Atlantis is a mythical island nation first mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. The story of Atlantis has captured the imagination of people for thousands of years, with many theories and interpretations.
Atlantis is said to have been a powerful and advanced civilization that existed over 11,000 years ago.
According to Plato, Atlantis was located beyond the "Pillars of Hercules" (the Strait of Gibraltar) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantis was said to have been a naval power with a powerful fleet of ships.
The city of Atlantis was said to be made up of concentric rings of water and land, with a central palace and temple dedicated to the god Poseidon.
Plato described Atlantis as a utopia where all citizens were equal and lived in harmony.
The people of Atlantis were said to be highly advanced in areas such as architecture, engineering, and the use of metals.
According to Plato, the city of Atlantis was ultimately destroyed in a single day and night of catastrophic earthquakes and floods.
Plato first mentions the story of Atlantis in his dialogues "Timaeus" and "Critias," written in 360 BC.
Many theories have been proposed about the possible location of Atlantis, including locations in the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and even Antarctica.
Atlantis is often considered a symbol of a perfect society that was lost due to human flaws such as greed and hubris.