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A lost 8th continent is hidden nearly 1,000 miles under Europe, new research shows.

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posted on Sep, 17 2019 @ 11:10 PM
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The map of the world looked very different 240 million years ago.

Earth's modern-day continents were joined together in one Pac-Man-shaped supercontinent known as Pangea, which eventually split into two fragments: Laurasia in the north and Gondwana in the south. The former became Europe, Asia, and North America. The latter dispersed to form modern-day Africa, Antarctica, South America, and Australia.

But now, scientists have discovered the fate of a fifth continent that was born from Gondwana's bosom, which they named Greater Adria. A study published last week showed that geologic forces slowly shoved the Greenland-sized land mass underneath southern Europe between 120 million and 100 million years ago.
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A lost 8th continent is hidden nearly 1,000 miles under Europe, new research shows. Scientists named it 'Greater Adria.'

It seems that another continent used to exist over 120 million of years ago, but this continent called Greater Adria slid under what now is Europe and is still down there almost 1,000 miles under Europe.

This news is very exciting, but to me more exciting still is the possibility that a human-like civilization could have existed in such a continent and we now would have never known they existed. (btw, to make it clear I am the one making the argument of what if such a civilization existed back then.)

What would have happened if an advanced human-like civilization existed in such a continent? We wouldn't have almost any evidence showing it existed since it is now over 1,000 miles under Europe. All trace of existence of such a civilization would essentially disappear.



edit on 17-9-2019 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.




posted on Sep, 17 2019 @ 11:58 PM
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Would we not see evidence of such civilisation on thenther continents though. If another continent did exist is didn't slip under Europe over night so any civilisation would of hand time to spread. Just my thought but I'm not expert



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 12:02 AM
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What would have happened if an advanced human-like civilization existed in such a continent?

I don't think civilization even existed 120,000,000 million years ago.
That would have been the Early Cretaceous Period.
Maybe an advanced Saurian civilization ?



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 12:33 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog



What would have happened if an advanced human-like civilization existed in such a continent?

I don't think civilization even existed 120,000,000 million years ago.
That would have been the Early Cretaceous Period.
Maybe an advanced Saurian civilization ?


Truly. but 120,000,000 years ago, is different than "120,000,000 million years ago."



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 12:41 AM
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Atlantis is found !



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 01:09 AM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse

This news is very exciting, but to me more exciting still is the possibility that a human-like civilization could have existed in such a continent and we now would have never known they existed. (btw, to make it clear I am the one making the argument of what if such a civilization existed back then.)


I had to read that para twice. Yes, that would be most interesting possibility of civilization remains or even dinosaur fossils never known to have once existed.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 02:24 AM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme

originally posted by: Gothmog



What would have happened if an advanced human-like civilization existed in such a continent?

I don't think civilization even existed 120,000,000 million years ago.
That would have been the Early Cretaceous Period.
Maybe an advanced Saurian civilization ?


Truly. but 120,000,000 years ago, is different than "120,000,000 million years ago."

Oops
That is what I get for posting while gaming



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:24 AM
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originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker
Would we not see evidence of such civilisation on thenther continents though. If another continent did exist is didn't slip under Europe over night so any civilisation would of hand time to spread. Just my thought but I'm not expert


The majority of the continent was going underwater as it slid under Europe. Although it would have taken a long time for this to happen, it might have gone underwater faster. Such was the fate of whatever civilization made the temples, buildings, and streets which now lie over 2,000 feet underwater off the coast of western Cuba.

Here is a 3d representation of the sonar scans which were made of whatever that city was off the western coast of Cuba.




Cuban underwater city
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Sonar images interpreted as being symmetrical and geometric stone structures resembling an urban complex were first recorded in early 2001 covering an area of 2 square kilometres (200 ha)[citation needed] at depths of between 600 metres (2,000 ft) and 750 metres (2,460 ft).[1] The discovery was reported by Pauline Zalitzki, a marine engineer, and her husband Paul Weinzweig, owners of a Canadian company called Advanced Digital Communications,[4] working on an exploration and survey mission in conjunction with the Cuban government. The team returned to the site a second time with an underwater video robot that filmed sonar images interpreted as various pyramids and circular structures made out of massive, smooth blocks of stone that resembled hewn granite. Zalitzki said "It's a really wonderful structure which really looks like it could have been a large urban centre. However, it would be totally irresponsible to say what it was before we have evidence."[1]

After studying the images, National Geographic senior editor John Echave said: "They are interesting anomalies, but that's as much as anyone can say right now, but I'm no expert on sonar and until we are able to actually go down there and see, it will be difficult to characterize them."[5] Professor of oceanography Robert Ballard was quoted as saying: "That's too deep. I'd be surprised if it was human. You have to ask yourself: how did it get there? I've looked at a lot of sonar images in my life, and it can be sort of like looking at an ink blot -- people can sometimes see what they want to see. I'll just wait for a bit more data."[5]

Marine geologist Manuel Iturralde called for more samples before drawing conclusions about the site, saying the results so far were very unusual. He estimated that it would have taken 50,000 years for such structures to have sunken to the depth at which they were said to be found and stated that none of the known cultures living that long ago had the ability to build such structures. A specialist in underwater archaeology at Florida State University added: "It would be cool if they were right, but it would be real advanced for anything we would see in the New World for that time frame. The structures are out of time and out of place."

Cuban underwater city


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posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:25 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

I don't think civilization even existed 120,000,000 million years ago.
That would have been the Early Cretaceous Period.
Maybe an advanced Saurian civilization ?


We just don't know, we can't say one way or the other. Plenty of cities exist underwater in the Mediterranean and all around the world that are underwater and we don't know much about those cities.



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posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:50 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse
We're talking geological time. It's hard for us to conceive but we're living it today. The continents are still moving but no one (that I know of) is worried that one is about to crash into the other. I'm hardly an expert but I don't think there was a civilization around 120m years ago.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 04:10 AM
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originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
We're talking geological time. It's hard for us to conceive but we're living it today. The continents are still moving but no one (that I know of) is worried that one is about to crash into the other. I'm hardly an expert but I don't think there was a civilization around 120m years ago.



There was a time when it was inconceivable that an ancient but advanced city could have existed over 50,000 years ago, and which we would find at 2,000 feet underwater...


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posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
What would have happened if an advanced human-like civilization existed in such a continent? We wouldn't have almost any evidence showing it existed since it is now over 1,000 miles under Europe. All trace of existence of such a civilization would essentially disappear.
The subducted continent is an interesting find, but we do have fossil records from that era (120 million years ago), none of which suggest intelligent civilization-building creatures, and I'm not aware of anything remotely human-like that long ago in the fossil record.


originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
There was a time when it was inconceivable that an ancient but advanced city could have existed over 50,000 years ago, and which we would find at 2,000 feet underwater...
I wouldn't use the word "inconceivable" but that story is really rather dubious and it ended when apparently they couldn't find anybody to fund an expedition to try to verify this city that may not even exist. Apparently the sonar images can be a bit like "ink-blot tests" where people see what they want to see and artifacts can appear which may be of natural origin.

An underwater city west of Cuba

Despite initial enthusiasm in some quarters, including from the Cuban marine geologist Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, experts were not convinced that Paulina Zelitsky had really discovered a sunken city. Zelitsky continues to work as an oceanographic engineer based in Ontario (Canada) and has not announced any plans since 2004 to return to the site. Although some may see this as evidence that she has been warned off it, it is more likely that she has been unable to persuade anyone to finance an expedition in search of something that in all likelihood doesn’t exist.

The story was given a new lease of life thanks to its exposure in Ancient Aliens, but no new information about it has emerged. After the initial flurry of excitement, once scientists began to look critically at the data, especially the sonar images, the story could be seen to be nothing more than hype. For anyone outside the small band of “alternative researchers” and New Age true believers, the story simply died for lack of evidence. But when did a lack of evidence ever stop woo-woos making unsupported claims?



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: Arbitrageur
The subducted continent is an interesting find, but we do have fossil records from that era (120 million years ago), none of which suggest intelligent civilization-building creatures, and I'm not aware of anything remotely human-like that long ago in the fossil record.


Not from that continent. We are talking about an entire continent that now lies over 1,000 miles under Europe. All traces of any civilization or creatures that once lived there would be gone.


originally posted by: Arbitrageur
I wouldn't use the word "inconceivable" but that story is really rather dubious and it ended when apparently they couldn't find anybody to fund an expedition to try to verify this city that may not even exist. Apparently the sonar images can be a bit like "ink-blot tests" where people see what they want to see and artifacts can appear which may be of natural origin.


That 3d representation I gave was later released by Zalitzki in conjunction with the Cuban government. The National Geographics was not able to get access to the site. The Cuban regime was not interested in the city, they contracted the Canadians to find oil, or sunken ships. When the Cuban government later learned how much it would cost to keep the investigation of that site they stopped. Such a find would not attract tourism to Cuba, and it is too deep to send anyone down there.

What's more, in several sites, including caves on "Island of Youth" and throughout Cuba there are ancient paintings & diagrams that were never found out what civilization left them. For all we know they could have been left by survivors of that massive underwater city.

Here are some of those paintings.









Three new cave painting sites discovered

These elaborate paintings have been found throughout Cuba, but no one has been able to identify who/what people made them.

Some of the paintings almost look like a representation of a solar system.








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