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Atlantis is ... Ireland?
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Ireland Is Lost Island of Atlantis, Says Scientist
Fri Aug 6,11:52 AM ET

By Kevin Smith

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Atlantis, the legendary island nation over whose existence controversy has raged for thousands of years, was actually Ireland, according to a new theory by a Swedish scientist.

Atlantis, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in 360 BC, was an island in the Atlantic Ocean where an advanced civilization developed some 11,500 years ago until it was hit by a cataclysmic natural disaster and sank beneath the waves.

Geographer Ulf Erlingsson, whose book explaining his theory will be published next month, says the measurements, geography, and landscape of Atlantis as described by Plato match Ireland almost exactly.

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  -Atlantis is ... Ireland? T Roosevelt  Aug-07-04 03:05 PM   #0 
  - Ireland, huh?  Mary Pat   Aug-07-04 03:11 PM   #1 
  - I always imagined Atlantis  TrueAmerican   Aug-07-04 03:13 PM   #2 
  - So I am of Atlantean descent?  liberal_veteran   Aug-07-04 03:28 PM   #3 
  - makes me a quarter Atlantean heh  JohnKleeb   Aug-07-04 03:33 PM   #5 
  - I guess drinking ability=Intelligence to Plato  sasquatch   Aug-07-04 03:32 PM   #4 
  - youre German sas  JohnKleeb   Aug-07-04 03:34 PM   #6 
  - I was going to make an alcoholic-related quip too...  HypnoToad   Aug-07-04 03:35 PM   #7 
     - Heh! Have you ever seen the "Family Guy" episode where....  sasquatch   Aug-07-04 03:40 PM   #8 
        - I seen that  JohnKleeb   Aug-07-04 03:43 PM   #9 
  - I thought Atlantis was in the Pegasus galaxy?  salvorhardin   Aug-07-04 05:51 PM   #10 
  - That would explain the Uillean Pipes!  dbt   Aug-07-04 06:26 PM   #11 
  - I have always believed that Plato was writing about the Minoans...  The Commie   Aug-07-04 06:32 PM   #12 
     - Thats what I thought, too..but the "sunken city" is in other Euro folklore  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   Aug-07-04 07:04 PM   #13 

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