Cousteau Weekend: Calypso’s Search for Atlantis

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This week we will be sharing both parts of our two-part film Calypso’s Search for Atlantis.

Calypso’s Search for Atlantis

Captain Cousteau, his son Philippe and the Cousteau Team on board the Calypso go to the heart of a legend that has amazed men for millennia: in search of the terrestrial paradise described by Plato, the mythical city of Atlantis.

In myth we store our oldest memories,  journey to our beginnings, walk the streets of towns fallen to rubble a thousand years before we were born. anchored at Dia, a small bare island off the North coast of Crete the Calypso too will make such a journey, backward into time.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Calypso’s Search for Atlantis 2

Although Plato first revealed its existence, is it a reality or fiction, or is it the obscure memory of a a real but distant event distorted by human imagination. Calypso is anchored on the island of Pseira a few miles north of the eastern region of Crete. Cousteau is looking for clues that can support or contradict the theories according to which Atlantis and the Minoan civilization are one.

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