The first mention of Atlantis in written history is by Plato over two thousand years ago, but even then Atlantis was already a legend going back to 9,000 years before! If Plato is right, and there is an island, it would have disappeared about 11,000 – 12,000 years ago.
There are many theories about what happened to the lost island of Atlantis. In Plato’s stories, Atlantis was destroyed by earthquakes and floods. Here is a quote from Plato’s story Critias:
But at a later time there occurred portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished; wherefore also the ocean at that spot has now become impassable and unsearchable, being blocked up by the shoal mud which the island created as it settled down.
Another theory is that a comet came from outer space and hit the ocean surronding the beautiful city of Atlantis and the impact was so large, it drowned the whole city and it sank underwater. They said there would have been no survivors but what if some Atlanteans were on vacation or something, I doubt all of them were on the island at one time! Scientists have been trying to find out if it’s true that everyone died, but I think that’s nonsense. Tell me what you think in the comments, I want to hear what other people think that aren’t scientists!
One of the problems with Atlantis is we don’t know exactly where it was… but in 1968 a great discovery was found. Bimini Road. Bimini Road, sometimes called the Bimini Wall, is an underwater rock formation near the Bahamas. Scientists say it is naturally formed by nature but you can tell it is a road! Some people think it’s a road from Atlantis and that’s why it’s so famous.
One thing is for sure, the lost city of Atlantis has captured our imaginations for centuries. I personally don’t believe this is a true story, merely a myth. How come we haven’t found any evidence with all the technology we have today? If it was such a big city there must be SOME evidence left over besides the Bimini Road…