"Great Adria" .. The discovery of a lost continent sunk millions of years ago[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date:: 9/29/2019 10:36 • 65 times read[/rtl]
Dutch researchers have discovered a missing continent beneath Europe, highlighting the magnitude of change the world map has seen over the centuries, according to scientific reports.
According to CNN, the researchers were guided by the discovery while conducting a study on the complex geological composition of the terrain in the Mediterranean region.
The new continent was named "Great Adria", an area equivalent to Norway's sovereign Greenland.
The scientists reported that this hidden continent was part of North Africa, and then separated from the region and sank under the waters of southern Europe, about 140 million years ago.
A large number of people spend their annual vacations on part of the continent without being aware of it, said Dawei van Hensbergen, a researcher in ancient tectics and geography at the University of Utrecht.
He added that the only remaining part of the island, is the region extending from Turin and form what looks like a shoe, ie Italy as well as mountains in France, Greece and Turkey.
"Most of the mountain ranges we have investigated are from a continent that broke away from North Africa more than 200 million years ago," said the Dutch scientist, who studied mountains in the Mediterranean.
The researchers relied on a special digital program, as well as detailed geological data, to map out the possible map of what became known as the "Eighth Continent.