Friday, October 28, 2005

The Lost Atlantis

If it had existed at all, all traces of Atlantis have disappeared. Atlantis has puzzled and fascinated historians for centuries.
Are its secrets buried at the bottom of the sea, or is Atlantis one of the great myths passed down from ancient civilization?
Plato, in his dialogues the Timaeus and the Critias, tells of the high civilization that flourished there before the island was destroyed by an earthquake. The legend persists, and societies for the discovery of Atlantis remain active.
Plato described Atlantis as an ideal state, and the name is considered synonymous with Utopia. Francis Bacon called his account of the ideal state The New Atlantis.


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