Civilization first heard about Atlantis through Greek philosopher Plato who said the city "sank beneath the ocean after its residents made a failed effort to conquer Athens around 9000 BC." Earthquakes and floods also contributed to its underwater resting place. One Atlantis expert told the Telegraph UK that this new Google Ocean image could be a very plausible site for the lost city as it's close to Plato's proposed locations.
So what if this IS the real Atlantis? What about all those fake Atlantises like the Atlantis Resorts in the Bahamas and Dubai? Won't they look kind of silly now? Also, Atlantis: The Lost Empire will need some updating.
· Google Ocean: Has Atlantis been found off Africa? [Telegraph UK]