Is the legendary Atlantis in the Gulf of Cádiz?
Strange structures could confirm it
Researchers believe they have discovered artificial walls under the sea near Chipiona.
A team of divers and researchers has recently located some large and strange underwater structures that could be artificial walls and that could bear a certain relationship with Plato's descriptions of Atlantis in his texts Timaeus and Critias.
The divers and technicians who have carried out a scan of the area have reported these findings at a press conference in Chipiona (Cádiz), together with the American Michael Donnellan, who has directed a documentary series about this investigation called «Atlántica» and which will be presented on October 8 at the South International Series Festival held in Cádiz.
In the aforementioned press conference, historian and archaeologist Mercedes de Caso Bernal indicated that the team was not going to reveal the location of these finds: «We have notified the corresponding administrations and they are responsible for maintaining and protecting them.»
The divers Boris Martínez Abad and Antonio Fernández Olivero have explained that ten years ago, returning from one of their underwater explorations, they detected «some anomalies» in the area with sonar: «We were with empty oxygen tanks, so we marked the area and we leave it for other explorations.»
In the following dives, in an area with hardly any visibility, they thought they detected shapes similar to walls, built with stones with right angles, something that was «quite special».
The divers contacted the topographers and hydrographers Sergio Aleu Ruiz and Alejandro Aleu Ruiz, who carried out bathymetry of the area with which they detected some structures that appear from the bottom, with a height of five meters and some of 450 meters long.
«We are calling them walls, but they could be rock formations, natural, artificial… we don't know,» they explain. They only assure that they have not seen others like it in the area.
Marine biologist Luis Silva has also explained that during the dives they were surprised to see «square, triangular stones, with such unnatural shapes, because the right angle in nature is not very common.»
The archaeologist has indicated that this is «the first data» of an investigation that must continue with numerous technologies, among others to verify whether these supposed walls would be part of the peninsula or would be an independent island, like the one Plato referred to in his texts. about a mythical civilization, a lost paradise that for many scholars is nothing more than a legend.
«We don't know what we have found, what the name of what we have found is. That is the only thing we can say,» Mercedes de Caso Bernal commented at the Mercedes de Caso Bernal conference with «maximum caution».
Michael Donnellan, also an archaeologist, has however been much more enthusiastic and convinced that he is «on the verge» of «a monumental event».
He assures that, after seven years of investigations, the structures located coincide «perfectly with Plato's writings», in which he mentioned an empire from 11,000 years ago, which would be formed «by a series of cities facing the sea» and with a capital on «an artificial island» surrounded by concentric circular walls and where about 20,000 people lived.
He has assured that in their investigations, which have been carried out «respecting the laws», they have found «exact similarities»: «We cannot say that it is, we are simply saying that it is very curious and that we are in the process of continuing the research».