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November 15, 2004
Atlantis Found?

According to Reuters, an American researcher claims to have found the lost city of Atlantis in the waters off Cyprus:

Robert Sarmast says a Mediterranean basin was flooded in a deluge around 9,000 BC which submerged a rectangular land mass he believes was Atlantis, lying about 1 mile beneath sea level between Cyprus and Syria.

"We have definitely found it," said Sarmast, who led a team of explorers 50 miles off the south-east coast of Cyprus earlier this month.

Deep water sonar scanning had indicated man-made structures on a submerged hill, including a 3-kilometer-long wall, a walled hill summit and deep trenches, he said. But further explorations were needed, he added.

"We cannot yet provide tangible proof in the form of bricks and mortar as the artifacts are still buried under several meters of sediment, but the circumstantial and other evidence is irrefutable," he claimed.

Now I'm no marine archaeologist and can't analyze this report. But I've been facinated with the legend since I was 8 years old and discovered a book about Atlantis in my elementary school library. I read that book cover to cover (probably when I was supposed to be doing math homework or improving my atrocious cursive) . . . twenty years later, I'm still intrigued!

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Posted by Whiskey at November 15, 2004 6:58 PM

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