Atlantis, a Lost Continent Essay examples

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Introduction.

Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is simple to explain. Everybody has been looking in the wrong locations, as Atlantis indeed lies in the opposite side of the world. So been told, of course…
Wat does the name Atlantis actually means?
The first thing to keep in mind is that mythical terms have a number of
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At last the existence of a large continent in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean could be read in many ways and so Atlantis can become Antarctica or the American continent. Regarding the culture of Atlantis we know their customs from Plato but we could suppose there is more than what Plato wrote. But it is writing by Plato, and although he is old, he didn't life in the time Atlantis was supposed to excist.

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Anyway great civilisations as Egypt, Maya, Aztec seem to serve a memory of Atlantis' culture and history: that is more true as we recognise similar customs among these different civilisations. During nineties some studies about the great Sphinx reported that it could be older than 10000 year. Graham Hancock explains in his ‘Fingerprints of the gods' how it could be possible and what really are the great pyramid, Nazca's lines, pre-Colombian monuments. The answer to certain questions seems to be the same: Atlantis. So we can assume the existence of a great ancient civilisation without Plato's help. On that way Atlantis becomes a necessary key to explain historical events, cultures, languages etc. Therefore thousands and thousands of years ago there could be more than one Atlantis, large continents called Lemuria, Hive or Mu. While Atlantis theory is supported by geological or cultural proofs, only James Churchward mentions Mu, and there is no geological evidence of
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