The Story of Atlantis
The story of Atlantis is found in Plato’s dialogues Timaeus and Critias. In these Plato describes Atlantis as a large Island, about the size of Northern Africa. According to Plato the island was located in the Atlantic Ocean. As the story goes the island was controlled by the peoples of the western Mediterranean. When these people tried to conquer the rest of the region they were defeated by predecessors of the Athenians. These forerunners of the Athenians then liberated the peoples of the western Mediterranean. From their Plato’s stories say that approximately 9,000 years before his own time Atlantis and its entire people were destroyed in a giant wave of water.