Has Google Maps located the lost city of Atlantis off the northern coast of Africa? A series of under-water grids has been discovered that leads many to believe that it has. After all, the underwater grid-lines certainly appear to indicate the possibility of ruins. So much so that one aeronautical engineer said that it looks like an “aerial map” of a city.[caption id="attachment_9" align="alignleft" width="460" caption="Is Atlantis off the coast of Africa?"][/caption]
The location itself is even near to where Plato described it. So could it really be the fabled lost city?
Not according to a Google spokeman who says that “what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (sea floor) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.”
Sonar artifacts? Leads one to question why there are not more of these grids across the rest of Google Maps. Has Patrick Duffy been question about this? He should be able to tell us if this is Atlantis or not.