Friday, February 20, 2009
A British aeronatical engineer claims a grid he discovered on the ocean floor off the coast of west Africa could be the fabled lost city of Atlantis.
But cold water has been poured on the idea by internet search giant Google, which says it is highly unlikely.
The grid is situated about 620 miles off west Africa in an area called the Madeira Abyssal Plane.
It consists of a series of cross-cross lines within a rectangluar boundary about 3.5 miles down.
It was spotted by Bernie Bamford from Chester using a underwater exploration tool Google Ocean.
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Mr Bamford says the image looks like a “man-made aerial map” of a city.
Dr Charles Orser, curator of historical archaeology at New York State University has described the find as “fascinating.”
He said: “The site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis, as described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato.
Even if it turns out to be geographical, it definitely deserves a closer look.”
However, Google are adament the grid-like image has nothing to do with Atlantis.
This article was posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 at 10:39 am