Have we finally found Atlantis

By Dominic Utton The fabled “Lost City” of Atlantis is one of mankind’s greatest and most enduring mysteries. First written of 2,350 years ago by the Greek philosopher Plato in his works the Timaeus and the Critias, the island beneath the sea has fascinated historians, poets, and the public ever since, but has remained tantalisingly hidden, shrouded in myth, legend and exaggeration. However, a new book by acclaimed historian Andrew Collins provides for the first time a clear argument for the civilisation’s existence and a pointer to its location. Plato described Atlantis as an empire founded by the sea god Poseidon on a land mass the size of “Libya and Asia put together”. It possessed a thriving capital, with sumptuous palaces, royal courts and harbours constantly receiving vessels from all over the world. For many generations, it ruled the Atlantic Ocean as well as parts of what Plato called […] Read More