For centuries, stories have persisted about lost civilizations, mysterious islands, and ancient peoples whose innovations have been forgotten by time. Arguably, the most famous example involves the fabled Atlantis, which has remained a curious footnote in history since the philosopher Plato first discussed it in a pair of incomplete manuscripts, Timaeus and Critias.
While these legends persist, what do history and modern science tell us about such legends of forgotten lands, and why the myth of the lost continent persists? We explore these questions on this week’s edition of The Micah Hanks Program.
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Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
- NEWS: FM radio signal coming from Jupiter’s moon Ganymede
- Gorillas at San Diego Zoo test positive for Covid-19, in the first known cases among great apes
- FORGOTTEN LANDS: What caused the end of the ice age?
- First evidence of farming in Mideast 23,000 years ago
- Timaeus by Plato, Translated by Benjamin Jowett
- Lost Continents by L. Sprague DeCamp
- Carthaginian Coins on Corvo: A Phoenician Fable
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