Atlantis: The Antediluvian World is a book published in 1882 by Ignatius Donnelly. He considered Plato’s account of Atlantis as largely factual and attempted to establish that more recent ancient civilizations were descended from Atlantis after it was destroyed in a global cataclysm caused by a POLE SHIFT. His book showed evidence from geology, mythology, linguistic similarities, and many other fields of science. It convinced generations of Americans that Atlantis was real, and set the stage for many similar books that have added to the evidence over the years.
I’d not be surprised if the survivors of Atlantis became the Berbers of the Atlas mountains, and the Basques of the Pyrénées.
“When, on the other hand, the gods purge the earth with a deluge of water, among you herdsmen and shepherds on the mountains are the survivors”
The argument that the ‘atla…’ sound is the legacy of Atlantis is appealing. 🙂
The linguistic point is noteworthy