Comment: Did Atlantis actually exist? Who knows? Lots of coastal and island cities have been submerged by the sea over the millennia, so it's possible that the Atlantis of the legends was a real place at one time. If it should be discovered, though, how would archaeologists know they had found the real Atlantis? That wasn't its actual name (see next story below), which raises the interesting possibility that Atlantis has already been discovered, but no one realizes what they've found.