May 2023

 Note: I wrote this article for Mysterious Universe (MU)

A theory that has been doing the rounds on the internet in recent times is that the "Eye of the Sahara", also known as the Richat Structure, in Mauritania, West Africa, is a possible location of Atlantis. Martin Ettington had written a small booklet on this in 2018, and the Bright Insight YouTube channel made a couple of videos in the same year, and another one in 2023. I found that both the book and the Youtube videos have quite a few errors, and decided to do my own research to see if the evidence adds up. 

I have listed out the similarities and mismatches, but, in the end, I believe that the correlations are quite persuasive, and the Richat Structure could be the potential remnants of Atlantis, if we are willing to acknowledge that the story of Atlantis, which had been handed down by means of oral tradition for more than 9000 years before it was written down by Plato, is bound to contain many modifications and embellishments. Read it, and decide for yourself. Until archaeological evidence is found, however, nothing can be concluded, one way or the other.

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