Google Maps Atlantis Discovery?

With all the research and man hours that have gone into the legend of Atlantis, one discovery by users of Google Earth may be the end to the long search.  The mysterious appearance, according to researchers on the subject and a few eagle eyed surfers of the program have discovered several criss crossing lines just off the Canary Islands that may be just the missing city they’ve been looking for.

The lost city of Atlantis is comparable to the Holy Grail as being one of the most often sought after objects of legend by adventurers and researchers.  And now that the entire Earth has been mapped by satellite images, it’s only natural that a story would arise that suggests the greatest archaeological discovery of the past hundred years may have actually been first discovered via satellite imagery.

The discovery is a criss crossing of lines beneath the water off the Canary Islands that is comparable in size to Wales (that’s Wales not whales) has had several commenting on the possibilities for the anomaly for almost a year now.  But will the lost city that sank into the Ocean be discovered at these coordinates?  Or is it simply a mistake by the program itself?

If it were merely an anomaly or a glitch such as the image once at 45  06′ 15.30 N 28 74′ 14.01 W where a string of numbers and the letters USDA were seen to be rampaging across the countryside in North America.  Or the massive pair of scissors seen resting on a plateau in South America.  Given the scope of these two errors a few criss crossing lines seem far from impossible to get through the censors at Google Earth.  But even so, the find has many people looking forward to an official explanation by explorers.

Another interesting side note is that the coordinates are at exactly the location once rumored to hold the lost city of Atlantis.  In fact, researchers exploring the area with Sonar imaging technology had previously visited an area nearby in an attempt to look for the long lost city of Atlantis.

And no enthusiast of the ancient city is more famous than ancient Greek philosopher Plato, who described the city as being larger than several continents put together.  Of course in the Platonic period stories of this sort were not entirely uncommon nor were discrepancies in size perception.  Legend has it that the city was destroyed by natural catastrophes such as floods, but that this is somehow connected to the hubris of man which was then thought to be the cause of various civilization collapses.

Will this find turn out to be an incredible archaeological discovery in time?  The running lines are certainly large enough to give plenty of room for an archaeological expedition to find a lost city, but there is also the problem in a space so large of where to even begin.  This is yet another example, in the mean time of technological prowess breaking down the barriers of what would once take years to examine and bring new light into an ancient conundrum.