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Wonder of the ancient world or fantasy? The story of the fabled Atlantis has captivated humanity for centuries.

It has remained a tantalising mystery for thousands of years, but now a U.S. led research team believes it has found the legendary lost city of Atlantis.

They claim to have pinpointed the exact location of the metropolis under mud flats in southern Spain.

The team of archaeologists and geologists are convinced that Atlantis -swamped by a tsunami – is submerged just north of Cadiz.

Professor Richard Freund of the University of Hartford, Connecticut, who lead the international team, said: ‘This is the power of tsunamis.

‘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.’

The team used a satellite photo of a suspected submerged city to find the site then surveyed it with a combination of deep-ground radar, digital mapping, and underwater technology.

Buried in the vast marshlands of the Dona Ana Park they found a strange series of ‘memorial cities,’ built in Atlantis’ image by the refugees who fled the destructive tsunami.

Atlantis residents who did not die built new cities inland, claimed Freund.

Grab from internet mapping tool Google Earth of an underwater grid site off the coast of west Africa that was initially thought to be the lost city of Atlantis.

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

Freund said the ‘twist’ of finding the memorial cities makes him confident Atlantis was buried in the mud flats.

He said: ‘We found something that no one else has ever seen before, which gives it a layer of credibility, especially for archaeology, that makes a lot more sense.’

Greek philosopher Plato wrote about Atlantis some 2,600 years ago, describing it as ‘an island situated in front of the straits called the Pillars of Hercules.’

These pillars were known as the Straits of Gibraltar in bygone times.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.

Freund says tsunamis in the region have been documented for centuries with one of the largest reported in November 1755 hitting Lisbon with a 10-story tidal wave.

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 at the site where they believe Atlantis is and at the mysterious ‘cities’ in central Spain 150 miles away to more closely study geological formations and to date artefacts.

Atlantis has been ‘discovered’ many times in the past.

In 1997, Russian scientists claimed to have found it 100 miles off Land’s End.
Three years later, a ruined town was found under 300ft of water off the north coast of Turkey in the Black Sea.

An American architect used sonar in 2004 to reveal man-made walls a mile deep in the Mediterranean between Cyprus and Syria.

In 2007, Swedish researchers claimed the city lay on the Dogger Bank in the North Sea, which was submerged in the Bronze Age.

And as recently as February of this year, what appeared to be grid-like lines that resembled city streets were spotted on Google Earth – in the ocean off the coast of Africa.

Sadly Google itself quickly debunked the suggestion, explaining that the lines were left by a boat as it collected data for the application.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365824/Has-real-lost-city-Atlantis-finally–buried-mud-flats-Spain.html#ixzz1GWWQ14EmFreund said the ‘twist’ of finding the memorial cities makes him confident Atlantis was buried in the mud flats.

He said: ‘We found something that no one else has ever seen before, which gives it a layer of credibility, especially for archaeology, that makes a lot more sense.’

Greek philosopher Plato wrote about Atlantis some 2,600 years ago, describing it as ‘an island situated in front of the straits called the Pillars of Hercules.’

These pillars were known as the Straits of Gibraltar in bygone times.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.

Freund says tsunamis in the region have been documented for centuries with one of the largest reported in November 1755 hitting Lisbon with a 10-story tidal wave.

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 at the site where they believe Atlantis is and at the mysterious ‘cities’ in central Spain 150 miles away to more closely study geological formations and to date artefacts.

Atlantis has been ‘discovered’ many times in the past.

In 1997, Russian scientists claimed to have found it 100 miles off Land’s End.
Three years later, a ruined town was found under 300ft of water off the north coast of Turkey in the Black Sea.

An American architect used sonar in 2004 to reveal man-made walls a mile deep in the Mediterranean between Cyprus and Syria.

In 2007, Swedish researchers claimed the city lay on the Dogger Bank in the North Sea, which was submerged in the Bronze Age.

And as recently as February of this year, what appeared to be grid-like lines that resembled city streets were spotted on Google Earth – in the ocean off the coast of Africa.

Sadly Google itself quickly debunked the suggestion, explaining that the lines were left by a boat as it collected data for the application.

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  • The underground site, does appear to have many of Plato’s physical descriptions of what Atlantis was like. What is most revealing is an inscription found on a large stone surface that does bear the symbol of the Lost Continent. This symbol is on my book’s cover; which can be accessed at http://bookofatlantis.com Needless to say, I was both shocked and excited to see this symbol actualized by contemporary archeology.

    The problem is that this site is far too late to be Atlantis. It’s carbon dated to have been built between 6,000 and 5,000 BCE. Which is well over 3,000 years after Atlantis sank into the Sea. This according to Plato’s reference dates given to him by Solon; who in turn received this information from Egyptian priests. These Priests revealed that Atlantis existed over 10,000 years before Solon’s time.

    There are reference points that suggest this site is more likely connected to the “Sea People” made reference to in Egyptian, Greek and Biblical historical texts, as well as by Plato himself. The people who are reputed, by Plato, to have defeated Atlantean forces in a great Sea Battle and established many colonies throughout the Mediterranean. Plato even alluded to these people originally having settled Athens. Some writers even suggest the very first Troy was founded by them as well.

    This current site, therefore, can hardly be the original Atlantis. It is more probably a clone, facsimile or imitation of what was thought among many ancient people to be the design of the legendary Atlantean Capital City of Atalan. This would be something that was quite common in the ancient world. Every ancient civilization of note attempted to copy the culture and architecture of Atlantis just as we still copy much from the Romans of 2000 years ago.

    The Spanish site does appear to resemble the three concentric rings described by Plato, but so do several other potential “Atlantis” sites located around other volcanic origins. i.e. Santorini. What is most impressive about this particular discovery at Donana is the very tangible evidence of what was known to be the actual symbol of Atlantis. The three concentric rings with a line in the center. This symbol was found carved upon a large stone surface… a marking stone. The style of the human figure on it looks much like the human figures in the cave paintings found in Southern France, which are not far from this location. This may indicate a possible stylistic and/or cultural relationship. I suggest, this stone marker actually establishes archeological credence for the very existence of Atlantis. That it definitely was created as a reference to the Lost Continent.

    I also suggest everyone has been looking in all the wrong places. Atlantis was in the Atlantic Ocean near what is now referred to as the Sargasso Sea. 500 miles east of Bermuda and 100 miles south.

    I believe that Donana is the first great discovery link that will finally lead to Atlantis’ true location. Established archeology will be forced to rethink its long time, negative, stance on Atlantis. This will be especially true after a number of currently underway excavations, such a Donana, begin to reveal more examples of a unique symbolic connection, some of which are soon to be found everywhere from Spain to India, as well as from around Bimini, Cuba and Bermuda. I predict that even more startling discoveries are to come from Turkey, Egypt, Southern Iran and even Peru.

    Eventually all the pieces will start to come together and a picture of the true Atlantis will finally emerge. If you wish to save much time and energy, you might choose to check out my own Atlantean revelations in Atlantis: A Karmic Memory of the Rise & Fall available at http://bookofatlantis.com. Then you may decide for yourself, where the true location of Atlantis is.

    by Zarin, author of the book, “Atlantis: A Karmic History of the Rise & Fall”
    For more information on this by Zarin, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqsiT_3Oztw

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