Scientists making an expedition to a deep seabed ridge north of the Hawaiian Islands have discovered a strange path.
Their original purpose was to investigate cracks in the trail, which stem from thousands of cracks in the central and western Pacific Ocean that have long been poorly understood.
Yellow brick road with distinct rectangular blocks.
In addition, the team collected samples to determine the geological origin and age to better understand the formation of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.
During the latest expedition, the team stumbled upon a yellow brick road, with distinct rectangular blocks.
According to predictions, the newly discovered road could lead to the lost city of Atlantis. “It’s a rare yellow brick road. This could be the road leading to what is known as the city of Atlantis,” a researcher said.
The city of Atlantis is famous in the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato around 400 BC. He describes an advanced civilization that ruled a vast maritime empire.
According to the description, the city of Atlantis was at the center of the empire, with a huge harbor wall and pillars leading to a large entrance. It has a temple dedicated to Poseidon and large circular plots of land that the Atlanteans exploited to live.
The cause of the Atlanteans’ obliteration is still unknown, it is thought that it could be due to a major natural disaster such as a cataclysm or volcanic eruption.
In the stories, the end point is when the gods no longer bless Atlantis and eventually Atlantis sinks into the sea.
The rock path formation is an example of active volcanic geology on the ocean floor. The cobblestone road, located at Liliʻuokalani Ridge in the world’s largest marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers have only explored about 3% of the seafloor.
In addition, at the top of Nootka Seamount, the team discovered an area called a ‘dry lake bed’, which is a faulted flow of hyaloclastite, a volcanic rock that formed during a high-temperature, energetic eruption. high quantity.
The probe is operated by the non-profit Ocean Exploration Trust. The organization broadcasts live what remote-controlled diving vehicles see at the bottom. They recorded all sorts of unusual sea creatures like dumbo octopus, toothed fish…