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James Cameron finds 'evidence of Atlantis'

Posted on Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 | Comment icon 576 comments

Film director James Cameron. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Angela George
The famed movie director has linked the discovery of bronze age anchors to the legend of Atlantis.
Famously documented by the Greek philosopher Plato, Atlantis was said to be a continent situated in the middle of the Atlantic that was inhabited by a highly advanced and prosperous civilization.

According to legend, the Atlanteans ultimately fell out of favor with the gods and the entire island was submerged beneath the waves. Real-world theories suggest that if Atlantis did exist, it may have been sunk by a tsunami, a sustained period of volcanism or some other ancient disaster.

Whether or not Atlantis was a real place however has long remained a matter of heated debate.

One prominent figure who has long been intrigued by the mystery is filmmaker James Cameron who has been investigating the legend as part of a new TV documentary entitled 'Atlantis Rising'.

During the program, the investigation team made a particularly intriguing discovery in the form of six anchors dating back over 4,000 years. Found just outside the entrance to the Mediterranean, the anchors have been tentatively linked to the existence of Atlantis.

"These anchors could be 3,500 to 4,000 years old and establish a harbor in the Atlantic, where I didn't even dare dream to find anchors," said filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici.

"It's easier to find a needle in a haystack than Bronze Age anchors in the Atlantic."

Whether the anchors really did have something to do with Atlantis however remains unclear.

A clip from the documentary, in which the team examine rock carvings, can be viewed below.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #567 Posted by back to earth on 11 February, 2017, 5:08
...... besides, he seemed more inspired (or tormented ) by South American archaeology ...... Atlantis just isn't ' eldritch ' enough .
Comment icon #568 Posted by Parsec on 11 February, 2017, 10:23
To be fair, he seemed a bit tormented by everything outside his window andinsidehis/his father's library.
Comment icon #569 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 11 February, 2017, 10:25
It is if you jam it full of crystals with impossible geometries.
Comment icon #570 Posted by Jarocal on 11 February, 2017, 18:50
Does not have to be crystals. Look at the geometric shapes at Puma Punka.
Comment icon #571 Posted by atalante on 11 February, 2017, 20:24
kmt, What you called "wiggle room" is generally the same as what Plato commentators call "elenchus".
Comment icon #572 Posted by DragonFire22 on 20 February, 2017, 20:53
The Documentary was OK, interesting, but it certainly did NOT proof that Atlantis was anything like this
Comment icon #573 Posted by back to earth on 20 February, 2017, 21:48
Why should a dodgy doco affirm imaginative computer art ? ( I like that 3rd one ! ... especially the aquaducts that end mid air and go no where )
Comment icon #574 Posted by Manfred von Dreidecker on 21 February, 2017, 8:01
I like how in all these paintings and artists' representations, the sails of all the ships are always filled no matter which direction they're pointing or whether there's any sign of any wind at all.
Comment icon #575 Posted by Silent Trinity on 2 March, 2017, 9:30
Sorry but the cynic in me saw James Cameron and thought "Christ he is makingamovie about Atlantis now...." Interesting as it is I don't think it offers anything really tantalising or firm as to the discovery of Atlantis, an enduring mystery regarding this mythical lost civilisation but alas only band-wagoned here Kind of like "TheCurse of Oak Island", the documentary that keeps rolling on and discovers nothing....
Comment icon #576 Posted by Captain Risky on 3 March, 2017, 21:15
I saw the doco and if I'm not mistaken you're referring to the rock art found in Spain and Sardinia.Representational art is never going to be exact. Especially 3000 year old art. Art is also subjected to evolutionary pressures too.If you can call a couple of scratchings on rock art and not the scribbles of probably bored kids.

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