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Watt, Ronnie

Ronnie Watt, a South African commentator has written a short paper on the Minoan Hypothesis(a). He concluded with the following paragraph.

Plato’s Atlantis is for the most part the invention of a myth or an adaptation of a myth. His Atlantis does ring true in the sense that it presents a scenario in which a violent, natural disaster erased a Mediterranean civilisation such as that which indeed befell the Minoanson Theros and Crete. However, as has been shown, Plato could also have drawn on other narratives of deluge and destruction to construct his Atlantis. Whether by accident or by calling on feint memories of such an actual disaster in earlier Greek history, Plato’s Atlantis happened to become like the Minoan civilisation on Theros rather than to be the Minoan civilisation on Theros.”