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            Atlantis, was it a flourishing civilization, or a created topic for debate? This has puzzled man for ages and has created fascination in the eyes of many. Atlantis was not an imaginary place that mystified the mind. With evidence to support its existence, Atlantis is shown to be an actual piece of land, with a thriving civilization. With evidence proving its existence and scholars debating against the evidence, this land has been a very controversial subject for debate. Atlantis was a body of land on Earth, giving a place for humans, animals, and plants to live. The reason Atlantis disappeared into the sea, can also be debated, but leaves room for the imagination to fill in the mystery of the sunken city of Atlantis. .
             The first person to write about Atlantis, was the philosopher Plato. He said that his great-grandfather had passed down the writings and old traditions from the Athenians (Spence 3). "Plato wrote about Atlantis in two of his dialogues, "Timaeus" and "Critias" at around 370BC" (Internet 4). Plato did not witness Atlantis first-hand, but he found records on Atlantis. "In Plato's account, he wrote that because he believed Atlantis to be true, the story came from the back then 200-year-old records from the Greek ruler Solon, whom heard of Atlantis from an Egyptian Priest" (Internet 4). Plato described Atlantis as a nation with great prosperity.
             Plato describes Atlantis very clearly. In Timaeus, Plato states, "Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others" (Internet 4). He goes on and says, "The men of Atlantis had subjected the parts Libya within the columns of Hercules as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia" (Internet 4). In Critias, Plato talks about Atlantis being the kingdom of Poseidon. It also says that Atlantis was a very sophisticated society.
             Atlantis was a land of prosperity.

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