Visiting Atlantis

In many documentaries, it is suggested — usually in the title — that Atlantis was found. Something along the lines of "Atlantis Found" or "Finding Atlantis." It's only a little later that viewers discover that actually nothing was found. Much was written about this lost world throughout human history, but the legend of Atlantis still remains a mystery.

It is said Atlantis was a magnificent island in the Atlantic Ocean. Sometimes — depending on the writer — it is moved to the Mediterranean Sea. Sometimes people look for it in the Bahamas or even Egypt — any exotic location will do. In the great depths of the ocean, it has disappeared forever and within our history books, or so it seems.

Many forget that we have one reliable source in plain sight. Plato, the great Greek Philosopher, provided a detailed account of the ancient civilization around 360 B.C. Plato’s Atlantis is described as a utopian civilization made of concentric islands separated by wide moats and linked by canals. But how did it end up below sea level?

In this documentary, explorers George S. Alexander and Natalis Rosen closely follow the ancient writings of Plato. That is how they found the Lost City of Atlantis. By deciphering his writings, they uncovered evidence that links Atlantis to a desolate area virtually untouched by modern man. Get access to more full episodes about Atlantean archeology by becoming a Gaia member.

Featuring: George S. Alexander, Natalis Rosen Audio Languages: English

Featuring: George S. Alexander, Natalis Rosen
Audio Languages: English
Subtitles: English