The Real and Imaginary Atlantis
by Mel Nicholls
A new theory of Atlantis is developed assuming that Plato’s tale was based on an original story that was badly muddled as it was passed on by word of mouth. By removing the apparent errors from the story a revised Atlantis is proposed. An era in the ancient world is identified that has many similarities to this revised Atlantis, and points to the possible location of the large island and seaport.