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A medieval map may reveal the lost city of Atlantis

Posting time:2022-12-06 01:25:46

A medieval map may reveal the lost city of Atlantis

Historians have long hoped for a map leading to Atlantis. The current consensus of most experts in the industry is that the mysterious city was submerged by the sea thousands of years ago. Now, a new study may prove the existence of Atlantis, but it may not be as mysterious as some previously thought. To truly understand the significance of this discovery, we have to go back to ancient Wales. Rumors have been circulating about the ancient kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod for centuries. Many say the kingdom was submerged by the waves of Cardigan Bay long ago. From this point in time, it became the basis for "Welsh Atlantis". And now, this map can point us directly to it. Naturally, different people have different reasons for Cantre'r Gwaelod sinking into Cardigan Bay. Some say a drunken janitor didn't pay enough attention to the dyke, causing the area to overflow and flood the kingdom; others say a maiden forgot to stop a well, causing it to overflow and flood the kingdom. No matter what reasoning you believe, the possibility that a map of Atlantis exists is very enticing. A team of researchers published a study in the Atlantic Journal of Geosciences. In this study, they discuss their findings, which include the presence of two islands on a medieval map of Cardigan Bay. They believe that these islands are the lost kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod. A possible map leading to Atlantis is the Gough map, thought to date back to the 13th or 14th century. If dated correctly, it is the oldest surviving map of the British Isles. The two islands they found were located offshore. However, estimating their size is difficult due to the age and wear of the maps, the researchers said. Coastal erosion can also cause many changes to the Welsh coastline. That's because the map also seems to depict the Welsh coast some 8 miles deeper than it is now. So erosion may also have helped bury Atlantis, Wales, on the map. Ultimately, it's impossible to determine if the lost kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod is really Atlantis. Or if this map even points to Atlantis. However, the study does offer some interesting possibilities that could bring us one step closer to proving or disproving the existence of such a mythical city.

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