The Lost City of Atlantis



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The Lost City of Atlantis

The lost city of Atlantis is a great mystery. At first it was just a story, but then it turned into something big. The island was supposedly ruled by Poseidon and his five sets of twins. Poseidon split the land in sections for them to rule. The city was composed of concentric or circled and arched walls and canals. In the center of the island was a temple to Poseidon.

The city of Atlantis was a powerful empire located to the west of the “Pillars of Hercules.” The capital of Atlantis was a marvel of architecture and engineering. Plato is a philosopher and a mathematician. He lived in the time of classical Greece and he founded the academy in Athens. Plato believed that a natural disaster destroyed the island and it sank to the bottom of the ocean. In the 1800s an American named Ignatius Donnelly wrote a book called Atlantis and it became a bestseller. He studied flood history from Egypt to Mexico and believed that Plato was describing a natural disaster.

The most believable story of Atlantis came from a Greek man. The man’s name was Angelo’s Galanopoulos. He believed that a massive eruption destroyed the island of Santorini. He also believed that it destroyed the Greek islands. The eruption would have sunk the island of Atlantis. He also believed that the time period was misinterpreted by the Egyptian symbols. The symbols for 100 and 1000 have been thought to be misinterpreted.

I think that Angelo’s story is true. The time period was wrong and an eruption destroyed Atlantis. This theory makes Plato’s theory also true. These theories are true because they have some of the same information in them. They both said a natural disaster destroyed the island of Atlantis.

The lost city of Atlantis is a big mystery. People never knew if it actually existed. Some scientists have very good theories, but they are not facts. Most of the stories say that a natural disaster destroyed Atlantis and it sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Other people write stories and books to try to prove their theories.

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