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PostPosted: 08-05-2011 10:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

ATLANTIS
Today on BBC1 London from 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Based on the latest scientific research, this factually based drama tells the story of the greatest natural disaster to shake the ancient world, the destruction of the island of Thera (modern day Santorini) around 1620 BC. This volcanic eruption and its catastrophic impact on Europe's first great civilisation, the Minoans, is now believed to have inspired the legend of Atlantis. With Stephanie Leonidas, Reece Ritchie, Langley Kirkwood, Isadora Verwey, and Natalie Becker
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PostPosted: 08-05-2011 22:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that was an illustrated history/science lecture.
And it was better than I expected! Wink
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PostPosted: 08-05-2011 22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
I thought that was an illustrated history/science lecture.
And it was better than I expected! Wink


Yeah, it looked like they had spent some money on it. CGI wasn't too bad.
Acting started out a bit badly, but improved over the length of the program.
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PostPosted: 09-05-2011 16:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atlantis: The Evidence - A Timewatch Special
Today on BBC2 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In this Timewatch special, historian Bettany Hughes unravels one of the most intriguing mysteries of all time. She presents a series of geological, archaeological and historical clues to show that the legend of Atlantis was inspired by a real historical event, the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world
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PostPosted: 09-05-2011 18:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
I thought that was an illustrated history/science lecture.
And it was better than I expected! Wink

I enjoyed the reconstruction based on the evidence part, but the drama part seemed really anachronistic. No nonsense local businessman takes on ruling priest-class. Gods not amused.

I kept expecting the blue police box to turn up.
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PostPosted: 09-05-2011 18:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pietro_Mercurios wrote:
I kept expecting the blue police box to turn up.

That'll be in the next series! Wink
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PostPosted: 09-05-2011 21:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
Atlantis: The Evidence - A Timewatch Special

Interesting,but not particularly stunning. But then, I've been familiar with the Thera = Atlantis theory since the 60's (and the idea wasn't even new then, although we have got much more geological and archaeological evidence since).

But it was nice to see Bettany Hughes parading her Earth Mother physique...

(rynner snorts like a Minoan bull... can I mention aurochs? Wink )
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PostPosted: 06-02-2012 13:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not often that a candidate Atlantis actually gets removed from consideration.

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A Google Earth map that raised rumors of the lost city of Atlantis has gotten a much-needed update, ridding the seafloor of a gridlike pattern that some vigilant users suspected were sunken streets from the mythological underwater city.

In fact, Google Ocean, an extension of map program Google Earth, was merely displaying a data artifact from the sonar method that oceanographers use to map the seafloor. This week, Google updated the application with new seafloor data from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other groups.

"The original version of Google Ocean was a newly developed prototype map that had high resolution but also contained thousands of blunders related to the original archived ship data," David Sandwell, a Scripps geophysicist, said in a statement. "UCSD undergraduate students spent the past three years identifying and correcting the blunders."

The students also incorporated new data into the archive that Google uses to create its map of underwater topography. Researchers create this data by using sonar, or sound waves, that bounce off the seafloor and return information about its shape, not unlike how a bat uses sonar to "see" bugs. When Google uses lots of these surveys together, they sometimes overlap, creating strange gridlike patterns.
That's what happened in 2009, shortly after the launch of the extension. Eagle-eyed Google Ocean explorers spotted a large grid on the seafloor that looked strikingly like the streets of a well-organized small town. Immediately, "Atlantis" rumors started flying.

In fact, the grid was merely caused by overlapping datasets, according to NOAA. Besides that, the grid that looked like a little town actually covered an area of ocean more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) wide — not exactly small-town proportions.

The updated Google Ocean has been scrubbed of this Atlantis artifact. ...

SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/google-earth-erases-underwater-atlantis-error-121202529.html
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PostPosted: 09-12-2013 19:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monty Halls and Japan's Lost Atlantis

Episode 3
Today on Channel 5 from 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Documentary series in which explorer and marine biologist Monty Halls investigates the world's greatest underwater mysteries. Monty and his team travel to a remote Japanese island to try to discover whether an underwater structure is the remains of a city lost to the waves or a creation carved by nature itself.

Possibly a repeat?

MH did a documentary on fishing in Cadgwith, and worked closely with one particular fisherman there, whom I've met, so that's one degree of separation between me and MH!
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PostPosted: 13-12-2013 14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't this site also the subject of one of Graham Hancock's interesting theories? I seem to recall him starting with "there are no straight lines in nature" and jumping pretty quickly to "therefore this is a lost civilisation"...
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PostPosted: 13-12-2013 15:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peripart wrote:
Isn't this site also the subject of one of Graham Hancock's interesting theories?

It's probably on Flooded Kingdoms

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=35257#35257
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PostPosted: 31-10-2014 18:47    Post subject: Atlantis Discovered in "Google Earth." Reply with quote

Recently scientists associated with the Scripps Institute of Oceanography released new overlays for "Google Earth." The "Vertical Gravity Gradient" overlay add new features to the ocean floor.

http://topex.ucsd.edu/grav_outreach/

Using this new overlay I have a site for Atlantis next to the Cape Verde Islands. See these two images, and a YouTube video for the site.

http://s26.postimg.org/ydqj2r505/Atlantis.jpg


http://s26.postimg.org/leljvnm6t/Atlantis_Part_2.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tViSbPZ-0eI


Image Credit; David Sandwell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
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PostPosted: 31-10-2014 19:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about buying a submersible and giving tours of the site? I'll go halfs!

I think theres a thread for this.
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PostPosted: 31-10-2014 19:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lo! The Atlantis Thread was discovered and the topics were merged.
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PostPosted: 14-11-2014 22:24    Post subject: Evidece of Atlantis at Cape Verde Reply with quote

Here is a new video I put together using "Google Earth." It shows sites on the Cape Verde Islands that support Atlantis being located in that area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDE__VnJvBA
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