Nowadays, many researchers of Plato place Atlantis in the Aegean Sea and particularly in Santorini (Agelos Galanopoulos 1) or in Crete (J.V.LUCE 2).
Frost K. was the first who reported that Atlantis, which was destroyed during the Bronze Age (1500 BC) by a cataclysm, must have been the Minoan Crete.
This cataclysm has been caused by the eruption of the volcano in Thera (the first explosion is dated back to 23000 BC)
In 1939, the archaeologist Spiridon Marinatos, relates equally Atlantis with Minoan Crete supporting the belief that it has been destroyed in 1456 BC by the eruption of the volcano Thera in Santorini.
In 1955-76, Jacques Yves Cousteau researched the territory south of Thera and north of Crete. According to his statements in November 1976, he excluded the existence of Atlantis in this area 3. However, he discovered in the little island Zeus some sunken squarish and rectangular rocks constituting an artificial breakwater, that were named Cyclopean walls. At the beginning, researchers believed it was an artificial harbor, a navy yard for Minos, the king of Crete, but it was much later when they realized their ancient age. They look alike with the Cyclopean walls found in 1969, in the Bimini islands near Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. The belief for these walls was that they were the remains of the lost Atlantis and this caused a confusion to the researchers.
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