The search for Atlantis has been ongoing since Greek philosopher Plato first described in 350BC a mysterious island that seemingly just vanished.
However, one conspiracy theorist believes he now has the answer and it is located deep in the Sahara.
YouTube channel Bright Insight has found a location in the Sahara Desert which he believes has close ties to the original Atlantis story.
Located near Ouadane, in central Mauritania, is the Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara.
The circular feature is alleged to have been created by an asteroid impact although there is no credible evidence to support this.
Solon, a statesman from Ancient Greece, is the man who is thought to have passed on information regarding Atlantis to Plato.
Solon told the philosopher the city was destroyed in 11600BC – which ties in with the Younger Dryas theory which states that a comet hit Earth around that time, prompting the ice age.
This would have led sea levels to fluctuate massively, and could have submerged areas in the Sahara, in theory at least.
The diameter of the Eye of the Sahara measures 23.5km, according to Google Map’s measuring tool and Atlantis was said to measure 127 Stadia, or in today’s terms that is 23.49km.
According to Plato: “There were alternate zones of sea and land encircling each other, there were two of land and three of water.”
He also wrote about a mountain to the north of the city “and encompassing a great plain of an oblong shape in the south”.
According to conspiracy site Joy Lovers: “A quick study of the topography of this area does indeed show a high, mountainous, ridge to the north with a great oval shaped plain to the south.
“That’s quite a coincidence isn’t it?”
People who were not convinced changed their minds after watching Bright Insight’s video.
One user posted: “I was a sceptic in the beginning because everybody has his own convincing story about Atlantis – but this is the first one that actually makes sense.”