Saturday, June 12

1882: Gladstone 'Atlantis' Expedition Launched

In 1882 US politician Ignatius Donnelly's wrote Atlantis, The Antediluvian World, the first serious study about the lost continent of Atlantis. Prime Minister Gladstone was so excited by the text that he instructed the Royal Navy to launch an expedition to find the lost continent which Donnelly claimed was under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Despite the hostilities that had broken out in Egypt, the Royal Navy sent HMS Neptune on an exploration mission to ascertain the veracity of Donnelly's claims of the undersea world he claimed lay under the Atlantic Ocean.

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