North America and Atlantis are one and the same? Plato’s Story of Atlantis went through a few language changes before it was published. According to Plato’s version of Atlantis, the story was copied from a temple in Egypt. No one is perfect, so what if the person writing the story onto the walls of the temple made mistakes in this first translation?
A Greek statesmen name Solon went to Egypt and stayed for ten years. While in Egypt, he copied the story from the walls of the temple. What if he made mistakes?
We know from Plato’s dialogue that Solon made deliberate name-changes to the manuscript when he was copying it from the walls. He said that Solon changed the names of some of the people in the story to Greek names so the people in Greece would be able to pronounce and read them. What if Solon made mistakes we don’t know about? He was planned to publish this manuscript about Atlantis when he returned to Greece but some problems came up and he never got around to publishing it.
When Solon died, the manuscript was handed down to his great grandson who was named Critias. When Critias was about 90 years of age he died and left the manuscript to his great grandson who was also named Critias. This young Critias was Plato’s relative, maybe Plato’s grandfather. Young Critias had memorized the manuscript when he was a child of about 12 years of age. He would recite the story for prizes during annual festivals.
Plato invited Critias and other speakers to come and speak at his academy during a seminar. While the men were discussing Greek history, the mythical story of Atlantis came up. Critias told them that the story of Atlantis was a true part of Greek history. Plato asked Critias to tell the story to his audience at the seminar. Critias agreed to tell the story with an understanding that he might make mistakes. Critias did not take the manuscript with him to the Academy. Therefore, he had to recall it from memory. We know all that information because Plato published it in the story.
What if Critias made mistakes in telling the story? What if the stenographer made mistakes in transcribing it for Plato? What if some of the mistakes in the story created the false assumption that an island-continent the size of Asia sank into the Atlantic Ocean. We know that did not happen. It was a serious false assumption.
What if North and South America made up the boundless continent that Plato mentioned. If that is true, everything would make sense. North America would be Plato’s Island continent of Atlantis? Florida would be the Plain of Atlantis, and Tampa Florida would be the Lost City of Atlantis.
Tampa is where you will find a small rectangular island that is .5 miles across at it’s center. At the top righthand side of the island, you will find a hill that has a partial moat around it. You will also find that somebody made a mistake and called the hill that held the royal palace a mountain. When you read Plato’s story again, you will find that they bridged over the three moats and dug the three canals around the small island. That island is the island of Atlantis.
Less discuss the theory: North America was once the Island continent of Atlantis and South America is the lost continent of Lemuria. This boundless continent by itself would be known as Mu. Mu would be the landmass known to us as the Americas. According to Plato, the Atlantis continent was divided into ten countries that made up the Kingdom of Atlantis. The country of Atlantis was one of the ten kingdoms. This could be confusing, but everything is accounted for when we look at it from this point of view.
Use the following links to explore the once city and plain of Atlantis.
The Island of Atlantis: https://goo.gl/maps/81Db8AT2k2JxF7vdA
Plato’s Story: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/critias.html
Study the Atlantis subdivisions in Florida