Well, it is clear now that the much talked about man made lost city under sea of Atlantis is not a man made city after all. Instead, a recent study suggests that the structures found under the sea of the Greek island of Zakynthos are natural. Well, the term natural here refers to the fact that the structures found in the so called lost city under the sea are caused by natural geographical processes.
In the past, the undersea divers had found columns and paved floors at the site with lead to the belief that it was the lost city of Atlantis. The rumors suggested that they were the remains of some sort of civilization that existed thousands of years ago. The rumors also pointed to the civilization being lost to the sea owing to some sort of natural disasters. In fact, the statements went way of the course when rumors started claiming that the civilization of the lost city under the sea was more advanced than us in many ways.
Well, the recent reports have shut down the rumors for good. The researchers have discovered that the columns and the paved floors that led to the idea of the lost city under sea and in fact natural geographical formations formed during the Pliocene era.
According to Julian Andrews, the lead to the research, of the University of East Anglia’s School of Environmental Sciences, “The suggestion that they were archaeological remains was brought about by tourists who were swimming around and saw these things and thought they were stone work. We found that the linear distribution of these doughnut-shaped concretions is likely the result of a sub-surface fault which has not fully ruptured the surface of the sea bed.” He also added that nothing that points to a civilization like pottery, homes, etc. were found at the site.
On studying the composition of the stones found in the region, it was found that the stones majorly compromised of hydrocarbons that were constantly coming out of the sea floor in the region. The study has been published in this week’s edition of the Marine and Petroleum Geology journal.