An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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Athens (L)

Athens, according to tradition, was founded by the goddess Athene. It has been inhabited from around 5000 BC but it was not until the 2ndmillennium that it became an important Mycenaean centre. This conflicts with the idea that Athens engaged in a war with Atlantis around 9600 BC. It simply did not exist then.

A map Athens at the time of Plato is available online(a).