節目介紹 Introduction

這部紀錄片企圖找到失落的城市亞特蘭提斯,從此締造歷史。身兼探險家的地質學者馬丁·佩珀博士整裝出發,想證實他的論點——真正的亞特蘭提斯曾經存在於希臘的聖托里尼島上,並毀於人類史上最大的一次火山爆發。為了要達成目標,佩珀將運用新發現的科學證據,包括最先進的海床聲納探測儀器,和對古地層進行顯微分析。他面臨的其中一個挑戰,是聖托里尼必須與最早提及亞特蘭提斯的描述吻合,希臘哲學家柏拉圖提供了一系列關鍵線索——從城市本身奇特的環型設計,到最早埃及祭司為記錄這則傳說所扮演的角色。這趟求解旅程帶他穿越地中海向大西洋一路出航。節目最後將有驚人發現,他可能準確指出失落之城的所在地點,並展示出它的真實樣貌。

This documentary attempts to make history by finding the lost city of Atlantis once and for all. Adventurer-geologist Dr. Martin Pepper sets out to prove his theory – that the true Atlantis existed on the Greek island of Santorini, and was destroyed in the biggest volcanic eruption in human history. In order to achieve his goal, Pepper will use new scientific evidence gathered using state-of-the-art sonar scans of the sea bed and microscopic analysis of the ancient landscape. One of the challenges he faces is that he must also match Santorini to a series of key clues embedded in the first ever description of Atlantis by the Greek philosopher Plato – from the lost city’s strange ring-shaped design, to the role Egyptian priests played in recording the legend in the first place. His journey will take him across the Mediterranean and out into the Atlantic Ocean. By the end of the program, he reveals the stunning findings which may pinpoint the city and show exactly what it looked like.