The mysterious lost continent of Greater Adria was discovered in the Mediterranean sea

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After the news that there will be a subsurface of the continents have been discovered hundreds of miles beneath the earth’s surface earlier this month, a group of researchers has discovered a long-lost continent of in the Mediterranean sea.

The study, which was published in Gondwana Research, noted that the african continent was a part of the North of Africa and finally settled in accordance with the rest of Europe for more than 200 million years ago. It is in the name of “Greater Adria” the Adriatic sea region, which stretches from Turin to the Adriatic Sea.

“It’s just a geological mess, everything was bent, broken and piled,” Utrecht and professor Douwe van Hinsbergen, said in a statement. “In light of this, the Himalayas are, for example, represent a fairly simple system. There are a large number of faults, over a distance of more than 2,000 miles away.”

(Credit: University Of Utrecht)


However, the vast majority of the Lake and the Adriatic sea is covered by water, but there are still some parts that are not visible, the researchers noted.

“It is the only remaining part of the continent as a whole, is a strip of land that runs from Turin via the Adriatic Sea to the heel of the boot that forms Italy’s” the Hinsbergen added to it.

Van Hinsbergen, and the team of researchers were able to recreate the continent, with the GPlates plate reconstruction software, factoring in the thousands of bits of information” from a variety of inputs, including that of the fault-lines and the electromagnetic fields is stored in the rocks and come up with the final image of the continent as a whole.

Among the most complex geological regions on Earth, Europe is made up of seven different regions, made up of 44 countries, which Hinsbergen said it made more difficult the ultimate “discovery” of the lost continent as a whole.

“This is a great area, but it is also home to more than 30 countries,” the analyst continued. “Each of them has its own geological survey maps, and their own ideas about the evolutionary history. The research often stops at the borders of the country. For this reason, the region is not only fragmented from a geological perspective.”

Earlier this month, researchers discovered huge parts of the rocks are as large as continents have existed, hundreds of miles below the earth’s surface. The findings, published in the Journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, suggest to them a large rock to the region’s existence for about 4.5 billion years old.


From Fox News: Christopher Carbone contributed to this story.

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