Tonight, on Ancient Aliens...no, only kidding. I think it's fair to say most people go with the idea that Plato made it all up, so let's see what he 'made up' regarding it's location. Firstly, that the tale comes from Solon who lived about 200 years before Plato, about 630-560BC and had travelled in Egypt. He acessed and translated the tale from Egyptian records which stated that sometime in the distant past, the Greeks fended off an invasion that had it's origins in the Atlantic. It also says it was beyond what the Greeks call the Pillars of Heracles/Hercules. There was a large island, from which it was possible to cross to other islands then to the whole of the continent which encompasses the ocean. It's destruction was swift and led to it sinking beneath the waves, leaving the sea full of mud and impassable for hundreds of years. Nothing was left except for it's backbone sticking out the sea. Hesiod places the location of Atlas as standing in the extreme ends of the earth in the far west, beyond the Pillars of Hercules. He also says that he later becomes associated with the Atlas mountains but doesn't specify why. Now, Atlantis basically means the Island of Atlas and the Atlantic means the Sea of Atlas. Atlas was a really powerful figure in the Greek Myths, so here's the theory and the one fun tool you need to play along. Bathymetric map of the globe. https://download.gebco.net/ The Pillars of Hercules is the name given in ancient antiquity to the flanks of the Strait of Gibralter, so where the Mediterenean meets the Atlantic. Both Solon and Hesiod describe travelling westward beyond them, into the Atlantic. While Hesiod's description ends there, the Egyptian account goes further. It describes a large island, other islands, then a continent beyond. Today, we know there is a continent beyond the Atlantic, well two actually, it's what we call the America's. What our current day maps don't have is a large island and then a chain of islands in between. But if you look at that gebco map, travel due west from the pillars and imagine the sea level lower I think you can see a large island (the Azores today), then a grouping of very small islands, (New England Seamounts) then a great continent beyond. So if there was a way that it was possible to show how those currently submerged features in the North Atlantic were at some point in human history (say 100,000BC to 10,500 BC) above the water, would that then suggest that the tale is true?