5000 years ago the Minoans flourished on the island of Crete. Their advanced culture became the setting for many famous Greek myths. Yet in their heyday the Minoans were wiped from the pages of history. The cause of their downfall has remained a mystery of the ancient world. Sinking Atlantis explores the usual theories about the disappearance of the Minoans and reveals the truth behind the reign and fall of the great Minoan civilization.