Atlantis n : according to Plato
(c.428-c.348), Atlantis was believed to be a vast island continent,
situated to the west of the Pillars of Hercules (the straits of
Gibraltar). In Plato's books Timaeus and Critias he
wrote of a highly advanced civilisation (similar to that of Atland),
which inhabited Atlantis. Unfortunately within a single day and due
to very violent storms and earthquakes both the island continent of
Atlantis and its highly advanced inhabitants were destroyed over 9000
years earlier. It is believed that the whole continent simply sank
to the bottom of the sea. The source of Plato's information was an
Athenian scholar called Solon, who in turn had learnt of Atlantis from
long lost priests and archives whilst visiting Egypt around 600 BC.
To this day no-one is really sure about the exact geographical location of
Atlantis although over the years many theories have been put forward
regarding this. The research continues.