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Lost Continent Found beneath Indian Ocean



Reports in the British media claim a lost continent has been discovered in the middle of the Indian Ocean by researchers from the University of Oslo, Norway.

A group of researchers from the University were studying sand taken from the beaches of Mauritius when they discovered minerals dating back millions of years within grains of sand. Scientists believe more research is needed to confirm the theory of the drowned continent, including seismic data to reveal the continental crust thought buried beneath the Indian Ocean.

The current theory claims the small continent, known as Mauritia was lost when the countries of India and Madagascar separated from each other around 60 million years ago; it is thought the continent was located to the north of the current location of the country of Mauritius. The group of islands known as the Seychelles, which lie between India and Madagascar are thought to be a part of the ancient continent.

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