Scientists discover traces of lost mini-continent in the Indian Ocean

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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 04:31 PM
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Somewhere under Mauritius in the Indian Ocean scientists think they have discovered the remains of a former continent. It was formed some 61-83 million years ago. Although it does not say when it was destroyed. Could it be the lost continent of Atlantis.






Scientists said Sunday they had found traces of a micro-continent hidden underneath the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.




The Indian Ocean floor may be littered with hidden land fragments that broke off as the once super-continent Pangea split up and formed the continents we know today, the paper suggests.


www.rawstory.com...

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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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Wouldn't a mini-continent just be a large island?



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 04:42 PM
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I love stuff like this.

I wonder what they will find on this mini continent?



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 04:45 PM
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In other terms, a continent can be defined due to its placement. Continents sit on a tectonic plate and occupy a large portion of that plate. Islands often are scattered toward a plate or sometimes in-between plates.

Read more: Difference Between Island and Continent | Difference Between | Islvs vs Continent www.differencebetween.net...


There are other qualifications at the site.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by purplemer
Could it be the lost continent of Atlantis.


I don't think that would make sense if Plato and all those guys thought it was West out in the Atlantic somewhere?
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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 05:05 PM
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Info on what Plato thought here:

www.bibliotecapleyades.net...


Plato quoting Egyptian Priests through his uncle Solon says that Atlantis was beyond the Pillars of Hercules fought a war with the ancient Mediterraneans, and sank in 9,400 B.C. Atlantis was a land of great seafarers, many elephants and a large plain with a gigantic harbor city of concentric circles. Because Atlantis was said to be a large island in the true ocean that surrounds the continents, it was thought to be in the mid-Atlantic. Atlantis was said to have colonized much of the world and fought a war with Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. The sinking of Atlantis left only a few scattered islands, it is believed, islands such as the Azores.



According to the tourist literature in Greece, the explosion of the Aegean island of Thera destroyed Crete and at the same time, Atlantis. While Plato is quite explicit in his time frame and location for Atlantis (9,400 B.C. and in the Atlantic), Greek archaeologists seem certain that Atlantis can be found only a few hundred miles from Athens. Thousands of tourists come to Thera every year and drink the local Atlantis wine while they discuss Atlantis. For them, Atlantis will never be found anywhere else.
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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by timetothink
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I love stuff like this.

I wonder what they will find on this mini continent?



Remains of mini malls, mini golf courses.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 05:12 PM
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Cool!

Mini low income housing?

Land of The Lost?



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 05:14 PM
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It's intriguing because they keep finding remains of architecture that pre dates what they thought were the oldest buildings.

9000 was the standard, but it's changing.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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mini horses definitely mini horses and little people. Who else would ride mini horses into battle.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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More likely the lost continent of Lemuria, alleged to be in the Pacific, while Atlantis is alleged to have been in the Atlantic.
Would you consider Australia to be a "mini-continent"? How big is this thing anyway?

ganjoa



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 03:16 AM
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Somewhere under Mauritius in the Indian Ocean scientists think they have discovered the remains of a former continent. It was formed some 61-83 million years ago. Although it does not say when it was destroyed. Could it be the lost continent of Atlantis.


If in the Indian Ocean it wouldn't be Atlantis, it would be Lemuria.
Lemuria was discounted due to geological evidence, maybe now the theory might be revisited.
en.wikipedia.org...(continent)

Lemuria is the name of a hypothetical "lost land" variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The concept's 19th century origins lie in attempts to account for discontinuities in biogeography; however, the concept of Lemuria has been rendered obsolete by modern theories of plate tectonics. Although sunken continents do exist – like Zealandia in the Pacific and the Kerguelen Plateau in the Indian Ocean – there is no known geological formation under the Indian or Pacific Oceans that corresponds to the hypothetical Lemuria.

Though Lemuria is no longer considered a valid scientific hypothesis, it has been adopted by writers involved in the occult, as well as some Tamil writers of India. Accounts of Lemuria differ, but all share a common belief that a continent existed in ancient times and sank beneath the ocean as a result of a geological, often cataclysmic, change, such as pole shift.



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posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 06:15 AM
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It's really interesting. I love earth history. But I don't believe in millions of years or in the fabled Atlantis.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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Atlantis was off the coast of Florida. Lemuria covered the Pacific. Bimini "road" and Easter Island are what remains of these lost places.





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