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I like this part:
" Well, we believe we have found the remains of an ancient city on the sea floor in the Western Caribbean. It is important to note that we have yet to
be to the site, but what we believe we have found is the remains of an ancient city that was formerly above sea level, and perhaps as much as
4500-8000 years old. This has nothing to do with another site, found almost 10 years ago by a Canadian/Russian team working to map the sea floor near
the Yucatan Peninsula. Their site is nearly 2 miles below the sea floor.
We've been sharing all this data with some of the biggest names in marine archaeology. Many are intrigued.
The location of this site was once above the ocean's surface. If you look at the topography of the Caribbean sea floor, it is fairly evident that much
of the Caribbean island chain was once part of a contiguous land mass. This site generally sits on what would have been a coastal plane.
Some of what we've discovered looks similar to early Mayan architecture, so we are leaning towards that as a hypothesis as it is largely unknown where
the Maya civilization came from. It is our hope that we might be able to fill in this missing part of the historical record with our research.
MP: Is it true that the exploration was inspired by a reported sighting from a plane window by Earnest Hemingway's brother? What's the full story
JA: That's true. In 1954, Ernest Hemingway's brother, Leicester, was on his way from the US to Havana, to meet with his brother, the renown author and
war correspondent. At one point, Leicester Hemingway was looking out the airplane window, and claims to have seen, "A city of glistening marble,"
below the sea. He then spent the next 40 years of his life trying to find it, again. He never did, but for the latter part of his life, Leicester
Hemingway was obsessed with the story of Atlantis.
MP: If the city is indeed there, what could possibly explain how it ended up underwater?
JA: In that part of the Caribbean, there could be several explanations. The most likely is very organic. During the end of the last Ice Age, it is
known that as the polar ice caps melted, the ocean rose about 166 feet for every hundred years. If this city sat on the coastal plane, it is more
likely that the sea lel rose to engulf the city than that the city sank to the sea floor. However, given the convergence of tectonic plates in the
region, earthquakes can't be discounted. Lastly, there is believed to have been a massive meteor in the Atlantic about 11,000 years ago. The resulting
tsunami could have contributed to the demise of the city."
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