March 16th, 2011
A National Geographic documentary, ‘Finding Atlantis,’ that was aired over the weekend and will be next shown on March 20th, puts forward evidence that the lost city of Atlantis is to be found in Southern Spain.
Using the latest sonar technology, satellite photography and earth penetrating radar, scientists are fairly confident that the remains of Atlantis are to be found buried in Doñana National Park, in the province of Huelva.
Doñana National Park
Could the marshlands of Doñana National park hold the answer to a 9000 year old mystery?
Scientists have identified a ring-like structure underground that could be the remains of Atlantis.
The physical and historical evidence all points to a city that was destroyed thousands of years ago by a giant tsunami.
The research team was lead by University of Hartford archaeologist Richard Freund.
The scientists also identified a series of inland – memorial cities – which are believed to have been built by the survivors of the initial tsunami which destroyed Atlantis.
Plato’s early account
The scientific evidence is backed up by Plato’s early account of Atlantis.
The Greek philosopher Plato wrote that Atlantis was an island that sat just in front of the ‘Pillars of Hercules,’ today known as the Strait of Gibraltar.
Plato wrote that the city of Atlantis was a known naval power that had conquered many parts of Europe and Africa, but failed to invade Athens. Thought to have existed around 9600 BC.
Plato wrote that Atlantis sank into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune.”
Excavations will be continuing and already have the World’s attention.