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.

NoDescriptionPlato’s accountEvidence
Section in TimaeusSection in
1At a distant point in the “Atlantic Ocean” (ancient Greek understanding)24e
2Larger than “Libya” and “Asia” (Asia Minor) combined (ancient Greek understanding)24e108e
3The way to other islands24e
4Might pass to opposite continent encompasses true ocean24e
5The landscape of the whole country, at the region on the side of the ocean, was very lofty and precipitous118a
6A 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 sea113c, 113e, 118d
7Beyond bordering monuments, the (ancient) Greek called monuments of “Heracles”24e, 25c108e, 114b
8In front of a strait24e, 25a
9A sea surrounded by a boundless continent, the other is a real ocean25a
10Some islands in the sea24e114c
11Two-season climate – “summer” (dry) and “winter” (wet)112d, 118e
12Hot and cold springs available113e, 117a
13Abundant of water benefit of the annual rainfall111c
14Excellently attempered climate111e, 112d
15Fertile, best soil for agriculture and farming111e, 113c
16Vast diversity of flora and fauna114e, 115a, 115b
17Elephant, horse, “bull” and dolphin114e, 116e, 117c to 117e, 119b, 119d to 120a
18Abundant of food to sustain a civilization and to create an army (about 20 million people)111e, 118e, 119a
19Advanced civilization in the era24e, 25a
20Earthquakes and “floods” from the sea (tsunami)25c, 25d108e, 111a, 112a
21Sunken ceaselessly (post-glacial sea level rise)111b, 111c
22The 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
23The “Atlantis City” is now under the sea25d
24Two harvests each year, in “winter” fed by rains and in “summer” by irrigation from the canals118e
25Roots, herbage, woods and essences distilled from “fruit” and flower115a
26Cultivated “fruit”, dried, for nourishment and any other, used for food – common name pulse115a
27“Fruits” having a hard rind, affording drinks and meats and ointments115b
28Chestnuts and the like, which furnish pleasure and amusement115b
29“Fruits” which spoil with keeping, consoled after dinner115b
30Wondrous and in infinite abundance115b
31Immediately about and surrounding the city was a level plain118a
32Surrounded by mountains which descended towards the sea118a
33Smooth and even118a
34General shape was rectangular and oblong118a, 118c
35Extending in one direction 3,000 stadia (± 555 km), across the center inland 2,000 stadia (±370 km)118a
36Looked towards the south, sheltered from the north118b
37Surrounded by mountains celebrated their number, size and beauty, there were many wealthy villages of country folk118b
38Rivers, lakes and meadows – abundant food supply for every animal, wild or tame118b
39Plenty of wood of various sorts – abundant for each and every kind of work118b
Perimeter ditch
40Incredible in size, unexpected that they were artificial118c
41100 ft (±30 m) deep, 1 stadium (±185 m) wide, 10,000 stadia (±1,850 km) long118c
42Received streams from the mountains118d
Inland canals and transverse passages
43Inland canals were straight, about 100 ft (±30 m) wide, 100 stadia (±18.5 km) intervals and let off into the perimeter ditch118d
44Transverse passages were cut from one inland canal into another118e
45Means for transporting wood and products in ships118e
Irrigation streams
46Tapping from the canals118e
47Supplied water to the land in “summer” (dry) but rainfall in the “winter” (rainy) yielding two crops in a year118e
48“Brass”/“bronze” (copper, tin and zinc)116b, 116c
49Tin116b, 116c
50“Orichalcum”, more precious mineral than anything except gold, flashing, red color, abundant resources114e, 116c, 116d
51Gold114e, 116c, 116d, 116e
52Silver116d, 116e
53White, black and red stones116a, 116b
54Hollowed out rock for double docks116a, 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, 25c108e, 114b
57“Bull” sacrifice119d to 120c
58Temple or pyramid116c, 116d, 116e, 117c, 119c
59Maritime activities114d, 115c to 116a, 117d, 117e, 119b
60Transportation by waterways118e

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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