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Lost City of Atlantis Not Found on Google Earth February 22, 2009

Posted by Bahadir Sahin in English, Haber (News).
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Buried treasure? No, this time it’s a lost city which has found its way into Google Earth.

Atlantis – a legendary island which Plato had described sinking into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune” around 9000 BC – was recently claimed to have been found of Google Earth. A UK-based aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford had claimed to The Sun that he had seen a grid of lines undersea off the coast of West Africa, a location which experts believe where Atlantis had sunk.

But Google has denied saying that the lines represented sonar data collected from boats.

According to a Google statement, “It’s true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an Ancient Roman villa.”

“In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor.”

But debate rages on — is it or is it not the Lost City of Atlantis?

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