Another ‘Discovery’ of Atlantis

In one of the crudest examples of “news hook” writing that I have lately seen, Yahoo links this week’s earthquake-tsunami in Japan to an upcoming National Geographic special on Atlantis, which may have been an actual city in what is now Spain and which also may be been destroyed by a tsunami.

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.

I don’t get that channel, so someone will have to let me know how it goes.

That legendary Atlantis was on the Iberian peninsula makes more sense than the hypothesis that the eruption on Santorini/Thera in the Eastern Mediterranean produced the legend. Plato might have been sort of correct about the “beyond the Pillars of Hercules” part.

Nothing here on the Dion Fortune-y stuff.

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