Atlantis: The Evidence

According to Plato, the legendary island of Atlantis was an ancient naval power and cultural hub that lay in the Pillars Of Hercules, near modern-day Gibraltar.

Atlantis: The Evidence

According to Plato, the legendary island of Atlantis was an ancient naval power and cultural hub that lay in the Pillars Of Hercules, near modern-day Gibraltar.

Ever since, historians and archaeologists have been on a quest to prove the existence of the island but also its true role in ancient civilization.

In this one-off, historian Bettany Hughes unravels one of the most intriguing mysteries of all time. She presents a series of geological, archaeological and historical clues to show that the legend of Atlantis was inspired by a real historical event; the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world.