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07-09-2011, 03:44 PM
RE: Atlantis
(05-09-2011 07:20 PM)Teifel999 Wrote:  From what I gathered when i read of Timaeus and Critias, Atlantis was a hypothetical city to begin with. I think he was just trying to warn of the dangers of floods, or something like that.

As was mentioned above, there is archeological evidence that a city once existed where Plato described and that city was consumed by the Mediterranean Sea at some point. This could very well have been Atlantis. So, the city itself may have been real. The mythology behind it, however, is probably just that: mythology. But, it stands to reason that the myth could have some truthful origin. And, Atlantis would not be the first ancient city to sink into the sea. Off the coast of Egypt are the ruins of an ancient city. Oceans rise and recede with time, and cities built to close to the shore can suffer the consequences.

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