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I’d like to find out what you know about a place called Atlantis. It was an island, I think, very powerful, and they had a ritual about bulls, and—” “I knew it! ”Well, all right. ” You follow the soothsayer as he inspects hieroglyphs on the walls of the temple. “Bulls, you say? An island . . That sounds like the people the 47 old Egyptians used to trade with, out in the Great Green Sea. We called them the Keftiu. ” “The usual. ” He reads from the lines of stone birds, keys, beetles, and triangles.
Hail, Solon,” you say. “Excuse me. ” “I’m not sure what you mean, my young friend,” Solon says. “Atlantis. ” “Uh, yes,” you say. “Someone told me that when you went to Egypt . ” “I? I’m sorry, you have confused me with someone else. I have never been to Egypt. Perhaps someday I will go, but . ” You excuse yourself and walk away. Well, of course. He hasn’t been to Egypt yet, so how would he know of Atlantis? Perhaps you’d be better off trying to find Homer and asking him about Atlantis. Or you could try Egypt again.
Well, he can’t scare you with his threats. You’re here to find out about Atlantis, and your first step is still to find Plato. Now if only you can find your way back to the market square . . Click here. 20 Y ou’re waiting in a corner of the marketplace of Athens. Two men have come to inspect the merchandise: you! Dromon the policeman questioned you for hours, but you can’t prove who you are. He watches you constantly, so you’ve had no chance to escape in time. Now Dromon has turned you over to a seller of slaves.