MessageToEagle.com - The legendary lost continent of Atlantis appears in ancient myths and legends all over the world. Ancient people were familiar with a marvelous land that vanished a very long time ago. Researchers have debated the existence of Atlantis for years. Some say the continent is nothing but a myth, while others are convinced we will one day find the remains of the long lost land. There is also the problem where we should look. There are several underwater ruins in various places around the world and all of them could be part of Atlantis. Atlantis is Greek for the 'island of Atlas'. The sunken continent of Atlantis was mentioned by Plato in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias.
For example, In Atlantis: The Lost Continent Finally Found, Professor Arysio Santos makes a persuasive and well researched case for Atlantis being in the region of Indonesia.
|Plato relates the legend of powerful nation that around 9500 BC inhabited a continent greater in size than ancient Libya and Asia combined. According to Plato, this powerful nation attacked and conquered Europe and Asia. Apparently, only the Greeks were able to prevail against them. As the story goes, sometime after the invasion the Greeks and the Atlanteans were swallowed up by the sea. The disaster happened quickly and unexpectedly. Over the years a number of researcher claim to have uncovered parts of the sunken legendary continent and there have been several speculations regarding the location of the sunken land. |
Santos thinks that these rocks were likely part of a continent that sunk into the ocean when Africa and South America drifted apart 100 million years ago - dubbing the discovery the 'Brazilian Atlantis'.
"This could be the Brazilian Atlantis. We are almost certain but we must bolster our hypothesis. We will have final (scientific) recognition this year when we conduct drilling in the area to retrieve more samples of these rocks," the G1 news website quoted Ventura as saying.Initially, the scientists thought they were mistaken, Ventura noted.But last month, their case was bolstered when a team of Brazilian and Japanese scientists aboard Japan's manned research submersible Shinkai 6500, observed the underwater geological formation located opposite the Brazilian coast, he added.
"We began to see that the area could be a piece of the continent that disappeared into the sea millions of years ago," Ventura said.Should these rocks be considered as possible physical evidence of Atlantis? For the time being, it is difficult to say anything about this discovery. There is no doubt that more tests the rocks found, and on the underwater geological formation, must be carried out in order to to confirm the geologists claims.© MessageToEagle.com