The Atlantis Story

Plato - Source: Wikimedia Commons - Capitoline Museum

Many thousands of books and articles have already been written about Atlantis. They attempt to describe it or locations for it, but they satisfy very few of Plato’s detailed descriptions. Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis gives rational and scientific explanations for all of the features of the Atlantis story contained in Plato’s writings. It also includes a hypothetical geological cause for the existence and destruction of the large island that formed the centre of the Atlantean civilisation.

Regrettably, very few people who think they know something about Atlantis have read the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato’s written accounts of it. Plato wrote about a prehistoric civilisation with Bronze Age technology that existed more than nine thousand years before his time or eleven thousand years before the present day.

Plato describes the Atlanteans’ civilisation as an aggressive imperial military power that originated on what Plato called the “Atlantic island”, located in the Atlantic Ocean. 

With their large military force, the Atlanteans conquered and enslaved native cultures in the Western Mediterranean and then attempted to further expand their empire by conquering the cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Atlanteans were defeated in a war by the remaining free Mediterranean people and were eventually driven entirely from the Mediterranean region. Sometime after the Mediterranean war, the Atlanteans’ homeland on the “Atlantic island” sank into the sea during devastating earthquakes and floods. Plato also describes many details of a prehistoric Athenian society that fought in the war against the Atlanteans but was itself destroyed by natural disasters.