The question of where the Atlantes lived has been put since ancient years. Many theories have been developed. Most people's opinion is that they were established in a big island in the Atlantic Ocean. This is also the opinion of the museum of Atlantis as it analitically described below.
(Scenery of Atlantis, gravure Bon Ton, Bienna
The opinion of the Museum of Atlantis
Evaluating the information that has been collected about the Atlantes, depriving its mythological coverings and interpreting it without reflective illusions we accept that:
Atlantis existed in the Atlantic Ocean and it was the dominating organised power in the 10th millenium B.C.
(The cross of Atlantis, symbol of Atlantis)
(One of the ancient coins of Posidonia)
This opinion is also accepted by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his books "Timeos" and "Kritias"(or Atlantic speach) which was written in 350 B.C. Plato's descriptions in his books mentioned above contain shocking documents:
In "Timeos" Plato mentions that in front of
the mouth which is called Hercules's columns (note: the channel of Gibraltar
as it is known in our days) there was a big island with great power which was
called Atlantida. Its size was so big that it could be considered as a continent.
Plato (427-347 B.C.) describes Atlantida as long and narrow from east to west.
As he writes, it could be crossed on foot in 18 days and nights. Afterwards,
by sailing from some other islands one could reach the continent which was situated
opposite. He means America. Of course Plato wasn't aware of Atlantis. Kritias
had given him the information for the descriptions in his books. Kritias with
his turn had obtained those notes from his grandfather, who had also obtained
them by Solon. Solon (639-559 B.C.) had been to Egypt, where the priests of
Saida revealed him the ancient secrets which were written on stones in hieroglyphic
symbols. All these are also revealed by the ancient historian Plutarch in "Solon's
life". Proklos also confirms that he shaw those stones when he travelled
to Egypt and visited the temple of Niith(Athena in Greek). He also adds in his
book "Memorandum in the Platonic work":
"During the very old times there was a huge island in the Atlantic Ocean". It was much bigger than Libyan and Asia together assures Krantor (comments in "Timeos").
The priests of Saida, ancient religious capital of Egypt, told Solon that the Aegean islands and Krete were conquered by Atlantes, who had come from the west, from the big ocean.
As it was written on the stones, the powerful nation of the Atlants had conquered almost all the coastal areas of the Mediterrane countries from Noarth to South reaching up to the Persian gult. The Atlants weren't able to conquer Attiki because their troaps had been defeated by the Athenians...
Atlants governed many islands around their continent in the Atlantic Ocean writes Diodoros Sikeliotis in his work "Historic Bookcase" and they ruled over Mediterranian countries. And he also adds, apart from Plato these are confirmed by Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Philon, Aristarchus, Kratis and Apollodorus.
Poseidonios, Kikeron's teacher, writes "There were legends that beyond the Hercules Stones there was a huge area which was called "Poseidonis" or "Atlanta"".
Geographer Markellos in his "Collection of travellers' narrations" speaks about seven islands of the Atlantic ocean one of which was Neptune's sacred place.
Stravonas in his "Geographics" accepts that "...the island of Atlantis in the fer west places..." was reality.
The names Atlas - Antiatlas (mountains of Marocco) ,Atitlan (Guatemala), Tlakopan, Tenochitlan, Mitla, Etla (Mexico) etc, are all derivatives of A-tla.
The tribes of the Aztlans, Nahouatlakatlis ancestors of Aztecs, Toltecs and Magias and their Gods Kouedjalkoatl (flying), Mixkoatl and Tlaloc and their traditional giants Atlan and Teitani (Titan) known from the very ancient times by the Mediterranian place.
The traditions of the countries in Central America and the north-west Africa for sinking of a large Atlantic island