Does Atlantis really exist?

Should I start with the answer or with a counter-question?

Both are possible and both would not lead to the goal.So first an excursion. One of the first reports about Atlantis had left us Plato. This is well known to many. He described Atlantis in the middle of the 4th century BC. as a naval power with astonishingly high scientific knowledge. It is said to be located beyond the pillars of Heracles (Hercules). This description was embedded in an ethical description and was intended to illustrate it.

Who was Plato?Plato was a disciple of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. All three were philosophers, among others, or, as they would be called today, universal scientists and writers (which then went on into each other). The search for truth and ethics was of particular presoct. He always sought a point of view from which he illustrated a problem by exemplifiing it. His goal was justice, guaranteed by the state. Almost all of Plato’s works are preserved in the original, so that the research can draw on original material.

Plato describes the island of Atlantis in its 360 BC.dialogues timaios and Kritia. In his stories he brings together the politicians Kritias and Hermokrates as well as the philosophers Socrates and Timaios and conducts a fictitious discussion. While the theme of Atlantis is only briefly touched upon in the Timaios, a detailed description of the island kingdom follows in the Kritias. Plato also describes the ancient Athens, which existed at the same time as Atlantis, with which Atlantis was in a feud. The dates are recorded from Plato to the year 9,600 BC. and thus – as he says, 1,000 years before the birth of Egypt. The original Athens is said to have been a pure land power and operated agriculture and cattle breeding.

Let us take a closer look at the fictional discussion of scholars, why and what are they discussing?

Plato describes an ideal state, not a fictional one that has been discussed so far, but a real one.His discutant Kritians comes to speak of a tradition to which it would have come to mind “in a mysterious way by a kind of coincidence” on the way home from an earlier philosophical conversation. Grittas points out that Atlantis history can be favorably reconciled with the Politeia theory.

He says: “But we want to transfer the citizens and the state, which you presented to us yesterday as he had been, into reality and settle here as if that state was the local one, and from the citizens you thought we were, we will say that they are those real ancestors of us. ” of which the priest told.”

The opponents of ancient Athens and Atlantis have diametrically opposed states, both in social structure, as well as in scientific and military orientation.

The small, stable and defence-capable ancient Athens and the sea power Atlantis, which is crumbling at its urge to expand.Here Plato takes up the then existing structure of the real Athens, which operated an expansive maritime power policy and was in conflict with other states of the Aegean. Plato may have feared that Athens might make a wrong power policy decision and pointed to potential dangers.

He also placed the original Athens and Atlantis in the pre-Egyptian period, so that outside of discussion about a social order in historical Egypt the possiblyPlato’s ideal state. But now it was the result of the “Ur-Athens”.

If this view is correct, Platos is a political fantasy novel.

There are, however, voices saying Plato is relying on documents actually available to him.The Platonic chain of thought would also be much more comprehensible in its discourse if known facts at that time proved them.

Some scientists see striking similarities between the depiction of an Atlantic royal ritual 鈥?bulls “hunting without weapons, but with sticks and slings” 鈥?and the depiction of Minoan bullfights.Plato had probably taken over an Egyptian tradition about the Minors as well as the reports of the invasion of the sea peoples in the 13th/12th. It was in the 19th century BC. and had been supplemented by a supposedly already existing fraternization of the Egyptians and Athenians against the “enemies from the West”.

In fact, the Minoan culture offers other striking similarities to that of Atlantis.And also the connections with earthquakes, seaquakes and “sunsets” make sense in the temporal context to Crete and Santorini, also called Thera, the broken island. A volcanic eruption of unprecedented proportions destroyed the original Thera around 1600 BC. and left only left over leftovers in the form of today’s Santorini. Archaeologists found traces of settlement that lasted until the 5th millennium BC. return it.

While this explanation seems quite obvious to the emergence of Atlantis theory, it also contradicts some facts.Thus Santorini is not outside the pillars of Heracles. At that time, the Strait of Gibraltar was called the “world limited”. But the world went on outside. For example, researchers found evidence of trade activities with present-day England dating back to the 4th millennium BC. and others even see visits to America as possible. Recent research has shown traces of settlement in America that have no connection with Clovis, nor a connection with the theory of settlement over Siberia.

Let’s see what the researchers will find.So far, only one thing is certain: Atlantis was by no means a continent, that would have been noticed and hardened. Let us be surprised! Heil Atlantis ….(after Donovan)!

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