Atlantis Continent-The Minoan Connection
Frost suggested that instead of being west of the
Are Pyramids a Clue?
Lewis Spence, a Scottish writer, published several books on Atlantis in the early 20th century. Spence wondered if the creation of pyramids in diverse areas such as South America and
Crete is now a part of modern
Then, seemingly in a blink of an eye, the Minoan Civilization disappeared. Geological studies have shown that on an island we now know as Santorinas, located just ten miles to the north of
Santorinas today is a lush Mediterranean paradise consisting of several islands in a ring shape. To understand the effect of such an explosion, scientists have compared it with the most powerful volcanic explosion in historic times. This occurred on the
in 1883. There a giant wave, or tsunami, 120 feet high raced across the sea and hit neighboring islands, killing 36,000 people. The explosion at Santorinas was four times as powerful as Krakatoa. Island of Krakatoa
The tsunami that hit
Many of the details of the Atlantis continent story fit with what is now known about
If the fall of the Minoans is the story of Atlantis, how did Plato get the location and time wrong? Not everyone accepts the Minoan Crete theory of the story of Atlantis, but until a convincing case can be made for some other place, it, perhaps, remains science's best guess.