For centuries, scholars, philosophers, scientists and writers are trying in vain to replace the legendary continent of Atlantis in Plato's geography now interprets the Mediterranean, now all the legends that have made it their focus, and that every attempt is ever frustrated by a lack of evidencebut only for clues, evidence and ideas. It seems that today it is about to get to a contortion of the traditional belief that a new light can be thrown on the mother of all myths about our own origins and how the Italian people.In this one, which is primarily a cultural, play a leading role in archeology and geology (in addition to reviewing historical and philological) in recovery of the scientific method as an approach for resolving the issues apparently only humanities or social.From time to time on the island of Santorini, the British Isles, the Azores and the Canaries (and recently the Japanese archipelago and the coast of Turkey) were the chief suspects in places like the last legacies of the lost contineente narrated by Plato in Critias and in the Timaeus. Protected by circular walls of metal and equipped with a large availability of natural resources, benefit from collected three times a year and precious minerals of the subsoil, Atlantis was a promised land located beyond the Pillars of Hercules.Yeah, but where were those legendary columns 2000 years ago? Today, all the place in Gibraltar, but the analysis of the texts prior to the new geography of Eratosthenes (the first to devote between Spain and Morocco) show that there was much confusion about where to place the limits of the world where the geography is not made yet Greeks, Phoenicians and Carthaginians, heirs of those ancient peoples of the sea which had lost the track after a catastrophic event (Did Atlantis sank dramatically at some point?).The geology of the seabed of the Mediterranean to talk about it so clear that even a non-geologist, but as an archaeologist and journalist Sergio Frau (Republic commentator and writer of novel The Pillars of Hercules, a survey published by NUR-Neon Rome ) has remarked that there is one area that could serve as a boundary of the known world before the trade goes further to the West, the only one that possessed those treacherous waters, and above all muddy and full of shoals, which the ancients as indicating Pillars of Hercules, the Straits of Sicily. The Strait of Gibraltar has more than 300 meters deep water and mud, there's never been there, could be mistaken as the many people who clearly describes the channel between Sicily and Tunisia?
And if the Pillars of Hercules were really off in Sicily when Plato wrote, because Atlantis was supposed to be in the Canaries or even less to Sanotrini? Geologists had already ruled out a long time because of the Cycladic island paleomagnetic evidence: the art of pottery of ancient Thira (Akrothiri) behave like natural clays in which the magnetic granules are normally present reoriented parallel to the Earth's magnetic field when heated to Above a certain temperature (like that of which they were cooked in ovens or fire). Comparing these data with those from frightening eruption of Santorini (XVI century before Christ) it is possible that the destruction of the Minoan civilization could be contemporary to the tsunamis resulting from that catastrophe, then, that Atlantis could coincide with the palaces of Crete Knossos.But beyond those relocated Columns hours there is an island that has wonderful weather (can give more crops in a year), which is rich in metals and that has been inhabited for a long time by a people who built towers (i nuragheses of Tirreni) and that perhaps is strongly related to the Etruscans and the Phoenicians and Carthaginians. An island that could be a natural treasure much closer the distant Spain which, for some reason, had to prefer to get the sailors in Lebanon and Libya. An island which must be secret to make it almost disappear from the routes, a kind of nature reserve as to obscure the night of myth, an idea of the promised land that could be called Atlantis. Sardinia is that island and several archeological show how it was suddenly abandoned around 1178-1175. The nuragheses southern and western coast of Sardinia, those at low altitudes, they are all destroyed, headed, with big stones thrown to the ground, while those of northern Sardinia are still standing: tsunamis or earthquakes are possible in an island always considered a quiet tectonic point of view?The geology groped could give a decisive answer from surveys appropriately located in the valley of Campidano, close to nuragheses covered with a muddy slime that has the air of being a residue of un'inodazione, or even a tsunami. Worldwide, the rocks of the tsunami (tsunami) will recognize the disasters of the past: the possibility that the asteroid would have caused the disappearance of the dinosaurs rests in part on tests like these. But if everything is confirmed many ideas could be changed: the history and archeology in the Mediterranean are likely to be distorted in a new vision of the ancient world whose origin is closer than we thought.