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Atlantis (at-LAN-tis) ....myth or reality? What do you think? You may have your suspicions as to what happened to Atlantis or you might have not even heard of Atlantis. By the end of this presentation you might want to rethink your opinion as you will learn things about Atlantis you might not have known.

The History behind Atlantis.

According to Greek mythology Atlantis was a beautiful place with lots of happy people and lots of herds and fruit. It also had many animals and other things. You could say it was a heaven island. The people and economy on that island were very simple so other Gods got jealous. Especially Zeus, in fact the Greek culture says that Atlantis was destroyed because of Zeus. Zeus wanted the island gone so he gathered the other gods and sent a punishment to Atlantis. After this punishment Atlantis was swallowed up by the sea.

How Atlantis was destroyed

There are lots of myths as to what happened to Atlantis. Many people think it was up swallowed by the sea and some think there was a volcanic eruption. Others think it was a big wave that took the civilization down, while others just think it was a myth and it never was real. There are some who thought it disappeared into the sea and now think it's an underwater palace. The real question is how was it destroyed! This is what happened according to Greek mythology!

Atlantis connected with Crete

Some people speculate that the island of Crete was in fact Atlantis. Before 1500 BC Crete was the center or seat of the Minoan Empire. Some people say that the Minoan culture was one of the most sophisticated cultures of it’s time (just as people think that Atlantis was a very sophisticated culture). Amazing architecture sprung up all around Crete and some amazing art pieces were created, but coincidentally the Minoan civilization vanished in a blink of an eye. Studies have shown that on a near by island Santorinas, a great disaster occurred that was very capable of toppling the Minoan state. Twenty-first century Santorinas is a very lush paradise, but twenty-five hundred years ago it was a single large island with a volcano in the middle of it. The volcano blew it self up around 1500 B.C. Coincidentally what is known about the Atlantis story is much of what we know today about Crete.

Myth or Real Place......

Joe's opinion: I think Atlantis is a myth because of all the stories and information! Some of the stories and information are very fake and there is not a lot about Atlantis that can prove to me that it was real. At least that’s what I think! If you really think about it, how could a sea swallow a whole Island and how is there an underwater city. Some of the Greek stories could of never happened.

Charlie's opinion: I think Atlantis was real at one point because when you look at a map of Santorinas it looks like a chunk of the island is missing. Another reason I believe it could have been real is because so many people have created theory's as to what happened to it and that means lots of people believe in it. Also It was described is such detail that makes it sound like it could have been a real place.

Now all the information put together in a Power Point! Please view!!!

Please watch this neat cartoon to learn more about Atlantis.

Here is some information about Atlantis...
Atlantis reading

The Atlantis trivia test!!

By Joe and Charlie

See if you can answer these questions

1. Explain how Atlantis was connected with Crete.

2. Explain one possible ending for Atlantis.

3. Who was the famous philosopher who first wrote about Atlantis?

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