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Researchers Find Possible Atlantis Location

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the does-aquaman-know? dept.

Earth 218

An AC writes"It seems that Plato's Atlantis has a new spot candidate. Some archaeologist used satellite imagery to identify a structure in an once tsunami-ed Spanish plain. From the article: '"This is the power of tsunamis," head researcher Richard Freund told Reuters. "It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that's pretty much what we're talking about," said Freund, a University of Hartford, Connecticut, professor who lead an international team searching for the true site of Atlantis.'"

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Yawn (4, Insightful)

mseeger (40923) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474556)

Yet another repeating news story.... How many times Atlantis has been located by now? 100+ times at least. What's the next news? Transparent Aluminium again?

Re:Yawn (0)

davester666 (731373) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474634)

If the summary makes it clear...this is a POSSIBLE location.

Re:Yawn (2)

mseeger (40923) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474690)

If the summary makes it clear...this is a POSSIBLE location.

Exactly: Finding Atlantis would be news, a possible locations you get a dozen for a dime.

CU, Martin

Re:Yawn (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474642)

The worst part of it is that Plato made up Atlantis just to set up a hypothetical argument. His contemporaries understood this, but eventually it got out of hand and people took it literally. Atlantis really doesn't exist. There may be a lot of "lost" cities and small civilizations, but I doubt any of them are Atlantis.

Re:Yawn (2)

sortius_nod (1080919) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474940)

The thing that gets me is that Atlantis is about metaphor rather than reality. I see no difference between a "researcher" and a fundamentalist religious type. Both are interpreting devices used to stir inner dialog as gospel truth.

If anything atlantis was one of the first science fiction tales. Think of how ridiculous it would be if people turned Star Wars into a cult...

Re:Yawn (1)

Gofyerself (1709970) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475074)

Think of how ridiculous it would be if people turned Star Wars into a cult

Just wait 2011 years.

Re:Yawn (2)

Gutboy (587531) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475110)

Did you mean wait until 2011 [jedichurch.org] ?

Re:Yawn (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474952)

You are completely ass-fuck wrong. He didn't make it up. He got the story from the Egyptians.

Re:Yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475068)

Exactly. The *Egyptians* made it up.

Credit where credit is due.

Re:Yawn (3, Funny)

schmidt349 (690948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475076)

Yeah, and _they_ had records going back to 8,000 BCE that the aliens gave them. Unfortunately the data was all on NASA 1" tape, so the Egyptians couldn't read it until Plato cheerfully loaned them an Ampex machine...

Re:Yawn (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475652)

You are completely ass-fuck wrong.

No, no, the GP's not ass-fuck wrong, he's fucked up like a football bat on a golf court at the World Hockey Series. Ass-fuck wrong is for more extreme wrongness, but where it's not quite as wrong as two boys fucking.

Re:Yawnx10 (1)

chronoss2010 (1825454) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475318)

plato wrote from an apparent paper written by Socrates WHO saw it apparently on an Egyptian piller ....in a story about the beginnings where ra's people almost lost and thanks to an alliance of Greek tribes beet these atlanteans back to the pillars of Hercules thought to be the Gibraltar area.

Re:Yawn (5, Insightful)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475570)

The worst part of it is that Plato made up Atlantis just to set up a hypothetical argument.

People used to say that about Troy. Then someone dug it up.

Re:Yawn (2)

schmidt349 (690948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475784)

The difference is that the Trojan War happened only a few hundred years before Homer's time -- a short enough span for some memory of the city to be preserved. According to Plato, Atlantis was destroyed by Athens some 6,500 years before his own day.

Re:Yawn (1)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | more than 3 years ago | (#35476004)

The main difference is that there are other ancient references to Troy in addition to Homer. As far as I have been able to discover, the only ancient reference we have to Atlantis is one place in Plato's writings.

Re:Yawn (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475858)

The worst part of it is that Plato made up Atlantis just to set up a hypothetical argument.

    The sad part is that there are so many people who take old fictional works "set up as a hypothetical argument" and treat them like some mystical work where the words are taken verbatim, even if they are contradictory even in the same work.

    I have no doubt that the Atlantis story was made up from somewhere. Circular built cities, or from Plato's own imagination, it came from somewhere. I prefer to believe the resurrected story used by the Stargate show. It's obvious, Atlantis was a starship, and Plato was an alien. :)

Re:Yawn (4, Interesting)

blincoln (592401) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475922)

"The worst part of it is that Plato made up Atlantis just to set up a hypothetical argument. His contemporaries understood this, but eventually it got out of hand and people took it literally."

I've seen this statement before, and I've always wondered - is there a Cliff's Notes version of the alleged supporting evidence for it? I mean, actual statements from people of Plato's era along the lines of "that Plato sure does like inventing ancient cities that never existed as back-story for his work! I bet in a few thousand years, people will think Atlantis actually existed, even though all of us here in Ancient Greece know that that is completely false!".

I ask because art critics and members of the "soft sciences" have a terrible habit of making statements like this, and then those statements become accepted as fact, when really it was just someone's opinion. One of the great things about art is that different people take away different things from each work, but the downside is that many of those people also assume that whatever *they* took away was what the creator of that work actually intended.

Re:Yawn (2)

JoeMerchant (803320) | more than 3 years ago | (#35476180)

What I read in a related article is that the researchers found "echo cities" laid out according to the design of Atlantis described by Plato, this is their evidence that the people of the area were (possible) survivors of the Atlantis.

A timeline of the cities' construction and Plato's account would be interesting.

Re:Yawn (4, Informative)

schmidt349 (690948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474728)

This from a soon-Ph.D in Classics.

Atlantis was a story Plato made up in the course of a philosophical discussion. It goes no further back in the literary record unless you want to twist a couple mentions of "Atlas' island" in the earlier corpus like balloon animals.

Re:Yawn (1)

Nikkos (544004) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475128)

So did ya find that secret out in his new tell-all book?

Plato used real people in his writings and there's no way to tell at which times is he using their own words and meanings and at which times he's inventing them. The discussion has long gone on and the simple answer is we don't and won't ever know. This is why the words of Socrates are more often credited to Plato - Socrates didn't write anything, so we're taking Plato at his word. Likewise there is no way to tell for certain if references to "lore" such as Atlantis were based on local gossip or were made out of whole cloth.

Your attempt at ethos fails too. Give back your Ph.D.

Re:Yawn (1)

schmidt349 (690948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475324)

[quote]there's no way to tell at which times[/quote]

[quote]we don't and won't ever know[/quote]

[quote]Likewise there is no way to tell[/quote]

Thanks so much for agreeing with me!

Re:Yawn (-1, Troll)

Nikkos (544004) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475636)

Declaring you have the answer; "Atlantis was a story Plato made up in the course of a philosophical discussion." and then backing away from your unfounded argument by trying to spin your opponent's word against himself in order to lay claim to the very argument that called your own into question?

You really are a classics Ph.D candidate. Useless knob.

Re:Yawn (4, Insightful)

schmidt349 (690948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475770)

See, a lack of evidence leads _reasonable_ people to extreme skepticism. It is not an open invitation to invent a crackpot theory and then plug your ears while shouting "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU."

Moreover, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. If you want to take Plato at his word you don't just get to point to a previously-undiscovered set of ruins somewhere in the Med and say "Atlantis!" You need to prove

a) that it was inhabited 8,000 years ago
b) that Athens was inhabited 8,000 years ago
c) That an apocalyptic war was fought between the two

because these are all parts of Plato's story.

You also don't get to say "the Egyptians told Solon/Plato/whoever" because archaeology proves that at the alleged time of this apocalyptic war the Egyptians (if you can call the Faiyum A culture "Egyptian" for any reason other than that the happened to leave near the Nile river delta) were still a Neolithic people with no system of writing.

Moreover, since all available evidence tells us that b) is not only not true but impossible, you're putting the cart before the horse trying to prove a) or c). If someone tells me, in earnest, that the CIA has been instructing him to kill the Pope by way of a radio embedded in his brain, nothing short of a CT scan showing me the radio and a bug detector showing signal origin at Langley is going to convince me that he's not insane. I don't start speculating on why the CIA would want the pope dead.

I realize that this type of reasoning from evidence rather than speculation is not the usual fare at the UFOlogy seminars and astrology club meetings you drag your knuckles to every night, but do pay attention, you might learn something.

Re:Yawn (1)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475904)

Nikkos needs to shut up.

Re:Yawn (1)

tsm_sf (545316) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475930)

Can we just add this post to the article summary and close the thread?

Re:Yawn (1)

JoeMerchant (803320) | more than 3 years ago | (#35476198)

Plato described a form of the city, while his chronology may have been distorted, the description of the city form was clear. These people, for the first time, are finding cities of similar form.

The rest of the story may be exaggerated, distorted, inaccurate or impossible - but if there was a city which inspired Plato's story, most people would be interested to see what it looks like after it's dug up.

Re:Yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35476068)

Or Europe, depending if your using the Middle Earth comparison as an actual site or an analogy...similar to what Plato did.

Re:Yawn (5, Informative)

Trepidity (597) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474762)

Even this particular proposal isn't new. A half-dozen archaeologists have been studying this national park in southern Spain as a possible site [wikipedia.org] for the past 15 years or so, and this is just the latest round of press releases.

Re:Yawn (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474858)

I just invented Transparent Aluminum!!!!

Re:Yawn (3, Funny)

Dan541 (1032000) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474888)

It's only a matter of time until people start searching for middle earth.

Re:Yawn (3, Funny)

Bender0x7D1 (536254) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474998)

It's only a matter of time until people start searching for middle earth.

Middle-earth can be found in the area we now call New Zealand.

Re:Yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475460)

The titular society of Samuel Butler's Erewhon is believed to be somewhere in NZ too.

Re:Yawn - no problem. It's right here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475750)

Tolkien used lots of references from this Earth. "Middle Earth" is an old medieval concept, Earth
being middle between Heaven and Hell. You occasionally find it in old literature.

So... you're on middle earth, as am I and the rest of us. Since it suggests a flat-earth cosmogony,
the term isn't much used any more.

Re:Yawn (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475786)

Actually, there's an interesting comparison to Europe [peterbird.name] , albeit with a rather different sea level :-)

Re:Yawn (1)

mseeger (40923) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475150)

They will have much better chances than fining Atlantis. Tolkien left a lot more clues behind than Platon did :-).

Funny thing is: Platon probably "invented" Atlantis to give some background to a story too...

Re:Yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474912)

Transparent Aluminum - http://bit.ly/Uf4kO CHECK!

Re:Yawn (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475640)

Yet another repeating news story.... How many times Atlantis has been located by now?

Zero, which is why we should wait until someone finds Atlantis to say "Researchers FIND atlantis."

That doesn't mean the methodology or the finding here isn't interesting.

Re:Yawn (1)

evilviper (135110) | more than 3 years ago | (#35476042)

Up next, using cell phones to track traffic patterns. I can't wait!

Re:Yawn (1)

Pyrus.mg (1152215) | more than 3 years ago | (#35476108)

News Flash! Rubies and sapphires are transparent crystals of aluminum oxide.

Horatio Caine says... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474562)

Perhaps the idea of Atlantis... *sunglasses* ...isn't dead in the water after all.

YEAAAAAAAAAH!

On the planet "Lantea"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474568)

Everybody knows that Atlantis is on the planet "Lantea" built millions of years ago by the Ancients.

Re:On the planet "Lantea"? (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474646)

Everybody knows that Atlantis is on the planet "Lantea" built millions of years ago by the Ancients.

That's not true, it's on earth now. Probably just sitting cloaked in an ocean.

Re:On the planet "Lantea"? (1, Funny)

peragrin (659227) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474748)

what do you think that caused the tsunami that hit the Pacific. It was Atlantis landing. They just came down near japan instead of Frisco.

Atlantis...? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474592)

Seems like they don't know anything about Tartessos [wikipedia.org] . That would be a real explanation for the ruins found.

Re:Atlantis...? (1)

turbidostato (878842) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475296)

"Seems like they don't know anything about Tartessos"

Of course. How in hell would a Spanish Classics Ph.D student know the slightest bit about Tartessos.

Did you consider that what this student fellow meant might be that Atlantis is an old memory of a Tartessian debacle?

Atlantis - Plato's example of Athens in a Play (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474598)

Egad! The invention of "Atlantis" was part of a political satire play written by Plato to show how Athens (Represented by a mythical kingdom of Atlantis in the play) had squandered its destiny and reputation by dominating Greek shipping by warfare and demanding tithes from other Greek nations. The mythical Atlantis represented Athens in the play and was sunk to show that the result of such political arrogance resulted in destruction. There never was such a place, nor was Plato doing anything else but critiquing Athens without mentioning it by name. (He remembered the fate of Socrates.) You just as well might search for the land of the Golden Fleece. (Wait! They did just that 200 years ago. Today we laugh at the idea knowing it was just a story.)

Re:Atlantis - Plato's example of Athens in a Play (2)

pjt33 (739471) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474948)

Today we laugh at the idea knowing it was just a story.

So was Troy.

Atlantis vs. Athens (2)

Troll-Under-D'Bridge (1782952) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475428)

The mythical Atlantis represented Athens in the play and was sunk to show that the result of such political arrogance resulted in destruction.

That's not exactly correct. Atlantis is set up as the anti-thesis, or opposite, of Athens, an anti-Athens, if you will. The second paragraph of the Wikipedia article[*] on Atlantis [wikipedia.org] states:

In Plato's account, Atlantis was a naval power lying "in front of the Pillars of Hercules" that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune".

Of course, one could still mean that Atlantis, by being the opposite of Athens, actually represents Athens! But that's a semantic subtlety best reserved for a philosophical forum, not a social tech news site.

[*]I know. Not the most trustworthy resource. But the basic details appear to be borne out by a simple GSearch (keywords: "Atlantis" "Athens") showing the clear distinction being made between two advanced ancient states.

I thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474600)

That it's in San Fransisco after using the Wormhole Drive to get back here from the Pegasus Galaxy.

Make it stop (4, Insightful)

Samantha Wright (1324923) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474604)

The truly boggling thing about people who believe in Atlantis is that they believe in Atlantis. Even Wikipedia doesn't [wikipedia.org] . (Or, at least, whatever corrupt bureaucrat obsessively controls that article.) Seriously, Slashdot, this is the kind of crap we're told we should expect from the "History" Channel, not our favourite hyperbolic tech news site!

Re:Make it stop (2)

ObsessiveMathsFreak (773371) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474804)

Time was, you wouldn't even expect this from the history channel. It's even weird to say that now.

Re:Make it stop (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474908)

Most "mythical" cities have turned out to be real. Often they are less awe inspiring that the fables but they are generally real. Odds are there was a city that corresponded to the stories of Atlantis that was less impressive but the odds of it being identified are nearly zero. In truth it may have not been called Atlantis by the residents. One of the problems is over the last 10,000 years there have been hundreds of small civilizations that have not been found or identified. In a single location there could have been dozens of different cultures or civilizations. In the British Isles there have been quite a number and it's one of the proposed locations for Atlantis, believe it or not it fits a number of the conditions for Atlantis if you go back to when sea levels were lower. It will probably never be identified but it probably existed.

Re:Make it stop (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475272)

Most "mythical" cities have turned out to be real.

Most? Can you support that claim?

It will probably never be identified but it probably existed.

If you had the most rudimentary understanding of Plato's "Dramatic Dialogues", you'd realize that there's not the slightest reason to believe it ever existed.

Plato wrote fictions, usually starring the late Socrates, to convey his philosophy. The Socrates we all know and love is probably more nearly Plato's sock puppet than the real man. And any "ancient history" worked into the stories is made up to support the philosophy.

Re:Make it stop (1)

Mashiki (184564) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475504)

And the 7 Cities of Troy [wikipedia.org] didn't exist either right? I thought so. There's been enough things lost through disasters that we could be searching for a very long time.

Re:Make it stop (1)

DiegoBravo (324012) | more than 3 years ago | (#35476026)

Before Schliemann nobody knew for sure about the reality of Troy and the whole Homer opus with its mix of men and gods. Atlantis is a different case, where a very modern tale is fabricated from twisted interpretations of old passages, and that fabrication is very well documented as a hoax. Atlantis is in the same category as Chariots_of_gods [wikipedia.org] for example.

Thera/Santorini? (2)

JonBuck (112195) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474606)

I know this is armchair archeology, but I thought that the evidence pointed at that island and the Minoan civilization in general to be the source of the Atlantis legend. The tsunami from that caldera eruption did wipe out Minoan coastal towns and opened the way for the Mycenaeans to expand.

Re:Thera/Santorini? (5, Informative)

rhathar (1247530) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474820)

There is no "general source" for the Atlantis "legend". There's a very specific one. It's Plato [wikipedia.org] . He made it up for a story.

Re:Thera/Santorini? (1)

Mr_Huber (160160) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475238)

And then some people, unwilling to give Plato credit for an imagination, insist he must be retelling some local legend or relating some half remembered folk history.

Re:Thera/Santorini? (2)

Evil Pete (73279) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475418)

You haven't read The Critias or The Timaeus have you?

Plato goes to great lengths to try to persuade the reader that this is in fact a true story based on the what was told to a relative of his which Plato committed to memory when he was a boy.

Quite some time back I grew curious about the legend and invested some time in trying to find out if it is just an invention or whatever. And if there is any truth then where is the "real" Atlantis. My conclusion was that Plato probably heard some stories about past disasters (it is a tectonically active area), and maybe even got the gist of the destruction of Minoa from the Egyptians (via his relative Solon). Then he just wove a story to suit his own ends. The proof of the invention part is in the design of the city and the statistics on the army and navy. Wont go into details but it reveals when the story is written. It is a product of its time. But looking for where the story might have come from reveals something surprising: the world is filled with lost civilisations and cities. They are not unusual. We know very little about the past.

Re:Thera/Santorini? (1)

schmidt349 (690948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475806)

Plato goes to great lengths to try to persuade the reader that this is in fact a true story based on the what was told to a relative of his which Plato committed to memory when he was a boy.

See, if you read the _rest_ of Plato, you find that this is a very common trope for him. He distances himself from the truth of a statement by putting it at multiple layers of indirect speech. Also, the character doing the talking is quasi-fictional to begin with (Plato's Socrates is _not_ the historical Socrates).

Re:Thera/Santorini? (1)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | more than 3 years ago | (#35476032)

Although it is certainly possible he used the general vague recollection (various minor references in legend and story) of the Minoan civilization as a template to provide slightly more credibility to his story.

Re:Thera/Santorini? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474844)

I think they just ran out of Orichalcum.

Plato has a lot to answer for ... (4, Funny)

Kittenman (971447) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474608)

I guess these things get funded by crackpots with more money than sense; the same breed who want to track down Noah's ark, Moses's sandal and the gourd left behind by Brian.

Atlantis (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474610)

Which Atlantis is this?

The one from Stargate Atlantis, or the one from Interpose with the overlynxes?

Re:Atlantis (1)

hedwards (940851) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475598)

I think they're looking for a copy of the Atari game. I've got a cart right here, no need to start looking on Google Earth.

Was it not in Plato’s head? (2)

Flavianoep (1404029) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474666)

I’ve read thoroughly Plato‘s Republic and although I couldn’t spot where Atlantis ended, it’s clear where it began: a dialogue.

Atlantis real location (5, Funny)

lordshipmayhem (1063660) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474672)

I have it on very good authority that Atlantis is not in Spain. It's in Florida, assigned to Launch on Need Mission STS-335. Hopefully it never is needed, but instead goes directly to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Actually... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474758)

The ancient city of Atlantis is in the Pegasus galaxy. Stargate command knows all about it.
 

Re:Atlantis real location (2)

Zumbs (1241138) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474790)

I thought it was already settled that the Atlantis of Plato was on the Moon. I mean, we have been searching everywhere on Earth, so the next logical step is the Moon ... or Mars, maybe.

Re:Atlantis real location (2)

Keramos (1263560) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475062)

Or the Pegasus Galaxy, perhaps?

Re:Atlantis real location (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475046)

A spaceship in Florida? I thought Atlanta was in Georgia?

Re:Atlantis real location (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475050)

Nope, already assigned for STS-135, scheduled for June 28th.

The City _in_ the Bay (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474688)

Everyone knows that Atlantis was left floating in S.F. Bay on January 9th, 2009.

have they found Tartarus yet? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474704)

That was the deepest pit in the underground where dead sinners were sent for punishment, according to Plato and many other ancient Greek writers.

That should be worth another research grant.

they found Tartarus (2)

www.sorehands.com (142825) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474742)

It is discovered that Tartarus is ancient name for Washington DC.

Immediately skeptical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474730)

Immediately.

Billy Batts (2)

Ol Biscuitbarrel (1859702) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474746)

The continent of Atlantis was an island
Which lay before the great flood
In the area we now call the Atlantic Ocean.
So great an area of land,
That from her western shores
Those beautiful sailors journeyed
To the South and the North Americas with ease,
In their ships with painted sails.
To the East Africa was a neighbour,
Across a short strait of sea miles.

I'm appalled (4, Insightful)

zill (1690130) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474792)

Is anyone else sickened by these people that capitalize on natural disasters?

Re:I'm appalled (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475888)

Nope. And I'm loving the Godzilla jokes, too.

Old as time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474808)

No mention to the lost city of Tartessos, no mention that the first hypothesis of Atlantis in Doñana marshes dates from XVII century...

If they have finally found it, congratulations. But there are centuries of people looking for that city in the same place.

japanese put out inextiguishable fire? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474828)

that's the spirit. never been done before. wow. could it be?

Cuba? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35474834)

I thought Atlantis was off the coast of Cuba? :P

These are some cynical 'researchers' (1)

fredmosby (545378) | more than 3 years ago | (#35474966)

They are trying to capitalize on a disaster that probably killed tens of thousands of people in order to get media attention for their questionable theories.

Re:These are some cynical 'researchers' (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475018)

Dude, if Atlantis even existed, then it sank thousands of years ago. There's such a thing as taking "too soon" too far.

pfft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475056)

Moronic scientists. Everyone knows Atlantis is buried under a mile of ice in Antarctica...

Total bullshit (1)

joeszilagyi (635484) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475102)

Everyone knows Atlantis is in the Pegasus galaxy.

Oh sure (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475112)

Anyone claiming anything a site is Atlantis is either a crank or a sell out. Serious archaeologists do not make such bold proclamations unless they want to be skinned alive by their peers. And throwing in a hook about a tsunami seems like ghoulish self promotion in the current circumstances

imported tear gas designed to protect human rights (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475120)

even at point blank range. quote from sudemonese general (mutant). damned
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The article casts doubt on itself! (1)

nuckfuts (690967) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475160)

While it is hard to know with certainty that the site in Spain in Atlantis...

Yep, that's what the world has been waiting for. More unproven speculation about Atlantis.

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specific (963862) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475204)

It's those lousy spud-spanking Irish trailer-trolls. They've been making up stories about their ancient past for millennium.

Just discover it already. (1)

tregeagle (192408) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475220)

Yup it's true, King Arthur is waiting in Atlantis.
  He's pretty bored, the last bit of excitement was when Elvis arrived and gave Captain Nemo a wedgie.

I was starting to worry! (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475234)

Usually Atlantis gets discovered every six months, but I haven't heard anything for nearly two years!

(Insert usual diatribe about the purpose of Plato's fiction, and the idiocy of anyone who believes it. Sorry, but I'm tired of typing it up everytime a new discovery is announced on Slashdot.)

Re:I was starting to worry! (1)

Konsalik (1921874) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475426)

The recession caused budget cuts and layoffs in the "does-aquaman-know?" dept.

Troy was once just a legend as well. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35475374)

A huge city, lost in time, just talked about as legend. Until Frank Calvert dug it up in 1865.

It's not fucking Atlantis! (1, Redundant)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475420)

Atlantis never existed. It is a fictional place. Plato made the whole thing up! He admitted that!

locarion of Atlantis is wrong (1)

fregare (923563) | more than 3 years ago | (#35475678)

Buddies this is the wrong location. I live there I know.

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And Colombo discovered America... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35476038)

yeahh, Hollywood rules

A possible Location for Atlantis (1)

rossdee (243626) | more than 3 years ago | (#35476150)

Great, will Joe Flanaghan and David Hewlett be back as Col Sheppard and Dr Mckay ? I could care less about Ronin and Teyla

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