Critias told Plato that the egyptian priests of Sais in Egypt said that the empire of Atlantis extended both outside and inside the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar), extending inside Gibraltar all the way to Italy and Libya, and he also said that Atlantis was bigger than Asia and Libya combined, which indicates that he was comparing the meditarranean coastlines of Asia (the Levant and Turkey) and Libya (all of the african coast west of Egypt), and the coastlines of the Atlantean Empire, a maritme empire, whose centers of trade and government were therefore oceanports, preeminent among them the City of Atlas, which was a circular island, half a nautical mile in diameter, surrounded by concentric shipping canals, five miles from the ocean, connected to it by a canal running north to south, to the sea; this city just west of Gibraltar, as Critias reported, near Cadiz, the namesake of Gades, a son of Posidon (as was Atlas).
The egyptian priests also said that the ancient greek kings Cecrops, Erysichthon, and Erechtheus, were names they associated with the time that Atlantis and much of Greece were consumed by the sea, kings commonly considered to have lived circa 1300 B.C., with Cecrops having consolidated order in Greece by around that time after 189 years of anarchy; the anarchy because of change of geography and climate (the “dark age” of ancient Greece) which occurred with Greece’s legendary Flood of Ogygos, the flood which was said to have consumed vast tracts of greek land too, so this flood is obviously the same flood as that described by the egyptian priests, as they tried to make the sinking of Atlantis and much of Greece impossibly long before, back circa 9600 B.C., while with their own words, having cited those three ancient greek kings, they made the lie of their timeline obvious, and the fact that the Critias and Plato didn’t make the connection of those three kings to the time of the Flood of Ogygos, of which they must surely have been aware, makes them apparently complicit in the lie, very disappointing.
And when you consider that the “mysterious” Sea Peoples, who invaded all of the eastern Mediterranean circa 1300 B.C., dismantling the Hittite Empire in the Levant and Turkey, and threatening Egypt with a fleet of a thousand ships, it’s plain to see that these were the displaced Atlanteans, displaced from their submerged port cities, which succumbed to the sea with the end of the Ice Age, circa 1500 B.C., when all the port cities of the mediterranean basin went under, the evidence being submerged megalithic ruins in many locations along the mediterranean coast, off Greece, Egypt (which the priests didn’t mention), Lebanon, Israel, Libya, Italy, Spain, and Morocco, bronze age ruins submerged since the end of the Ice Age. To understand how those ice age mariners accurately measured and thereby mapped the earth (the same method used to survey the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza and establish the length for the royal cubit), refer certainly now to article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com.
And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.