Atlantis discovered !
Some ancient writers viewed Atlantis as fiction while others believed it was real. Other ancient historians and philosophers believing in the existence of Atlantis. Now, are evidence of its existence.
A huge pyramid had been discovered off the Azores islands by Portuguese amateur sailor Diocletian Silva.
The 60m-tall structure was found underwater between the islands of Sao Miguel and Tercira. Its base measures 8,000 sq m – bigger than a football field – and Silva believes it was man-made.
He says his find may be a remnant of the legendary lost world of Atlantis, which sank into the ocean after a failed attempt to invade Athens.
Silva found the pyramid around five months ago while fishing on his yacht in the area. He discovered the structure through bathymetric navigation and its tip is submerged around 40ft.
« It’s amazing because it forms a perfect pyramid. And moreover, orientation, deployment of the pyramid: the vertices are oriented north and south, just north and south, such as the Giza pyramids in Egypt, » he told Portuguese news website Terra.
However, the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries at the University of Azores is less convinced of its mythical nature.
It is now being investigated by the Portuguese Navy, which is analysing the data underlying the discovery.