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Does This Lost Map Place Atlantis at the Eye of the Sahara?

An ancient Map created by a Roman Geographer might just help solve the mystery surrounding the lost civilization of Atlantis.


What would you say if someone told you there was a lost map of Atlantis? Atlantis is a mythical land popularized for the first time by ancient Greek Philosopher and writer Pluto. According to Pluto, Atlantis was an advanced civilization that existed somewhere beyond the Pillars of Hercules, just passed what is the Strait of Gibraltar. Throughout the decades, people have searched for Atlantis. Its exact location has been theorized, perhaps since the Greek Philosopher first mentioned it. Some have said Atlantis was located in what is now the American Continent, and some have placed it on a sunken Island. Others have placed Atlantis in what is now Spain. And a recently popular theory suggests that Atlantis might have been located in the Sahara Desert. More specifically, at the so-called Richat Structure.

What is the Richat Structure

The Richat structure was found thanks to satellite images of the African Continent. It is a circular formation that some say matches how Plato described Atlantis. But what is it? The answer is scientists do not know. Initially, scientists believed that the so-called eye of the Sahara was an impact crater. They believed the odd circular shapes were created as an asteroid smashed into the African desert. However, later studies have shown this is not the case. Although many theories exist, there still isn’t consensus among experts as to what created the structure. Given the lack of answers surrounding the Richat Structure, some have suggested that Atlantis might be the answer scientists are refusing to consider. Why? Well, because Atlantis is, according to science and mainstream archaeology, nothing more than a myth.


Curiously, at the eye of the Sahara, scientists have found rocks that even predate life on Earth.

Lost map of Atlantis?

Pomponius Mela was an ancient Roman geographer. Although not as famous as he should be, this Roman geographer created a world map depicting at the time, the known geography on Earth. His work, called, De Situ Orbis Libri III, occupies less than one hundred pages of ordinary print. And one particular location is of extreme interest. Could it point to Atlantis? Watch this video and delve into an interesting theory.


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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