According to Plato, Atlantis was an enormous empire the dimension of which exceeded Asia and Libya combined. The roofs of Atlantean temples were golden and mounted with brass, the empire was tremendously wealthy and had vast mineral resources at its disposal. There were ore mines, fruit plantations, minerals, high-grade woods and metals, among them an alloy called “oreichalcos“ which remained unknown until today. It was probably a copper-gold alloy, but amber is equally possible. There were elephants, various wild animals and they had plenty of food. Moreover, not only did Atlantis have a thermal spring but geysers are also very likely to have existed. Evidence for this assumption might come from the fact that the mid-Atlantic Ridge is an area of seismic activity. The Atlanteans had powerful forces and ruled over colonies, some of them in Europe. Nowadays, the Atlanteans would be called a superpower.

In their writings, the Egyptians and other people in the Mediterranean area tell of a maritime nation that assaulted them several times (about the so-termed seafarers nothing concrete is known, only speculations exist. I will go into greater detail in the section dealing with the Celts). Both the Irish and the Celtic people tell of a nation called the “Firborgs“ who came from the Atlantic Ocean and wanted to suppress them.

Is it possible that the Atlanteans are the nation mentioned? Did they want to conquer new property after the loss of their island?

The form of government is described as follows:

After the divison of land on earth POSEIDON became the ruler over Atlantis. There, he settled his offspring he had begotten with a mortal woman.

ATLAS, oldest son of Poseidon and Cleito and first king of Atlantis. After him, the kingdom was named.

GADEIROS (Greek: Eumulus), younger twin of Atlas, ruled over the furthest part of the island from Gibraltar to Gadeira.

AMPHERES, EVAEMON, MNESEUS, AUTOCHTHON, ELASIPPUS, MESTOR, AZAES, DIAPREPES are further children of Poseidon. Each child was a ruler over one of the 10 parts of Atlantis. The hereditary right fell to the oldest descendant.


Ore mining, gold mining, forestry, farming, shipyards, irrigation systems, bridge-building, plantations, architecture, colonial economy in Europe and America

Military Forces

10 000 war chariots, 1200 warships with crew, 120 000 horses, 60 000 units of carriage and pair with warriors and charioteers, 120 000 heavily armed fighters, 120 000 archers 180 000 stone and javelin throwers. The listing above only describes the military forces of the central kingdom. There were nine other states.

Form of Government

Each of the 10 kings ruled over his section and were above the laws. Every fifth year they met to talk about general rules and to make clear that no ruler had broken the laws.


The supreme god was the Greek sea god Poseidon. People established a bull cult and arranged bullfights with offerings.

From these numbers and dates it can be deduced that Atlantis was a powerful empire. Additionally, taking into consideration the country’s extensions with its colonies in Europe and maybe also in America, a total of more than a million armed people does not seem exaggerated.

In Poseidonis, capital of Atlantis, the most sacred place was the temple of Poseidon. Such a temple can also be found in Greece. When the ancient Greek seafarers saw it in the distance they were delighted and thanked the sea god for their successful journey.



In Poseidonis, capital of Atlantis, the most sacred place was the temple of Poseidon. Such a temple can also be found in Greece. When the ancient Greek seafarers saw it in the distance they were delighted and thanked the sea god for their successful journey.

While reading a book about Greek architecture I came across the following remark that, in my opinion, is a strong reminder of the Atlantean Poseidonis. In Italy, south of Naples, the city of Paestum is located which was formerly called POSEIDONIA. In this city stood the temple of Ceres – Ceres corresponds to the Greek goddess Demeter. This temple, erected around 700 BC, was actually dedicated to Athena and was flooded by a whim of the sea. It took quite some time before it re-appeared from the depths of the sea. Nowadays, it is known as one of the best preserved temples of Greek architecture. The name Poseidonia and the Flood strongly remind us of Atlantis – what a coincidence.

But one thing is puzzling: who did the Atlanteans trade with? This question was raised by an attentive reader. 12 000 years ago, he writes, the only people they could have traded with were Stone Age people and cavemen.

I could think of only wo things:
1. Atlantis did not disappear 12 000 years ago but much later, that is at a time when people on earth were trading.

2. The Atlantean people, cultivated and technically advanced, did not trade with other nations. They did not feel ashamed to abuse their superiority and cruelly enslaved the Stone Age people in order to achieve their aims.

Here is the best example of the past 600 years:
The Spanish Invasion of America in the 15th century and the resulting enslavement of the Central African population. Both the Spanish and Portuguese people, superior by far, had no commercial interests neither with the African people nor with the Americans. The only thing they intended was to enslave and exploit others.

Accordingly, I would say that the Atlanteans, provided that they really existed, behaved exactly like the Spanish people.

Such easy questions like the one about the trading partners make clear that the Atlantean empire could easily become drift into unlikelihood. Research, however, will never stop – there is too deep a connection between Atlantis and the human mind.  

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