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Soviet Scientist Says Ocean Site May Be Atlantis (1978)

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« on: October 22, 2008, 10:07:21 pm »

From Bianca:

Murray Hope says about it in her book:"Atlantis, Myth or Reality":

 
             
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I was first informed of the Soviet expedition by the late Egerton Sykes, with whom I frequently corresponded.  He used to run two small magazines, called URANUS and
ATLANTIS, in which he regularly reported his ongoing correspondence with Professor
Nicolai Zhirov, whose book ATLANTIS (1964) dealt with the historical and geological
material available on the subject, with special attention to its Atlantic location: and
V. Bryusov, who favours the 'single source' theory regarding the beginning of civili-
zation (Atlantis).

The Soviet deep-sea expedition that took place early in 1974 was carried out by the ACADEMICIAN PETROVSKY, a Soviet research ship engaged in photographing the sea floor in the region of the Horseshoe Archipelago.

This is a U-shaped group of underwater mountains some 300 miles (483 kilometers)
west of Gibraltar in the same area that Captain Robson's island had appeared and
disappeared with equal rapidity.(See Charles Berlitz "Atlantis, the Eighth Continent)
Berlitz quotes from "The Atlantic Floor" by Heezen, Thorpe and Young:

"Some of them, such as the underwater mountains Ampere and Josephine, rise to a depth of less than 100 fathoms...Photographs taken of the surface of these mountains show cliffs, traces of ripples and isolated living corals.  The underwater mountains of the northern half of the Horseshoe, which have not yet been properly studied, stretch from west to east.  The southern half of the group apparently resembes volcanic cones, while for the northern half tectonic changes played an important role."

In the past expeditions to this area, notably from the Lamont Geological Observato-
ry, had proven unsuccessful, while Dr. Maurice Ewing was heard to complain that after spending thirteen years studying the mid-Atlantic Ridge, he found no traces of
sunken cities.

It should be noted at this point that the crew of the PETROVSKY were not searching
for remnants of Atlantis, nor had they any plans for doing so, although it would seem that they produced the first photographs ever taken of the legenday island
continent.

At first, they were unaware that some of the many photographs they took revealed
archaeological relics.  The aim and results of the expedition were summarized by M.
Barinov and appeared in the Soviet publication "Zananie-Sila" #8, in 1979, at the time when details of the discovery also found their way into the world press. 
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