Are these the remnants of the legendary city of Atlantis?
I have written plenty of times in the past about Atlantis, the mythical long-lost city-state described in Plato’s works Timaeus and Critias, where the mighty Atlanteans represent the antagonist naval power that besieges “Ancient Athens”.
I’ve also detailed where the story of Atlantis originates (before Plato) in my article “Sonchis of Sais—an ancient Egyptian Priest who introduced Atlantis to the world…”
Plato described and probably introduced Atlantis to the rest of the world when he wrote, in 360 BC in his work Timaeus:
“For it is related in our records how once upon a time your State stayed the course of a mighty host, which, starting from a distant point in the Atlantic Ocean, was insolently advancing to attack the whole of Europe, and Asia to boot.”
“For the ocean there was at that time navigable; for in front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, ‘the pillars of Heracles,’ there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; and it was possible for the travelers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean.”
“For all that we have here, lying within the mouth of which we speak, is evidently a haven having a narrow entrance; but that yonder is a real ocean, and the land surrounding it may most rightly be called, in the fullest and truest sense, a continent. Now in this island of Atlantis there existed a confederation of kings, of great and marvelous power, which held sway over all the island, and over many other islands also and parts of the continent.”
But despite the fact that Plato described this might civilization in detail, no one has really been able to find evidence it ever existed.
Plato’s vague indications of the time of the events—‘something happened’ more than 9,000 years before his time and Atlantis was destroyed—and the alleged location of Atlantis—”beyond the Pillars of Hercules“—has led, especially in recent years, and thanks to tools such as Google Earth, too much pseudoscientific speculation.
But now, a group of experts believe they have finally found conclusive evidence of Atlantis’ location.
Researchers used satellite images to detect what they claim are the walls of a huge port and other massive structures in southern Spain. They believe these buildings, as well as surrounding structures, point to the existence of an advanced culture that inhabited the region in the distant past.
Experts from Merlin Burrows, a private satellite imaging company, believe they have located the flooded ruins of the legendary city near the southern coast of Spain, more specifically north of Cádiz, Andalusia, with the center of the Doñana National Park and its extensive marshes.
To reach such a ‘controversial’ conclusion, the experts used unique satellite research techniques, aerial photographs, and on-site observation that, according to them, have revealed structures with all the characteristics described by Plato and evidence of how they were destroyed, thousands of years ago.
Marine historian Tim Akers, in charge of the research, said that not only had they discovered the city of Atlantis, but also the incredible technological level reached by this civilization thousands of years before our time.
Speaking about the discovery, Mr. Akers revealed:
“Plato describes in detail a patina on the buildings and structures of the cities and temples making up this complex.
“We have filmed clear evidence and have collected samples which have been scientifically tested in a lab in Modena, Italy, which is used to test ancient Roman finds. The results of the tests prove the age of the finds are older than Roman or Greek, and that they were more advanced.”
One of the primary discoveries made by the group of researchers is a supermassive wall.
The researcher points to a harbor wall that is around 75 meters thick.
Mr. Akers explains that Plato described that this wall was ’50 stadia long’ which would make it around five-and-a-half miles in length.
Satellite images have demonstrated what Merlin Burrows claim is the ultimate evidence still visible today of numerous sand dunes where this massive wall was destroyed by a huge amount of water.
Furthermore, experts believe that this was the same water which eventually filled the inland sea with sediment and destroyed the legendary city of Atlantis.
“The site is spread over 100 miles from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, as to age as yet we have been unable to give a fixed date for the beginning, but its end was at the last Ice Age around 10,000 years ago.”