Atlantis Believed Found

March 25th, 2011
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atlantis Econintersect:  An ancient tsunami may have sealed the fate of the lost city of Atlantis.  Over the years there has been speculation that the story might be associated with the story about the Noah's ark flood, or that melting glaciers after the last ice age somehow produced a flood that could have overwhelmed the city.  And , of course, there has always been the possiblity that the city was simply a myth.

Now a University of Hartford team headed by Prof. Richard Fruend has located what appears to be a submerged city in marshland just north of Cadiz, Spain.

Follow up:

From Science on MSNBC:

To solve the age-old mystery, the team analyzed satellite imagery of a suspected submerged city just north of Cadiz, Spain. There, buried in the vast marshlands of the Dona Ana Park, they believe that they pinpointed the ancient, multiringed dominion known as Atlantis.

The team of archaeologists 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.

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

The story of the archeological study will be seen on a new National Geographic Channel special soon.

Source:  Science on MSNBC

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