Asia Minor: Atlantis, Asteroids And The Birth Of Athena

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Terror Antiquus depicting the destruction of Atlantis, Lion Gate of Mycenae, Tiryns and Acropolis of Athens, with Kore presiding over to symbolize chaos and inevitability of human force by Leon Bakst (1908) Russian Museum (Public Domain)

Asia Minor: Atlantis, Asteroids And The Birth Of Athena

Every word of it is true,” declares Plato in his Timaeus regarding the existence of Atlantis. Something in excess of 20,000 books have been published on the topic of Atlantis. Mainstream academia has long regarded it as fiction and come up with a number of hypotheses as to why Plato wrote the narrative; it is a fabricated moral tale; it is a philosophical analogy or a parody of Athens’ war against Syracuse. This line of reasoning was first given by academics at a time in the 19th century when it was surmised by many that all mythology was the fervid by-product of a fertile primitive imagination which at best merely signified the passing of the seasons. In 1841, Thomas-Henri Martin stated in Dissertation sur l’Atlantide’, Études sur le Timée de Platon / Study of Plato’s Timaeus that: “[Atlantis] belongs to another realm, which is not in the domain of space but of thought”.

However, since that time archaeology has been able to demonstrate the underlying truth of mythology through the discoveries of such places as Troy, Knossos, Mycenae, and Pylos to name but a few. Places once considered fantasies have been proved to have existed. In spite of these discoveries the position of mainstream academia regarding Atlantis has remained largely unchanged. The truth is that the answer lies in the extant texts and in plain sight.

Excavation site of Knossos Palace complex, Minoan civilization, Crete (Image: Courtesy Micki Pistorius)

Excavation site of Knossos Palace complex, Minoan civilization, Crete (Image: Courtesy Micki Pistorius)


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