From the Author

 

"My name is Christos A. Djonis, author of the book "Uchronia? Atlantis Revealed" (more of a passion project that touches on several controversial topics, including Plato's Atlantis.)

I must confess that chasing after Plato's Atlantis was not an easy task. In fact, when I started my research (which took more than four years), I never in a million years thought I'd be able to locate a site that perfectly matches Plato's description. Even with two to three years into the project, and with all clues leading towards the Mediterranean Sea, still, I was not sure how deep or where precisely the sunken landmass could be. I remember thinking, if Plato's given chronology coincided with the rise of the oceans at the end of the last Ice Age, then Atlantis could have gotten lost during the rapid rise of the Mediterranean, just before the flooding of the Black Sea, roughly 10,000 years ago. If so, then Plato's lost island must only be 400 feet beneath the waves and not few miles in depth, as some researchers theorized in the past.

The search was lengthy, challenging, and at times I felt it would never come to fruition. Even when I spotted the first real clue, a submerged super-plateau at 400 feet in depth, I did not fully understand the significance of the find until hours later, when I was able to outline its entire shape. Only then I have realized that the prehistoric partially submerged landmass perfectly matched Plato's description. In fact, every physical aspect of its topography down to the square kilometer, the volcanic geology, the flora and fauna in that period, the island's destruction by a "great flood", archaeological remnants of an unknown prehistoric civilization in the immediate area, and ultimately DNA migration patterns, all point to a textbook match."

​From the book titled "Uchronia? - Atlantis Revealed", © 2013 by Christos A. Djonis