Many have long searched for the fictional city, first written about by Plato.
But historian Matt Sibson may have put an end to the speculation with his amazing discovery – claiming it was hiding just off the coast of Ireland all along.
Matt revealed to Daily Star Online readers how an island called Frisland could be the true hiding spot of the lost city.
The phantom rock formation appeared in virtually all maps of the North Atlantic between the 1560s and 1660s and is believed to have an error.
“It ticks a lot of boxes in terms of location, the fact that it is a sunken and was above sea-level at one time”
Matt told Daily Star Online exclusively: “It was shown in so many maps in the 16th and 17th century and then it disappeared – it can’t be a mistake.
“It is located northwest of Ireland and there are a number of smaller islands around it.
“And it can still be seen on modern mapping tools under the sea, close to the Faroe Islands.
“It ticks a lot of boxes in terms of location, the fact that it is sunk and was above sea-level at one time.”
Matt does admit there are some questions that still need clearing up about his discovery, though.
He revealed: “Some people do point out that there was 2km of ice there, but there is a gap of more than a thousand years where the ice had melted between 14,700BC and 12,900BC.
“Plato also talked about elephants on Atlantis, but I think he may have been referring to woolly mammoths.
“It was second or third information anyway, and they were everywhere in the north.”
(Pic: GOOGLE MAPS)
Previously, Daily Star Online revealed Plato’s lost city may in fact have been hiding in plain sight all along.
The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, appeared to meet the description written by Athenian statesman Solon – who passed his story on to Plato.
But Matt does not think the evidence is concrete and pointed out a few holes in the finding.
He detailed to Daily Star Online: “I think what the Richat Structure shows is there is a lost civilisation that should be researched.
“Was it Atlantis? I’m not sure, but it does present some good evidence.
“But Plato clearly called Atlantis an island surrounded by smaller islands.
“Looking at the geology of Africa, the Richat is high ground 300km from the Atlantic ocean.
“But there may have been a time when it was submerged.”
Matt also added that no one can ever know for sure, as there are so many unknowns when it comes to reporting historic events.
The legend of Atlantis originates in Plato’s “The Republic”.
In the story, Athens repels an Atlantean attack unlike any other nation in the known world, giving testament to his concept of a state.
The tale ends with Atlantis losing the favour of their deities and the city eventually sinks into the Atlantic Ocean.
Despite its relatively minor importance in Plato’s work, the story has survived generation after generation.
It continues to inspire contemporary fiction to this day.