Atlantis: Land of the Four Quarters
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Book 1 Atlantis: the Andes Solution
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Book 2 The Atlantis Trail
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Book 3
Atlantis: Lost Kingdom of the Andes
Large format paperback edition by Floris Books


New 2012, Book 4
Atlantis and the Persian Empire
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tiwanaku a city lost in time
"Tiwanaku - a city lost in time"

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city of atlantis
"Atlas of Atlantis"

city of atlantis
"Atlantis in the Andes"
documentary


Visit Pampa Aullagas


Pampa Aullagas
municipio


Tour guide Luis Gutierrez


Oruro


Salar photo gallery


The Atlantis Trail



Santuario de Quillacas



Pumiri



Sajama



Thaipykkhala - the ceramica
negra of Tiwanaku



Zingara Travel, La Paz.
Expeditions to Atlantis,
Specialised Tours in Bolivia


GPS Bolivia


Graciela Hostel Oruro


Explorers Inn Oruro


Universes within the Universe


German travel and
study group, La Paz


Atlantis Showroom
of Eduardo Montano
in La Paz, Bolivia,
gemstones, books,
Atlantis wines,
advice and expeditions

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Jim Allen's Historic Atlantis in Bolivia

 

 

What is Atlantis?

Atlantis is a part of a story by Plato which describes various forms of government. In describing his ideal form of government in a theoretical Ancient Athens, Plato mentions that it would be appropriate in his story for ancient Athens to have defeated some worthy enemy in war, and in describing a suitable enemy, he proposes to use a story which he says was originally brought from Egypt. That was the story of Atlantis, an island larger than Libya and Asia combined which lay in the Atlantic Ocean opposite the Pillars of Hercules, but which supposedly disappeared into the sea in a day and night of earthquakes and floods.

The Question is This:

Is any part of Plato's description of Atlantis true, or was it entirely made up?
Does any of it match a real place?
Let's see.



¿Qué es La Atlántida?

La Atlántida forma parte de una historia escrita por Platón que describe distintas formas de gobierno. Al describir su forma ideal de gobierno en el marco de una teórica antigua Atenas, Platón menciona que convenía en su historia que la antigua Atenas venciera a un fuerte enemigo militarmente, y al describir un enemigo de peso, propone una historia de la que dice que fue traída originalmente de Egipto. Esa es la historia de La Atlántida, nombre de una isla mayor que Libia y Asia juntas que estaba en el oceáno Atlántico frente a las Columnas de Hercules, pero que habría desaparecido en el mar en un día y una noche de temblores e inundaciones.

La Pregunta es:

¿Parte de la descripción de La Atlántica de Platón es cierta, o podría ser que la hubiese inventado en su totalidad?
¿Parte de ella corresponde a un lugar real?
Veamos.


Atlantis city plan
Plan of the city of Atlantis

Atlantis level plain
Model of the level rectangular plain of Atlantis

Atlantis orichalcum twins
Atlantis orichalcum twins

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