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Old 03-13-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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Lost city of Atlantis, swamped by tsunami, may be found - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_tsunami_atlantis - broken link)
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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hope it is at the place they are looking, its caught my imagination, would be good to know more about this mysterious place!
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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does anyone think this place is looking good as the possible location of atlantis?

''Dr Charles Orser, curator of historical archaeology at New York State University - and one of the world's leading authorities on Atlantis - called it "fascinating".

He said: "The 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."

'Atlantis' spotted on ocean floor off Africa | The Sun |News

and i thought id post this picture, it a great photo i think

http://www.paranormalmagazine.co.uk/.../atlantis2.jpg
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Lost city of Atlantis, swamped by tsunami, may be found - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_tsunami_atlantis - broken link)
Don't ya just know they'd find it in the last place they looked too.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Don't ya just know they'd find it in the last place they looked too.
Everything is always found at the last place you look. Then you stop looking.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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Given that there have been several very large tsunami events in the Eastern Mediterranean basin - closer to Plato - I'd guess it to be there.

There's a subduction zone (trench) just south of Crete that has produced at least 2 quakes in the last 2000 years that generated massive tsunamis. Most of the Greek isles have archeological relics, and some of them have building foundations below current sea level. One of the Crete quake/tsunamis mostly destroyed Alexandria, one is known to have caused more than 50 feet of geologic uplift on Crete.

The eruption of Thera/Santorini (in the Aegean Sea), which mostly detsroyed the island (roughly 1000 years BC) is suspected to have completely eradicated the Minoan civilization. The island erupted (about 10 times the volume of the 1980 Mt St Helens eruption), before collapsing into a caldera before sea level. Water flooded the center of the collapsing volcano (similar to the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, in Indonesia), causing an enormous steam/water/magma explosion that hurled an 80 foot tsunami into the north coast of Crete. It has been speculated that the legends of Atlantis may have began after this event; it has also been speculated the the various phenomena occurring in the Book of Exodus are an allegorical description of being only 1000 miles downwind from one of the most voluminous volcanic eruptions (and one of the largest tsunamis) in human history - the tsunami generated by the collapse of Santorini would have been VERY large on the coasts of Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, and Libya. remnants of the original island (the largest of which is still called Santorini) survive and are now a tourist destination; there is a small active rebuilt volcanic cone in the center of the very deep lagoon created by the implosion of the original, much larger island. There are vast quantities of relic material (mostly pottery shards and shattered foundations) in the seafloor sediment around that island.

There are only two (as presently verified in geologic history) events of this magnitude in the open Atlantic. Around 9000 years ago, an underwater landslide (the Storegga Slide) took place on the edge of the continental shelf off the west coast of Norway. The slide area was several hundred miles long, and - as there are no active seismic faults in that area - it is speculated that subsidence in the wake of sea level rise after the end of the last ice age was likely a contributing factor. Most of the large undersea landslide areas detected elsewhere in the world seem to date to periods immediately after the end of an ice age. The Storegga Slide sent a large tsunami across the North Atlantic, but at the southerly location of the 'newly discovered/speculated-upon' Atlantis, this would likely have not been a cause.

The only other event of similar size in the Atlantic, which took place when human history was well recorded (so we would have known of Atlantis) was the 9.0 quake which took place in the subduction zone 250 miles southwest of Lisbon. That quake nearly destroyed Lisbon, and sent a tsunami up to 50 feet into the Caribbean, and into the southwest coast of Europe, where Portugal, Spain, France, and the south-facing coasts of the British Isles were affected.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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Everything is always found at the last place you look. Then you stop looking.

That statement disqualifies you from any form of government work.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:30 AM
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Unfortunately this has been debunked It is interesting though that Yahoo picked up a news item from 2009...
Or is it a conspiracy ??
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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Unfortunately this has been debunked It is interesting though that Yahoo picked up a news item from 2009...
Or is it a conspiracy ??
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Yac, read the article. It is completely unrelated to the lines found on google earth a couple years back, and is so far not debunked. This is in mud flats in Southern Spain, not the bottom of the the Atlantic ocean.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:45 AM
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Ok, serves me right for just glancing So let me rephrase: the article from The Sun, from the 3rd post has been debunked
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