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Cappellano, Pippo

Pippo Cappellano, a respected underwater explorer, discovered unusual basaltic ruins, while working at a depth of 50ft off the coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in 1981. Apart from large flat blocks spread over an area of 900 sq.ft., which looked as if they had been carefully positioned, there were also steps and a wall of regularly shaped triangular blocks.

Cappellano’s discovery is regularly touted as evidence for the existence of Atlantis but does not stand up to scrutiny. Basalt can be found with regular geometric shapes when produced under particular conditions of temperature and pressure, as is the case at ‘The Giant’s Causeway’ in Northern Ireland.

If Cappellano’s find is in fact artificial then it only proves that it was manmade like so many ancient features around the world. It does not prove that it was part of Atlantis.