Could the world of Atlantis, actually be based on a real place? Like a lot of Myths and Legends, every Myth and Legend are usually based on a person, or a real event. So where could Atlantis possibly be then?
Too discover that, we have to go back all the way to Athena’s and the Philosopher Plato.
Who was Plato?
Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
What’s the connection between Atlantis and Plato?
Plato’s writing are the writings that most people and explorers used to try and find the world of Atlantis. They’ve all believed that Atlantis must be based on a real place. With modern technology, they’ve gone and taken a look into it. So what if Atlantis a real place?!
Isn’t modern technology brilliant!
There’s a program, where you can scan text (so Plato’s writings), and from that look up any algorithms of places that come from Atlantis. So this machine can match any similar features from Plato’s writing too features from places on Earth. So there is one place on Earth that would have been a active civilizations around that time and had at least 51 specific features to Plato’s writings about Atlantis.
The region is about 200 meters by 200 meters. It’s in Morocco and the little place is called Souss Massa . Around the time, about 12,000 years ago, the desert that is and sand that is now known to be there. Would have been, thanks to soil exploration. It would have been completely different. It would have been a green Sahara and full of fertile plains.
What about the water though?
Well, the sad thing about this area is that it actually called a “red zone”. What’s a red zone. Meaning no one’s allowed to visit there. Which of course means that people wanting to visit the potential “Atlantis” can not go. This is because the spot is rife with beheadings, kidnappings…Scary stuff!
So what did they do then? They literally took to the skies! They used space satellites to track over the land. Guess what they found!
They found a place where water USED to be 25 miles in diameter. There would have been a water, but with a volcanic plug underneath, with possible rings of water. I believe it would have been called a “pyle lake” or “pile lake” (I am still trying to figure out how to spell that. If anyone please put it into the comments!). It is also known as Richat Structure
At first they didn’t think they saw anything…However! … After they looked more closer, they could see shapes that looked like temple and housing structures, as well as large animal pens. Animal pens that they believe would have been big enough to suggest that it was a town, where people would place their animals in these pens for a night or two.
Again though, because it is a red zone. It means that people cannot get out there to explore it further. So who knows, what else could be there waiting to be discovered! Could that volcanic plug exploded one day? Sinking the villages, the people into the ground?