The Lost Atlantis
Lost City found in Thassos?
The mystery of lost Atlantis begins with the story that Solon heard Solon from the Egyptian priests about the wonderous people of ancient times. These were the inhabitants of the legendary Atlantis, which sank due to the wrath of their patron god Poseidon. Atlantis is mentioned for the first time in Platos writings, the famous dialogues “Timaeus and Critias”. The second “official” reference to Atlantis was made by a member of the U.S. Congress, Ignatius Donnelly, author of “Atlantis, the Antediluvian World”. In the pages of his book he was trying to interpret the great riddle of Atlantis. Since then Atlantis was sought throughout the world. Each underwater archaeological discovery gave rise to hopes for the discovery. In 2009, members of the National Centre for Underwater Photography, Research and Technology were performing depth measurements in the sea area of Thassos while they identified some strange anomalies on the seabed. The sensitive and sophisticated electronics of the team, translated these abnormalities as columns of about seven meters. These columns have stunning resemblance to the Acropolis columns and are lined up in perfect symmetry. This came to no suprise for the fishermen and residents of Thassos who all knew that there is a sunken city in the sea around the island. So far there is no official investigation to confirm that the ancient city is the legenderary city of Atlantis. However, surveys confirm the existence of an entire state at the bottom of Thassos, opening new horizons for researchers of the underwater archeology and keeps the optimism of the scientists on the existence of Atlantis, but the discovery. The preparations for a special mission consisting of top divers that will do research and shoot a hundred meters into the deep has already begun. It is estimated that at the end of 2010 the first findings will be available to be studied in specialized labs.