Atlantis Found? Breathtaking Deep-Ocean Discoveries

Written by Angie Menjivar
Updated: September 13, 2023
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It’s a legendary island with an advanced civilization. With so much mystery surrounding its existence and downfall, there are those who to this day believe it is out there, waiting for someone to find it. So, was Atlantis Found? Discover several breathtaking deep-ocean discoveries!

Exploring the Mystery of Atlantis and Deep-Ocean Discoveries

Atlantis’ existence is only speculative, inspiring deep-ocean voyages over the years. Greek philosopher, Plato, shared about it in multiple dialogues. About 9,000 years before Plato’s own existence, Atlantis was a prosperous civilization. It was technologically and economically advanced, had great architecture, and had an excellent, well-organized government. The king of Atlantis was Atlas and those who lived on the island revered the god Poseidon.

Legend says that due to Atlantis’ attempt to conquer nearby Athens, it met its own destruction when it failed. Its catastrophic downfall came unexpectedly and in a single day, it disappeared into the ocean. Some interpret this event as symbolic, pointing to the moral and spiritual destruction that brought down the island. Others interpret this as a natural disaster, pointing to earthquakes or volcanoes which may have caused the island to submerge. Since the story of Atlantis is not a historical fact, the details surrounding it are merely theoretical.

Old city under the sea surrounded with glass barrier. Atlantis theme concept.

The legend of Atlantis continues to fascinate those curious about the possibility of its existence.


The Legend of Atlantis: Origins and Fascination with the Lost City

The idea of Atlantis captivates the imagination. How can modern society be less advanced than a much older one? The legend of Atlantis also opens minds. Its enigmatic appeal invites you to discover the possibility of well-kept secrets. The fascination around Atlantis is fueled by the possibility of recovering lost knowledge. Curiosity must lead the way to continue the search.

The idea of a utopian island where technology and spirituality thrived in a well-structured environment calls forth those who also dream of an ideal nation. Symbolism littered throughout the legend combined with the vastness of the ocean only leads to more mystery, which continuously invites intrigue. Humans are curious by nature and even a fantastical account of a fictional island can call forth those who wish to explore the depths of the oceans firsthand in search of this lost city.

Deep-Ocean Discoveries: Unveiling Breathtaking Underwater Explorations

Submarine volcanic structures have been discovered supporting various marine species and coral formations, and unusual deep sea bioluminescent creatures with extraordinary adaptations have been documented. Researchers have also come upon unique geological formations, including underwater plains, underwater mountain trenches, and canyons.

In 2022, scientists joked they had found “The Road to Atlantis” in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument area off the coast of Hawaii. While these discoveries elucidate some of the unknown that exists in the world’s oceans, there is no concrete evidence that any of these discoveries relate to the legend of Atlantis, which continues to be referred to as a mythical place.

Potential Atlantis Sites: Examining Locations Proposed as the Lost City of Atlantis

There are multiple locations where it’s believed the Lost City of Atlantis could be. The Caribbean Sea, for instance, is considered a possibility. There are indigenous legends that to this day speak of it. According to certain hypotheses, a comet devastated this region, submerging a portion of the Bahaman landmass in the area.

Another theory is that the Canary Islands could very well be remnants of the Lost City. It has volcanic islands, and they have unique features that match Plato’s descriptions. The Gulf of Cadiz is located between Portugal and Spain, and according to ancient texts, it aligns with the geological features of the region. There are also limestone blocks that some people believe are remnants of the Lost City off the coast of Bimini Island in the Bahamas.

Underwater rock formation in the Bahamas named Bimini Road that is thought by some to be remnants of Atlantis

Off the coast of Bimini Island in the Bahamas, some believe are steps that lead to the Lost City.


Ancient Ruins and Artifacts: Astonishing Finds in the Deep Ocean

The remnants of the City of Pavlopetri in Greece were one of the oldest findings of a submerged city. The city dates back about 5,000 years, and the remnants offered a glimpse into the old civilization and their way of life. There have been sunken temples as well as religious structures discovered throughout the world. The Yonaguni Monument in Japan is another example that puzzled marine geologists. While some saw it as a natural formation, others saw it as man-made.

Balancing the Myth of Atlantis with Real-Life Deep-Ocean Discoveries

There is fun in the mystery that surrounds Atlantis. But to date, locations for the Lost City are merely theorized. Although many have accepted that Atlantis is just a tale, there are those who continue to believe that the Lost City is out there and insist on finding it. Until then, researchers are sure to stack up a wide range of mesmerizing deep-ocean discoveries.

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About the Author

Angie Menjivar is a writer at A-Z-Animals primarily covering pets, wildlife, and the human spirit. She has 14 years of experience, holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and continues her studies into human behavior, working as a copywriter in the mental health space. She resides in North Carolina, where she's fallen in love with thunderstorms and uses them as an excuse to get extra cuddles from her three cats.

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