The story of Atlantis continues to be a mystery since described the philosopher Plato more than 2000 years ago. He describes Atlantis as a city that has a high culture, and nature is very beautiful. In his notes, Plato wrote of Atlantis lying opposite the pillars of Hercules and has a navy conquered Western Europe and Africa 9000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9500 years BC. After failing to attack Greece, Atlantis sank into the ocean in just one day and a night.
Atlantis is generally regarded as a myth created to illustrate Plato''s political theory. The story of Atlantis is less known in the Middle Ages, but, in the modern era, the story of Atlantis was rediscovered. Plato''s description inspired the works of Renaissance writers, such as the New Atlantis by Francis Bacon. Atlantis also affect the modern literature, from science fiction to comic books and movies. His name has become a byword for all the advanced prehistoric civilization and lost.
Research conducted by Santos Arysio surprising results. He called Atlantis in the territory of Indonesia. He wrote his findings in the book Atlantis, The Lost Continent Finally Found, The Definitive Localization of Plato''s Lost Civilization (2005). Atlantis was an island or a continent first mentioned by Plato in the dialogue work entitled Timaeus and Critias in 360 BC. Critias dialogue contains a lot of descriptive information about the characteristics of Atlantis.
Akeologi curator of history at the University of New York the most widely studied of Atlantis, Charles Orser called Google Earth discovery was very unusual. "This is the first time the most powerful location of Atlantis as described by Plato. It is worthy of further investigation," he said. He added Atlantis is one of the main goals of archeology in the world. If Atlantis is found, it will be the greatest achievement in history. Peter Birch, Google Earth Product Manager said it was a lot of great discoveries Google Earth.
For example, virgin forests in Mozambique coast line of reefs in Australia, and the rest of the ancient Roman settlement. But on the map underwater Atlantis is estimated as wrong. For that case, Birch said that users see trace data collection process. Bathymetric (sea surface) are often collected from a boat using sonar to measure the seabed. "The line reflects the boat as mengumpukan data," he said. Maybe Atlantis was located in Indonesia, as estimated by Santos. On the website he revealed atlan.org, in the past that Atlantis was a continent that stretches from southern India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, to the east.
Plato''s theory explains that the continent of Atlantis was destroyed by the eruption of volcanoes erupting simultaneously. Among the most violent eruption was Krakatoa. Santos compare, a typical system pesawahan Indonesia, adopted by the Borobudur Temple, Pyramids in Egypt, and ancient buildings Aztecs in Mexico. Santos did research for 30 years to produce that conclusion.