A German scientist thinks he may have discovered Atlantis - in Spain.

Dr Rainer Kuehne says satellite images of southern Spain reveal features on the ground that match Plato's descriptions of the fabled city.

He thinks descriptions of Atlantis as an 'island' simply refer to parts of Spain that were destroyed by a flood between 800 and 500 BC.

The photos of the Marisma de Hinojos salt marsh near Cadiz show two rectangular structures in the mud and parts of concentric rings that may once have surrounded them.

Dr Kuehne, of the University of Wuppertal, told BBC Online: "Plato wrote of an island of 925m diameter that was surrounded by several circular structures - concentric rings - some consisting of Earth and the others of water.

"We have in the photos concentric rings just as Plato described."

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