posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 11:07 PM
Homer was also prone to writing fiction. Yet we found out that the city of Troy was not a myth as once believed. Who knows if Atlantis is anything
more than a myth itself. But the possibility is always there that it wasn't.
Oh I agree there is a chance that Atlantis or (more likely) something resembling Atlantis exists. It's only in the last century I guess that we've
had the ability to even investigate these claims. As I said though, the two claims are quite a distance apart ...
Troy is confirmed by references in both Egyptian and Hittite sources, and several figures close to the time never doubted its existence where as
Atlantis always seems to have had its detractors. Ironically, I think ancient cities that actually existed were at the centre of more myths and
stories than ones that didn't. It makes sense when you think about it: New York is far more in use than say Middle Earth despite the popularity of
Middle Earth as a location in fiction! So even the mythology surrounding Troy actually appears to go against Atlantis as an actual location. There are
also piles of niggling things, such as Plato's characters insisting that the story of Atlantis is true ... historians rarely say 'everything I'm
about to tell you is true' because they don't have to.
The one thing Atlantis maybe has going for it is the length of time involved. It's not impossible that it existed somewhere between 9000 and 1500BCE.
It's not even impossible that they had exotic metal alloys and developed tools and better sailing thousands of years earlier than other
civilizations. It's not even impossible that the Atlanteans extended as far as Europe with their military.
All of it put together is just really unlikely, and if any of it is based on truth I imagine it would be much like early Jewish history and the
'actual' Atlantis would be nothing as described.