It is a fact that the knowledge about this city and its people came up to us only with help of the petrified remains. Fact is as well however that space temperature entered the earth after the end of the fire so that the remains froze quickly. Hence smallest things, even fingerprints, are still today to recognize at the petrifactions (flint stones).
The Atlantis report consists of several different parts. At the beginning, in the chapter „Timaios", it is about the perception of the primeval time with several big destructions of the life by deluges and fires known also to the Greek.
The actual Atlantis report is in the chapter "Kritias ". It begins with a description of Athens, the acropolis as well as the Athenian constitution at the time of the Atlantians. Critics of the Atlantis report see Plato's ideal-ideas of a state in this description. That corresponds certainly to the facts. All that, which is mentioned here, could not be recognized from the petrified remains of the old ruin-city. A report follows about the country Greece that should have been a plentiful country at the time of the Atlantians with big forests and which should not have been - like at the time of Plato - a country with meagre and stony ground. This is as well an indication that the story tells about a very ancient time.
Another criticism-point at Plato's report is that the Athenians, the winners in the war, and Greece, his homeland, are treated less detailed as the Atlantians. The reason is that the saga from Egypt originally told only of the old ruin-city.
Now, the genesis of the Atlantians follows. This myth could not be derived by the discovered old ruin-city. These are surely Germanic ideas about the creation of the world and mankind.
Only now the report comes to the place of discovery, namely to the old ruin-city. As one can see on maps and sea charts, the city was measured exactly and the local realities were observed well. It was said that the water of the flood flow into the canal, which led to the sea. This can be recognized on the Oldenburger ditch still today. The local realities show that the dams broke with it.
Also the description of the temple is interesting. The dimensions of the length and width are being stated exactly but not the height however. Also that points out the correctness of the measurements. The temple had fallen, like all the other constructions. I think this is the reason that the height of the statue of the God reached up to the ceiling.
The next part describes the country outside of the old city and the people, who lived there. Plato even has doubts about the credibility of the local descriptions, but he quotes them, as he wrote, because he was informed like this. I have checked the map and the sea chart in all directions to prove the stated measurements, but I found not one clue, that would have confirmed these statements. I think the ancient Germans invented this version about the life in the country outside of the city.
Now it follows a part, which is about the kings of Atlantis, about their laws, about golden cups and about a fidelity-oath, which was sealed with blood. This fidelity-oath is an important component of the Germanic myth especially in the Nibelungen-Song. Researchers of myth lament that often it is spoken of the fidelity-oath in the Nibelungen-Song but nowhere one finds a description how the kings swore. The oath is described very precisely in the Atlantis report!
I think, also this oath is an invention of the discoverers of the city.
Then, the finale comes with the complaint that the Atlantians degenerated in the course of time. Zeus cannot tolerate this longer. He decided to gather all Gods in order to discuss a just penalty. "After Zeus had gathered all Gods, he spoke . . ." Plato's report finishes with these words.
We see that the report consists of several parts. The central points are the big castle on the island with its ring-walls and the old fabulous kings. This only was interesting for the people. Hence, EVERYTHING sank, the whole island (country) of the Atlantians, when the old castle-ruin sank again in the sea. But what however was sunken in the sea that was only the island in the centre of the old city with the castle-ruin. This island, the center of the old town, was situated at the coast of the Baltic-Sea just before Hohwacht. The old walls around the castle were broken in storm and flood some centuries before Plato.
That was probably the last report about this primeval time city, which reached Egypt.