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Count Zarth
03-12-2011, 01:28 PM
Orichalcum will solve all of our energy needs.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_tsunami_atlantis;_ylt=A0wNdNhWv3tN6QwBk1ms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNuMmMxaGQ2BGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwMzEyL3VzX 3RzdW5hbWlfYXRsYW50aXMEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM4BHBvcwM1BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpb mVfbGlzdARzbGsDbG9zdGNpdHlvZmF0

NORTHAMPTON, Mass (Reuters) – A U.S.-led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago in mud flats in southern Spain.

"This is the power of tsunamis," head researcher Richard Freund told Reuters.

"It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that's pretty much what we're talking about," said Freund, a University of Hartford, Connecticut, professor who lead an international team searching for the true site of Atlantis.

To solve the age-old mystery, the team used a satellite photo of a suspected submerged city to find the site just north of Cadiz, Spain. There, buried in the vast marshlands of the Dona Ana Park, they believe that they pinpointed the ancient, multi-ringed dominion known as Atlantis.

The team of archeologists and geologists in 2009 and 2010 used a combination of deep-ground radar, digital mapping, and underwater technology to survey the site.

Freund's discovery in central Spain of a strange series of "memorial cities," built in Atlantis' image by its refugees after the city's likely destruction by a tsunami, gave researchers added proof and confidence, he said.

Atlantis residents who did not perish in the tsunami fled inland and built new cities there, he added.

The team's findings will be unveiled on Sunday in "Finding Atlantis," a new National Geographic Channel special.

While it is hard to know with certainty that the site in Spain in Atlantis, Freund said the "twist" of finding the memorial cities makes him confident Atlantis was buried in the mud flats on Spain's southern coast.

"We found something that no one else has ever seen before, which gives it a layer of credibility, especially for archeology, that makes a lot more sense," Freund said.

Greek philosopher Plato wrote about Atlantis some 2,600 years ago, describing it as "an island situated in front of the straits which are by you called the Pillars of Hercules," as the Straits of Gibraltar were known in antiquity. Using Plato's detailed account of Atlantis as a map, searches have focused on the Mediterranean and Atlantic as the best possible sites for the city.

Tsunamis in the region have been documented for centuries, Freund says. One of the largest was a reported 10-story tidal wave that slammed Lisbon in November, 1755.

Debate about whether Atlantis truly existed has lasted for thousands of years. Plato's "dialogues" from around 360 B.C. are the only known historical sources of information about the iconic city. Plato said the island he called Atlantis "in a single day and night... disappeared into the depths of the sea."

Experts plan further excavations are planned at the site where they believe Atlantis is located and at the mysterious "cities" in central Spain 150 miles away to more closely study geological formations and to date artifacts.

bowener
03-12-2011, 01:33 PM
cool

Stewie
03-12-2011, 01:35 PM
Someone is looking for funding.

There's solid evidence that Atlantis was the island of Santorini. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption (it was a volcano). The Minoans, who were very advanced for the day, were the inhabitants.

alnorth
03-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Someone is looking for funding.

There's solid evidence that Atlantis was the island of Santorini. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption (it was a volcano). The Minoans, that who were very advanced for the day, were the inhabitants.

Agreed, it is probably Santorini. I'm gonna need more than "memorial cities" built in inland spain before I believe that Atlantis was located in what is now on a swamp facing the Atlantic ocean.

Also, the fault in the Mediterranean is not very active. Given the location, there would need to be a massive earthquake in the Atlantic to produce this tsunami, and the mid-atlantic fault is just too far away.

AustinChief
03-12-2011, 01:57 PM
Agreed, it is probably Santorini. I'm gonna need more than "memorial cities" built in inland spain before I believe that Atlantis was located in what is now on a swamp facing the Atlantic ocean.

Also, the fault in the Mediterranean is not very active. Given the location, there would need to be a massive earthquake in the Atlantic to produce this tsunami, and the mid-atlantic fault is just too far away.

IF Atlantis existed it most likely was NOT in the Mediterranean, it it was there would be more sources of information on it.

This new theory is just as plausible as the previous ones... none of which hold much weight at all.

Donger
03-12-2011, 02:00 PM
Atlantis was an alien space vessel. And it wasn't destroyed; it just left.

Stewie
03-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Atlantis was an alien space vessel. And it wasn't destroyed; it just left.

The built the pyramids before they left.

Dave Lane
03-12-2011, 02:17 PM
Someone is looking for funding.

There's solid evidence that Atlantis was the island of Santorini. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption (it was a volcano). The Minoans, who were very advanced for the day, were the inhabitants.

Actually it could have been on the island of Crete and been hit by the Santorini volcanic eruption. The whole Minoan culture on Crete was wiped out along with Santorini. Homer wrote about it years later when it had become an "urban legend"

Probably never was an "Atlantis" just an advanced civilization that was wiped out.

bevischief
03-12-2011, 03:36 PM
we said we just wanted a cheese burger...

Count Zarth
03-13-2011, 08:33 PM
Interesting show. They theorize based on their research that Atlantis is buried under mud flats in southern Spain. And they found two ancient artifacts on the surface.

They also talked about this site 125 miles away that smacks of a "tribute" to Atlantis and has a big stone tablet with three concentric circles.

Hope they get some money to excavate.

AustinChief
04-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Interesting...

http://www.history.com/topics/is-secret-maya-treasure-about-to-emerge?cmpid=PaidMedia_Outbrain_HIS

The timing and name fit...

Rittsteig claims to have cracked a passage describing a Mayan capital city called Atlan and its demise following an earthquake in 666 B.C. Atlan sank into the waters of Lake Izabal, located in eastern Guatemala, along with 2,156 gold tablets on which its people recorded their laws, according to Rittsteig, who maintains that the city’s ruins are visible in radar images of the region.

loochy
04-07-2011, 10:38 AM
The U.S. Government is using HAARP to fight the Atlanteans that have fled to vast underground caverns in collaboration with the Nazis and the Rothschilds.

BossChief
04-07-2011, 12:43 PM
Hope they get some money to excavate.

I wonder how much a huge excavation like that would require

bevischief
04-07-2011, 12:47 PM
It is in the Pegasus Galaxy...

SLAG
04-07-2011, 12:48 PM
I would the whole thing

AustinChief
04-07-2011, 12:48 PM
Interesting...

http://www.history.com/topics/is-secret-maya-treasure-about-to-emerge?cmpid=PaidMedia_Outbrain_HIS

The timing and name fit...

ok nevermind.. I checked out the source.. it's some nutball German.

Fish
04-07-2011, 12:52 PM
ok nevermind.. I checked out the source.. it's some nutball German.

Yeah it kinda looks that way....

Rittsteig claims to have cracked a passage describing a Mayan capital city called Atlan and its demise following an earthquake in 666 B.C.

"Cracked a passage" generally equates to "Has an opinion" in cases like this...

Valiant
04-07-2011, 01:02 PM
It is in the Pegasus Galaxy...

Rofl

That show needed two t three more seasons. Same with universe. Would love to see stars buy up the rights.

bevischief
04-07-2011, 02:39 PM
It is cloaked in San Francisco's harbor right now...

durtyrute
04-07-2011, 03:17 PM
That would be pretty cool