The Wandering Mind


Posted in Atlantis by wandren on 1 July 2009

The idea that Atlantis would be found somewhere in the mid-Atlantic emerged during the late 19th century. American author and politician Ignatius Donnelly postulated that the lost civilization had been near the Azores. He based his theory on Plato’s description of the continent as lying outside the Pillars of Hercules, which are commonly thought to be the Straits of Gibraltar.

In 1968, pilots flying over North Bimini Island spotted an astonishing geological formation of beach rock that was laid out in straight lines. This area, which came to be known as The Bimini Road, was thought by many Atlantis-seekers to be evidence of the lost continent.

From “Quest for Atlantis: Startling New Theories.”


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