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AN international team of researchers -- including three Canadian scientists -- says it may have discovered the site of the fabled lost city of Atlantis in the remote marshlands of southwest Spain.
Alberta geophysicist Paul Bauman, along with two colleagues from Calgary-based WorleyParsons Canada, conducted various underground probes as part of a U.S.-led investigation.
At a time when the world is witnessing first-hand the devastating impact of a colossal tsunami in Japan, the purported identification of Atlantis in mainland Europe -- detailed Sunday in a National Geographic television special -- comes 2,400 years after Greek philosopher Plato first described a great civilization destroyed by floodwaters following a massive undersea earthquake.
The latest bid to find the lost city began in 2004, when German physicist Rainer Kuhne spotted anomalous features in satellite photos of the mudflats near the mouth of Spain's Guadalquivir River, northwest of the present-day city of Cadiz.
The area lies close to Straits of Gibraltar, which scholars have generally identified as the "Pillars of Hercules" that were noted by Plato in his description of the location of Atlantis.
-- Postmedia News