Scientists Might Have Found Atlantis, Plato’s Lost City

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About 2,400 years ago, the Greek philosopher Plato described the lost city of Atlantis as a state with 10,000 chariots, advanced technologies, large numbers of bulls and elephants, and a network of sophisticated canals. Now, in a documentary, a team of UK-based scientists claimed they found the ruins of Atlantis on what we know today as the Atlantic coast of Spain.

But other archaeologists around the world appeared exasperated by the statements the UK-based researchers made in the documentary. According to one scientist, in particular, the team has indeed found some ruins but which belonged to another ancient culture, not of the lost city of Atlantis.

“Bless their hearts – if they’re correct about this, that would be awesome. But here’s my problem: As an archaeologist, I know that I always need to be in the company of my bullshit detector. And these guys, they have done just about everything they possibly can to set off my bullshit detector,” said Ken Feder, a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, cited by Live Science.

Scientists Might Have Found The Lost City Of Atlantis

The lost city of Atlantis is one of the most puzzling mysteries of the ancient world. Many modern-day researchers doubt about the fact that the town existed in reality and claimed that its nothing else than a myth, a legend that Plato made famous. Nonetheless, many expeditions have been made since Plato described the lost city but all the adventurers searching for Atlantis came home empty-handed.

Scholars, also, view Plato’s writings about Atlantis as an allegory, as an image of a perfect society, very advanced technologically, but which has fallen due to corruption which made the gods destroy this so-called “lost city.”

The team of scientists behind the new documentary went to the coast of Spain after analyzing Plato’s’ writings and another textbook about which they offered no details. There, on the Atlantic coast of Spain, the researchers found the ruins of an ancient city which looked advanced enough to match the description of Atlantis, the lost city.

“The Atlantis cities, which are very detailed in Plato’s writing, are really there for everyone to see. What we really want to do is we want to franchise the find. We want to make an awful lot of money out of it. And with that money, we want to support the archaeological community,” said Bruce Blackburn, the CEO of Merlin Burrows, the company behind the documentary.

Vadim Ioan Caraiman

With over seven years of experience in online journalism, Vadim is passionate about everything related to science and the environment. For us, he will thus cover climate, environment, and science news, among others.


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