While its very
existence is debated, believers have hypothesized plausible locations of
Atlantis, with a majority those historically based located in the Mediterranean
Sea. Many of these sites relate to the story of Atlantis with it being
surrounded by water, facing a disastrous end, etc., none have substantial proof
to support their claims; they only have their logic and reasoning.
Islands such as
Sardinia, Crete, Santorini, Cyprus, Malta, and Pozna were proposed as possible
locations but moving inland, sites such as Troy, Tartessos, Turkey, and Cannan
are considered plausible by many.
In either the
15th or 17th century, there was a massive Thera eruption which created an
enormous tsunami. While Crete was a proposed location for Atlantis, this natural
disaster is also thought to have been an inspiration for the "story" of
A map of the Mediterranean Sea and bordering countries
locations outside of the Mediterranean include the Bermuda Triangle, the Canary
Islands, the Caribbean, and the Black Sea. In the Pacific and Indian Oceans,
proposed sites include Indonesia and Malaysia, and stories of a lost continent
off India, named "Kumari Kandam" have drawn parallels to Atlantis. Of particular
interest is the submerged island of Spartel near the Strait of Gibraltar.
A map showing the relative location of the Canary
The Caribbean Sea