Atlantis, the fabled Lost Continent, was said by Plato to have vanished beneath the waves 9,000 years before his time which would be at least 9,400 BC, some 12,400 years ago.
Intriguingly, this also corresponds to the period when the last gasp of the Ice Age suddenly ended with an abrupt warming of more than 10°C in only a few years.
Sea levels must have risen rapidly and dramatically, and as a result entire civilizations disappeared under water. Here is the amazing story of their rediscovery.
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