Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Atlantis Plato Solon Egyptian Priests - LexiLine Journal 278

I get questions about Atlantis now and then, which is not surprising.

More than 20,000 books have been written about Atlantis.

The original source for the tale of Atlantis is the ancient Greek writer Plato (born ca. 430 BC), who received his information from Solon (born ca. 630 BC), who allegedly obtained the story from Egyptian priests, a story which was allegedly found carved in the hieroglyphs on a gold pillar which we have yet to find.


Since nothing has ever been found which fits Plato's descriptions accurately and in entirety, both the actual existence and possible location of Atlantis remain topics of interest.

In fact, I think everyone would be greatly disappointed if we ever did find an actual Atlantis - or if we ever did convincingly match the Atlantis story with known archaeological findings anywhere. Everyone is having too much fun looking for Atlantis. See e.g.

...the top 10 possible locations for Atlantis at

See also...

and or

and you are on your way in the mystery.

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