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

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Foundation Date of Atlantis (m)

The Foundation Date of Atlantis is rarely discussed by investigators. Plato, the primary source, offers little relevant dateable or debatable evidence.*[to support any particular date, except to suggest it was in the very dim and distant past. This is clearly indicated by Plato’s reference to a time when “neither ships nor sailing were as yet in existence” (Critias 113e), which is clearly very far in the past.]*

Frank Joseph speculates that a fourth millennium BC date is possible[108.9]. Plato’s text focuses on the time of the Athenian war with Atlantis  suggesting an unbelievable date of 9,600 BC, which is probably due to some manner of textual corruption. However, the ‘lunatic fringe’ led by Blavatsky often suggest millions of years since its foundation.