Scientists have discovered rocks that could be part of a mysterious hidden continent.
Geologists dubbed it the ‘Brazilian Atlantis’.
In other words, the Japanese and Brazilian scientists say they may have discovered part of the earth’s original continent off the coast of Brazil before the land masses drifted apart.
Scientists suggest that granite samples extracted from the ground are actually part of a continent that could have been submerged by the Atlantic Ocean when Africa split from South America 100 million years ago.
The location of the ‘Brazilian Atlantis’ where the granite samples were found lies 900 miles from Rio, near the Rio Grande Elevation – a mountainous rock formation along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
This Brazilian Atlantis theory will first have to be finally corroborated by submersible research. To finalize the work, drilling will be undergone to to retrieve more samples of these rocks to confirm the geologists’ claims.
If this is true, this team of Japanese and Brazilian scientists may have discovered part of the earth’s original continent (Pangea) off the coast of Brazil before the land masses drifted apart.
But what and where is the city of Atlantis?
Atlantis is Greek for the ‘island of Atlas’. It is a legendary island that was first mentioned by Plato in his work on Timaeus and Critias. The first reference to the island dates back to about 360 BC. Plato claims that Atlantis was similar to a Naval army that conquered parts of Western Europe and Africa in around 9600 BC. The island was said to have sunk into the ocean after a failed attempt to invade Athens, Greece. In 2011, Professor Richard Freund from the University of Hartford claimed to have found evidence of Atlantis in southwestern Andalusia.