Discovery of the Lost City of Atlantis Artifact will touch off a golden age of discovery in your Civilization. Your scientists will immediately complete the research on several new technologies! This is a great way to start off a Technological Victory. The Lost City of Atlantis is always found in deep waters, so a Galleon (alternatively, a Galley with a completed Lighthouse of Alexandria Wonder) is necessary to claim the Artifact. Because it starts with Navigation, the Spanish are best suited to find the Lost City of Atlantis early.
Civilopedia Entry Edit
The mythic lost continent, Atlantis has long fascinated the mystic and explorer alike with its tales of riches and idyllic life. Tales of this sunken city stem from an account written by Plato which mentions a great state that attempted to invade Athens only to sink below the sea. Since Plato's account, Atlantis has become a staple for myth fans and conspiracy junkies alike and divers continue to prowl the seas in hopes of discovering the land below the tides.
Fun Fact Edit
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, published by science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1870, was a Victorian tale of undersea adventure. In the tale, the protagonists stumble upon the lost city of Atlantis. This story helped revive the ancient myth among the population of the nineteenth century.
- The island of Atlantis was said to be carved by Poseidon, the Greek god of the Seas, for the mother of his sons.