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Google Ocean: Has Atlantis been found off Africa?
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Posted on 02/10/2011 3:51:02 PM PST by djf

A truly spectacular find. This will probably re-write history as we know it. See link for details.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: atlantis; catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; plato
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1 posted on 02/10/2011 3:51:05 PM PST by djf
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To: djf

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?t=h&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=31.43335,-24.32373&spn=2.001247,5.29541&z=8


2 posted on 02/10/2011 3:52:15 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: djf

Again? Pretty soon there will be as many Atlantises as there are Noah’s Arks.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 3:52:50 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: djf

Well, finally we have found a place where the property values have sunk lower then California.


4 posted on 02/10/2011 3:53:55 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: djf

Google Ocean: Atlantis ‘found off Africa’ turns out to be boat mapping lines

Article also at the Telegraph.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 3:54:05 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: pissant

Look at the Google map, realize you are viewing an area as large as Connecticut, then let me know what you think!


6 posted on 02/10/2011 3:54:53 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: Gadsden1st

What is a boat mapping line?


7 posted on 02/10/2011 3:55:50 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: djf

Yeah, the Telegraph publishes the truth behind the lines in a linked article. No Atlantis...this time.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 3:55:58 PM PST by Der_Hirnfänger
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To: djf; neverdem; xsmommy; secret garden; SunkenCiv; Tax-chick; tioga

No.

But it is credibly speculated that the sailing ship Marie Celeste did ground off the coast of Africa on sand bars that rise and fall rapidly. Under sail, she would not be going rapidly before the grounding, and there is no reason to think her captain would let loose the anchor to hold a ship that is firmly aground.

Once grounded, her passengers immediately left their meal and their chores and joined part of the crew who had also left the ship to “walk on the newly-found land” ... while leaving maybe 1 or 2 on the ship as watchstanders.

When the sandbar washed back away and refloated the ship, the remaining one or two crew would certainly have tried to launch the ship’s heavy wooden boats to rescue the struggling “walkers” who were now in waist deep waves (or worse) in rapidly rising water. If the boat’s crew and whatever rescued members couldn’t get back onboard the Celeste, the ship would simply pass rapidly away under the already set sails as the boat tried vainly to row back ....


9 posted on 02/10/2011 4:00:12 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: djf

Notice there are “lines” (roads?) going between various islands.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 4:02:51 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: djf

This article is from February 2009.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 4:05:09 PM PST by DrC
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

You’re making me want to read Master and Commander again.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 4:05:43 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: bgill

There is a problem here of sorts, if Google is trying to say it is some kind of artifact.

The problem is that I am now looking at a satellite image on Geology.com

And the lines ARE STILL THERE!

And the picture I am looking at is labeled Imagery @(copyright) 2011 NASA


13 posted on 02/10/2011 4:07:37 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: djf

Boat mapping line my aunt fanny. The lines interestingly enough stop at our go around the underwater mountains. Why would a boat need to sail around an underwater mountain?


14 posted on 02/10/2011 4:10:42 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: djf
Old "news." It's boat mapping lines:

EXPLANATION

15 posted on 02/10/2011 4:11:56 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: djf

What’s the link for the satellite image?


16 posted on 02/10/2011 4:12:01 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: djf

Again?


17 posted on 02/10/2011 4:12:08 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Interesting, thanks.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 4:12:24 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: djf

Hello, I’m 2009. Have we met?


19 posted on 02/10/2011 4:16:18 PM PST by DarrellZero
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To: djf

Oh, I see at the bottom of the image.

I still don’t see why a boat needs to stop and go around anything that’s UNDER the water. The article says there is nothing between the lines but either I’m crazy or there is lots that I see between the lines. Sounds more like someone wants to keep it under wraps.


20 posted on 02/10/2011 4:19:50 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: DarrellZero

Can’t you come up with something stupider to say than that?


21 posted on 02/10/2011 4:21:39 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

PING, may be a repeat I think I have seen this one before.


22 posted on 02/10/2011 4:23:11 PM PST by stockpirate (U-6 Total unemployed for January 2011 16.1 percent)
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To: djf
Oh boy.
Right after I ran out of tinfoil, too.
23 posted on 02/10/2011 4:24:15 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: djf
I went in and measured it. The criss-crossing squares are about 100 miles by 80 miles in total. That's pretty darn freaking huge for an ancient city, for any city. The average city block is 10 miles by 5 miles. Besides the darn thing is on the ocean FLOOR. It is part of the ocean floor - 17,000 feet down.

It's an interesting looking formation, but it ain't no city.

24 posted on 02/10/2011 4:56:34 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: djf
Google, shmoogle. The shadow people told me it was there long before Google Ocean was a gleam in those dorks' eyes.

25 posted on 02/10/2011 4:59:14 PM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Bernard Marx

Even with today’s GPS guidance systems, it is highly unlikely that these lines were from boat mapping....they are about 100 miles long, perfectly parallel and perpendicular for the most part.

Over the extensive time it would take to map lines of this length, repetitiously, due to vagueuries of weather, winds, currents, etc. would prohibit the precision of these lines. IMHO.

I wholly agree that they are Atlantis is highly unlikely due to the depth and relationship with the consistency with surrounding depth.

What they are, God only knows......


26 posted on 02/10/2011 4:59:57 PM PST by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE and stockpirate for the pings.

Wasn't the Marie Celeste found with no one on board?

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27 posted on 02/10/2011 5:01:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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28 posted on 02/10/2011 5:01:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I went in and measured it. The criss-crossing squares are about 100 miles by 80 miles in total. That's pretty darn freaking huge for an ancient city, for any city. The average city block is 10 miles by 5 miles. Besides the darn thing is on the ocean FLOOR. It is part of the ocean floor - 17,000 feet down.

It's an interesting looking formation, but it ain't no city.

Here is a screen capture of one measurement. Click on it for full res.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 5:05:22 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Can’t be Atlantis — it would have to be laid out in concentric circles.


30 posted on 02/10/2011 5:06:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: SunkenCiv; secret garden

Yeppers, she was found with no one onboard.

Meal on the table, anchor up (stowed as would be expected for regular sailing.) Sail set. Ship’s boat missing.

No sign of violence or attack - no sign of a pirate attack for example.

No log entries or signs that the captain had left the ship to another ship for safety, or if the ship were sinking and the crew had abandoned her deliberately.


31 posted on 02/10/2011 5:08:46 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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Thanks djf!

Google Ocean: Has Atlantis been found off Africa?

32 posted on 02/10/2011 5:13:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: djf
People, people, people, Atlantis was flown away by the Ancients 10,000 years ago to the Pegasus Galaxy.
33 posted on 02/10/2011 5:13:29 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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34 posted on 02/10/2011 5:14:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: djf

Atlantis in under Antarctica.


35 posted on 02/10/2011 5:14:50 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Alien abduction.


36 posted on 02/10/2011 5:21:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: djf

Sure Enuff! That’d be it!


37 posted on 02/10/2011 5:26:32 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Pretty small for Atlantis. I'm still in the Indonesia is Atlantis crowd.
38 posted on 02/10/2011 5:27:04 PM PST by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: BenLurkin
Can't be Atlantis -- it would have to be laid out in concentric circles.
:') Yeah, that's the problem. The frequent approach to Plato's tale is to change the location, change the era, and (usually) change the size. This find would merely require changing some of the fluffier details, and leave it in the right place and size. :')

Plato gave the dimensions of the plain on which the city stood as 3,000 stades by 2,000 stades, and a stade is about an eighth of a mile, hence 375 miles by 250 miles. That's not the size of the city itself, merely the size of the plain on which it supposedly stood.blockquote>Atlantis discovered on Google Earth:
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39 posted on 02/10/2011 5:29:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Arlis

“Over the extensive time it would take to map lines of this length, repetitiously, due to vagueuries of weather, winds, currents, etc. would prohibit the precision of these lines. IMHO.”

As well, if they were boat lines, what would explain their showing up only in this small section of the ocean? If they were boat lines, one would expect them to appear repeatedly all over the oceans.


40 posted on 02/10/2011 5:29:46 PM PST by DrC
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To: djf
I think the real Atlantis was the Minoans off of Santorini in the Mediterranean. It was destroyed by the volcano.
41 posted on 02/10/2011 5:31:37 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: Palter; blam

You and blam. :’)


42 posted on 02/10/2011 5:32:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; SunkenCiv
The Mary Celeste in port.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 5:35:44 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: djf
If it's a "city", those are some humungous blocks. The bounding rectangle is 80 - 100 miles on a side.

Not buying it...

BTW & FWIW, I spend at least half my time doing cartography and overhead imagery analysis for archaeology...

44 posted on 02/10/2011 5:49:43 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: SunkenCiv; Palter
Well...okay.

Where Was Atlantis? Sundaland Fits The Bill, Surely!


45 posted on 02/10/2011 5:56:53 PM PST by blam
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To: djf

There are more lines, roads, artifacts ? about 150 miles due east of that.


46 posted on 02/10/2011 5:59:08 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: djf
Nice try. I know the guy that lives there.


47 posted on 02/10/2011 6:08:09 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: djf

Can’t you come up something smarter than posting a two year-old news article like its hot?


48 posted on 02/10/2011 6:34:00 PM PST by DarrellZero
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To: TXnMA

But which half?


49 posted on 02/10/2011 7:05:13 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

The half in which I’m not working on kicking RINORicky Perry’s @$$...


50 posted on 02/10/2011 7:33:13 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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