By Rodney Castleden
Plato's legend of Atlantis has turn into infamous between students because the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the prospect that the account given by means of Plato is traditionally actual.
Rodney Castleden first considers the positioning of Atlantis re-examining feedback recommend within the early 20th century; Minoan Crete and Minoan Thera. He outlines the most recent examine findings on Knossos and Bronze Age Thera, discussing the fabric tradition, alternate empire and agricultural approach, writing and wall work, artwork, faith and society of the Minoan civilization. Castleden demonstrates the various parallels among Plato's narrative and the Minoan Civilization within the Aegean.
Fired by way of the mind's eye a brand new imaginative and prescient of Atlantis has arisen over the past 100 and fifty years as a misplaced utopia. Rodney Castleden discusses why this photograph arose and explains the way it has develop into pressured with Plato's real account.
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To the ancient Egyptians, Crete and the other Aegean islands were far to the west. In 1950, Marinatos wrote: The Egyptians heard about the sinking of an island, which was Thera, but this island, small and insignificant, was unknown to them. This event they transferred to the neighbouring Crete, an island which was dreadfully struck and with which they had lost contact suddenly. In other words, the Platonic story, filtered through the perception of Egyptian priests, compressed and combined two separate but related events, the explosion and large-scale subsidence of Thera and the (possibly consequent) implosion and collapse of the Cretan economy.
This event they transferred to the neighbouring Crete, an island which was dreadfully struck and with which they had lost contact suddenly. In other words, the Platonic story, filtered through the perception of Egyptian priests, compressed and combined two separate but related events, the explosion and large-scale subsidence of Thera and the (possibly consequent) implosion and collapse of the Cretan economy. That the great Atlantean civilization had flourished on Thera too had not yet occurred to Marinatos.
6 Fouqué noted five more free-standing buildings spread along 125 metres of the Alaphouzos quarry, which implies at least a village. 7 Fouqué abandoned Therasia without completing his dig, finding the site too difficult, and turned his attention to Akrotiri, near the south-western tip of Thera. He found a site where the ash had been eroded away at the bottom of a ravine and prehistoric artefacts were exposed, but the landowner refused to let him excavate. Fouqué’s negotiations led to two other Frenchmen, Mamet and Gorceix, being granted funds by the French government and permission to dig by the Greeks.