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Legendary Lost City of Atlantis Found in Southern Spain, Archeologists Claim

In the mysterious world of urbex and abandoned cities, none are more iconic – or debated – than the lost city of Atlantis. Described by Plato in 360BC as an island lying in front of the Pillars of Hercules, thousands of years of searching historically found nothing despite promising archeological discoveries. But now, researchers claim to have located Atlantis in the wetlands of southern Spain, despite the feeling among many scholars that the city was nothing more than a Greek myth or fantastical urban legend.

Using Plato’s writings as his starting point, Professor Richard Freund, from Hartford University in Connecticut, used deep-ground radar, digital mapping and satellite imagery to locate what he called “one of the largest and most ancient cities at the bottom of a huge marsh”, north of Cadiz in Spain’s Donaña National Park. The resulting documentary, Finding Atlantis, was screened by National Geographic in the U.S. on Sunday.

Freund’s theory hinges on Plato’s assertion that Atlantis was destroyed by a “natural disaster”, believed to be a tsunami, in 9,000BC: “This is the power of tsunamis,” Freund told the Daily Telegraph. “It is so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that’s pretty much what we’re talking about.” Freund also claimed that refugees fleeing the tsunami established “memorial cities” in central Spain.

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15 January 2013 at 02:53

it is realery thrilling

15 January 2013 at 03:34

Wow! really great post...

15 January 2013 at 04:07

are th places like this in the world wow this is nice we should more often visits but its so expensive to i would love to go and see

15 January 2013 at 04:19

Really excellent post.

15 January 2013 at 04:36

Why all the photoshopped pics. they had to have taken pictures

15 January 2013 at 05:23

How is this a fact? I call BS.

15 January 2013 at 06:03

They're not photoshopped pics, they're drawings. This professor thinks an archaeological find at the bottom of a marsh in southern Spain is the legendary lost city. Obviously that's not going to look like temples and mermaids sitting at the bottom of a sunlit shallow sea, right? Which also begs the question about Plato's description locating it out beyond the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, presumably as a land mass or island out in the Atlantic Ocean.

15 January 2013 at 11:28

Archeologist, like astronomers and other "scientists" they earn astronomicals wages from governments all around the world. Unfortunately when they claim they have discovered something the evidence or proof of their discoveries are suspiciously ambiguos and impossible to trace. Now Atlantsis?

15 January 2013 at 12:16

So many believe in what might have been,but does there not have to be some proof before monies are given? Just because we haven't seen it yet,doesn't mean it is not real

15 January 2013 at 12:26

I am agree.However, they, these scientist are receiving money in advance. Personally, I believe that is very probably Atlantis existed but that photoshop image is not convincing

15 January 2013 at 13:21


15 January 2013 at 15:01

This is such BS. Not a single shred of evidence, no site photos, just some lame "New Age" romantic visions as paintings. Do they really think that a temple of dry stacked stone could survive a tsunami??? How about a google earth shot, or ground penetrating radar map, or some artifacts from the site? This is hogwash at it's best. The National Geographic show, available on youtube, is a little more compelling. This article hurts their cause.

15 January 2013 at 15:13

Do you have any idea how much it cost just to do what has been done already???

15 January 2013 at 15:28

They spent millions to find the Titanic! And we all know it was real. Let them dig, let them invest. If they find.something, who get's to say. I TOLD YOU SO!!!

15 January 2013 at 17:16

One theory is Atlantis was possibly a alien space station city, full of scientists and other people from an alien planet who possibly had to escape there planets destruction. resulting in the near by astoid belt.
The Advanced people had been traveling to this planet for hundreds maybe thousands of years before the planets destruction. Possibly experimenting with, genealogy, mathematics, and teaching people of this planet their higher knowledge a little at a time.
They would have been perceived as Gods among Men


It will be interesting to find out if it is really the true Atlantis

16 January 2013 at 00:45

So, which generation of "Atlantis found!" is this - I've lost count. There most probably exists ruins of this fabled city/region... however, we need a team of experts to qualify or disqualify these "realizations" that seem to hit the presses every 10 years or so. It may add credibility to all of these discoveries instead of increasing doubt with every "new" finding that comes down the aquaduct!

17 March 2013 at 19:41

WOOOW! *Drops Lips to Ground*

18 March 2013 at 00:06


26 March 2013 at 01:50

Original picture is unavailabe reason this city is totally ruins. and waiting for current photos..

2 May 2013 at 06:33

is that dream

20 November 2013 at 00:11

awesome... the past is back now

3 August 2016 at 15:26

This is fake. You can clearly tell that the first picture saying that it is Atlantis is a painting. If you look closely at it you can see what I am talking about. So I just wanted to say that. Hopefully it will be found one day.

27 June 2018 at 09:22

Where is the opening image from?

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