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The Lost City of Atlantis


Atlantis is a legendary city, which is described in the work of the Greek philosopher Plato (c. 429 – 347 BCE). Plato told the story of Atlantis around 360 BCE. The founders of Atlantis, he said, were half god and half human. They created a utopian civilization and became a great naval power. Their home was made up of concentric islands separated by wide moats and linked by a canal that penetrated to the center. The lush islands contained gold, silver, and other precious metals and supported an abundance of rare, exotic wildlife. There was a great capital city on the central island.

There are many theories about where Atlantis was—in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Spain, even under what is now Antarctica. The lost city of Atlantis sparked many explorers and journalists to investigate further. The lost city of Atlantis is well documented. 

Learn All About Atlantis!

You can watch the full documentary of “Finding Atlantis” on YouTube

Or watch “The Lost City of Atlantis 2020” 

Make Your Own Atlantis Quest 

Below are ideas to make your own Atlantis adventure at home.

  1. Set-up clues that lead to an underwater city. Everyone loves a treasure hunt. Obviously you cannot create an underwater city so make the final clue lead to a treasure left by the inhabitants of Atlantis.
  2. Become Atlantians for a day. Dress and act as though you are from an advanced civilization. Create your own special words or language, wear special bracelets and have strange hairstyles. Decorate your house like an underwater city. Put up scenes in the windows that look like fish are swimming by.
  3. Have your explorers find “special Atlantis rocks”. These can be gems, marbles, smoothed rocks, sea glass or painted rocks. Each person can take one. Then, using cord and wire, have them make an Atlantian necklace.

Read About This Mysterious City

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There are lots of great eBooks about Atlantis on hoopla.


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