The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the Brazilian government have announced the discovery of what could be part of a submerged continent 1,500 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

According to Roberto Ventura Santos, a top official at Brazil's Geology Service (CPRM), the discovery could prove that a continent used to exist in the area where the legendary island of Atlantis was located, when the Africa and South America drifted apart 100 million years ago....


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