We all hears the stories about the city of Atlantis and how in vanished under the ocean. The fiction story portrayed of the same in the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, by Disney in 2001. Do you think it is real? Even the scientists are confused! Read the article to find out if the city does exists or not!

1. Under the Antarctica

The adventurous search for the lost city of Atlantis has made the researchers go to the depths of the South Pole. Recently with the development of imaging technology scientists have started to discover the depths of Antarctica. The landmass has been explored to a depth of half a mile by the researchers from Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.

2. A structure similar to the Eiffel Tower.

The researchers went on exploring the depths and heights of the earth, one of the structures found was resembling the height of Eiffel Tower with a height of 300 meters. According to a documentary by National Geographic channel, the water conduits and sediment ridges found under the South Pole tell about the stability the surface gets.

3. The Piri Reis map in the 1960s.

The idea of Atlantis city under the Antarctica has surfaced earlier also in the 1960s and 70s. At the time, according to the Piri Reis map humans must have been living there.

4. Created by Turkish admiral

The map’s name was actually kept in the name of a Turkish admiral and cartographer who made the map with the help of scholars and discovered many places through the same.

5. Discovered Antarctica before 1818.

Antarctica is a continent situated at the South Pole, it was discovered in the year 1818. But according to The Epoch Times, the Reis map showed Antarctica hundreds of years back before its discovery.

6. Plato mentioned it first

Plato was the first person to come up with the idea of Atlantis city. It was cited in his dialogues, namely ‘Timaeus’ and the ‘Critias’ written around 330 B.C. as per Live Science.

7. Then Ignatius L. Donnelly

It has been found that for two millennials after that, it did not occur to anyone about the long lost Atlantis until when the writer, Ignatius Donnelly again came up with it in the year 1881. He also believed that metallurgy, agriculture, religion, and language came from the city of Atlantis.

8. The US researchers believed

It was a team of the US researchers who believed that the legendary city was found on the mud flats of Spain in Cadiz, in the year 2011. The researchers said that the city is submerged right under the north Cadiz which was swamped due to a tsunami.

9. 60 miles of impossibility

Richard Freund, who said, “It is just so hard to understand that it (tsunami) can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that’s pretty much what we’re talking about.” Plato described Atlantis 2600 years ago as ‘an island situated in front of the straits called the Pillars of Hercules’, in 2011 Richard claimed that, “We found something that no one else has ever seen before, which gives it a layer of credibility, especially for archaeology, that makes a lot more sense.”

10. Tsunami Prone

The largest of all hit Lisbon in November 1755 with a 10-story tidal wave. A time around 5000 BC when people actually used to believe Atlantis to be a myth. It was believed that it was inspired from the Black Sea Floods; a flood story of the Old Testament. Theory of Pluto only suggests that the Crete and Thera islands were earlier the city of Atlantis.