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Atlantropa, a plan to drain the Mediterranean

Atlantropa, a plan to drain the Mediterranean


Build a dam in Gibraltar and close the Mediterranean. It's as simple as that. Nature would do the rest. Evaporation would cause the water level to drop by 1.65 metres a year and, when it reached 200 metres, the two continents would be merged, forming a new territory: 

Atlantropa. In 1928, the German architect Herman Sörgel designed this project, which also included regulating the water by means of various dams that would provide large amounts of energy at low cost.

I was unaware of this plan, which was taken quite seriously by the Nazis. I can't imagine this barbarity making such incredible islands as Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, Spanish jewels, disappear.


Human stupidity knows no bounds. There is no room for one more fool on this planet !


Ibiza and me ❤️

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Paul Walters

11 months ago #10

Indeed, human stupidity knows no bounds !!

Cecilia Castelli

11 months ago #9


Carlos Tíscar

11 months ago #8

Playing to be Gods… One more time…

Jerry Fletcher

11 months ago #7

As I said last week, her I believe, “You cant fix Stupid.” it is just one more proof the Nazis were barbarians.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman

11 months ago #6

Messing with nature usually doesn't end well. I agree with your statement about human stupidity knows no bounds. 

Renée 🐝 Cormier

11 months ago #4


Jorge Bañón

11 months ago #3


The Nature did it. During the Late Miocene (Messinian), about 6 million years ago, Africa and Europe were connected.


Zanclean flood took place when by some reason, the plug at the Strait of Gibraltar disappeared, and tons of atlantic water came into the Mediterranean Basin.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

11 months ago #2

Some people had just way too much time in their hands back then! 

Jim Murray

11 months ago #1

A very amusing idea.

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