Plato is generally regarded as being the first to reference Atlantis is classical literature, although his description of Atlantis appears somewhat simplistic, many regard his account as being based on historical accounts available at the time
A place that was ancient, even in times of our most remote history, Atlantis has held people in awe and wonder for millennia.
Since the times of the Phoneticians and The sea people's explorations beyond the 'Pillars of Hercules', accounts arrived in Egypt and Greece, of a more ancient and more mighty civilization. That place was called Atlantis.
Plato was so intrigued with the idea, that when he designed a hypothetical perfect place, he named it after the the place of which so many were in awe - Atlantis. Though how much did Plato just invent, and how much did he know? His design of the city seems somewhat bizarre and without reason - a series of concentric island rings. Why would anyone put forth such a strange idea, unless he had heard somewhere that this was indeed the shape of Atlantis.
Unlike the Mayans, the Atlantean prophesies appeared to come to fruition when Atlantis, ravaged by earthquakes and volcanoes, sank beneath the waves.
While the catastrophe predicted eventually came to pass, other Atlantean prophesies concern us today, as they are expected to happen soon!
Escaping on ships, some large, some nothing more than improvised rafts, the survivors travelled to new lands. Those who could, steered towards the most desirable places on earth to establish their new homes, others drifted where the currents took them.
All of them took with them their memories of the mighty Atlantis, knowledge of their science - and their religion.
Did they maintain contact with each other, hidden from the rest of civilization, while being in plain sight?