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Fictional Place
    (circa 355 BC- )
    Capital is Poi
    Created by Plato in 'Timaeus' and 'Critias' dialogues
    Claimed to be located in the Atlantic Ocean off the Straits of Gibraltar, destroyed around 10,000 BC
    Ruled by Atlas, son of Poseidon (Namesake for Atlantic, Atlantis and Atlas)
    The God Poseidon fathered five sets of male twins with mortal women, each ruled one of ten sectors
    Approximately the size of Europe
    Plato claims the Atlanteans sought to conquer Greece. They were defeated by the Greek army and returned to Atlantis.
    A violent earthquake caused floods that swallowed the entire continent in one single day.
    Plato referenced 200-year-old records of the Greek ruler Solon, who heard of Atlantis from an Egyptian priest.
    Plato in Critas called it the kingdom of Poseidon, the god of the sea. They had centuries of peace but their people became greedy, so Zeus punished them by destroying Atlantis (Isn't that the Garden of Eden story?).
    Psychic (another word for crackpot) Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) told that Atlantis did exist. He claimed it was located in the Bermuda Triangle and caused ship disappearances. He prophesied Atlantis would rise in '1968 or 1969.'
    U.S. congressman, Ignatius Donnelly, from Minnesota, authored a book 'Atlantis: The Antediluvian World (1882).'
    Plutarch and Herodotus wrote of it as historical fact.
    Many believe Atlantis was the Garden of Eden, the flooding is somewhat akin to the story of Noah's ark.
    Some believe that because of similar folklore in the Americas and Europe, there had to be a bridge continent in between.
    Some account Atlantis as the loss of the Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon man.
    Aristotle and Pliny disputed the existence of Atlantis.
    Explorers sought to find Atlantis. With today's platonic and sonar technology, it all but definite that Atlantis never existed in the Atlantic Ocean.
    Atlantis is the name of Casinos, Aristotle Onassis' yacht (world's largest), Donovan's song and Disney Movies.
    It is possible that Atlantis is based on The Minoans Civilization that occupied the islands of Santorinas and Crete.
    Its culture was destroyed by flood 900 years before Plato and 250 miles west of Egypt.
    Atlantis was destroyed by flood 9000 years before Plato and 2500 miles west of the Mediterranean.
    Both cultures gave men and women equal status, had the most modern agriculture, irrigation and architecture.
    They both practiced the sport of bull jumping (unarmed men jumping over bulls and not injuring themselves).
    They suffered a huge volcanic explosion around 1470 B.C. which caused earthquakes and tsunamis and destroyed the Minoan Civilization.
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