Since the days of Plato, the lost city of Atlantis has captivated the imagination of many.  The city, if you don’t already know, was said to be a naval power located roughly 600 miles west of the Canary Islands…until it sank.

While browsing through Google Earth’s new underwater search tool, British aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford sighted a mysterious grid of undersea lines. The strange pattern was spotted in the Atlantic ocean, west of Morocco in North Africa, close to one of the possible sites of the legendary island.

The story was reported by The Daily Telegraph – a national UK newspaper – as well as by UK Tabloid Sun. However, Google later confirmed that the Atlantic floor pattern, measuring about the size of Wales, was an 'artefact' of its map-making process. The maps are made using sonar measurements of the sea floor recorded by boats. The area in question was mapped by boats traveling in straight lines, a Google spokeswoman revealed.

"It's true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an Ancient Roman villa. In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process," she said.

Whether we are roaming the globe with Google Earth, descending into the depths of our genes or traveling to the outskirts of the universe, our world view is fundamentally shaped through interfaces.

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    it is or was a real city not just some interfacial artifact because some people want to think so just because no one wants to find it.. does not mean it does not exist. but it has been found but they dont make it known because they want it to remain a mystery for some stupid reason... all anyone has got to do is look it up and do is look it up and do their own research and what ever they find they can have their own conclusions of what it is

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  • Strange. Does it make sense that the boat could create 'artifact' lines in 90 degree angles looking like city walls? And can we believe everything google tells us?

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  • Sorry but it is pointless to listen to what was said by Plato. Already during his time Atlantis was long gone. Even from the stories that happened 100 years ago we see that there are more versions than just one. It is in our nature to exagurate and give things the look that we like best. When it comes to a great civilization as the civilization of Atlantis...We have to think outside of the box. I do believe that the pyramids and the technology to build them came from this great civilization. If I am right in my assumtion. Atlantis had to have knowledge beyond the knowledge of the "New World" that was lost with the civilizations fall. If as some claim Atlantis went under around 800 BC - how comes that the existence of other continents was lost?

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  • J'en suis sur que c'est bien Atlantis . Les textes legendaires decrient exactement cette emplacement .

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  • ugh! you cannot find that easy a WHOLE LOST civilization on Google Earth! Its not that easy guys! ofcourse i believe in Atlantis that is real! =]

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  • Well i do believe that there is atlantis. why will experts pay attention to this if there is really no atlantis?am i right.I am just interested to this...Cause me as a 6th grader,a filipino,i do believe in it

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  • Well,maybe the lost city of atlantis is beside philippines...i do believe in it..i want somebody will prove it

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  • There are several of these on Google Earth- conspiracy buffs love them.

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  • what is the cordinates to this?

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