The site, which straddles 30,000 square meters of ocean floor off the southern Peloponnese, is believed to have been consumed by the sea around 1000 BC. Although discovered by a British oceanographer some 40 years ago, it was only this year that marine archaeologists, aided by digital technology, were able to properly survey the ruins.
What they found surpassed all expectations. Thanks to shifting sands and the settlement’s enclosure in a protected bay, the exploration revealed a world of buildings, courtyards, main streets, rock-cut tombs and religious structures. In addition, the seabed was replete with thousands of shards of pottery.
Guardian: Lost Greek city that may have inspired Atlantis myth gives up secrets
(via Paul Bingman)
There are many speculative locations of Atlantis.
I have previously linked to the Collina-Girard’s theory (See: Spartel Bank hypothesis on Wikipedia) and Robert Sarmast’s theory (see Near Cyprus hypothesis on Wikipedia).
This seems more legitimate than these others.
(*sigh*, Mac would have loved to have read about this… I found that Cyprus theory link on his blog…)
November 30, 2009 at 6:09 am
There are many submerged old settlements to be found around the world, but none have anything to do with Atlantis. The reason: the island was blown to bits and swallowed by the sea in a supervolcanic eruption in the 17th century BC. It was located exactly where Plato said — a ways beyond Gibralter and facing the region of Gades (Cadiz). The gigantic caldera is plainly visible on the ocean floor off the coast of Portugal. (See Roots of Cataclysm, Algora Publ. NY 2009.)