First one to mention it, Platon, described Atlantis as a large island located near the Rock of Gibraltar. Other sources suggest that the Atlantis was under the Antarctica, or in Azores. Ignatius Donnelly suggested a mid-Atlantic continent which mysteriously disappeared in the same period. Ocean explorer Robert Ballard speculated that Atlantis disappeared in the massive volcanic eruption near the island of Santorini, near Greece a location that Plato mentioned.
The architecture of the city was based on five rings and surrounded by water.
The most recent research by professor Freund is pointing to a new site, in Cadiz, between the Spanish and Morocco waters. Plato claimed that 9,000 years ago Atlantis had been struck by earthquakes and floods and that in one day and night "the island of Atlantis was swallowed up by the sea and vanished". Freund's team of archaeologists and geologists surveyed sites using deep-ground radar and digital mapping, locating traces of memorial cities, built 150 miles inland in the style of Atlantis, possibly by the survivors of the tsunami.
The city was built in the first place to protect Poseidon- God of the Sea from his enemies, but legend also claims that it was built to protect the love of his life, a mortal woman, Cleito. She was truly beautiful, and just like the rest of the Atlantis inhabitants, better looking and more intelligent than the rest of the world at the time. The myth says that the inhabitants of the Atlantis City were superior beings, maybe even extra-terrestrial from Lyrian star systems. Their average life span was 800 years and they could channel their energy when needed to master any situation, even weather conditions and volcanoes.
The city was built in the first place to protect Poseidon.
“For the ocean there was at that time navigable; for in front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, ‘the pillars of Heracles,’ there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; and it was possible for the travellers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean".
The architecture of the city was based on five rings and surrounded by water. There were tunnels and bridges connecting interlinking the land in true mastery of the ocean. The city was built with white, black and red stone mixed with precious metals. The King's palace and Poseidon's temple were in the middle on their own island, Acropolis. The Poseidon temple was built of silver, gold and orichalcum, stretching over 178m long and 100 m wide. The centre of the city, had been surrounded by a wall of gold, mirroring the sun's rays and illuminating the smaller islands.
On her own hill, surrounded by the highest level of protection, Cleito lived in what might be interpreted as imprisonment.
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard speculated that Atlantis disappeared in the massive volcanic eruption near the island of Santorini.
However, this was done out of love by Poseidon, to protect her and their children. They had many children, as many as five pairs of twins, and their first-born, Atlas, ruled as the first King of Atlantis. What other stories do you know of Atlantis?