London, Feb 20 (ANI): If rumors are to be believed, the lost city of Atlantis might have been found 620 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands, with the help of Google Ocean, a 3D software.
Atlantis is believed to be an island civilization sunk by an earthquake and floods around 9,700BC - nearly 12,000 years ago.
Now, according to a report in The Sun, Google Ocean has captured an image showing a grid that features a rectangular perimeter of the seabed, a possible location for Atlantis.
This particular region, 620 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands, is a location for the legendary continent seemingly suggested by the ancient philosopher Plato.
The "grid" showed up on Google Ocean, a Google Earth extension that uses a combination of satellite images and marine surveys.
Dr Charles Orser, curator of historical archaeology at New York State University - and one of the world's leading authorities on Atlantis - called it "fascinating".
"The site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis, as described by Plato. Even if it turns out to be geographical, this definitely deserves a closer look," he said.
Situated in an area called the Madeira Abyssal Plane, the grid was spotted by aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford as he browsed through Google Ocean. ccording to Bernie, "It looks like an aerial map of Milton Keynes. It must be man-made." (ANI)