Also connected to Atlantis and Lemuria are Native American groups and the lost Ten Tribes of Israel. Early historians described the Native Americans as the Lost Tribes of Israel. After King Solomon’s death (922 BC), the Hebrews created two nations. Israel comprised ten of the twelve Hebrew tribes; Judah, in the south, had two tribes. In the eighth century BC, Israel fell to the Assyrians in the north, and most of the citizens were taken into slavery. These people are known as the “Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.”
Historians placed the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel as displaced in the Americas, not because of ignorance but because the Old Testament was the only well-documented historical narrative available at the time. In addition, the Native American tribes at the time of Plato’s Atlantis 10,000 years ago would not have had the technology to mount a war or expedition to Athens. According to archaeological records, Greece at 9500 BC was in the late Paleolithic period, where humans were living in rock shelters, hunting and gathering food.