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Sardinia May be a Part of Lost Atlantis

Antonia R.Antonia R.

The island of Sardinia is the only surviving part of mythical Atlantis which sunk beneath the waves thousands of years ago according to legends, claims the hypothesis of writer and journalist Sergio Frau.

According to Frau, Sardinia hides the answers to the mysteries surrounding Atlantis. The writer reached this conclusion by leading his search wholly based on Plato's texts.

Sergio Frau postulates that Atlantis was destroyed by an enormous tidal wave of the Mediterranean Sea which was mostly likely caused by the collision of a comet during the 2nd century BC.

When seen from the air, the Italian island looks like Pompeii - the town that was buried when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, showing that Sardinia had also suffered a similar environmental disaster.

Frau's theory is based on the discovered remains of megalithic structures called Nuraghi, with a central tower, dating to between the 16th and 12th centuries BC, evidence of a highly advanced society, as the Atlantean was according to Plato.

The mysterious Atlantis has often been sought throughout the years in other regions, far from the Mediterranean Sea and Strait of Gibraltar. Since ancient times, after Plato had translated the legend about the sunken island, many adventurers have tried to find it.

At the time when Plato claimed that the Atlantis legend was born, people were only familiar with the Mediterranean Sea region. So it's logical for the first hypotheses about where the sunken island might be located to be linked with the region that separates Europe and Africa.

Scientists in support of this theory see the islands of Crete, Sicily, Cyprus and Malta as surviving above water remains of the large Atlantean island. The bolder among them even claim with absolute conviction that Turkey and Israel were also part of Atlantis.

The Canary archipelago, which is the southern continuation of the Gibraltar region, also leads some scientists to believe that that is the long-sought Atlantis.