Archaeologists may have a new tool for use in the search for the remains of lost civilizations—especially in areas now covered by the sea—by detecting the magnetic anomalies borne by the traces of the people that once lived in these long-forgotten realms. Magnetometry is a technique used to measure minute
First Hour: Deep Dive into the Atlantis Mystery Marco Vigato appears on Dreamland for the first time with a new look at Atlantis. Instead of assuming that a seafaring civilization now called Atlantis perished during the upheavals of the Younger Dryas 12,000 years ago, Marco looks at much broader cycles,
In 2015, a 2,600-year-old shipwreck discovered off the coast of Gela in southern Sicily was found to contain 39 ingots of a mysterious alloy that archaeologists believe is the ancient metal known as orichalcum, a metal that Plato described as decorating the walls of the temple of Poseidon in Atlantis. Upon re-examining the wreck, archaeologists have uncovered new artifacts, including a jar, two Corinthian helmets, and 47 additional ingots of the mysterious metal.
This week we take a fantastic journey into one of Dreamland’s favorite places, the realm of the lost past. Our guide is an all-time favorite guest, Andrew Collins, who has taken us on many a remarkable journey since his first appearance on Dreamland in 2002.