Argumentative Essay On What Is The Legend Of Atlantis
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The Atlantis legend has been kept alive, intensified by the public’s imagination and curiosity of the idea of a hidden, long-lost paradise. Some believe that Atlantis is existent, while others argue that the ‘lost city’ of Atlantis is merely a legend written in Plato’s books, Timaeus and Crititias. The professor of archaeology in the Central Connecticut State University, states that there is simply no place for Atlantis in the location where Plato claims it is, “… which you Greeks call, as you say, ‘the pillars of Heracles,’ (Hercules), there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together,” although it has never been found. On the other hand, some scientists and other archaeologists observed man-made objects and artefacts on the seabed in various sites, which raises suspicions on the existence of Atlantis City.
Despite where Plato places Atlantis, it has never been found there or elsewhere in spite of the advances in oceanography and ocean floor mapping in the past decades. For the past…show more content… There are many assumptions of where Plato’s Atlantis lies—in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Spain, even under Antarctica. "Pick a spot on the map, and someone has said that Atlantis was there," stated Charles Orser, curator of history at the New York State Museum in Albany, "Every place you can imagine.” Since there is no other type of record that the city of Atlantis existed, even the tiniest flare of hope, vanishes. Plato’s books were the first to mention Atlantis, even though he says that 9,000 years before his time, Atlantis existed and was passed down by priests and other , but surely if it is true, there must have been some other source of information that claimed it is not a legend. However, there is