plato, one of the world’s best known philosophers, Atlantis was in fact a major
sea power located in the Atlantic. His
accounts included detailed descriptions of Atlantis, the mountains and plains
that surrounded the great city and its successful conquests of parts of Western
Europe and Africa. It is also believed,
after a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis supposedly sank into the
ocean and has remained there ever since.
For many years archaeologists, architects and scientists have tried to discover the exact location of this missing city and searches have, with the help of the information Plato shared, been focused on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic as the most likely sites.
We have seen how much of their life these specialists devote to carrying on their research and finally get the proof they have been long searching for. Astronauts have gone into space and landed on the moon, surely experienced divers can locate Atlantis and show the world that Atlantis was more than a figment of a great philosopher’s imagination. It would be interesting to see what comes to the surface in the future.