While speaking at a Foresight and Social Trends Forum in Spain recently, I visited a quaint little Spanish town called Merida- which was the most westerly European, Roman Empire outpost, dating back to 25-20 B.C. It has a marvelous Coloseum, amphi-theature, roman ruins, an aquaduct, an intact Roman bridge and a lovely museum with historic Roman relics and artifacts....just like Rome, but without all the noise, traffic and the tourist crowds--although the mayor told me that Merida gets about 300,000 mostly Spanish tourists a year.
Spain has gotten an unexpected Christmas present, in the form of a new possible archeological discovery--Atlantis.
Although people had speculated that Spain and the region around Gibralter may have been the location of Atlantis before, satellite photos of southern
Dr Rainer Kuehne thinks the "island" of Atlantis, simply referred to a region of the southern Spanish coast destroyed by a flood between 800 BC and 500 BC.
This could turn into a new and very popular tourist destination, which Spain despirately needs to bolster its economy.
See BBC story here
Author of the soon-to-be published book-