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Desc:The first in what is to be many amazing documentaries about this discovery.
Tags:atlantis, national geographic, history, tsunami, archaeology
Submitted:Rodents of Unusual Size
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Sundry - 2011-04-18
Are you serious, ROUS?
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2011-04-18
I decided why the fuck not.

I mean, in lieu of the fact that Atlantis may be a total myth, this sort of thing is still fucking fascinating. If you watch all the way through they do find evidence of habitation and wind up finding 4000 year old statuettes which is really cool. But then I get excited by even small archaeological finds.


Sundry - 2011-04-18
Finding artifacts is all well and good, but claiming they come from a fictional culture defeats the purpose of archeology until somebody qualified establishes the true origins of the artifacts.

Smellvin - 2011-04-18
May be a total myth? Looking for Atlantis would be like a society a couple thousand years in the future discovering the Wizard of Oz and trying to find the Land of Oz. It was only used to make a point.

mouser - 2011-04-18
^ pretty much.

The only historical mention of Atlantis was a single phrase by Platon which might have been total myth already by then as it was implied it had been centuries before he mentioned it.

History Chanel and NatGeo have really went down the drain in the past couple of years with their mockumentaries.

cognitivedissonance - 2011-04-18
Fictional cultures have turned out to be real, though. Up until Schliemann, nobody believed Troy was a real place.

Anaxagoras - 2011-04-18
True. But fictional civilizations have also turned out to be fictional. (e.g. The Seven Cities of Cibola) This documentary gives entirely too much credence to the story, and lovingly gives sensational details (models, maps, etc.) about a civilization which probably didn't exist... and even if it did exist, probably didn't conform to the details presented.

In other words, this show is crap, even if the discovery it covers is very exciting.

Cena_mark - 2011-04-18
Rodents of Normal size: People like you ruined History Channel and Nat Geo. I hope you're happy.

cognitivedissonance - 2011-04-18
"We mustn't check to see if these fictional things are fictional or not! WE HAVE A DEFICIT ON!"

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2011-04-19
Cena I will not be happy until the History Channel changes it's name to The Ghost Bigfoot Network.

Dr Dim - 2011-04-18
After months of cruising the Mediterranean, diving, tanning and occasionally picking up rocks, startling new evidence has led us to this nightclub on the island of Ibiza.

Vaidency - 2011-04-18
It's interesting, and they should certainly keep digging there, but making a documentary about it at this point seems a bit premature. They haven't even conclusively determined that the place was the site of a human settlement yet.
Anaxagoras - 2011-04-18
You can make interesting & factual documentaries at just about any stage of an archaeological find. For example, netflix has many excellent documentaries about the Mayas & Incas that were made at varying points over the past 30 years, and each one is fascinating, even the outdated ones.

But the documentary makes need to emphasize the mystery, things we don't know, and methods for further investigation for new-ish discoveries. This bullshit where they present full mock-ups & maps is really irresponsible, even if people do eat it up.

Anaxagoras - 2011-04-18
But the documentary *makers* need to....

Stupid typos.

Mother_Puncher - 2011-04-18
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