Atlantis Exact Location May Have Been Found

The geographer who demonstrated the similarity between Ireland and Atlantis is now providing more details. New data supports the hypothesis that the original tale came to Ireland from an island that sank much like Plato claimed. Geological data now points to an exact location--in the North Sea.

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Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) April 26, 2006

In 2004 a geographer demonstrated the similarity between Ireland and Plato's Atlantis. He suggested that the tale of the island that sank came to Ireland from the North Sea. New geological data may confirm the hypothesis.

By comparing Plato's description with 3-dimensional seismic data from oil exploration, and archaeological analyses of paleoenvironments, a plausible location has been found in the Silver Pit meteorite impact crater. If so, it is not just under the sea, but under the bottom of the sea. This would explain why it has not been found yet: 3D seismic studies is something quite new.

The original hypothesis was presented by Dr. Ulf Erlingsson in the book "Atlantis from a Geographer's Perspective: Mapping the Fairy Land." The foreword was written by W. Karlén, professor emeritus in Geography and editor of a scientific journal.

In the book he concluded that "beyond reasonable doubt, Plato based the geographic description of Atlantis on Ireland." However, he also pointed out that the story of the island that sank must have come from elsewhere, and suggested Dogger Bank in the North Sea as a possible source.

Plato wrote that the city of Atlantis was located inside three concentric lakes created by the god Poseidon. Seismic data indicate that such a location may exist on the correct side of Dogger Bank. Furthermore, it is at the correct depth for having sunk at the time Plato claimed--at the very end of the ice age.

Apart from studying a possible historic origin for the Atlantis tale, Erlingsson has recently published an article on the risk for a jökulhlaup from East Antarctica, a prediction that was confirmed by an article in Nature only weeks later. He has also got an article in preparation that proposes a novel explanation for why and how the ice age ended. It is his geographic research into dramatic natural events that has led him to suspect that the tale of Atlantis may have a background in reality.

The new details of the Atlantis hypothesis are presented in a video, which is available for free at



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Atlantis City 9600 BC? Atlantis City 9600 BC?

A rendering of what it may have looked like on southwestern Dogger Bank just before the sudden sea-level rise at the end of the ice age.

Palaeo satellite Image Palaeo satellite Image

11,600 years ago the concentric circles from the Silver Pit meteorite crater may have created the pattern that Plato described.

Atlantis Island 6100 BC? Atlantis Island 6100 BC?

The rendering shows Dogger Bank shortly before it was destroyed by the Storegga tsunami and the sudden sea level rise from the catastrophic drainage of Lake Agassiz through Hudson Bay.