posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 07:43 AM
ATHENS (AFP) - An international congress devoted to the myth of the lost continent of Atlantis opened on the Greek island of Milos, attended by
seismologists, geologists, geographers, philosophers, historians and archaeologists from five existing continents.
"We're not trying to establish whether Atlantis existed or not, or to agree on a definite location, which would be presumptuous for a tale that has
existed for over 2,500 years," Spyros Pavlidis, a professor of palaeoseismology at the Aristotelio University of Salonika, told AFP.
"Our objective is to hear all hypotheses, take stock of all reliable data, and examine the sources of inspiration," he said.