Book Launch and the Mystery of Plato and Atlantis

Gösta Lindwall, December 16, 2020

Illustration of Atlantis

After a year of intense work we have now published our book Tale of a Sunken City. Ancient mysteries are a common interest for me and Mikael Kindborg. Working with this book project was an opportunity for us to dive into new aspects of this topic. And you can’t write a book about sunken cities without mentioning at least something about Atlantis.

The myth of Atlantis has always been present as an old tale in the back of my head, but I always thought about it as a topic of the past century rather than a subject for contemporary scientific research.

As you probably know there are countless books and articles about Atlantis. When researching the Internet, you quickly become aware of the one source — Plato’s dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written more than 2,300 years ago. Translations of these texts are easily accessible for everyone study. Plato’s dialogues have been studied by many scholars who have presented different interpretations and philosophical views of the ancient texts.

What was new to me when we resarched Timaeus and Critias was the incredibly detailed description that Plato gives of Atlantis. This was of course an immense inspiration for me as an artist when creating the Atlantis illustration shown in this post.

It was also interesting to become aware of the debate among scholars whether Plato intended the story of Atlantis as a philosophical fable, or if he actually described an historical event. Our book reviews several of the latest studies of ancient cataclysmic events, and when viewing the story of Atlantis in the context of contemporary scientific knowledge, it appears to be more than a mere coincidence that the legend reflects what has proven to be known facts.

When researching Plato’s texts, Mikael found that Plato’s dialogue Laws III mentions the recurring deluge and the repeated destruction of mankind by cataclysmic events. It is truly remarkable that Plato held this notion. We discuss this futher in the Atlantis chapter of our book, but it's clear that there is material for multiple books about this fascinating time in the history of Athens and the historical views held in ancient Greece.

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This article has also been published on Facebook in the group Forbidden Archaeology and other Mysteries.

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