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TSUNAMIS OLD AND NEW: THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS--FOUND?

Posted by: Laurence Harmon on 3/13/2011

Naturally, the news cycle has been dominated for the past few days by the horrific tsunami in Japan. It turns out that there's a lesser--and equally interesting--tsunami story that's just happened to surface in the past year or so.  And it's coming to your local television via the National Geographic Channel tonight.

It's claimed that the fabled lost city of Atlantis has been located by means of satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology.  Experts are surveying Spanish marshlands, looking for proof of the ancient city.  If they can match geological formations to Plato's descriptions and accounts of the city, one of the world's most intriguing mysteries might be solved.

A U.S.-led research team believes that Atlantis was swamped by a huge tsunami thousands of years ago in mud flats in southern Spain.  Head researcher Richard Freund says the find illustrates "the power of tsunamis. It's just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland; that's pretty much what we're talking about."  

Read more herehttp://preview.tinyurl.com/45flb6e 
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