Plato on Atlantis

The history of Atlantis was learned by Plato after it was passed on by his ancestor Solon the Lawgiver. Solon was told the story by Egyptians. Plato's Critias contains the following:

"O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old man among you. Solon in return asked him what he meant. I mean to say, he replied, that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age.
And I will tell you why. There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes. There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Paethon, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father's chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt."  (

The fragment that contains the story of Atlantis is incomplete and cuts off abruptly. What is missing? Did the "men in black" seize this evidence as they do other evidence? Atlanteans are often proactive in maintaining their invisibility. They seem to destroy evidence of their existence when possible. Abductee memories are erased. 

"Even during Solon’s lifetime, Egyptian civilization was ancient, already holding claim to more than two thousand years of history, so this part of the story would be entirely plausible. However, the priests of Saïs-as Plato’s character Critias tells-insisted that the Atlantean-Athenian war was waged some 8,000 years before Solon’s lifetime-circa 9,000 b.c.: far older than any evidence modern archeologists have thus far found for civilization in the Mediterranean Basin, or anywhere in the world for that matter." ( Contrary to the author's assertion here, there is evidence of an ancient civilization dating to 11,500 years ago, Gobekli Tepe. [Click HERE]

The Atlantean civilization is the origin of  the Indo-European languages. Atlanteans spoke the language that split into many languages. Proto-Indo-European was spoken by the civilization emanating from the Atlantic Ocean before the Tower of Babel fell. Atlantean civilization was global and spoke a globally used language over 11,000 years ago. This linguistic power is a sordid boon.

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"Since 2007, compelling evidence has been published in leading scientific journals confirming that fragments of a disintegrating giant comet struck the earth around 12,800 years ago. The impacts set in motion a mysterious 1,200-year global deep freeze that caused worldwide extinctions of species. Established theories about the emergence of civilization cite the invention of agriculture and monumental architecture some 11,600 years ago—immediately after the freeze."
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4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
— Genesis 11:1–9[10]

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The human capacity to develop technology evolved over 70,000 years ago. As undeveloped cultures today show, the capacity does not have to manifest in modern technology. Symbol systems like maths, pictographic representation systems, and alphabets need to be created before they can be applied to create technologies. Every human has the capacity to learn complex symbol systems. Few do. Atlanteans have been applying complex symbol systems for over 11,000 years. We have only been developing technology based upon complex symbol systems for a few centuries. This makes them seem today to be other worldly. But, it is not an alien species more evolved than us; it is a human species more developed by 11,000 years.

Atlanteans' exact biological relationship to surface humans is a question. They may have branched off into their own form of hominin species: Homo sapiens atlanteanis.

The island of Atlantis was similar to Iceland and  located at the meeting of the African, Eurasian, and North American plates in the Atlantic ocean. Graham Hancock suggests an asteroid hit 11,600 years ago. A strike in the Pacific ocean would have caused volumes of water to enter the atmosphere and a distortion of the tectonic plates on the opposite side of the globe. A tectonic sinkhole would have opened where the three plates meet in the Atlantic, creating the tectonic sinkhole, a gap between the plates, into which Atlantis sank.  

Human beings today could suffer a cataclysmic destruction as the Atlanteans did. Plato's cautionary tale of global destruction is more relevant today than ever. Although Plato insists the destruction of Atlantis is not a myth, it is still taken as such. 

Atlanteans may build their cities carved out of the earth's crust. The entrances may be through the walls of the deepest ocean trenches-- Marianas, Puerto Rico, and Catalina. Atlanteans live in the earth's crust because they think long term. They know how dangerous the surface of the earth can be because of weather, climate, earthquakes, volcanoes, asteroids, [click HERE] comets, solar activity, and perhaps other dangers unknown to surface humans. [Click HERE for "Civilization Lost"]

Underground bunkers exist today to house "elite" military and government survivors of a nuclear winter or other global destruction. The theory proposed here, that aliens are from Atlantis, is based on the idea that Atlanteans made similar plans over 11,000 years ago. That is, UFO/USO activity today indicates some Atleanteans survived. Their civilization exists to this day. Their interest in us is based upon our ability to destroy the planet we share by engaging in a thermonuclear war and other destructive behavior.

There exists in Turkey an underground shelter complex 12,000 thousand years old. It predates the Hittites by thousands of years. Click HERE for documentary on ancient underground bunker complex stretching across Europe "12,000 Year Old Massive Underground Tunnels are Real and Stretch from Scotland to Turkey". Click HERE for a documentary about currently existing underground UFO bases of human "aliens" in Italy known as friends.

Ufologist Stanton Friedman suggests destructive human activities like nuclear explosions may be attracting the attention of aliens across the galaxy. While it is true human activity may radically alter the earth, why would beings light years away care? If there are intelligent beings in other solar systems, they likely have more immediate concerns. The theory that human activities would inspire alien beings to travel light years to earth assumes much. 

Our activities would pose an immediate threat to human beings with whom we share this earth. UFO interest in our nuclear activity may have been proven by the Soviets intentionally summoning UFOs through military exercises. (See "Alien Nuclear Interventions" section.)

Our planetmates, The Watchers, watch us.



Click HERE for a documentary that relates the legend of Atlantis to known scientific timings. "Younger Dryas Cataclysm and the Destruction of Atlantis"

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Click HERE for the 2015 National Geographic Documentary  "The Lost World of Atlantis" Full Documentary

Click HERE "Fire from the Sky" (TBS-1997) based on Randall Carlson's research.  This video indicates why Atlanteans would choose to build their cities under the ground under the oceans.

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Click HERE for "Graham Hancock - Impact Events and Ancient Civilizations" "Graham Hancock discussing evidence that the earth was hit by a cosmic object, which wiped out an advanced civilization, around 11,600 years ago. Scientists are now acknowledging this impact, but history has not yet built this information into it's timeline of the human story."

Click HERE for "Whatever It Was, It Was REAL!". The Lost History Channel TKTC. Published on Nov 23, 2018. "A stunning discovery from 2 legendary researchers, 10 years ago they embarked on an epic journey to uncover the truth behind #Plato's testament, what they uncovered has shook the World, Visiting Atlantis is the ground breaking Documentary that has shed more light than anything else on the truth behind our obsession with Atlantis."

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"Plato's Story of Atlantis In 360 BC, the famous Grek philosopher Plato wrote about a battle between his city Athens and a great empire named Atlantis. He described this war, which ended when Atlantis disappeared in the ocean due to "violent earthquakes and floods," in two of his books: "Timaeus" and "Critias" ( According to Plato, all this happened 9,000 years before his time which would be at least 9,400 BC, some 12,400 years ago. Intriguingly, this also corresponds to the period when the geological age of the Younger Dryas suddenly ended with an abrupt warming of more than 10°C in only a few years. This event marked the beginning of the Holocene, the era in which we are still living today. Sea levels must have risen rapidly and dramatically, and as a result entire civilizations, if any existed, would have disappeared under water. It's still unclear what caused the extreme climate change that ended the Younger Dryas around 9,700 BC, although some evidence seems to point to solar activity. Whether Atlantis really existed is hard to say. In that time, sealevels were at least 80 to 100 meters lower than today. Therefore, if there were any archeological evidence, one would have to look deep in the bottom of the sea, but nothing has been found sofar. Plato's main concern was probably with illustrating his political views rather than being historically accurate. He was very much opposed to Athen's new democracy and held the opinion that it would inevitably lead to dictatorship and tyranny. Indeed, Atlantis owed its greatness, according to Plato, to the oligarchy that happened to govern the city-empire exactly the way he propagated in his work “The Republic.” Moreover, only the first 20 pages of Plato's narrative have been preserved. It remains remarkable though, how Plato's story reflects climatic events and other facts of which he could not have had any direct knowledge. For instance, he explains how in ancient times, the higher and less fertile areas were inhabited by primitive pastoral peoples, while the more advanced civilizations lived in the coastal regions, which is why they could escape the catastrophic rise in sea levels that struck the coastal regions and destroyed everything that lived there. Plato tells us that only the Egyptian culture was saved from this due to its special location further inland in the Nile valley. Other intriguing issues, such as the frequent use of “orichalcum” in Atlantis, are mentioned in the “Critias” as well. This mysterious metal is very reminiscent of tumbaga, an alloy of gold and copper in varying proportions which was much used by the Inca and other peoples in the New World. This, however, became known only 2,000 years later after Columbus discovered America. Plato wasn't the first to mention Atlantis as it is often believed. In Herodotus' time, the sea outside Gibraltar was on occasion called the Atlantis Sea. In the Great Hall of the temple of Ramses at Karnak a column shows a depiction of a great festival, along with an accompanying text memorializing “the loss of a drowned continent in the Western Ocean.” Plato described Atlantis as being ruled by ten kings and Egyptian king-lists going back thousands of years before Plato also talk of ten god-kings called “Atlanteans.” The Sanskrit writings of ancient India contain several descriptions of Atlantis, and even assert that Atlantis was destroyed as the result of a war between the gods and Asuras (giant and sometimes demonic creatures). The Vishnu Purana, one of the oldest of the Hindu Puranas, speaks of "Atala, the White Island," one of the seven islands belonging to Patala. The Mahabharata also refers to "Atala, the White Island," which is described as an "island of great splendour." Megalithic structures like the Sphynx in Egypt, Göbekli Tepe in Turkey and maybe even Yonaguni in Japan that were build more than 10.000 years ago, point to the existence of advanced cultures in ancient times. But wether Atlantis is more than just a myth, and where it was located, remains a mystery. (2014) Created in 2002 by Graham Hancock. In 2015 he published his latest sequel ‘Magicians of the Gods’:"


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