I had to see this in the infinite flight app.
The eye of Africa/The eye of the Sahara/ The Richat Structure.
I departed in my little TBM-930 via GQPA in Mauritania, and climbed north east in search of the Richat structure.
As i climbed to FL20, I noticed that the mountain ridge running through most of Mauritania looks as though it could of been a ocean shelf, in times far past.
Then in all of its grandeur, appeared in the desert as if from nowhere, the Richat Structure.
Why this natural landmark holds such significance, is it resembles the description of Atlantis by Plato. Around 25 miles in diameter, it is believed that Atlantis was a city made of circles, and between each was a circle of water. In the center was the Island of Unal (The heart of Atlantis).
If you look at google earth in this area, you will notice huge salt deposits in this area of the desert, indicating there was once flowing water, and is possibly the result of a tidal wave that would’ve buried any form of life, beneath the dark waves.
Of course there is no evidence that this is the remains of Ancient Atlantis, but whatever you think, there is no hiding the beauty of this planet and the infinite and mysterious possibilities about human history.
Have a great day everyone!