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Sub discovers signs of legendary Atlantis

Posted on Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 | Comment icon 134 comments | News tip by: third_eye

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A large mass of granite has been discovered on the sea floor off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

The discovery suggests that a large continent once existed at a location in the Atlantic Ocean where some believe the legendary Atlantis was located. Described by the Greek philosopher Plato, Atlantis was said to have been a highly advanced civilization that was destroyed when the island sunk in to the sea 12,000 years ago. Despite concerted efforts by archaeological teams and researchers from all over the world no trace of the fabled civilization has ever been found.

"South America and Africa used to be a huge, unified continent," said Professor Shinichi Kawakami. "The area in question may have been left in water as the continent was separated in line with the movements of plates." On the topic of Atlantis however he was a little more skeptical. "The concept of Atlantis came way before geology of the modern age was established," he said. "We should not jump to the Atlantis (conclusion) right away."

"A large mass of granite has been found on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, suggesting a continent may have existed in the Atlantic Ocean, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the Brazilian government announced."

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Comment icon #125 Posted by docyabut2 on 19 May, 2013, 10:36
Plato - Athens Now the city in those days was arranged on this wise. In the first place the Acropolis was not as now. For the fact is that a single night of excessive rain washed away the earth and laid bare the rock; at the same time there were earthquakes, and then occurred the extraordinary inundation, which was the third before the great destruction of Deucalion.The consequence is, that in comparison of what then was, there are remaining only the bones of the wasted body, as they may be called, as in the case of small islands, all the richer and softer parts of the soil having fallen away,... [More]
Comment icon #126 Posted by DieChecker on 20 May, 2013, 20:30
This neglects the 3rd option. Have arguements for no reason but for Entertainment value. I almost never get ticked off because I just really don't care enough. I just find it fun to post here.....
Comment icon #127 Posted by DieChecker on 20 May, 2013, 20:31
Aquatus, your previous life as a Mod is showing....
Comment icon #128 Posted by third_eye on 20 May, 2013, 20:36
Alas .. but don;t we all ...
Comment icon #129 Posted by aquatus1 on 20 May, 2013, 20:41
Let the record show that any accusations of abusing my Modhood to arrogantly claim others are wrong are henceforth null and void; My arrogance come from deep within myself.
Comment icon #130 Posted by third_eye on 20 May, 2013, 20:44
Please refer to post #129 above
Comment icon #131 Posted by Harte on 20 May, 2013, 23:17
I know that arrogance myself. In fact, I embrace it. It's just too powerful for me to fight it. Harte
Comment icon #132 Posted by DieChecker on 21 May, 2013, 1:38
So much humbleness... I'm shocked... NOT!!!
Comment icon #133 Posted by aquatus1 on 21 May, 2013, 1:59
What are you talking about, Diechecker? I'm the humblest person here. Probably the humblest person in the world. Heck, maybe even the universe.
Comment icon #134 Posted by Odds on 23 May, 2013, 4:00
Why does this have anything to do with Atlantis..? The article itself says that Atlantis supposedly sank into the ocean 12 000 years ago, yet they claim these sank into the sea tens of millions of years ago... It seems logical to put these two together, right...

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