ccording to Plato,
Atlanteans fought a battle with Athens 9000 years ago.
In 355 BC. Plato published his story of Atlantis to the citizens of Greece.
In Timaeus, Plato says the story was told to him by Critias, his
great grandfather, who in turn was told by his grandfather, who heard it from his
father Dropides. Dropides heard the story from Solon, who received his knowlefge of Atlantis
from Egyptian priests.
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