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The Story of Atlantis by Christopher Valdes

All about the story of Atlantis and where the story originally came from.

Christopher Valdes

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By: Christopher Valdes The Story of Atlantis Long ago in the year 360 B.C., the
philosopher Plato lived. Plato was known
for his creativity and philosophy, and he
was inspired to write about the story of
Atlantis using his own creativity and
real historical events. Descriptions of Atlantis Atlantis was an island country that lived and prospered a long time
before Plato was born. Atlantis was known for extravagant architecture,
a strong navy system, and the original home of the Greek god Poseidon. The people of Atlantis received all of their supplies from the mines, fields, and forest. Anything they didn't have was imported and supplies they had too much of was exported. Within the capital city, there were several rings of water used as canals for transportation, and at the center was Poseidon's original home. Over time, the empire of Atlantis began to become overwhelming. Furthermore, the Greek gods were forced to wipe out the entire island country with a gigantic tidal wave, able to sink the city to the bottom of the ocean or sea. It is still unknown where Atlantis should be located today, but plenty of physical evidence have been found within the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Location Despite all of the evidence, it is still unknown where the
true location of Atlantis exists. However, there are three
locations in the world that are believed the most. Those
locations are off the coast of Spain within the marshlands, the Island of Cyprus near Greece, and the Azores Islands. The Minoan Empire Relationship Atlantis: Real or Fake? Although evidence has been found about Atlantis, there is no way Atlantis could have actually existed in real life. Plato created this story using the use of fiction, and because of this, he probably intended for this to be like any other book you see today. Besides, Greek gods wiping out an entire island with a gigantic tsunami? Wouldn't the entire ocean sink five inches? There is no way that that could have existed. Works Cited Article "Atlantis: the Myth" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 31 January 2004 (Revision 2). 1257 words.
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Plato's Story The Disappearance of Atlantis Even though the story of Atlantis was created by Plato, there is still a historical event that could prove Plato's story a historical event. In the year 3000 B.C., the Minoan empire lived on the island of Cyprus. They were known for spectacular architecture and a strong navy system, just like how Plato described Atlantis. Then, a giant tsunami wiped out the Minoan civilization, ending the empire's reign. Tsunamis Even though the tsunamis were known for being natural disasters, it is no surprise that they wiped out the entire continent of Atlantis and the Minoan empire. Through out history, tsunamis have occurred since 3000 B.C. to this day, in which most of them were seen for being six stories high. However, it is still hard to believe that a tsunami was able to wipe out an entire island country. Christopher, Kevin. "Atlantis Behind the Myth: No Way, No How, No Where." Skeptical Inquirer. Jan./Feb. 2002: 44-45. SIRS Renaissance. Web. 30 Nov 2012. Cyprus Atlantis. N.p., 12 Mar. 2011. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://discoveryofatlantis.com/>. Donnelly, Ignatius. Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. N.p.: CreateSpace Independant Publising Platform, 2012. Print. Drye, Willie. "Atlantis-True Story or Cautionary Tale?" National Geographic: n. pag. Print. More Works Cited Goldberg, Barbara, and Greg McCune. "Atlantis, Lost City Swamped by Tsunami, May Be Found." The Huffington Post. heHuffingtonPost.com, 13 Mar. 2011. Web. 27 Nov. 2012. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/13/atlantis-found-lost-city-discovered_n_835088.html>. The Lost Continent: Atlantis. N.p., 18 July 1997. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. <http://www.unmuseum.org/atlantis.htm> Sarmast, Robert. Instant messenger interview. 7 Mar. 2004. More Works Cited Plato, Timaeus, translated by Benjamin Jowett at Project Gutenberg; alternative version with commentary. Plato, Critias, translated by Benjamin Jowett at Project Gutenberg; alternative version with commentary.Bichler, R
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