Is Sardinia Atlantis?

Sardinia is an island full of mysteries that stretch long into the ancient past. There is a theory among several leading Italian scientists that the mythical island of Atlantis or Island of Atlas, as described by Plato in his works Timaeus and Critias, was based in Sardinia. 

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Plato’s Story Of Atlantis

The notion of a lost civilisation has been around for a long time, it’s not a new idea. The Greek philosopher Plato, the father of western philosophy, gives the most famous example of a lost civilisation in the form of Atlantis. The story that has captivated audiences for more than 2,300 years.

Plato describes Atlantis as a sea-fearing civilisation capable of exploring the world, with advanced knowledge in almost every area, it’s was prosperous and powerful. Later, in the recounting of the Atlantis story, Plato says that corruptions crept into the society, it started to become cruel and greedy. Atlantis began to impose its power around the world. 

“For many generations, …they obeyed the laws and loved the divine to which they were akin…they reckoned that qualities of character were far more important than their present prosperity. So they bore the burden of their wealth and possessions lightly, and did not let their high standard of living intoxicate them or make them lose their self-control…But when the divine element in them became weakened…and their human traits became predominant, they ceased to be able to carry their prosperity with moderation.”

The universe struck Atlantis down in a giant cataclysm, wiping the civilisation from time itself, and leaving humanity to pick up the pieces. The remembrance of a great flood is an event noted in most of the worlds religions and civilisations. Also, the fear of a comet strike has stayed with us through the ages. 

“But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods, and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea.”

Could the remnants of Atlantis be right in front of our eyes in the form of Sardinia, situated in the middle of the Mediterranean sea?

Jason Matthew Warland

Sardinia is a place beyond time. I visited the island for the first time over five years ago to volunteer on a farm. Now, I am living in the United Kingdom, working in regenerative agriculture ( but every time I have a holiday it will be in Sardinia. And maybe one day I will be able to combine my passions for agriculture and Sardinia together once again. Thanks for reading the article I hope it was useful to you.

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