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Atlantis

ATLANTISby Anya

1.Experts and scientists have very different opinions about Atlantis. 2.Plato, a Greek writer, wrote about it in one of his writings about 2000 years ago.3.Most people never thought about Atlantis until 1881. 4.Ignatius Donnelly brought up the idea of Atlantis being an underwater civilization in 1881. 5.Some scientists say that Atlantis is buried in the sand.6.Alan F. Alford wrote a book called the Atlantis Secret, which features evidence why Atlantis cannot be real.7.Atlantis legendary metal, orichalcum, had been found off the coast of Sicily.8.According to the ancient Greeks, orichalcum was invented by Cadmus, a Greek-Phoenician mythological character. The fourth century B.C. Greek philosopher Plato made orichalcum a legendary metal when he mentioned it in the Critias dialogue.9.According to Plato’s account, written around 360BC, Atlantis was a major sea power located in the Atlantic.10.It was larger than ancient Libya and Asia Minor (modern Turkey) put together, and was ‘the way to the other islands, and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent’.

Atlantis, a lengendary place though to be real, first appeared in a Greek writing created by Plato. At first, nobody had thought about it for over 2000 years, until Ignatius Donnelly proposed the idea of Atlantis being an actual place where heroes had been born. A biologist, Ken Feder, summarizes the story:"A technologically sophisticated but morally bankrupt evil empire — Atlantis — attempts world domination by force. The only thing standing in its way is a relatively small group of spiritually pure, morally principled and incorruptible people — the ancient Athenians. Overcoming overwhelming odds ... the Athenians are able to defeat their far more powerful adversary simply through the force of their spirit. Sound familiar? Plato's Atlantean dialogues are essentially an ancient Greek version of 'Star Wars.'"

This documentary shows possible proof that Atlanteans, or people from Atlantis, were early descendants of Greeks.

My AWESOME TheoryI think Atlantis once used to be a place and is still thriving. Plato described Atlantis as a place larger than Libya and Asia together. Atlantis could then be in the Bermuda triangle, touching Cuba, Santorini, and Bimini Road. Bimini is a place in Bahamas where many people believe the residents are descended from Atlanteans. The place once used to be underwater, so it is perfect evidence. Then again, Bahamas is in the Bermuda Triangle, so no need to worry about it!

This 5-minute video shows a place, Santorini, Greece, that was once underwater. It shows historical markings that make you think... Is this fact or fiction?

This piece of evidence was found in Cuba. Many believe Atlanteans used it for their everyday lifestyle.


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