Atlantis, Which No Serious Historian Thinks Existed, Is Making People Insane on Twitter

Published Sep 12 2021 at 4:05 PM GMT
  • Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Mary Evans Picture Library/Everett CollectionThis summer a new documentary TV series premiered on the Discovery Channel.
  • Hunting Atlantis follows a pair of experts 'on a quest to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of all time'the rediscovery of Atlantis.' There's just one problem: there's not an ancient historian or archeologist working in the field today who believes Atlantis was a real historical city.
  • Academics and documentary filmmakers often find themselves at odds, but as criticism of the show spilled over onto social media things turned ugly.
  • A well-respected archaeologist was verbally abused by a flood of true believers who were committed not just to Atlantis, but also to white supremacy and eugenics.
  • Hunting Atlantis is co-hosted by Stel Pavlou and volcanologist Jess Phoenix.



  • Published Sep 12, 2021 4:05 PM GMT