Evidences of Indonesian Atlantis location

Atlantis Geography


After a comprehensive research, the author discloses a new theory hypothesizes that the lost island and city of Atlantis is located in Java Sea, Indonesia, as written in a book Atlantis: The lost city is in Java Sea, published in April 2015. The works include over 5-year research and analysis of references as well as some site observations. These resulted in accurate evidence to the hypothesis that the story fits the location in question.

Atlantis Geography

The following table shows summary of the evidence. Some other less important evidence are not included.

No Description Plato’s account Evidence
Section in Timaeus Section in
1 At a distant point in the “Atlantic Ocean” (ancient Greek understanding) 24e
2 Larger than “Libya” and “Asia” (Asia Minor) combined (ancient Greek understanding) 24e 108e
3 The way to other islands 24e
4 Might pass to opposite continent encompasses true ocean 24e
5 The landscape of the whole country, at the region on the side of the ocean, was very lofty and precipitous 118a
6 A small hill and a vast level plain near the sea, accessible by ships, vessels and boats from the sea; waterways on the plain discharge to the sea 113c, 113e, 118d
7 Beyond bordering monuments, the (ancient) Greek called monuments of “Heracles” 24e, 25c 108e, 114b
8 In front of a strait 24e, 25a
9 A sea surrounded by a boundless continent, the other is a real ocean 25a
10 Some islands in the sea 24e 114c
11 Two-season climate – “summer” (dry) and “winter” (wet) 112d, 118e
12 Hot and cold springs available 113e, 117a
13 Abundant of water benefit of the annual rainfall 111c
14 Excellently attempered climate 111e, 112d
15 Fertile, best soil for agriculture and farming 111e, 113c
16 Vast diversity of flora and fauna 114e, 115a, 115b
17 Elephant, horse, “bull” and dolphin 114e, 116e, 117c to 117e, 119b, 119d to 120a
18 Abundant of food to sustain a civilization and to create an army (about 20 million people) 111e, 118e, 119a
19 Advanced civilization in the era 24e, 25a
20 Earthquakes and “floods” from the sea (tsunami) 25c, 25d 108e, 111a, 112a
21 Sunken ceaselessly (post-glacial sea level rise) 111b, 111c
22 The sea at the Atlantis capital “is now” (Solon’s time) impassable and impenetrable because of a “reef of clay” (coral reef), caused by “subsidence” of the island (sea level rise) 25d
23 The “Atlantis City” is now under the sea 25d
24 Two harvests each year, in “winter” fed by rains and in “summer” by irrigation from the canals 118e
25 Roots, herbage, woods and essences distilled from “fruit” and flower 115a
26 Cultivated “fruit”, dried, for nourishment and any other, used for food – common name pulse 115a
27 “Fruits” having a hard rind, affording drinks and meats and ointments 115b
28 Chestnuts and the like, which furnish pleasure and amusement 115b
29 “Fruits” which spoil with keeping, consoled after dinner 115b
30 Wondrous and in infinite abundance 115b
31 Immediately about and surrounding the city was a level plain 118a
32 Surrounded by mountains which descended towards the sea 118a
33 Smooth and even 118a
34 General shape was rectangular and oblong 118a, 118c
35 Extending in one direction 3,000 stadia (± 555 km), across the center inland 2,000 stadia (±370 km) 118a
36 Looked towards the south, sheltered from the north 118b
37 Surrounded by mountains celebrated their number, size and beauty, there were many wealthy villages of country folk 118b
38 Rivers, lakes and meadows – abundant food supply for every animal, wild or tame 118b
39 Plenty of wood of various sorts – abundant for each and every kind of work 118b
Perimeter ditch
40 Incredible in size, unexpected that they were artificial 118c
41 100 ft (±30 m) deep, 1 stadium (±185 m) wide, 10,000 stadia (±1,850 km) long 118c
42 Received streams from the mountains 118d
Inland canals and transverse passages
43 Inland canals were straight, about 100 ft (±30 m) wide, 100 stadia (±18.5 km) intervals and let off into the perimeter ditch 118d
44 Transverse passages were cut from one inland canal into another 118e
45 Means for transporting wood and products in ships 118e
Irrigation streams
46 Tapping from the canals 118e
47 Supplied water to the land in “summer” (dry) but rainfall in the “winter” (rainy) yielding two crops in a year 118e
48 “Brass”/“bronze” (copper, tin and zinc) 116b, 116c
49 Tin 116b, 116c
50 “Orichalcum”, more precious mineral than anything except gold, flashing, red color, abundant resources 114e, 116c, 116d
51 Gold 114e, 116c, 116d, 116e
52 Silver 116d, 116e
53 White, black and red stones 116a, 116b
54 Hollowed out rock for double docks 116a, 116b
55 “Poseidon” (sea or water god, law founder) 113c to 113e, 116c, 116d, 117b, 119c, 119d
56 “Heracles” (son of a supreme god, outrageous birth, has insatiable appetites and being very rude, brutal and violent) 24e, 25c 108e, 114b
57 “Bull” sacrifice 119d to 120c
58 Temple or pyramid 116c, 116d, 116e, 117c, 119c
59 Maritime activities 114d, 115c to 116a, 117d, 117e, 119b
60 Transportation by waterways 118e

Phrases or names in double quotes are, wherever possible translated into English, as given by Plato, either Greek translation from the original account or terms not found in Greek. Phrases in parenthesis are interpretations by the author.


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