The legend of the lost city of Atlantis has sparked controversy and debate for thousands of years – but is the story fact or fiction? And if it was a real place, can its ruins be found today? Atlantis Rising follows executive producer and Oscar-winner James Cameron; three-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici; and a group of archaeologists, scientists and historians as they set out to search for the true “Atlantean” civilisation and for a possible location for the lost city itself.
The team draws clues from the original source of the story of Atlantis, penned by fourth century B.C. Greek philosopher Plato. What he describes is an entire civilisation that spread all the way from the mid-Atlantic to Europe and parts of Africa – not just one city.
Archaeological evidence demonstrates that some 5,000 years ago a unified, single culture had spread all the way from Crete to Sardinia and Malta in one direction and to the Azores in the other. Some sites have been attributed to Minoan culture, others to Phoenician. Professor
Richard Freund believes they belong to a single culture – which has the city of Atlantis at its heart.
This epic, archaeological detective story will explore multiple land and underwater sites on the search for Atlantis, with extraordinary underwater footage, CGI and aerial photography bringing the story to life.