Team presents proof that lost city of Atlantis found in Southern Spain
March 13, 2011
(ChattahBox US News) – Though debate about whether the fabled island truly existed has lasted for thousands of years, perhaps Atlantis has been found. Plato’s “dialogues” from around 360 B.C. said the island he called Atlantis “in a single day and night … disappeared into the depths of the sea,” are the only known historical sources of information about the fabled city. But now an international research team led by Professor Richard Freund at the University of Hartford, CT believes it has pinpointed the exact location of the lost island. The team of archeologists and geologists used a combination of deep-ground radar, digital mapping, and underwater technology to find the remains of a city, just north of Cadiz in Spain buried in the vast marshlands of the Dona Ana Park. And they say that it was wiped out by a tsunami thousands of years ago. Freund says that it has the multi-ringed characteristics and that there are over 100 “memorial sites” near the area, which he believes were created by resident refugees in honor to their destroyed city.The team’s findings will be unveiled tonight according to Reuters, on Sunday in ‘Finding Atlantis,’ a new National Geographic Channel special.