BERLIN, Aug. 3 — RIA "Novosti", Taras Lariohin. The legendary Atlantis was located in Western Europe, and its center was the current German island of Helgoland in the North Sea. This version puts forward in his book "Atlantis was Western Europe," German linguist, scholar Hans-Wilhelm Ratien.
According to his hypothesis, Atlantis, praised 2000 300 years ago, the ancient Greek philosopher Palatonom, extended over the territory of today's Danish German states of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Prove it recognizes as a scientist, it is difficult, but he believes he is right.
Along with the Atlantean kingdom, says Ratien, there was also the Confederation of Atlantis, which extended from the current Spanish city of Cadiz to the Norwegian North Cape. This alliance a total population of 4.5 million people.
Earth's collision with a planetoid, called "Phaeton", around 1200 BC led to the fact that a large part of Atlantis sank into the depths of the sea.