Modern Ireland — a legendary sunken Atlantis. With such a hypothesis made Swedish geographer Ulf Erlingsson.
As in 360 BC. e. wrote the Greek philosopher Plato, Atlantis was a huge island in the middle Atlantic Ocean, where about 11.5 thousand years ago has blossomed oldest civilization on Earth. But then some catastrophe of universal scale island plunged into the depths of the waters, and he was gone forever.
Controversy about the fate of Atlantis and its possible location being not the first millennium. Ulf Erlingsson, contrary to the opinion of the Greek classics, believes that all the descriptions of Plato — the size, location, and even the landscape of lost Atlantis — indicate that the Greek philosopher, tells the story of Ireland, reports Reuters.
"I wonder why no one thought of it before me — said the scientist. — Ireland, as described by Plato Atlantis is about 480 km in length and 320 — in width, in the center of the island — a vast plain surrounded by mountains."
"I researched the geographical parameters of the 50 largest islands in the world — says Ulf Erlingsson, and there is only one, which is located in the center of the valley — is Ireland"
As for the legend that Atlantis sank, the scientist believes that she was born after the severe flooding that occurred in 6100 BC Then, in the north-east of Britain submerged sandbank Dogger, and its fate is preserved in the memory of generations, and became the basis of the myth about the sinking of Atlantis.
Doctrine, where he gives his reasons, will be published next month.
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