Re: Atlantis - The Lost Continent

Richard Foy (
Tue, 16 Jul 1996 14:06:07 GMT

In article <>,
Stephen Barnard <> wrote:
>Forgive my naivete, but I thought there were very good reasons to
>believe that Plato's story of Atlantis was based on the volcanic
>eruption of the Mediterranean island of Thera, which quite possibly
>caused the decline of the entire Minoan civilization.
>Is this hogwash? There is no question that the eruption was truly
>gigantic, and that excavations on Thera have revealed a quite advanced

I have read this theory also. As I recall it seem to be fairly
logical. I have seen Thera now Santorini. It most definately had a
gigantic eruption.

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