THIS is the amazing image which could show the fabled sunken city of Atlantis.
It shows a perfect rectangle the size of Wales lying on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean nearly 3Â½ miles down.
A host of criss-crossing lines, looking like a map of a vast metropolis, are enclosed by the boundary.
They seem too vast and organised to be caused naturally.
And last night the possibility of an extraordinary discovery had oceanographers and geophysicists captivated.
The site lies 620 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands â€” a location for Atlantis seemingly suggested by the ancient philosopher Plato.
He believed it was an island civilisation sunk by an earthquake and floods around 9,700BC â€” nearly 12,000 years ago.
The â€œgridâ€ showed up on Google Ocean, a Google Earth extension that uses a combination of satellite images and marine surveys.
Last night Dr Charles Orser, curator of historical archaeology at New York State University â€” and one of the worldâ€™s leading authorities on Atlantis â€” called it â€œfascinatingâ€.
He said: â€œThe site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis, as described by Plato. Even if it turns out to be geographical, this definitely deserves a closer look.â€
The legend of Atlantis has captured the imagination of scholars for centuries. …
via ‘Atlantis’ spotted on ocean floor off Africa | The Sun |News.
Very interesting. I was thinking it was in Indonesia — see my article on Atlantis –, but this is much closer to Plato and to Egypt where the story of Atlantis supposedly originated. It definitely does not look organic. The lines are too straight. It could be a secret underwater military base, or a hiding mothership waiting to release its UFOs … any day now.
Update: The explanation for this is that it is an artifact, something that exists on the map due to the way the map was created, but does not exist in real life.
According to Google, the pattern is an “artifact” of its map making process.
Details for the ocean maps on Google Earth come from sonar measurements of the sea floorÂ recorded by boats – and the area around the Canaries was mapped by boats travelling in a series of straight lines.
The admission was a blow to Atlantis hunters who are convinced the city still lies undiscovered below the waves.
The grid can be found by anyone using the latest version of Google Earth on their computer. It lies in the Canary Basin, 620 miles west of the Canary islands, and east of the Konstantinov Ridge.
‘It’s true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth – a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species, a fringing coral reef off the coast of Australia, and the remains of an Ancient Roman villa, to name just a few,’ said a spokesman for Google.”In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea-floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea-floor. ‘The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data. The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world’s oceans.” The perfect rectangle was spotted by a British aeronautical engineer who claimed it looked like a ‘man-made aerial map’ of a city. – dailymail