New evidence suggests that the ancient continent of Lemuria really did exist.
Most people are familiar with the myth of the sunken city of Atlantis, but there are other secret continents.
The ancient hypothesized continent of ‘Lemuria’ has had some evidence backing up its actual existence.
The world map that we have today is much different to what the terrain of planet earth used to look like. There are obvious places where land masses have broken apart, and moved considerably.
Lemuria is a proposed continent which linked Madagascar to India and other places in the Indian ocean. It was first proposed after scientists discovered something unusual about the fossils of mammals in the region.
Lemur fossils were found in Madagascar and India but not at all in Africa or the Middle East. This led researchers to believe that at some point in the past the islands of India and Madagascar were joined together.
After using special imaging of the ocean floor, scientists made a remarkable discovery. They found a massive continent measuring 5 millions square kilometers submerged in the Pacific ocean.
Only around 5% of the continent is visible above water today, the land is so big that it even reaches as far as New Zealand.
Published by the Geological Society of America, the research paper describes how recent advancements in technology have allowed for this discovery to be made.
The paper states:
“This is not a sudden discovery but a gradual realization; as recently as 10 years ago we would not have had the accumulated data or confidence in interpretation to write this paper”
As well as the discovery of the underwater land mass which strongly suggests that there are sunken continents, an ancient man-made structure was also found.
Known as ‘Adam’s bridge’ the thin land mass is thought to be the first ever bridge constructed by human hands.
Analyzing the bridge, researchers found layers of calcareous sandstone, boulders and other materials, leading them to believe the bridge was built by early humans.
The bridge connects south India to Sri Lanka, and satellite images show the outline of the structure, now submerged under the ocean.
The researchers have come to the conclusion that this continent broke apart from the mainland during the Mesozoic era, and that the oceans in the area have risen around 100 meters in the last 15,00 years.
This strong suggestion that the Lemurian continent really did exists raises the question about Atlantis and other ancient civilizations which could also be lurking just underneath the water’s surface.