Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Donnelly stimulated much popular interest in Atlantis. 144 In the case of the Brussels fountain feature known as The Man of Atlantis (2003) by the Belgian sculptor Luk van Soom ( nl the 4-metre tall figurewearing a diving suit steps from a plinth into the spray. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. Also it has been interpreted that Plato or someone before him in the chain of the oral or written tradition of the report, accidentally changed the very similar Greek words for "bigger than" meson and "between" mezon Luce,.V. 102 Instead, Plato is thought to be the sole inventor or fabricator. Significant events such as these would have been likely material for tales passed from one generation to another for almost a thousand years. Soon after these publications, however, Brasseur de Bourbourg lost his academic credibility, due to his claim that the Maya peoples had descended from the Toltecs, people he believed were the surviving population of the racially superior civilization of Atlantis. Vyacheslav Ivanov identified the subject as Atlantis in a public lecture on the painting given in 1909, the year it was first exhibited, and he has been followed by other commentators in the years since. 141 The walking female entitled Atlantis (1946) by Ivan Meštrović 142 was from a series inspired by ancient Greek figures 143 with the symbolical meaning of unjustified suffering. University of California Press. See Carl Robert (1917 Eine epische Atlantias, Hermes, Vol. They dug a great canal to the sea, and alongside the bridges carved tunnels into the rings of rock so that ships could pass into the city around the mountain; they carved docks from the rock walls of the moats. Atlantis, Fact or Fiction? Retrieved 28 September 2010 Smith,. 4 5 On the other hand, nineteenth-century amateur scholars misinterpreted Plato's narrative as historical tradition, most notably in Ignatius.