Has not ceased to rush around finding a coastal shelf of Cyprus significant reserves of oil and natural gas, as it became known that the seven miles (11 km) from the island's Mediterranean waters conceal a much more enigmatic treasure — lost, seemingly forever Atlantis. "The whole world will rush to the island. This will be the greatest archaeological discovery in history. It will change religion, it will change politics and science. His influence will be endless. About Cyprus will speak next 500 years "- says the alleged mastermind of the opening of Robert Sarmast. For the sake of Atlantis he had sacrificed love girls and half a million dollars.
38-year-old Iranian-American flew to Cyprus to try to find the mysterious Atlantis. According to him, the missing city is located at a depth of 1,000 meters, and get to it easier than before "Titanic", which lies at a depth of 3780 meters. "Next to Larnaca was a lake of fresh water, and not far from Ayia Napa ended in the western part of the plain of Atlantis, which extended to the shores of modern-day Syria. Acropolis Lost City is located seven miles from the coast of Cyprus, "- said the Cyprus Weekly Sarmast, who believes the Garden of Eden and Atlantis is the ancestor of all modern civilizations.
What does it mean to find a determined American, when he will be able to get to the mythical city of Atlantis? "There are a lot of churches, bridges, tunnels, canals, and many artifacts. Down there the whole city, "- says Robert, relying only on the two references to the mysterious town, found in the works of Plato. The ancient Greek philosopher wrote about the sacred temple of Atlantis, erected in honor of Poseidon, god of the sea — the father of the ruler of the country of the Atlas and nine children by a mortal woman Cleito.
The sanctuary is covered with silver on the outside, but inside decorated with ivory and gold. The temple is filled with gold statues, of which the most impressive is the figure of Poseidon standing with charioteer in a cart drawn by six winged horses forward. God is surrounded by hundreds of Nereids, sitting on the backs of dolphins. The golden sculpture is so huge that his head touches the roof of the building. The temple is surrounded by ten golden statues of the rulers of Atlantis and their wives.
What are the chances Sarmast discover the mythical city of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus? American confident that he could refute all of his opponents, who believe that Atlantis could be in fact already discovered by archaeologists Troy or be in different parts of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Venezuela, Greenland, the United Kingdom, the Greek island of Santorini, but not off the coast of a small Cyprus.
Unlike other atlantologists, Sarmast uses digital techniques that helped him design a map of the lost city (or continent), based on references of the ancient Greek philosopher. American enthusiast sure that Plato's description of the area is almost identical to the geographical location of Cyprus.
His theory Robert line up for 10 years. Godsend data were Russian hydrologists, which he found in a library in Colorado. Sarmast theory is very simple. According to the data that he collected over 10 years, the Mediterranean Sea in the geological evolution that has lasted millions of years, in a period of time was dry and turned into a terrain with many lakes. This was facilitated by the movement of the Eurasian and African tectonic plates, which are fenced off the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.
Then, after a while, there was another shift plates, and Atlantic waters swallowed a thriving civilization. "Mediterranean at that time was an empty swimming pool, located at 3-4 miles below the waters of the Atlantic Ocean" — says Sarmast. Water rushed into this pool at a rate of 400 miles per hour. Her head was 1,000 times more powerful than Niagara Falls. Water flooded the empty pool, destroying everything around. While in Atlantis at the time were the high mountains, the mainland completely disappeared under the water, taking with him, and a beautiful city.
Robert Sarmast has created quite a fascinating theory, but it has a very important gap. Its findings contradict scientists Kenneth Hall and Voltaire Pitman who spent 1980 in the study, during which it was conclusively established that the last time the Mediterranean Sea dried up 5 million years ago, when the people in the world has ever had. But it does not bother Sarmast. He fully believes he is right and is going to move on.
The initial capital for their research Sarmast received from the company Michael Wisenbraker's Heritage Stan-dart Inc., Which is currently engaged in the research process for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus. Sarmast wants to tear down the veil of mystery from the mythical Atlantis, and believes that the mysterious continent will soon "marvelous reality."
See also: the civilization in Antarctica, Antarctic researchers.