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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lost City of Atlantis Actually Located in Morocco?

Lost City of Atlantis Actually Located in Morocco?

You might be familiar with the timeless tale of Atlantis. Atlantis penetrated not only the literary department of entertainment but also the boobtube and the silver screen. The formula for its success would be the legend that revolves around it. And of course, people like us are always fascinated to anything that has mystery in it. The lost city of Atlantis is considered for some to be nothing more than myth. Just a genius work of art by the Greek philosopher Plato in his works Timaeus and Critias. But lo and behold, one German computer programmer named Michael Hubner claims that the city was indeed real, and to further tickle the kid inside us, he may have discovered its real location.
Atlantis (Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") is a fictional island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens", thepseudo-historic embodiment of Plato's ideal state (see The Republic). In the story, Athens was able to repel the Atlantean attack, unlike any other nation of the (western) known world, supposedly giving testament to the superiority of Plato's concept of a state. At the end of the story, Atlantis eventually falls out of favor with the gods and famously submerges into the Atlantic Ocean. - Wikipedia

Hubner gathered data and necessary information from Plato’s writings in the form of clues and descriptions of the city. According to Plato, Atlantis is a total of 51 different attributes which is like the “presence of elephants” and mountains to the north. Hubner then took these intriguing clues and plugged them into a mapping program. His efforts did not disappointed him as it revealed something interesting.

Hubner was able to know the location of the city. He discovered that it was most likely inland, on the coastline of Morocco. To be more specific, the Souss-Massa plain, which lies about 100 miles south of Marrakesh. This intriguing discovery led him to conclude that Atlantis actually did not sink into the ocean, but rather was destroyed by a massive waves of a tsunami attack.

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