Thursday, 21. July 2005
A New Case for Atlantis

The first scientific congress of the history about Atlantis happend 11 - 13 July 2005 on the Greek island of Milos.
This Conference aimed to serve as a forum for the presentation and constructive discussion of all the issues related to the hypothesis of the lost land of Atlantis. The purpose of the meeting was to gather specialists of all the different disciplines involved in highlighting the scientific aspects of this fascinating subject.
Greece was the most appropriate location for hosting this conference, as the ancient Greek great mind Plato formulated the Atlantis hypothesis.

Atlantis's Keywords. Georgeos Díaz-Montexano's Map

At the moment, most of the abstracts for Atlantis 2005 are online.
A wonderful lunchtime browse and a demonstration of how creative people can be.

“The same conference will be organised again in three years in order to establish what progress has been made in research about the Lost Land and it will probably be then that the scientific community will be ready to bring to light the secret of Atlantis”, stated Mr. Kostas Konstantinidis, Managing Director of Heliotopos Conferences, who also had the original idea of the conference ...The eagerly awaited Conference Proceedings will include all of the presentations and will be the first book about Atlantis to contain such a wide range of views and approaches to the Atlantis hypothesis. The book will be published within a few months ...

Press Release: 18 July 2005

UPDATE 09.08.05 @ 12.03 Uhr

Analysis reveals a large earthquake and tsunami hit Spartel Island about 12,000 years ago.

"Geological records revealed that in the geographic region chosen by Plato for his narrative, there are recurrent great earthquakes (magnitude 8.5-9) which create enormous tsunamis, with waves 5-15 meters in height. One such catastrophic event occurred around 10,000 B.C.," Gutscher told Discovery News.

When the people of Atlantis became wicked and decadent, the gods punished them by sending "violent earthquakes and floods."
"The power came forth out the Atlantic Ocean ... In a single day and night of misfortune ... the island of Atlantis disappeared in the depths of the sea," wrote Plato.

Study: Atlantis Sinking Has Scientific Basis by Discovery News

By the way: Marc-André Gutscher of the University of Western Brittany in Plouzané, France was involved in the conference above.
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