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Did Google Find Atlantis??

An article published in the The Telegraph, from the UK, claims to have found a large rectangular image on Google’s new ocean exploring feature of Google Earth, and questions whether or not it is the lost city of Atlantis.

The lost city of Atlantis?

The lost city of Atlantis?

Google Ocean: Has Atlantis been found off Africa?

“The network of criss-cross lines is 620 miles off the coast of north west Africa near the Canary Islands on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.

The perfect rectangle – which is around the size of Wales – was noticed on the search giant’s underwater exploration tool by an aeronautical engineer who claims it looks like an “aerial map” of a city.

The underwater image can be found at the co-ordinates 31 15’15.53N 24 15’30.53W.

Last night Atlantis experts said that the unexplained grid is located at one of the possible sites of the legendary island, which was described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato.

According to his account, the city sank beneath the ocean after its residents made a failed effort to conquer Athens around 9000 BC.”

Click on the Heading to read the full article.

Subsequent to this article, Google has responded by saying the grid is purely an artifact of ships during the sonar survey of the ocean floor. Their response (Also from The Telegraph) is here:

Google Ocean: Atlantis ‘found off Africa’ turns out to be boat mapping lines

“Keen observers had spotted what appeared to be the outline of a vast city on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.

But the criss-crossing lines, located 600 miles west of the Canary Islands, were today explained by Google as sonar data collected as boats mapped the ocean floor.

A spokeswoman said: “It’s true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an Ancient Roman villa.

“In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artefact of the data collection process.”

Again, click the heading to read the full article.

I like the idea that it is Atlantis better than boat mapping lines. πŸ™‚

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