10 Incredible Facts About The Lost City Of Atlantis

10 Incredible Facts About The Lost City Of AtlantisPlanet Earth, a huge globe of life has a lot of mysteries both on land and ocean. Despite the advancements in science we, the human beings remain in dark about these mysteries around us. The ocean that makes up more than 75% of the world is more strange and unusual than the land. The unsolved mysteries about lost cities, sunken ships, hidden treasures and weird phenomena are all part of the fascinating marine world. And among all these, The lost City of Atlantis tops the lists.

10 Incredible Facts About The Lost City Of Atlantis
10 Incredible Facts About The Lost City Of Atlantis

The Lost City of Atlantis was first mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher 'Plato' more than 2,300 years ago. It is considered as one of the oldest and greatest mysteries of the world which is yet to be solved. Plato suggested that the 'Utopian' island existed around 9,000 years before his time and mysteriously vanished one day. It is believed that this city is as mystifying as it is enticing. Even after years of research, the exact truth about this city has not been found and that builds on even more to all the folktales and myths attached with it. The different versions of stories have caught people's mind and a lot of fictional stories have been created about it as well. You might have heard some of them like Aquaman from DC or Ariel from Disney or even Namor from Marvel. Keep up to find what’s so alluring about this city and what are the mysteries around it.

1- The Location:

The first and primary question everyone asks and scientists are confused about it is "Where is Atlantis?" The different versions suggest that the city has sunken into the ocean after a massive earthquake or tsunami. The island was located beyond "The Pillars of Herculesthe Greek term for the rocks that form the Straits of Gibraltar. It consisted of a Poseidon temple and concentric circular walls and canals. Plato added that the city should have been somewhere under the Atlantic Ocean. However, no technology so far has been successful in revealing any such city on the ocean bed.
Some theories suggested that the Atlantis is located in or near the Mediterranean, off the coast of Spain, few also argued that it could be even under the Atlantic Ocean.Some researchers claimed to have found possible evidence of Atlantis in southwestern  Andalusia, Europe. For a long time, Azores was believed to be the site of the city of Atlantis. However, the new researches have come up with a new site and the scientists are positive that Atlantis can be found in Cadiz, somewhere around the Spain and Morocco waters. Questions like does it even exist are still unanswered. But until the truth is completely unraveled, the world will continue speculating about the existence of one of the greatest city of all times.

2-The Size:

Plato once wrote a poem while talking about the lost island Atlantis.

“For the ocean there was at that time navigable; for in front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, ‘the pillars of Heracles,’ there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; and it was possible for the travelers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean.”

'Tertullian', an early Christian author who believed that Atlantis really once existed in the Atlantic Ocean, agreed with Plato over the size of the island. He said it would be bigger than today’s Libya and Asia combined. Since a lot of people proposed the location of the city of Atlantis in the Mediterranean Sea, different versions have come out scaling the size of the city to Crete, Greece’s largest island. However, in a lot of stories after the era of Plato, the Atlantis was described just as a giant city, without any mention of anything specific about the size of the city. An American Christian mystic named Edgar Cayce proposed that the size of Atlantis and Eurasia were equal.

3-The love of a God:

The Greek God of Sea, of storms and earthquakes, 'Poseidon' is said to be one that built Atlantis. Legend has it that he fell in love with a mortal woman named Cleito. The story goes something like this, Poseidon was in search for the biggest island and when he found one he was shocked to find the most beautiful and intelligent people residing on it. There he saw a mortal woman named Cleito. Back then it was said that Gods severed their rival God's mortal attachments. So Poseidon built the island Atlantis to protect Cleito. They both had a kid named Atlas and he was the first king of Atlas.

4-The Jealousy:

Even Gods and Goddesses can feel stuff and so did Poseidon. He grew distrustful of Cleito's loyalty. He built the island to protect her but also to captivate her. He kept her at the top of a hill also called as "The Hill of Cleito". The home Poseidon built for his love in the City of Atlantis was surrounded by alternate rings of water and land. The water canals helped in the trade. It also acted as a natural defence and because of which the invasion of Atlantis was extremely difficult. The walls that surrounded the land was made up of black, white and red stones and was decorated with precious metals.

5-The Magnificent statue:

Poseidon and Cleito has five sets of twins. The eldest being Altas became the ruler of Atlantis. Each of the ten kids were given a part to rule and Atlas was given the largest province. According to Greek mythology, all the children decided to Honor their father and thus they built a large temple with a golden statue of Poseidon riding a chariot with winged horses. The temple was really high with spiral roof. It is said that clouds drifted through the spirals of the temple.

6-The Extraterrestrial Connection:

There are lots of claim that the inhabitants of Atlantis, the Atlanteans were aliens who came from the Lyrian star system. They inhabited the island around 50,000 years ago. It is believed that they were more taller and fairer than average human and had an average life span of 810 years. This made them really strong and vigorous ancestor of the existing human race.

7- The Rich and Fertile City:

 It is believed that the people of Atlantis, half God and half human were really rich. They grew their own food and reared animals. The soil was really fertile and the farmers cultivated on the outskirts with the help of well maintained irrigation system.
It is also said that they were brilliant architects. They built gorgeous buildings with the help of black, white and red stones. They could extract rare earth metals. They even had alloys like brass. Precious Crystals were made and used for leisure and experiments. They even had an active volcano to play with.

8- Extraordinary powers of Atlanteans:

Lot of people believe that the Atlanteans were from Mars. And the city of Atlantis was on the, now red planet. The inhabitants of the city were an advanced colony of Alien civilization. They had some extraordinary powers like the ability to control weather and modify volcanic eruptions. Some claim that they had possession to some kind of device that could channel energy from space and time and alter things or use it in their day to day life. It might just be myths that Atlanteans were superior beings that had superpowers but some say that it's just the representation of Barbaric style of life.

9- The Rise:

The legends and myths do not have any base to themselves and so there is no other facts to about the city. Among many historians and researchers Edward Cayce, an American clairvoyant had a different approach to the city. He predicted that the lost City will once again rise in the east coast of North America. He also stated that the spirits of people from Atlantis were reincarnated in order to guide a new era of enlightened human consciousness. He said the city will rise like "the sun rise in the east from the sea".

10- True events made up the myths?

Maybe lost City of Atlantis is just a legends or a myth but there are conspiracy theories flying around that these tales were based on real life events. Robert Ballard, an ocean explorer backs this claim as he found similarities with a massive volcanic eruption in the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea near Greece.  He claims that there lived a highly advanced colony which suddenly vanished just like the Atlantis.
Ignatius Donnelly, a US congressman also a populist writer and an amateur scientist, also validates the existence and disappearance of a mid-Atlantic continent that was in the exact location that mentioned by Plato.

As the discussion goes on, few researchers claim that this utopian kingdom was a real continent located near the Bahamas and it was engulfed by the Bermuda Triangle later. Another group of researchers claimed that the Antarctica is the latest version of Atlantis. Some researchers claim that the lost City is hiding in plain sight in Africa's Sahara desert and are stated as Richat structures which match the description of Plato of Atlantis.

Atlantis is often regarded as a Utopia, or a perfect society. What do you think would be most important in a perfect society? Is it possible to create such a society? Comment down below and let us know!

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