Hartford professor finds Atlantis

Dr. Freund and National Geographic team up make a big discovery

By Hayden Harrower | 03/24/11 | Updated 03/24/11 | Posted in News

Dr. Richard Freund is the latest academic to enter the Atlantis debate. (credit:
Dr. Richard Freund is the latest academic to enter the Atlantis debate. (credit:

After thousands of years of disappearance, and hundreds of excursions to find it, with only ancient scriptures for clues, the fabled, Lost City of Atlantis may have been found with a big help from a University of Hartford professor, Dr. Richard Freund.

With help from his esteemed crew of archaeologists, National Geographic, and new technologies; the discovery of the monumental site in the Southern coast of Spain was surprisingly rapid for Dr. Freund and the other teams working on the project as well.

"We have developed a very important new process of using geophysics together with archaeology, to solve archaeological mysteries"

Although a lot of new information was being retrieved under the ground, the biggest discovery came from above.

"The Spanish archeologists I was working with took me to visit a series of very strange cities that were located about 150 miles to north. And in those cities they had very unusual architecture. They were built in the exact model, as described by Plato as what Atlantis looked like."

But even with what seems like convincing evidence, a great amount of skepticism is circulating.

"It's not like finding the Titanic, it's not like finding Tutankhamen tomb. It's accumulating a body of evidence that is enough, rather, there is more evidence that suggests that this is Atlantis more than any other place that has been found."

Dr. Freund is holding a meeting on Wednesday, March 30th at 7 pm at the 1877 club, for students that are interested in volunteering over the summer in Freund's newest endeavor excavating a Phoenician city off the coast of

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