Twenty-five hundred years ago, Plato told of an advanced civilization full of natural resources, palaces of gold, exotic animals, and even a form of electricity. But, could the fabled Atlantis really have existed - and if so, where?
According to legend, Atlantis disappeared into the ocean in a cataclysmic event of nuclear proportions. For 10,000 years, explorers have been trying to find the lost continent, buried beneath the ravages of time, sand, and water. Alluring clues - a sculpted head, what appears to be a column, and a road - have been discovered over the years, and have provided enough motivation to keep the interest in Atlantis going. In this fascinating program, follow five different expeditions in five areas of the world, as they hunt for this lost Utopian continent. Deriving clues from Plato's writings, each group of explorers believes it has been the one to correctly decipher them. In the process of their work, a bigger mystery arises - one that suggests the possibility that Atlantis may have left behind survivors.
Was Atlantis an actual civilization lost to the waves thousands of years ago, or a mere story created by Plato to prove a point? INVESTIGATING HISTORY explores the answers to these, and many other provocative questions in THE LOST ATLANTIS.