Discover Atlantis on Google!

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The Telegraph is reporting that a grid found on the seabed off the coast of Africa may be Plato's legendary Atlantis.

The makings that I've found on Google Earth (below) are about the size of Wales - which is a pretty significant. Plato said that Atlantis was the size of Libya and Asia put together ... whatever that means.

Atlantis had sank beneath the ocean after its residents made a failed effort to conquer Athens around 9000 BC, according to the Ancient Greek philosopher.

The underwater image can be found at the co-ordinates 31 15'15.53N 24 15'30.53W.

According to the Telegraph, the grid was found by Bernie Bamford, 38, of Chester, UK, who compared it to Milton Keynes, the Buckinghamshire town built on a grid design. "It must be man made," he said.

Maybe the French and British submarines that collided recently should be using Google Earth Oceans to know where each other are?

Update: as you might expect, it appears not to be real.

This story, "Discover Atlantis on Google!" was originally published by Computerworld.

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