Legendary Lost City of Atlantis ‘Discovered’ in Southern Spain, Archeologists Claim

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In the mysterious world of ancient abandoned cities, none are more iconic – or debated – than the lost city of Atlantis. Described by Plato in 360 BC as an island lying in front of the Pillars of Hercules, thousands of years of searching has turned up nothing concrete despite a plethora of promising archaeological discoveries. But now, researchers claim to have located Atlantis in the wetlands of southern Spain, despite the feeling among many scholars that the city was nothing more than a Greek myth or urban legend that gathered pace over time.

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Using Plato’s writings as his starting point, Professor Richard Freund, from Hartford University in Connecticut, used deep-ground radar, digital mapping and satellite imagery to locate what he called “one of the largest and most ancient cities at the bottom of a huge marsh”, north of Cadiz in Spain’s Donaña National Park. The resulting documentary, Finding Atlantis, was screened by National Geographic in the U.S. on Sunday.

 

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  • http://writenwrite.com write

    so, the atlantis moving around in the world…

  • Kuehne70

    I am the author of the “Atlantis refers to Tartessos” theory which inspired the “Finding Atlantis” documentary by the National Geographic Channel. Maybe it will be helpful if I post some comments here.

    My theory was published in the June 2004 issue of the journal “Antiquity”. My scientific article inspired the team headed by Sebastian Celestino Perez and Juan Jose Villarias Robles to perform the archaeological and geological expedition in the Donana National Park. Their work began in 2005. They performed two expeditions in the Marisma de Hinojos to test the theory. The first one (for one week) in July 2006 and the second one (for five weeks) in August and September 2009. Richard Freund and collaborators contributed significantly to the geological and geophysical work of the second expedition. I am not a member of the two teams, but I stay in contact with them.

    The National Geographic documentary was performed in November 2010. I was filmed on 8 November, Juan Villarias (and collaborators) the following day.

    My theory was published here:
    http://antiquity.ac.uk/ProjGall/kuhne/
    http://www.springerlink.com/index/l230650842118002.pdf

    The preprint of the second one of these articles was posted here:
    http://vixra.org/abs/1103.0058

    A very brief version of my Tartessos = Tarshish = Atlantis theory can be found here:
    http://vixra.org/abs/1103.0040

    I posted a very brief review (unfortunately with some minor mistakes) of the preliminary results of the archaeological expedition of the team headed by Celestino and Villarias here:
    http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/201656

    I hope that these comments may be helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Rainer W. Kühne

  • Kaos1

    i thing atlantis is just off the coast of greece

  • Lalamoniquebum

    hola i didnt think it was real:P

  • Thinkaboutit419

    Maybe we are putting to much into it . Maybe who ever was the first finder or storyteller, gave you the idea that Atlantis was located near Greece or Spain. For all we know it could be located in the center of the ocean. But for whatever reason Atlantis doesn’t want to be found.

  • Thinkaboutit419

    Maybe we are putting to much into it . Maybe who ever was the first finder or storyteller, gave you the idea that Atlantis was located near Greece or Spain. For all we know it could be located in the center of the ocean. But for whatever reason Atlantis doesn’t want to be found.

  • Thinkaboutit419

    Maybe we are putting to much into it . Maybe who ever was the first finder or storyteller, gave you the idea that Atlantis was located near Greece or Spain. For all we know it could be located in the center of the ocean. But for whatever reason Atlantis doesn’t want to be found.

  • indra997

    The Atlantis Found In Indonesians You Know …
    Open This Link And This Link Not A Spam .. The Articles On Indonesian Language So Translate By Your Self
    http://www.santrianeh.web.id/2013/07/05/altantis-ternyata-ada-di-indonesia/

  • seranvali

    I was under the impression that Atlantis was Minoan Crete and thatitwas destroyed by the huge eruption at Santorini in the middle off the second millennium BC.

  • sam

    the most compeling evidence is for the minoan island of Thera, ive watch many documentories about it. and remember that he was telling a story that was passed down through hundreds of years before him, he was just the first to write it down.

    Atlantis was a centre of world trade links, so was Thera

    Their religion was based around the bull, so was Thera

    The civilisation was destroyed by a natural disaster, So was Thera

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_eruption

  • http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com Tom

    Hey Sam thanks for your comment and the link! I also saw a documentary about the Atlantis – Thera connection and agree it’s utterly compelling and most probably a very likely candidate. Certainly seems to fit with what was written and the events that unfolded. Fascinating stuff!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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