More fantasy archaeology in the news.
Robert Sarmast has modelled underwater topographic data and sees the remains of a city.
This underwater geology has been well researched and is understood as volcanic activity ([Link] [Link]).
But the pictures have far more rhetorical force.
As does Sarmast’s own story of the rogue amateur who refuses to accept conventional wisdom, risks reputation and livelihood to pusue his enlightened dream of solving one of the supposed great mysteries of myth and history. It is Schliemann again. Down to the dependence upon private wealth (not Sarmast’s own it would seem) in the pursuit of the dream – the individual against state and academe.