September 24, 2019

Is Greater Adria Atlantis?

Timothy Birdnow

Scientists have found a "lost continent" under the Mediterranean.

From Fox News:

The research, publishedinGondwana Research,notes that the continent was part of North Africa and eventually settled under Southern Europe more than 200 million years ago. It has been given the name"Greater Adria," after the Adria region, which stretches from Turin to the Adriatic Sea.

When I started to read this I had hoped it would confirm Atlantis, but it is far, far too old. Well, maybe the Atlanteans were dinosaurs?

The article does offer this tantalizing tidbit:

The vast majority of Greater Adria is underwater, but there are still parts that are visible, researchers noted.

"The only remaining part of this continent is a strip that runs from Turin via the Adriatic Sea to the heel of the boot that forms Italy," van Hinsbergen added.

Get that? Some of the evidence is fairly easy to find; it just got missed by modern investigators thanks to too many cooks in the kitchen. Perhaps the ancients discovered evidence of this continent themselves and this led to the Atlantis legend? They didn't find evidence of any civilization, but it seemed a good thing to use for a cautionary tale.

Of course, the only mention of Atlantis was by Plato, and HE pegged it as "beyond the Pillars of Hercules" aka in the Atlantic. People have been looking for the so-called sunken island continent in the Atlantic ever since. But was this an old rumor and Plato knew he couldn't place it in the Mediterranean? While the story of Atlantis may be wrong, perhaps the ancients found evidence of Greater Adria?

Now the ancients didn't have diving equipment, but they were a lot more savvy than we realize, and learned a heckuva lot without our complex tools. Maybe...

It is certainly worth pondering.

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