Atlantis is a legendary city described by the Greek philosopher Plato (c. 429 – 347 BCE). Atlantis, a fabulously wealthy and advanced civilization, was swept into the sea and lost forever in a story which has captured the imagination of readers ever since. Without archaeological evidence or substantial information from sources besides Plato, the legend poses more questions than answers.

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  • 1650 BCE - 1550 BCE
    Eruption of Thera and consequent tidal waves, destruction of Akrotiri and other Aegean centres.
  • c. 424 BCE - c. 347 BCE
    Life of the Greek philosopher Plato.