The legendary Lost Kingdom of Atlantis has fascinated people for centuries
Was there once a magnificent city that sank beneath the waves? Maybe! Maybe not! What could the real story have been?
POSSIBILITY 1: There was a flood that got kind of exaggerated
In about 6500BC, the Black Sea doubled in size within about a year so a lot of small towns had to be abandonedMaybe this got exaggerated over the years when people retold it until they were saying it was a HUGE civilisation!
POSSIBILITY 2: It was Antarctica
One theory formulated in the 1950s is that before Antarctica was where it is now, it was further North and warmer. Then, when it drifted South, everywhere froze. But we’re more clever now than in the 1950s and can properly say that this theory is nonsense!
POSSIBILITY 3: Aliens
Someone always thinks aliens are responsible. Maybe aliens took the city away?
POSSIBILITY 4: It’s kind of rubbish!
Most of what we ‘know’ about Atlantis comes from an old philosopher called Plato, who might have just made it up. It’s a cool story, right?