Monday, March 14, 2011

Team Led By UofH Professor May Have Found Lost City Of Atlantis

March 11, 2011|By ROGER CATLIN,, The Hartford Courant

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Since it was first described by Plato in about 360 B.C., the legend of Atlantis has stayed alive in story, song, film and the popular imagination.

Explorers seeking the city that disappeared have so far searched the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and even Antarctica.

But a team led by University of Hartford professor and archaeologist Richard Freund may have pinpointed the long-sought city somewhere completely unexpected — in a vast marsh in Southern Spain.

After identifying the shapes Plato described through electro-imaging systems designed for gas and oil exploration, an international team of archaeologists has found artifacts and other evidence that points to the lost city.

"It's the best possible candidate that's ever been discovered with the most amount of evidence," Freund says in an interview. His process and the extent of the discoveries are outlined in "Finding Atlantis," a new National Geographic Channel special premiering Sunday night.

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