World’s First Lost Atlantis Museum Opens on Santorini
Looking for the lost city of Atlantis? Look no further. The Lost Atlantis Experience Museum opened its doors last month on Santorini in Greece.
And there couldn’t be a better location than on one of the world’s most photographed islands – Greece’s Santorini, which is among the proposed locations for the lost city said to have once thrived somewhere in the the Mediterranean Sea.
Though many destinations are claiming the location, the theory of Santorini appears to be gaining ground particularly when considering the Thera eruption which took place somewhere between the 17th and 16th century BC, causing a massive tsunami believed to have swallowed the lost city in its passing.
Plato mentions Atlantis in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias, in which the mythical city – falling out of favor with the gods – is submerged into the ocean.
Visitors to the Lost Atlantis Experience Museum – a private initiative – will have the chance to learn more about Atlantis through the use of the newest interactive technologies, including 9D virtual reality, 3D holograms, and dioramas to experience everything from the island’s volcanic eruption and earthquake to the tsunami and the life of Plato.
The museum is located in Megalohori and is open daily from 9am to 9pm. For more info visit www.lost-atlantis.com.
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