Has the legendary city of Atlantis finally been found?
A U.S. led research team seems to think so. According to theories, a massive tsunami swept the metropolis underground and into watery depths, and after seeing just how powerful a tsunami can be with the devastation in Japan, it’s not hard to believe that there may be truth to that.
“This is the power of tsunamis,” head researcher Richard Freund told Reuters. “It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that’s pretty much what we’re talking about.”
The site that Freund led his team to is in southern Spain, 60 miles inland amongst an area of mud flats known as Doñana Park. Using ground-penetrating satellite images, deep-ground radar, digital mapping, and underwater technology the group was able to discover ruins buried in the murky waters.
What they uncovered will be revealed in a new series called “Finding Atlantis,” set to debut on the National Geographic Channel.
“We found something that no one else has ever seen before, which gives it a layer of credibility, especially for archeology, that makes a lot more sense,” Freund said, referring to a group of “memorial cities” the group unearthed that were built in Atlantis’ likeness. These cities, Freund believes, were built by survivors of the ancient tsunami.
What do you think, could this be the real Atlantis?
For the full story and to find listings of air times, check the National Geographic Channel!