Topic ID #9792 - posted 3/14/2011 3:34 AM

Atlantis Found? Film Highlights Professor’s Efforts to Locate Fabled Lost City



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Atlantis Found? Film Highlights Professor’s Efforts to Locate Fabled Lost City

ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2011) — Could the fabled lost city of Atlantis have been located? Using satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology, a team of experts (led by University of Hartford professor and archaeologist Richard Freund) has been surveying marshlands in Spain to look for proof of the ancient city. If the team can match geological formations to Plato's descriptions and date artifacts back to the time of Atlantis, we may be closer to solving one of the world's greatest mysteries.

A new National Geographic Channel documentary, Finding Atlantis, which will be broadcast nationally on Sunday, March 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, follows a team of American, Canadian, and Spanish scientists as they employ satellite space photography, ground penetrating radar, underwater archaeology, and historical sleuthing in an effort to find a lost civilization.


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Post ID#18586 - replied 3/14/2011 3:15 PM



marehart


Watched the NatGeo show last night. Thirty minutes of waste and ten minutes of interesting stuff. 
Only two fertility type figures found on surface, but NO artifacts from time period and no digging yet.  Claim they can't dig due to very high water table--unless they get a lot of money. 
Maybe this was the real reason for the show(?)

They need to just sink pipes down into the soil for sampling (IMHO) in the areas noted by their GPR and high altitude pictures before they get too excited....

Post ID#18587 - replied 3/14/2011 4:03 PM



Apollonius

Atlantis is wherever they need funding the most. For example, right now my house is Atlantis.

I'd like to see Helike and Akrotiri duke it out for the title, though.

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