19 Jan, 2010 @ 11:48
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Was Atlantis in Andalucia?

ATLANTIS could have been located in Andalucia, a breakthrough by Spanish archaeologists has revealed.

Evidence for the existence of an ancient civilisation linked to the lost city has been found in the Donana National Park.

Known as the Tartessos – a wealthy society that existed between the 11th and 7th centuries BC – their discovery has fuelled hopes Atlantis may soon be located.

“Atlantis is not exactly where the CSIC (Spain’s Higher Council for Scientific Study) is looking, but it is close,” explained Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, an archaeologist and Atlantis expert.

“Evidence is mounting that suggests the story of Atlantis was not mere fiction, fable or myth, but a true story as Plato always maintained.”

The Tartessian civilization – which became rich trading gold and silver from local mines – has long been linked by mythologists to the Atlantis legend.

Previously, historians had dismissed the region as a possible site believing that it had been submerged since the ice age.

But the new evidence suggests the waters may have receded in time for the Tartessians to build an urban centre, which was later destroyed in a tsunami.

Specifically, the Hinojos marshes, an area close to the mouth of the Guadalquiver river, have now been identified as the likely site.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. I understood that the mystery of Atlantis, with reference to Plato’s descriptions, had already been solved and current belief is that it was in the area of a Greek volcano archipeligo. Saw a documentary on it in the last week or so on British TV and it was very compelling with much reference to the Minoan civilisation.

  2. Has to be where a freak wave or natural catastrophe happened that is akin to Pompeii. Much of what is science is unfound of the ancient world. Much is interpreted as fact.

    Atlantis as it was must have been the enigma that Pompeii was before it was uncovered. Myths are not in ancient texts in the archives. The work of knowledge is somewhere in the tombs that are as yet unfound. I believe this has some merit here as to the potential site of natural disaster. Now let marine archaeologist and historians tread ‘water’.

    A seamount would not account for such a large civilisation. It could only be a landmass that supported life for trade,materials and transport in antiquity. I will research further and contact Georgeos Diaz-Montexano.

    Nothing is solved by claims. Only by empirical fact. Proof that is and not speculation.

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