Located somewhere in the depths of the ocean, the story of Atlantis is one of the oldest legends in human history. First coined by the philosopher Plato in 360 BC, Atlantis is part of an allegory about the hubris of nations, telling a story of a proud and powerful island that attempts to take over Ancient Athens, before sinking into Earth’s waters, never to be found again.
The idea of a lost island deep underwater has appealed to storytellers across several nations and eras, and was even featured prominently in the 2001 Disney Film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. As much as Atlantis has helped to shape literature over the years, however, the submerged island remains just something thought up by Plato for a cool story. Right? Maybe not.
One of the main arguments for Atlantis being little more than a myth is the fact that we haven’t been able to spot a lost city in our various ventures underwater. While a great deal of Earth’s seas and oceans have gone unexplored, the search for Atlantis has produced nothing but frustrations and false dawns… but could that be about to change?