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Lost City of Atlantis

Lost City of Atlantis

Lost City of Atlantis

The story of a city lost under the sea, the city of Atlantis appears in books, movies and television shows. People have been intrigued about the existence of the city which was claimed to be housing a highly advanced civilization. But whether there existed such a city and was inundated into the sea or not is still a mystery. The account of the city of Atlantis is first mentioned in the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato.

As per the writings of Plato, there existed a city on the area what we now know as the Strait of Gibraltar. Established by the God of the Sea, Poseidon the land was ruled by his heirs. The city has been described as an engineering and architectural marvel. With people living peacefully under the laws laid down by Poseidon, the city of Atlantis was one night engulfed in a thick smoke which had been the result of the spouting of the volcano that existed on the island. With the volcanic lava making its way into the sea, huge tsunamis were generated some as high as 200 meters, and the island was taken in the sea never to be seen or heard of again.

Whether the story mentioned is true or just a fable from Plato is yet to be found out. However scientists have found that the area mentioned as Atlantis still holds the ash deposits of the volcano that erupted thousands of years ago. These deposits lie some 60 meters deep on the island which is now called Kalliste by the Greeks. A connection to the story by Plato and Kalliste is being sought to adjudge whether the story of the Lost City of Atlantis is for real or is just a myth handed down over generations. As there are no other theories to authenticate the fact, research are still going and the mystery still stays.