Atlantis, a Lost Continent
Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is simple to explain. Everybody has been looking in the wrong locations, as Atlantis indeed lies in the opposite side of the world. So been told, of course
Wat does the name Atlantis actually means?
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Atlantis has been being discussed for two and half thousand years, since Plato spoke about it. Then people were divided in two categories: people pro Atlantis or against. Aristotle, Plato's disciple, said: " the man who build up Atlantis also destroyed it" referring to the sudden end of Atlantis. Then Aristotle refers that in the great ocean there was only a great island called Antilia, "denying" what he said before and helping Plato's story.
Most of the people who deny Atlantis say that there is no proof supported by old ruins in the world that can be referred to the sunken kingdom. It isn't quite exact: we still have a lot of ruins without an age and difficult to be dated. This is the case of great stone works in Egypt (Giza) or Central America, whose builders aren't certain yet. Of course, everybody who wants to proof something without proof, says, that there's something which isn't proven that it isn't true.
The real problem is to find archaeological evidence under the sea. That's why there's such a big discussion. In fact, if Atlantis was really destroyed