Monday, May 30, 2005

Geographer Finds Lost Continent Of Atlantis – On Ireland

MIAMI (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The land of leprechauns may also be home to the lost continent of Atlantis.

At least that’s the theory mapped out by Swedish geographer Dr. Ulf Erlingsson, who has studied Plato’s description of Atlantis and compared it to the physical aspects of the 50 largest islands on Earth.

According to his data, Ireland is the only island that fits the key description: a flat plain surrounded by mountains. In addition, Erlingsson believes that Stone Age tombs all around the country that measure 300-feet-wide by 50-feet high add credence to his theory.

Plato reported that Atlantis sunk in a great flood, and Erlingsson says Irish folklore supports the story of a great tsunami that sunk a city into the sea between Wales and Ireland.

Although Erlingsson admits his “Ireland in Atlantis” theory makes other researchers green with envy, he is confident his findings will be accepted as fact in the coming years, especially because he’ll be lecturing his fellow scientists on them in July at a special Atlantis conference in Greece.

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