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According to a group of Italian scientists, the island of Sardinia might have been known as Atlantis in the distant past.
While many believe Atlantis was a figment of Plato’s imagination, there are many researchers that believe that Atlantis and the Atlantean race did, in fact, inhabit our planet in the distant past. Now, it seems that evidence has been found that supports the existence of Atlantis.
It seems that experts are getting extremely close to finding out the truth about the incredible Atlantean civilization and their exact location on Earth.
The team presented their hypothesis about the cause of the disaster which devastated the island of Sardinia around 1175 BC. The explanation not only establishes the impact of a comet and tsunami as responsible for the destruction but suggests the event was the inspiration for Plato’s legendary Atlantis. Scientists believed that a comet that plunged into the sea could have been the cause of a tidal wave that destroyed bronze age settlements on the island.
Sergio Frau who is a writer and expert in Atlantis believes that the southern part of Sardinia resembles an “underwater Pompeii.”
” We are talking about a great volume of water, 500 meters in height. Only the impact of a comet near the coast could have caused similar destruction,” said Frau during a conference.
Frau, who in June visited the site along with a dozen of Italian scientists believes that Sardinia is the same island that Plato described as Atlantis, contradicting the prevailing theory that Atlantis was located somewhere near the Strait of Gibraltar. The expert argues that a tsunami caused by a comet wiped out the ancient civilization of the island sometime in the second millennium BC.
Until a few decades ago, the existence of destructive tsunamis in the Mediterranean was not thought possible, recent investigations have refuted that notion showing that at least 350 tsunamis have occurred in the area over a period of 2,500 years.
Sardinia is one of the many locations that have been related to the famous Atlantis. Ancient philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and Greek historian Herodotus, all believed that modern-day Sardinia was “the island of Atlas”, situated beyond the pillars of Hercules, in the strait between Sicily and Tunisia.
The hypothesis of a large tsunami being the destructor of the island is supported by several ancient documents which recorded the historic event. in the Old Testament, Ezekiel writes, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea? […] In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters […] All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee …”
Inscriptions in the Temple of Ramses II in Egypt describes foreign-speaking people witnessing how an earthquake and water sank their lands because a god called Nun sent a massive wave to destroy villages.
Today Sardinia is an island with numerous archaeological sites. It Contains 7,000 nuraghi castles/forts, cemeteries, giant tombs, caves with names like “Abode of Bruges’ ruins and temples. Regrettably, all this archaeological wealth was kept isolated from the world of research for a long time due to a large number of mosquitoes carrying malaria on the island.
In the late 20th century a compound called DDT was able to eradicate the problem and allowing researchers and archaeologists to rush to Sardinia.
“One of the merits of the research carried out by Sergio Frau is to have shown that the nuraghe civilization was one of the focal points of the ancient world, in terms of both geography and outlook,” says Azzedine Beschaouch, former head of the Unesco world heritage centre. “Now we need to give scientific, historical, cultural, political and emotional substance to a still mysterious past,” added Beschaouch.