Roman Historian Aelian Described Atlantes People Coast of Northwest Africa Traced Ancestry to Posidon


Greek historian Diodorus Siculus wrote that the Atlantioi lived in the Atlas mountain region, and Aelian wrote that Atlantes lived on the northwest coast of Africa who traced their ancestry back to Posidon, so they clearly were under the impression that Atlantis was submerged by the sea, the Atlantioi or Atlantes of northwest Africa having migrated inland (and others sailed away).