Researchers at a site in southern Spain are just the latest to take up the cry: We’ve discovered the lost city of Atlantis! Location: Southern Spain. Wait, what?
Yes, Spain! The site, a multi-ringed city, was discovered after two years of exploratory experiments and geological surveys, including deep-ground radar, digital mapping and “underwater technology” (most likely sonar, dive cams and submersibles; the Reuters article does not specify).
As the skeptics pour in, lead researcher Richard Freund, of the University of Hartford, points to a series of memorials constructed in central Spain by coastal refugees from an ancient tsunami as further proof this is Atlantis.
Not convinced? Check out “Finding Atlantis” special on the National Geographic Channel later today. All of the team’s findings will be presented there in an easily digestible hour-long chunk. [Reuters]