According to an article in UK newspaper The Sun, researchers believe they may have located the perhaps-not-mythical island of Atlantis. The oldest mention we have of the sunken island is in the works of Plato. Since then, the story has been featured in countless literary tomes, films, even a TV show starring Patrick Duffy.
Now, aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford (hats off to the best name of the day) has found a seemingly man-made rectangular formation near the Canary Islands, 620 miles West of Africa, while browsing on Google Ocean. It’s doubtful this formation is the city mentioned by the great philosopher, but the image is certainly interesting. Charles Orser of New York State University agrees: “The site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis, as described by Plato. Even if it turns out to be geographical, this definitely deserves a closer look.”
Atlantis or not, the best part of this story is that the dude found this formation using Google Earth. In the very unlikely event that researchers are able to definitively declare this site to be the historical Atlantis, Mr. Bamford has just made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history –online, no less. Astounding.
Please excuse me while I go browse porn sites for evidence of the Holy Grail. . .