Let’s examine the information in Plato’s account about Atlantis to see where the logic leads us, to see if the common concepts about what many say is mythological Atlantis are vaild:
1) Plato said that the empire extended inside the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar) to Libya and Italy, and outside the Pillars as well, so clearly it was a coastline empire of the western Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, flooded when the Ice Age ended.
2) He used the word nesos for the empire, that word having two meanings, island or peninsula, so since it was a coastal empire including southwestern Europe, the nesos obviously was the Iberian (Spanish) peninsula.
3) The mountains to the north of the Atlantean plain were mineral rich, the source of much of the wealth of the Atlantean empire, obviously the Sierra Morena mountains of southern Spain, the richest mining district in the ancient world.
4) Plato described bronze age technology, trireme ships, city building, and Greek kings Erectheus, Erysichthon, Cecrops, and Theseus having lived in that timeframe, rendering ludicrous the date 9600 b.c. for the demise of Atlantis.
5) The sons of Posidon are well represented on the Iberian peninsula, Cadiz named after Gades, Atlas the namesake of the Atlas mountains just to the south and the Atlantic ocean, Olisippo the ancient name of Lisbon named after Elasippus, and Posidon’s real name Sidon namesake of Medina Sidonia.
6) The city of Posidon, the circular canal city, Plato wrote was at the southern edge of the Atlantean plain, so logic dictates that it’s submerged off the Spanish coast, the likely site about 30 miles south of Cadiz.
7) Global navigation indicated in Plato’s account is commonly thought by most academics to have been impossible during the bronze age, but checkout http://genesisveracityfoundation.com/earth-measure-geometry, now what do you think?
So clearly the notion that “mythological” Atlantis should be some big island way out in the Atlantic is rendered specious. It was a real empire, during the bronze age, which also was the Ice Age, having immediately followed Noah’s Flood, as Posidon was Sidon, a son of Canaan, and Tarshish, the namesake of Tartessos now under Seville, was a son of Javan (Iawon), who was father of the Ionians, and the Iberian penisula was named after Eber, great great grandfather of Abraham.