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A Cadiz sailor claims to have discovered Atlantis - Aug 14 1979

Un marinero gaditano asegura haber descubierto la Atlántida


For centuries mankind has consistently debated the existence of Atlantis and its possible location. The Bermuda Islands, the Canary Islands, the Azores, the Sea of Sargasso and the coast of Cadiz have been the favorite places for the cabal of the technicians in the field. Now a well-known Cadiz diver, Francisco Martínez Salazar, known as the Panther , Claims to have found it in the waters of Zahara de los Atunes, hamlet of Barbate, sixty kilometers south of Cadiz. The submerged city is, according to Mr. Martínez Salazar, 35 meters deep, and the antiquity of the same is prior to the Phoenician era, according to the views of Mr. Martínez de Salazar, hence he has deduced that they are the remains of the famous Atlantis. The fact has been brought to the attention of the competent authorities. On the part of the director of the Archaeological Museum and of the commander of Navy of Cadiz is receiving all type of aid.

So far there is no more evidence than the testimony of this well-known diver, who will conduct a thorough exploration and get evidence to prove his claim.

The coast of Cadiz is dotted with numerous archaeological remains of Roman or Phoenician origin, mainly. Very close to Zahara de los Atunes is buried by the sand the ancient Roman city of Baelone Claudia, on the beach of Bolonia. Also, a few kilometers north of Zahara is submerged by the waters, next to the islet of Santi Petri, the famous temple of Hercules, where he was on a pilgrimage himself Julius Caesar. Likewise, on the beach of La Caleta, in Cadiz, next to the fort of San Sebastián, there are numerous archaeological remains Phoenician and Roman.

Recently two divers discovered fifty meters of Bajamar, on the beach of La Barrosa (Chiclana), a ship, probably Roman, that inside contains a cargo of lead and probably of tin and gold.

The entire Cádiz coast, in times Phoenicians and Romans, had a great splendor, being the city of Cadiz the third of all the Roman empire.


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Can Atlantis be off the coast of Barbate? - El País - June 10, 2016

¿Puede estar la Atlántida frente a la costa barbateña?

El País (literally The Country) is the highest-circulation daily newspaper in Spain


What if the mythical Atlantis was off the coast of Barbate? This is the theory supported by the expert Georgeos Díaz-Montexano, who accompanied by a team of almost forty people of different nationalities, is looking for these days the ruins of the legendary city for the filming of a documentary produced by National Geographic.

This premise is based on a video filmed in the area by Cadiz submariner Francisco Salazar 'El Pantera' in 1993, which could see the submerged ruins of an ancient civilization, according to the experts who make the documentary. However, at the time the images were taken by fishing pens for the archaeological community.

Now, the Diaz-Montexano team is looking for the exact location that Salazar filmed, for which they have their home port in Barbate. At the moment they have not been successful, and although they have not obtained the necessary permits to make incursions in the coast of Barbate, yes they have found enough clues in near places like Sancti Petri, reason why "for us it is clear that the history is certain , We will end up finding the place sooner or later, "says Díaz-Montexano.

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In order to further investigate the issue beyond the production of the National Geographic documentary, the Scientific Atlantology International Society (SAIS) has been created, whose vice-president is the barbateño Miguel Galindo, also member of the research team that works these days in Barbate. Galindo is clear that "this is a very interesting project that will give a very positive publicity to the people".

In fact, if they do not find the place where they believe that the submerged ruins are located before the deadline established by the producer, SAIS will continue to investigate off the coast of Barbate.
As Diaz-Montexano and Galindo explain, "for us Atlantis is already discovered, we have enough evidence to say that it is here." One of these sources is Egyptian maps of more than 4,000 years of antiquity "where you can see an island that extends from Barbate to the capital, occupying the middle Gulf of Cadiz", they say.

But if there was an island, why did it sink? That question already answered Plato in his writings, which claimed that Atlantis disappeared after a gigantic earthquake. The researchers hypothesize that the island lies just above the line between the Eurasian and African tectonic plates in an area of ??high seismic activity. At one point, the plates opened causing an earthquake and the island sank into that fringe.

Next release

The documentary has the backing of producers Simcha Jacobovici and James Cameron, and continues with the theme that began in another documentary National Geopraphic researcher Richard Freund, who placed Atlantis in the vicinity of Doñana.

This is an international report in which appear several places that are under investigation, crossing the Mediterranean until reaching the coast of Cadiz. The result can be seen after its release before the end of 2016, although a second part has already been confirmed and will be filmed in three or four years.

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"They say that Atlantis was in Cadiz and it was swept by a tsunami" - Andaluciainformacion.es - March 14, 2011

"Afirman que la Atlántida estaba en Cádiz y la barrió un tsunami"


The mythical Atlantis was in Cadiz and a tsunami killed the city and the most mysterious civilization in history. This is what Professor Richard Freund of the University of Hartford in the United States says in a documentary broadcast Sunday night on National Geographic Channel that has caused a stir in the world archaeological community.

"Atlantis could be somewhere in here, and if so, how can we see it?" With this phrase of the own Richar Freund in the natural park of Doñana begins the documentary whose surprising conclusion is the following one: "The legendary civilization was destroyed by a tsunami thousands of years ago and was covered by mud banks in the south of Spain."

In the documentary you can see the techniques used to place Atlantis on the map. A detailed satellite photograph reveals what for Professor Freund is "a submerged city" just north of Cadiz.

It is two years of research to reach these conclusions that have now been exposed in this documentary only issued in English in the US and titled 'Finding Atlantis'. The historical data that are narrated in the work to give credibility to the theory that Atlantis is submerged in the marshes of Doñana begin with the only source by which the mythical city is known: the philosopher Plato. In the documentary tells how Plato spoke of this mythical city in the year 360 BC in his famous Dialogues. He said that it was "an island in front of the Strait of Gibraltar". Another clue is that it was near the columns of Heracles (Hercules). From ancient it is believed that one of these columns is the rock of Gibraltar and the other is that of Mount Hacho in Ceuta.

In satellite images researchers have observed possible circular formations similar to the structure that presented the capital of Atlantis as described by Plato.
Thus, civilization would have flourished near Doñana, off the coast of Cadiz. There this team of researchers has found remains of a submerged island and tracks of numerous rocks carved by the human hand. For this detection they used radios of deep depth and submarine technology, besides the already reviewed satellite photos.

The apocryphal history of Atlantis goes back 4,000 years. Plato claimed that Atlantis was in front of a city called Gadeira (one of the names of Cadiz in antiquity).
The documentary also deals with the subject of Troy, a historic city that was also considered a myth until finally archaeologists managed to find it.
'Finding Atlantis' presents the viewer with what is probably the most intriguing piece of archeology ever associated with Atlantis. A stone carved image of what appears to be an Atlantean warrior guarding the entrance to the lost city formed by concentric rings was recently discovered in 2,800-year-old ruins.

Plato claimed that Atlantis was destroyed "in one night and one day" by a great cataclysm. The study also involved researchers from the University of Huelva. Dr. Juan Antonio Morales, from the Huelva institution says that the displacement of rocks at the entrance to Doñana suggests not one but several tsunamis in the area. The centuries have buried the mythical city under the mud in Doñana, although also everything may be in that, simply in a myth fed by the centuries.

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Tribute to Francisco Salazar aka El Pantera, diver of Cadiz

Música y pimienta

Music and pepper

The intention that guides me when creating this blog, is to actively participate in the classroom cycle of the music classroom and ICT as the first cause, it is also important for self-esteem, to check that we can do new things, Which we had not previously thought of. Then I thought about its content, the idea that filled me the most was to bring the music together with another order of things closer to the everyday, hence the title.
August 8, 2015


Beneath the waters, a fabulous ancient world.

Under the waters of Cadiz, a fabulous world awaits ... a silent world, whose stillness alone breaks the turns of the silver fish, awaits the friends of adventure and archeology.
Francisco Salazar Casero can tell us a lot about it, and with the chat, taking advantage of the chance that made us coincide in the same gathering.

Francisco, a native of Larache, called him "El Pantera", probably in tribute to his vigor ... he is a diver and frog man, of an unequaled professionalism, is at the service of Shipyards of Cadiz, the Inspection of Vessels of the Commander of Navy and Military Government.
Since 1957, a great dream moves the best impulses of this man, discover the ancient Cadiz that is said submerged in the waters ... in 1959 when diving in the area of ??La Caleta ... found vestiges of the Phoenician, Tartessian, Greek and Roman ... Exploring the coast ... in the direction of Sancti Petri, you could see traces of an ancient Roman road ... and remains of boats dedicated to tuna fishing.
The area between Castillo de San Sebastián and Sancti Petri is where more dives have been made by D. Francisco Salazar, "El Pantera" ... with his work contributed to the relevant authorities to realize the importance of The archaeological works for the knowledge of our important past ...
This document is the extract from an article by Quiñones-Lage, published on August 25, 1963 in the ABC of Seville.
On August 3, 17 years of the farewell of this great Cadiz man was celebrated. Although he was born in Larache, he spent his whole life between the docks of the Cadiz Shipyards and the waters of La Caleta.
He was a multifaceted man, besides the above mentioned, was a good tertullian, especially if the subject in question was cultural and Cadiz, was an excellent painter and draftsman, his aquamarines, boats, advertisements for establishment, etc .; Are worthy of admiration.
The sea was always his great love, although not the most important, that place was occupied by two names, Sole and Paqui, the reason for their existence, the joy of waking each morning and the stars that always guided their adventures and adventures.
I was fortunate to meet and admire D. Francisco Salazar "El Pantera", but luckier to have had the opportunity to have as friends to Paqui and Sole, through them I have gone deeper into the knowledge of his father, and discovering That 17 years later, from the most remote depths of this sea that surrounds us, continues to protect his girls, who were his helm and his guide ... they return so much love, keeping the flame of his memory always on.

From this humble showcase, serve this tribute to a good Cadiz, father of two magnificent friends.


Sketch is a chirgota of the carnivals of Cádiz, painted by Francisco Salazar "El Pantera"


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